Gengar & Mimikyu-GX from SM9 Revealed!

Mitsuhiro Arita is killin’ it with the artwork! Thanks goes to tunu for the translation!

Gengar & Mimikyu-GX – Psychic – HP240
Basic Pokemon

[P][P] Poltergeist: 50x damage. Your opponent reveals their hand. This attack does 50 damage for each Trainer card you find there.

[P]+ Horror House GX: Your opponent can’t play any cards from their hand during their next turn. If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra [P] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), each player draws cards until they have 7 cards in their hand. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2

SM9 Tag Bolt be released in Japan in December and will then be part of the English set Team Up in February. Thanks goes to tunu for the translation!

Update: Pokemon has posted the English version of the card along with an interview on their site:

Why did you choose to match up these two Pokémon as TAG TEAM partners?

Atsushi Nagashima, game director, Pokémon Trading Card Game: We put a lot of thought into each pairing of Pokémon for the TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX cards. With this card, we didn’t want to just make it a powerful card, but we also wanted to deliver new gameplay to players. Gengar & Mimikyu were paired more to match that new gameplay concept than anything else.

How did you combine the distinct traits of these two Pokémon onto a single card?

Mitsuhiro Arita, illustrator, Pokémon Trading Card Game: The difference in size between these two Pokémon is actually much larger than I think most people would guess. Both of them share the characteristic of their ears or horns standing out, and both give off a bit of a spooky impression, so I felt it would be a good idea to place them in front of a moonlit night sky.

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  1. DrakenNinja Aspiring Trainer
    DrakenNinja

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    Fun card, I could see this work with garb. Your oponent discards all trainers(Items) to lessen the damage with this tag team but then you're hitting with garp or your oponents keeps all trainers to avoid garp and then you are hitting with this
     
  2. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    C+V TTGX: Woah! That’s... kind of underwhelming. Confusion is underrated, and you end up being able to do massive damage with the help if more support Pokémon like Infernape and Seviper show up. Solar Beam is just really mundane. The GX attack is really good. Like, REALLY GOOD. IT does boil down to being a better version of Gardevoir’s GX attack, but it’s still insane. I wouldn’t play it, but it’s a good card nonetheless.
     
  3. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    G+M TTGX: Holy canned ravioli, I like this already. Anything with a 50x multiplier is good in my book. The GX attack, unlike some GX attacks we’ve seen, ties in nicely with the attack, and the attack is GOOD. The fact that is says “trainer” and not “item” is even better. The only problem with this is winning the Prize race. At 240 HP AND worth three Prize cards, it’s a game of speed and consistency. Blacephalon would most likely outright win against this deck. Heck, it only needs two attacks. Zoroark 2HKOs it, Granbull 2HKOs it, and all sorts of messes come up here. But, with this being a Basic and being able to start wrecking face on turn 2... it’s just a big issue.


    Oh, and @Water Pokémon Master, that’s Poltergeist, not Poltergist.
     
  4. TSA123 e
    TSA123

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    Fun card but Zoroark can take 3 prizes in one hit so no thanks
     
  5. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
    Tytus

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    Kind of underwhelming for me at least considering something with such great power in the meta right now can 1 hit knock out thing.
     
  6. TheRealBro.. Relax
    TheRealBro..

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    I wish the money was spent for myself : P Then this would be a good idea.
     
  7. Brancus Aspiring Trainer
    Brancus

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    Zoroark can oneshot it because of weakness
     
  8. AngryBokoblin Aspiring Trainer
    AngryBokoblin

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    If your opponent plays a Koko when your playing that Tauros, you have to make that Tauros's face.
     
  9. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
    Sombres

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    Dies in one hit to a single attachment from the most popular attacker around

    Pls

    Play gengar mimi with luxio I guess
     
  10. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
    Sombres

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    Celebi is my fav. However, it's gonna take some work to use this grass tag team. At least it doesn't faint to a single zoroark hit.
     
  11. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

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    I was so looking forward to seeing what the Gengar & Mimikyu GX does and....it's bad. Quite dissapointed by it.
     
