Friday, January 3, 2014

Porygon-2 -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Porygon-2 Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
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!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the first English set to include a rare holo Porygon-2 card?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

23 comments:

abrar sarwar said...

the first English set to include a rare holo Porygon-2 card was neo revelation

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2nnVDhy3k5B5LtaByft3w

Tam Hoang said...

The first English set to include a rare holo Porygon-2 card is the Neo Revelation set.

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

James Marco said...

Neo revelation
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ilija Rošić said...

Neo Revelation
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Takku said...

Neo Revelation was the first set to include a Rare Holo Porygon2.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

LightHero Reshiram said...

as i think so it should be neo revelation's 2nd last or last card because even i have the deck

Cabal said...

Neo Revelation

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prince singh said...

The first English set to include a rare holo Porygon-2 card is the Neo Revelation set.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2fyytqWDD2-nWDxBEZnsw

Utsav Shrestha said...

neo revelation
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Peters Peter said...

Neo Revelation

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Michael Chandley said...

Neo Revelations.
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WindKazuma said...

Neo Revelations

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Doovelle Soe said...

Neo Revelations
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Molly Rhinehart said...

Neo Revelation back in 2001!

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jordan mckay said...

It was Neo Revelation
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Michael S said...

Neo Revelation it was.

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Sebastián Femenias said...
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Sebastián Femenias said...

The first holo rare porygon 2 was released in the Neo revelation set

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Christopher Suarez said...

The first holo rare Porygon2 was in the Neo Revelation set.

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Tobble stone said...

It was in the Neo Revelation set

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Adrian Mars said...

I think the first English set to include a rare holo Porygon-2 card was the Neo Revelation set.

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Day AustinRacing said...

Neo Revelation

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt5Xf3SJdWox-NOgMe8dPCQ

Username: Day AustinRacing

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to abrar sarwar for winning!