Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Golem -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Golem Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Graveler from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Graveler is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Graveler does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stone Edge, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 30 more damage.  Golem's second move is called Explosion, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and fighting, and does 150 damage, however Golem does 100 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golem is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Geodude into play and then evolve it into Graveler before you can evolve Graveler into Golem, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Geodude was an average Pokemon card that could be used on its own but I wasn't a big fan of Graveler, so if you're going to use Golem in a deck, you'd probably want to set up the line on your bench.  Another reason you'd want to set up this line on your bench is that both Graveler and Golem are pretty slow on the attack.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, but if you choose to, you could use a 1-1-1 line and set up Golem on the bench, put four energy cards on it, when in the active Pokemon spot use Stone Edge most turns and then if Golem is close to being knocked out you could either retreat it or use Explosion, knocking out Golem and hopefully the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Like I mentioned above, I myself would not use this card in a deck because it is too slow and neither move I am a fan of, but the card could be used as I outlined in the strategy section.  But to me, neither move on this card is that great, and then Golem has a high retreat cost, which will make it even slower if you retreat it.  Altogether, I would give the line of Geodude, Graveler, and Golem from the Flashfire set a 2 out of 5 rating, I wouldn't use it in a deck.  Individually, I gave Geodude a 3, Graveler a 2, and Golem a 3 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golem from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Binacle, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is the highest rarity of any Golem card in the English TCG, and what set is this card from?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Ezekiel said...

Golem EX from "EX Dragon" is rare holo ex.

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Super Dodo said...

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Kendall Hood said...

EX dragon has a rare holo ex golem card.
Kendall Hood

Cabal said...

The highest rarity of any Golem card in the English TCG is a Rare Holo ex from EX Dragon set.



2raymondle said...

The highest rarity of Golem is Rare Holo Ex from the EX Dragon set.



Myles MacLastname said...

Rare Holo EX from EX Dragon!

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Joost de simpson said...

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teng jinchung said...

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Jacob Lin said...

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toot1231 said...

Rare Holo


Matt Burge said...

Rare Holo ex from EX Dragon


Ivo K. said...

Rare holo Golem ex from EX Dragon.


Anonymous said...

Golem Ex from the Ex Dragon Set

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Ben Browne said...

The highest rarity of Golem is Rare Holo Ex from the EX Dragon set.



raza1495 said...

Rare holo EX

Michael Stephen said...

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Lelouch .Lamperouge said...

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Pokemon Addictionz said...

Its a hollow rare EX card from Ex dragon.


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Damian Gonzalez said...

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Angelina Widjojo said...

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Satyam Kapoor said...

its an holo rare ex card from ex dragons

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remiop1 said...

Holo Rare EX
EX Dragon

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Ezekiel for winning!