Monday, January 8, 2018

Marshadow GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Marshadow GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marshadow GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Marshadow GX is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  This card has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Shadow Hunt and says that Marshadow GX may use any of the attacks on your Basic Pokemon in the discard pile, you'll still need the necessary Energy to use those attacks.  Besides the Ability, this card has two moves.  The first move on this card is called Beatdown, for three Energy cards, two Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage.  The GX move on this card is called Peerless Hundred Blows GX, for one Fighting Energy card, this move does 50 damage times the number of basic Energy attached to Marshadow GX.

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 Marshadow card, so you do not need to first play Marshadow and then evolve it into Marshadow 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.  So knowing how a GX card works, if you're building a Fighting type deck and have 4 Max Elixir cards in your deck, this is a great GX card to use, solely for its GX move, just casually attach Fighting Energy to Marshadow GX on your Bench with these Trainer cards, and pretty soon you'll easily be able to do 200 damage with the move.  Utilizing this card's Ability, you could pair this card with something like Tauros GX or Drampa GX and do a fair amount of damage using Tauros' moves or discard Special Energy with Drampa's moves.  Even if you don't use this card's Ability, 120 damage for three Energy cards is pretty solid, especially when you can increase that damage by using Regirock EX on your Bench, or attaching Strong Energy to this card.  So overall, this card certainly has potentially, either has a straightforward attacker, or pairing this card with powerful Colorless type Pokemon and using their moves while they're in the discard pile, potentially getting there by using Ultra Ball or Professor Sycamore Trainer cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Pokemon GX from the Burning Shadows set.  The one major weakness that this card has is its low HP, which could be fixed by a Fighting Fury Belt Tool card, but again, this card can do major damage when attacking, and really could do even more damage if paired with the right Basic Pokemon, to utilize this card's Ability.

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

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True or False? This is the first English expansion set to feature Marshadow.
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pokematix said...

yes it is!

atif said...


Hill Jlk said...

True, not false