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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Luxray LV. 48

Diamond & Pearl

 

Date Reviewed: 06.01.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.25
Modified: 3.00
Limited: 2.50

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


Raichu88
My name is Luxray
I’m like Superman
I can see trough things
No one else can


Unlimited: To high energy cost to be good here..

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Too bad it’s attack says that you MUST send the energy back. The Power is ok I guess and it has a nice resistance.

Rating : 2/5

Limited: The Power you probably won’t even be needing assuming your opponent will put as many basic on the bench as possible. The attack really bites in here…

Rating : 1/5

Meganium45
PTO - St. Louis
"You must respect my authoitae"
OK, here we go, one of the more anticipated cards in the set...but could be a disappointment.

Luxray is a stage 2 120 HP little electric monster with an interesting Poke-power.

When Luxray comes into play...3 good things happen:

1. You get to look at your opponent's hand
2. If the bench is not full, you get to put a basic pokemon onto their bench.
3. The new basic pokemon becomes the defending pokemon

So, 1. you know what they have available, and 2. you can force them to drop a pokemon they may not want to (Lugia EX, Absol EX) at the time you evolve, and then you drop an UNENERGIZED pokemon into their active slot!

Sounds pretty good to me...but what can go wrong...

1. There are no basic pokemon in their hand... you have wasted a really cool power.

You can use Mew EX - HP to make sure this is not the case before evolving.

2. Their bench is full...

You know this before you go and evolve.

3. Their only basic is a problem you do NOT want to deal with. You are actually helping your opponent.

Once again, Mew EX to the rescue!

Then we can talk about using Dusknoir (yesterday) to take a fully set up Pokemon and shuffle it and all cards attached into your opponent's deck.

The combos with this guy seem quite endless.

Then we look at the attack, which is 1 4 lightning attack (no acceleration), which moves all of the energy off of Luxray onto a benched Pokemon (if any)

Oh, you want to move the energy, to someone like Electrive...

80 damage is still very good, but a bit UNDERPOWERED for 4 energy in this envio (90 for 2?)

Good weakness (at least for now) with fighting. Machamp and Rhyp decks are getting more popular, so be careful!

Bad resistance, unless Metanite is still played in your area. POP 5 Mew started to kill the Metal Types. Infernape Killed them.

The ratings....

Unlimited - 1/5 no use here, sorry

Modified - 3/5 Someone will come up with a cool combo, but I can see it taking WAY TOO long to set up.

Limited - 4.5/5 The prevolutions seem pretty common, and moving your energy off of your attacker, forcing a new active, and other funky stuff is pretty good!

Talk to you all next week! First STL Battle Road Report!

Vince

Greenzan
goose
Luxray Lv. 48 Diamond & Pearl
 
Hello there. Today’s COTD is one that I expect great things from. The Poke’ power is awesome, as being able to not only look at your opponents hand but then if their bench isn’t full you get to take a basic pokemon from your opponents hand and make it active, can anyone say free KO? The attack is great too, as even though you have to put all of the lightning energies onto a benched pokemon, this can be softened by either; A, don’t have a benched poke’ (bad idea, very bad idea.) Or B, have another Luxray on the bench. This would allow you to do 80 damage per turn. Add meteor falls to the equation and you’ve got a good deck. I’ll tell you now, I’m slightly partial to this card. =P
 
Pros-
80 damage attack
Nice HP
Metal resistance (nice anti-Metanite)
Nice poke power
 
Cons-
Needs 4 energies
Attack puts energies onto a benched poke’
Only one attack
 
Unlimited – Too slow, do not pass go, do not collect $200. 1/5
 
Modified – Could work with the right help. 4/5
 
Limited – Not very good here, as the energy cost is too great, and the opponent is likely to have a full bench. 2/5
 
Hmmm… could today’s COTD and yesterdays work together?
 
“All power corrupts, but we need electricity.”
 
James the
M-Azing
Hey there Pojo Viewers its Friday so time to Shell out one last Review for your reading Pleasure or Displeasure however you want to look at it. Today Were looking at Luxray the Final Form of Shinx so lets this Review started.
 
To Start our Friend Lux is an Electric Type with 120 Hp, plus 30 Weakness to Fighting, -20 resistance to Steel, and a Retreat cost of one, those Stats seem kinda normal for an Electric Pokemom so lets break him down some more. His Pokepower while only really usable one will more then likely Score you a Quick Prize, When you Evolve Luxio into Luxray you can look at your opponents hand and providing they have a spot on the bench you can chose a Basic Pokemon and add it to there bench then switch it with the defending pokemon, this switch could harm them especially if they were saving that Pokemon for a later use. Is Attack Lightning Star could be better but then could be worse, its useful in an Electric Deck or in a Deck where you don’t plan to have to many Benched pokemon. The Attack cost 4 Electric Energy but In Return you cause 80 damage to the defending pokemon and Swap all the Lightning energy on Luxray and place it on another pokemon on your bench but only if you have a bench. So yeah as I said not that bad but could be better.
 
Unlimited: 2/5 Has potential though for this format is kinda slow
 
Modified: 3/5 I think the Bouncing of Energy Effect of his attack could be more useful here Seeing how he’ll be powering up the next attacker for after he falls.
 
Limited: 2.5/5 If you can Get him out go for it, though Aside from Electivire is there really any good Electirc types that can use that energy?


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