I have been hearing a little bit of hype but many people have been thinking of flaws within this card. So I will try my best to make you see the best of the card.
Colorless – HP180
Basic Pokemon (Team Plasma)
For each of your opponent’s Pokemon that is Knocked Out by damage from Lugia-EX’s attacks, take 1 more Prize card.
[C][C][C][C] Plasma Gale: 120 damage. Discard 1 Plasma Energy attached to this Pokemon or this attack does nothing.
When Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
The 180HP Factor is so shmazing on any EX. But the Ability is even more Shmazing taking 3 prizes on a EX! And 2 on anything! GIMME THAT! That attack is not all that bad either. Discarding the Plasma is trouble but you can always use Recycle to get it back. The resistance of Fighting is perfect and the retreat cost is something you can work with.
Lightning weakness is bad. Running Terrakion in this deck could help you but testing will tell you if Terrakion is viable. Also one card that can solve this problem right away its called Plasma Frigate:
Plasma Frigate – Trainer
Stadium (Team Plasma)
All Pokemon that have Plasma Energy attached to them have no Weakness.
This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.
This will solve your problem majorly and make sure to at least run 2 of these bad boys.
Flaw Solved?: Most Likely
As you may have already known Hammers can really tear the deck up. But you run Recycle so you can still have a chance, also running Terrakion can help, people that run Hammers usually run Darkrai and Sableye so there is something you can tear through. And what about John Roberts? He ran a deck that lost to Hammers, he took it to Nationals and won, and probably against hammers won aganist it in some matches. Just Playtest.
Flaw Solved?: Playtest and it may be yours.
Those are your flaws and can be beaten, as long as you know whats coming at you and playtested.
Decks with this card:
Lugia/Ho - Oh/Attackers
I have been translating a couple of Japense competitive blogs and such and these are the decks these guys are mostly playtesting with and seeing if Lugia is a viable option.
x3 Lugia EX
4 Pokemon Catcher
4 Colress Machine
1 Scramble Switch
2 Plasma Frigate
3 Ultra Ball
2 Random Recevier
1 Tool Scrapper
2 Plasma Ball
4 Plasma Energy