Hello, and today, we have a brilliant new trainer card,
Luxury Ball! When I say brilliant, I mean a run in
almost every deck sort of brilliant. The reason? Well,
in case you haven't actually read the card (why not,
it's just a little bit above the reviews for today!),
I'll tell you what it does. It searches your deck for
any non-Lv.X Pokémon. That's it. At the moment, the only
reliable any Pokémon search we have is Bebe's Search
(MT), but being a Supporter, you can obviously only use
1 of them per turn, and has the downside of having to
put a card back into your deck from your hand. Luxury
Ball, however, has a totally different downside, but it
has so many upsides that it almost doesn't matter. I
mean, it searches for any non-Lv.X Pokémon in a normal
trainer, so when played in the same turn as Bebe's
Search, you can actually search for 2 Pokémon in a
single turn. Doesn't sound exciting, but it is extremely
However, the downside (and I'm not on about the not
searching for Lv.X's since Premier Ball already covers
that), and it's that if you already have 1 Luxury Ball
in your discard pile, you can't play another Luxury
Ball. Essentially, unless you want a load of useless
cards to be stuck in your hand, you can only really play
1 in your deck. However, it isn't as bad as it sounds,
since then, we have what many people ended up playing
last season, which was 4 Celio's and 1 Bebe's. Now we
have 4 Bebe's and a Luxury Ball. Not quite as good, but
being able to play 5 searching cards in a single deck is
incredibly helpful. Now why did I say almost every deck
should use this card? No idea, since every deck should
this card really. I can't think of a single one that
Modified: If you aren't using one of this card in every
deck, I just hope it's because you don't have enough for
all of your decks. The not searching for Lv.X's and the
fact that you can only really use one of these per game
(unless you use Marley's Request for some unknown reason
(actually, there is a reason. I'll tell you when we
review the other card needed for this mind aching-ly
strange combo)) doesn't hinder it much at all. It's not
perfect, but I was really tempted to give it a perfect
Limited: Use it. Search for any Pokémon with no
hindrance (you will probably only one anyway), so there
isn't a reason to not use it (unless you don't actually
get one, that is). 5/5
Hey, today we are reviewing another Stormfront card,
Analysis: OK, let me start of by saying that this card
should be in all decks with evolutions. How many in each
of the decks? 1. This card looks great, and it is, but
the drawback is that you can really only ever play one.
You can replay it though, if you have Marley's Request
or some other discarded trainer retriever. It is very
useful and can help you get exactly what you need
(excepting Lv. X) to possibly save you or just break a
Modified: This should definitely see a lot of play.
Don't waste your money trying to get more than 1! (4/5)
Limited: Play it if you get it! Luxury Ball is so clutch
Unlike EVERY OTHER ____ BALL CARD EVER PRINTED, this card is actually quite good! No flips, no looking through top/bottom 7 cards, just getting whatever Pokémon you like! Except for the Lv.X ones. Who needs those anyway?
Pokémon cards. It can search for them, so there's your combo.
Sarcasm aside, there are actually quite a few combos with this card. Only problem is, they're not Modified legal. Oops.
Item Finder: Discard 2 cards from your hand, and reuse Luxury Ball! Woo! Recycle: Flip heads, and Luxury Ball is back in your deck! Old Rod: Flip two tails, and Luxury Ball is back in your hand!
I could go on, but you should get the point by this point. Point.
You can reuse Luxury Ball. You just have to get it off your discard pile. Which isn't very likely, but hey, you could.
Ratings(1 - Sux, 3 - Meh, 5 - Rox)
Modified: 5/5. It's simply a fantastic card. Put 1 in every deck. Limited: 5/5. Short of Double Full Heal, you should treat any Trainer you draft like cheese. Assuming you really like cheese. Unlimited: 4/5. It's great in Unlimited as well! Look at past COTDs to see if I ever said that before for a DP-On card. Probably not, but then again, I have a really bad memory.
In summary: Luxury Ball is a fantastic Trainer card, and you should put 1 in every deck. Just like former Australian national champion and all-around psychopathmadmanserial killercosplayer nice guy Jason tells you to:
(8:51:23 PM) [Jade]: only one copy is enought for a deck, nuff said, Kthxbai.
Scizor San Bernardino,
Heya all you Pokefreaks and Pokefreakettes out there,
we've got a card today that sits in the lap of Luxury (AAHHHH!!!
