Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lucario 63/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Lucario Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Lucario card that I've reviewed from this set, the other was a fighting type Pokemon.  Lucario is a Stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lucario does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vacuum wave, for one metal energy card this move does 50 damage.  Lucario's second move is called Fight Alone and for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 30 damage plus 60 more damage for each Pokemon fewer you have in play than your opponent.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lucario is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Riolu into play, there are actually two Riolo cards in this set which I've reviewed in the past, and evolve Riolu into Lucario.  If you read my reviews of Riolu from this set you'll know that I thought both cards were average overall, one card had a higher HP but could only do up to 20 damage per turn and the other had an average HP and could do up to 30 damage a turn, both cards had moves based on coin flips, but both could be used on their own.  So knowing this about the two Riolu cards from this set and looking at this Lucario, if you want to use this metal type card, you'll probably want to use the first Riolu card in this set since it requires colorless energy cards to attack as opposed to fighting type Pokemon.  It is a bit risky with this card, but you could do major damage every turn with Fight Alone if you limit the amount of Pokemon you have in play.  That is the main strategy I would use, only keep one Pokemon on your bench and use Fight Alone to do a huge amount of damage every turn.  Not only can that move does a lot of damage, it is pretty quick to use.  I actually like this card more than the other Lucario in this set, this card can just do major damage overall, both moves.  You really can't go wrong with either Lucario from this set, both have good HP and good moves.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Other than being a metal type card instead of fighting, this card is very good overall.  It has a high HP, and two great moves.  Together with either Riolu card, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is definitely one that should be considered.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lucario from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Genesect EX, 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 --
True or False?  This is the only Lucario card in the English TCG not to be a fighting type card.
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Frank Erichsrud said...

False, as there is another variant of the steel type in Platinum.




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Brayden Russell said...

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Wyatt Holcombe said...

False, there was one in the base Platinum set.


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