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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Lugia - Neo Genesis

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Name: Lugia

Pojo's Average Rating -
Standard: 1.25 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 1.60
(based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed February 5, 2002

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


Ah, the pokemon my old namesake used to be... (Before I was RaNd0m, I was RaNd0mLaMeR, and before that I was master_lugia! =D) and this guy was definitely a good reason at the time to be named after it. Before Neo was actually released, the japanese translation (or so we thought) was broken. We thought the elemental blast only discarded ONE energy card instead of THREE. If the original were true, this would've been a potpourri GOD. Unfortunately, (or fortunately if it would've hurt the environment) this wasn't true, and Lugia became collector material only.

Standard Rating: 1.5/5 Horrible honestly.. when I see someone play this card, I excuse myself to go to the restroom =/

Modified Rating: 2/5 Slightly better but still bad.


Lugia is 90 HP garbage. The only thing that keeps me from groaning aloud when I pull one is the fact it's a money rare like Charizard. 3 energy of 3 types...then discard all 3 for 90? No, thanks.

In Standard, Lugia sucks. 0.1/5
In Modified, Lugia still sucks. 1/5
In Limited, Lugia is a 1st pick($$$ means more drafts), and might even be playable. But bring your own sleeves to protect it for selling afterwards. 3/5


Lugia in Standard
I must admit. It's bottom stats are very good for a Basic Pokemon. But its attack, to say the least, stinks. You must discard a Fire, Water and a Lighting Energy to do 90 damage. Who plays 3 Color decks? The 3 Color attack is bad enough...but to be extremely vulnerable to ER is what makes this card almost impossible to play. Please don't use this card if you intend on winning a tourney.

Lugia in Modified
No ER or SER to deny it, which makes it a little better in Modified. Still, there are cards much more faster, consistant in dealing damage and consume less energy than Lugia. There's only one use for this card: Trading to kiddies =\

Standard: 1.5/5
Modified: 2/5


Lugia is the "Ooooooh & Aaaaaaah" card of Neo Genesis. Like Charizard, it looks really good at first glance but in practice is even more unplayable than the Big Red Dragon. It has nice Hit Points and it does nice damage, but the cost to use the attack is ridiculous. Not only do you have to discard three energy cards, they have to be three different color energy cards! There is not much to say. A nice card for the collection, but I'd be hard pressed to even put him in a Fun Deck. Porygon2 can help this a bit, but it is just not worth the major effort.

Standard: 1/5

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