Sunday, November 8, 2015

Meowth -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Meowth Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowth from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Meowth is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Meowth does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Act Tough, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if Meowth has a darkness type energy card attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowth is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Persian, 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.  So, on its own, if you're building a darkness type deck, this card is definitely worth a consideration, since it can do 30 damage a turn for only one energy card.  If not, I wouldn't use this card in a deck just because doing 10 damage a turn isn't very good and will limit you especially if you have to use Meowth later in games.  So, if building a darkness type deck, I would considering 2 to 3 Meowth cards, otherwise I would avoid.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Persian, this is an average Basic Pokemon card but becomes above average if used in a darkness type deck doing up to 30 damage a turn.  So like I said several times so far, definitely use this card in a darkness type deck, but outside of that type deck, there are plenty of better cards to use out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Meowth from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Meowth's stage 1 evolution Persian, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Meowth 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.


Master Jigglypuff and Friends said...

Pokemon 2 Jungle

Master Jigglypuff

pjcr said...

Jungle set

Pj Fuyuki

Najt Pieczonko said...

It was Jungle Released at Eng. June 16 1999 / Jap. March 5 1997



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Vanessa Buda said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Meowth card was Jungle (Common: 56/64)

Kai Tung Ng

Kai Tung Ng said...
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Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Meowth card was Jungle. Meowth (56/64, Common) in Jungle was the only card to got a reprint twice in Base Set 2 (80/130, Common) and Legendary Collection (53/110, Uncommon).


Zain Misha said...


Zain misha

degzi said...

Jungle set


Martin T said...

Jungle set

Martin T

Giri Venkatesh said...

Jungle Set

Giri Venkatesh

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Jungle

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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abrar sarwar said...

Jungle set



Mayank Talwar said...

Jungle set was the first one!


Dread Arceus said...

Jungle Set


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Martin T for winning!