pokemon-paradijs.comToday, I’ll be reviewing Gliscor LV.X, which is straight off the COTD Request Thread. Gliscor LV.X is a Stage 1 LV.X with a kind of low 110 HP (Luxray GL LV.X is a Basic LV.X with the same HP and Dialga G LV.X has even more). Its Fighting-typing will let it hit a good number of Pokémon for weakness, most notably Luxray GL LV.X. It has a x2 Water weakness, which will hurt against Kingdra or Gyarados, and the Fighting resistance, which is kinda strange when it’s on a Fighting Pokémon but is still nice to have. I also really like the free Retreat Cost.
Gliscor LV.X’s Poké-Power, “Shoot Poison”, poisons and paralyzes the defending Pokémon. Special condition decks haven’t been viable since the release of SP; however, it is a nice bonus. Its attack, “Night Slash”, is where it really shines. For the semi-low cost of FC, “Night Slash” does 60 damage and you may switch it with one of your benched Pokémon.
pokemon-paradijs.comThis is essentially the same idea as CurseGar, just without the damage control Poké-Power. I actually have taken a liking to this card and, while I know it was more powerful with Mr. Mime MT in the format, I believe it to still be viable. Perhaps the best card to put in its place is Spiritomb AR to lock your opponent’s Trainers while you can still use yours as long as you retreat Spiritomb with Unown Q, Warp Energy, or a basic energy card.
My recommendation: Try it out in a sort of hit-and-run style deck, probably with Spiritomb. Also, try it out with Vileplume UD as well for a full blown Trainer-lock deck.