Friday, September 18, 2015

Vespiquen 10/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Vespiquen Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vespiquen from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Vespiquen cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Vespiquen is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Vespiquen does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Intelligence Gathering, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage plus allows you to draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.  Vespiquen's second move is called Bee Revenge and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each Pokemon in your discard pile.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vespiquen is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Combee into play (I reviewed Combee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Combee into Vespiquen, there are actually two Vespiquen cards from this set, and I'll be reviewing the second one tomorrow and then comparing the two.  If you read yesterday's review of Vespiquen, you'll know that I thought the card was a very poor card overall, not only was it limited in what it could do having one move but its HP was really low.  So knowing this about Combee and looking at this Vespiquen card, right off the bat you should know that this card is very popular in the metagame and if you play the TCG competitively you're going to see this card awesome.  The reason this card is so widely used is two fold, the first reason is that it has a free retreat cost and can be moved in and out of the active Pokemon spot at will, and the second reason is that both moves on this card are pretty good.  Intelligence Gathering is a draw mechanism for your deck and then Bee Revenge can do major damage if you figure out a way to get Pokemon to your discard pile.  You'll definitely want a way to get Pokemon to your discard pile without having them be knocked out and a way to get them from your discard pile to your hand if you want to use them again.  Because Vespiquen's main use is based on how many Pokemon are in the discard pile I would only recommend using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and leaving other cards for the other Pokemon spots in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a great Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set and one that is already very popular to play competitively with in the TCG.  This card has no downfalls with it, it has an average HP, free retreat cost, and two good moves.  Together with Combee from this set, I would give a 4 out of 5 rating, Vespiquen is just that good and should be considered for any type deck you're building.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vespiquen from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Vespiquen card, 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?  Vespiquen is the only non ultra rare, grass type Pokemon in Ancient Origins to have two cards.
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.

26 comments:

Cabal said...

True. Vespiquen is the only non ultra rare, grass type Pokemon in Ancient Origins to have two cards.

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Daniel Chen said...

True
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Cardboard Bender said...

True.

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Zain Misha said...

True



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Vanessa Buda said...

True

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Ward said...

True

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GreenTeaTG said...

True!

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Eragon Legend said...

True

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André Bernacchi said...

True

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Hill Jlk said...

True

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Chasista said...

True it is

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Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Vespiquen is the only non-Ultra Rare Grass-Type Pokemon in Ancient Origins to have two cards.

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Hoopa EX said...

True Vespiquen is the only non Ultra rare grass type Pokemon

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Martin T said...

True

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teh magical jamesy said...

This is a true statement

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Andrew Bayley said...

True

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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

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JT Killien said...

True, Vespiquen is the only non-Ultra Rare grass type from Ancient Origins to have two cards (A regular and an Ancient Trait). ANd on a personal note, it's one of if not my favorite card from the expansion due to its synergy with Night March Decks and the Unown card.

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KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

True

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Dood Bro said...

true

Dood Bro said...

oh and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz1UzRJRY9Tsmr1AEdvI4xg

Dood Bro said...

oh and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz1UzRJRY9Tsmr1AEdvI4xg

อินทัช จังวิบูลย์ศิลป์ said...

True
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Dominic Browne said...

True indeed.


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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to JT Killien for winning!

Iman Nurhakim Muhammad Hakim said...

Card is strong enough to run 4-4 or 3-3 instead of just 1-1. It isn't that hard to get 10+ Pokemon into the discard in 1 turn.

Still, you rated it properly, so you're getting there. Ganbate!