Friday, September 25, 2015

Volcarona 17/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Volcarona Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Volcarona from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Volcarona  cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Volcarona is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Volcarona does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Solar Birth, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a Basic Pokemon card, put it onto your bench, and then attach two energy cards from your deck to that Pokemon.  Volcarona's second move is called Flamethrower, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 60 damage, however you must discard an energy attached to Volcarona after using Flamethrower.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Volcarona is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Larvesta into play (I reviewed Larvesta from this set yesterday) and then evolve Larvesta into Volcarona, there are actually two Volcarona 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 Larvesta, I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it only had one move and that move required two energy cards to use instead of one.  However, Larvesta did have an above average HP, and a good move, so it wasn't all bad, and would be a perfect starter in the Larvesta - Volcarona line.  So knowing this about Larvesta and looking at this Volcarona, this line is definitely in play when building a fire type deck.  What I really like about this Volcarona card is its Solar Birth move, as long as you get Volcarona into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, you can quickly get your Basic Pokemon set up on the bench very quickly.  Plus, if you get Volcarona into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and don't want to use Solar Birth, Flamethrower does above average damage each and every turn.  Because the main reason to use this card is for Solar Birth and not an attacking move, I would only recommend using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  There really isn't anything that I greatly dislike about this card, it has a high HP, low retreat cost, and two very good moves, one for attacking, the other for setting up your bench.  So combined with Larvesta from this set, I can give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely consider them when building a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Volcarona from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Volcarona card, 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 --
True or False?  Volcarona is the only fire 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.

27 comments:

jsills 413 said...

False. Entei has two cards, plus Banette is a physic type.

jsills 413

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zneeinsi norsk youtuber said...

false

zneeinsi norsk youtuber

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Lionel Jr said...

False

Lionel Jr

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Lionel Jr said...

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Cabal said...

False. Entei have two cards in the Ancient Origins set and Banette was not included in Ancient Origins set.

cabalw

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Dominic Browne said...

Banette isn't a fire type and wasn't in Ancient Origins either.

But False, Entei is the other fire type in Ancient Origins to have 2 cards.

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Chasista said...

Volcarona and Entei are the two fire pokémon that both have two cards in the Ancient Origins Set and Banette which has been always Psy type is not included in Ancient Origins, so FALSE.

Chasista

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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: False

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

Daniel Chen said...

False because Banette is a psychic type. Volcarona and Entei are the Fire types that have two cards
Daniel Chen
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Hoopa EX said...

False.that is because Banette is a Psychic type Pokemon and Entei and Volcarona are the Fire types to have 2 Cards One Ancient Trait and one Regular card.

Hoopa EX

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Primal Kyogre said...

False Banette is a Psychic type Pokemon not a Fire type Pokemon and Entei and Volcarona have 2 cards and they are fire types.

Primal Kyogre

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Kai Tung Ng said...

False. Banette has never been a Fire-Type Pokemon, and even if you were talking regarding Volcarona, Entei is a Fire-Type Pokemon in Ancient Origins that has two cards.

Kai Tung Ng

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Leo Stefanov said...

false kuz banette is no fire type and plz give me the code username is leo stefanov .Who am i kiding im not getting the code but it wood be good if you gave me it plz.BTW love your vids

Cardboard Bender said...

False, Entei also has two cards in Ancient Origins. Banette is not a fire type Pokemon, and was not included in this set.

Cardboard Bender
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adison zhao said...

False


YouTube username is Adison Zhao

Adolfo said...

False

User and channel name: Adolfo Morera

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Vanessa Buda said...

False

VanessaBuda

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Martin T said...

False

Martin T

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Mattias William said...

Triple-False!

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Christina Lewis said...

False

Blaz _ said...

False

Blaz_

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Zain Misha said...

False


Zain



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Absol ForLife said...

False

Absol Forlife

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Vanessa Buda for winning!

Kai Tung Ng said...

The winner would get it by going to YouTube, going to Community, then to Messages, and the message would probably be in spam, as I've received a lot of messages from PrimetimePokemon; yet they still show up in spam.

Kai Tung Ng said...

The winner would get it by going to YouTube, going to Community, then to Messages, and the message would probably be in spam, as I've received a lot of messages from PrimetimePokemon; yet they still show up in spam.

Kai Tung Ng said...

The winner would get it by going to YouTube, going to Community, then to Messages, and the message would probably be in spam, as I've received a lot of messages from PrimetimePokemon; yet they still show up in spam.