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. John Creagh Aspiring Trainer
    John Creagh

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    Alolan muk gg wp
     
  2. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    Congrats to Shuckle for getting its first ultra rare card!
     
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  3. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    The ability is basically useless against decks that use more than 2 energy. But seeing as this card can literally be used in any type deck as a sacrificial lamb. Plus it could be useful for troll decks. In the current expanded format and in post-rotation expanded. But that's my opinion.
     
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  4. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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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.
     
  5. PandaPokemon Aspiring Trainer
    PandaPokemon

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    WHAT!!!!! Bye zoark
     
  6. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye

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    Whoever asked for this, I hate you now.

    That said, make this active, put out Virbank City Gym, bench four Seviper, and you've got yourself ninety damage in between turns. That's going to be annoying.
     
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  7. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
    Raigetsu

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    Who cares if it's not the most competitive card in the format? it's something new.
     
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  8. Paul Weiskopf Gwentigone
    Paul Weiskopf

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    IMO, this and Mr. Mime are tied for worst GX
     
  9. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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  10. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Umbreon is useless! :(:mad:
     
  11. shifty14326 Aspiring Trainer
    shifty14326

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    Espeon becomes a one of in many psychic decks now.
     
  12. George Plays 4 Ultra Ball in Every Deck
    George

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    When can Espeon not have an attack that increases damage for each energy?


    P.S. TPCi, if you are reading this, could you put a Flareon in this set that is good?
    please.
    pretty please.​
     
  13. Kavross Aspiring Trainer
    Kavross

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    In a super rogue Umbreon-GX loop deck using strafe, you could use retaliate when your pyukumuku, hoopa, or other wall is knocked out
     
  14. BulbasaurusRex Aspiring Trainer
    BulbasaurusRex

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    espeon may be nice as a one of, but I’m guessing most players will know psychic decks will have it and will play accordingly.
     
  15. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    I am sorry for your loss.

    Espeon? ALL of your opponent’s Pokémon? Das pre’y goo’!
     
  16. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
    Lanstar

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    Looks like the next generation of Plasma Freeze Leafeon has appeared yet again. And that card was pretty well-played back in its day. If Buzzwole, Malamar, Rayquaza, and other high energy decks come about, Espeon will be a great tech counter.
     
  17. Serperior 319/500
    Serperior

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    ESPEON YES. Fantastic artwork, solid attack. Super excited about this card.
     
  18. John InCENAroar Praising the Vish, Praying for Sableye V
    John InCENAroar

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    Why are people saying Umbreon is bad? Sure, it works better in decks that play Dark or Rainbow energy, but does no one remember how good that Terrakion was?
     
  19. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

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    Terrakion was great because Darkrai was incredibly good, there isn't a whole lot of dark weak Pokemon, aside from DW Necrozma and possibly Banette, the relevancy of Umbreon depends on the relevancy of dark weak Pokemon.
     
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  20. postmodern_pinko So postmodern
    postmodern_pinko

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    Actually Shuckle-GX is the only playable card in the entire game. Not even energies are playable anymore.
     
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