Clearer Images of Dragonite-GX, Reshiram-GX, Salamence-GX, Articuno-GX!

An HD version of SM6’s commercial has now been released, revealing clearer images of Dragonite-GX and Reshiram-GX from SM6a Dragon Storm and Salamence-GX and Articuno-GX from SM6b Champion Road. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the partial translations!

Dragon Storm will be released in Japan on April 6th. Champion’s Road will be released on May 3rd.

Dragonite-GX – Dragon – HP250
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dragonair

[L] Dragon Claw: 70 damage.

[W][L][C][C] Giga Impact: 200 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

[C][C][C] Dragonporter GX: ??? damage. Effect unreadable, but looks like it moves Dragonite to the Bench before doing damage. (You can’t use more than 1 unreadable GX attack in a game.)

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

Weakness: Dairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: At least 1.


Reshiram-GX – Fire – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C] Flame Charge: Search your deck for a basic [R] Energy card and attach it to this Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck.

[R][R][R][C] Scorching Pillar: 110 damage. Effect unreadable.

[R][R][R][C] Vermilion GX: 180 damage. Effect unreadable. (You can’t use more than 1 unreadable GX attack in a game.)

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

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


Salamence-GX – Dragon – HP250
Stage 2 – Evolves from Shelgon

Ability: Dragon Guard
Effect unreadable, but probably protects Dragon Pokemon in some way, like turning off their Weakness to ice cream.

[R][W][C][C] Bright Flame: 200 damage? Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon? Salamence ex has the same attack.

[R][C][C] Flame Flight GX: No damage. Effect unreadable. (You can’t use more than 1 unreadable GX attack in a game.)

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

Weakness: Dairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: At least 1.


Articuno-GX – Water – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Legendary Ascent
If it’s the same as Articuno ex: When you play this Pokemon to your Bench, you may switch your Active Pokemon with this Pokemon. If you do, you may also move any number of basic [W] Energy cards attached to your Pokemon to this Pokemon.

[W][W][C] Ice Wing: 120 damage.

[W] Cold Crush GX: The one on Articuno ex read, “You may discard an Energy card attached to Articuno ex. If you do, your opponent discards an Energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon.” However, unlike Articuno ex’s attack, Articuno-GX’s does no damage, so it won’t be the same. It’ll probably be some souped-up effect inspired by the original attack, like discarding all Energy from your opponent’s Pokemon in play or something.

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

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

No wonder Articuno-GX has similar artwork as Articuno ex, it’s inspired by the same card! The same applies to Salamence-GX and Salamence ex: similar artwork, a similar attack as the original.

Thus, all GX cards in Champion Road will probably be inspired by their Pokemon ex cards from the EX Ruby & Sapphire era. Which Pokemon ex do you want to come back as Pokemon-GX? The booster pack artwork hints at some of them.

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  1. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
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    Salamence either does 70 damage, 70+, 70×, 70- or 700 apparently.
     
  2. fluffy_trex Delcatty lady
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    I find it quite curious that both the art and the attacks on the GX cards of Articuno and Salamence resemble the art and attacks of their old ex cards. Kinda a cool throwback!
     
  3. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
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    Interesting. Can't comment about their viability til the unreadable effects are revealed. Artwork is really nice on all of these
     
  4. Fayld Rayquaza / Eelektross Master
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    Yay for more useless dragons! Seriously, just when you think Pokemon finally figured out that dual type attacks are why dragons don't see play, they go and release kommo-o level dragon attack costs giving all the nostalgia peeps another garbage chase card that is instant binder fodder for the rest of the world.
     
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  5. Stark Maximum Aspiring Trainer
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    Can you use both one readable and one unreadable GX attack in a game? If my GX attack is unreadable am I allowed to make up what I feel is a fitting effect if my opponent agrees?
     
  6. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer
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    I DEMAND A REPRINT OF DDE IMMEDIATELY.
     
  7. BENDsli Aspiring Trainer
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    Dragonite using water energy? What? Dragonite has been grass and lightening in the past, I wonder what the switch it all about
     
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  8. King Quagsire Ruler of Route 212, Scourge of the swamp
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    I don't like that Dragonite uses [W] and [L] energy. You cant even use it with the [G] and [L] ones.
     
  9. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Guessing it's because that Dragonite and its pre evolutions are more associated with water than grass (they don't get Grass moves at all, while they learn a buttload of Water moves). Have mixed feelings about the change because Kingdra is the other Dragon Pokemon that uses Water and Electric energy for its attacks.

    I'm guessing it's official: all Dragon Pokemon are lactose intolerant.
     
  10. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    My new deck is Articuno-GX for sure. Hell yes I've been waiting so long for this card to come back!
     
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  11. BENDsli Aspiring Trainer
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    Kingdra and Black Kyurem
     
  12. IronCow Tom Aspiring Trainer
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    The dragonite looks more like discard an electric and water energy.
     
  13. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    So if we assume all the GX cards from Champion Road are inspired by old ex cards, based on the booster pack we could be getting "reprints" of Blaziken ex from EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua or EX Crystal Guardians, Mr. Mime and Electrode ex from EX FireRed and LeafGreen, Feraligatr and Scisor from EX Unseen Forces and/or Banette from EX Legend Maker. Only time will tell!
     
  14. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    If Mr Mime GX is a thing and has an ability, I wonder if it'll get Magic Odds or Magic Evens? (Since there were 2 Mr Mime ex in FRLG)
     
  15. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    You know, that might actually happen. And if it does... MAKE DARKRAI GREAT AGAIN.
     
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  16. Weavile04 Professional Dark-Type User
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    I've never been a huge fan of dragon-type exs/gxs because of how much energy they require, but these actually seem alright. I'm just waiting on pics of their full arts...
     
  17. bomboy2121 blaziken gx is meta
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    cant use more then one unreadable gx attack" XD
     
  18. ReapersFuryX Super Awesome Wickedly Average Trainer
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    If it does it will only be for a short time, then we lose darkrai to expanded anyways where it already has DDE
     
  19. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    Prism star DDE
     
  20. Perfect_Shot Standard sucks, so Ban Expanded
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    Salamence seems underwhelming for sure, but Dragonite doesn't look half bad. Neither of them are worth playing if DDE isn't reprinted.

    At least these GX cards can actually take consistent knockouts when they get set up, unlike Kommo-o.