Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Persian from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set. Persian is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Persian card does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Fake Out, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin. Persian's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 40 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Persian is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Meowth into play (I reviewed Meowth from this set yesterday) and then evolve Meowth into Persian. If you read yesterday's review of Meowth, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card but one that would be well above average if used in a darkness type deck since it could do 30 damage or only one energy card, plus a solid HP and a low retreat cost. So knowing this about Meowth and looking at this Persian card, this Pokemon line would be a solid addition to any type deck. Both Meowth and Persian have the potential to do major damage for a small amount of energy cards. So when building a deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and making sure to include a few Trick Coin trainer cards into your deck and then attaching one to this line to give you a better chance at flipping a heads when using either of Persian's moves. The earlier you get Persian into the active Pokemon spot the better, especially if you're able to paralyze the defending Pokemon, it will give you more time to set up your benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set. There is really nothing that I dislike about this card. It is a colorless type card so it fits into any type deck, it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two very good moves that both require little energy to attack. Together with Meowth from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating, this line is definitely worth consideration when building a deck.
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