Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Shiftry -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Shiftry BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiftry from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Shiftry is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shiftry does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roll Up, for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, this move says to flip 3 coins, if any are heads, your opponent must show you their hand, then for each heads, you get to discard a card from your opponent's hand.  Shiftry's second move is called Otherworldly Return and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 60 damage, plus it allows you to return a trainer card from your discard pile back into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shiftry is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Seedot into play and then evolve it into Nuzleaf before you can evolve Nuzleaf into Shiftry, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them previously.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Pokemon were below average overall.  I liked the fact that both Pokemon could attack quickly, but both were limited in the amount of damage you could do and both had lower HP than I'd like to see on a Basic and Stage 1 evolution.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Shiftry card, the reason you'd want to use this entire line in a deck is because of its Roll Up move, attach a Trick Coin trainer to this Pokemon and you have a very good chance at really disrupting your opponent's strategy, plus you'll know which cards your opponent has.  So while I wouldn't recommend this line be your main Pokemon in a deck, I could see using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family to implement this strategy.  Plus, like I said, all three Pokemon in this line have decent attacks, so you could always use them to attack if need be.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card that could be really good in certain situations.  If your opponent is unable to retrieve cards from their discard pile, Shiftry is a game changer and a card that could be rated a 5 out of 5.  Other than that, this card is average overall, being able to do 60 damage for three energy cards, and having a low retreat cost.  Together with the first two Pokemon in this line, which I each gave a 2 out of 5 rating, this entire line gets a 3 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shiftry from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Darkrai EX, 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 Nuzleaf evolve into Shiftry?
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Jeff Ong said...

It can evolve into shiftry at any level but must exposed to a Leaf Stone.


Name:Jeff Ong

Lukas Nowak said...

Nuzleaf can evolve into Shiftry if you give him a Leafstone.


Leena Sregneva said...

Doesn't evolve at a certain level, but given a leafestone instead
Leena Sregneva

kris_is_ me_ said...

Nuzleaf needs a Leaf stone to evolve

kris_is_ me_


Anonymous said...

He does not evolve into a level, but with a leaf stone.



Dhanyal Iqbal said...

It evolves at any level using a leaf stone
Dhanyal Iqbal

Rollouts said...
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Shobhit Singh said...

There is no level to evolution of nuzleaf into shiftry it requires leaf shone to envolve