Monday, June 30, 2014

Shinx -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Shinx Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shinx from the Flashfire set.  Shinx is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shinx does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Paralyzing Gaze, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to flip a coin, if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Shinx's second move is called Static Shock, this move requires two lightning energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shinx is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Luxio and a stage 2 evolution in Luxray, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, this card could be used in a deck, but I would use only 1 maximum if you decide to use it.  I say this because Shinx needs two energy cards to attack and if you don't get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, it may get knocked out quite quickly.  So ideally, you'd like to get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Paralyzing Gaze the first turn and then Static Shock after that.  I suppose, if you had to put Shinx into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, you could try and use Paralyzing Gaze one turn, and hopefully get a better card into play the next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Even though this card requires two energy cards to do any damage, the move it has that requires two energy cards, Static Shock, is an above average move, and if used early on in the game can knock out most Basic Pokemon in two turns.  So if you're building a lightning type deck and need one more Pokemon to use in it, this card is definitely worth a look.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shinx from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shinx's stage 1 evolution in Luxio, which is also 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 --
How many different English sets has Shinx been in, and how many total Shinx cards have I reviewed on my blog?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


teng jinchung said...

8 sets, but only one u had reviwed.

teng jinchung

Primož Može said...
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Primož Može said...

8 different sets and this is 1st review

Klepto manicc said...

8 different sets however you have only reviewed one

klepto manicc

Satyam Kapoor said...

shinx has appeared in 10 cards in 8 sets. and you have given only 1 review on it.

username: TheSatyam50

Cabal said...

Shinx had been in 7 different English sets and you had reviewed only 1 Shinx card on your blog.


Wilfred Tang said...

8 different sets and you only reviewed this shinx

Jacob Lin said...

8 different sets and this is 1st review

Mordecai Best said...

This Card is in 8 different sets, you have only reviewed this once.

Mordecai Best

Mortikiy said...

I believe this card is in 8 different sets, and as far as I remember you only reviewed 1 Shinx card


Oran WillowMancer said...

Shinx is in 8 different sets and you (im pretty sure) reviewed this one (Shinx) only once

Xande said...

There are 8 different sets, and you reviewed it one time


alucard36002 said...
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alucard36002 said...

8 sets and the 1st review channel name is alucard36002

theawesomeitself said...

8 sets and this is your first review

Johnny Tuzzoli said...

8 sets and 1 review.


gonçalo Alves said...

8 english sets but only 1 review on your blog

Gonçalo Alves

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!

coco nococo said...

8 sets and you have reviewed one