Month: May 2020

Is Sandslash (Gen 1) Good in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Sandslash has been an interesting Pokemon to me since Gen 1 of Pokemon. While it gained a new Ice/Steel form in the Alola region of Sun and Moon, there are some interesting reasons to consider the original Gen 1 Ground-type Sandslash for your team. While it’s not one of the best Pokemon you could have […]

Is Alolan Sandslash Good in Competitive Pokemon?

For many generations, Sandslash was a Ground-type Pokemon. Despite being a generally useful utility mon with good Attack and physical Defense stats, it was slow and overpowered by special attacks. A hidden ability that doubled its speed on sandstorms gave it some hope, but there are mons that can serve the same utility roles in […]

Slowpoke and Psyduck Tag Team GX – A Pokemon TCG Card Review

Pokemon TCG: Sun and Moon Unified Minds brought several memorable Tag Team GX Pokemon cards to the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Can you get any more of a classic pairing than Slowpoke and Psyduck Tag Team GX, both original first Generation Pokemon with both Water and Psychic abilities? The Tag Team combo alone is enough […]

Will Staraptor Be Competitive in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

As one of the Pokemon mysteriously absent from Pokemon Sword and Shield, Staraptor will return to the competitive Pokemon metagame in the Gen 4 remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. When it last appeared during Gen 7 – Sun and Moon – Staraptor was a fringe competitive option thanks to its hidden ability, Reckless, and […]

Is Wartortle Better than Blastoise?

As the second stage in Squirtle’s evolution, Wartortle may not be nearly as cute, but he’s significantly better in competitive Pokemon. Some players actually will search the question, “Is Wartortle better than Blastoise?” That may be a stretch but Wartortle is quite good for a not fully evolved (NFE) Pokemon. Like with its Grass-type counterpart […]

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