Snorlax GX, Sun and Moon’s First Promo!

The first Japanese promo of the Sun and Moon era won’t be Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio — it’ll be Snorlax GX! This is the first Pokemon GX to be fully revealed after Solgaleo GX and Lunala GX were only partially revealed.

The card will come in at #001/SM-P and will have a “PROMO” label next to its number. Those who preorder Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in Japan will receive the card. (It’s about time they advertise the TCG with the games!) It is unknown how we’ll get the card in America.

Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Snorlax GX PromoSnorlax GX – Colorless – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Collapse: 80 damage. This Pokemon is now Asleep.

[C][C][C][C][C] Roaring Snore: 180 damage. This attack can only be used if this Pokemon is Asleep. If this Pokemon is not Asleep, this attack does nothing.

[C][C][C][C][C] Pulverizing Pancake GX: 210 damage. This Pokemon is now Asleep. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4

Update: Fixed the GX attack’s name thanks to Bangiras. It’s named after Snorlax’s Z-Move in Sun and Moon. Pretty cool!


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  1. Infinity∞ Aspiring Trainer
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    I just wonder how to charge up this always-hungry pokemon, as most of the energy engine becomes expend mode.
     
  2. cragontheone Aspiring Trainer
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    and yet again here in the netherlands we dont get anything like this and we always get only the steelcases:( i serieusly wish that we would get stuff like this...
     
  3. NinjaBem Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow, this is exciting!
     
  4. stormesp1 Aspiring Trainer
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    I suppose this confirms that GX are simply a powercreep to EX. What an excitement... Because actually caring about card design was to much for them.
     
  5. This is awesome!

    I can see this being used with Goodnight Babies Hypno.
     
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  6. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    @Otaku Dreams coming true bro! Nice to know GX Pokemon are Basic so the Lion and Bat will break my deck when they release.
     
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  7. Maserati777 Aspiring Trainer
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    It's hard to tell if it has ridges or not. But if not then RIP Pokemon cards.

    Maybe it's just because it's a promo?
     
  8. Starsoulklr Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't think this GX represents the ramp too much. It's actually good to have a FIVE Energy attack have some real meat to it's damage on top of that for the second attack you HAVE to be asleep for it to deal damage. You have to either fail both your asleep checks or have a combo set up with as WastedSkyPirate has pointed out Hypno. No one's going to actively put Snorlax to sleep but I so badly want to see someone put a Pokemon to sleep then have Snorlax get Ninja Boy in and flatten something.

    Also I hope this isn't only released with the video games.
     
  9. Otaku The wise fool?
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    Wait, break as in ruin or break as in make it broken? At least I knew you didn't mean Pokémon BREAK. XD

    I'll have to think about Snorlax GX. I mean, I don't really care for the GX mechanic, plus we'll see if it ends up being too good or not good enough. The 190 HP seems low.

    ...

    Yes really: Snorlax doesn't have the highest HP in the video games, but I thought it had one of the better HP/DEF/S.DEF combinations, being one of the highest for HP (even after all this time still in the Top 10 for it), a good Defense and a solid Special Defense. No time to double check that stuff now though. XD
     
  10. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I mean break as in make my deck too good. I get to move psychic energy around, which is what colorless Pokemon like and I can remove redundant cards like float stone due to a free switch effect. This frees up like 10 card spaces for my deck.

    I would also think 190HP Snorlax is a bit lacking since we have a 190 HP EX with 3 attacks back by some really good support. I was thinking snorlax GX should have around 220 HP but at least you get 230 HP with FFB.
     
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  11. daisukereds Water Starter Lover
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    Where did you guys get the translation? I translated the attacks as "Fall Down", "Roaring Snore", "Get Serious" (in that order).
     
  12. Apterous Aspiring Trainer
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    Snorlax could be a good surprise clean-up. Play from hand, use Lunala GX's ability to move 5 energy to Snorlax, Hope the active pokemon hasa float stone, 230 strength GX attack, something big dies. And Snorlax is a sleep and likely nothing else on your board has energy on it anymore.

    ...great card.
     
  13. silversalamence10 Aspiring Trainer
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    I think it's a coincidence that we have Snorlax GX revealed not long after the Snorlax Z move reveal.

    Though seeing as these will probs be the new EXs, I hope they release the rest of the Megas as EXs in some form. If EXs still exist in the SM era, then there'd be no worry.
     
  14. thegrovylekid A ghost lingers on this mortal plane...
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    At least it doesn't have 200+ HP...
     
  15. From a design perspective, does this reveal indicate that all Pokemon GX will be Full Art cards?

    I wonder if there will be Ultra/Secret Rare equivalents and, if so, what style they will be... maybe Even FULLER Art?
     
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  16. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I wonder how to get this powered up quickly. Can't really think of anything. My favorite Z move by far is the one that wipes a Pokemon.
     
  17. Digital Dragon Thinks Chandelure is the cutest Pokémon
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    I love the artwork on this card. I guess it isn't that good due to is high energy costs, but I'll be happy to add it to my collection anyways.
     
  18. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    They may make the rest of the Mega Pokemon EX because mega evolved Pokemon cant use Z Moves so I don't think EX Pokemon are going anywhere. If this is true then I wonder how they will decide what non legendary Pokemon gets a GX card.
     
  19. I wonder if we'll even get Mega Pokemon in the Sun and Moon block...?
     
  20. silversalamence10 Aspiring Trainer
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    Well if not, they'll probs be released as promos rather than in core expansions.

    I'm only pondering because there are still 8/9 megas that don't exist yet, but yeah, they'd still need to be EXs.