Scizor-GX and Scyther from ‘Champion Road!’

Two “new” cards have been revealed from Champion Road! As expected, Scizor-GX is a spiritual reprint of Scizor ex from EX Unseen Forces with updated attacks and new artwork in the same pose as the original card. Like the cards from Evolutions, Scyther is reprinted with the exact same artwork as Scyther from EX Unseen Forces and also with updated stats and attacks.

Scizor-GX – Metal – HP210
Stage 1 – Evolves from Scyther

Ability: Danger Perception
As long as this Pokemon’s remaining HP is 100 or less, this Pokemon’s attacks do 80 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[M][C] Steel Wing: 80 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, any damage done this Pokemon by attacks is reduced by 30.

[C][C][C] Cross-Cut GX: 100 damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is an Evolved Pokemon, this attack does 100 more damage. (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: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1


Scyther – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Twin Play: Search your deck for up to 2 Scyther and play them onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Agility: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn.

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

Champion Road will hit store shelves in Japan on May 3rd and will then be integrated into our Celestial Storm set in August.

As posted in previous news stories, the set is going to include spiritual reprints of cards from the EX Ruby & Sapphire era, like Articuno-GX and Salamence-GX, and likely also new GX versions of Blaziken ex, Mr. Mime ex, Banette ex, Feraligatr ex, and Electrode ex.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. sw_bionic Aspiring Trainer
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    Cool artwork, I felt nostalgic for a second :D
     
  2. Luxinity Elegant Cosplayer
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    pretty meh GX attack.. apart from that... Scizor finally gets some love!
     
  3. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan
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    I think Scizor GX may be good for collecting, but it's very bad in the TCG.
     
  4. NinjaSquirtle15 Aspiring Trainer
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    "Champion Road will hit store shelves in Japan on April 6th" Dragon Storm was April 6th. Champion Road is May 3rd.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
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  5. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    You know? I don't hate it. Definitely will be decent after rotation, when the game becomes fun.
     
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  6. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
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    I disagree. 110 for two energy and choice band isn't bad, nor is doing 230 with the GX. This is definitely gonna see play, especially since it has its own bench-filling engine in the Scyther. While I do agree its HP could be a little bit higher to make it really good, it's at least decent, even in this current meta. I haven't played in a few weeks though, so i guess I don't know how prevalent Volcanion is right now (although I can't imagine it being very popular, with 80% of the meta being Buzzwole/Lycanroc/Zoroark type stuff.) Not to mention, It really works well after rotation too, as Brigitte will have rotated with most of the other good draw supports, but it'll still have an engine to work with, especially when paired with Zoroark for mid-to-late-game draw support.
     
  7. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
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    All hail Scizor EX! Great card.
     
  8. kusa Aspiring Trainer
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    could be funny use shining cele. and vic. to use scyther atk and if you have 100 hp you could hit for 100/130 and prevent dmg next turn.

    ALSO When's Hitmonchan GX T_____T
     
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  9. bbb888 same user name as my YouTube channel
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    At The Pokemon Company/Media Factory....

    "We need some ideas for a new set."
    "Why don't we just reprint old sets??"
    "Brilliant! You get a promotion!"
     
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  10. MultX Aspiring Trainer
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    With Dhelmise and Choice Band it can one-shot Gardevoir-GX for 2 energy, i like it)
     
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  11. jperr swoosh
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    well i guess in expanded with shining celebi this card's not that good.
     
  12. BramDX Aspiring Trainer
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    Look's like a cool card! :) reducing 30 damage is a lot. It make's it almost a Pokémon with 240 HP.
     
  13. Rindon Aspiring Trainer
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    Scizor actually does 190 damage with choice band (assuming less than 100hp). however after playing a lot with lapras 190 is a good number (for most basics)....it falls short of KOing all evolved gx. A couple Dhelmise on bench easily puts Scizor in the correct range (easier than me trying to get empoleon dignified fighter out for the extra 20).
    Hitting for 210 is a great number.
     
  14. BENDsli Aspiring Trainer
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    I keep a standard Scizor EX deck and update it as sets come out, I'm stoked to switch it over to Scizor GX when the EX rotates
     
  15. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Scyther/Scizor-GX - Scyther is decent but we have Brigette 'til rotation. Scizor is so good that can hit the numbers, can OHKO Sylveon without the ability, can OHKO most popular cards like Lele, Zoroark, and Buzzwole. The GX atk is a niche decent. 4 Geodudes
     
  16. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    I'm kind of annoyed they didn't have Arita illustrate this one, since he illustrated the original
     
  17. TheGamerOf_XY Aspiring Trainer
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    It can 2 shot most Pokemon with Steel Wing if it has Choice band, and the stadium from Ultra Prisim might work well
     
  18. The Red Genesect A gender fluid robot
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    The GX move is pretty bad
     
  19. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Not bad. Not outstanding but it does its job well enough.
     
  20. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
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    This is cool. After rotation :-(