Thursday, December 28, 2017

Solrock -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Solrock Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Solrock from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Solrock is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Solrock has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, 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 Double Draw, for one Colorless Energy card, this move allows you to draw 2 cards.  Solrock's second move is called Solar Heat, for one Fighting Energy, this move does 20 damage, plus 20 more damage if you have a Stadium card in play.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Solrock 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 Solrock.  With this being said, if you read yesterday's review of Lunatone, you'll know that the Ability on that card required Solrock to be in play, so you're going to want to include those two cards together.  If you use this Solrock in a deck, it makes for a decent starter type Pokemon, especially if you're using Regirock EX, a Strong Energy, and a Brooklet Hill Stadium card, if you're using all of these cards and have them in play, the first turn you attack, Solrock can do 70 damage for only 1 Energy card.  Buzzwole GX is very similar to this, but spreads damage around for 1 Energy card.  So if you're building a Fighting type deck, this card is certainly worth consideration as it helps draw cards and it can do major damage early in a game.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, if you pair this card with both Lunatone and several other tech cards, this card can pack a punch early in a game, plus, I like that it can help draw additional cards early in a game.  While I would much rather use Buzzwole GX in a deck, this is a card that can still attack if you're facing something like Hoopa or Alolan Ninetales that prevent GX cards from doing damage.

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

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Tyler Thomas said...

Hi, PTP. Solrock was first seen in set 17: EX Sandstorm.

Source: your book.

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The Evil Sneasel said...

Hey Prime Time Pokémon, Sol rock was first released in set no. 17 - EX sandstorm on the 17th September 2003 in the US then on the 14th of February 2005 solrock was seen again in set no. 23 - EX deoxys. Now Solrock pokedex no. 338 are sets such as; HGSS- Triumphant, Platinum: Supreme Victors, EX Legend Maker, Diamond and Pearl: Great encounters, XY Base set and many other sets.
P.S I was one of your first subscribers!

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

EX Sandstorm