Tag: Pokemon Sword and Shield

Is Blastoise a Good Pokemon?

Blastoise has long been a favorite of many old school Pokemon players simply because of how versatile the Shellfish Pokemon can be. His defenses are solid both physically and specially, and he’s also a decent physical attacker and special attacker. While in the first games he was overshadowed in competitive play by Venusaur and Charizard, […]

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 generally useful with its good Attack and physical Defense stats, it was slow and overpowered by special attacks. Gaining hidden ability in Sand Rush that doubled its speed on sandstorms gave it some hope starting in Generation 5, but there other Pokemon could serve the […]

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