Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Salazzle GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Salazzle GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Salazzle GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Salazzle GX is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Diabolical Claws, for two Fire Energy cards this move does 50 damage times each Prize card you've taken.  Heat Blast is this card's second move, for two Fire Energy cards, this move does 110 damage.  The GX move on this card is called Queen's Haze GX, for two Fire Energy cards, this move allows you to discard all Energy from your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Salazzle card, so you do not need to first play Salazzle and then evolve it into Salazzle GX, instead you can evolve Salandit directly into Salazzle GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  There is a Salandit card in this set, but it is a Psychic type card, so I will be reviewing it later this month.  Looking at this Salazzle GX card, if you are building a mainly Fire type deck, this card is definitely worth consideration.  I could potentially see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and saving it for the end of the game, therefore allowing you to do major damage with Diabolical Claws.  The two non-GX moves on this card are both pretty good, both quick on the attack too.  So if you're looking for some power in a Fighting type Pokemon card, one that is fairly quick on the attack, this Salazzle card is pretty great.  In my opinion, Salazzle GX's GX move is pretty poor, at least in today's metagame, most Pokemon can attack very quickly, requiring only one or two Energy cards, so discarding an Active Pokemon's Energy won't do much, plus multiple Energy can usually be attached per turn, so they can get set up pretty quickly again.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon GX card from the Burning Shadows set.  I like how this card is very powerful once set up, but because this card is restricted to only using Fire Energy, there is limited use for it, plus this card's GX move is pretty poor.  Overall, if you're building a Fire type deck, this is a card to try and fit in.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Salazzle GX from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Turtonator, 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 total Fire type regular GX cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
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Giri Venkatesh said...

total 3 Fire type regular GX cards


Ejoty said...

There are 3 Fire Type Regular GX cards in Burning Shadows

Salazzle, Ho-Oh, and Charizard


Baboo Kreal said...

There are 3 fire type regular GX cards!