Dragonite from SM9 Revealed!

A new Dragonite from SM9 Tag Bolt has just been revealed! The set will release in Japan in December, and will then be combined into our Team Up set in February. Thanks goes to Bangiras for translations!

Dragonite – Dragon – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dragonair

Ability: Fast Call
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Supporter card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W][L][C] Dragon Claw: 120 damage.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

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  1. mordacazir Lord of Souls
    mordacazir

    Member

    This with lance prism star in a zoroark deck could be good
     
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  2. TSA123 e
    TSA123

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    Interesting, but not entirely sure if this will be played over Lele due to Stage 2, bad attack, and 3 retreat cost. Of course you could Lance into it but that basically requires a Lele, and I don't think people would want to make this a deck of its own. Of course in Expanded we have DDE + Counter Gain but ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh still pretty mediocre
     
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  3. Anselm Sim Aspiring Trainer
    Anselm Sim

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    Definitely needs some testing - once you Lance it out you do not need to be concerned about supporters ever again, unless of course your opponent knocks it out :confused:
     
  4. NotBob1218 Aspiring Trainer
    NotBob1218

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    This could be a really fun card with a bunch of utility supporters in expanded, but you'll probably just get smashed 9/10 times.
     
  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Dragonite - Yes It can be Lance's but remember what Lance * requires, you can only use this card if 1 of your Pokémon was Knocked Out during your opponent's last turn. So this won't be a turn 1 thing unless you throw a Vulpix and sac it. Another problem for it is it needs a Lele just to search Lance then search for Dragonite. Another problem is.. Its a Stage 2 with bad RC and a bad attack. 3 Geodudes
     
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  6. GekkisaiDaiNi Morphed
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    Nice consistency boost in Dragonite GX for sure. I could see this possibly having an affect on the GX's viability.
     
  7. GekkisaiDaiNi Morphed
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    If you're gonna do that then ynot just run ZoroCargo w/ Lance+Techs tho
     
  8. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
    Kent Freeze

    Advanced Member Member

    I could see this being attractive in a non-gx deck that uses the magcargo+oranguru draw engine so you consistently get the lance <> out. But then having three benched support pokemon is not great....
     
  9. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
    Heviin

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    Another Dragonite!! Yaaay~ This shall be a nice boost to my casual Dragonite GX deck~
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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  11. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
    CynderDarkov

    Advanced Member Member

    I appreciate the ability but I don't think this is going to see much play at all either.
     
  12. Vivek M Aspiring Trainer
    Vivek M

    Member

    Maybe one off in Dragonite GX decks. Not more than that until we see some much awaited support for Dragon type.
     
  13. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
    Tytus

    Member

    Im just glad Dallas regionals is before the sun and moon tag team release;)
     
  14. mordacazir Lord of Souls
    mordacazir

    Member

    That's what I was reffering to?
     
  15. Panzerolas Aspiring Trainer
    Panzerolas

    Member

    very interesting card, people will figure out how to play it
     
  16. Victory Victini Securing the win
    Victory Victini

    Member

    this can total go in Gardevoir Ninetales, though i'm not sure if you'd want this or Swampert...
     
  17. Pokebait Aspiring Trainer
    Pokebait

    Member

    good card
     
  18. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

    Member

    Similar to swampert IMO. Definitely a 1-0-1 line in stage 2 box decks, like gardy, solgaleo etc.. Ditto prism and ninetales GX have proven to be enough support for these stage 2 box decks, and this is too good not to include
     
  19. GekkisaiDaiNi Morphed
    GekkisaiDaiNi

    Member

    Then whats the point of running it in ZoroCargo to find supporters when you can already extremely easily find supporters with zoro/cargo and lele, lol
     
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  20. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

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    That ability is pretty friggin good. Anything that can increase the consistency of a deck, even if it is a stage 2, always has a chance of seeing play in a deck or 2 or probably 7. Attack is meh but that doesn't really mean much.