Sorry fans! (do I have any?) school finals pounded me
into the ground, and I had to spend a handful of days
recovering as well.
Happy Tuesday! the holidays are
approaching, you forgot to buy your friends and family
presents, and you're running out of time! what better
way to procrastinate than with today's COTD? Today we're
reviewing a special Lucario, level 39! the promo card
you never knew existed and probably wish you didn't
HP: 90. about average for a stage 1. Damaged dusknoir,
regigigas, scizor with cherrim and pluspower/bucks, and
base set gastly will all OHKO him, though.
Weakness: Psy + 20 -- not so bad, considering most
popular psychic attacks (I'm looking at you Dusknoir/Gengar)
only place damage counters and don't actually do
"damage". And Gardevoir will be just short of OHKOing
him even with the weakness. And base gastly doesn't do
Retreat Cost: 1. Fairly annoying, but not that hard
to work around. Base gastly had no retreat cost.
Resistance: Nothing. booo.
Attack: blocking punch-- an average attack. 2 for 40
is weak compared to scizor's 2 for 70 +, and bibarel's 2
for 60. The steel energy requirement just makes it
inconvenient. you can't even use a special steel energy
because he's a fighting type. The effect blocks 20
damage. . . which is just average. It could keep him
alive 3 turns, but he's not exactly doing damage over
those turns anyways. . .
Attack: striking kick-- 3 for 60 is just plain bad.
Hitting through powers and resistance and stuff is still
bad. Lucario won't be alive long enough for you to get
three energy on him, and you wouldn't really want to
even if you could.
Combos: combo Lucario level 39 with spills on your
counter. He cleans up kool-aid almost as well as regular
Final Decision-- he's cool for being a promo and all,
but he's downright weak. The original Lucario would be
ashamed at what his namesake has become.
Limited-- if you find this guy in a regular pack,
call Pokemon USA and blame them for faulty packaging.
He's a promo.
Have a safe and happy Holiday everybody!