Celesteela-GX from SM4+!

Celesteela-GX from SM4+ GX Battle Boost has been revealed! The set will be released in Japan on October 20th. Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Celesteela-GX – Metal – HP200
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[M][C][C] Rocket Fall: 30+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each [C] in your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s Retreat Cost.

[M][C][C][C] Moon Press: 130 damage.

[M][C][C][C] Blaster GX: 180 damage. Turn all of your Prize cards face up. (Those Prize cards remain face up for the rest of the game.) (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: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 4

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  1. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

    Member

    At least it can one-shot Gardevoir with a Choice Banded Rocket Fall.
     
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  2. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2
    Ecourts

    Advanced Member Member

    Pros:
    • High HP basic
    • First attack will OHKO Garbodor
    • Able to OHKO most mons with a CB + it's GX
    • Killing with GX attack essentially lets you pick your prizes
    • Steel typing is strong VS Gardevoir
    • Unlike most steel types, does not have a weakness to Fire

    Cons:
    • High Energy Costs
    • Underwhelming Second Attack
    • High Retreat Cost
    Due to these cons, it will be outpaced rather easily and have many lackluster match-ups.​

    Do we have a deck that can utilize it's strengths?
    ... I'm hopeful.
     
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  3. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    The energy costs are too high for the damage these attacks do. All these attacks are done by different Pokemon at the same damage but for less energy
     
  4. mirdo More gull than you can handle.
    mirdo

    Member

    Ok. So this Card seems underwhelming.
    But due to it's super high HP for a basic, diffrent Weakness than Fire and actually pretty cool GX attack i can see this thing beeing played in Metagross. It's definitly not gonna be it's own deck. But that GX attack is a free Town Map and a 1HKO on pretty much everything in the Meta right now (minus Metagross). Also you get to turn over the Price Cards before you take the Knock Out Price Cards. So that's pretty neat too.
    So this could easily be a tech just like Necrozma is.

    Personal prefrence will show.
     
  5. bloombloom2017 Aspiring Trainer
    bloombloom2017

    Member

    Another poor ub
    It is really hard to use excep against gard
     
  6. JeroenM Aspiring Trainer
    JeroenM

    Member

    Just to be sure.. Question about de GX attack.

    Blaster GX: 180 damage. Turn each of your face-down cards face up. (Those cards stay face-up for the rest of the game.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

    It says 'Turn each of your face-down cards face up" So probably only your Prize cards.. But why doesn't it just say turn up your prize cards? Could something new be coming? And why doesn't your entire deck count as face-down cards? Or does it count..?
     
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  7. uncleyuri

    Member

    'Turn each of your face down cards face up'

    Prizes are face down but so is your deck. Is this just limited to prizes or are you also turning your deck face up as well?
     
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  8. I expect the GX attack just to affect prize cards.

    Notice that all of the UB cards GX attacks interact with the prize cards in some way.
     
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  9. Kyrushi Squirrel
    Kyrushi

    Member

    Alola Dugtrio and Dhelmise are both excellent partners for this card.
     
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  10. ImDaBanana The real world Nanab Berry!
    ImDaBanana

    Member

    The GX attack has the same wording as Town Map's Japanese print, so I'm very confident in saying this was a translation error and it only effects prize cards.
     
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  11. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    • Celesteela GX - TOO MUCH EXPENSIVE!! The first atk makes Dugtrio do the job. The second atk is...ugghh!! The GX At doesn't deserve to being used as an early-game atk. If it is for just DCE, Go ahead and use it to look if your good cards were prized or not. High HP, Weak to Raichu and Xurkie, Searchable by Heavy Ball, 2-3 Geodudes.
    @WastedSkyPirate , that is basically the whole gimmick of Ultra Beasts.
     
  12. MetaCall ADVGYM
    MetaCall

    Member

    Mount Lanakila w/ A. Dugs could be nice! BUTT will do nothing vs. Free Retreaters. #Meh
     
  13. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
    HA559

    Member

    It seems as though this is one of the more happier of the ultrabeast judging from it's smiling tiny face.
     
  14. DarkSentinel66 Aspiring Trainer
    DarkSentinel66

    Member

    Starting the game with a 200hp mon rather than your vulnerable little beldum isn't the worst thing in the world. And it's gx hits hard enough for all of the common threats out there. The steel typing with lout fire weakness is also very nice. Overall a good tech in any Metagross deck but certainly not meta changing in any sense. I am interested to see if the gx applies to the deck as well or maybe just the top card of your deck maybe? Otherwise you'd be flipping your whole deck over and the top card would be at the bottom.
     
  15. BKRapper Aspiring Trainer
    BKRapper

    Advanced Member Member

    Assuming the GX attack is referring to prize cards only, would you flip your prizes before or after taking a prize if you got a knockout with that attack?
     
  16. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful
    doubleb036

    Member

    It would be super interesting if it hinted at something new coming. I know others are saying this is a translation slip up but there is always room to hope. Maybe something new could be on the way, like making a certain active card or card in hand a prize card your opponent can only take after taking the first 5 prizes? Thus really setting your opponent back if you can pick out a really influential card. It wouldn't synergize with this card but just a thought lol
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
  17. Goldbot123 Aspiring Trainer
    Goldbot123

    Member

    I think Celesteela could be very good in Solgaleo, who is way more susceptible to fire attackers, and since Solgale uses DCE shouldnt be as hard to power Celesteela up. Might require Dhelmise or Alolan Dugtrio to be good
     
  18. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
    Kietharr

    Member

    I agree that this could be an okay one-of in Solgaleo for the odd weakness matchup, it's a meh card but it's not unplayable.

    Most of the UBs are in that place, everyone calls them horrible when they're strictly okayish, something you could play in casuals or online effectively but not something you'd take to an event.
     
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  19. I believe you would flip them up before taking a prize as effects resolve before you check for Knock Outs.
     
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  20. carrotfoot Aspiring Trainer
    carrotfoot

    Member

    I was hoping for a GX attack effect more unique than Town Map.