Friday, July 8, 2011

Shiftry -- Rising Rivals Pokemon Card Review

Shiftry Pokemon Card Rising Rivals SetPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Shiftry from the Rising Rivals set. This is a stage 2, dark type Pokemon with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called Unlucky Wind and it says that whenever Shiftry is your active Pokemon any coins your opponent flip are always tails. Besides the Poke-Body, Shiftry has two moves, the first move is called Conform and for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, it does 40 damage and if you have the same number of cards in your hand as your opponent the defending Pokemon is confused. Shiftry's second move is called Seal Off and does the standard 60 damage for three energy cards, in this case two colorless and one darkness energy card. Additionally, your opponent can't use any Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies the next turn after being attacked by Seal Off.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
As far as strategy goes, I really like Shiftry's Poke-Body it can really affect your opponent's play if they base a lot of their moves off of coin flips, if your opponent has a deck like this I would Shiftry into play as soon as possible. Otherwise I would keep Shiftry on the bench and move it in when you and your opponent have the same number of cards then I would use Conform and do damage and confuse the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
Overall I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating, it is quite average. It is a good defensive card while in the active Pokemon spot since it will limit what your opponent can do especially if you use Seal Off the turn before. However there is nothing spectacular about this card that is why I rate it an average card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's review of Shiftry from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Aggron from the same set.

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