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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Golurk  

- Plasma Blast

Date Reviewed:
October 31, 2013

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.75
Limited: 3.75

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 
3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

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Combos With: See Below

Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Golurk (Plasma Blast) 

It’s Halloween today, which is a much bigger deal for Americans than it is for us in the UK, but I’m happy to enter into the spirit of things (sorry) and review a Ghost Pokémon. Of course the important question is: will Golurk be frightening anyone who sees their opponent play it down in a game? 

Well, he’s got pretty good 130 HP for a Stage 1, but also a really bad Dark Weakness (Darkrai EX is very much a thing) and a stupidly huge retreat cost. The attacks leave something be desired as well. Iron Fist of Justice (there are some seriously ridiculous attack names in this set) offers good value (you do 60 damage for a Double Colourless) and comes with an irrelevant drawback – the attack does nothing if you have Plasma Pokémon in play. Seeing as there are no obvious combos with any Plasma Pokemon, or a place for Golurk in existing Plasma decks, you are probably safe to ignore that bit. 

Iron Fist would be fine as a quick attack to use if Golurk could back it up with something better, but it can’t. Shadow Punch may not be affected by Resistance, but even so the damage output of just 80 for a massive four Energy is just terrible. To put it into context, whatever attacks Golurk uses it would take three turns to get an unaided KO on most EX Pokémon, and that is just nowhere near good enough. 

Sorry guys, this Pokémon is about as scary as a Buneary that needs a cuddle. 

Rating 

Modified: 1.75 (no candy for you)

Limited: 3.75 (good HP and a cheap attack – it can have some candy here)


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