Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sandile -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sandile Flashfire Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandile from the Flashfire set.  Sandile is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandile does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Surprise Attack, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 40 damage.  However, when using this move, you have to flip a coin, if you flip a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandile is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Krokorok and a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile, 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, and there actually isn't a Krookodile card in this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because Sandile has only one move and that move may end up doing 0 damage every single turn because it is a coin based move.  So unless you're using this card with Sandile's evolution, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  If you do use this card in a deck, your only option would be to use Surprise Attack every turn, and the earlier in the game you get this card into play the better this card will work.  Doing 40 damage a turn should knock out almost all Basic Pokemon cards in 2 moves or less.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I was debating whether to give this card a 1 or a 2 rating, but because the only move this card does have has the possibility to do 40 damage and Sandile has an above average hp, I am giving it a 2.  The reason I would give this card such a low rating is because the only move Sandile has is pretty bad if you don't get a heads when you flip a coin.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would look elsewhere first.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many Sandile Pokemon cards have a I reviewed on my blog, including this card?
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. 


masajus said...

if i not mistaken i will say 3

2raymondle said...

you have already reviewed 3 sandile cards from your blog.


Angelina Widjojo said...

3 sandile card that have been reviewed


teng jinchung said...


teng jinchung

Jackie Betts said...

you've reviewed 3

Jackie Rissmiller

Joost de simpson said...

3 Sandile it is.

Daniel Garcia said...

3 sandiles

Migue Morales said...

3 sandile cards
Migue morales

Josh Rea said...

3 sandile primetime:))

Josh Rea said...

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Alfie Cox said...

Your have reviewed 3 sandiles x and y plasma freeze and this one

Super Dodo said...

You have reviewed the Plasma Freeze, XY and this Sandile.

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raza1495 said...


Keion Sadeghzadeh said...

3 Sandiles, Plazma Freeze, X and Y, and this one.

LucidChicken said...

3 sandile cards


Ivo K. said...


Dan Moe said...

3 cards

Chanel: TimeForLego


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Mortikiy said...

3 sandile cards


Klepto manicc said...

you have reviewed 3 :3

klepto manicc

Tough Agent said...

You have reviewed 3 Sandile cards. c:


Pauloo Sb´ said...

3 of them

PhxDisbelief said...

3 of them

Mewtwo Undiscovered said...

I believe the answer is 3.

Mewtwo Undiscovered

Baron Loera said...

Pretty sure there were 3 :)

teo lovrinčević said...

i think teo lovrinčević

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jackie Betts for winning!

jak solarman said...

How do I get to online code cards?