Melmetal-GX and Meltan Promo Translations!

We now have a clearer image of Melmetal-GX and Meltan from the “Metal Set Melmetal” tin!

As we reported in last week’s story, the Metal Set Melmetal tin will include promos of Melmetal-GX, Meltan, six Night Unison booster packs, and a metal GX marker. It will release in Japan on January 11th for 1,500 yen.

Credit goes to Arantxa T. for the translations!

Melmetal-GX – Metal – HP220
Stage 1 – Evolves from Meltan

Ability: Hard Coat
This Pokemon takes 30 less damage from your opponent’s attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[C][C][C][C] Metal Blast: 110+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [M] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

[M] Panzer Force GX: Attach as many [M] Energy from your discard pile as you like to this Pokemon (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 4


Meltan – Metal – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[M] Multiply: Search your deck for a Meltan and put it onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Beam: 20 damage? (Could be either 20 or 30 damage based on this picture)

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

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  1. Much, much better than I anticipated! Very consistent! A fully charged Melmetal with one extra energy will OHKO Zoroark. That considering the GX attack makes it a top tier Pokemon.
     
  2. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    This thing with Magnezone is going to be an absolute monster. You only need 1 Metal energy to OHKO Gardy, with all 4 being Metal you are hitting Buzzwole for the KO and with a Choice Band you say nighty night to any non-Tag Team or Stage 2 GX.
     
  3. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    Melmetal can lead a deck. Not just great offense - add a frying pan and it takes 280 to get a OHKO on him.

    I agree with @ForeverRanger91 - Magnezone is a solid sidekick - add a Max potion, cycle and attach the energy back - oye.

    Melmetal doesn't have the big damage output of Dusk Mane Necrozma - but Melmetal is waaaayyy tougher.
     
  4. Igor Pivomar Aspiring Trainer
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    With Solgaleo GX Promo will be a monster <3
     
  5. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
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    Still would of been nice if didn't have to evolve but we know that wasn't gonna happen. But will be solid option for any metal deck and this should give the Melmetal/Lucario Tag Team Gx a very good chance of being uber strong.
     
  6. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    I was thinking this too and anything that goes well with the Solgaleos are good in my book!
     
  7. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Solid card, with metal goggles coming out in the same set Melmetal is going to be tough to beat. Probably will try it out with shield energy in expanded.
     
  8. EoleNoveau Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm certain that someone will find success with this deck, HOWEVER, because Blacephalon looks to be tier 1 for the foreseeable future, I don't see this deck getting off the ground, especially by the time this dude comes out.
     
  9. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Melmetal is soooooooooooooooo bulky, taking 3 regular riotous beatings to kill;add on a muscle pad and you get more health than most of the tag teams. Magnezone makes the dude viable . Unfortunately Blacephelon is still a thing, but this guy has some real potential what all with being able to OHKO most mons in a one turn magnetic circuit.
     
  10. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    The Melmetal could destroy Alolan ninetales and send it’s price plummeting
     
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  11. Gunther Spindler Aspiring Trainer
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    SOOO MUCH better than expected indeed! This with Metal Frying Pan will be so tanky! And there's Dhelmise to add that 10 or 20 damage (with 2 on your bench). With Magnezone and Mt. Coronet this will be a beast! You can also use Dusk Mane Necrozma promo as a first turn attacker while setup and Dusk Mane Necrozma GX with 3 beast rings as a secondary attacker in this deck!
     
  12. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I mean, I said it was going to be bulky
     
  13. du_megaman Aspiring Trainer
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    What if you played this like a Guzzlord deck with tons of energy but also with discard abilities like 4 ultra balls to setup your melmetals while discarding tons of energy to gx attack turn 2 + mt coronet
     
  14. Serperior 171/550
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    Melmetal will suffer from the same problems as any Magnezone deck does: consistency. Don't get Magnezone in play and you're done. I wouldn't get too hyped about it.

    Also, Blacephalon is very much still a thing. Whether or not Melmetal does or does not play Frying Pan shouldn't matter too much.
     
  15. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
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    All these people yellin about Magnezone an I'm just sitting here with my Metagross...
     
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  16. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
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    Um, anybody thinking Muscle Pad from Tag Bolt here?
     
  17. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Um, GX attack?
     
  18. Serperior 171/550
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    Um, you only get one use out of it and your opponent gets a free turn to score a hit/OHKO if you're Blacephalon?
     
  19. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Consistency Problems?
    Alolan Ninetales GX has you covered.
     
  20. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    You can still use DCE for part of the energy cost as early set up.
     
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