Monday, February 4, 2013

Sandslash -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Sandslash Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandslash from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Sandslash is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandslash does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Sandslash's first move is called Sand-Attack, this move does 20 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless.  Plus, if your opponent tries attacking next turn, if they get a tails when they flip a coin the attack does nothing.  Sandslash's second move is called Earthquake which does 80 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting.  However, this move also does 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandslash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandshrew into play (I reviewed Sandshrew from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandshrew into Sandslash.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Sandshrew was an okay starter Pokemon but more than likely you're going to want to evolve Sandshrew into Sandslash on your bench.  When on your bench get three energy cards on Sandslash so that when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you have the option to use either of its moves.  If possible, pair this Pokemon line with a Pokemon that uses all the damage on all the Pokemon in play when attacking, that way if you use Earthquake a couple of times it won't hurt your bench so much.  Another option is to not keep many Pokemon on your bench when using Earthquake, but that is a riskier option because if you don't have any Pokemon on your bench you'll end up losing if Sandslash is knocked out.  So to summarize, I would recommend evolving Sandslash on the bench and then using Earthquake every turn unless the defending Pokemon can be knocked out by 20 damage.  After explaining my strategy, it would be hard for me to include this line into one of my decks, these Pokemon just aren't that good, but if you do want to use this line, definitely don't use more than a 2-1 or 1-1 line of Sandshrew and Sandslash.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has an average hp, and low retreat cost, I still don't like this card very much.  Neither of its moves are too great, especially when Earthquake does damage to your own Pokemon.  So I would recommend looking elsewhere for stage 1 Pokemon.  So overall, this Pokemon line gets a 2 out of 5 rating because both Sandshrew and Sandslash are below average Pokemon cards.

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

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What two colors make up the main part of the shiny Sandslash sprite?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


tvOBT said...

A very sexy Brown and Red


maurycio said...

red and brown


JWLim said...

Red and brown. It appears more as red and green in the Gen 2 Gold/Silver/Crystal games, though.

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Milton Santoso said...

Red and Brown

Joshua Kok said...

Red and Brown

Methyy said...

blue and white :p derrp

Methyy said...

brown and red :)

papiku said...

Red and Brown


Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

Red and brown

Sathvik Rayala said...

red and brown

Mighty Mewtwo said...

Red and brown.

Alex Chavez said...

Red and Brown those sexy colors

YunokiAz said...

Red & Brown

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Rickard Bodell said...

The main part colorsof the shiny Sandslash sprite is Red and Brown.

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Hans Fredrik Schippert said...

I'd say that a shiny Sandslash is red and khaki or beige... definitely not brown.

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seba said...

He first was Red and a somewhat brownish green in Gen 2, then in Gen 3 it was permanently changed to Red and Light Brown

Kaweh Djamali said...

First Red then Brown :)

Niran Mistry said...

red and brown
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Aron Unger said...

Red and light brown

Luis Espitia said...


Shiny Sandslash's colors are different in every generation

1st gen. There is not a shiny Sandslash on the first generation
2nd gen. his spikes are brown and his body is green
3rd, 4th, 5th gen. his spikes are red and his body is lion(I went to Wikipedia to a list of colors and this one is the closest). If you want a simpler answer is red spikes and yellow. I'm not sure what kind of yellow it is. but when I look at honey mustard is the same yellow. You should compare and see lol. Instead of honey mustard I'm going to start asking for Sandslash sauce.

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Thank you,

lilkrndude03 said...

red and brown

Retro-Ninja said...

A beautiful Red and Brown.


Good luck to all :D

qwart said...

Red and tan


Tony J. said...

Red mane and sand brown skin.

Justin McClarran said...

Red and brown

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Sathvik for winning!

dean beverloo said...

Red and brown

dean beverloo said...

Red and brown
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