A PUN! KILLITKILLITKILLIT!!!). Yep, it's really a card
that everyones going to be gunnin' for in these next few
weeks. So without further witless banter, let's get to
Trainer: First, of course, is the type of card. Luxury
Ball is a trainer, which, again, isn't very hated or
supported in this environment. It can be grabbed by some
starters, and it ACTUALLY has the power to warrant this.
So, a small but significant plus. The other thing it has
going for it is that it can search out Pokemon without
taking up your Supporter play for the turn. Obviously,
as you can see from the amount of play of cards like
Pokeradar, Poke Ball, and even Quick Ball, that is a
VERY good thing. Luxury Ball finds another plus for it.
Effect: Luxury Ball is an awesome card. That's all that
needs to be said. The ability to grab ANY Pokemon from
the deck that's non LV. X and STILL play a Supporter to
grab that needed energy or supporting Pokemon's
Evolution is one NO deck should pass up. SERIOUSLY, this
card belongs in EVERY deck in the format (I don't care
if you're playing some wierd Darkrai/Cresselia/Glaceon
mix with all those LV. Xs, you STILL need this card) at
least at 1. The thing is, anything higher than about 2
is pushing it. Because of it's uselessness after the
first time, extra copies drawn, unless used with
something like Felicity's, is useless. Sure, you can
kinda combo it with Marley's Request to give your
opponent a tougher choice, but losing a draw on a
worthless card is always painful. Though, in a faster
deck, the speed this card contributes can be worth it.
Combos: Like I said before, and I'll say it again,
BELONGS IN EVERY DECK! Every deck out there can use one,
it's like a surefire Poke Ball with a small restriction.
I'd actually recommend two for most decks, since you
want it to be KINDA consistent at least, but if you keep
at one that's perfectly understandable, too. This card
is easily one of the better cards to come out in the
past few YEARS. It seems with cards like these and Azelf
LA, the Pokemon TCG is really cranking up the utility
and playability of recent cards.
Modified: 5/5 At least one in every deck, no excuses
unless some super weird combo deck comes out and even
then I'll bet you'll still want one.
Limited: 5/5 DEFINITELY grab a copy it will help
Traditional: 5/5 SINCE I MIGHT NEVER GET THE CHANCE TO
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My first ever review.
Luxury Ball: A very nice card at first look I have to
Search for a Pokemon and put it into your hand (Works
well with rare candy!). The fact that it's a trainer is
a HUGE advantage over the current searcher supporters.
Minus the Lv'x draw, it beats Bebe's and Roseanne's.
UNTIL, you realise only one can be used if another is in
your discard pile...
Ah. Not so great.
A lot of people have been considering playing Marley's
Request (Supporter) with this and hoping to be able to
draw it out of the discard that way. But letting your
opponent choose which card you get from your discard,
and packing extra, probably un-needed, cards into your
deck isn't a good idea. Even if you were lucky enough to
get this and Marley's T1 (Starting second).
The best way to use this card is to only ever put no
more than 2 into your deck. When you need this card, it
will be the best thing to happen since sliced bread
(Don't deny it!). If you're lucky enough to get this, a
Rare Candy and a Roseanne's Research in your hand, with
no Luxury Ball in your discard, you're set for getting a
surprise stage 2 pokemon on your bench.
Premier Ball and Bebe's will take care of your Lv.X, no
Run 1, maybe 2, of these in your deck if you have room.
You'll thank yourself for it later.
Don't bother running anything to draw one out of the
discard, it's waste of card space. Just use something
like POV, Claydol's power or something alike to put it
back into your deck if you get the second after using
I guess that's all! There's not much else to say about
this card. Except that it's a Trainer, horay!
Only able to use if your discard doesn't have a Luxury
Ball in it and no Lv.X means it's not perfect. But
should still be used
Any trainer is priceless here. This card helped me so
much at my pre-release (I won, btw. 6-0, so take it from
me. It helps!).
If you must get it out of the discard, combos:
Drifblim (S) Stormfront.
And I believe Zigzagoon? But that's just silly.
There's probably more. But it's really not worth teching
or piling your deck with cards to retrieve this in my
opinion. Just pack another Bebe's or such.
That's all I guess!
I hope my first review went well. See you tomorrow! (I