Monday, June 29, 2015

Shedinja -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Shedinja Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shedinja from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Shedinja is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 30.  It does not have a weakness or resistance but it does have a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shedinja does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cursed Rain, for one grass energy card this move allows you to put one damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon and then to switch out Shedinja for one of your benched Pokemon.  Shedinja's second move is called Hopeless Scream, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 50 damage times the number of damage counters on Shedinja, which would do a maximum of 100 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shedinja is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nincada into play (I reviewed Nincada from this set two days ago) and then evolve Nincada into Shedinja.  Nincada has another Stage 1 evolution in Ninjask, which I reviewed yesterday and I will comparing both of Nincada's Stage 1 forms at the end of this section..  If you read my review of Nincada, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it had such a low HP, but it also only had one move and the one move it did have did damage to itself making Nincada's HP that much lower.  So knowing this about Nincada and looking at this Shedinja card, the only time I would recommend using this card in a deck is if I were building a spread damage type deck, that way I could get damage on all Pokemon at once and then if I had another card that did let's say 20 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon that already had damage on them, everything would work perfectly.  But, if you're not building a spread damage type deck, I would recommend avoiding this card altogether, it has way too low of an HP.  So if you use this line in a spread damage type deck, use a 1-1 line and get Shedinja into the active Pokemon spot early so it can't be knocked out in one move.  So after reviewing both Shedinja and Ninjask from this set, I would say Ninjask is a bit more solid and a safer card to use in a deck, whereas there's a lot of risk to use Shedinja in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set, unless you're building a spread damage type deck.  I just cannot fathom using a card, especially a Stage 1 card, with only 30 HP.  But, if you think you can get it to work in a spread damage type deck, it would be worth using.  Combined with Nincada from this set, I can't give these two Pokemon higher than a 1 out of 5 rating, more than likely you should avoid this Pokemon family.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shedinja from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tropius, 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?  Shedinja has the lowest HP of any card in the Roaring Skies set.
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.


Cabal said...

True. Shedinja has the lowest HP of any card in the Roaring Skies set.


Jam T said...

Yes, thats true for the set.


Iman Nurhakim Muhammad Hakim said...

Do note that Shedinja can deal a lot of damage with its second attack provided that you build your deck around it. Using Mew EX, this card lets you hit for a maximum of 550 damage, and I run a Floette FLF, Cacturne PLF variant which can shred through a lot of Pokemon with relative ease.

cooldaniel2 said...

True, for the set Youtube: BlueBabyDemon

Rick Baauw said...


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Kai Tung Ng said...

True, Shedinja has the lowest HP of any card in the Roaring Skies expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

Good Tepig said...

True. Shedinja has the lowest HP of the entire Roaring Skies expansion.

king Kapan said...

True, lowest HP of the set

king Kapan

Αδάμ said...

True name: pokegaard jones

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True. Shedinja is the only Pokemon that has the weakest HP.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

Jamie Kim said...

It is true, Shedinja has the weakest HP out of all the cards in the Roaring Sky set.

Jamie Kim

Gordon Ramsay said...


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Chasista said...



"Interesting" review. This 1/5 card is one of the best in the Meta, the base of one of the 1st tier competitive best decks of the moment and the spread damage attack is not used. Itself is a 1 but in a deck is a 5.

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jamie Kim for winning!

Official_Mike-Mike said...

I don't know why shedninja is even a rare it's the least sought after card and it's like a magikarp