Thursday, June 5, 2014

Shiftry -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Shiftry Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiftry from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Shiftry is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shiftry's Ability is called Leaf Draw, this allows you to discard a grass energy card from hand and draw up to three new cards from your deck.  Besides the Ability, Shiftry just has one move called Deranged Dance, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 20 damage times the number of benched Pokemon in play, both yours and your opponent's.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shiftry is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Seedot into play and then evolve it into Nuzleaf before you can evolve Nuzleaf into Shiftry, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of those Pokemon cards are pretty horrible, Seedot being extremely bad.  Because of this, I would hardly use any of the Pokemon in this line if I were using this line in a deck.  I would use a 1-1-1 line of Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry and I would try and set up this entire line on the bench.  That way I could put three energy cards on Shiftry and utilize Shiftry's Ability from the bench without having to move it to the active Pokemon spot.  Then when the game has gone on for awhile and both benches are full or close to full, I would move Shiftry into the active Pokemon spot, use Deranged Dance a couple of turns then retreat it back to the bench so I could continue to use its Ability.  This Ability allows you to remove any trainer cards from your deck that let you draw cards from your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  There isn't anything I don't like about this card, I like its hp of 140, it is solid, a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost is average, and then the Ability on this card is very good, and if Shiftry only had the Ability and no move I would still give this card an average rating.  I really like Shiftry's move especially if all of the bench spots are full, the reason I wouldn't give this card a 5 out of 5 is because Deranged Dance may end up doing no damage at all later in games.  Overall, I would give the entire line of Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry a 2 out of 5 rating and I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck.  Individually I gave these Pokemon a 1, 2, a 4 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shiftry from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Roselia, which is 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 --
True or False?  Shiftry has an ex card in the TCG.
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.

29 comments:

Otto Princigalli said...
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Otto Princigalli said...

Yes, there is a Shiftry ex card in the TCG.

oprincigalli

youtube.com/user/oprincigalli

Sorry for the double post, I had forgotten my channel

Aaron Stewart said...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3X1aJu-MdGKA9QgeMMAzcA
Aaron Stewart
Yes, it does.

MonkeyTrusts AMV said...

true

monkeytrustsamv

http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCm6rmwZX_19m2ByPOMxrA5g

Joe joee said...

Yes it has

Cabal said...

True. There is a Shiftry ex card in the TCG.

cabalw

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

teng jinchung said...

true

teng jinchung
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwApPdp2Wlbp9KYcBOJByw

Ang Wei Jian said...

True, there is a Shiftry ex card.
http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCt3lBVRV69gwXmHrYvfEIqQ

nicholas chandra said...

true

nicholas chandra

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPHMYw42XGg3-2Kb3OYPXw

wade leonard said...

true,there is a shiftry ex in the tcg.

my youtube name is stealthracing17.

Moshe said...

True, there are two Shiftry EX's in the English TCG, one in EX Crystal Guardians and the other in EX Power Keepers.

levgbball
https://www.youtube.com/user/levgbball

Jc R said...

True

JoshuaRachoC

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWUc2rrTJIkc2sg3WsnG5NQ

Ryan Dhillon said...

True.

http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCs34ozjSxS5kI1b41hV5QuA

gonçalo Alves said...

true

gonçalo alves

https://www.youtube.com/user/DurtasCarlitos

Nicollette Harding said...

https://www.youtube.com/user/danceangel02 True,there is a Shiftry EX in the TCG.

Jonnie Yang said...

It's true.

Shiftry has two EX cards, one is from the EX Power Keepers expansion and the other is from EX Crystal Guardians expansion (will be three if you count Erika's Shiftry EX)

https://www.youtube.com/user/heavenrains91

Alejandro Ruiz said...

True, there are two Shiftry EX in Pokemon TCG:
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiftry_ex_(EX_Crystal_Guardians_97)
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiftry_ex_(EX_Power_Keepers_97)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKIIANc1PUwBLfDS0F2Xhw

Jacob Lin said...


Yes, there is a Shiftry ex card in the TCG.

raytonlin1

youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

byul hwang said...
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byul hwang said...

yes there is a shiftry ex card
gyushi
http://youtube.com/user/gyushify

Austin Rivera said...

True.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MrNinjafysh

Pokefan2015 said...

2 shiftry ex card so true



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MegaPoke Powers said...

There are shifted ex so the question is true

http://m.youtube.com/?client=mv-google#/channel/UCI5l-45HLl8bj2zrBpEvVGQ

Joey Pandolfi said...

This question is most definitely true!


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Scott Muldoon said...

True.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4WZ1M1EugTs5sFGlsM_q2Q

ilija Rošić said...

true
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XG13 said...

True



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PokéMaster NielsenBrown said...

yes there is a shiftry ex

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to nicholas chandra for winning!