Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Golduck -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Golduck BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Golduck is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Golduck does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Derail, for one water energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it allows you to discard a Special energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Golduck's second move is called Hydro Splash, and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golduck is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Psyduck into play (I reviewed Psyduck from this set yesterday) and then evolve Psyduck into Golduck.  Golduck also has a BREAK form in this set that I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  If you read yesterday's review of Psyduck, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, there really wasn't anything wrong with the card, it had a solid HP and low retreat cost, but the main reason for the lower rating is that the card only had one move, which did average damage, but required two energy cards to attack.  So knowing this about Psyduck and looking at this Golduck card, if you're building a water type deck and am looking for a fair amount of power, it could be beneficial to use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a deck.  Ideally you would want to set this line up on the bench, get three energy cards on Golduck and then move it to the active Pokemon spot using Hydro Splash every turn, however, Derail may come in handy if your opponent is relying on energy like Double Colorless and Burning Energy, it may really ruin their strategy having to discard those Special energy cards.

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 BREAKpoint set.  Really, there is nothing to complain about on this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two good but not great moves.  So like I said above, if you're looking for a solid water type Pokemon line, give this Pokemon family a look, combined with Psyduck from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golduck from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Golduck BREAK, 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 --
What was the name of the first English set to include a Golduck card?
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Anthony "Lemons" said...

So the first set to ever include a golduck card was actually fossil, being kind of odd since golduck was number 35 and psyduck number 53, cards back then had no number organization like right now =D First time commenter and newly subscribbed. Nice Work, keep up the good job, Best Regards all the way from Portugal ;)


Cabal said...

Fossil was the name of the first English set to include a Golduck card.



Martin T said...


Martin T


Blastoise173 said...


Dillon Dalsing


Carlos H. said...

Fossil Set.

Carlos H.

Pokemon Sunandmoon said...

the Fossil set

pokemon sunandmoon
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grentis09 said...

First set was Fossil


sworup Adhikari said...

First set was Fossil. One of the first sets of PTCG.

sworup Adhikari