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.

25 comments:

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

Neo Genesis

Youtube name: Alderon

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFfrO8n3Q_mdb8-u4DBo-1Q

Cardboard Bender said...

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

Channel: Cardboard Bender https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxobSuJnrSm_hQF82DZK1w

Ward said...
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Dan Steeden said...

Neo Genesis

Dan Steeden

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_2LmCtS2UIST2wLevLICg

Hoopa EX said...

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

Hoopa EX

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIABBCybvc7rp1sVvdPi_vg

Primal Kyogre said...

The answer is Neo Genesis

Primal Kyogre

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTvBt8m8OQe5HSOqa8t55iQ

Cabal said...

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

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

Hill Jlk said...

Noe Genesis

Hill jlk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5I_qXVlFZBiCFAg5JHGneg

Dominic Browne said...

Neo Genesis

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUH8SVp-rTgOfc3LejmB6dA

André Bernacchi said...

Neo Genesis

AndréBernacchi
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkDyqBw81MxVR3kSxCofH6w

Vanessa Buda said...

Neo Genesis

VanessaBuda

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2xD7O0tYOAV9dkhgjrflw

Martin T said...

Neo Genesis

Martin T

https://www.youtube.com/user/BRISINGRRRRR

Zain Misha said...

Neo genesis

Zain

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCK8hJIdqb-C38qG0ejJ7cag

AsinTCG said...

Neo Genesis!

AsinTCG

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMJHG_E19dIiUoOvS44rpg

Grace Peel said...

Neo Genesis!

Youtube Name: Galafleverse

https://www.youtube.com/user/onixbro593/

Bruno Pinheiro said...

I think it was Neo Genesis, right?


Youtube ID: Bruno Pinheiro

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ScELxZ2jBCRaCNNwLrlQA

Daniel Chen said...

It was Neo Genesis
Daniel Chen
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLL8CERppiRcdWh7xNLnm4Q

KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

Neo Genesis

-KiFoWnEzZz

My YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjolQM5P1y-jacNsexfMsA

Adolfo said...

Neo Genesis

User and channel name: Adolfo Morera

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFAccPxHCzwnZKhsEomJoAg

Kai Tung Ng said...

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

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

Tristan M said...

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

Youtube Name's: Tristan M

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5PUN9ewrsRnhyKZLOf1Gcg

have a good day.

Chasista said...

Neo Genesis

Chasista

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chasista

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Neo genesis

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Dan Steeden for winning!