Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shaymin from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Shaymin is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Shaymin does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Call for Family and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for 2 basic Pokemon and put them onto your bench. Shaymin's second move is called Leaf Drain and for two grass energy cards this move does 30 damage and heals 30 damage from Shaymin as well if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it. To best utilize this card I would include many basic Pokemon in this deck so that when I have Shaymin in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, I can use Call for Family and move 2 basic, yet powerful Pokemon onto the bench. This move not only will help you from losing the game by running out of basic Pokemon on your bench, but it will allow you to get better, more powerful Pokemon on your bench quicker, if you use more powerful basic Pokemon, like the Heracross card I reviewed the other day. I would only use Call for Family once, and only if I didn't have many Pokemon on my bench, otherwise I would use Leaf Drain every turn and try and keep Shaymin in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible to get energy cards attached to your Pokemon on the bench. If you are using this card for its Call for Family move then this card fits well in any deck, otherwise I would put this card in at least a deck that has half grass Pokemon in it. I would use 1, maybe 2 Shaymin cards in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon card set. This card has an above average hp, and two good moves. Even though Call for Family doesn't do any damage, it is still a good move because it can move Pokemon into play and it requires only one colorless energy card. I really like Leaf Drain because it is quick, only two energy cards, and it does a good amount of damage, 30, plus it can heal 30 damage from Shaymin if you're lucky, and if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, healing 30 damage from Shaymin will really do a lot if the opponent attacking you is only doing 10 damage a turn. I would definitely recommend using this card in a grass type deck if you're looking for 1 more card to slip into your deck.
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