Xurkitree-GX from SM4+!

Xurkitree-GX from SM4+ GX Battle Boost has been revealed! The set will be released in Japan on October 20th.

Thanks goes to Vincent for the translation!

Xurkitree-GX – Lightning – HP180
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

Ability: Flash Head
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from each of your opponent’s Pokemon that has Special Energy attached to it.

[L][L][C] Rumble Wire: 100 damage. Discard the top card of your opponent’s deck.

[L] Lightning GX: Your opponent reveals their hand. Choose 1 card there and put it face-down as 1 of their Prize cards. (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: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 2

The GX attack doesn’t let you shuffle your opponent’s Prize cards around, so your opponent will know where that card is positioned in their Prizes.

Celesteela-GX is the only Ultra Beast that hasn’t been revealed yet (obviously saving the best for last :p). It’ll probably be revealed by next week.

In America and Europe, we’ll get Buzzwole-GX, Xurkitree-GX, Pheromosa-GX, and Celesteela-GX in our Ultra Beast GX Premium Collections.

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  1. Koopy SKT
    Koopy

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    OK this is insane ...
     
  2. BenEllingson Bengar
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  3. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
    GrandPanacea

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    This seems rather frustrating. I really don't look forward to playing against this guy any time soon... Both decks I use are fairly reliant on Special Energy...
     
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  4. crowfeather4 R.I.P. Night March
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    Not that bad. Ability gives a good wall against certain decks, and the GX attack is pretty cool, though not very competitive. In theory though, you can use that attack and make them prize something they needed.
     
  5. Jacktropolis Aspiring Trainer
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    I like this card.... potentially a very good tech for Bulu/vikavolt
     
  6. BraviaryBoi Anonymus
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    Lmao this is f****** insane. Changes the entire standard format and is great in expanded
     
  7. thrwycr Aspiring Trainer
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    This card is going to be incredibly fun to play!
     
  8. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
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    Since its a basic works really nicely in any electric deck and as long as you know what your opponent really needs when you look at their hand, could be devastating for that player early in a game. Welcome to standard aegislash-ex 2.0
     
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  9. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    That GX attack is evil.
     
  10. MegaPod_781 Aspiring Trainer
    MegaPod_781

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    Yesss. My favorite Ultra Beast's GX card looks absolutely great. I love the variation on Nihilego's GX attack.
     
  11. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    Xurkitree is my favorite Ultra Beast design... And this card is quite nifty! No more broken than Aegislash-EX was, and the GX move is great for early disruption tactics.

    Of course, prizing a card against your opponent is somewhat consequential if you use it that early: It can allow your opponent to use N to draw seven cards - which can end up letting slower decks accelerate much quicker in this regard.
     
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  12. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Xurkitree is UB-Lighting in the English version of Sun/Moon. Lightning is the Japanese version of its codename. It's a 1-letter difference, so I'm not really bothered.

    Anyway, this card is pretty much a brick wall against decks that are special energy reliant. The attack isn't winning any awards in terms of damage output, but 2-shotting with some form of disruption is neat. Buzzap Thunder Electrode can fulfill part of its attack cost nicely, while the GX attack is nice for minor trolling. Regarding the art, Xurkitree's head should be glowing a tad more IMO.
     
  13. DaBoss Gamer Aspiring Trainer
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    Jesus Christ, Aegislash-EX is coming back, better than before....(maybe)
     
  14. Bella Aspiring Trainer
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    Everything about this card is good... Average HP, good weakness, strong ability, attack that has a good effect, and gx move is great if all the pokemon in your deck are an ex or gx, since you force an opponent to KO 4 and choose a key card to prize, whereas nihilego they would have to KO 4 anyway and you don't get to pick.

    Great one or two of in every lightning deck.
     
  15. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Okay, I'm not mad. Card looks decent.
     
  16. Shining Goodra 2017-2018 Competitive Season 0/400
    Shining Goodra

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    Oh my dear, Vika/Bulu is going to love, love, LOVE this card.
     
  17. fluffy_trex Aspiring Trainer
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    Seems like my fave Ultra Beast is somewhat playable! Yay! Great one off in some decks.
     
  18. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    New electric fecks woth riach gx n such will love this tio
     
  19. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    Man the pokemon company chooses to represent these pokemon in the tcg in such a weird way... Xurkitree in the game is basically a sweeper with almost no supportive potential. This on the other hand could work wonderfully in a disruption type deck IMO. Blocking all damage from special energy pokemon as well as milling and being able to instantly prize lock something in your opponent's hand? This is honestly silly.
     
  20. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle
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    Xurkitree-GX = new meta. Called it.