Despite Golurk's relegation to RU in standard play, Dream World gives it access to what was once Machamp's exclusive ability—No Guard. With a base Attack stat of 124 and guaranteed confusion from DynamicPunch, Golurk is certain to pack a deadly punch against many threats that are not prepared to take it on. Additionally, Golurk's Ghost / Ground typing nets it a handy Fighting-type immunity, fantastic dual STAB, and allows it to function as a spinblocker if necessary. Golurk's typing, however, is not the greatest defensively, as the rise of Multiscale Dragonite has lead to a surge in Ice-type attacks, as well as Water-type moves being as common as ever. A poor Speed stat and only average defenses force Golurk to be a rather situational threat as it will not get many opportunities to boost its Speed with Rock Polish, but when Golurk hits—and it always will—the resulting blow is devastating.