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. Gamerdynasty4ever Aspiring Trainer
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    Why can’t we get Pyukumuku GX???
     
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  2. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    1 word.
    Rayquaza.
     
  3. Ghidreigon Aspiring Trainer
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    A gx attack that does 40 damage????
     
  4. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
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    Budget serviper deck here we go
     
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  5. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
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    Me. GOOOOO SHUCKLE!! But seriously, I need to find a way to use this thing. Maybe with Seviper?
     
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  6. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    Maybe now I can finally get a Cofagrigus GX!
     
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  7. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh yeah, here comes the anti-energy / wall deck (enhanced hammer, crushing hammer, eneporter, etc). Move over Sylveon, there is a new king of annoying decks to play against.

    And "Shuckle" "GX" just has an anti-ring to it.

    Karma = running into a Malamar or VikuBulu deck and getting crushed.
     
  8. Mega Mewthree... A new threat has appeared.
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    Will be sort of annoying against beast box. Does DCE count as 2 energy or 1?
     
  9. Attix Electric Delivery Driver from Washington
    Attix

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    Two.

    Also, what even is this
     
  10. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
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    It seems good in mill decks. Hammer away and wall the heck out of your opponent. You don't play it for its attacks, although committing an energy to force your opponent to eventually retreat or lose that pokemon isn't necessarily a bad thing.
     
  11. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't know how anyone looks at shuckle GX and thinks it's "Garbage."

    If you're playing a slower deck that needs to set up, like garde, shuckle here is immune to basically everything that buzz and zoroark are likely to throw at you for a few turns.

    It's a great one-of for slower decks to give them time.
     
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  12. du_megaman Aspiring Trainer
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    this is an interesting card... hmmm more like a stall.
     
  13. I think Shuckle GX just used Confusion on me.
     
  14. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    1 word rotation
     
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  15. iridoo93 Candy girl
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    So it’s ability works against Zoroark, baby buzz, sometimes buzzwhole GX, garbador, I guess it’s not too bad but will be easy to get around for opponents that use a lot energy to do massive damage like gardevoir. It’s eh and it’s GX attack is trash but I can’t help but laugh that shuckle got a GX :p:D
     
  16. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    im scared., but that also means dunsparce could get a GX too. so i guess its good
     
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  17. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
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    The silliest GX card I've ever seen, that's for sure. Was not expecting this at all, so waking up to the news over here certainly made my morning.

    Thinking about the ability, it's nice against energy efficient attackers, like Golisopod / Zoroark / Buzzwole specifically using Jet Punch / Sledgehammer, which I like. Granted, they can put more energy on the card which would nullify the ability, and I used to think that made the card bad to me, but think about it; they're putting more energy on the card, therefore wasting resources just to get past Shuckle's ability. So what if you ran this with energy disruption? Keep it afloat while your opponent attempts to take it down. And as a bonus, it's energy efficient itself so Max Potion and Acerola gotta be viable with this.

    Triple poison is fine but it's like Noivern-GX in the case of if only you could do a little bit more damage and this card would be attacking potential. CRI Seviper sounds pretty good to add up the damage but that's a good chunk of my bench space used for this card. I would have higher praise for Wrap GX but theres so much switching cards in this game you gotta use this at exactly the right time.

    Incase you couldn't tell, I don't think that this card is too bad. Obviously not at all meta-definining but I could see someone using this card to screw with your opponent hard. It's no Zoroark-GX, but it's no Machamp-GX.
     
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  18. Duke Erebus Aspiring Trainer
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    I like cards like this. It's good, but not game-changing, so it feels balanced. It's the kind of card that I want to build a deck around... though I realize there's certainly better options out there.

    Most of the specifics I'd say have already been said -- Seviper CRI, energy denial, etc. But I don't know if anyone's pointed out that both attacks only require a Colorless energy. Thus, Shuckle GX could be a tech Pokemon capable of attacking in almost any deck. It's a wall that can actually hit back, even if it's a somewhat mediocre amount of damage.
     
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  19. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
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  20. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
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    exactly my thoughts, it's a great one-off for any stage 2 deck, works off one energy, has one energy retreat, and walls while softening stuff up. how many times has one gone "i need a CB to close the game", well here could be those extra 30 damage.
     
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