Saturday, October 10, 2015

Baltoy 32/98 -- 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 second of two Baltoy cards I've reviewed 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 have an Ancient Trait called Stop that prevents all effects of your opponent's Abilities used on this Pokemon.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card just has one move called Future Spin which requires one psychic energy card to use and allows you to look at the top 3 cards of either player's deck and rearrange them in any order that you'd like.

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 tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution but I will be comparing both Baltoy cards later in this post.  So, on its own, I wouldn't recommend using this card in your deck mainly because it can't do any damage when attacking.  So if you just wanted a Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck as a starter type Pokemon, use yesterday's Baltoy card, otherwise, if you know that you want to mostly use Claydol in your deck and can get away with just keeping Baltoy on your bench, this Baltoy card would be the better card to use because you can keep it on the bench and use its Ancient Trait to help it stay there longer, plus if you have to move it to the active Pokemon spot you can mess with your opponent by rearranging their cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Claydol, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card that shouldn't be used on its own, because if you have to put it in the active Pokemon spot you'll never be able to do any damage.  So do not use this card unless you're using it with Claydol, and again, if you want to use Baltoy in a deck, use yesterday's card.

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 Baltoy's Stage 1 evolution in Claydol, 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 --
How many psychic type Ancient Trait cards are in Ancient Origins?
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.


Dominic Browne said...

There are 2 psychic type Pokemon in Ancient Origins that have an Ancient Trait

Cabal said...

There are 2 psychic type Ancient Trait cards in Ancient Origins, Baltoy (32/98, Common) and Gorlurk (35/98, Rare).


Hoopa EX said...

There are 2 Ancient Trait Psychic type Pokemon in the Ancient Origins set.

Hoopa EX

Vanessa Buda said...



Mikael Sareshwala said...

There r two ancient trait psychic Pokemon 1st baltoy 2nd golurk

Kaliam said...


NgSkywalker 14 said...

Answer: there are two ancient trait in Ancient Orgins : Golurk (35/98)and Baltoy (32/98)


Caleb Barnes said...

there are two baltoy and golurk

Daniel Chen said...

There are two, which are Baltoy and Golurk
Daniel Chen

Martin T said...


Martin T

Zain Misha said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

There are two Psychic-Type Ancient Trait cards in Ancient Origins. Those cards are: Baltoy (Common; 32/98) and Golurk (Rare; 35/98).

Kai Tung Ng

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: 2

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Anthony Mansour said...

there are two

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Hoopa EX for winning!