New This Weekend! Pokemon TCG: Sun & Moon Burning Shadows Expansion

by Christine Marie Attardo

This weekend brings the release of a new expansion from the Pokemon Trading Card Game. An extension of the Sun & Moon series, Burning Shadows hits shelves with some pretty epic pre-made decks to go along with it.  I always like testing out these types of decks because it gives you a taste of the expansion while exposing you to cards that you might not gravitate towards normally.
This is what the pre-mad decks look like:

The Luminous Frost deck features fire and water types, while the Rock Steady deck features fighting and psychic.
What’s inside?

I personally find the Luminous Frost deck to be more of an exciting mixture of cards, but I think that’s because I never really play fighting Pokemon. After a few matches with my boyfriend, it turns out that the Luminous Frost deck did do better. However, so many factors go into play during the game that it’s impossible to really know which is better. Still, the mixture of cards in each deck felt balanced.
Some noteworthy cards:

There have been cards like this before, but I’m not aware of many that heal ALL of your Pokemon. This could be a real game changer if used correctly.

I’m currently on a small winning streak because of a deck I’ve built with tons of Sylveon EX’s and GX’s. This Ninetales card basically makes that deck null and void. Pretty cool ability if you ask me.

This was by far my favorite card of all. It’s such a great feeling when you have a Pokemon completely loaded up with energy, but makes it all the more difficult to face defeat when you have to discard all of it. The Wishful Baton makes it easy to save that energy and put it onto another Pokemon.
Overall, I would recommend picking up this new expansion. It seems to have a variety of fresh and exciting cards to add into the Sun & Moon series. For more information on the Pokemon TCG, visit their website.
Christine Marie Attardo is a 28 year old writer, poet, and all around creative human. She loves all things nerdy and Gail Simone related. When she’s not writing, you can find her nose in a book or her face glued to her computer screen playing video games. Chat with her on Twitter @AWritersWay. 

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