Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golurk from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Golurk is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Golurk does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Devolution Punch and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 60 damage plus it devolves your opponent's active opponent and makes them put their highest stage evolution card on their active Pokemon back into their hand. Golurk's second move is called Ghost Hammer and for four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless, this move does 90 damage, plus when your opponent attacks Golurk the next turn, Golurk no longer has a weakness.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golurk is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll have to first put Golett on your bench and then evolve Golett into Golurk. There is one Golett card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday. I would definitely keep Golett on the bench the entire time before evolving it into Golurk, even when I do evolve Golett into Golurk I would still keep Golurk on the bench until it gets at least three energy cards on it, once Golurk has three energy cards on it, and your opponent's active Pokemon is a stage 1 or stage 2 Pokemon, I would move Golurk into the active Pokemon spot and then use Devolution Punch. The reason I would use Devolution Punch in this scenario is that by doing 60 damage and devolving the defending Pokemon I will more than likely be able to knock it out. But if this isn't the scenario that you're in, I would use Ghost Hammer every turn because it does 30 more damage per turn than what Devolution Punch can do. I would include Golurk in a psychic type deck, and include either a 2-2 or 1-1 line of Golett and Golurk in that deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card will take a while to use and has a high retreat cost, I still think both of Golurk's moves make this card better than average. I like how one move can do major damage every turn and the other move can devolve your opponent's Pokemon and ruin their strategy in the meantime. So I would definitely recommend using this card in a psychic type deck.
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