Druddigon and Dragon’s Talon Revealed from ‘Dragon Storm!’

Druddigon and Dragon’s Talon have just been revealed from SM6a Dragon Storm. The set will be released in Japan on April 6th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations.

Druddigon – Dragon – HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Rough Skin
If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack, put 3 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon.

[R][W][C] Dragon Claw: 100 damage.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Dragon’s Talon – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

If the [N] Pokemon this Pokemon Tool is attached to is your Active Pokemon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack, put 3 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. Senorsmith Aspiring Trainer
    Senorsmith

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    Knew it! Druddigon with Rough Skin! Was hoping the took was for more damage rather than more counter, but its something!
     
  2. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    • Drudiggon - Its ability is very.... common. Nothing too special except being a defensive type... if it has higher HP. Its HP is vulnerable to standard. 3 Geodudes
    • Dragon's Talon - Good on a defensive side for Dragon Pokémon. What I doubt is, you'll lose Choice Band. 3 Geodudes. I still remember the NVI Drudiggon + PLF Rock Guard combo
     
  3. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

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    Dragons talon is interesting, but you'd rarely use it over choice band. Could make the maths right on some non GXs though
     
  4. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    Yet another Rough Skin Druddigon. Sigh. Dragon’s Talon could be fun in a expanded troll deck, though.
     
  5. pete Aspiring Trainer
    pete

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    throw it on flygon in flygon dusknoir
     
  6. Professor_jplap It's Splat Tim
    Professor_jplap

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    Hope y'all know what I'm thinking
     
  7. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Traier
    DragonFang101

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    A Pyukumuku deck with Druddigon? Don't even try
     
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  8. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    Only works woth dragon types
     
  9. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
    gumball51321

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    Druddigon is trash and this tool is trash. Oh well, more bulk.
     
  10. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
    DKQuagmire

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    so this is basically a permanent busting balloon for dragon types only.
    wasn't there already a rocky helmet card that worked just like this...

    *spends 5 minutes on google... yeah in noble victories. Rocky helmet put 2 damage counters on attacking pokemon.

    i'm still not impressed. if it was plus 30 to a dragon type pokemons attack during your turn that would make choice band obsolete since you could then do your bonus damage to non gx cards.

    oh well. a garchomp player can dream right?
     
  11. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
    Swampert Full Art

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    yay finally they make another Druddigon!
     
  12. Hmmmm..
    Talon on Druddigon= 100dmg from turn 60between turns... 160dmg total
    Nope!
     
  13. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
    Kietharr

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    Welp, was correct that it was a dragon item, but it's useless. Same damage as a choice band and it works on your opponent's turn. Also doesn't hit any important numbers.

    Druddigon really needed at least 130hp and to be able to hit at least 170 after return damage to be playable. I don't know why they don't feel comfortable printing 130hp single prize basics anymore, in the XY era there were plenty of them, Yveltal, Xerneas, Volcanion, ect. Compare similar cards printed more recently, the last Yveltal had 120, Raikou had 120, right in the sweet spot for Zoroark to KO. Yeah they printed some absurd HP on stuff like Regigigas and baby Zygarde but those cards were relegated to bulk status by stupid high attack costs in an age where every deck has an X-Ball.

    They creep GX power to the point where stage 1 GX cards have as much HP and better attacks than megas did without the mega evolution rule while designing single prize attackers that are generally much weaker than the staples of previous sets.
     
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  14. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    Yes they did, and it has the same ability that two out of the other nine had. What is the point of that? Druddigon is such a cool Pokémon! Give it an inventive ability at least. :(
     
  15. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    Dragon's talon is pretty bad... Really it has only one use, and that's getting better math against nonGX. Otherwise this card has no place in standard... I was hoping it would either be something else to help with dragon's energy problem, or an evolutionary aid, since most dragons will be stage 2 now.
     
  16. Sir Linoone Marellous. Splendid. What was the question again?
    Sir Linoone

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    That Druddigon looks... familiar...
     
  17. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
    EpicShonenGuy

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    Filler, just show us the full translation of Articuno GX and Salamence GX already
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  18. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

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    They won't come until later! We're currently seeing the cards from SM6a, Salamence and Articuno are in SM6b :p
     
  19. Fayld Rayquaza / Eelektross Master
    Fayld

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    Yay. More half hearted attempts at making dragons good. #sigh.
     
  20. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
    Swampert Full Art

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    Yeah... or a GX!