Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lucario -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Lucario Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Lucario is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Stance is the name of this card's Ability and says that when you play Lucario from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may prevent all effects of attacks done to Lucario during your opponent's next turn.  Besides the Ability, the only move on this card is called Submarine Blow, for three Fighting Energy cards, this move does 120 damage.

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 (I reviewed Riolu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Riolu into Lucario.  If you read yesterday's review of Riolu, you'll know that it was an above average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card had a HP of 70, which is good for a Basic Pokemon and it also had two moves, one that could do 10 damage for one Fighting Energy card, and another that could do 30 damage for two Fighting Energy cards.  Riolu is a solid starter type Pokemon, so you could easily use Riolu in the Active Pokemon spot a turn or two, then evolve it into Lucario, immediately preventing all damage done to Lucario and potentially using Submarine Blow and doing major damage.  Ideally, you would make it so that in your deck you have Max Elixir to get Riolu set up with lots of Energy, then when you evolve Riolu into Lucario, either have a Float Stone Trainer on the Active Pokemon or use Guzma to put Lucario in the Active Pokemon spot, that way you could do damage to the defending Pokemon but they couldn't do any damage in return.  This card also works well with Devolution Spray because you could then return Lucario to the Bench during your next turn, use that Trainer to devolve it, then repeat the strategy the next turn to get Lucario in the Active Pokemon spot.  I could see using this line the way Pikachu and Raichu from this set are used to Paralyze the defending Pokemon.

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 from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite just having one move that is slow to set up, I still would recommend at least looking at this line when building a Fighting type deck.  I really like both Riolu and Lucario from this set, and with things like Max Elixir, Strong Energy, Float Stone, and Guzma, you can end up doing major damage almost every turn and preventing your opponent from attacking at all.  Together, I would give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, they are very good overall.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lucario from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sawk, 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 --
How many Fighting type Pokemon cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
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Manuel Ortiz said...

There are 26 uniquely numbered fighting type pokemon in the Burning Shadows Set; this including all common, uncommon, rares, ultra rares and hyper rares.

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Giakitus said...

There are 26 different ones but if coubting full arts and rainbow rares there are 32 :)

Grandma Harrison said...

There are most likely 26 fighting type pokemon...