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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day
Glaceon Lv. X
Diamond & Pearl
& Reviews Summary
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
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Glaceon LV. X
Modified - Great body. Stops a lot of decks in their tracks.
Only problem is it's tough to get into play, seeing that
it's a stage 1 LV.X. 100 HP is pretty low, but Espeon can
boost it up a bit. Avalanche is great if you flip heads
Limited - I doubt you can get this into play, but if you do
it's decent. 3/5
Glaceon Lv. X
Super Rare Holo
Analysis: This card is definitely good
and surely something worth building a deck around.
Having said that, though, this is not the best
Eeveelution Lv. X out there. 100 HP is OK, considering
that it is like a Stage 2. Espeon can fix that. Weakness
to Metal and a Retreat Cost of 1 aren't the end of the
world. Umbreon can fix that anyway. Chilly Breath is
great and can't be stopped with Windstorm like Cessation
Crystal. Avalanche is great... if you can flip heads.
Flippy, but worth playing. Team it with Empoleon.
Modified: Worth playing, but it needs
a lot of support to be great. (3.5/5)
Limited: Good luck getting it, but if
you do manage 1 and its regular form, play it! (3/5)
5/23 Glaceon Lv.X
End of the week already? Man that was quick. At least
today’s card, Glaceon Lv.X from Majestic Dawn, is a good
one to end with.
This is a rare beast in being a good, main attacking
Eeveelution. Not only that, but it’s also a brilliantly
disrupting one as well. Chilly Breath just devastates
many decks, from G&G decks to many Banette variants,
every deck that likes to use Poké-Powers to search,
draw, discard or whatever, are seriously hampered by
Chilly Breath. The first 4 or 5 archetypes that that I
think off are all hurt by Glaceon Lv.X because of the
large use of Poké-Powers this format. The metagame so
far has been one centred on Poké-Powers, though mainly
Gardevoir (SW)’s Telepass and Claydol (GE)’s Cosmic
Power. With some many decks relying on Poké-Powers, this
just goes and changes everything (well, almost since
there are simple ways of stopping Chilly Breath, but
I’ll get onto that later).
However, Glaceon Lv.X has to be active to use it’s
brilliant Poké-Body, so at least it also has a great
attack to go with it. Avalanche is, at worst, a solid 70
for 3, which will 2HKO most of the format’s most
dominating Pokémon. At best, it will also do 20 to each
of your opponents bench Pokémon. That spread, if you
flip enough heads, will quickly turn your turns into KO
fests. There are a lot of cards that will happily take
this spread, and either do more of it (Empoleon (either)
is probably the main example) or use it to your
advantage (Omastar (MD) is a good example). Of course,
if you want to concentrate on this 20 spread every turn
your flip a heads, you have to be prepared not to use
DRE, which is alright since the earliest you an get out
is turn 3 anyway (unless you go second and use a Rare
Candy, at which point I have to ask, is there any real
However, it’s not all good. One thing is that because of
this card (and couple of others from MD), people are
going to think about trying to counter Chilly Breath,
and the main way is from Lati-Lock. Many decks relying
on Poké-Powers will be teching Lati-Lock to counter this
brilliant Poké-Body. One good thing from this, however,
is that if you see they are stopping Chilly Breath, you
know you will be able to spread with Avalanche on a
heads because the 3 main techs that stop bench damage
are evolved and use Poké-Bodies, so people have to stop
one or the other. Consistency may be a bit of an issue
as well since it is a Lv.X. The line used is going to be
important to try and make the deck as consistent as
possible to actually get Glaceon Lv.X out. With the
right line (which is probably going to have to be a 2-2
split of Glaceon and the Lv.X form), it shouldn’t be too
much of a problem since other Eeveelutions can take up
attacking as well if needed. The weakness isn’t bad
compared to other weaknesses at the moment, but more
people are going to start teching Metal in with the
release of Scizor (MD) due to the large number of
Special energies that are played. So long as you don’t
attach a Special Energy to Glaceon Lv.X, or use Umbreon
(MD) or maybe even Flareon (MD), Scizor shouldn’t be
much of a threat. A couple of the big decks like it's
relatively small HP, with Gallade (SW) enjoying only
having to flip 2 prizes to KO it. Magmortar and Skittles
decks need 5 energies (or 4 for Magmortar Lv.X) to OHKO
Glaceon Lv.X, though they both fear Glaceon's Water
typing. Banette needs a Banette in the discard and a
couple of Plus Powers/Strength Charms for a OHKO, but it
will probably try to KO Eevee or normal Glaceon before
the Lv.X even comes out.
