A Wicked Wind – Dual Type Shiftry

Hey everyone! This is PikaPoster, back with another Card of the Day! Today we will be looking at the Dual-type Shiftry line – Dark and Grass combined.

Seedot

Seedot is a small, brown Pokémon that resembles an acorn. A beige, mask-like pattern covers its large black eyes, and it has two beige feet. It has a gray “cap” with a short stem on top of its head. The stem is used to hang from tree branches in its forest home. While hanging, this Pokémon absorbs moisture and nutrients from the tree until becomes too heavy and falls to the ground. The more it drinks, the glossier its body becomes. Additionally, Seedot polishes itself with leaves once daily. If it remains still, it can be mistaken for a nut and startles others by moving suddenly.

Seedot 9/114

Seedot 50HP [G]

[G] Bide
Flip a coin. If heads, if this Pokémon would be Knocked Out by damage from an attack during your opponent’s next turn, it is not Knocked Out and its remaining HP becomes 10 instead.

Weakness: [F] x2
Resistance: [NONE]
Retreat Cost: [C]

This Pokemon is a weak basic from the Steam Siege expansion. With low HP, an attack that does no damage, and overall bad stats, I give this card a 1.5 star.

Nuzleaf

Nuzleaf is a bipedal Pokémon with a single green leaf atop its head. The leaf is smaller on the female. This Pokémon is mostly brown with a beige mask marking on its face. Its bulky thighs are also beige and have thin striations, and there are what appear to be two nipples on its chest. It has thin arms with mitten-like hands. If its long, pointed nose is grabbed, Nuzleaf will lose its power.

Nuzleaf 10/114

Nuzleaf 70HP [G]

[G] Harden
During your opponent’s next turn, if this Pokémon would be damaged by an attack, prevent that attack’s damage done to this Pokémon if that damage is 60 or less.

[C][C] Razor Leaf 20

Weakness: [F] x2
Resistance: [NONE]
Retreat Cost: [C]

The only good thing about this XY11 Stage 1 Pokemon is its ability to survive. Harden lets it survive any attacks under 60 damage. I give this card a 2 star.

Shiftry

Shiftry is a large, brown bipedal Pokémon. A shaggy white mane covers most of its face and trails down its back. Long pointed ears poke out the top of its mane, and it has a long, pointed nose and a large mouth with teeth that are usually bared. Its eyes are yellow with black sclerae. Three broad leaves with brown spokes form each of its hands, and are used to create powerful winds close to 100 feet per second in speed. A female will have smaller leaves than the male.

Shiftry 11/114

Shiftry 140HP [G][D]

[G] Wicked Wind 40
Until the end of your opponent’s next turn, each Stadium or Pokémon Tool card in play has no effect. (This includes cards that come into play on that turn.)

[C][C] Extrasensory 60+
If you have the same number of cards in your hand as your opponent, this attack does 60 more damage.

Weakness: [F] x2
Resistance: [NONE]
Retreat Cost: [C][C]

With 2 very weak evolutions, you would expect the final to be almost as weak. As it is, Shiftry acctually is an extremely powerful card. Two good, cheap attacks, and natural compatibility with the cards Hugh and Judge. I give this card a 4 star.

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