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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day
Top 10 Pokemon Cards of 2008
#8 - Uxie Lv. X
& Reviews Summary
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Back to the main COTD
Hey, today we have #8. Uxie Lv. X!
Name: Uxie Lv. X
Set: Legends Awakened
Rarity: Ultra Rare
HP: (90) - As with Mesprit, 90 is low for what
essentially is a Stage 1.
Weakness/Resistance: (Psychic x2/none) - Weak to itself,
Gardevoir, blah blah blah.
Retreat Cost: (1) - Not terrible, plus there are ways to
give the pixies free retreat.
Poke-POWER: (Trade Off) - This is a nice power.
Basically, Uxie aided with draw power in the AMU decks.
The normal form was a essentially a Birch (+1) and this
gives you a free Pokedex Handy every turn. Using both
will help you easily go through your deck to get what
Attack #1: (CC - Zen Blade) - 60 damage is pretty nice,
especially considering it can do it for so little
energy. The effect can be worked around by using the
cycling method common in the AMU decks.
Final Analysis: I'm not sure why this managed to land
above Mesprit, but this is still a great card. Trade Off
is great for draw power and the colorless attack makes
it useful in all decks, not just AMU and
Modified: Another key ingredient in the phenomenom that
was AMU. (4.25/5)
Limited: This would be sick in limited. If you manage to
pull it and the regular Uxie, play it! (5/5)
1/7 Uxie Lv.X (LA) 8th place
Mid week, and the 8th best card of last year
(apparently), Uxie Lv.X! Now, this card does deserve to
be here (finally, a card that does!), but I'd probably
say at least a couple of places higher up. Oh well,
after all the weighing and averaging and whatever, this
card only got 8th, so, oh well. Another little fact, the
first 3 cards of the top 10 list we have here are Lv.X's.
A nice little fact there. Anyway, onto the card I
suppose, and the basics of the card. To be honest, this
is the same as Mesprit Lv.X (reviewed yesterday), and
very little has changed since my first review of this
card, which I never did. Anyway, HP, and 90 on a Basic
lv.X is the tied lowest of the moment, with the other
pixies obviously. This, combined with it's dreadful x2
Psychic Weakness, leaves it very vulnerable to a couple
of the big decks of the metagame, Dusknoir and Gengar
(SF for both) decks. Thankfully, this is a bench sitter
and an all right back-up attacker, so if you ever find
this card active against either of those 2 decks with
it's weakness still there, you had better have a good
excuse. Even against non-Psychic decks, that 90 (or
maybe 110 with Snowpoint Temple) HP isn't going to allow
it to survive many, if any, hits. No Resistance, is,
well, obvious, as is the single Retreat cost.
Now for the abilities of the card, and I'll start with
Trade Off, a Poké-Power that is always taken in
consideration to the other famous drawer, Claydol (GE).
While Claydol is famed for how brilliant it is, Trade
Off isn't too far behind. First, you get too look at the
top 2 cards of your deck. Then you pick one to put in
your hand, whilst the other goes on the bottom of you
deck. There are a couple of problems here, such as if
you get 2 needed cards there when you can only pick one,
or if you get 2 rubbish cards and have to pick one, but
you will always be drawing an extra card, and for no
cost other than actually having the card in play, that's
pretty nice. Compare that to Cosmic Power, which has the
cost of putting cards on the bottom of your deck, that
doesn't sound too bad, until you realise that Claydol
can draw anywhere between 0 and 6 cards. If you want
card advantage, Claydol is probably better, especially
when you consider that, no matter how many Uxie Lv.X's
you have in play, you are only allowed to use one Trade
Off per turn. When Claydol can use Cosmic Power equal to
the amount of Claydol (GE)'s you have on the field, it's
easy to see why Uxie Lv.X is still the slightly inferior
option. It may sound vastly inferior, but you will also
have to consider the fact that Uxie Lv.X also then
allows you to use Uxie (LA), which is just a quicker
alternative to Claydol. May only be used once, and can't
allow you to dump cards back into your deck so you can
draw more, but being able to draw up to 7 cards with one
Poké-Power is pretty powerful.