Modified: This is definitely one of the best
Eeveelutions, and can act as a disruptor and a main
attacker at the same time. The disruption is very useful
due to the large numbers of Poké-Powers being used, and
even a possibility of spreading is always nice. There
are annoyingly simple ways of countering Chilly Breath
and Avalanches chance of spreading, but you know only 1
will be countered at any one time. Being a Lv.X is
slightly annoying, but that doesn’t detract from how
great this card is. 4.5/5
Limited: Actually getting a good Lv.X line is hard
enough here. If you can, it’s disruption isn’t going to
hurt too many since few Pokémon here have any Poké-Powers,
and the ones that do are unlikely to see much play.
Avalanche is still nice due to it’s spreading, and with
no way of stopping it, it’s a nasty effect. It will
survive a long time as well, and OHKO many Pokémon found
of the Lake
It's Friday! Whoo!
Another Eeveelution for you lot today. In fact, it's a Level X.
Interesting Poké-Body, Eeveelution combos, but is it good enough to win tournaments?
Espeon is a must with Glaceon's low, low 100 HP. Unless Charizard d becomes huge in your metagame due to an influx of 6 year olds, you shouldn't need an Umbreon to cover the weakness. Leafeon Lv.X will help it attack faster (side effect of evading the one-energy-per-turn rule. Amazing, I know), and Holon WP will help you evade Bring Down.
You could go for the damage spread combo and stick this in an Ampharos/Aerodactyl/Shiftry ex deck, but you'd lose all your games, not the least because the damage spread is on a flip. Stick this in Eeveelutions.
Chilly Breath is amazing!
Gardevoir: Chilly Breath takes out Gardevoir and Claydol. If they haven't got a Gallade built, a successful Wager will leave Gardy seriously hurt.
Magmortar: The look on their face when they realize that they can't Energy Draw, Firestarter, or Cosmic Power should be the cause of sheer hilarity on yours. Assuming you're a sadomasochist.
Feraligatr: Ditto Magmortar, but watch out for Breaking Tail.
Ho-Oh: If they haven't got a Togekiss up yet (or they just whiffed on energy), you win.
So now that you counter all these decks, you should sell off your Magmortar Lv.Xs and go buy Glaceons off eBay, right?
Latilock, Cessation, and the works
Latilock will not only shut down Glaceon Lv.X, but also Espeon and Umbreon, leaving you with a 100 HP active that is very much vulnerable to Psychic Cut, Rainbow Burn, Verdant Dance, and anything else that could one shot Glaceon. Cessation Crystal does the same thing, and even shuts Leafeon Lv.X off, leaving you with a bunch of 80-110 HP stage 1 Pokémon that do entirely too little damage for entirely too much energy.
Chilly Breath requires Glaceon Lv.X to be active, meaning that a Warp Point will let your opponent can use their Powers if they get one. Chilly Breath is not permanent, you should never ignore the possibility that your opponent is entirely able to use their Powers with a few cards.
1WW for 70 is entirely reasonable, although it will still need a Lake Boundary to knock out most Fire types, including the ubiquitous Magmortar. You didn't think that I wouldn't be using that word, did ya?
The attack's 20 damage spread to bench is on a flip, although the lack of a suicidal self-bench-damage-spread option on a tails will let you rest easy. The effect is simply the icing on the cake, tails doesn't fail
s, and you only need 4 heads to knock out those pesky Claydols.
You can ignore the weakness. The retreat cost of 1 shouldn't be a problem, but you would want to get Umbreon out in any case.
Jermy told me that he'd take more direct measures with those using the Sand Attack Eevee, including something he calls "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mixed with Mongolian Wrestling." Use the Call for Family Eevee if you value your life.
There are two Glaceons. You use the 80 HP one, not the 90 HP one.
Ratings (1 - Sux, 3 - Meh, 5 - Rox)
Modified: 4/5. It's an interesting card. Close to being broken, but doesn't quite make the grade. It won't (and shouldn't) be the main focus of your deck.
Limited: 4/5. If you actually manage to draft the Eevee and Glaceon, more power to you. This card would do wonders against Infernape, if you can take out all 3.
Unlimited: 1/5. There are very few cards that you could run in a competitive Unlimited deck. This card isn't even close.
