Monday, November 6, 2017

Golisopod GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Golisopod GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golisopod GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Golisopod GX is a Stage 1, Grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called First Impression, for one Grass Energy card, this move does 30 damage plus 90 more damage if Golisopod GX was on your Bench the previous turn.  Armor Press is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus Golisopod takes 20 less damage during your opponent's next turn.  The GX move on this card is called Crossing Cut GX, for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must switch this Pokemon with one of your Benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Golisopod card, so you do not need to first play Golisopod and then evolve it into Golisopod GX, instead you can evolve Wimpod directly into Golisopod GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  If you read my review of Wimpod from this set, I gave that card a 0 out of 5 rating, it was pretty terrible in my opinion, other than having an above average HP, it had an extremely high retreat cost, and a move that did well below average damage and had a high attack cost.  There is no reason to use Wimpod from this set on its own or in the Active Pokemon spot.  The way to use this Golisopod card is to set the line up on your Bench, therefore when you move Golisopod GX to the Active Pokemon spot, you can do 120 damage for only one Energy card with First Impression.  You can attach a Float Stone Item card to Golisopod GX and give it a free retreat cost, that way you can continuously move Golisopod GX in and out of the Active Pokemon spot and do 120 damage a turn every time it is in the Active Pokemon spot.  Other than First Impression, both of its other moves do a good amount of damage and require only two Energy cards, if you're using a Double Colorless Energy, so this card will fit into a lot of decks and can do a lot of damage quite quickly.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1, GX Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  If you're building a Grass type deck, this is a line that should certainly be included, especially if you're looking for some power.  Golisopod GX is a Stage 1 card so it is fairly quick to set up, and if you can retreat it for free a couple of times, this card only requires one Energy card the entire game and can do 120 damage a turn.  Together with Wimpod from this set, which I thought was terrible, I would still give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, set it up on the Bench and you'll be golden.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golisopod GX from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Charmander, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total Grass type regular GX cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


3:00Miner said...

there is only 1

Giri Venkatesh said...
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Giri Venkatesh said...

Only 1

giri venkatesh said...

Only 1