Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shiftry -- Next Destinies Set Pokemon Card Review

Shiftry Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiftry from the Next Destinies set. This is a Stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Shiftry's Ability is called Giant Fan and says that when you play this card from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon you may flip a coin, if heads you may choose one of your opponent's Pokemon and all cards attached to it and have them shuffle those cards back into their deck. Shiftry's second move is called Whirlwind and for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, it does 60 damage and you may make your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll want to wait until an opportune time to evolve into Shiftry so you can have a good shot at flipping heads and being able to remove one of your opponent's Pokemon from play, I would recommend removing one that your opponent has attached a bunch of energy cards to, not one that is close to being knocked out. You could also use this card in a spread damage type deck, since you could make your opponent switch out their Pokemon every turn after doing 60 damage to them with whirlwind.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. For a stage 2 card, I would have hoped that its Ability would have been sure fire instead of being only a 50% chance of working and only being able to be used once. Whirlwind is a decent move that could benefit a spread damage type deck and its retreat cost is low, but overall this isn't too great of a card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shiftry from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Scrafty from the same set.

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