Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bisharp from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Bisharp is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost. Bisharp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Metal Sound. This move requires one metal energy card and confuses the defending Pokemon. Bisharp's second move is called Metal Wallop, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and metal, and does 40 damage. After using Metal Wallop, during Bisharp's next turn the move does 80 damage instead of 40.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bisharp is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pawniard into play (I reviewed Pawniard from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pawniard into Bisharp. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Pawniard was an average basic Pokemon card that had one nice move that could do a little more than average damage but the move was on the slower side. So I had said you could use that card on your own which you still can, but I would highly recommend using both Pawniard and Bisharp in a metal type deck together and would use up to a 3-2 line of them. I would try and get Bisharp into the active Pokemon spot as early as possible in the game and use Metal Wallop every turn. On average, this move should do 60 damage per turn for only two energy cards. Plus, if you get this card out into the active Pokemon spot early enough it could prevent your opponent from attacking you if you confuse it or later in the game you could confuse the defending Pokemon and possibly have them knock themselves out.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set. Most things are pretty average on this card, hp, retreat cost, and two moves, but what makes this card above average is the fact that Metal Wallop can do up to 80 damage per turn for only two energy cards, this move is extremely quick and early in the game this move should be able to knock out most basic Pokemon in one turn. Overall, I would give Pawniard and Bisharp from this set a 4 out of 5 rating, both cards are good but not great, but together they make a great team.
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