Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon-2 from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Porygon-2 is a stage 1, colorless Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Porygon-2 does not have an Ability and it only has one move. The only move that this card has is called Destructive Beam, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin, allos you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon-2 is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Porygon into play (I reviewed Porygon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Porygon into Porygon-2. Porygon-2 does have a stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Porygon-2 is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Porygon, you'll know that I thought that card was very solid and could easily be used in a deck on its own. Porygon was quite limited though, so no more than 1 or 2 should be used in a deck on its own. So knowing this about Porygon, this Porygon-2 card is quite limited as well, but still solid in what it can do. So I could see myself using a 2-1 or 1-1 line of Porygon and Porygon-2 in any type deck. I would try and get these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, and use whatever move I could from the cards, of course if you have Porygon-2 in play, you'll want to use Destructive Beam every turn. The sooner you get Porygon-2 in the active Pokemon spot, the more likely you'll be able to set up your Pokemon longer while using Destructive Beam to stall your opponent's attacks.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card does have a below average hp, I am still giving this card a rating of 3 because it has a low retreat cost, requires any type of energy so it can fit into any deck, and not only does a fair amount of damage, but can discard energy cards from your opponent's Pokemon. So this card is definitely not one I would build a deck around, but if I have a couple of spots open in my deck, I would definitely consider putting Porygon and Porygon-2 in that deck. Because of this, overall I'm giving Porygon and Porygon-2 from the Plasma Blast a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Porygon-2 from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Porygon-2's stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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