Palkia-GX from SM5!

Palkia-GX will appear in SM5, to accompany his buddy Dialga-GX. Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Palkia GX – Dragon – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[W] Spatial Control: Move any number of Energy cards from your Benched Pokemon to this Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Hydro Pressure: 60+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

[W][W][W][C][C] Zero Vanish GX: 150 damage. Your opponent shuffles all Energy attached to their Pokemon into their deck. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

In case you missed it earlier, Volkner’s full art was also revealed.

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  1. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
    CaptZero

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    Not to Palkia you can't, but if you have benched water Pokemon of course you can.
     
  2. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
    Xeynid

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    You CAN, but putting a 180 hp mon in the active after you've spent a few turns setting up energy on your bench, then using an attack that does 0 damage in order to stack up energy on yourself just so that you can get one-shot and lose all of that energy is bad pokemans.
     
  3. Supergingerkid Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't think it's worth the risk for the GX attack, especially when decks like zoropod exist. They barely play energy.
     
  4. Disll be the boss in expanded Archie’s blastoise.
     
  5. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
    theprp30

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    Talk about showing the love to two favorites from 4th gen. Holey cow they gave these two op GX moves.
     
  6. Only1Gamer Aspiring Trainer
    Only1Gamer

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    Ye I know right
     
  7. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
    Kyle Asplund

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    What a snake. Speaking of snakes, where's my RayquazaGX, Pokemon Company?
     
  8. Alex Sableye *blowing raspberry*
    Alex Sableye

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    It actually isn't a waste to attach five energies just to use the GX attack! On a side note, why is his claw spewing fire?
     
  9. DashKing Aspiring Trainer
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    You could play this as a 1 of tech in a water deck as a late game attacker (the water decks with max elixir like lapras gx). N them to a low hand size and sweep!
     
  10. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
    Lycancario12

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    There's one problem, I can see as the biggest counter to this card. Tapu Bulu/ Vikavolt decks or decks that use Vikavolt from Sun and Moon base set. You should all of there energy and you ultimately don't really hurt there deck for you shuffled the energy into the deck and that's where Vikavolt gets it's power from the deck. Also, I don't really see much people probably playing this card sadly for how much energy it takes to power it up
     
  11. AFEX Eon Duo Rules!
    AFEX

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    The artwork is horrendous in my opinion, it looks like a plain, lazy 3D render with no thought put into it!
     
  12. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

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    Oh yeah, it'd be better as an ability though, rather than an attack
     
  13. rebateman Aspiring Trainer
    rebateman

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    For Alolan Dugtrio, the one big idea I have is 58 metal energies, 1 Alolan diglet of SM1, and 1 of this one's Alolan Dugtrio. I do this with 1 lele, 4 DCE and 55 phycic energies. #stillbetterthancharizardgx.
     
  14. Memory 不安のない挑戦はない
    Memory

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    Has there ever been a 5 Energy attack that was competitively viable?
    No? Right. Into the binder you go.
     
  15. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK First Alolan Champion-----TWICE
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    Should have been water type
     
  16. AFEX Eon Duo Rules!
    AFEX

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    That was extremely blunt.
     
  17. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Shiny Bulbasaur and rainyman123 like this.
  18. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
    paulyd84

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    That prism energy is interesting, just as well only 1 copy is allowed per deck!

    Looker full art is awesome - he deserves an article of his own WPM!

    Just on his card number so 5 Pokemon full arts before him I'm guessing per set!?

    This is gonna be a HUGE English set.
     
  19. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    That Darkrai Prism Star is AMAZING for turbo dark. Biggest issue with turbo dark right now is that we're running out of bench space.
     
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  20. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    Does SBE's wording allow it to count as 4 Energy if attached to a non-S2, just as long as you had two three S2s in play?
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017