Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Shaymin (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Shaymin from Unleashed. This is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. Shaymin has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, so I wouldn't even put this card into play against fire Pokemon because this card will be toast. However Shaymin does have a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon and a somewhat low retreat cost of 1 colorless energy card. Shaymin's Poke-Power called Celebration Wind lets you move as many energy cards as you want from one Pokemon to another when you put Shaymin from your hand onto your bench. The situation this could be used in would be if you start attaching a bunch of energy cards to your Pokemon and later on in the game you get your most powerful Pokemon in your hand and then you want to use it very quickly as long as you have Shaymin in your hand as well you can put both of them on your bench and then move all your energy attached to your other Pokemon to that most powerful Pokemon so you can use its best move right away. Shaymin's only move is called Energy Bloom which takes 2 energy cards, 1 grass and 1 colorless. This move does only 30 hp but it also allows you to remove 3 damage counters from each of your Pokemon that has energy cards attached to them. So this card functions in two different ways, if you use its Poke-Power you can set up one Pokemon that needs a lot of energy cards very quickly or you can utilize Shaymin as more of a healer and attach energy cards to all of your Pokemon and then use Energy Bloom and remove 30 damage from all of them. So thanks for reading today's review of Shaymin from Unleashed stay tuned for another review of an Unleashed card tomorrow.