Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sharpedo -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Sharpedo Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sharpedo from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Sharpedo is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Sharpedo's Ability is called Rough Skin and says that if Sharpedo is your Active Pokemon and is attacked by one of your opponent's Pokemon, put 3 damage counters on that attacking Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Sharpedo has one move called Aqua Impact, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage for each Colorless Energy card in your opponent's Active Pokemon's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sharpedo is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Carvanha into play (I reviewed Carvanha from this set yesterday) and then evolve Carvanha into Sharpedo.  If you read yesterday's review of Carvanha, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall, it had a solid HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves.  It was very effective in discarding Pokemon Tool cards, but it was a little slow on the attack when trying to do damage.  So knowing this about Carvanha from this set and looking at this Sharpedo card, the key with this entire line is to utilize Aqua Impact's additional damage, so you can set this card up on the Bench and when the defending Pokemon has 3 or more Energy cards for its retreat cost, I would move Sharpedo into the Active Pokemon spot and do 120 or more damage a turn.  Another strategy with this line would be to get Sharpedo into play as soon as possible, and use its Ability to do 30 damage a turn to an attacking Pokemon while you either set up your Benched Pokemon or set up Sharpedo to use Aqua Impact.  This card can certainly take a fair amount of damage, with its Ability and the fact it has a free retreat cost.

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.  Other than not having a move that is real quick to use, this card has a great HP, a great Ability, and a potentially great move, so it is definitely worth a look when building a Darkness type deck.  Together with Carvanha from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sharpedo from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sandile, 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 --
How many Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon are in the Sun and Moon set?
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.


JustAnotherVoice96 said...

There is 5 stage 1 Darkness type pokemon in the sun and moon set.

Patrick Tiangco said...


Joao Vasco Alvares said...


Scipior Enigma said...

5 different Pokémon.

Gaming Master said...

there are 5 different dark pokemon

JustAnotherVoice96 said...

Sorry I put the wrong link before.

My answer was 5 stage 1 dark type pokemon

Kris Uniwolf said...


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