Friday, February 17, 2017

Sandshrew -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Sandshrew XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandshrew from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Sandshrew is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandshrew does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Sand Attack, for one fighting energy card this move does 10 damage, plus, if your opponent's Pokemon tries to attack during their next turn, they must flip a coin, if tails, the attack does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandshrew is a Basic evolution Pokemon with a Stage 1 evolution in Sandslash, it is always a good idea to use the full line together, however, there isn't a Sandslash in this set, since there wasn't one in the Base Set, but it first appeared in the Fossil set.  Because of this, I will be reviewing Sandshrew on its own, but the newest set to feature Sandshrew would be BREAKthrough.  So, on its own, this card could definitely work as a starter type Pokemon in a fighting type deck.  It could work as a starter type Pokemon because it can attack for only one energy card, it has a solid HP, and a low retreat cost.  Plus, when using Sand Attack, it could prevent your opponent from attacking, either giving you more time to set up your benched Pokemon, or a turn not to take major damage from a powerful Pokemon like an EX later in the game.  So while I would rather turn to Sandslash late in games, this card could be used throughout, so if you're building a fighting type deck, I would recommend taking a look at this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Sandslash, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I mentioned above, not only can this card attack for one energy card, but it can potentially block your opponent from attacking, so this card works perfectly as a starter type Pokemon since it can quickly attack and it can give your own bench time to be set up.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Koffing from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mewtwo, 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 Sandshrew evolve into Sandslash? 
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Toni said...

At level 22

Alexis Godinez said...

Level 22