Monday, May 21, 2012

Bisharp #79/108 -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Bisharp Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bisharp from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Bisharp cards I'll be reviewing from this set, the first one I reviewed was a darkness type card, today's card is a metal type card.   This is a stage 1, as I said, Metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bisharp doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Aerial Ace and for two colorless energy cards it does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Bisharp's second move is called Metal Claw which does 80 damage for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card is extremely straightforward.  I would recommend evolving Pawniard into Bisharp on your bench and then attaching three energy cards to it so you can use Metal Claw every turn.  If you have to put this card into play right away, once you get two energy cards on it you'll obviously want to use Aerial Ace, but since you can't attack with only one energy card I would recommend setting up Bisharp on the bench.  Since both of Bisharp's moves require colorless and metal type energy cards you can easily fit this card into a dual type deck.  I would suggest using a 2-1 line of Pawniard and Bisharp.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  To me, this is a slightly above average stage 1 Pokemon card, it has 10 more hp than most stage 1 cards, and its move called Metal Claw can do 20 more damage than the average move that requires three energy cards.  So if you need a few more cards in a deck that has some metal energy cards in it, I would definitely recommend putting this card in that deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Bisharp from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Blissey card from the same set.

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