Thursday, February 1, 2018

Porygon2 -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Porygon2 Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon2 from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Porygon2 is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  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 Calculate, for one Colorless Energy card, this move allows you to look at the top 6 cards of your deck and put them back in any order.  The second move on this card is called Beam, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 40 damage.

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.  Porygon does have a Stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card 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 it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card did have lots of positives, like a solid HP, two moves both requiring one Energy to use, and a low retreat cost.  But, like most Basic Pokemon with two evolution forms, there isn't much of a reason to use a card like this on its own.  So knowing this about Porygon and looking at this Porygon2 card, this card is similar to Porygon in that you don't want to use this card for its move that does damage but for its move that manipulates cards in play, this time it lets you re-arrange the top 6 cards of your deck.  This move can be used with something like Mallow or Zoroark GX, where you are then able to draw additional cards your next turn and since you can re-arrange your deck, you can get the cards you really need.  Also, this move lets you peek at your deck to see if something like a Max Elixir will work or not.  Of course, during your opponent's next turn they can use Supporter N and make you shuffle your deck, nullifying Porygon2's attack.  So unless you really want to be able to re-arrange the top 6 cards of your deck, don't use this card without Porygon-Z.  Plus, you can always use Gallade from the BREAKthrough set to re-arrange the top 5 cards of your deck every turn using its Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a well below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  While it may be useful to be able to re-arrange the top 6 cards of your deck, this is an easy thing for your opponent to erase with something like Supporter N, add to this the fact Porygon2 has a low HP and a weak attacking move, and there really isn't any reason to use Porygon or Porygon2 in a deck, I would give these two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Porygon2 from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Porygon's Stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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2 comments:

jack ogee said...

It doesn't evolve via level into porygon 2 it evolves via trade while holding an up-grade. Nice trick question, primetime.

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