Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Whimsicott -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Whimsicott Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whimsicott from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Whimsicott is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Whimsicott 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 Windy Mischief, for one fairy type energy, this move allows you to move all damage counters from one of your benched Pokemon to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Whimsicott's second move is called Rolling Tackle and does 30 damage for two colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whimsicott is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cottonee into play (I reviewed Cottonee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cottonee into Whimsicott.  If you read yesterday's review of Cottonee, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it would have been a solid card to use in a deck if it had 60 HP instead of 40, because the one move it did have only required one energy card to use and put the defending Pokemon to sleep.  So knowing this about Cottonee and looking at this Whimsicott card, the main reason you'll want to consider having this card in a deck is for its Windy Mischief move, what you would do, is use an EX or something with a very high HP for quite awhile in your active Pokemon spot, retreat that EX, then move Whimsicott into the active Pokemon spot, making sure it won't get knocked out in one move, and use Windy Mischief, potentially one hit KOing the defending Pokemon.  Other than that strategy, there is no reason to use Whimsicott in a deck, since it is a Stage 1 evolution and has such a low HP.

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 and one that can do a sneaky high amount of damage in a deck using its Windy Mischief move, as long as you give yourself time to get some major damage on one of your Pokemon.  Together with Cottonee from this set, I would give both cards a 3 out of 5 rating, both have low HP, so definitely warrant no more than a 1-1 line of use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Whimsicott from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Giratina 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 --
True or False?  This is the only English set to include Whimsicott as a fairy type 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.


Cabal said...

True. Ancient Origins is the only and first English set to include Whimsicott as a fairy type card.



Sydney Lyons said...

True! Youtube: JabbaThePug Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-wb7t5BcaWQT0XfRzjH2fg

Cardboard Bender said...


Cardboard Bender

Cody Clemente said...


Cody Clemente


Vanessa Buda said...




Brett Swope said...

Brett Swope

Caleb Barnes said...

Caleb Barnes

Chasista said...

True it is as Whimsicott has been grass type in the 3 cards released before that one.



abrar sarwar said...


Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePokemonFan143


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. XY7 Ancient Origins is the only English expansion to include Whimsicott as a Fairy-Type card. Previous to that, Whimsicott was a Grass-Type card in BW2 Emerging Powers (Uncommon: 11/98 & Rare: 12/98) and BW7 Boundaries Crossed (Rare: 15/149).

Kai Tung Ng


Juan said...




Daniel Chen said...

True. It has been a grass type in the past
Daniel Chen

blackworld7 said...




Absol ForLife said...

True it was always a grass type before ancient origins

Absol ForLife


joaopedrogdd said...


Youtube name: joaopedrogdd

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewKlMKjEL3xtTHqmK7KgkQ

Baton Twirling said...


Baton Twirling


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: true

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

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Thomas Miller said...

Answer: True

Youtube Name: Thomas Miller

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-wx5ci9OED3vd6KF_PPtFA

Martin T said...


Martin T


Brayden Morris said...


Brayden Morris


Zain Misha said...


Zain misha


Giri Venkatesh said...


Giri Venkatesh


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!