Necrozma-GX and Ho-Oh-GX from SM3 Revealed in ‘CoroCoro!’

CoroCoro has revealed Ho-Oh-GX and Necrozma-GX from SM3!

The magazine also unveiled the final booster pack artwork for the sets, revealing that Marshadow-GX will be featured as I initially predicted. This is because Marshadow will be in the 20th movie alongside Ho-Oh. Charizard-GX will also be in the set, as we first learned a few weeks ago. You can see it in the background of Ho-Oh’s booster pack.

Thanks goes to Jake C. and Rhonda D. for the translations!

Ho-Oh-GX – Fire – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[R][C][C] Sacred Fire: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[R][R][R][C] Phoenix Burn: 180 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Phoenix Burn during your next turn.

[R][C][C] Eternal Light GX: Put 3 in combination of [R] Pokemon-EX or Pokemon-GX from your discard pile onto your Bench. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

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

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2


Necrozma-GX – Psychic – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: End of Light
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from [C] Pokemon (both yours and your opponent’s). Try blowing up this table, sky snake!

[C][C][C] Prism Burst: 10+ damage. Discard all [P] Energy attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 60 more damage for each Energy discarded in this way.

[C][C][C] Black Ray GX: This attack does 100 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon-EX and Pokemon-GX. This attack isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, or any other effects on each of the Defending Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

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

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Ho-Oh-GX’s Eternal Light GX to get Incineroar-GX into play quickly?

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  1. Ultra4ever Aspiring Trainer
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    It's the end of mega Ray
     
  2. PieterPie Aspiring Trainer
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    Necrozema seems decent, and Ho-oh could only ever be playable because fire has decent support
     
  3. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Don't care for this thing being immune to my Pidgeot's attacks but I'll manage (though its annoying). I wish Ho-Oh GX was playable. GX attack can put staged Pokemon in play and I guess that's nice but they need to be in the discard first. Was hoping it did something good and was maybe a bit more "colorless" since Lugia seems to never do anything related to its Psychic typing.
     
  4. Kyrushi Squirrel
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    In the future I feel Ho-Oh will get better. The idea of putting Stage 2 GXs on your bench is pretty crazy, but that limits you to only Pyroar as of now.
     
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  5. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
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    Incineroar-GX. Sky Field.
     
  6. Rindon Aspiring Trainer
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    I assume EX Pokemon also include mega. M-Houndoom and M Charizard without the spirit links.
     
  7. There isn't much synergy in Ho-Oh-GX's attack costs, which suggests it's meant purely for Eternal Light GX. At the moment, I can't think of a broken Stage 1 or 2 [R] Pokémon-EX or Pokémon-GX to use this with (only M Charizard-EX, M Houndoom-EX and Incineroar-GX spring to mind).

    With more [R] support and better [R] Pokémon this gets much better though. I'll be on the lookout for Charizard-GX's compatibility with Ho-Oh-GX.

    Necrozma-GX is cool; straight off the bat it blocks Tauros-GX, Drampa-GX and M Rayquaza-EX. However, without a spammable attack (or means of making it spammable), I'm not sure how good it will be.
     
  8. riChchestMat Aspiring Trainer
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    Isn't Black Ray GX going to scoop up prize cards if the opponent is unlucky to have lower level pokemon on the bench? It only takes 2 turns to set up. Could take up to 6 cards on the first attack if going first. with a DCE.
     
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  9. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Ummm rayquaza decks often run high amounts of hex maniacs necrozma will matter very little to a good ray deck. Ho-oh is really cool though even with its generic can't attack next turn move it's gx attack is good particularly in expanded for getting powerful stage 1 and 2 fire types gx's out. However I wish it wasn't limited to ex's and gx's

    Only hits ex's and gx's and there's only one ex that has less than 100 hp
     
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  10. riChchestMat Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm an idiot that can't read properly
     
  11. Corgimaster Card Faker, Image Maker, Competitive TCG player!
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    Ho-oh/ Volcanion would be pretty OP.
    Add in altar of the sunne and you're done!
     
  12. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    Maybe someone will make something wacky like Necrozma-GX/Metagross-GX? It would be clunky but it could work. Necrozma being immune to Colorless pokemon is great (Tauros, Drampa, M Ray)
    and his GX attack is decent against EX/GX decks. I honestly was hoping Ho-Oh would be better but... at least his GX attack is a good support. Otherwise a very lackluster card imo. Maybe Charizard will be playable with Ho-Oh as support, that would be interesting.
     
  13. Tapu Lele Already the best
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    Big dead rainbow bird exists for the sole purpose of supporting big dead flying lizard, which comes out this set
     
  14. Ramo0927 Stay away. I am literal cancer.
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    I guess to sum it all up, Ho-oh is an ok card and its GX attack is pretty decent, and Necrozma just wrecks mega ray(although its attack is a one time only thing because we don't have a psychic patch). GX attack is better than Vikavolt's.
    Honestly, I am very excited for Marshadow GX(I hope its playable).
     
  15. Trainerjaren Aspiring Trainer
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    Well,theirs psychic patch in the form of Metagross-GX, which is even better in the Garb Meta even though it's left vulnerable to Sylveon.

    The interesting thing is that Necrozma has the KO power of Solgaleo-GX with only 1 more energy and without the stage 2 setup.
     
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  16. AshCo Ladies' Man Extraordinaire
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    M-Ray, at least the way I play it probably won't be absolutely destroyed by necrozma like people think, especially in expanded. Compressor just makes hex maniac easier, obviously. Either way, it's not got a lot of health nor does it have a decent enough attack that can do consistent damage each turn. Even if it's similar to old BW Rayquaza its not got the support in Eels and whatnot. It'll be used but its not the end of M Ray. Not at all. I do like it though, it'd be good in some rogue decks.


    Of course I'm probably just biased as I've been playing this deck for two whole years now.
     
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  17. President Pokemon Aspiring Trainer
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    Necrozma is just the GX version of Ninetails BREAK, in terms of attack.
     
  18. ZephyrFox12 Aspiring Trainer
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    Once I read Ho-oh's first attack I literally said "No, not Ninetales again"
    I think the most interesting thing about Ho-oh is the fact that it's weak to Lightning and not Water. The GX-attack is cool but the fact that it's limited to Fire Types kinda ruins it's viability. It seems like a lot of evolved fire ex and gx aren't viable because of their outrageous energy cost (with the exception of like Houndoom I guess). Maybe it could be like last-minute recovery for Volcanion but I just feel that not only Turtonator does it better and you'd get the same effect by using a rescue stretcher.

    Necrozma's ability is the best thing about him and the GX-Attack is decent go what it is, I doubt it'lel become it's own deck but it could serve as a neat tech in like an Umbreon Strafe deck as like a 1-2 of. The first attack could've been so much better, it should've been something along the lines of Keldeo-EX, Trevenant-EX and Flareon-EX. Something like this:

    [C][C][C] Prism Burst: 50+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [P] energy attached to this Pokémon.
     
  19. rainyman123 Bug Pokémon = Best
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    Thing is as Necrozma comes in, Mega Ray goes out at the exact same time. Will there even be any [C] threats?
     
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  20. Vitiel Mush. Up!
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    So glad we're getting something that can wall Tauros. Most degenerate card in the game right now, imo.