Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shelgon from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set. Shelgon is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Shelgon's Ability is called Exoskeleton and says that any damage done to Shelgon by attacks is reduced by 10. Besides the Ability, Shelgon just has one move called Rolling Tackle, this move requires three energy cards to use, one each of water, fire and colorless, and does 60 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shelgon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bagon into play (I reviewed both Bagon cards from this set the past couple of days) and then evolve Bagon into Shelgon. Shelgon does have a stage 2 evolution in Salamence that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Shelgon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my reviews of the two Bagon cards from this set, you'll know that I wasn't a huge fan of either card, the first card could potentially do more damage but the only attack it had was based on a coin flip. The second Bagon card from this set is the one I would recommend using with the rest of this Pokemon line, it had two moves, and could do damage every single turn, even though it did damage to itself. So knowing this about Bagon and looking at this Shelgon card, this card is a bit too slow on the attack and has too low of an HP for me to warrant use, so unless you're using Salamance in your deck, I wouldn't recommend either of the Pokemon in this line. If you do choose to use Bagon and Shelgon without Salamence, only use a 1-1 line in a deck and get Shelgon into play early in the game so you can do 60 damage a turn and hopefully not get knocked out right away since its HP is lower.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set. This card has an average move and a good Ability, however its HP is too low for my liking, and the time it takes to attack with this card takes forever, plus it has a high retreat cost. Together with either of the Bagon cards from this set, I can't give them higher than a 1 out of 5 rating, stay away from these cards unless you need them for Salamence.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shelgon from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shelgon's stage 2 evolution in Salamence which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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