Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sneasel -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Sneasel Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sneasel from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Sneasel is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, 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 Hone Claws, for one Colorless Energy card, this move increases the base of Slash's attack to 80 instead of 20.  The second on this card is called Slash, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sneasel is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Weavile, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, if you're building a Darkness type deck, this card has some merit to use on its own, since it can essentially do 40 damage per turn for two Energy cards.  Usually I don't look ahead on these reviews, but I know Weavile from this set is very good, so there may be times you have this card in your Active Pokemon spot, if you can't knock the defending Pokemon out with 40 damage, use Hone Claws the first turn and Slash the second, to do 80 total damage in two turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Weavile, this is an average, to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have a very good HP, and I like the fact that this card can do 80 damage per turn with Slash, if Hone Claws is used first.  The reason I'm not giving this card a better rating is because there are too many scenarios where you may try and use Hone Claws first, then get knocked out, or have Sneasel moved to your Bench, nullifying the 80 damage Slash was going to do.  But, if you're using Weavile in your deck, this is a good start to the line.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sneasel from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sneasel's Stage 1 evolution in Weavile, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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1 comment:

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

Any level as long as it levels up while holding a razor claw