Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jolteon from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set. Jolteon is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Jolteon's Ability is called Electric Effect and says that each of your Stage 1 Pokemon in play is now a lightning type Pokemon in addition to their existing type. Besides the Ability, Jolteon has one move called Thunder Blast that requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one lightning, and does 80 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to this card after using the move.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jolteon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play and then evolve Eevee into Jolteon. I actually have not reviewed Eevee from this set yet because it is a colorless type card, so in this section I will just assume Eevee is an average card and that you are basically going to have to use that card in order to use Jolteon. So looking at this Jolteon card, the main thing you'll use this card for is its Ability. And in the metagame, if there are a lot of Pokemon weak to lightning type Pokemon, this card is a must have in your deck, regardless of the type, you can just keep this card on the bench and utilize its Ability, making all of your Stage 1 Pokemon in play lightning type, and therefore doing x2 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon that are weak to lightning type Pokemon. The other two Eevee evolution cards in this set have similar abilities and it would make sense to have one of each in a deck to really do massive damage to your opponents. Besides the Ability, Jolteon only has one move that it can use, this move does do above average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires, plus a majority of the energy it needs are colorless type cards, however, since this move discards an energy each turn, I wouldn't recommend using this Jolteon card for its move. But worse case scenario, you take a turn with this card in the active Pokemon spot, do Thunder Blast, discard your energy card and retreat it for free the next turn.
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. The main reason I would recommend using this card in a deck is for its Ability and allowing you to keep this card on your bench the entire game and help out your other Pokemon greatly. This card is a little poorer than the other two Eevee evolution cards in this set just because its move isn't that great. But overall, definitely include this card in your deck.
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