Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiinotic from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set. Shiinotic is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Shiinotic's Ability is called Illuminate and says that once per turn you may search your deck for a Grass type Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Shiinotic only has one move called Flickering Spores, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shiinotic is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Morelull into play (I reviewed Morelull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Morelull into Shiinotic. If you read yesterday's review of Morelull, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, I thought it could be used as a starter type Pokemon, since it had an average HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves, both requiring one energy card, but I also thought it was lacking in late game situations. So knowing this about Morelull and looking at this Shiinotic card, I would recommend either starting this line in the active Pokemon spot, putting the defending Pokemon to sleep, and then setting up your Benched Pokemon, or just keeping this line on the Bench so Shiinotic's Ability can be used and you can quickly get the Grass type Pokemon you need into play. This card can replace several trainer cards in a deck and be used once every turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set. Solely on Shiinotic's Ability, I think this card is above average, throw in an above average HP, and a solid move, and this card is always worth considering when building a grass type deck. Together with Morelull from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shiinotic from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Bounsweet, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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