You may have encountered one before, from Mysterious Treasures – Mr. Mime, whose PokéBody “Airy Wall” can defend itself against damage from Pokémon with one or two energy attached to it. Even better, this Pokémon would require a Mime Jr. underneath to get Unown G-like effect, thus it is amazing in matchups like Gyarados, Beedrill and Kingdra.
In this one, Shedinja is another amazing wall that have similiar defensive type as Mr. Mime, however – it’s “Marvel Shell” PokéBody would block any of your Opponent’s Pokémon attacks that have PokéPowers or PokéBodies. To make things better, if you have Shedinja in Attacking Position, you could easily deal 30 damage across the field at the same time from its “Spike Wound” attack, after using something that would place damage on the field (examples being Crobat G’s “Flash Bite”, Vibrava SW “Sand Wind”, Palkia G’s “Pearl Breath” and Gallade 4 LV.X’s “Blade Storm”.
Still, any Pokémon have some downsides – like Mr. Mime have a 70HP and a terrible attack. Shedinja have 60HP and a decent attack that requires something like place damage or spread to give full usage. Also, some Pokémon in the format may make this Pokémon feel like it getting shattered, such as most SP basic Pokémon, Machamp SF Beedrill, and Kingdra.
With a large number of popular attackers that have a PokéPower or a PokéBody in the metagame, do you think Shedinja would give the format a nice disruption with it’s “Marvel Shell” PokéBody? Share your thoughts in the comments section!