A Whole New World — Jimmy’s Sword & Shield Review

Hello everyone! I am excited to release yet another article for you. Sword & Shield is finally upon us, which means the rule change is here too. Shaking things up is fun whether it be a new set or a rotation and it feels like we are getting a huge shake up at this point in time. The whole game has changed from what it has been for so many years—for most players it’s the entirety of their involvement in the game. I will talk more about my feelings towards the rule change later in the article. As far as Sword & Shield goes, a few archetypes have come out from this set and many strong cards are being included in a majority of top decks. Let’s look at the best cards in Sword & Shield.

Sword & Shield Review


To start things off, we have a card that is very niche when it comes to being playable. Like a few other cards on this list, this card is going to be confined to a certain deck. As for Rillaboom, this drummer is only going to be used with Pokemon that want a lot of Grass Energy on the board. Stuff like Rayquaza-GX and Rowlet and Alolan Exeggutor-GX come to mind. Speaking of which, Azul played with a Rillaboom / Rowlet and Alolan Exeggutor-GX deck on his stream and the goal was to win a long game with Tropical Hour GX. This card doesn’t seem groundbreaking but it has potential, especially in the long run when more strong Grass-type Pokemon are released.

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