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. AmbientDinosaur Aspiring Trainer
    AmbientDinosaur

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    A Druddigon-GX with a slightly stronger version of this ability and GX attack that does more damage depending on how many damage counter there are on Druddigon-GX would have been cool.
     
  2. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    Boo trash.
     
  3. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    Well, now I know what my next GX on my fakes thread has to be!
     
  4. Charjabus Beep Beep
    Charjabus

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    This would've been great if druddigon was a bit more tankier
     
  5. If they had just removed “active Pokémon” these card stuff might be decent lol
     
  6. Yog Rogue
    Yog

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    Dragon Talon isn't all bad. Defensive tools are worse as a rule of thumb but I can see it nicely in Noivern where it can't be blown away.

    There is another advantage to it over Choice Band bar just hitting non-GX. And that is when you KO with points to spare. If you are reaching 240 on a 210 opponent anyway, well it's better to take that extra 30 off the next attacker. I mean, it's still a worse option than Choice Band, but not entirely trash tier at all.
     
  7. Perfect_Shot Metal: Not Enough Support
    Perfect_Shot

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    Sigh. More trashy filler cards in what so far is a trash filler set.
     
  8. what's flygon duskinoir?
     
  9. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
    Rocket The Shellos

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    Good early game wall with the talon I guess. Allows for some setup time.
     
  10. Scourge188 Aspiring Trainer
    Scourge188

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    Why |N| used for dragon Pokémon for these articles? I’m sure the answer is super obvious but I don’t know why and it makes little sense to me
     
  11. Senorsmith Aspiring Trainer
    Senorsmith

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    They dont use D because Dark, cant use R because fiRe/Red (because Fighting/Fist uses F). No G because Grass, so only 3 left are __A_ON, and dont think any of the other types use N other than fightiNg.

    By process of elimination I'd say its a fair choice!
     
  12. Scourge188 Aspiring Trainer
    Scourge188

    Member

    Fair enough, that makes more sense when I think about it that way.
     
  13. Acetrainer_Samwise Aspiring Trainer
    Acetrainer_Samwise

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    Druddigon could see some play in like an alolan sandslash hit and run deck, not as bad as everyone is saying it is. The 100 damage is very misleading, with the new Altaria coming out thats + 20 damage, and devoured field, with dragon claw or choice band you hitting some pretty good numbers.
     
  14. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  15. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

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    I... actually kinda prefer the normal art.
     
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  16. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    Cool! Kind of pointless, but I like the art. Altaria is totally broken anyhow.
     
  17. Tapu Lele I'm the reason why your wallet is empty
    Tapu Lele

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    What will it be? A Prerelease Promo or Triple Blister Promo

    My bet is on Prerelease.
     
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  18. Nyan Staring into space again...
    Nyan

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    Definitely prerelease, I mean, why waste the perfect position for a set logo stamp?
     
  19. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    This ought to be good.
     
  20. 007manyo TCG Judge & Player
    007manyo

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    My guess is that this will be a 3-pack blister promo, since I'm like 90% sure this is going to be a mini set much like Dragon Vault and Double Crisis because it isn't SM7, its SM6a (importantly, not SM6+.)
     
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