Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sandslash -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Sandslash BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandslash from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Sandslash is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandslash does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slash, which does 20 damage for one fighting energy card.  Sandslash's second move is called Swift, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandslash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandshrew into play (I reviewed Sandshrew from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandshrew into Sandslash.  If you read yesterday's review of Sandshrew, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon, one that could be used on its own because it could attack for only one energy card and it could do up to 20 damage per turn.  So knowing this about Sandshrew and looking at this Sandslash card, this card is on par with Sandshrew, meaning, this is a no frills, very solid Pokemon that can do a fair amount of damage, but nothing more.  So if you're looking to fill a fighting type deck with a couple of good attackers that can attack quickly, and do a fair amount of damage, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 line of Sandshrew and Sandslash.  You could try and start the game with Sandshrew, use its move to do up to 20 damage the first turn, then evolve it the next turn continuing to add energy cards until you get three energy cards on Sandslash and then use Swift every turn to do 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  I have nothing of dislike on this card, it has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves.  Like I said above, if you're building a fighting type deck, definitely consider using this line in it, together I would give Sandslash and Sandshrew from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sandshrew from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cubone, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Sandshrew evolve into Sandslash?
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Distinct said...

Level 22!

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Kai Tung Ng said...

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash at Level 22.

Kai Tung Ng

Cabal said...

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash at level 22.


Saitama Sama said...

Level 22

Saitama Sama

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Level 22

Sharath Narayanan said...

Level 22

Eddie said...

Level 22!

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