Sunday, January 28, 2018

Zygarde -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Zygarde Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zygarde from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Zygarde is a Basic, Dragon type Pokemon card with a HP of 150.  Zygarde has a x2 weakness to Fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four 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 Land Crush, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 80 damage.  The second move on this card is called Core Enforcer, for four Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Fairy, and two Colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must discard both a Darkness Energy and Fairy Energy attached to Zygarde after attacking.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zygarde 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 Zygarde.  With this being said, because there isn't such a thing as a Basic Dragon type Energy in the TCG, you'll have to include this card in a dual type deck featuring Darkness and Fairy type Pokemon if you want to be able to use both attacks on this card.  While both moves can do a fair amount of damage, both are slow to set up, and in my opinion, it doesn't make much sense to include this card in a deck.  Add to the fact this card is slow to set up and has an extremely high retreat cost, there really is no reason to use this card in a deck.  If I were to ever use this card in a deck, I would only use its Land Crush move since I wouldn't have to discard Energy after attacking, and the move requires three Colorless Energy, so I don't have to worry about getting specific Energy into my hand.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I stated above, I would not use this card in a deck, but as far as a Basic Pokemon that isn't an EX or GX, this card does have a high HP and two somewhat powerful moves, it is just too slow to set up and too costly to retreat to warrant serious use in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Zygarde from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Meowth, 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...