Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Golduck -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Golduck Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Golduck is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Psyduck does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 20 damage.  Golduck's second move is called Double Jet, for one Water Energy card this move does 60 damage times the number of Water Energy cards you discard from your hand, with a maximum of 2 Energy cards.

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.  If you read yesterday's review of Psyduck, you'll know that I thought it was an extremely poor Basic Pokemon card.  Not only was it very limited, in that it only had one attack, but it only attack could not do damage, and it Confused both Active Pokemon.  So knowing this, and looking at Golduck, there is no reason to use Psyduck in the active Pokemon spot, especially since Golduck has a free retreat cost and can easily be moved in and out of play.  You can easily build a deck around Golduck, using its Double Jet move the entire time, and doing 120 damage a turn for only 1 Water Energy card.  You can pair this card with Starmie from Evolutions and use Starmie's Space Beacon Ability, this allows you to discard a card from your hand once per turn and retrieve two Basic Energy cards from your discard pile.  So every turn, you can use Golduck's move, discard two Water Energy cards from your hand, and retrieve them the next turn with Starmie.  You can also use a Splash Energy from the BREAKpoint set on Golduck, so that if it gets knocked out, you can immediately put Golduck back into your hand.  So essentially, if you're looking for a cheap, competitive deck, use 4-4 lines of Psyduck and Golduck, and Staryu and Starmie, 4 Splash Energy, and 4 Energy Retrieval Trainer cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards from the Sun and Moon set, and is very popular in competitive play at the moment.  As long as you're able to retrieve Energy cards from your discard pile every turn, 120 damage a turn, for one Energy card, is a good amount of damage for little Energy, plus, if 90 HP is too low for you, you can also include a Golduck BREAK in your deck.  Together with Psyduck from this set, I would give the two Pokemon a 4 out of 5 rating, I would recommend the BREAKpoint one over the Sun and Moon one, but regardless, you shouldn't be using Psyduck in the Active Pokemon spot.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golduck from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Poliwag, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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3 comments:

MGardevoir Yveltal said...

The blue on a water type Pokemon card.

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Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Blue

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Kris Uniwolf said...

Blue

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