Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Porygon -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Porygon Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon from the Ancient Origins set.  Porygon 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.  Porygon does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Data Check, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to look through your deck, however you must shuffle it afterwards.  Porygon's second move is called Sharpen and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Porygon2, and a Stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z and there are two Porygon-Z cards in this set, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Porygon does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card probably shouldn't be used in decks, mainly because it requires two energy cards as opposed to one to attack the defending Pokemon.  Data Check could be a very helpful move, however, number one, you should always know what cards you have left in your deck and number two, a trainer card is much better for looking through your deck.  If you know that you're going to use Porygon2 and possibly Porygon-Z in your deck, this card wouldn't be too bad to put into the active Pokemon spot because it doesn't require a specific type of energy and it has a solid HP, but looking at this card on its own, results in it not meriting use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  There really is nothing wrong with this card and it would have gotten a 3 out of 5 rating if it didn't require 2 energy cards to do damage to the defending Pokemon, other than that this card is pretty solid with an average HP, low retreat cost, and the fact that it has two moves.  So while I wouldn't recommend using this card on its own, it would not be the worst thing in the world if you had to use it on its own.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Porygon from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Porygon's stage 1 evolution in Porygon2, which is also 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?  Porygon is one of my favorite Pokemon of all time.
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Porygon is one of your favourite Pokemon of all time. This is shown in 'PrimetimePokemon's Top 10 Favourite Pokemon' (August 27, 2011), between the 1:39-1:43 mark. You said, "Number six is a little different for me. It's Porygon."

Kai Tung Ng

Telamon Bryant said...



Brayden Morris said...

True, you love the whole family.

You say it every time you pull any one of them :D

Shahriar Chegini said...


Gary Goh said...

true! :D

Cabal said...



Vanessa Buda said...



Zain Misha said...


Zain misha

Stefan Piez said...


Stefan Piez

fexod said...

Answer: True, as mentioned in your Video about your Top 10 favorite Pokemon


Martin T said...


Martin T

kris_is_ me_ said...


kris_is_ me_

Kyle Walker said...

True I guess


degzi said...


Porygon is one of your favourite cards of all time. You have said in some of your videos that you like most of the other versions of Porygon too

tim turek said...

Yes its one of youre top ten pokemon i like porygon too

Primetimepokemonisawsome said...

Yes it was one of ur top ten , bye the way I love ur Chanel it's amazing ,bye far my favorit Chanel ever, so keep doing wat ur doing

Primetimepokemonisawsome said...

Good luck to all

kai liner said...

yes it is true.
it is your sixth favourite pokemon.

my youtube channel

Chasista said...

True, it was in your top ten list in #6 position according to one of your vids.


Brayden Morris said...

I forgot to include my youtube account before, and it looks like you haven't drawn it yet so I'll just add this here

This isn't a double entry, just fixing up the first one :) Thanks!

Brayden Morris

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!