Thursday, October 8, 2015

Unown -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Unown Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Unown from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Unown 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.  Unown's Ability is called Farewell Letter and says that once per turn if Unown is on your bench, you choose to discard it and all cards attached to it, if you do, you may draw a card.  Besides the Ability, Unown just has one move called Hidden Power, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Unown is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, if you're looking for a way to draw cards in a deck, Unown may be the Pokemon to do it for you.  You could include several of these in a deck, put them on the bench, not attaching energy cards to them, and then when you need a card, just discard one of them and draw a card from your deck.  It will be important that you're able to move cards from your discard pile back into your hand or deck to be able to reuse Unown's Ability several times.  Outside of the Ability, Unown can be used in any type deck since it requires a colorless energy card to attack, but is quite limited in what it can do.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  I know this card is used quite a bit in the metagame for its draw Ability, but overall, this card isn't much better than average.  If you don't want to use this card for its Ability it is best left of your team.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Unown from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Baltoy, 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 --
True or False?  Unown is my least favorite Pokemon of all time.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Cabal said...

True. Based on your review of Unown P from Majestic Dawn posted on 4th February, 2011, you mentioned you absolutely hate Unknown cards, so Unown is your least favorite Pokemon of all time.


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Chasista said...

That's true. You repeated that in all your previous reviews of Unown (Legends Awakened and Majestic Down) and you would be happier if this Pokémon doesn't exist.


Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

Caleb Barnes said...


irshad kabeer said...


irshad kabeer

The player coc said...


my canals Name is the Player
p.s. you make awsome Videos

Kaliam said...

I know you dislike them, but I not sure that they're your least favorite of all time. But its worth the guess.

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Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Unown is your least favourite Pokemon of all time. I know this because in one of your Ancient Origins booster box videos, you mentioned that they didn't like them.

Kai Tung Ng

Christina Lewis said...


Bob2079 awesome said...


D Carr said...

True because you mentioned it in an Ancient Origins unboxing.

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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Anonymous said...

True, you hate Unown.

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!