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.

5 comments:

Kokoli-Xj17 said...

Hello primetimepokemon.Can you make a video concerning how to spot fake pokemon cards and how you protect your pokemon card decks and stuff please,please,please

PrimetimePokemon said...

@Kokoli-Xj17 If I have time over Christmas break I will try and do videos like that, I have had a lot of requests like that so I will try and do it.

BRUTE said...

Do you have any Luxray GL Lv. X that you can trade?

PrimetimePokemon said...

@BRUTE no I don't, sorry

Rhyan said...

how about having a 2 shuckles(?) as both active and benched pokemon. good stop gap, really