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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Bisharp

- XY

Date Reviewed:
May 5, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Standard: 1.50
Limited: 2.25

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 
3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

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Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Bisharp (XY)

Hello and welcome to another week of XY reviews here on Pojo’s CotD. We kick off the week with a card that has great action artwork, but not much else to recommend it. 

Bisharp is a low HP Stage 1 with two underwhelming attacks. The first, Metal Sound, inflicts Confusion. This is mildly disruptive, though relatively easy to play around, but the real point is that it is really not worthy of a Stage 1 card (Duskull BCR – an evolving Basic – does the same thing). The second attack, Metal Wallop, is exactly the same as Virizion LTR’s Leaf Wallop (40 plus an extra 40 if you use it next turn). Virizion, however, has more HP, less retreat cost, a much better first attack AND it’s a Basic. Oh, and Virizion doesn’t get played much, if at all, these days. 

Which should give you some idea of just how viable Bisharp is in a competitive environment. 

Rating 

Modified: 1.5 (a much worse version of cards that don’t get played)

Limited: 2.25 (still sub par, but auto Confusion has its uses)


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Bisharp.

Unlimited 150 review.

Bisharp has had 8 cards so far in its fairly short life but unfortunately none of them really stand out, with far too many doing an ok but uninteresting 70-80 damage for 3 energy. This Bisharp can do 80 for just 2 energy, providing it attacked last turn. This is the same attack found on Virizion (Noble Victories), as usual since Black & White, a Basic that does the same thing as this Stage 1 but much better. 

Like many aggressive Stage 1s, if it just had a Basic that Evolved itself then it could make much better use of Metal Wallop as a way to KO starters and apply pressure early game. 

The most interesting thing about this card (for Megaman fans at least) is fan-favourite artist Hitoshi Ariga provided the art for this Bisharp. 

Rating: 2 (not a line worth running at the moment) 


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