Sunday, May 21, 2017

Palossand -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Palossand Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palossand from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Palossand is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Palossand's Ability is called Wall of Sand and it says that any damage done to Palossand by attacks is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Palossand only has one move called Absorb Vitality, for four Energy cards, one Fighting and three Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus you may heal from Palossand the same amount of damage Absorb Vitality did to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Palossand is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandygast into play (I reviewed Sandygast from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandygast into Palossand.  If you read yesterday's review of Sandygast, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  Although the card had a good HP and two moves, neither move it had was above average and its retreat cost was really high.  So knowing this about Sandygast and looking at this Palossand card, the only way I would use this line in a deck is if your deck is all about defense, you could then set up Palossand on the Bench, and continuously reduce damage from Palossand with its Ability and move.  If you're not about this type of strategy, I would definitely pass on this entire line, both Palossand and Sandygast have high retreat costs, and both cards are under-powered.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although it has some positives on it, like its high HP and the fact its Ability and one move work well together, because the card is so slow to set up and has a high retreat cost, it isn't worth the effort to fit into a deck.  Combined with Sandygast from this set, I would give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, there are much better cards out there to use.

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

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What is the highest rarity of any Palossand card in the English Pokemon TCG?
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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

Rare Holo

MGardevoir Yveltal

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Rare reverse holo from Sun & Moon Base Set.

ThePokemonMaster A.K.A StevenCurry30 said...

Reverse holo rare is. Highest rarity for pollosand

Christopher Kato said...

Reverse holo rare is the highest