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!
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