Glaceon Lv.X is one of those cards that come so close to glory, yet fall short oh so painfully. You know that's true, 'cos it rhymes. Today's quote comes from none other than the reigning National Champion, a man who is almost as good looking as I am; and ladies, he's single!
(3:49:28 PM) PoJoMOTL: What do you have to say about Glaceon Lv.X, if anything?
(3:50:31 PM) Jvcbt: Glaceon is a pretty strong card, with it's Pokemon Power being extremely strong with Team Galactic's Wager
(3:50:54 PM) Jvcbt: it has pretty low HP, although this is fixed by Espeon, and it's second attack is solid, but too flippy to be considered great.
(3:51:35 PM) Jvcbt: It benefits from being a part of a strong evolution line, granting it a ton of synergy, much like all of the Kirlia evolutions
(3:52:13 PM) Jvcbt: but is held back by the fact that it's Pokemon Body is hindered by Latios/Latias d ( uncommon still ) and the popular cards Warp Point and due to Plox, Cyclone Energy
Glaceon Lv X
I really like this card. Its a water type, without the
typical grass or lightning weakness. Steel isn't very
popular so with 100HP this is a bonus. Shutting down
poke-powers is a great body to have. It has a retreat
cost of 1 and has a great attack. 2W,C for 70 is already
great, plus a huge <i>20</i> to your opponents bench is
a great advantage. Combine this with Lake boundry and
you'll send Infernape/Magmartars running. How
conveinient:). AND its an eeveelution. All these make me
a huge fan.
Limited-If you get the Lv 44, deffiantly use this card.
Bench attack in this format is fantastic. Plus you
always have Snow Cloak from Lv 44 to hide if you need
Glaceon Lv. X
This card has been popular before it could actually be
put into decks. Now with the release of Majestic Dawn,
we'll get to see if Glaceon decks will do as well as
HP- 100? Bleh, I just noticed this. Espeon's Sunlight
Veil will add 20 if you play it. Still, that's like
having a stage 2 for 100 HP.
Attack- Very good. 70 dmg for 3 energy is nice, with
the chance to do 20 damage to your opponent's bench.
Poke-Power/Body- This is what makes this card so
popular. Chilly Breath shuts down your opponent's
powers as long as Glaceon Lv. X is active. This means
no more of Gardevoir's Telepass or Claydol's Cosmic
Bottom Stats- Metal weakness, but since Fire has been
heavy this format, there is no need to worry yet. The 1
energy for retreat sorta makes up for the low HP.
Other than Eevee decks, Glaceon can be paired with
Empoleon to make power-lock decks. There are some nice
water pokemon coming out in Majestic Dawn and in future
sets as well, so Glaceon definitely has potential. It's
not perfect though. Glaceon is 10 dmg away from OHKOing
Magmortar. Because of that, pluspower may be necessary
in such a deck. Plus, there is the issue of low HP, so
Espeon may need to be added too.
birthday! Everyone give all your present for me to some
random younger pokemon card player! Today’s COTD is one
of the four new Lv.X’s from the new Mysterious Dawn set.
Not only does the Eeveelution line get new Eeveelutions,
but they also get two brand new powerful Lv.X pokemon.
And Glaceon Lv.X here has some good tricks up its
sleeve. First is the attack, is about mid-power attack
range (Doing 70 for (W)(W)(C) isn’t bad…) But to top it
off, it also is only a coin flip away from doing 20
damage to all of your opponents benched pokemon (could
work out nicely.) The poke-body is nothing less then
awesome; while active all of your opponent’s poke-powers
stop working. All of them, that means even though it
doesn’t hit poke-bodies, it does knock out quite a few
options for your opponent, kind of like a more selective
Cessation Crystal that can’t be Windstormed or hit by
Pachirisu. The rest is all good, 20 extra HP leaving our
friend here with 100 HP, an almost non-abuseable
weakness, and only one retreat cost to finish it off…
Weakness is a rare type
poke-body is amazing!
HP for a Lv.X
Modified – Wow, get this going and you opponent not only
has to deal with it, but they can’t use powers to deal
with it either… 4.75/5
– As long as you can get it up you’ve won! 5/5 even if
you don’t get any Eevee are you really going to complain
you pulled a Lv.X?
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! I hope you all have an amazing time at
the upcoming Battle Roads! I’m going to one tomorrow so
I hope I don’t party too hard today! =D
“It was on my
birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said,
'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.'”