Kangaskhan-GX, Jolteon, and Other Gym Promos Revealed!

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The next batch of Gym promos will feature Kangaskhan-GX and a few other cards! As usual, players who participate in Japan’s Gym tournaments will receive a promo booster pack containing one of the following cards.

Paras – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Scratch: 10 damage.

[G][C] Slash: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

(An alternate art reprint from SM9.)


Jolteon – Lightning – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Eevee

Ability: Electromagnetic Wall
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, whenever your opponent attaches an Energy from their hand to 1 of their Pokemon, put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon.

[L][C] Thunderbolt: 90 damage. Discard all Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 0


Carvanha – Darkness – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[D] Agility: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1


Clefairy – Fairy – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Lead: Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for a Supporter card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[Y] Pound: 10 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 1


Dragonair – Dragon – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Dratini

[W][L] Twister: 30 damage. Flip 2 coins. For each heads, discard an Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon. If both are tails, this attack fails.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

(An alternate art reprint from SM9.)


Kangaskhan-GX – Colorless – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C] Split Spiral Punch: 20 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

[C][C][C] Hysteric Blow: 80+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Confused, this attack does 80 more damage.

[C][C][C] Family Combo GX: 150 damage. Draw 5 cards. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Tinnitus Bell – Trainer
Item

Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

If the Pokemon this card is attached to is your Active Pokemon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack (even if that Pokemon is Knocked Out), the Attacking Pokemon is now Confused.

You may play as many Item cards during your turn (before your attack).

Thanks goes to tunu for the translations!

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  1. MegaPod_781 Spiraling Spirit
    MegaPod_781

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    I love the name for “Tinnitus Bell.” Hope it stays that way in the translation to English!
     
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  2. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    Kangaskhan's GX move sounds like something I'd order at a Chinese restaurant.
     
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  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Jolteon - Good ability, good RC, bad atk. Who cares that atk? 4 Geodudes
    • Carvanha, Clefairy, Dragonair - ehh
    • Kangaskhan GX - You mostly need Choice Band for a Buzzwole KO, not the bell one. 3
    • Tiny Bell - This, Parasect, and Kangaskhan can make confusion interesting but not fitting to the format right now. 3
     
  4. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    Sky Field. Jolteons. Gengars. 160 dmg to attach an energy. Wailord/Mag Tag Team GX in active. Hammers in the wings. Max Potion at the ready.
     
  5. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
    Mysticvulpix

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    I think jolteon would be better suited in Zoro control. It would help getting knockouts on larger pokemon, and lowers the amount of hammers and plumeria needed at all times.
     
  6. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    I’ll comment when these are confirmed for English.
    ...so that ought to be a while...
     
  7. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
    Swampert Full Art

    Member

    I like all of them but it's a shame that it looks like Kangaskhan will not get a full art.
     
  8. Nyora How long is my hair?
    Nyora

    Member

    Kang-GX with Charmed Charm Lele/Magearna sounds really good.
     
  9. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
    Heviin

    Advanced Member Member

    Tinnitus... I wouldn't wish that upon even the worst of enemies!
     
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  10. AngryBokoblin Aspiring Trainer
    AngryBokoblin

    Member

    I hope it's a promo. Please have it be a promo. If they put it in the set, I'll pull 5 of them.

    It'll be Kommo-o all over again.
     
  11. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
    FossilJockeyMG

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    It seems confusion is really getting a lot more focus on it than it has before. It's interesting, probably still one of the less useful status conditions, but still interesting. Once Parasect is out and the Tinnitus Bell I might try something. However, I think just using Parasect with the Tag Bolt Tentacruel, Nihilego GX, and Seviper (More Poison ability) would be at least a little more consistent.

    Still, relying on residual damage from status is always less reliable than just straight up attacking with big numbers. I can't remember, are there any pokémon with "Hex" attacks that do more damage to defending pokémon inflicted with status in the current format?
     
  12. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
    EpicShonenGuy

    Member

    Use fairy energy in Kagaskhan GX so you can use Nihilego GX and Comfey combo to prevent yourself being confused by your own Nihilego GX.
     
  13. lukkul Aspiring Trainer
    lukkul

    Member

    nothing really interesting
     
  14. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
    Blinkehyo

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    I smell a kangnihilego combo deck

    BUY YOUR NIHILEGOS NOW
     
  15. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

    Member

    Salazzle's usually do stuff with conditions, I think the Ultra Prism one does 60+ damage if your opponent has existing special conditions
     
  16. Toxicolofett00 Aspiring Trainer
    Toxicolofett00

    Member

    So I could see Kangaskhan working with nihilego maybe also poliwrath from base set idk help I want to make one of my favorite Pokemon good ;-;
     
  17. Pawsquisher Aspiring Trainer
    Pawsquisher

    Member

    Jolteon has to be the active pokemon for its ability to work tho, so its a max 100 damage per energy with 4 Gengar & Jolteon in the active... Then mag/lord is pretty useless if its just chillin on the bench lol
     
  18. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
    Oddish22

    Member

    So Kangaskhan is the last GX?
    What will come next generation? I hope Tag Team GX don't last long and in my opinion GX were a very good solution as extra cards, compared to EX.
     
  19. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    We do have a Dedenne GX coming in Night Unison, so I think the main set will mainly focus on Tag Teams, while minisets will have both Tag Teams and regular GX's
     
  20. TinyCubinator Aspiring Trainer
    TinyCubinator

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    They should have named it "Head Ringer" instead of Tinnitus Bell