Lugia-GX from SM8 Revealed in ‘CoroCoro!’

Update: We now have a better image of Lugia and can confirm its translation.

The first card from SM8 Explosive Impact has been revealed, and it’s none other than the set’s star, Lugia-GX! The set will release in Japan on September 7th and will then be part of our Lost Thunder set on November 2nd. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Lugia-GX – Colorless – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Psychic: 30+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C][C] Wadatsumi’s Spear: 170 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Wadatsumi’s Spear during your next turn.

[C][C][C] Lost Purge GX: Put your opponent Active Pokemon and all cards attached to it into their Lost Zone. (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: 2

Note: Wadatsumi is a dragon and water god in Japanese mythology.

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  1. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
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    mmm.. that's interesting and it has an epic artwork, a solid second attack and a very very good gx move! in the post rotation gardevoir comeback the gx attack will be pretty good, and I see a lot of potential in this card as a partner for Malamars!
     
  2. j2y8n2x Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe that confirms Lugia is partially based on Wadatsumi.
     
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  3. Jeff Stratford Aspiring Trainer
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    It’s first attack isn’t terrible. Feels splashable in DCE decks
     
  4. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Could be decent in Malamar
     
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  5. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Ugh why is it so boring outside the gx attack so tired of the "cant attack next turn effect"
     
  6. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
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    I just can't wait for Tyranitar GX to be revealed
     
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  7. TincanRiolu Can’t afford Leles :l
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    Like from One Piece? God I hope not
     
  8. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    It's got a decent amount of HP, and it resists fighting (though with rotation coming, we might not have to worry about that anymore). Don't see a niche for it though.
     
  9. Mega Mewthree... A new threat has appeared.
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    Does the GX attack still count as a knockout or are you just putting them into the lost zone?
     
  10. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
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    As far as I can tell, it would not count as a knockout, as opposed to Prizm Stars, where they are put into the Lost Zone as an effect of being knocked out.
     
  11. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid
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    [​IMG]
     
  12. TheRealBro.. Welcome to the jungle! ♪♫♪
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    Well, not the design obviously, or Pokemon Silver would not have been anywhere near as populair back in the day ;) It also is a bird, as stated above (flying type) so totally different, besides the name of this attack.
     
  13. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    The pose on this artwork is awesome!
     
  14. Ramo0927 Magical
    Ramo0927

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    So a worse version of Ho-Oh?


    Darn.


    Blacephalon you better not be terrible.
     
  15. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    Morty was perplexing me for a while. I was like, why did they put him in a fairy set, instead of Valerie.
    but a fairy set should have been in the Kalos set. Morty would go better in Dark Order. i mean what trainer will be in it other than Nanu? plus this set sounds like it would go well in a gen2 set... but we already have karen... maybe Grimsley? id still like to see the FA Shadow Triad in a Unova set.
     
  16. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
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    The first attack is meh, second attack is amazing! 200 with band, and you can hit psychic or gx next turn, amazing. GX attack is very trolly. I think it will SEA alot of play. Rip Puns
     
  17. Bournopolis Aspiring Trainer
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    This seems somewhat underwhelming, maybe the gx will be really useful, but seems that the trend of plasma era lugia ex will still be the best lugia since.
     
  18. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    Word is new supporter coming out. 3 60hp to hand
     
  19. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
    Skylite

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    Well, the attacks are pricy, but it's an okay mon...
     
  20. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    actually prism stars don't need to be knocked out to get sent to the lost zone, anything that sends them to the discard would remove them from play.

    i doubt this effect will count as a KO if it works like that, would be absolutely bonkers.

    it's a bit of a shame it doesn't hit 10 more damage, could play it as some pseudo-ho-oh if so