Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Golurk -- 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.  Golurk is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Golurk's Ancient Trait is called Stop and says to prevent all effects of your opponent's abilities done to Golurk.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card has an Ability called Double Type and says that as long as Golurk is in play, it is both a psychic and a fighting type.  Finally, Golurk just has one move called Superpower, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if you choose to do 20 damage to your self.

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 yesterday) and then evolve Golett into Golurk.  If you read yesterday's 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 looking at this Golurk card, this card has a ton of things going on with it, including an Ability, Ancient Trait, and a move, with that being said, unless you think Pokemon weak to psychic or fighting type Pokemon will be heavily used in the metagame, there probably isn't a point to using this card in your deck, since it is slow on the attack and has a huge retreat cost.  If you do think that you can do double the damage to Pokemon that are weak to fighting or psychic type Pokemon, go ahead and put a 1-1 line of Golett and Golurk into your deck setting it up on the bench.  This card can easily one hit knock out pretty much every Pokemon by doing 240 damage a turn if you decide to do 20 damage to Golurk, so be prepared to include some Potion cards in your deck.  But just on its own, I wouldn't waste four energy cards to only be able to do 80 damage a turn, so use this card with caution.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  This card is below average against Pokemon that aren't weak to psychic or fighting types but is above average against those weak to the mentioned types, so overall it is average.  Combined with Golett, which is very poor, I cannot give these two cards better than a 2 out of 5 rating.

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 Hoopa 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 --
True or False?  The highest rarity of any Golurk card in the English TCG is secret rare.
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.


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. The highest rarity of any Golurk cards in the English TCG is Rare Secret. This is shown by Golurk Shiny (150/149) from BW7 Boundaries Crossed.

Kai Tung Ng


Caleb Barnes said...

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Treborsinna said...

One thing that I didn't notice about this card at first: the 20 damage he does to himself is cancelled out by his resistance to fighting. I didn't think it would work that way, but it does on the TCGO.

Chasista said...

True, reprinted from Dragons Exalted as SR in Boundaries Crossed set



Zain Misha said...



Cabal said...

True. The highest rarity of any Golurk card in the English TCG is secret rare from Boundaries Crossed as Golurk (150/149, Rare Secret).



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Juan said...



Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: true

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

Daniel Chen said...

True. There's a Golurk SR from Boundaries Crossed card no. 150/149
Daniel Chen

Really Shull said...

True. The highest rarity of Golurk in English is Secret Rare.
Reiley Shull

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!