Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kirlia -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Kirlia Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kirlia from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card set.  Kirlia is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kirlia does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Calm Mind, for one colorless energy card this move heals 30 damage from Kirlia.  Kirlia's second move is called Magical Shot, for three energy, two colorless and one fairy, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kirlia is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ralts into play (I reviewed Ralts from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ralts into Kirlia.  Kirlia does have a Stage 2 evolution in Gardevoir, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Kirlia is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Ralts, you'll know that I thought that card was a very solid Basic Pokemon card.  It had two good moves, a solid HP, and a low retreat cost, I had no problem using that card on its own as a starter type Pokemon in a fairy type deck.  So knowing this about Ralts and looking at this Kirlia card, I would recommend either sticking to just Ralts in a deck or seeing the entire line through the end by going with Gardevoir as well.  This card just doesn't do much for me, it has a below average HP, and only one move that can do any damage, this move does below average damage for the amount of energy it requires and this move is slow on the attack.  So I cannot recommend using this card in a deck without using Gardevoir.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  I like that this card has two moves and a low retreat cost, however this card just isn't very powerful, has a low HP, and neither move is very powerful.  Together with Ralts from this set, I can only give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Kirlia from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Kirlia's Stage 2 evolution in Gardevoir, 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 --
How many total English sets have included a Kirlia 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.

15 comments:

Phillip Keegan said...
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Dominic Browne said...

There have been 14 English sets that include Kirlia

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUH8SVp-rTgOfc3LejmB6dA

Mikael Sareshwala said...

14 English sets have kirlia

Kacper Paś said...

14

TheMatMat1

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj6Ks9z2nPSLuol8LVRhm5A

Chasista said...

12 sets and a reprint in a POP collection.
Sets: (EX: Ruby & Sapphire, Sandstorm, Dragon Frontiers, Emerald, Delta Species and Power Keepers; Secret Wonders,Platinum, Next Destinies, Plasma Storm, Legendary Treasures and Ancient Origins) plus a POP collection: POP Series 7, reprinted from Secret Wonders with a different art.


Chasista

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chasista

Phillip Keegan said...

Kirlia has been in 13 different sets.

TheAftermathPhil

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAftermathPhil

Zain Misha said...

14

Zain misha.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCK8hJIdqb-C38qG0ejJ7cag

Vanessa Buda said...

14

VanessaBuda

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2xD7O0tYOAV9dkhgjrflw

The Amethyst Miner said...

14 sets.

YT name: The Amethyst Miner

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDa7C0A1pajhPhI1axi_lPg

joaopedrogdd said...

The correct answer is 14 sets I believe!

Youtube name: joaopedrogdd

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewKlMKjEL3xtTHqmK7KgkQ

Cabal said...

Kirlia had been in a total of 13 English sets not including Pokemon Organized Play sets which are EX Ruby & Sapphire, EX Sandstorm, EX Dragon Frontiers, EX Emerald, EX Delta Species, EX Dragon Frontiers, EX Power Keepers, Secret Wonders, Platinum, Next Destinies, Plasma Storm, Legendary Treasures and Ancient Origins.

cabalw

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Kai Tung Ng said...

14 total English expansions have included a Kirlia card. That number does not include POP Series 9, as POPs aren't considered conventional expansions.
The expansions are: EX1 Ruby & Sapphire (Uncommon: 34 & 35/109); EX2 Sandstorm (Uncommon: 40/100); EX9 Emerald (Uncommon: 33/106); EX11 EX Delta Species (Uncommon: 47/113); EX15 Dragon Frontiers (Uncommon: 32/101); EX16 EX Power Keepers (Uncommon: 31/108); DP3 Secret Wonders (Uncommon: 52/132); Pt1 Platinum (Uncommon: 51/127); BW4 Next Destinies (Uncommon: 56/99); BW8 Plasma Storm (Uncommon: 60/135); BW11 Legendary Treasures (Uncommon: 60/113 & Common: RC9/RC25); XY7 Ancient Origins (Uncommon: 53/98). Also of note is that if this blog post was a few days later, that number would be bolstered, as BREAKthrough would be released.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

Kai Tung Ng said...

14 total English expansions have included a Kirlia card. That number does not include POP Series 9, as POPs aren't considered conventional expansions.
The expansions are: EX1 Ruby & Sapphire (Uncommon: 34 & 35/109); EX2 Sandstorm (Uncommon: 40/100); EX9 Emerald (Uncommon: 33/106); EX11 EX Delta Species (Uncommon: 47/113); EX15 Dragon Frontiers (Uncommon: 32/101); EX16 EX Power Keepers (Uncommon: 31/108); DP3 Secret Wonders (Uncommon: 52/132); Pt1 Platinum (Uncommon: 51/127); BW4 Next Destinies (Uncommon: 56/99); BW8 Plasma Storm (Uncommon: 60/135); BW11 Legendary Treasures (Uncommon: 60/113 & Common: RC9/RC25); XY7 Ancient Origins (Uncommon: 53/98). Also of note is that if this blog post was a few days later, that number would be bolstered, as BREAKthrough would be released.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

Max Inkelhofen said...

there have been 14 :)

youtube: max978675

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Phillip Keegan for winning!