Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two Golduck cards I'll be reviewing from this set. I sure hope one of these Golduck cards is a bit better than the Psyduck cards in this set. So today's Golduck card is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Golduck does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Confuse Ray and for one colorless energy card this move confuses the defending Pokemon. Golduck's second move is called Water Gun, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golduck is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Psyduck into play (I reviewed both Psyduck cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Psyduck into Golduck. If you've read the past two reviews I've written, I don't think either Psyduck card is very good from this set, so you'll never want to put Psyduck into the active Pokemon spot until you can evolve it into Golduck. Once you get Golduck in play, you can move it into the active Pokemon spot whenever you like because it has a free retreat cost and can retreat whenever without wasting energy cards. I would for sure have one energy card on Golduck before moving it into the active Pokemon spot. I would try to include Pokemon in the deck that takes advantage of confused Pokemon, that way you can put Golduck in for a turn, use Confuse Ray, then retreat it the next turn, putting that Pokemon into play that benefits from battling confused Pokemon. This card would fit well in almost any type deck because it requires mostly colorless energy cards. If you want to use something other than Confuse Ray make sure to have some water energy cards in your deck, and I would use Water Gun if you don't plan on moving Golduck in and out of play consistently, and just plan on keeping it in the active Pokemon spot for awhile. I would recommend using this card in a deck, I think it is a solid stage 1 Pokemon card, I would consider using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Psyduck and Golduck in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a very solid stage 1 Pokemon card and is definitely worth its value in any deck. I like how this card has a free retreat cost, and two good moves. Unfortunately it doesn't have a very high hp and its previous evolution is very weak, at least if you use one of the Psyduck cards from this deck. So overall, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, I think you can get away with only needing 1 maybe 2 Psyduck in a deck, and not really needing to use it before you evolve it into Golduck, so I am giving this entire line an average rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golduck from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Golduck card from this set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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