Saturday, September 9, 2017

Lycanroc GX -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Lycanroc Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lycanroc GX from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Lycanroc GX is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Lycanroc GX does have an Ability, it is called Bloodthirsty Eyes and says that when you play this card from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, this card has two moves, one regular and one GX.  Its first move is called Claw Slash, for three Energy cards, one Fighting and two Colorless, this move does 110 damage.  This card's GX move is called Dangerous Rogue GX, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 50 damage times each of your opponent's Benched 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 Lycanroc card, so you do not need to first play Lycanroc and then evolve it into Lycanroc GX, instead you can evolve Rockruff directly into Lycanroc 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.  If you read my review of Rockruff from this set, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card overall.  Although it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, it couldn't do much damage when attacking, was slow on the attack, and wasn't guaranteed to do damage when attacking.  So, knowing this about Rockruff and looking at this Lycanroc GX card, the main reason you'd want to use this card in a deck is for its Ability, you could continuously evolve Rockruff into Lycanroc GX and therefore continuously switch your opponent's Active Pokemon, you could either spread damage around in this way, or you could move a weak Pokemon to the Active Pokemon spot and one hit KO each Pokemon of your opponent's.  Lycanroc's GX move is certainly powerful, and is worth consideration as the one GX move you're going to use during a game.  Because Rockruff from this set is so bad, I would set this line up on the Bench, and once you have three Energy cards on Lycanroc GX, Claw Slash does do above average damage, and is a worthy move to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1, GX Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  I like this card's Ability very much, plus both moves the card has do above average damage.  So if you're building a Fighting type deck, or a spread attack type deck, this Pokemon family is worth consideration.  Together I would give Rockruff and Lycanroc GX a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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Kris Uniwolf said...

2 sets, Guardians Rising and Burning Shadows. However, Lycanroc had a promo in a GX box and the trainer kit during the Sun and Moon base set era.

Kris Uniwolf

Wangkabash said...

A normal Lycanroc card be it Day or Night form is only available from Burning Shadows.

Lycanroc GX are obtainable from both Burning Shadows and Guardians Rising. Day form GX is available only in Burning Shadows while Night GX is only obtainable from Guardians Rising.

Jaydog1320 said...

2 Sets


Benjamin Gu said...

2 Sun and Moon series sets include a Lycanroc card.