Friday, November 13, 2015

Porygon-Z 66/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Porygon-Z Ancient Origins
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon-Z from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Porygon-Z cards I'll be reviewing on my blog.  Porygon-Z is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Porygon-Z card does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cyber Crush, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard all Special Energy cards attached to each of your opponent's Pokemon.  Porygon-Z's second move is called Slowing Beam, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 70 damage, plus it increases the defending Pokemon's attack costs by one colorless energy card during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon-Z is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Porygon into play and then evolve it into Porygon2 before you can evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought the two cards were both slightly below average Pokemon cards, both cards have the potential to do a good amount of damage but both cards are slower on the attack and Porygon2 has a below average HP plus its main move is based on coin flips.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Porygon-Z, this card is definitely the best Pokemon in this line, not only does it have the highest HP, like it should, but both of its moves are pretty good.  I am a big fan of Cyber Crush, especially with how important Special energy cards are in the metagame right now, the only thing I don't like is that you have to use a Stage 2 Pokemon to use this move, meaning you'll have to include 2 other Pokemon cards in your deck to use it.  But, if you take the time to get Porygon-Z set up, Slowing Beam is a pretty decent move doing above average damage and potentially preventing your opponent from attacking during their next turn.  Because Porygon-Z is the only good card in this line, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family and I would depend on trainer cards to get this line set up quickly on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  Other than having a lower HP than I'd like from a Stage 2 evolution, this card is all positive.  Both of its moves are very good, the first one can make a major impact on the strategy your opponent is using and the second move can do major damage plus prevent your opponent from attacking.  So altogether, if you're looking to use this Pokemon line in your deck, I would recommend it, giving the entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, I think Porygon-Z is worth the work in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Porygon-Z from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Porygon-Z card, 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 Porygon-Z 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.


Giri Venkatesh said...

Ancient Origins set

Giri Venkatesh

Brayden Morris said...

Great Encounters Set

Brayden Morris

Venkatesh Ask said...

Great Encounters Set

Venkatesh Ask

Chasista said...

Diamond and Pearl: Great Encounters, released February 13, 2008 was hte first Englush set to include a Porygon-Z card.


PS.- Is there a yesterday's winner? Who? ^^

Dominic Browne said...

Great Encounters

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Porygon-Z card was DP4 Great Encounters (Rare Holo: 6/106).

Also, you haven't announced the winner since Saturday the 7th, which was almost a week ago. As you've still been posting the actual blog posts, could you please tell us who won? I think it's rather irresponsible to allow around twenty people to comment for nothing.

Kai Tung Ng

abrar sarwar said...

Great encounter



kris_is_ me_ said...

DP: Great Encounters

kris_is_ me_

Vanessa Buda said...

Great Encounters


Daniel Chen said...

Great Encounters
Daniel Chen

Brushotti said...

DP4 Great Encounters


Martin T said...

Great Encounters

Martin T

Sebastian Balakowicz said...

Great Encounters


Cabal said...

Great Encounters


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Brayden Morris for winning!