‘Alolan Marowak-GX Box’ Product Image!

The product image for the Alolan Marowak-GX Box has now been revealed!

The box will release in America and Europe on May 3rd.

As posted before, it will come with an Alolan Marowak-GX promo, a jumbo version, four booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

Alolan Marowak-GX was originally released in Japan during their fall Gym tournaments last year.

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  1. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
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    Why do they even waste money printing cards like these?
     
  2. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    Because people would complain, regardless of how bad a card it was, if it didn't come to the west, and since I don't see them releasing it via gym competitions outside Japan, They have instead released it as a promo in a box targeted towards collectors (those who have survived the flood of ultra and secret rare cards in sets anyway) and towards people who want to pick up cheap booster packs when this goes on sale in about 6 months.

    That or they could always insert Marowak GX into a set and watch people rage when one their ultra rare pulls are wasted on it. At least this way, you have a choice as to whether or not you want Marowak GX.
     
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  3. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Decent box (pff Breakthrough) decent art, crappy card...
    KOMMO-O GX, IS THAT YOU!?!?!?!?
     
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  4. Toxicolofett00 Aspiring Trainer
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    I mean it's not THAT bad I see it in maybe status condition decks but that's it
     
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  5. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    I feel like this Alolan Marowak-GX will probably end up as a Ditto {*} Pokémon to Evolve into. Lost Boomerang GX may prove useful for spread to achieve not only a dual knockout, but one that costs 0 Energy, and the opponent can’t get anything back from it. As well as when they attack it the next turn, they get Confused, which is a nice little addition. Being a GX Pokémon sucks though. I’ll try finding a way to use it, but there’s probably not a whole bunch to use it with.
     
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  6. ScrawnyMeowth1 The Maker of Pokemon Lists
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    Because not all cards have to be meta-defining. The point of the TCG is to have a large variety of cards to collect and battle with. Even if this card isn't exactly meta-defining, it's still a cool card.
     
  7. AshCo Payne-ful
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    You're aware collectors exist, right? Not every single card in the world has to cater to the competitive base.
     
  8. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
    Blinkehyo

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    oh, no, i meant in general actually. A box is okay. Much like the snorlax gx or gardenia gx boxes, I'd be happier with them their, then getting one of those as my ultras in a box

    yeah, maybe im a bit harsh on the more useless cards. I guess i saw it as useless and immediately thought "why on earth does that even exist"
    Instead of "oh that's cool, marrowack finally became a gx!" Like i probably would have if i wasnt competitive

    yeah, sorry. I was kinda outspoken to a non-issue. Overreacted there ^^
     
  9. AshCo Payne-ful
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    I definitely see where people are coming from with wanting more cards that are fun and viable, and I'm sure you probably want that ad well, which is fine. As a collector though I kinda love it just when some cards are rather easy to get in comparison to something that's expensive solely because players want it, because I frankly don't care if it's unplayable, I want the card.
     
  10. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    As a collector, I love the card and will buy it so yea, not everything goes around about players viewpoint.
     
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  11. K_la Aspiring Trainer
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    I find it agonizing when these sets have non-standard packs. For me it's a waste of money to spend all that for a sub mediocre card with packs I don't need.
     
  12. Peyton1107 Aspiring Trainer
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    I see the gx attack being used to get rid of someone’s Giratina loop, as well as having a well timed attack be able to take multiple prizes while playing against a single prize attacker deck.
     
  13. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    That part I agree with you 100%. The Pokemon company should plan themed version products like it was done with generation/Shining legends and Dragon majesty, all packs from current set release. Some of full art or secret rares from each set could be used to promote collection box that way it would be a little bit easier to finish set. For example Evolutions, I know so many people done with that set and don't want to see booster packs from that set in newer products. But I would love to see Mega Charizard full art EX from Evolutions and let's say I would be ok if they included like 6-8 Evolution packs may be a pin or just the full art card and packs, same could be done with Dragonite EX full art and etc. Same thing for Steam Siege, why they just can't print more and make Steam Siege Gardevoir-EX secret rare box and only include 8 Steam siege packs. I would love to buy that product just to get the cards I don't have in my collection. That also can be done with the new set and The Pokemon company don't need to mix random set packs in the new set, it really takes away in the themed mood, I get they try to slowly get rid of spare stock mass printed sets but there is a better way and should implement this because the rate they print new cards and new sets come out with over 150-200 cards it is really hard to keep up and finish the set, this would help a little bit.
     
  14. DM_nightshade Aspiring Trainer
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    Exciting for collections , a beautifull card , I don't think it's playable though.
     
  15. AshCo Payne-ful
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    I wouldn't say you have to be caught up with new sets if you're a collector, it's a matter of knowing what to buy and when. For instance, if you're a collector? Don't buy Jirachis from Team Up. Don't buy anything meta relevant unless you KNOW it's just going to go up in price (COUGH stupid computer search COUGH). Wait for them to fall out of relevance or rotate, when they go down to 3 bucks an ultra because they overprint cards to oblivion. You can get nearly every XY era ultra rare for dirt cheap nowadays because all the meta relevant ones have fallen down in price. Singles are always the way to go and I think that even if you're not caught up with sets, if you stick to singles you can pretty much complete what you need to.

    I don't think exclusively buying products, in your sense would make it much easier honestly. A box with 8 packs and that SR Gardy would be 40-50 dollars, where that Gardy is a $4 single. I agree that more recent packs WOULD be a good option in the case that you buy products, but maybe because I exclusively buy singles nowadays it doesn't bother me as much. Products were never a good value in the first place unless you got them on sale. But yes, like you said, newer sets would be optimal for those who would like to buy them.