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 […]

Dragonite EX from X & Y Furious Fists (74/111) – A Pokemon Trading Card Game Review

Dragonite EX easily became one of the most anticipated EX cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game X & Y Furious Fists expansion set. This was the first Dragonite EX card since back in the EX Dragon Frontiers set. For collectors, this was a chase card for the Furious Fists set. Sadly, for serious players […]

Is Bulbasaur Good in Pokemon?

Long hailed as the least-chosen starter Pokemon from the first-generation games of Red and Blue, Bulbasaur and its evolutions have become an increasingly effective mon in both the adventure and in competitive play. While Venusaur is typically who you will find as either an all-out attacker on Sunny Day/Drought teams or as a specially defensive […]

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 […]

Kingdra GX from Dragon Majesty – A Pokemon TCG Card Review

Kingdra GX is a powerful ultra rare Pokemon card from the Pokemon TCG set Dragon Majesty. This Pokemon has three attacks, including the GX attack that can only be used once per game. Kingdra has been a popular Pokemon for years and has had many cards that have proven powerful in the competitive Pokemon TCG […]

Is Staraptor Good in 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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