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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

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Crystal Lugia - Aquapolis

Date Reviewed: 03/15/03

Ratings & Reviews below

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

Crystal Lugia

In case you haven't heard, WoTC recently lost the license to the Pokemon TCG. I hope that the game still continues... =(

Let's get back to the card review. Psychic is actually decent. Doesn't do too much damage unless against something like a Magcargo/Entei. Steam Blast is horrible. I rather use Flamethrower or something... You could use Recycle Energy with it though...

In Unlimited, I think Neo Genesis Lugia is better. Too weak to ER... =/ Rating: 1.2/5

In Modified, could be an interesting metagame choice if Entei decks are popular. Other than that though, it's not that good. Rating: 1.8/5

In Draft, it's a high HP Basic. At worst, you can use it as a wall to stall while you build up your Bench... Rating: 2.5/5

The Poke`mon Master 1110 
Crystal Lugia:

Well, he is the best Crystal out there so far, but hopefully the upcoming Crystal Golem, Charizard, Crobat, Kabutops, Ho-oh and Celebi will be better. But he is halfway decent I suppose. Not for Psychic. The cost is horrid, especially since it is TIMES instead of 10 PLUS. But I can see the second attack. Just discard a recycle. Of course you have to like to play these weird things to want to play him, since many other things can do much better.

Unlimited: Nope. He will get eaten here. Heíll be ER, SER, then Item Finder for more SER, and then heíll get pounded. Of course Sneasle will KO him in one shot anyway, so ER wonít usually be necessary. 1/5

MMF: Even with no ER, he will still die to stuff like Kingdra, since he is ER. 1.25/5

Limited: He really only is useable with recycle, but he is a basic that can attack for only 2 energy, so he isnít complete garbage. 1.75/5

Artwork: 3/5

The Bottom Line: 1.25

X- Act
Crystal Lugia today. These crystal cards make me feel lethargic. At least, this card is, in my opinion, the best of all the crystal cards.
Unlimited: Psychic does too little damage in this format. Stream Blast is "=/".
Modified: Hmm. Stream Blast is sickeningly overpriced for what it does (yet again). Psychic is too. Even Neo Destiny Girafarig's Psychic does more damage for [PP]. That's as bad as you can get.
Draft: In Draft it's not as bad as you might think, because, unlike the other Crystal cards, this is a Basic Pokemon. A Basic Pokemon with 80HP isn't bad in Draft. Its attacks requiring multicolored energies won't help you much though. But you can stall a little bit with this thing. Then afterwards, sell it. :o
dontknow09 Crystal Lugia

Yay, last day of the week(i hope this is posted on friday), and spring break is here. What a good way to celebrate this by looking at another, probably unplayable crystal card. Well this one is a basic, i dont know why nidokingdra wasnt. They would have goten a one-tenth of a boost in my ratings if they were. Anyways, it can change to P, W, or R. Lugia has the lowest, 80HP. But for a basic, thats pretty decent. Psychihc weakness is bad, and so is not resistance. Add in the 3 retreat cost, and lugia matches with the rest of the crystals bottom stats(weakness, no resist, 3 retreat). Psychic is a more expensive veresion of mew's psywave, which is still a pretty bad attack compared to psychihc of like espeon. Steam blast is just a
very high costed flamethrower.

Unlimited- ER, SER, GOW, whatever all can take out the lugia.  1.1/5, because its a basic.

Modified- Same as the others. Its only a basic, so boost .1!!  1.1/5

Draft- Keep it. I would keep any crystal i pull just for collection sake.
But its like the rest, other than the fact that its a basic.  1.1/5

Team- Same old. Read the other reviews, except replace nidokingdra with lugia.  1.1/5


Crystal Lugia

the only crystal that's a basic... too bad that means its attacks are
HORRIBLY overcosted. even the nidoking is better than this =\ don't have much to say besides EXPENSIVE and MULTICOLORED attacks! 3 retreat isn't that great either; the 80 HP doesn't even make up for that =\ to top it all off, it even has a WEAKNESS and NO RESISTANCE! =\

big, fat, and slow =\

won't work here either, way too expensive.

get it and SELL IT! but its waaay to slow to actually play with =\

Crystal Lugia

Versitality is the key again. can use some of the cooler cubes. psychic and fire means that it can get an auto burn or confusion in easily while you power lugia for one of its main attacks. top to bottom its nice. 80 HP is very good for a basic. 3 retreat is a drawback, as opposed to 2 on other lugias. Weakness to psychic is expected, but suprisingly no resistance to fighting. That was a shocker.

Attacks; psychic is the not as good version. its 10x the number of energy not something plus 10x the energies. but for 2 energies you could do something like play a water, and KO a macargo that has 4 energies because you now are water type. Never say no to KOing a cargo. Steam blast is sub par. 60 would have been better and for a discard of one its worse. however use recycle and you'll be fine. remember, 50 is alot of damage when you can make yourself super effective against many types.

Unlimited: No way you'd be able to maintain this monster, unless you just changed his type and used psychic. Its a shame. 1/5

Modified: has several uses. is a nice backup and even a wall. can essentially take out 3 big semi archetypes in modified by changing type. Can KO Entei/Cargo by shifting to water, Espeon by shifting to psychic (though unless someone was dumb enoguh to play a fourht energy on espeon, you'd be using steam blast so its situational), and Those pesky Meganium/Harvest Bounty Venusaur/Exectutor decks by changing to fire and they most likely have about 4 energies on them. a little less useful than say Crystal Kingdra but is a basic so 4/5

Draft: take it. draft the 3 types, change around your type and maul through everyone. situational but when it is used its smashing 4/5

Crystal Lugia

This requires way too many different types of energy. Changing types can be a good thing if the other Poke is weak to whatever you're changing into. Psychic is overpriced. Two different types of energy isn't worth doing an average of about 30 damage. It would be worth it if it were one of those attacks that did 30 plus 10 for each energy attached to the defending Pokemon. The Stream Blast gives you even less for the amount of energy you give it. some Pokemon can do fifty for about half the energy Lugia needs; and they don't need to discard any.

Unlimited 2/5
Standard 2/5
Modified 2/5
Limited 3.5/5
TMP 2/5

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