Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Vaporeon -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Vaporeon Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vaporeon from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Vaporeon is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vaporeon's Ability is called Aqua Effect and says that each of your Stage 1 Pokemon in play is now a water type Pokemon in addition to their existing type.  Besides the Ability, Vaporeon has one move called Hydro Splash that requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one water, and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vaporeon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play and then evolve Eevee into Flareon.  I actually have not reviewed Eevee from this set yet because it is a colorless type card, so in this section I will just assume Eevee is an average card and that you are basically going to have to use that card in order to use Vaporeon.  So looking at this Vaporeon card, the main thing you'll use this Vaporeon for is its Ability.  And in the metagame, if there are a lot of Pokemon weak to water type Pokemon, this card is a must have in your deck, regardless of the type, you can just keep this card on the bench and utilize its Ability, making all of your Stage 1 Pokemon in play water type, and therefore doing x2 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon that are weak to water type Pokemon.  The other two Eevee evolution cards in this set have similar abilities and it would make sense to have one of each in a deck to really do massive damage to your opponents.  The one move this card does have, does above average damage and therefore Vaporeon could be used in the active Pokemon spot, but again, this card is mainly for its Ability.  Just a note, if this strategy seems awfully familiar, it is essential the same strategy I recommended for Flareon from this set, both cards are similar and can be used the exact same way.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an awesome Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  You can't beat the Ability on this card and it will make your already strong Stage 1 attackers even stronger.  So you can't go wrong with using this card in your deck, it is highly recommended, I would recommend not only using this Vaporeon card in your deck but using Flareon and Jolteon as well.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vaporeon from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Relicanth, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  Vaporeon is my favorite Eevee evolution.
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.


Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

False. Jolteon and Umbreon are your favorite Eevee evolutions.

Cardboard Bender

Cabal said...

False. Based on your youtube video titled 'PrimetimePokemon's Top 10 Favorite Jungle Pokemon Cards' uploaded at 10th November, 2012 at the 4:08 to 4:12 minutes mark, you mentioned Jolteon is your favorite Eevee evolution also it was ranked 1st in your top 10 favorite Jungle Pokemon Cards ahead of Flareon (7th) and Vaporeon (not in top 10).


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: FALSE

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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Anonymous said...

False, by your video

Breor de Gwad

WorthlessOtaku said...

False, your favorite Eveelution is Jolteon.


Sebastian Sanders said...

False, your favorites are jolteon and umbreon

Sebastian Sanders

Vanessa Buda said...



Daniel Chen said...

False, your favorite Eeveelutions are Jolteon and Umbreon
Daniel Chen

Ward said...
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JT Killien said...

Answer: False, you said before that Jolteon was you favorite out of the three originals.

Youtube: JT Killien

Hoopa EX said...

False. You favorite Eevee Evolutions are Jolteon and Umbreon

Hoopa EX

Martin T said...


Martin T

Zain Misha said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Hoopa EX for winning!