Monday, October 19, 2015

Golurk 41/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Golurk Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golurk from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Golurk card that I've reviewed from this set, the first being a psychic type card with an Ancient Trait.  Golurk is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Golurk card does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dig Out, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage, however you must discard the top card of your deck when attacking, if that card is a fighting energy card, attach it to Golurk instead.  Golurk's second move is called Double Lariat, this move requires four energy cards to attack, three colorless and one fighting, and does 90 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golurk is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Golett into play (I reviewed Golett from this set about a week ago) and then evolve Golett into Golurk.  If you read my review of Golett, you'll know that I thought that card was very poor, having a higher retreat cost than attack cost, and only having a 50/50 shot at doing any damage at all.  So knowing this about Golett and also knowing that I have already reviewed the other Golurk card from this set which is pretty decent overall, having an Ability that can make Golurk two types at once and then do up to 180 damage a turn, this Golurk card can do more damage, potentially every turn, but just like the first Golurk card from this set, is extremely slow on the attack, at least if you want to do major damage.  I probably wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, just because it requires so many energy cards to attack and retreat, whereas the first Golurk card from this set, should be used for its Ability and set up on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  This card does have a good HP and two moves that both do damage.  However, both moves that this card has just can't attack without any consequences, the first move makes you discard a card from your deck and the second one is a coin flip based move.  So together with Golett from this set, which I'm not a fan of, I would only give the two of them a 1 out of 5 rating, don't use them in a deck.

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

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Which type are the majority of Golurk cards in the English TCG, fighting or psychic?
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.


Zain Misha said...



Kaliam said...


There are 4 different English Golurks that are Physic (5 if you count the secret rare in Boundaries Crossed separately), but there are only 2 different Fighting type Golurks

-Andrew Bergk

Anonymous said...

Mostly psychic type.

Cardboard Bender

Chasista said...
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Chasista said...

The majority of Golurk are Psychic. Even if you count the Ancient Trait from AOr that is double type when in play, still would be 5 Psy and only 3 Fighting (2 as de card per se and 1 as an ability).


Daniel Chen said...

There are more Psychic type Golurks.
Daniel Chen

Cabal said...

The majority of Gorlurk cards in the English TCG are Psychic type. 5 Psychic type from Dragon Exalted, Boundaries Crossed, Plasma Blast, Furious Fists and Ancient Origins as compared to 2 Fighting type from Noble Victories and Ancient Origins.


Kai Tung Ng said...

The majority of Golurk cards in the English TCG are Psychic-Type. It has appeared as a Fighting-Type card in BW3 Noble Victories (Rare: 72/101) and in XY7 Ancient Origins (Common: 41/98). On the other hand, Golurk has appeared as a Psychic-Type card in BW6 Dragons Exalted (Rare Holo: 58/124); was reprinted in BW7 Boundaries Crossed (Rare Secret: 150/149); in BW10 Plasma Blast (Rare Holo: 46/101); in XY3 Furious Fists (Rare: 43/111); in XY7 Ancient Origins (Rare; 35/98).

Kai Tung Ng

Vanessa Buda said...

Psychic type


zus said...



Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Psychic

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NgSkywalker 14 said...



Martin T said...


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Juan said...


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kaliam for winning!