Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golem from the Arceus set. This is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to grass type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Golem doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have three moves. Its first move is called Lunge Out which does 50 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless. Golem's second move is called Tumble Down and requires three energy cards, one fighting and two colorless, and does 30 damage times the number of fighting energy cards you want to discard from your hand. Finally, Golem's last move is called Rock Tumble which does 80 damage for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless. This attack isn't affected by resistance.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a card you'll want to set up on your bench because it is a stage 2 card and it requires 4 damage to do a fair amount of damage. If I could get Golem in the active Pokemon spot quickly I would only put 2 energy cards on it and do 50 damage every turn. I would stay away from using Tumble Down unless you have another Pokemon in your deck that benefits from having a lot of fighting energy cards in your discard pile.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. For a stage 2 Pokemon with three moves this card isn't very spectacular. It is pretty slow, and can only do 80 damage if you wait that long to put four energy cards on it, don't get me wrong, 80 damage is good, but if you don't have four energy cards on it to begin with Golem can't do much. Plus its retreat cost is pretty steep, I would recommend finding a different fighting type Pokemon to battle with instead of this card.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golem from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hariyama from the Arceus set.