Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ariados from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set. Ariados is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Ariados' Ability is called Poisonous Nest and says that during your turn you may use this Ability, it poisons both the defending Pokemon and your active Pokemon, but does not poison them if either is a grass type. Besides the Ability, Ariados just has one move called Impound, this move for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ariados is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spinarak into play (I reviewed Spinarak from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spinarak into Ariados. If you read yesterday's review of Spinarak, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, not only did it have a low HP, but it was limited in what it could do only having one attack that was based on a coin flip and didn't even do any damage. So knowing this about Spinarak and looking at this Ariados card, the main reason why you would want to incorporate this Ariados card into a deck would be for its Ability, meaning you'll want to use this card in a mostly grass type deck since then it will never affect your own Pokemon. Because you are just using this card for its Ability, only include a 1-1 line because of how poor Spinarak is. Impound is a decent move, but because Ariados only has 70 HP, it would be best to keep it out of the active Pokemon spot.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set. This card would get a higher rating from me if it had more like an HP of 90 instead of such a low one, but other than that, both the Ability and move on this card are very good and I would definitely recommend using this Pokemon line in a grass type deck. Together with Spinarak from this set, I would give both cards a 3 out of 5 rating, even though I gave Spinarak a 1, this card brings the whole line up to average.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ariados from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sceptile EX, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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