Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pikachu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Tail Whap, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Thunder Shock is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Raichu, 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, this card could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Lightning type deck since it can attack for one Energy card.  This card works well with Raichu from this set, since when you evolve Pikachu into Raichu, it Paralyzes the defending Pokemon, so you could get a head start on the paralysis with Thunder Shock.  Even without Raichu, this card is worth using in a deck because it can give you time to get your Benched Pokemon set up while your opponent's Active Pokemon is Paralyzed and can't attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Raichu, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, I like that this card has two moves, one that requires only one Energy card and the other that has a chance to inflict a Special Condition.  This is certainly the Pikachu card to use with Raichu from this set.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pikachu from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pikachu's Stage 1 evolution in Raichu, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How does Pikachu evolve into Raichu?
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1 comment:

Olaf Spagetti said...

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Olaf Spagetti

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