Shuckle-GX from ‘SM8 Explosive Impact’!

Shuckle-GX has just been revealed from SM8 Explosive Impact! The set will be released in Japan on September 7th, and in America on November 2nd as part of Lost Thunder. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Shuckle-GX – Grass – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Protective Pot
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by your opponent’s Pokemon with 2 or less Energy attached to them.

[C] Triple Poison: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. Put 3 damage counters instead of 1 on that Pokemon between turns.

[C] Wrap GX: 40 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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

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  1. Phillipe & JC Aspiring Trainer
    Phillipe & JC

    Member

    Question: if Ultra Necrozma attacks with one Metal Energy and two Psychic attached, discards the two Psychic to deal 180, does Shuckle take the hit or not since the energy count went down?
     
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  2. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang

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    Pretty interesting card
     
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  3. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again
    PokeMedic

    Articles Staff Activities Staff Member

    What the Shuck do you think? That's a neat card, man.
     
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  4. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
    Cybno

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    Alolan Muk.
     
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  5. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

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    Shuckle is dead. The energy discard happens after the attack is done.
     
  6. Rusery Ethical Vegan Pokemaster
    Rusery

    Member

    Enough of you have said it looks best ever... Too few have commented that its a trash card. A wasted opportunity indeed.
     
  7. TURBOELITE:) Aspiring Trainer
    TURBOELITE:)

    Member

    wow they didn't even try for the gx attack
     
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  8. Wechselbalg "okey"
    Wechselbalg

    Member

    Wow, this game is becoming worse and worse by the day.
     
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  9. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

    Member

    Shuckle-GX + hammers + Seviper (BUS) = very nice.
     
  10. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
    The Ultimate Umbreon

    Member

    Oh dear god. First that dam Mr. Mime, now Shuckle. Why give flipping Shuckle a GX over a Suicune?
     
  11. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

    Member

    This card is amazzzzzing.
     
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  12. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
    mrsodaking

    Advanced Member Member

    Oh... Oh my. That's a card alright
     
  13. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

    Member

    Im still mad about not getting Mew GX, but shuckle???
     
  14. Dragon Bug Aspiring Trainer
    Dragon Bug

    Member

    This card is fantastic. I really love Shuckle in the video games and this card captures him perfectly. Just play him with all the energy disruption and you are good to go. Love this little guy.
     
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  15. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
    Rcxd9999

    Member

    Well, one good thing is that this is Shuckle's first time as a GX/EX/Prime or anything similar.

    But the good things end there because the rest of this card is hot garbage. First off 170 HP on a Pokemon worth two prize cards is never a good idea. Next up is the ability, which is very niche has most Pokemon require 3 energies for most of their attacks in this meta. Afterwards. we have it's Triple Poison attack which is very underwhelming for a Pokemon GX with only one normal attack, especially one with so little health. If it did 40 or 50 in between turns, it might be worth it but even then probably not. And finally, there is it's GX attack which is atrocious. It does 40 damage and paralyses the opponent's Pokemon. I get that this can be used after Triple Poison to get 130 on the opponent's active before they can attack but the problem is 130 doesn't knock out anything except plain basics and stage 1s and do you really want to waste your GX attack for the game when almost literally any other GX attack could either OHKO most other GX Pokemon or dramatically change the game around via other means?

    All in all, this card is an absolute joke. I can just imagine whoever was designing dying from laughter because it was so bad. The worst part about it isn't it's unplayability, it's the fact that you have to pity the person who pulls this as one of their ultra rares, especially if it's their Full Art or Rainbow Rare.
     
  16. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
    Kyle Asplund

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  17. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
    Lanstar

    Member

    ...Shuckle-GX.
    ...
    Seriously... a Shuckle-GX! I can't believe they did this! I'm laughing like mad right now! Now they need to make a Farfech'd-GX and Illumise-GX someday. "^_^"

    As for the card it itself, I see it not winning games on its own - but it could make a pretty nice 'lead' card for many decks. If your opponent uses a low energy deck, you can just wall it with poison, and drive them mad as you develop your side of the field. The GX attack is a throwaway stall move, but it lets you access Hala early.

    True, Alolan Muk is a counter, but it is also extra investment in a deck to stop this one card. Plus, by the time your opponent gets it out, you probably will have a more developed field to work an deal with the opponent's strategy. Definitely a nice tech option in stage 2 decks - particularly Non-GX ones.
     
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  18. AshCo Coming back with the BLOST
    AshCo

    Member

    I really do hope they keep these weird Pokemon as GX cards coming, as a collector it makes me really happy. It's been going especially strong lately with stuff like Sigilyph and Magcargo but this especially takes the cake. Keep it coming, Pokemon. Keep it coming.
     
  19. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
    GamePhoenix

    Member

    PTCGI: Hmmm everyone is wanting a Suicune GX, what should we make?
    Employee: hOw aBoUt ShUcKlE Gx?
     
  20. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.
    Orias

    Member

    What a pleasant surprise,i love shuckle.
    I'm really hoping for a full art version.
    This is definitely one of my favorite GX cards.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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