Thursday, November 12, 2015

Porygon2 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Porygon2 Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon2 from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card set.  Porygon2 is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Porygon2 does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sharpen, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage.  Porygon2's second move is called Tri Attack, for three colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon2 is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Porygon into play (I reviewed Porygon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Porygon into Porygon2.  Porygon2 does have a Stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z, which there are two of in this set, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, the strategy below will act like Porygon2 is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Porygon, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves.  The only knock against it was that it required two energy cards to do damage to the defending Pokemon instead of one.  So knowing this about Porygon and looking at this Porygon2 card, this card could be used with Porygon if you are already using a Porygon card in a deck since it can increase its HP and do the same amount of damage for one less energy card.  The main reason you'd want to use this card in a deck is for Tri Attack which has the potential to do 90 damage a turn, first off, you'll want to attach Trick Coin to this card to give you a better chance of doing major damage, and secondly, you'll want some good luck.  Because Porygon2 is mainly effective based on coin flips, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck unless using with Porygon-Z.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  Just like Porygon from yesterday, this card is pretty solid overall having two moves and both requiring whatever energy you'd like to use, however this card does have a below average HP, and its main move is based off of a coin flip.  Together with Porygon from this set, I cannot give both cards higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating each card received individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Porygon2 from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of the two Stage 2 evolution forms of Porygon2, in Porygon-Z, 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 --
Has there ever been an English set to include Porygon2 but not Porygon?
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.


Chasista said...

Yes, it has been. The Neo Revelation set from Gen II.


Niruth Kashyap said...

Yes, the Neo Revelation set has included Porygon2 but not Porygon.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Kai Tung Ng said...

Yes. An English expansion has included Porygon2 but not Porygon. That expansion was Neo Revelation (Rare Holo: 12/64).

Kai Tung Ng

Daniel Chen said...

Yes, Neo Revelation has Porygon2 but not Porygon
Daniel Chen

Vanessa Buda said...

Yes Neo Revelation


Martin T said...

Yes, Neo Revelation

Martin T

kris_is_ me_ said...

Yes, Neo Revelation

kris_is_ me_

Dominic Browne said...

Yes Neo Revelation did not include Porygon

Giri Venkatesh said...


Giri Venkatesh

Brayden Morris said...

Yes, it has been

Brayden Morris

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chasista for winning!