Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sawk -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Sawk Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sawk from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Sawk is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Sawk has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two 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 Quick Guard, for one Fighting Energy card, this move prevents all damage done to Sawk by attacks from Basic Pokemon during your opponent's next turn, however, you can't use Quick Guard twice in a row.  The second move on this card is called Brick Break, for two Energy, one Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sawk is a Basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Sawk.  With this being said, although it seems nice in theory that when using Quick Guard, Basic Pokemon can't attack Sawk, if you're opponent has Guzma in there hand, they can easily switch Sawk out of the Active Pokemon spot and get their original Pokemon back into their Active Pokemon spot with a Float Stone Trainer, plus, many decks out there use mainly Pokemon other than Basic Pokemon, this move would have been 100 times better if it was an Ability, on par with something like Alolan Ninetales, still, you can use this move to stall your opponent from doing damage and set up your Benched Pokemon.  Brick Break is a decent move, but not anything to write home about, the main reason to use this card would be for Quick Guard.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I stated above, if you're looking for a Pokemon you can potentially use in the Active Pokemon spot to give you time to set up your Benched Pokemon, this card may fit the bill, but overall, I would probably pass on it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sawk from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Crabrawler, 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 name of the first English set to include Sawk?
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Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

Black and White

Giakitus said...

Black & White :)

Grandma Harrison said...

Black and White...