Monday, October 24, 2016

Shellos -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Shellos Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shellos from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Shellos is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shellos does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Rain Splash that does 10 damage for one water energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shellos is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gastrodon, 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, although this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack for only one energy card and it has an above average HP, without Gastrodon, I wouldn't use this card in a deck.  I say this because the retreat cost on Shellos is higher than its attack cost, so you would either have to use a Switch trainer to retreat it for free, or you would have to waste an additional energy card just to retreat it.  Plus, later in games, being able to do 10 damage a turn, won't do much for you.  So my opinion on this card is that it would be a fine start to the line if you're using Gastrodon, but on its own, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gastrodon, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a good HP, and a quick attacking move, but this card is very limited in what it can do overall and has a high retreat cost, so unless you need this card to get to Gastrodon, look elsewhere for a starter water type Pokemon for your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shellos from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shellos's stage 1 evolution Gastrodon, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
In how many English sets has there been a Shellos card, excluding east and west sea?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

6 comments:

Santiago Garcia Arrue said...

Hello Primetime, i dont post videos on my channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXK_9bCIpAPjeYe0WYfLrAA ) but what i do is play pokemon tcg and tcgo!

The answer to your question is:

Excluding east and west sea, shellos has only appear in Steam Siege and his number is 28/114.

Sorry if my english is not very good, Im from Peru.

My name is Santiago García Arrué, thank you for uploading those amazing videos. I hope I win :)

kris_is_ me_ said...

Only steam siege

kris_is_ me_

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMS8yZqqC5f1ZgQE-rr0bkQ

UWOTM8 said...

there has only been one shellos card which hasn't been west or east sea and it is the Steam Siege card, which you reviewed right here!

Aaron Choi said...

steam seige

thenessfan5

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpfT4yZkPq98sX9h0d5HW2Q

Erasmo said...

Just this one! The one you just reviewed :)

https://www.youtube.com/user/Erasmin24

Rosikhul Ilmi said...

Only Steam Siege

Rosikhul Ilmi

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFvzZr3pIlFGe0q2t1Xitg