Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Porygon -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Porygon Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon from the Burning Shadows set.  Porygon is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Code Check, for one Colorless Energy card, this move allows you to look at one of your opponent's face-down Prize cards.  The second move on this card is called Beam, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 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, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of 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, unless you find it really important to be able to see one of your opponent's Prize cards, I would pass on using this line without any of Porygon's evolution forms.  This card should work perfectly fine as a Basic starter type Pokemon to start a game, but you never want to use a Pokemon with only 60 HP for long in the Active Pokemon spot.  Since this card is a Colorless type deck, it can be used in any deck.  Like I mentioned, the main reason you want to use this card, other than getting to Porygon-Z, would be to see one of your opponent's Prize cards, by  doing this, you can achieve some clarity on your opponent's strategy, plus, you know which exact Prize cards you looked at, so you'll know what Prize card your opponent gets into their hand when they knock out a Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Similar to some of the other Basic Pokemon that I've been reviewing lately, there is nothing really wrong with this card, it just isn't usable in the Active Pokemon spot for long.  This card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two quick attacking moves.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Porygon from the Burning Shadows 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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