Blaziken-GX, Rayquaza-GX from ‘Celestial Storm’

The English versions of Blaziken-GX (#28) and Rayquaza-GX (#109) have been revealed from Celestial Storm! The cards were part of the Japanese set SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked SkyCelestial Storm will release in stores on August 3rd.

Blaziken-GX – Fire – HP240
Stage 2 – Evolves from Combusken

[C][C] Slash: 60 damage.

[R][R][C] Explosive Kick: 210 damage. Discard 2 [R] Energy from this Pokemon.

[R] Blaze Out GX: Discard 2 Energy from your opponent’s Pokemon. (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: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Rayquaza-GX – Dragon – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Stormy Winds
When you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench during your turn, you may discard the top 3 cards of your deck. If you do, attach a basic Energy card from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[G][L][C] Dragon Break: 30x damage. This attack does 30 damage times the amount of basic [G] and basic [L] Energy attached to your Pokemon.

[G] Tempest GX: Discard your hand and draw 10 cards. (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: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

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  1. John Creagh Aspiring Trainer
    John Creagh

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    Rayquaza- This is the partner for vikabulu!
     
  2. du_megaman Aspiring Trainer
    du_megaman

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    how consistently new sets are releasing is crazy. our poor wallets
     
  3. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

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    It’s the same we get every 3 months
     
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  4. Jadethepokemontrainer Ready for anything!
    Jadethepokemontrainer

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    In love with that Blaziken art.
    Guess I'm playing Rayquaza next format.
     
  5. George Aspiring Trainer
    George

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    Well, at least no one can use Unit Energies to pump Rayquaza's attack...
     
  6. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    Interesting clarifying detail on Stormy Winds.

    As recited, the basic energy does not have to be one of the three cards discarded. That's important. You can get the energy into the discard with an UltraBall for example, then play RayQ. Energy acceleration is always a big deal, especially when RayQ's main attack benefits from it, and when Max Elixir is rotating out.
     
  7. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
    mrsodaking

    Member

    The Rayquaza art is just beautiful
     
  8. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
    mrsodaking

    Member

    All hail lord Faticate
     
  9. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
    Skylite

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    Rayquaza is a game-changer. Top-8 on this year's Worlds mark my words.
     
  10. drewtorrespr Aspiring Trainer
    drewtorrespr

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    New guy here to the whole PTCG.....if i were to play Rayquaza on to the bench, I don't have to use the ability right? It is a choice, is what I'm trying to ask.

    Blaziken's Explosive kick would be an insane attack with just 2 special fire energy's attached. This could be a go to future card for competitive decks to give continuous OHKO or give some high damage with choice band attached.
     
  11. GamePhoenix Climate Change Believer
    GamePhoenix

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    No, you dont have to. It says," if you do," meaning you have a choice
     
  12. Bournopolis Aspiring Trainer
    Bournopolis

    Member

    Can't wait to try rayquaza!
     
  13. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
    Duo

    Member

    Rayquaza/Zeraora IMO is the best pairing. Two basics, free retreat, and instant electric energy acceleration with Zeraora's GX attack to 150 damage, ignoring attach for turns, Rayquaza's own ability, and things like Latias Prism Star. You add attach for turn and a choice band and you're hitting 210 damage in one turn, 240 if you land Rayquaza's ability as well.

    This deck can shine if Fairy doesn't take off, but having playtested Gardevior/Sylveon for post rotation, I'm betting my money on Fairy staying around for a little while.

    The deck might also benefit from a Pokemon with Gallade's Premonition in it to mitigate the blind milling.

    Is there a Pokemon with Premonition that will be surviving the rotation?
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  14. GamePhoenix Climate Change Believer
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    To my knowledge, Gallade is the only one that has it as an Ability
     
  15. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
    Kyle Asplund

    Member

    I wish I can buy the set, but I'm at my grandparent's house, in which they said that the Pokemon TCG is stupid paper things, & not worth to meet the needs of survival... this isn't just salt, this is garlic salt in Dracula's eyes.
     
  16. drewtorrespr Aspiring Trainer
    drewtorrespr

    Member

    Why do I get the feeling that your g-parents are the types that stomp out fun things they don't understand, because they have survivalist/conspiracy twist to 'em. I'm jokin, but please tell me that they don't fall into this camp
     
  17. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Loving the art on Rayquaza. It looks so peaceful, yet kind of epic in a way.
    ...or is that just me?
    With the exception of Vikavolt, Ray seems kind of lacking.

    Blaziken looks like it has vampire fangs. It’s pretty good, probably will see some rogue play.
     
  18. Allatsea27 Aspiring Trainer
    Allatsea27

    Member

    if one rayquaza gets knocked out you lose 90 damage on the next attack. just wondering if this deck will run something like Exp share or the new Lanturn or even wishful baton.
     
  19. aPOLLo Deck Build Help
    aPOLLo

    Member

    With all the acceleration you have and the tools you have to get energy back from the discard you don't really need wishful baton and an extra 30 damage from a choice band instead could be the difference between a KO and your opponent just being able to heal the pokemon you damaged.

    There is a great supporter you can use to compensate for the 90 damage you lose by using Zinnia.

    Zinnia (can only use if your pokemon got KOed last turn)
    You may attach 2 energies from your hand to one of your dragon pokemon? (im pretty sure)

    This means that Ray GX can run Zinnia to get all the energy back.

    This was in my decklist on deck garage. I felt that you get more uses out of choice band than out of wishful baton too.
     
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  20. Wechselbalg

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    Idk why so many people are trying to pair Ray with Vikavolt when Ray can accelerate its own energy, it has Latias Prism and Max Elixir and it will have Shuckle and Zeraora.

    Anyway, the deck is certainly Worlds material but ironically it will get pretty bad shortly after the championship and will have to wait for Thunderclap Spark to be good again.
     
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