Sunday, December 4, 2016

Shieldon -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Shieldon Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shieldon from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Shieldon is a restored, metal type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Shieldon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this car has is called Rock Head, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage, plus any damage done to Shieldon during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 20.  Shieldon's second move is called Hammer In and for three energy cards, one metal and two colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shieldon is a restored Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Bastiodon, 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, of course you'll have to use this card with the Armor Fossil Shieldon trainer from the Steam Siege set, since that is the only way to get Shieldon on the bench.  That card itself allows you to look at the bottom 7 cards of your deck and move a Shieldon you find there to your bench.  This card is very similar to the restored Pokemon cards from the Fates Collide set as well as the Anorith card I reviewed from this set in how to get them into play.  So unfortunately, since this card is a little harder to get into the active Pokemon spot and it requires two energy cards to first attack, this card isn't the best starter type Pokemon out there.  The one advantage to this card is that it requires mainly colorless type energy cards, so it works well in most decks, but with only 90 HP, I would rather use a Stage 1 card that could do 60 damage a turn instead of this card.  So overall, although this card isn't terrible, I probably wouldn't use one in a deck on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Bastiodon, this is a slightly below average restored Pokemon card.  Overall, other than being a little slower to get into play and slower on the attack, this card has two solid moves and requires mostly colorless energy, so there isn't any definite reason to not use this card in a deck, but I would recommend several other cards over this one.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shieldon from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shieldon's Stage 1 evolution Bastiodon, 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 Shieldon evolve into Bastiodon?
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.


fredrik heggdal said...

Shieldon evolves at lvl 30

Rin said...

at level 30

Ali Zaidi said...

Shieldon evolves into Bastiodon at level 30.

Ali Zaidi

Yo said...

Level 30.
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Bradley Doesnt Give A Fox said...

Shieldon evolves at level 30

Bradley Doesn' Give A Fox:

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Jacob Liddle said...

Level 30


kris_is_ me_ said...

at lvl 30

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Jamison Diep said...
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Jamison Diep said...

Shieldon evolves at level 30!


Wilson Wong said...

Level 30