Friday, October 9, 2015

Baltoy 31/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Baltoy Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Baltoy from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Baltoy cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Baltoy is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Baltoy card does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slap and for one psychic energy card this move does 10 damage.  Baltoy's second move is called Spinning Attack and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Baltoy is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Claydol, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Claydol card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and I do not know which Claydol card is better.  So, on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it can attack for only one energy card, has more than one attack, and can retreat for only one energy card.  So if you're building a psychic type deck, I would definitely recommend at least giving this card a look, but you won't want to use more than one of these in a deck just because it isn't that great overall only being able to do 20 damage.  But strategy wise, you'll want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and do up to 20 damage after the second turn while working on setting up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Claydol, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  Other than not being able to do a huge amount of damage, I have no complaints about this card.  This card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two average moves, you can do plenty worse than using this card in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Baltoy from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Baltoy 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 --
What Pokemon was the last Basic Pokemon card I reviewed that had two cards in the same set and only one Stage 1 evolution in that set before this Baltoy 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.


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Natu

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Cabal said...

Natu was the last Basic Pokemon card you reviewed that had two cards in the same set, Natu (27/108, Common) reviewed on 15th July, 2015 and Natu (28/108, Common) reviewed on 16th July, 2015, and only one Stage 1 evolution, Xatu (29/108, Rare) reviewed on 17th July, 2015, of which all 3 are from Roaring Skies set before Baltoy (31/98, Common) from Ancient Origins review.


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Chasista said...

The last Basic Pokémon with two cards in the same set and only one Stage 1 evolution card was Bagon 55/108 from Roaring Skies set on August 12th.

Bagon also have (one) Stage 2 evolution card in the set but you didn't ask about don't having a Stage 2. You asked about having "only one Stage 1 card", not for having "only Stage 1" so Bagon fits having: only one stage 1; and it's the correct answer.


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Anthony Mansour said...

If the premise of the Question was 2 Basic and 1 Stage 1 without having a stage 2 it would be NATU from roaring skies (July)
However the question never stated that there are no stage 2 cards for the pokemon therefore BAGON from Roaring Skies also fits (August)
Therefore unless the premise of the question is made more specific it would have to be a toss up between these two pokemon.


Peter Cooney said...


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Kai Tung Ng said...

The last Basic Pokemon card you reviewed that had two cards in the same expansion and only one Stage 1 evolution in that expansion before this Baltoy card was Bagon.

Kai Tung Ng

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Anthony Mansour for winning!