So, Claydol wins that battle, but it doesn't win when it
comes to attacks. Claydol has nothing worth mentioning,
but Uxie Lv.x has the brilliant Zen Blade. CC for 60 is
very nice. You may not be able to use Zen Blade next
turn, but that's a small price to pay. Use it when you
are in-between main attackers, and you'll find it very
useful. Also, if you ever find yourself up against a
Machamp (SF) deck, then you will find this card acts as
a rather impromptu and nice Machamp Lv.X (SF) slayer. 60
+ 40 Weakness + 60 for Machamp Lv.X's Poké-Body = 1
KO'ed Machamp Lv.X, all for CC. Even if Uxie Lv.X then
gets KO'ed by Take Out next turn, it's already proved
it's worth. So, what would you prefer, the Machamp Lv.X
killing Zen Blade, or Spinning Attack, an attack so bad,
no one has ever actually used it?
Right, combos, and obviously, it's a draw engine.
Basically, if you have a couple of Uxie Lv.X laying
about (who doesn't?) and you don't want to fork out how
ever much it is for Claydol (or would prefer to pay a
little extra for Uxie Lv.X for some reason), then this
can make an effective engine. Just make sure you use the
LA Uxie for set up. Also, Uxie Lv.X is the U in AMU, and
that deck will always prefer to have Uxie Lv.X as it's
draw engine when compared to Claydol, just so it can
actually use Supreme Blast.
Modified: This is a brilliant card, and well worth a top
10 spot. Trade Off, even when combined with Set Up,
isn't quite as good as Cosmic Power, but it's Still
worth consideration as a draw engine in almost any deck.
Also, it actually has a half-way decent attack, so if
you really need someone to do something when you've just
had one main attacker KO'ed and haven't got a second set
up, then this will happily do the job. seriously, if you
don't want/can't to use Claydol, then you will have to
seriously consider this card and it's normal form. 4.5/5
Limited: Well, let's see what I wrote last time about
Uxie Lv.X here. "..." Oh yeah, I didn't write a review
for it last time, so I'm actually going to have to think
of something good to put here now. Well then, if you get
a normal Uxie and this card in Limited, use them.
Seriously, this is the only good draw you have access to
here, so using them will make your deck more consistent
than your usual Limited deck. It can attack with Zen
Blade, and you may want it to since it will KO most
Pokémon you meet here, but it's just a shame that you
can't use Zen Blade twice in a row. Still, use this card
if possible. 4/5
OK, now on to a real card. In my mind, this card is SOOO
underrated…and I will tell you why. Yes, underrated at
First, the undercard, Uxie from LA, has the great set-up
power, and then a 1 energy attack for 20 that can send
the card away before any powers can affect it..cough…GENGAR…cough.
Second, the card itself has a Power that allows you to
look at the top 2 cards of your deck EVERY TURN and
choose 1, and put the other on the bottom of your deck.
This card KEEPS on giving.
Third, the card has an attack, 60 for 2 energy. Sure
can’t be used the next turn, but 2 for 60 has always
been good. And there are enough ways to do it again, as
we all know.
Let’s see, a card with an elite power, with a great
prevolution, and colorless attacks.
I’ll take it!
Modified 5/5 It is the perfect card.
Limited 4.5/5 hard to get it out, that’s the ONLY
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Winner of a
Uxie Level X (LA146)
Hello everyone, my internet is fixed, so I can come back
to doing COTDs. Today's Card of the Day is Uxie Level X,
the Knowledge Pokemon and main hitter in AMU.
Uxie Level X has 90 HP, a decent amount for a virtual
Stage 1, and, if you leveled up the LA Uxie, you can use
Psychic Restore to return it to the deck, unscathed. Not
only that, but Snowpoint Temple boosts it up to 110. A
2x weakness to Psychic isn't good, but Azelf Level X can
completely erase it. No resistance is typical, but not a
downside either. A retreat cost of one is nothing to
worry about, since another Pixie takes it away.
Uxie Level X's Poke-Power, Trade Off, lets you look at
the top 2 cards of your deck and pick one of them to put
in your hand, and the other to the bottom of your deck.
This lets you get some added card advantage, and is a
good ability on a great card. The only downside is that
you can't use it twice if you have two uxe Level X's
out. But this isn't nearly te best part of the card,
that would have to go to...
