Saturday, June 18, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Golduck (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Golduck from the Platinum set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance cost, and a free retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Swim and for no energy cards it does thirty damage and if the defending Pokemon has any water energy cards attached to it you can attach one of your opponent's benched Pokemon instead. Golduck's second move is called Water Slide and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, Golduck does 40 damage and if you want to move all the energy cards attached to Golduck to one of your benched Pokemon this move does 60 damage instead of 40. As far as strategy goes, it is fairly straightforward with this card, I would use whichever move I have the energy for, you could definitely put in Golduck right away without any energy cards on it since it can attack without them. I would suggest however using this card early in the game and putting two energy cards on it and then keeping it in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible and while you're doing this I would get a Pokemon on your bench that you want to use and start putting energy on it, then you can use Golduck's Water Slide move and move those two energy cards to your benched Pokemon after doing the damage and the next turn retreat Golduck out for free and move in that Pokemon you transferred those energy cards to. I would give this card a 3 out of 5. I think there is some potential with this card but nothing extraordinary. I wish this card would have had a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it doesn't, I do like its free retreat cost however. So thanks for reading today's review of Golduck from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Gyarados G from the same set.