Flygon-EX, Energy Recycle, and Other Gym Challenge Promos Revealed!

And on the same day we post the Flygon-EX Box, we get the card’s translation! Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translation!

Flygon-EX and other Gym Challenge Promos

Flygon-EX – Dragon – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Sand Song
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may have your opponent switch his or her Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

[G][F][F][C] Spiral Burn: 80+ damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 30 more damage for each heads.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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

As posted previously, those who attend Japan’s Gym Challenge tournaments from February to April will receive a booster pack featuring twelve promo cards. In addition to Flygon-EX and Lanturn, the photo above reveals the other promos are Tynamo, Fearow (with an Ancient Trait), Vulpix, Rhydon, Swablu, Acro Bike, Energy Recycle, Fighting Energy, Water Energy, and Grass Energy. The three Basic Energy feature new artwork.

Energy Recycle is a new card, but it may be the spiritual successor to Energy Recycle System. The card is covered up right now, but according to some Twitter folks, it returns 5 basic Energy from your discard pile to your deck (the artwork seems to indicate that too).

Fearow having an Ancient Trait of course indicates that the mechanic will continue in the TCG. The Ancient Trait is new, green, and features what we think is the delta symbol. Considering Emerald Break will feature Rayquaza, the green color and it being delta make sense.