Saturday, January 3, 2015

Gourgeist -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Gourgeist Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gourgeist from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Gourgeist is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gourgeist's Ability is called Gourgantic and says that if this card has any grass energy cards attached to it, its HP is 200 instead of 100.  Besides the Ability, Gourgeist just has one move which is called Horror Note, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 10 damage times the number cards in your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gourgeist is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pumpkaboo into play (I reviewed Pumpkaboo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pumpkaboo into Gourgeist.  If you read yesterday's review of Pumpkaboo, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, even though the card did have two moves, I still gave it a below average rating because it required three energy cards to do its best move but then that move may end up doing zero damage every single turn if you don't have any Pokemon in your discard pile with Night March.  So knowing this about Pumpkaboo and looking at this Gourgeist card, first off, if you're building a dual type deck of grass and psychic type Pokemon, this card is a no brainer, you can use its Ability to get its HP up to 200.  I would definitely consider using this card in your deck, I would make sure to include some trainer cards in my deck to draw three cards, that way you could have 9 or more cards in your hand at one time and Horror Note could do 90 damage a turn.  So this card is extremely powerful if you set it up right.  Also, it is a nice way to compliment a deck using the Night March attacks.  If you aren't using many Pokemon with Night March, I would use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon.

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 from the Phantom Forces set.  I like how this card has an above average to way above average HP depending on if you use the Ability or not.  Plus, the only move that this card has can do well above average damage for only three energy cards.  So this card has all above average everything, HP, Ability, and move.  Together with Pumpkaboo from this set, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, they are solid together.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gourgeist from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gligar, 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 --
How many holo Gourgeist cards are in the English sets?
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.


Aura Guardian said...

Aura Guardian

brezaboy said...

There are 2 holo Gourgeist cards in the English sets


Pyroar TCG said...

Pyroar TCG

Lucas Hensley said...

Lucas Hensley

Niruth Kashyap said...

2 (in the X and Y set and the Phantom Forces set)

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


blackworld7 said...



Rolands Anspoks said...

Rolands Anspoks

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Anthony Guerrero said...


TCG Flame said...


TCG Flame

riyad I said...

riyad I

Tyler Kelly said...


Tyler Kelly

I'm not sure how to change my name on YouTube or how to get the link. If you can, please answer these. Thanks!!!

Simon Zumbach said...


Gota Seven said...

Two holo Gourgeist cards are in the English sets.


crosswise98 said...


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Dex Tim said...


Dex Tim

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Gota Seven for winning!