Magikarp & Wailord-GX from ‘Towering Splash-GX Box’ Revealed, Special Rarities!

As expected, Magikarp and Wailord will be teaming up in the “Towering Splash-GX Box!”

This is the third Tag Team card revealed. It has the highest HP ever seen on a normal Pokemon card — 300 HP! Unfortunately for Magikarp, it seems Wailord will be doing all the work!

A 240 HP Pikachu & Zekrom-GX was revealed at Worlds in August and then a 270 HP Eevee & Snorlax-GX was revealed this month. Since Wailord historically has the most HP in the TCG, we can probably expect 300 to be the maximum “cap” for now.

Once again, Mitsuhiro Arita is the artist for yet another Tag Team card. This time his artwork is a callback to Wailord from Great Encounters.

The “Towering Splash-GX Box” will release on January 4th. It’ll come with a foil promo card featuring Magikarp & Wailord-GX, a jumbo version, four booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

In an interview with IGN, TCG game director Atsushi Nagashima hinted that Tag Team cards will also come in a special rarity:

“In addition to the standard rarity, we have some things in store that we hope will make players love TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX even more, so I hope you’ll look forward to them,” he teased.

And in case you’re not caught up with the Tag Team mechanic, here’s info I posted in a news story the other day:

A Tag Team GX card features two Pokemon of the same type on one card. The cards possess much higher HP, are Basic Pokemon, and give up three Prize cards. The Pokemon themselves do not have to be Basic Pokemon — for example, Zoroark & Greninja-GX are Stage 2 and 1 Darkness Pokemon, but their Tag Team card will be a Basic [D] Pokemon.

Their GX attacks will have extra effects depending on how many extra Energy you’ve attached to them. This is denoted by the “+” in the attack cost.

So far we know there’s going to be a Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, Eevee & Snorlax-GX, Zoroark & Greninja-GX, Buzzwole & Pheromosa-GX, and Gengar & Mimikyu-GX. Magikarp & Wailord-GX will probably be featured in the Towering Splash-GX Box since the two Pokemon were “randomly” advertised at an official tournament next to some of the aforementioned Pokemon.

We will be getting six Tag Team cards in our Team Up set. This means more are yet to be revealed!

It’s also been confirmed Japan will be getting Charizard & Reshiram-GX as well as Garchomp & Giratina-GX in upcoming sets this spring!

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  1. Serperior 224/500

    Advanced Member Member

    Really wish they had selected neutral colors for the TAG TEAM logo/symbol. The yellow doesn't do the card any favors.

    Also gagging at the thought of a fatter stall deck in Expanded
  2. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer


    Maybe there going to do what they did in HGSS era ? Have the art take up 2 cards
  3. CYL All hail Eevee!


    This card should be able to 'devolve' into a regular Wailord-GX once the Magikarp gets swallowed. Which I could totally see happening from the art.
  4. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon


    decent for the GX somewhat :T but somewhat harder to pull off besides in expanded its easier.
  5. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon


    That GX move is... wow. Ten damage on a GX move. :p Cool card though!
  6. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal


    why the steam siege pack though????!
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  7. Honly freck it's gone insane at this point. A failed Guzzlord really.
  8. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug


    Here's a question that boggles the mind... What exactly would Magikarp do to actually support a Wailord in a tag team? Is it like Wailord's good luck charm that encourages it to do larger splashes or something? Or maybe the Magikarp is the head honcho brain in its support... Just imagine the headcanons here! xD
  9. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer


    Welp! Time to proxy up a Quagsire/Naganadel/Wailord-Magikarp GX deck. Throw in some Tapu Koko spread, Volcanion Prism, Kyogre, Aqua Patch, Beast Ring, and Beast Energy, then one big GX attack for possible game.
  10. Mariano11887 Goalkeeper


    Attach a Muscle Pad to it and you get a 350 HP beast. This has become insane.
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  11. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    I hope it doesn't include Steam Siege. Even Evolutions is better.
  12. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11


    Beast Energy wouldnt be good, its only a CE while on a non UB
  13. Zipplip Aspiring Trainer


    Actually no, because both of them and Fates Collide are all equally trash.
  14. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar


    Magikarp: “HELP!!!”

    I suppose you could technically pull off the GX attack more easily with Quagsire and Naganadel, and maybe that would be amusing if you could manage that early against an evolution deck, but I think a total of 8 energies is a bit too much to be practical. That same setup for the regular attack, plus this being a tank sounds pretty legit, though.
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  15. ShinyJordeon Aspiring Trainer


    Because nobody wants it.
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  16. Nyora Ticked Off ^^


    Lol Wailord breaks the HP barrier once again.

    ...Magikarp also broke the HP barrier...
  17. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer


    Beast Energy for Naganadel mainly. They need to release a water type beast pokemon. Is there even a water type beast?
  18. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire

    Articles Head Member

    Just going to throw this out there:

    This, Tapu Lele-GX, Shaymin-EX, and Blastoise together can hold a max of 66 damage counters....Under Roadblock Sudowoodo.

    Unown Damage gets better
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  19. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks


    C H O I C E B A N D F I R S T I M P R E S S I O N F O R K N O C K O U T
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  20. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    In Archie-stoise expanded, could actually get the energy on for gx attack, could win games in one attack if enough low hp basics/shaymin ex’s on the bench, may even throw a shrine of punishment in there for the one shot on benched shaymins... let’s be real though, this is only gonna see play as the most broken stall card of all time