Friday, October 7, 2016

Shiftry -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Shiftry Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiftry from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Shiftry is a stage 2, grass and darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two 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 Wicked Wind, for one grass energy card this move does 40 damage, plus until the end of your opponent's next turn, each Pokemon Tool and Pokemon Stadium card in play has no effect.  Shiftry's second move is called Extrasensory, for two colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you have the exact same number of cards in your hand as your opponent.

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 the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both were below average.  Both of the first two Pokemon in this line were pretty under-powered, and Seedot really could not be used on its own since it couldn't do any damage when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Shiftry card, if you are building a deck around avoiding Pokemon Tool and Stadium cards, it could be very useful to use a 1-1-1 line of this family so that you can put Shiftry into the active Pokemon spot and use Wicked Wind every turn, and ruining your opponent's strategy.  However, if you plan on using Tool and Stadium cards, the other option is to use Extrasensory, which essentially can do up to 120 damage a turn for only one special energy card, and since you can use cards in your hand before attacking it should be easy to get the same number of cards in your hand as your opponent's unless they have a significantly higher amount of cards in their hand.  Overall, this card has some potential, but because of how poor Nuzleaf and Seedot are, this card isn't one you'll see in that many decks out there.

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 from the Fates Collide set.  This card is just plain average overall, it has a solid HP, standard retreat cost, and two good but not great moves.  This card is quick on the attack and can do some major damage, but evolves some luck when using this card.  Altogether, I would give this entire Pokemon family a 2 out of 5 rating, it is worth a look, but not a long one.

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

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True or False?  This is the first dual type Pokemon card that I've reviewed on my blog.
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WarDog said...


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Alec Loveall said...


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Chris smith said...


(I've edited my channel so that you can now pm me, for some reason that setting was turned off >.<)

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Micole Delos Santos said...

False. The first dual type Pokemon card that you reviewed was Raikou & Suicune Legend with Lightning and Water type Pokemon card and other legend pokemon card.

Fixed my channel. You can message me now. :)

Micole Delos Santos