Do You Think Darkrai LV.X is over hyped?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by umbreondude, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. umbreondude

    umbreondude New Member

    Well I have heard people say darkrai LV.X is great, it is bad and many other things. However, do you think it’s over hyped?

    What over hyped means: too popular, too great, too many people like it.

    I think it is popular but not overhyped. Start the discussion now, just please be kind about it and no spam or flaming please [it's just a friendly discussion]
     
  2. poke_master2008

    poke_master2008 New Member

    It is so overhyped that it isnt funny!!

    Look at Blissey....it was going good until G&G came out and blissey got killed because of fighting weakness but yet look at darkrai X and tell me what weakness he has...and its X2!! I mean come on almost any fighting pokemon can easily KO it

    The simple answer to Darkrai X?? Xatu (SW) 1-1 tech does wonders...what are the chances of flipping 2 tails when you check for sleep? 25%....so you either flip 1 tails and 1 heads or 2 heads and you stay alive and awake then you use your teched Xatu to change the defending asleep and boom....your awake and they are in trouble...

    Sure its a basic with 100HP yet its a Lv.X so it has to be lvled up in active.. its easily sniped by Magmortar LV.X (and maggy decks are one of the most famous right now), KOed auto by Gallade (even if it has a DRE on it and you don't even have to flip over 1 prize), the new hariyama OHKOs it, Lucario (with a Pluspower or Strength charm which almost every deck with lucario runs), Lucario X is a OHKO...shall I even keep going on??
     
  3. well, most people wouldn't put it active (assuming they know what their doing) , they would LV up, retreat against a fighting deck, and have it on the bench for its power o_O

    but i think the card is praised more than it should be
     
  4. Zezeta

    Zezeta New Member

    No need to keep going. It is overhyped, but I still think it's a card that might be able to do some damage.
    Darkrai just needs some better cards to make it really powerful, but I dont know if we'll ever get some cards that will help it.

    What sucks is that I usually flip like crap so i'll probably flip 2 tails about 50% of the time.
     
  5. flariados

    flariados New Member

    I think Darkrai is certainly overhyped because it is good but not that good and it only works with dark pokemon or weavile but you can try it.
     
  6. KAZUTO!!!

    KAZUTO!!! New Member

    Yes. Darkrai X is only good for it's Body, and Magmortar can get rid of it. It's attack is only good to stall, as it's unlikely they'll be getting 2 Tails. The only card I can think of that's more overhyped would be Charizard ex.
     
  7. Blaziken 1111

    Blaziken 1111 Active Member

    I think it is the most overhyped card I have ever seen. I mean it's attack is good but how are you going to get the eneryg on it. It needs 3 dark energys and you can't use dres or scrambles. You wouldn't be attacking with it a lot and if you are then I guess you could use wevile as an energy exalorator but the problem is that will slow the deck down because it's a stage 1. If you keep it on the bench how are you going to lv. it up. You have to bring it up and then retreat. Why waste an energy. What does the card work well with. Honchkrow? No Honchkrow is a swarm card and the point of the deck is hand disruption and stack energy on honch and attack with murkrow so darkrai is only good when you are attacking with honch. Blissey? Not really because blissey is only good when it has speed and darkrai and wevile slow it down a lot. Besides those I can't think of anything else that works with it.
     
  8. All the kids love Darkrai. If they have it they will play it. They may not win with it but look at this year in the jr division to see all the happy faces sitting down to shuffle. Sorry you may not have won the game but good luck in the raffle.
     
  9. Mew

    Mew New Member

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, it doesn't work in Japan, so it will never win.
     
  10. spoinkmaster

    spoinkmaster New Member

    Darkrai's gonna sweep States guys, I hear the leets are all using the Darkrai SD
     
  11. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Darkrai is just an easy kill from Gallade, and a devastating snipe from Magmortar LV.X's Flame Bluster. It just doesn't work in the metagame.
     
  12. Dom

    Dom New Member

    Darkrai's part of an AMAZING deck, its just used for its body.
     
  13. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    I didn't even know it was hyped. Such a good pokemon in a bad environment. If it had 10 more HP and a better basic it would be a lot better.
     
  14. holoncastform

    holoncastform New Member

    weavile + darkrai lvx + blissey = massive damage
     
  15. 3l3d33z

    3l3d33z New Member

    well okay the japanese arent using it but they also have a much different format so they might not find any use for it.
    i think it has potential especially with the new premier ball
    i think comboing it with weavile and blissey is too much to worry about setting up.
    i think it is a really powerful attacker it just has such low hp and then it is double weak to the most popular card in the format right now .. :\
     
  16. rerisenphoenix

    rerisenphoenix New Member

    Yes, Darkrai Lv X is very over hyped. Yeah, his body is good, and of course your not gonna try to attack with him, but think about it, you're only able to level uup your active, and unless you get it T-2, he's gone against most fighting decks!
     
  17. 3l3d33z

    3l3d33z New Member

    good point i totally forgot about that! i actually always forget about that :b
     
  18. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Chance of staying asleep after Darkrai puts you to sleep allowing Xatu to wake you up: 1/2. Chance they stay asleep after you shift it: 1/2. So there is only a 25% chance that Xatu will make them miss a turn after they put you asleep. So the "you're awake and they are in trouble" bit of what you said happens as often as the "what are the chances of flipping 2 tails when you check for sleep?" part.
     
  19. poke_master2008

    poke_master2008 New Member

    I was talking about if they use that attack to knock you out...but if you stay alive cuz the chances of flipping 2 tails is very low then the opponent then hopes that they can stall you until it is their turn again but then your use xatu and you can start attacking them...i'm not saying you use psychic shift to make them asleep to win...i'm saying you use it so you aren't assleep anymore and then allowing you to attack and with Darkrai X having 100 HP it's not that hard to knock out....hope you understand what i just said
     
  20. Rashad

    Rashad New Member

    Its Overhyped the only reason i lost to it wa because i used a early warp point and one was prized so i decked myself cause i could not flip 2 heads which sucks with my magmortar deck
     

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