Sunday, April 17, 2016

Shellder 22/122 -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Shellder BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shellder from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Shellder cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Shellder is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Shellder card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Razor Shell that says for one water energy card does 10 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shellder is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cloyster, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't reviewed the second Shellder card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, since this card wouldn't be evolving, you would ideally want to use it as a starter type Pokemon in a deck which I think this card would be suited for.  You could get Shellder into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and attack the first turn after attaching an energy card and do up to 20 damage.  This is another card where a Trick Coin trainer would be helpful.  The only downside to this card is that its retreat cost is higher than its attack cost, meaning that you need to either have a Switch trainer in your hand or be prepared to attach another energy card to Shellder to retreat it.  So overall, if you're building a water type deck, I would consider this one, but would be weary of using it since it has a higher retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cloyster, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I like most everything on this card, including Shellder's HP and one move, however the high retreat cost is a deal breaker for me, and bumps this card from average to below average probably preventing me from wanting to use this card in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shellder from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Shellder card from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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True or False?  This is the first English set to include two Shellder cards?
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. BREAKpoint is the first English set to include two Shellder cards.


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AndrewPlayz 222 said...

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Carlos H. said...

It´s true.

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sandro pinheiro said...

100% true

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grentis09 said...

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Martin T said...


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Yolei said...
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Yolei said...

That's true


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