Gengar from SM4 Revealed!

Gengar from SM4 The Awoken Hero and The Transdimensional Beast has been revealed! The set will be released in Japan on September 15th. Thanks goes to Hannes S. for the translation!

Gengar – Psychic – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Haunter

Ability: Eroding Curse
Whenever your opponent attaches an Energy from their hand to 1 of their Pokemon, place 2 damage counters on that Pokemon.

[P][C][C] Pitch Dark: 70 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 0

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  1. Chadillac12 Aspiring Trainer
    Chadillac12

    Advanced Member Member

    Obligatory post:

    Good ability
    Doubtful on how playable the card is

    Thanks for coming.
     
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  2. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
    DMYSYS

    Member

    Feels weird seeing a 'meh' Gengar card. It's been a while.
     
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  3. Duke Erebus Aspiring Trainer
    Duke Erebus

    Member

    Interesting. I feel like you could combine this with Creep Show Gengar for some potential. Guess it depends on if you could get this guy out before they started putting down energy.
     
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  4. Lord o da rings Graceful
    Lord o da rings

    Member

    I don't think it'll be playable, simply because not many people will want to waste slots on Gastly and Haunter for a somewhat powerful ability. If it were a GX or a Stage 1 mon with this ability it'd be another story.
     
    Chris Johnson likes this.
  5. ZMonsBRUH Darkrai
    ZMonsBRUH

    Member

    it could be a 2-1-2 line in psychic decks its just like frozen city and frozen city was really good
     
  6. FullArtGardevoir Shrouded by Darkness...as a Cruel Tratoir
    FullArtGardevoir

    Member

    Dat artwork...
    This could see some play!
     
  7. BugTrainer Aspiring Trainer
    BugTrainer

    Member

    I could see this being fun. Also lets not forget it stacks! So if some how you can manage to get 3 out anything with 60 hp cannot receive energy.
     
  8. savarin Aspiring Trainer
    savarin

    Member

    could have some potential with the gengar from generations and the tapu koko promo.
     
  9. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
    Spring Sun Warrior

    Member

    really sick card
     
  10. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer
    Pipotchi

    Member

    this is alright, but theres a lot of ways to attach energy now without attaching to hand.
     
  11. Seth Vilo Perspiring Trainer
    Seth Vilo

    Advanced Member Member

    Combine it with Po Town for optimal suffering. Gardevoir would NOT like this sucker.
     
  12. Ramo0927 Stay away. I am literal cancer.
    Ramo0927

    Member

    Ability is pretty good, and the attack is garbage. Why does TPCI only care about Darkrai and Gardevoir? What about Gengar? He barely gets love. His only good card from XY was the creep show one(but tbh XY barely had any gengar) Also this kinda lowers our chance for a Gengar GX in the set...

    Yeah not happy : (
     
  13. 21times Aspiring Trainer
    21times

    Member

    Does it stack? Kind of sounds like it would not. It's borderline broken if it does.
     
  14. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    No.
    It's bad.
    I don't like it.
    I like Gengar. I really do.
    But this one's bad.
    Just bad.
    With FOUR Stage 2's up you get 80 damage, which is nice.
    But it's bad.
     
  15. Latte1504 Aspiring Trainer
    Latte1504

    Member

    I think it's built to be a Garde killer, but what would you pair it with for offensive pressure?
     
  16. Mega Mewtwo Aspiring Trainer
    Mega Mewtwo

    Member

    Seems like it will be good with alolan vulpex and ninetails gx. Set up a bunch of hangar and snipe with ninetails with dumbbells attached
     
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  17. Kyrushi Squirrel
    Kyrushi

    Member

    I don't understand why exactly people think this is a bad card. I can see this being incredibly useful paired with cards that disrupt energy. You can force them to take an extra 20 damage on top of what you're already doing simply because you NEED the energy to fight.

    A great example would be Lycanroc GX. I play a deck with him and tons of energy disruption and Strong Energy. While it's kinda weird to throw psychics in a fighting deck, I could see it being an amazing way to finish off kills or force opponents to focus on another pokemon, effectively giving you free prizes. Slap a Muscle Dumbell on it and it's not getting revenge killed easily.

    Maybe i'm oversimplifying it, but it does sound fun on paper.

    Edit: Guardians Rising Honchkrow also loves the support that comes out of this card.
     
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  18. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle
    joffreyspikes

    Member

    Gengar-EX was insane and saw tons of plays if you are counting that! Have wanted a Gengar-GX for a while though and I agree with you that it is a shame we won't be getting one in CRI.
     
    Ramo0927 likes this.
  19. Perfect_Shot Metal: Not Enough Support
    Perfect_Shot

    Member

    There just isn't a time when this will ever be good. In Standard, the game will not slow down enough where you get to set down enough of these to actually matter. The attack is absolute garbage as well, and people seem to forget that simply to get this into play you need to evolve twice or play down Rare Candy, which takes up too much space for something that does too little.

    In Expanded you have Frozen City, which is far better than this Gengar will ever be.
     
  20. MegaPod_781 Aspiring Trainer
    MegaPod_781

    Member

    That artwork is amazing, and I'd like to play around with that ability.