Gengar & Mimikyu-GX in SM9 ‘Tag Bolt!’

The second Tag Team GX will presumably be Gengar & Mimikyu-GX!

A pack of 64 card sleeves featuring Gengar and Mimikyu will be released in Japan on December 7th, the same day as SM9 Tag Bolt. The sleeves are officially named “Gengar & Mimikyu TAG TEAM GX.” They will retail for 980 yen.

Card sleeves often hint at Pokemon-GX that will be in a set — and this one specifically names the card!

Gengar & Mimikyu-GX means the Tag Team cards won’t be restricted to Pokemon of the same stage, as Gengar is a Stage 2 Pokemon and Mimikyu is a Basic Pokemon.

Tag Team Pokemon-GX feature two Pokemon of the same type on one card. They give up three Prize cards, but feature more HP and stronger attacks. Presumably their attacks increase in damage when more Energy are attached to them — though we’re not sure if this will apply to all of them since we only have Pikachu & Zekrom-GX to go off currently.

We will get our first Tag Team GX in our SM9 February set, which is currently unnamed. It will feature over 181 cards.

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  1. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    No problem! Looking too busy and therefore not appealing is totally understandable. But if it looked bad because it's CG, I had to say something! Ha ha.

    I do wonder how these will look, as well. I feel like Gengar and Mimikyu should look less busy, but at this point who knows. I'm also curious if Mitsuhiro Arita will be the only artist working on the Tag Team GX's or if there will be others. If I recall correctly, he was the artist who made the secret rare EX's in the XY BREAK era. So part of me thinks it might just be him, but it would be neat to see others too.
     
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  2. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    My boy! and also Mimikyu.
     
  3. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    IMO this is way more appealing than the Pikachu and Zekrom one, however I hope this doesn't rule out the possibility of SM9 being an Unova focused set.
     
  4. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    Yeah, I deserved that haha. I really don't like CGI so when something isn't, and I hate on it for that reason, I have to be called out on it ; )

    Interesting information by the way. Now I am kind of warming up to SM9, mostly because of curiosity : p (I still don't expect much art-wise, but I have hope now). I did like the secret rares from the XY break era somewhat (especially that Steam Siege Gardevoir), a bit busy, but stylish. I have a soft spot for that old-school Ken Sugimori art-style so things get too busy for my taste quickly. Anyway, let's hope for something good!
     
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  5. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let the art be hand drawn on these cards
     
  6. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
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    That Gardivior is probably my favorite EX-full art they made in that block, they really nailed the balance there IMO.
     
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  7. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    This is our psychic type tag team. By the time sun and moon is done with, there is only going to have been enough time and sets for 1 of each type to have a tag team.
     
  8. Audiofreak19 Aspiring Trainer
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    Yea it’s a basic so it would go straight to the bench unless they make an evolution tag team of some sort but not the Pikachu/Zekrom one.
     
  9. Belljacob48 Pack Gambler
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    Oh boy, like we need another psychic Pokémon that utilizes Malamar
     
  10. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    I see no reason it can't evolve from Ghastly and Haunter???
     
  11. TrainerKyle Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh man, I hope this happens. Gengar and Mimikyu are literally my two favourite Pokemon. This will definitely be my favourite card and a must have for me.
     
  12. ABSOLutely Aspiring Trainer
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    Lost opportunity for a psychic tag team if you ask me. Should've been Mew & Mewtwo.
     
  13. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    Agreed! With the Yveltal blending in nicely with the background definitely a winner. Especially loved how they made Gardevoir, a normally very 'pretty/elegant' Pokemon look genuinely evil.
     
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  14. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    YESSS!!! I've been waiting 2 YEARS for this.
    I hope it uses some damage counter manipulation or perhaps lost zone mechanics, just like previous Gengars. No fainting spell though; I'm not giving up 3 prizes to get a 1 prize baby Buzzwole. (Creep show anyone?)
     
  15. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  16. Heck yes. Looks like Pikachu and Zekrom GX won't be so bad after all, considering they are the titular card for this series. Now I wonder if Gyarados, Mankey, and Alolan Exeggutor are Tag-Teams as well or if they're just normal GXs.
     
  17. Antonio123456 Aspiring Trainer
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    We have already seen the full card and text for P+Z tag team so it being on the box is not going to make it better. The art on the side is from the card art, so it would be obvious if they were tagteams.
     
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  18. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    Well, I don't like that premium trainers box at all. Very cold and uninspired design which is kind of weird for a Japanese box. Let's hope our Elite Trainer box does a better job.

    By the way, does anyone know why they are making 180+ cards sets back to back now all of a sudden? Is that gonna be the new thing?
     
  19. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    ANOTHER Alolan Exeggutor? The GX Ultra Shiny booster box had also revealed one...
     
  20. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    So this set will focus on the KANTO region instead of UNOVA? [​IMG]