  12. Nyora How long is my hair?
    Nyora

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    Blowers + Sudo say no ko.
    MGTTGX sucks, it’s really bad. The only redeeming factor is the GX attack, and that’s only just barely. It’s only damage source is your opponent’s hand, and it gives up 3 Prizes. No thanks.
     
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Gengar and Mimikyu TTGX - This is the most cheapest TTGX in terms of the ACs. The atks are promising and so many things that can pull out of it. Like Garb or some sort. The last Pokémon we've seen having the Poltergeist atk was Trevenant and it saw no play and dependent with AOR Vileplume. The GX is always nuts. 5 Geodudes. Oops, 4 because Zoroark can OHKO it.
    • Tauros - I saw that TAUROS-GX will make a comeback. Damage Mover won't help since: 1.)Burning cards won't help since no essential way to recover items back. 2.) 30 dmg is low. 4 Geodudes
    • Pinsir - Another Victini thing. But it won't help because it flips 2 coins to KO something and it has 25% chance of happening (w/o Victini). 3 Geodudes
     
  14. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
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    I have a feeling Malamar decks (specifically more "toolbox" variants) just get better and better with these tag team cards that can work really well with not only Malamar, but Marshadow-GX paired with Malamar to copy these attacks from the discard pile and only take 2 prizes instead of 3 (So much for the argument of Zoroark taking a knockout for half of your prizes).

    Anyways, as a once semi-devoted Zoroark / Alolan Golem player on PokeBeach Tournaments let me tell you that using Alolan Golem's GX attack to block cards being played from the hand was almost similar to just taking an extra turn. All your opponent could do was draw a card, use abilities, retreat and attack. Nothing else. Sure it doesn't do any damage unlike Golem, but this is on a basic Pokemon instead of a stage 2 and it only costs 2 Psychics instead of 2 Lightning and 2 Colorless, something which can be easily charged on via Malamar.

    Other things I want to note: This GX attack with 2 Psychic energies attached should be hilarious against Granbull decks because they can't burn their hand.
     
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  15. Wechselbalg

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    Both attacks are nice (I think some people forget the fact that it uses both trainers and items to calculate the damage) but it's weak to Zoroark and gives 3 prizes...Maybe (and that's a big maybe) a 1-of in Malamar with Marshadow.

    Pinsir&Tauros: Meme decks incoming! Alright, maybe the Tauros will actually be good. The illustration is pretty cool at least.
     
  16. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Gengar and Mimikyu have awesome art and the attacks are decent. The weakness combined with the Tag Team Rule sure bites. Not sure on this one at the moment. Snorlax and Eevee seem to be a more reliable tech in some of the decks that would have considered to run this one. Tauros, on the other hand, looks like a decent addition to Malamar Giratina decks.
     
  17. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
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    Really good one of for marshadow malamar
     
  18. TheZombieTac0 The best of the worst.
    TheZombieTac0

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    To be honest, the tag teams Gx are all pretty mediocre. Pikachu Zekrom Gx hits a bad weakness, and suffers from a bad weakness, Eevee and snorlax Gx suffers from the same issues as pikachu and zekrom but also has meh attacks, magicarp and wailord has terrible attacks and only could be used as a one of in Expanded stall decks along side wailord Ex. Celebi and Venusaur has a bad weakness, bad attacks and lack of ways to accelerate energy to it reliably to use its interesting at best Gx attack. On gengar and mimykyu Gx, attack that can be played around, and riotous beating knockout. They are like the original ex from ruby and sapphire, bad but then with the next sets they slowly get better. But as of now, don’t mind me, just playing Zororoc and decimating all of these three prizers.
     
  19. Professor_jplap Incineroar approves good grammar
    Professor_jplap

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    This is very good
     
  20. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
    birdboy2000

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    Can be immensely powerful, probably the strongest tag team yet, but OTOH we have a meta deck right now based around 0 card hands. Really neat GX move too, also gives up 3 prizes to a full bench riotous beating. Mixed feelings but it looks like the best tag team yet, they won't *all* have impractically high energy costs, and I think it'll see play.