Garchomp from ‘GG End!’

Garchomp from GG End has been revealed! The set will release in Japan on April 5th.

Garchomp – Fighting – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Gabite

Ability: Counter Aura
If you have more Prize cards remaining than your opponent, this Pokemon’s attacks do 80 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[F][C] Aura Edge: 80+ damage. You may discard an Energy from this Pokemon. If you do, this attack does 40 more damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0

Chandelure’s in-set artwork was also revealed. It was previously announced you’ll be able to get a Chandelure promo card with the purchase of a GG End booster box.

Chandelure – Fire – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Lampent

[R] Soul Burner: 10+ damage. Discard the top 5 cards of your deck. This attack does 60 more damage for each Pokemon you discarded. Then, put any number of discarded Fire Pokemon onto your Bench.

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

Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for the translation!

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  1. Marshadow07 lvl 99 boss
    Marshadow07

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    It could possibly do 250 dmg with the ability, diance and choice band, plus hitting for weakness on Zoroark and Pikarom, only for 2 energy. This is really good!
     
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  2. GekkisaiDaiNi The Sharp Alien
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    Garchomp seems like a pretty good 1 prize attacker
     
  3. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
    Timmony_tcg

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    If you’re behind on Prizes, this thing could quite handily hit 260 damage for one Energy (discard Energy + Ability + Diancie PS + Fighting Dojo + Black Belt)

    Probably won’t make it worth playing over other Fighting archetypes in the future, but still pretty cool
     
  4. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Great addition to Garchomp Lucario decks. I could even see an even split between both Garchomp versions with Fighting Dojo to enable both of them to hit relevant numbers.
     
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  5. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
    Mysticvulpix

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    A dual fight/dragon with Cynthia?
     
  6. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Ah, finally, another Dragon ty— wait, whaddaya mean it’s Fighting? This is supposed to be a Dragon set! What the heck.

    Wow, check out those numbers on Counter Aura! It doesn’t apply to other Pokémon, though, so the scope is limited. That’s 200 DMG maximum, which like @Timmony_tcg sait is either 260 or 290, which is really good for 2 Energy.
    Either way, it’s a Stage 2. This Pokémon can’t be teched in to anything. It has to be run on its own. Truly problematic.

    What does Garchomp have to do with auras anyway? Isn’t that more of a Lucario thing?
     
    The Last Shaymin and Timmony_tcg like this.
  7. Thiago Dias Aspiring Trainer
    Thiago Dias

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    Garchomp + Counter energy = GG end
     
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  8. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

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    I think just the fact that a 1 prizer that can hit 290 makes it a pretty good deck to consider. (80 +40 + 80 + 20 + 50 + 40 = 290) and shrine of punishment ticks that magic 300. Expanded would also open up a tpn of options for this, gaining Korrina, Focus Sash, and Strong Energy.
     
  9. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang

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    Wow so that means, luca/chomp will be a thing. I see that fighting is getting a big push again.
     
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  10. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
    Timmony_tcg

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    Where does +50 come from (unless that’s supposed to be shorthand for Kukui + Choice Band)?

    Also, if the second +40 refers to Fighting Dojo, getting that boost AND the tick from Shrine of Punishment would be v. impressive
     
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  11. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    Noooooooooooooooooooo, they’re nerfing my amazing Vikavolt
     
  12. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    Try adding brooklet hill to search out your Gibles and maybe even stack the Shrines.
     
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Garchomp - 5 Geodudes. