Friday, January 26, 2018

Shiinotic -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Shiinotic Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiinotic from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Shiinotic is a Stage 1, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, 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 Strength Sap, for two Energy cards, one each of Fairy and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to heal 30 damage times the number of Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Sleep Pulse, for three Energy cards, one Fairy and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to Sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shiinotic is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Morelull into play (I reviewed Morelull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Morelull into Shiinotic.  If you read yesterday's review of Morelull, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall.  Although the card had a solid HP, a low retreat cost, and could attack for only one Colorless Energy card, it just wasn't that great since it had only one move that could do a total of 10 damage.  So knowing this about Morelull and looking at this Shiinotic card, you could certainly start the game with Morelull in the Active Pokemon spot, do 10 damage when attacking, then evolve it your next turn.  The only reason to use this line in a deck would be if you have another Pokemon that benefits if the defending Pokemon is Asleep, that way you could use Sleep Pulse and then retreat Shiinotic.  Strength Sap is an intriguing move, but with only 100 damage to start, it is a pretty easy knock out in one move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  While there is nothing really that bad about this card, it just isn't one that I can highly recommend, there really isn't anything on the card that is that great, neither move does above average damage, and sure the first move heals damage and the second inflicts a Special Condition, but with only 100 HP and the amount of Energy required to attack, I would rather look elsewhere.  Overall I would give Morelull and Shiinotic combined the same rating I gave each card individually, 2 out of 5.

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

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rocketrobby17 said...

Morelull evolves into Shiinotic at level 24.

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