Friday, May 12, 2017

Lunala GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Lunala GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lunala GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Lunala GX is a Stage 2, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Lunala GX has an Ability plus two moves.  Its Ability is called Psychic Transfer and says that as often as you'd like during your turn, before your attack, you may move 1 Basic Psychic Energy card from one of your Pokemon to another.  Besides the Ability, Lunala GX has two moves, the first move it has is called Moongeist Beam, for four Psychic Energy cards this move does 120 damage, plus it makes it so that the defending Pokemon can't be healed during your opponent's next turn.  Lunala GX's GX move is called Lunar Fall GX and for three Psychic Energy cards this move allows you to knock out one of your opponent's Basic Pokemon that isn't a Pokemon GX.

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 Lunala card, so if you have Cosmoem in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Lunala 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.  Since Lunala GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cosmog into play and then evolve it into Cosmoem before you can evolve Cosmoem into Lunala GX, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were well below average, if you plan on using Lunala GX in your deck, evolve the entire line on the Bench.  Cosmog can only draw a card, it can't do damage when attacking, and Cosmoem's only move is a free retreat.  So, if you're building a Psychic type deck, I would highly recommend trying to fit this Pokemon family in the deck, the main reason to use this line is for Lunala GX's Ability, that way, unless a Pokemon is knocked out, you can quickly move Psychic Energy cards from one Pokemon to another therefore requiring less Psychic Energy cards in your deck, and allowing you to use Pokemon that have moves that cost more Energy cards.  Lunala GX is also a great way to defeat a Pokemon EX, since EX cards are Basic Pokemon, the GX move on this card can knock them out in one move.  Moongeist Beam is a solid move, slow on the attack, but does do above average damage, and can be a fall back for you if you've used Lunala GX's GX move already.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Pokemon GX card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although Cosmog and Cosmoem from this set are very poor, the entire family can be used exclusively on the Bench, and even on the Bench, Lunala GX can have quite the impact on the game.  So again, if you're building a Psychic type deck or need a card to knock out a Pokemon EX in one turn, give this Lunala GX line a look.  Altogether, this line gets a 3 out of 5 rating from me, the Lunala GX definitely carries its weight over the other two cards.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many variations of Lunala GX are in the Sun & Moon set?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


Christopher Kato said...

There are 3 in Sun and Moon base, the regular, full art, and the hyper rare. but there is also an alternative art in the tin.

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

4. Regular, promo, full art and rainbow rare.

plyr 010 said...


MGardevoir Yveltal said...

Three. Regular, Full Art, and Rainbow.

ThunderKirito said...

3 in sun and moon and 1 from tin

Kris Uniwolf said...

3: Regular, Full Art, and Rainbow Rare
There's also a 4th promo card but it isn't included in the set.

ash brydne said...

3 in set and 4th in the tin

Christopher Kato said...

Ptp, random question

Are you gonna do Solgaleo tomorrow or when you do steel?