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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Lunatone

EX Deoxys

 

Date Reviewed: 11.20.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: -
Modified: 2
Limited: 3

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.


Jason
Klaczynski
"Ness"
2006 World
Champion
LUNATONE DX
Modified:
Made for combination with Solrock DX and Solrock LM, Lunatone DX can be a quick, consistent basis for a deck. Decks that relied on Pidgeot RG were shut down by the combination of Lunatone DX and Solrock LM. Unfortunately, Pidgeot RG has rotated, and the most popular Poke-Powers are no longer colorless Pokemon, but a variety of types this combination does not shut down. As a result, Lunatone DX has become a much weaker card, that will be overpowered by almost countless playable evolutions in the current modified format.

Foresight can be one of the best attacks in the game when combined with a skilled player, and the two-energy cost of Target Beam allows for a quick Holon Mentor for a turn two fifty (or even sixty.)

While it's DX Solrock partner's HP boost is always nice, Solrock LM has become almost useless, and as a result, Lunatone is not nearly as strong as it was before.
Modified: 3/5

Unlimited:
A basic that can two fast damage for two energy already exists. It's called

Sneasel, and it has no weakness, retreats for free, and a mediocre one energy attack as well. The difference is: Sneasel works with any benched Pokemon, Lunatone requires Solrocks. Considering we have so many ways to provide dark energy now, stick with Sneasel.
Unlimited: 1.5/5

Limited:
Depends entirely on whether or not you are able to draft Solrocks. A 60 HP basic that comes from the same set as the Solrock that gives it 80 HP is great Foresight can help you get what you need. Unfortunately, getting multiple Solrocks (and then drawing into them) is very difficult.
Fortunately, two energy for 20 is what most basics in limited end up doing anyway, so consider playing it even with 1 Solrock.
Limited: 3.5/5
 

Muk Man

Today’s Card Of The Day is…Lunatone from Deoxys
 

This is the Key Card in the 11-14 World Champion’s Deck. Lunatone is a Basic who can hit a foe for solid 50-60 damage, for only two energy. His first attack is Poke-Nav +2, but you can use it for either player. Use it to disrupt you opponent, while you set up. You can keep him from grabbing another basic, evolution, energy or trainer, while you set up his lone basic for a KO with Target Beam. Alone he doesn’t do much, but in the right deck, (AND WITH A LOT OF LUCK IMHO) he can win you worlds.

 

Combos: Lunatone (LM) and along with both versions of Solrock.

 

Modified:  2/5 with new pokemon having higher HP, and the loss of pokemon retriever, he is just not as powerful.

Limited: 3/5 Foresight can ruin you opponent, and help you set up. Add the fact that he is uncommon, running him and Solrock, his very possible

 

 

Current ebay Value: $2.00  (Plus or minus $1 dollars)

 

~Muk Man~

P.S. Jeff Reynolds is the best T.O. EVER!

On My Way to Lusby MD, for The City Championships, See you there!

 

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Alex
"Chuck" Brosseau
5th place Worlds 2006 (Also current "best looking player")
Lunatone - Deoxys

The Deoxys Lunatone is the main attacker in the "LunaSol" deck (I refuse to call it Suns and Moons). Fighting type is always great, and a weakness to water is irrelivent. 60 HP looks bad at first, but there are a lot of cards that give it a nice boost. Solrock from DX gives it 20 more HP, and Energy Root gives it 20 more, making it a strong 100 HP basic. Lunatone works great with the Holon Engine, seeing as its damage comes from having Solrocks on your bench (something easily mentored for). Lunasol was one of the few decks that gave Mewtric trouble last season, and could definately beat any deck with the right draw. A turn 2 60 from a 100 HP basic is definately solid.

Unlimited: 1/5

No reason to play it here; there are much better cards.

Modified: 3/5

It was a lot better last season. A lot more things were weak to fighting, and Pidgeot was a staple in many decks (Pidgeot was shut down by Solrocks Poke-Body when Lunatone was in play). Lunasol lost a lot of its good matchups, and gained a LOT of bad ones (Flygon ex d FTW!). Still though, Lunatone is decently solid.

Limited: 2/5

Foresight is actually pretty good here. Don't expect to draft too many Mentors and Solrocks though.
 

William
Hung
My reviews and ratings are for Modified only.

Lunatone DX

Modified 3/5 - I think this card have a very decent chance of winning combined with Solrock, but it probably isn't extremely dominating at the competitive level. I have to factor in some key cards that are not accessible for the new Modified format, such as Rocket's Admin and Pokemon Retreiver.
 


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