Saturday, November 14, 2015

Porygon-Z 67/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Porygon-Z Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon-Z from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Porygon-Z cards I've reviewed from this set.  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 have an Ancient Trait, which is called Stop and prevents all effects of your opponent's Abilities done to Porygon-Z.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Digital Reboot, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to devolve as many of your benched Pokemon as you'd like, and move that evolution forms back into your hand.  Porygon's second move is called Dazzle Blast, for two colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

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 few 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 this specific Porygon-Z, the main reason you would want to use this card in a deck is for its Digital Reboot move, the reason you would want to use this move so often is to be able to reuse an Ability from let's say a Stage 2 Pokemon every single turn, like Aggron from Dragons Exalted (if you're playing in the expanded format) where you can use its Toppling Wind Ability to discard the top 3 cards of your opponent's deck every single turn and hopefully be able to win the game that way.  The only thing preventing Porygon-Z from being so dominate is that it is a Stage 2 evolution so it is slow to play and it has a lower HP than I'd like.  Dazzle Blast does do above average damage for the amount of energy it requires, but I like yesterday's Porygon-Z card better since it can do more damage overall.  So after looking at both Porygon-Z cards from this set, both are fairly even, they both have the same HP and retreat cost, and very similar moves, I like the first move on this Porygon-Z card better, but I like the main attacking move on yesterday's card better than today's, so you really can't go wrong with trying to incorporate either card into a deck.

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.  Just like yesterday's Porygon-Z card, I really like this card's first move and it can greatly affect your opponent's strategy, this card does feel a little underpowered to me, but I would hope that even though this is a Stage 2 card, it will not be your main attacker.  Together with Porygon and Porygon2 from this set, I would give all three a 3 out of 5 rating, this line is definitely worth a look in decks.

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 Lugia EX, 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 --
How many total colorless type Pokemon cards are in the Ancient Origins set?
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.


0u2 said...
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Giri Venkatesh said...
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Giri Venkatesh said...

10 Colourless

Giri Venkatesh

Venkatesh Ask said...

9 Colourless

Venkatesh Ask

leowhuijie said...

10 colourless


Kai Tung Ng said...

There are ten (Meowth, Persian, Eevee, Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z, Porygon-Z, Lugia EX, Lugia EX Full Art, and Mega Rayquaza EX Full Art) total Colourless-Type Pokemon cards in the Ancient Origins expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

Cabal said...

There are a total of 10 colorless type Pokemon cards in the Ancient Origins set. They are Meowth (61/98, Common), Persian (62/98, Common), Eevee (63/98, Common), Porygon (64/98, Common), Porygon2 (65/98, Uncommon), 2 version of Porygon-Z (66/98, Rare and 67/98, Rare Holo), Lugia EX (68/98, Rare Holo ex), Lugia EX Full Art (94/98, Rare Ultra) and Mega Rayquaza EX Full Art (98/98, Rare Ultra).


Kyle Walker said...

10 in the set


abrar sarwar said...




kris_is_ me_ said...

Total of 10

kris_is_ me_

Cardboard Bender said...
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Cardboard Bender said...

There are 10 colorless type cards in Ancient Origins.

Cardboard Bender

Dominic Browne said...

There are 10 colourless type cards in the set

Vanessa Buda said...



Martin T said...


Martin T

0u2 said...

10 colorless in total

Daniel Chen said...

10 colorless type pokemon cards in Ancient Origins
Daniel Chen

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kyle Walker for winning!