Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Luxray -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Luxray BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxray from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Luxray is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Luxray does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bite and for two colorless energy cards does 50 damage.  Luxray's second move is called Snarl and for three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus it reduces damage done to any of your Pokemon from opponent by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luxray is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shinx into play and then evolve it into Luxio before you can evolve Luxio into Luxray, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Pokemon were very solid overall, Shinx could be used on its own as a starter type Pokemon or in tandem with Luxio, both have good moves that require little energy and both have low retreat costs.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon cards in this line and looking at Luxray, you can easily start Shinx in the active Pokemon spot and evolve as you go or set up this entire line on the bench, I would definitely consider putting three energy cards on Luxray and doing Snarl every turn, not only is this a very powerful move, it reduces damage the next turn done by your opponent's attacks.  So if you have the available spots in your deck, definitely consider using at least a 3-2-2 line of this Pokemon family, it provides quick attacks and does major damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  There really isn't any negatives on this card, other than not having an Ability, but this will be solved with Luxray BREAK.  This card has two quick moves, that both do above average damage, add in a low retreat cost, and you have a card that a deck can be built around.  Together with Shinx and Luxio from this set, I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Luxray from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Luxray BREAK, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the name of the first English set to include Luxray as an ultra rare?
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Haragas Alex said...

Diamond and Pearl set
My channel is Alex Prime

Anonymous said...

Diamond and pearl set


noddwyd said...

Platinum Rising? Luxray lvl. X I think. The one before that is holo rare though.

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john gratsias said...

Platinum Rising Rivals Luxray Lv.x

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Kasper Lindkvist said...

Platinum Rising Rivals! Luxray LV.X 109/111

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Sam Sam! said...

Platinum Rising Rivals. Luxury LV X.

Jaime Mitsuru Hirai Filho said...

Platinum Rising Rivals set

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Leena Sregneva said...

Platinum Rising
Channel name: Leena Sregneva

Paris Solomou said...

Rising rivals set , Luxray Lv.X of May 20, 2009