Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shedinja from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Shedinja is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It does not have a weakness, resistance or retreat cost. Shedinja is one of two evolutions of Nincada, I reviewed Nincada's other stage 1 evolution in Ninjask yesterday. Shedinja's Ability is called Empty Shell and says that if Shedinja is knocked out your opponent can't take any prize cards for knocking this Pokemon out. Besides the Ability, Shedinja has one move called Cursed Drop which takes one psychic energy card and does 30 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon in any way you would like to distribute that 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shedinja is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you need to evolve a Nincada to be abe to use Shedinja. There are two ways you can do this, the first is the standard way of having Nincada on the bench or in the active Pokemon spot and moving Shedinja from your hand and putting it on top of Nincada, the other way is to have Nincada on the bench or in the active Pokemon spot, evolve Nincada into Ninjask and use Ninjask's Ability to search your deck or hand for Shedinja and put it onto your bench without placing it on Nincada first. I would recommend the second method of getting Shedinja into play, this way you can evolve Pokemon quicker and evolve two Pokemon at once, with only needing one basic Pokemon card. I would use Shedinja in a grass and psychic type deck, like I mentioned yesterday, I would include this card with Nincada and Ninjask (both grass type Pokemon) and Dustox (psychic type) and Beautifly (grass type). I would include other Pokemon in this deck that can spread damage, and I would try to move Shedinja into the active Pokemon spot whenever the defending Pokemon can't do much damage, I would use Cursed Drop a time or two then retreat it for free. I would do this throughout the entire game until Shedinja is knocked out. That way it will be that much easier for my other Pokemon to knock out my opponent's Pokemon because almost all of them coming into the active Pokemon spot should have previous damage on them.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Like yesterday, this card has a very low hp for a stage 1 Pokemon card, but since this Pokemon basically doesn't count if it is knocked out, this isn't as big of deal to me as it is with Ninjask. That is why I'm giving this card a better rating than Ninjask. Pluses on this card also include the ability to spread damage, and the fact that this card has no weakness or retreat cost.
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