Monday, April 18, 2016

Shellder 23/122 -- 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 second of the two Shellder cards that I've reviewed 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Shellder card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Clamp, and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, does 30 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails the defending Pokemon is also paralyzed, but if you get a tails, Clamp does nothing at all.

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 tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, because this card requires two energy cards to attack instead of one, it makes it less ideal to use as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, add to the fact that the only move this card has is a coin flip based move, and I'll have to pass on recommending using this card in a deck.  Of course, if you do decide to use this card, definitely attach a Trick Coin trainer card to Shellder so you have a better shot at doing damage with Clamp, since 30 damage is a decent amount of damage to do.  But comparing the two Shellder cards from this set, it isn't close, I would highly recommend yesterday's Shellder card over this one, it can attack more quickly and for sure do damage every single turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cloyster, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I do like that this card has a solid HP, and a lower retreat cost than yesterday's Shellder, but like I said, I strongly dislike the fact that this card cannot attack for one energy card, and when it does attack, the move may do nothing at all.  So if you want to play Shellder in a deck, use yesterday's card, card number 22/122.

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 Shellder's Stage 1 evolution in Cloyster, 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 --
At what level does Shellder evolve into Cloyster?
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.


eevee_4ever said...

Whit a waterstone


Nerox Cast said...

Nerox Cast

Shellder evolves into Cloyster by using a water stone.

Haragas Alex said...

At any level,by a water stone.
My channel is Alex Prime

Martin T said...

Shellder evolves with a Water Stone

Martin T

Pokemon Sunandmoon said...

answer: answer: according to serebii, it evolves when a waterstone is being used on him

channel: pokemon sunandmoon

channel: pokemon sunandmoon

grentis09 said...

Doesn't evolve at a level, evolves with Water Stone


I come on here several times a week and there's hardly anyone who answers these things... HOW HAVE I NOT GOTTEN A CODE YET??

Michael Sgro said...

It evolves with a water stone

Ascath said...

It evolves with a water stone


sworup Adhikari said...

It does not evolve by levelling up.
It evolves with a water stone.

sworup Adhikari

sandro pinheiro said...

sneaky primetimepokemon!

it doesn't evolve with level, it evolves with a water stone :)

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THB Gaming said...

It evolves with a water stone, not by leveling up.

THB Gaming