Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lapras GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Lapras GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lapras GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Lapras GX is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 190.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Lapras GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Collect, for one Water Energy card this move allows you to draw 3 cards.  Lapras GX's second move is called Blizzard Burn, for three Water Energy cards this move does 160 damage, however, Lapras cannot attack during its next turn.  Lapras GX's GX move is called Ice Beam GX, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 100 damage plus Paralyzes the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Lapras card, so you do not need to first play Lapras and then evolve it into Lapras GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  You could certainly use Lapras GX as a starter type Pokemon in a deck if you'd like to draw a bunch of cards to start the game with its Collect move.  Otherwise, this card is best set up on the bench since its other two moves both require three cards.  Although Blizzard Burn can do major damage, it makes Lapras GX unable to attack during its next turn.  So you'll either want to keep this card on the bench, moving it in to knock out a Pokemon in one turn and then retreating it the next, or only moving it to the active Pokemon spot to win the game by knocking out the defending Pokemon.  As far as GX moves go, I would not recommend using Ice Beam GX, as it isn't that powerful and Blizzard Burn can do more damage in one turn.  So, unless you're looking to do major damage once in awhile in your deck, I would probably pass on using this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average GX Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although this card looks pretty amazing in all three forms, regular, Full Art, and Rainbow Rare, this card just isn't that good in my opinion, mainly because it can't consistently do damage, and is slow on the attack when attacking to do damage.  So unless you're desperate for some power in your Water type deck, I would pass on this card.

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

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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

Four, including this.


Joao Vasco Alvares said...

With this one, four


Kris Uniwolf said...

Including this one would be 4

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Mark James Nava said...
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Mark James Nava said...

one including this