Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bisharp -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Bisharp Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bisharp from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Bisharp is a Stage 1, metal and darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bisharp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Retaliate and for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage plus 60 more damage if any of your own Pokemon were knocked out during your opponent's last turn.  Bisharp's second move is called Mach Claw and for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bisharp is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pawniard into play (I reviewed Pawniard from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pawniard into Bisharp.  If you read yesterday's review of Pawniard, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Although it was quite limited without multiple Pawniard cards in a deck, the card still could attack for one energy card, had a low retreat cost, and a solid HP.  So knowing this about Pawniard and looking at this Bisharp card, the best strategy for both would be to get Bisharp into play as soon as possible, so I could see having a 2-2 line of this Pokemon family in a deck so you can start the game with Pawniard in the active Pokemon spot, do 20 damage for one energy card, then evolve into Bisharp the second turn and do 60 damage.  This is actually a spot where a Devolution Spray could be useful if you plan on always using Pawniard first before evolving into Bishop.  Multiple Switch trainer cards in a deck could help you quickly move Bisharp out of the active Pokemon spot one turn after doing 90 damage with Retaliate.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  I like that this card has an above average HP and two solid moves.  Both moves on this card are quick on the attack and both can do above average damage.  With Pawniard from this set, which I also gave a 3 rating, I would give these two cards combined a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is a line that should be considered when building a darkness type deck.

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

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How many total dual type Pokemon cards are in the Steam Siege set?
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Wilson Wong said...

There are 12 dual type cards in the Steam Siege set.


Unknown said...

12. Am I right?
Simon Low

Arkadix said...

Yes, they are 12 dual types cards in this Set.



plyr 010 said...

There are 8 dual type cards in the steam siege set



Rin said...

12 dual type cards

Bradley Doesnt Give A Fox said...

There are 8 unique dual type cards, 12 if you include different FA variants.

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Simon Ekman said...

there are 12



Iguanodone said...

12 dual type cards.


Unknown said...

12 dual types, 8 if you don't count FA variants