Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shelgon from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Shelgon is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Shelgon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Knock Away, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Shelgon's second move is called Rollout, this move requires three energy cards to use, one each of colorless, water, and fire, and does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shelgon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bagon into play (I reviewed Bagon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bagon into Shelgon. Shelgon does have a stage 2 evolution in Salamence that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Shelgon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Bagon, you'll know that I thought the card was a pretty solid starter Pokemon type card that could be used in a deck on its own, the only negatives about the card was its below average hp and the fact it required both water and fire type energy cards for one of its moves. So knowing that, and looking at this Shelgon card, I would actually recommend just using Bagon by itself or not use this line so far at all. I say this because not only is Shelgon's hp low like Bagon, but its retreat cost is quite high, so if you put this card into the active Pokemon spot you want to be able to do a fair amount of damage, but neither of the moves on this card can do that much damage, so for those reasons I wouldn't use this card without Salamence. Of course if you decide to use Bagon and Shelgon in a deck together, I would use a 2-1 line of those two Pokemon in a water and fire dual type deck and would use Rollout when I had the opportunity.
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. This card really isn't very good but since both moves this card has does do damage I am giving this card a 2 rating instead of a 1. Like I discussed in the strategy section of this post, Shelgon has too low of hp, too high of a retreat cost, and two below average moves for me to want to use this card in a deck. Overall, I wouldn't give the line of Bagon and Shelgon from the Plasma Blast set any higher than a 2 rating out of 5, Bagon is definitely the better card and should be used solely if you don't plan on using this line with Salamence.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shelgon from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shelgon's stage 2 evolution in Salamence which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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