Friday, December 24, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Sandslash (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Sandslash from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set, this is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Sandslash doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Poison Sting and for two energy cards, 1 fighting and 1 colorless, it can do 30 damage plus it poisons the defending Pokemon. Sandslash's second move is called Fury Swipes and this move requires 3 energy cards, 1 fighting and 2 colorless, and does 30 times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins. As far as strategy goes I would definitely recommend this card because of its free retreat cost, what I would probably do would be two put two energy cards on it so I could move it into the active Pokemon spot whenever my opponent has a new active Pokemon, that way I could use Poison Sting and poison the defending Pokemon, then the next turn either retreat it for free, or use Fury Swipes which should be able to do at least 60 damage each turn. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because of its ability to poison Pokemon and also because of its ability to retreat whenever it wants, it also has big damage potential with Fury Swipes, it could do 90 damage if you're lucky. So thanks for reading today's review of Sandslash from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Smoochum from the same set.