Zen Blade, Uxie Level X's only attack, not including
previous levels. For two colorless energies, you can do
60 damage at the cost of not being able to use it again
the next turn. But when you use MT Azelf, you can swap
to another Level X Uxie and attack.
Uxie is great, and since it doesn't rely on the other
Pixies it can be brought out much faster. The main
problem is that AMU consists of usually five Level X's,
making it hard for some cash-impaired people (like me
:P) to build the deck. Not only that, but Mewtwo walls
the whole deck, although you can simply tech in
Mightyena LA to counteract that, and other AMU decks.
the new Stormfront set has also not been kind to AMU
with spreaders like Dusknoir and Gengar (Who does 60
damage easy to any Pixie) to wipe out the benched
Pixies, and another new Archetype, Tyranitar, has
resistance to them. Not too long ago, this deck was
unstoppable, with everyone teching something in their
deck to defend against it. However, the reason that Uxie
Level X is a 4 and not a 3.5 is because with LA Uxie,
you can put it in any deck. Need a bit more power for
Empoleon? Throw it in. That speed of a two energy 60 is
something few Pokemon can compare with.
If you can get the Uxie and this, you have it made. the
best part is that it doesn't rely on the other Pixies,
so you don't need to get the other Level X's. Not only
that, bvut you can splash it in any deck.
... And the battle continues. This is JWittz, your
roving reporter here at Pojo News. In a drastic case of
irony, basic pokemon Mesprit LVL X beat out Mewtwo LVL
X, the self proclaimed "basic pokemon cruncher". Today's
report is. . . wait, what's this? I can't believe what
I'm seeing! It appears that Uxie LVL X is here with the
TAG TEAM on Mewtwo! I've never seen anything like it!
Cover your eyes! I gotta get outta here!
So yeah, it seems we're dealing with Uxie lvl X
today, number 8 on our awesome top 10 list-- a card I
like very much indeed. Let's do the usual stat
HP: 90. ouch. Just like Banquo said in Macbeth. . .
"it smells like a OHKO tonight". The psychic pokemon
then reply, "THEN LET IT COME DOWN!!!"
Type: Psychic-- a good type to have-- strong against
itself, Gardevoir Gallade (yes, this deck is STILL a
problem, with the aid of Weaville. . . I've learned the
hard way), and Machamp.
Weakness: Psychic-- not the best thing to happen, not
the worst. Just as the last two pokemon with X2 psychic
weaknesses we've reviewed, pokemon like Gardevoir, AMU
(itself), and the crappy dusknoir's with attacks that do
damage and don't drop counters
Retreat Cost: 1. Convenient! You can moon light
stadium for free retreat, but one really isn't that bad
either. It's all good.
Pokepower-- trade off. This power is so good, and I
can't count the number of times I've forgotten to use it
with my Uxie X. It is the exact wording of the card
Pokedex. . . but you get to use it every turn for free!
It's very helpful for still providing draw power after
you've blown your Uxie's "set up" power. I can name half
a dozen tournament games I've won just by getting that
single card I needed from a trade off. Drawing is ALWAYS
good. . . except mom's kindness. . .
Attack: Zen blade. This attack is much better than it
looks. it OHKO's machampX, and provides a nice amount of
damage to regular machamp, gardevoir, gallade, etc. The
restriction of "can't use zen blade next turn" can
easilly be avoided by using Palkia level X in
combination with him, or a swich, or the free moonlight
stadium, etc. 60 for 2 is a cheap price for a
respectable amount of damage. The colorless cost also
mean that you can use him in every type of deck, not
just psychic ones.
Combos: I had this crazy idea. . . what if you ran
Uxie lvl X in an AMU deck? oh wait, you have to! I
personally like him in every deck I run that uses copies
of Uxie. As I've said, running him with Palkia X is
helpful for picking out those weak members on the bench
and resetting zen blade
Final decision-- Uxie X is a versatile card that adds
to your wasted Uxies. And he's a pokedex. That's about
it. He's awesome.
Limited-- are you really gonna pick out him out of
seven level X's, AND get more than one rare uxie? I
wouldn't count on it. . . 2.75/5