Monday, May 9, 2016

Shinx -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Shinx BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shinx from the BREAKpoint set.  Shinx is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shinx does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roar, and for one colorless energy cards this move makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Shinx's second move is called Flop, and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shinx is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Luxio, and a Stage 2 evolution in Luxray, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Shinx does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it requires any type energy card to attack, and only one energy card to perform either move.  If you start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Flop a couple of turns, then possibly the turn before you evolve Shinx, you would use Roar to get your opponent to put a Pokemon into play that may get knocked out by Luxio, or to just put a Pokemon in play that isn't set up yet.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Really no downfalls with this card, just nothing too great.  This card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two quick moves.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, this card is definitely worth a look.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shinx from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shinx's stage 1 evolution in Luxio, which is also 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Shinx card?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


aseem bhalla said...

the first set to include shinx was from the diamond and pearl set.

Jeferson Borges said...

Diamond & Pearl expansion

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Unknown said...

it was from the base set of diamond and pearl (awsome cards haha) with the levels on it and i think i might even have that shinx :)

The card

Anonymous said...

Diamond and pearl


Javvz 93 said...

Diamond and Pearl

YouTube - Javvz 93

G_a_M_e X said...

Diamond and Pearl
YouTube G_a_M_e X

Haragas Alex said...

Diamind and Pearl
My channel is Alex Prime

Die-Go said...

Diamond and Pearl of Course

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