Golurk is a dual-type Ground/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Golett starting at level 43. Take a look below for 27 interesting and amazing facts about Golurk.
1. Golurk is a bipedal automation Pokemon resembling a suit of armor.
2. It said to have been invented by ancient people to serve as a laborer.
3. It is mainly teal in color with yellow swirls on its shoulders and hands.
4. It has a small head compared to its body, and pale yellow eyes, one of which turns to its left at the bottom, unlike Golett’s eye, which turns right.
5. There is a crack across the chest of the armor, which is patched diagonally with a brown seal resembling a belt.
6. It has a crystal-like formation on each shoulder, and there are large bangles on its wrists and ankles.
7. It has a Roman armor-like “skirt” and flat feet beneath.
8. Despite its large size, Golurk is capable of flying by retracting its hands into its arms and its legs and feet into its body, then taking off like a rocket.
9. If the seal on its chest is removed, its energy runs wild.
10. This causes it to rage and fly around uncontrollably without being able to land itself.
11. It is also capable of forming a cannon by pulling its legs into its body and standing on its hands, as seen in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, the anime, and in Pokémon Adventures.
12. Golurk was created by an ancient civilization to protect people and Pokémon.
13. According to Game Freak, Golurk and its pre-evolved form were both created by James Turner.
14. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond’s PokéPad entry refers to Golurk as a male, despite Golurk being genderless.
15. While Golurk has a 5% chance of holding the Light Clay, it cannot learn Light Screen or Reflect.
16. Golurk and its pre-evolved form both appear to be based on golems and, considering its body structure and ability to learn Fly, giant robots.
17. The crack and strap on its chest may be a reference to the golem in the Jewish story The Golem of Prague. The golem in this story was also believed to be able to summon the spirits of the dead, which was likely the reasoning for Golurk’s Ghost-typing. Golurk also has elements resembling a gladiator such as a skirt and shoulder pads.
18. Golurk is a combination of golem and lurk (referring to its Ghost type).
19. A Golurk appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, under the ownership of Juanita. It acts as her assistant and partner at her souvenir shop. It is also Shiny in the latter movie.
20. A Golurk appeared in An Epic Defense Force! as an illusion in a movie directed by Luke.
21. A Golurk appeared in Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! and Unova’s Survival Crisis!, under the ownership of Ridley. He used Golurk to fly with him, and it was also used to defend Meloetta from Team Rocket. It was also used to battle two Team Rocket Grunts’ Golem and Rhydon. After that, it battled against the members of the Forces of Nature in their Therian Formes.
22. Multiple Golurk appeared in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, and What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!. They were owned by Cedric Juniper’s assistants and used at the White Ruins, but they were later turned against their owners by Colress. They were eventually freed when Pikachu and Reshiram destroyed Colress’s mind-control device.
23. A Golurk appeared in The Journalist from Another Region!, under the ownership of Rodney. It was used during the Pokémon Sumo Tournament. Golurk made it through to the final round and faced off against Ash and Pignite, but it ended up losing against them.
24. A Golurk appeared in That’s Some Spicy Island Research!, under the ownership of Hapu. Golurk was first seen assisting Hapu in a Poni Island radish field. It attacked Ash when Hapu believed he was the one who had been stealing radishes from the field, and defeated Pikachu in battle. Golurk has since made further appearances in the Sun & Moon series. Hapu commonly uses Golurk to fly around Poni Island.
25. A giant Golurk appeared in SS014, where it was a guardian of the Ruins of the Titan at the Desert Resort. After it hatched from an ancient egg, it engaged in a Raid Battle with Ash, Goh, Keira, and the group leader. Once Golurk was defeated, Goh caught it. It will reappear in SS023.
26. Golurk debuted in Movie Time! Zorua in “The Legend of the Pokémon Knight”!. It appeared as an actor in a movie based around the Wonder Launcher.
27. AZ’s Golurk appeared in The Redemption. It battled Calem and his Chesnaught, and lost. Another Golurk was seen under the ownership of a soldier, during a fantasy of a story from the past, where it was one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.