Friday, September 11, 2015

Vileplume -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Vileplume Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vileplume from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Vileplume is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vileplume's Ability is called Irritating Pollen and says that each player can't play any item cards from their hands.  Besides the Ability, Vileplume just has one move called Solar Beam that for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vileplume is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Oddish into play and then evolve it into Gloom before you can evolve Gloom into Vileplume, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, giving both cards 2 out of 5 ratings, I liked the moves on both of those cards however the HP on both were lower than average and thus making them not easily usable in a deck.  So knowing this about the first two evolution forms in this line and looking at Vileplume, this card follows suit with those two forms, since this card has a little lower HP, but a good move, and a decent Ability.  So the only way I would recommend playing this card is if you think your opponent will depend heavily on Item cards or you'll have an advantage it you can do something that needs an Item card from your opponent to fix, that way you can keep Vileplume on the bench and prevent your opponent from fixing their team.  Although Solar Beam does do above average damage, I wouldn't recommend using this entire line just for that move.  If you were to use this line for Vileplume's Ability, don't use more than a 1-1-1 line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  There really isn't anything to complain about on this card, other than its lower HP, which isn't too low.  This card has a good Ability and an above average damage move.  Together with the first two forms in this line, I am giving the entire Pokemon family a 2 out of 5 rating, all three cards are just a bit below average.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vileplume from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Stage 2 evolution form of Gloom in Bellossom, 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?  Vileplume is one of my favorite cards from the Jungle set.
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.


Cabal said...
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Cabal said...

False. Based on your youtube video titled "PrimetimePokemon's Top 10 Favorite Jungle Pokemon Cards" uploaded on 10th November, 2012, your top 10 favorite Jungle Pokemon cards are in ascending order: Venomoth (29/64, Rare), Clefable (1/64, Rare Holo), Wigglytuff (32/64, Rare), Flareon (19/64, Rare), Seaking (46/64, Uncommon), Gloom (37/64, Uncommon), Electrode (18/64, Rare), Scyther (10/64, Rare Holo), Snorlax (11/64, Rare Holo) and Jolteon (4/64, Rare Holo). Vileplume (15/64, Rare Holo) is not in the list so therefore it is not one of your favorite cards from the Jungle set.


Blaz _ said...


Blaz _

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: False

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link:

Zain Misha said...


Zain Misha said...


Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

Kai Tung Ng said...

False. Vileplume is not one of your favourite cards from the Jungle expansion. It didn't even make your list of your Top 10 favourite Jungle Pokemon cards.

Kai Tung Ng

Vanessa Buda said...



André Bernacchi said...

False and cabal should win.


Ward said...


Ward Vercouter

Anonymous said...


Channel: Cardboard Bender

Chasista said...

False, it's not.


Hill Jlk said...


Hill jlk

AsinTCG said...

I shall say false!


Adolfo said...


User and channel name: Adolfo Morera

adison zhao said...


adison zhao said...

User name is Adison zhao on YouTube

KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

This is false


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Dominic Browne said...

It's false

BurstAngelJo99 said...



Axel van Dijk said...
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Axel van Dijk said...

its not true that Vileplume is one of your fafourites

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!