Dedenne-GX Revealed from ‘Night Unison!’

The previously teased Dedenne-GX has just been revealed from SM9a Night Unison! The card is similar to Shaymin-EX from Roaring Skies! The set will be released on January 11th in Japan.

Dedenne-GX – Lightning – HP160
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Dede Change
When you play this Pokemon from your hand to your Bench during your turn, you may discard your hand and draw 6 cards. You can only use 1 Dede Change Ability per turn.

[L][C] Static Shock: 50 damage.

[L][C] Zappy Return GX: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed. Return this Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your hand. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game).

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

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

Thanks goes to tunu for the translation!

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  1. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Dedenne-GX - 5 Geodudes for some reasons
    1. Arceus' answer after a huge loss to Professor Sycamore in Standard.
    2. It wasn't as nutballs as Shaymin-EX, when it comes to usability of the ability.
    3. Although its greatly weak to Buzzwole, you don't want to attack with it. And also it has the RC of 1 so Escape Board it away.
    4. In clarification to #2, what I mean is Sky Return then reuse the ability, that what Shaymin does. On Dedenne, its on a GX atk and doesn't use DCE. Here!
     
  2. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
    mrsodaking

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    If you, for some reason, are mad that "Shaymin" has returned... Just take a look at his little face HE'S SO CUTE
     
  3. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    Hmm... the ability is very good, but the once per turn limit greatly weakens this card's playability. Due to this, you cannot use Dedenne to achieve explosive turns like you could with Shaymin. It also has low HP and is weak to Buzzwole. It will be a 1 of in most decks, but nothing more than that. This is not the format-breaking Shaymin successor I had so feared-4 Geodudes.
     
  4. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang

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    Man he can be pretty good with sprint
     
  5. williamsin1991 Aspiring Trainer
    williamsin1991

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    The translation of ability is not right.
    That is "When you play Dedenne-GX from your hand to your Bench during your turn you may discard your hand and draw 6 cards. You may only use 1 Dede Change Ability per turn"

    It is different on Sightseer
     
  6. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    This’ll be worth nothing as the shaymin part of it is it’s gx Attack and there lies it’s wea
     
  7. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    Weakness
     
  8. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
    RiverShock

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    ...Not a fan. At all.

    Yeah, the beginning of Sun/Moon was maybe a bit too slow drawpower wise. But between this, Acro Bike, Custom Catcher and Zebstrika... They've overcompensated. Realistically, the "problem" was more than solved with Zoroark GX. (Who itself was probably too good at what it does.)

    At least this is once per turn, unlike Shaymin. But it's also a more powerful effect (it just straight thins your deck by 6 cards, not up to 6 like Shaymin, there's a reason Sycamore's a stronger card than Lillie, and it's not the 1 extra card), so that's kind of a moot point. The only thing keeping this in check is the number of decks these days that rely on multiple bench-sitters and thus don't have a ton of free bench space. Watch them "fix" that by re-releasing Sky Field or making an Item that lets you discard one of your benched Pokemon or something. I wish they'd plan the path of powercreep a little better. It's clear they tend to react to problems more often than predicting them.
     
  9. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    Well least you can't spam it... looks decent for some decks, gets those niche spots. We do have adequate draw power already, but this just helps out the meta (buzz) more
     
  10. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
    DaLoc

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    this is a way more balanced shaymin. useful for consistency. technically you can get a 2nd use via the gx attack with thunder mountain stadium and counter gain for 0 energy.
     
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  11. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

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    Like the card. Not as concerned about the weakness to fighting as some since A) buzz's play has slowed considerably and by the time it's released (Marchish) Buzz will only be in format for around 5 months.
     
  12. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
    CynderDarkov

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    The (excuse my YGO terminology) hard once per turn is big oof but it's still everything i wanted.
     
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  13. Serperior 553/550
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    Aaaaaaand Buzzwole will eat this card alive. It's not gonna prevent this card from not being a staple in most decks, but just a thought. Pretty easy two Prizes.

    And it's been said but I'll say it again - so. freaking. cute.
     
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  14. TinyCubinator Aspiring Trainer
    TinyCubinator

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    Everyone saying buzz weakness sucks forgets the fact that buzz isn't seeing much play and if you say 160 is easy to get just look at shaymin with its 110 HP. The only real downside is it can only be used once per turn
     
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  15. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
    MoFoTY86

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    More discard power for Night March (in case of Karen) and Rotom Tool Box. Definite 2 of in a lot of decks.
     
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  16. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
    KentGardner

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    This card is not good. Too much liability here for anything but lightning decks to add
     
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  17. This card might not be the best draw support card, but this post has got to be the best belated Christmas present I got so far this year.
     
  18. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
    Julio Penaloza

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    Good. Not the best... I wonder how it will be played....
     
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  19. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
    Julio Penaloza

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    Crushing claw... for more lightining... free if u have that prism stadium... might be worth something.
     
  20. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    I wonder how much it will be worth.
     
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