Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Shuckle (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Shuckle from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Shuckle's Poke-Body is called Shell Barricade and says that as long as Shuckle is on your bench all damage done to Shuckle by attacks is prevented, so this card is immune to any spread damage type deck or any attack that does damage to benched Pokemon. Shuckle's only move is called Poison Jab and somewhat strangely this is a fighting type move that requires two fighting energy cards and does 30 damage plus it poisons the defending Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would recommend getting Shuckle on your bench as soon as possible so you can utilize its Poke-Body which will take effect every turn. But it really won't do much unless your opponent tries to attack it. I would probably include a couple of these in a fighting type deck just because it can poison the defending Pokemon somewhat quickly only requiring two energy cards. But overall this card really isn't anything special I would only give this card a 2 out of 5 because even though it does do a fair amount of damage and poisons the defending Pokemon for a basic type Pokemon I would have liked to see this move require only 1 energy card plus its Poke-Body is good but probably won't be actually used very often. So thanks for reading today's review of Shuckle from the Heart Gold/Soul set stay tuned for tomorrow's review Wobbuffet from the same set.