Sunday, September 13, 2015

Spinarak -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Spinarak Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spinarak from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Spinarak is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Spinarak does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called String Shot and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to paralyze the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spinarak is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ariados, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because this card does not do any damage when attacking, plus the only thing it can do, paralyze the defending Pokemon, can only be done if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  So to summarize, there really is no strategy with this card because there is no reason you should be using it in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Spinarak, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  There really isn't one positive thing about this card, it is very limited overall, only having one move, and that one move based on a coin flip, plus Spinarak has a below average HP.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Spinarak from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Spinarak's stage 1 evolution Ariados, 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 Spinarak 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.


Faris Polutak said...
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Faris Polutak said...

Neo Genesis

Youtube name: Alderon

Anonymous said...

The first set to feature a Spinarak card was Neo Genesis.

Channel: Cardboard Bender

Ward said...
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Dan Steeden said...

Neo Genesis

Dan Steeden

Hoopa EX said...

The first English set to include a Spinirak card was Neo Genesis

Hoopa EX

Primal Kyogre said...

The answer is Neo Genesis

Primal Kyogre

Cabal said...

Neo Genesis was the first English set to include a Spinarak card.


Hill Jlk said...

Noe Genesis

Hill jlk

Dominic Browne said...

Neo Genesis

André Bernacchi said...

Neo Genesis


Vanessa Buda said...

Neo Genesis


Martin T said...

Neo Genesis

Martin T

Zain Misha said...

Neo genesis


AsinTCG said...

Neo Genesis!


Grace Peel said...

Neo Genesis!

Youtube Name: Galafleverse

Bruno Pinheiro said...

I think it was Neo Genesis, right?

Youtube ID: Bruno Pinheiro

Channel Link:

Daniel Chen said...

It was Neo Genesis
Daniel Chen

KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

Neo Genesis


My YT:

Adolfo said...

Neo Genesis

User and channel name: Adolfo Morera

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Spinarak card was Neo Genesis.

Kai Tung Ng

Tristan M said...

that's probably to late ,
But the first english expansion with spinarak card was Neo genesis

Youtube Name's: Tristan M

have a good day.

Chasista said...

Neo Genesis


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Neo genesis

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link:

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Dan Steeden for winning!