Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Golduck BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Golduck BREAK BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck BREAK from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Golduck, so basically this card is a Stage 2 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Golduck BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 2), water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Golduck you're evolving it from.  Golduck BREAK has an Ability called Hyper Transfer that says as often as you'd like during your turn before your attack, you may move a Basic energy card from one of your Pokemon to another.  Besides the Ability, this card does not have any attacks, so you'll have to rely on the Golduck you're evolving it from for attacks.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golduck BREAK is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Psyduck into play and evolve it into Golduck before you can evolve Golduck into Golduck BREAK.  I have reviewed both Psyduck and Golduck from this set previously and if you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought both Pokemon were pretty average, Psyduck was a little slow on the attack but did do 20 damage a turn, and Golduck from this set had two good but not great moves.  So I would definitely recommend using the Pokemon from this set for this line.  However, with this Golduck BREAK card, the way you'll want to use this card is to keep it on the bench the entire game to utilize its Ability.  Hyper Transfer is a great way to get a lot of energy on a Pokemon very quickly, so you can have your Pokemon set up, then get a card in play that requires 4 or more energy cards to attack, and just by using Golduck's Ability, get those energy cards on it in one turn and use its attack.  So, I think this card is a must for any deck that includes Pokemon that are slow on the attack.  The only downside to this card is that it will take awhile to set up since it is a Stage 2 Pokemon and there is not a quick way to get it set up.  Because it is slower, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average BREAK Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Even though this card doesn't have a move of its own, I really like Golduck's Ability and think it can make your deck much better by using it.  Altogether, if you use this card with the Psyduck and Golduck cards from this set, I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely give this line a look when building your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golduck BREAK from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Slowpoke, 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?  Golduck BREAK is the first BREAK card that I've reviewed from the BREAKpoint set.
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.


Demonskid said...

Hello, I am Demonskid

The answer is FALSE

Ryan Jones said...
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jsills 413 said...

jsills 413

The answer is true. Golduck is the first numbered BREAK card in the BREAKpoint set, therefore being the first BREAK card you have reviewed in said set.

Cabal said...

True. Golduck BREAK is the first BREAK card that you have reviewed from the BREAKpoint set.


Anthony "Lemons" said...

True, it is the first one reviewed, only reviewed Break's from Breakthrough


Martin T said...


Martin T

Ryan Jones said...


Ryan J

Nerox Cast said...

Nerox Cast


Golduck is first BREAK card you have reviewed.

Pokemon Sunandmoon said...
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Pokemon Sunandmoon said...

the answer is true.
this is the first breakPOINT card not the first Break card

oh yeah and btw can you please announce the winner in public so we know who won.
channel: pokemon sun and moon

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