Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lanturn -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Lanturn Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lanturn from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Lanturn is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Lanturn does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Confuse Ray, for one Colorless Energy card this move Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Lanturn's second move is called Aqua Spark, for three Energy cards, one Lightning, and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if Lanturn has any Water Energy attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lanturn is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chinchou into play (I reviewed Chinchou from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chinchou into Lanturn.  If you read yesterday's review of Chinchou, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  I thought the card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since its Searching Light move allowed you to look at one of your face-down Prize cards, other than that, it could do damage when attacking but it was extremely slow to do so.  So knowing this about Chinchou and looking at this Lanturn card, the first thing I would recommend is if you're building a dual type deck of Water and Lightning, this Lanturn card is a must have, since its Aqua Spark move would do 120 damage per turn every single turn if you're able to attach Water Energy to it.  You could still start the game with Chinchou in the active Pokemon spot, and then evolve it into Lanturn right away, since Lanturn can Confuse the defending Pokemon for one energy card.  So again, if you're building a dual type deck, this line is a must, otherwise, this line is average at best and probably can be ignored.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, in a dual type deck featuring Water and Lightning type Energy, having at least a 1-1 line of Chinchou and Lanturn is a great way to power up your deck, I really like Lanturn's potential to do 120 damage per turn, plus it can inflict a Special Condition on the defending Pokemon.  Together with Chinchou from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give these cards a 3 out of 5 combined rating.

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

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How many Lightning type Pokemon cards are in the Sun and Moon set?
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Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

5 lightning type cards


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plyr 010 said...

5 cards

Kris Uniwolf said...


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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

5 cards