Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sandshrew -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Sandshrew Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandshrew from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Sandshrew is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandshrew does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Sandshrew's first move is called Rollout, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Sandshrew's second move is called Slash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandshrew is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Sandslash, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, this card would be an okay starter Pokemon in a deck because it can do damage for only one energy card.  I would try and prevent having to move Sandshrew to the active Pokemon spot before it evolves because even though it can attack quickly, it will take awhile until this card can do a bit more damage, and Slash doesn't do as much damage as you would like for three energy cards.  The good thing with this card is that it requires mostly colorless energy cards to attack so if you want to use it on its own it is easy to fit into most decks, however I would not recommend using this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an above average hp, and two moves, I'm still giving this card a below average rating.  I'm doing this because neither of Sandshrew's moves are anything special, and if you have to move it out into the active Pokemon spot, it requires two energy cards to retreat it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sandshrew from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sandshrew's stage 1 evolution in Sandslash, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the name of the Trainer that first owned a Sandshrew in the Pokemon anime?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  


Joshua Kok said...


John Moon said...


tvOBT said...

Episode 8

Trainer A.J.

Niran Mistry said...

youtube :niranmistry

lilkrndude03 said...


lilkrndude03 said...

opps meant

Hans Fredrik Schippert said...

His name was A.J. and he was first seen in episode 8. A.J. was a really brutal trainer, but Sandshrew was still very loyal to him.

Youtube: hfschippert

Milton Santoso said...


Samrat Khanal said...

The trainer who first owned Sandshrew
is named " A.J ".

Youtube username: shadowprime33

Youtube channel link:

Mighty Mewtwo said...


Sathvik Rayala said...

the name was A.J.

Alex Chavez said...


Rickard Bodell said...

The pokemon trainer named A.J. was the first to own a Sandshrew in the pokemon anime, however, i was the first to own a Sandshrew in the pokemon games ;)
(just kidding)

youtube username:RB68353
link to channel:

Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...


JWLim said...

The first trainer in the anime that owned a sandshrew is A.J.

Youtube Username: Jwern1994
Channel Link:

imhungry said...



YunokiAz said...


Username: YunokiAz


seba said...

episode 8

Heng Liwei said...


Kalle Kiviluoma said...


Tony J. said...

A.J whose Sandshrew was also his first Pokemon.

Kaweh Djamali said...

A J !!

Luis Espitia said...


The first official appearance of Sandshrew in Pokémon history was in the episode " The Path to the Pokémon League" ( The eighth episode of the Pokémon anime) Sandshrew was owned by a Pokémon Trainer named A.J. Sandshrew was his first Pokémon. The guy used barbaric training methods with him like training him with a whip and also train him in a pool even thought Sandshrew is a ground type Pokémon and its weakness is water. A.J's Sandshrew wears a "strength intensifier" invented by A.J himself when training that supposedly enables the Sandshrew to withstand the weakening effects of water.
Despite all of these Sandshrew was very loyal to him. He decides to start competing for Badges after he won his 100th win after beating ash and Team Rocket. He's record was 100 wins to 0 losses.

Username: Luis Espitia


I feel lucky today :D (I always feel lucky :P)
Thank you,

Matthew Reid said...


Alabrel said...

Man, AJ was a boss. Using EV items before they became mainstream. His Sandshrew was legit.

qwart said...



Justin McClarran said...


priyam said...


Youtube channel:

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Luis for winning!