Thursday, November 30, 2017

Raichu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Raichu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Raichu is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Raichu's Ability is called Evoshock and says that when you play Raichu from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon, you may leave the defending Pokemon Paralyzed.  Besides the Ability, Raichu just has one move called Volt Tackle, for three Energy cards, two Lightning, and one Colorless, this move does 130 damage, however it does do 30 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raichu is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikachu into play (I reviewed Pikachu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikachu into Raichu.  If you read yesterday's review of Pikachu, you'll know I thought it was a solid card overall.  It had two moves, one that could do damage and another that could Paralyze the defending Pokemon.  That card could be used as a starter type Pokemon, but the strategy with this line is to include several in your deck so that you can Paralyze the defending Pokemon each turn, while Raichu is on your Bench, then attack with your Active Pokemon.  Personally, I've seen this strategy several times when battling online, trainers use Devolution Spray to move Raichu back into their hand so they can continuously use its Ability.  Plus, if you do have to use Raichu's move, Volt Tackle does do a good amount of damage, I just wish it required two Colorless Energy cards instead of two Lightning.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards to use in a Lightning type deck right now, since it can be used from the Bench and it can make your opponent unable to attack you at all!  So pair this Pikachu and Raichu line with a powerful attacker and you'll be able to take down most decks out there!  Together with this specific Pikachu from the Burning Shadows set, I would give both cards a 5 out of 5 rating.

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

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1 comment:

IronDarmanitan said...

burning shadows, shining legends as a GX, in a trainer kit along with lycanroc (alolan form), and was featured once again in crimson invasion (alolan form)