Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shellder -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Shellder Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shellder from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Shellder is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Shellder does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Tackle, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shellder is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Cloyster, 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, although this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in any type deck since it can attack for one Colorless Energy card, I would pass on using this card in a deck without also using Cloyster.  The main reason I say this is because of Shellder's retreat cost, in which the amount of Energy cards required to retreat is higher than the amount to attack.  Plus, later in games, doing only 10 damage a turn won't do much.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cloyster, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Although this card has a solid HP, and one quick move, because it is very limited in what it can do and has a higher retreat cost, especially for a Basic Pokemon that can evolve, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shellder from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shellder's Stage 1 evolution Cloyster, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
At what level does Shellder evolve into Cloyster?
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.


Low Wee Heng said...
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Muhammad Azri Naqiuddin said...

The answer is any level. It using water stone to evolve.

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

It evolves at any level, using a Water Stone