Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shelmet -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Shelmet Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shelmet from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Shelmet is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shelmet does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Yawn, for one colorless energy card it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Shelmet's second move is called Ram, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shelmet is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Accelgor, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I could definitely see myself using this card as a starter type Pokemon in my grass type deck.  I would consider using up to 4 Shelmet cards in my deck, the only thing that makes me a bit weary about this card is its high retreat cost, however if you do plan on using this card with Accelgor, that card has a free retreat cost so you shouldn't have to worry as much.  So my strategy with Shelmet would be to get it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, put the defending Pokemon to sleep the first turn, then using Ram until it wakes up again.  While your opponent's active Pokemon is asleep you can set up your benched Pokemon.  If you aren't using this card with Accelgor, I would probably not retreat this card but let it get knocked out since its retreat cost is higher than its attack costs, unless you want to add a trainer card that allows you to get it out of the active Pokemon spot for free.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Compared to yesterday's card, Karrablast, this card is much better, but it is still an average basic Pokemon card overall.  I like that it has two moves and that it can put the defending Pokemon to sleep, especially if you get this card into play early, putting your opponent to sleep can really help you.  Like I mentioned earlier, the only thing I don't like much about this card is its retreat cost, but I still think it is worth using this card.

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

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How does Shelmet evolve into Accelgor?
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22 comments:

jaycee said...

by trading it for a karablast the 2 shouldnt hold a everstone for it to evolve

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Lachlan Romanis said...

It evolves into Accelgor when traded for a Karrablast

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-I love your videos man... keep up the good work :)

keanyee choo said...
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keanyee choo said...

It will evolve into Accelgor when traded for a Karrablast.

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Aji Jacob said...

It evolves into Accelgor when traded for a Karrablast
aji jacob
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Hanzen said...

You need to trade Karrablast for Shelmet, then both will evolve.
(Supposedly Shelmet leaves his protection and Karrablast enter on it to use it as an armor)

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Tedy Aditya said...

Trade Shelmet with Karrablast without need of holding any items

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Maxime Chamberland said...

You need to trade Shelmet with Karrablast

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caesar63 said...

Trade shelmet with a karrablast.

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raza1495 said...

Trade Shelmet for Karrablast

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Justin McClarran said...

Trade Shelmet for Karrablast.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqMAp2tZkhFdgFPo-QQF5w

Griffin Roupe said...

Shelmet evolves into Accelgor when traded with Karrablast.

bobbob2238 said...

it evolves when traded with a karrablast.

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Franci Yang said...

Trade Shelmet with Karrablast and they will both evolve. Thanks!!!!!

Franci Yang said...

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Nick Hale said...

It evolves into Accelgor when traded for a Karrablast

BombPho

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Giachino Barcelona said...

Trade shelmet for a karablast and it and the karablast will evolve.

Name:Giachino Barcelona

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Jacob Lin said...


It evolves into Accelgor when traded for a Karrablast
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raytonlin1

NovaSpirit4 said...

It evolves in to Accelgor when traded for a karrablast.

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Hristo Mihailov said...

By trading it with Karrablast.

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MglDudePokemon said...

When you trade karrablast with shelmet
MglPokemon

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Lachlan for winning!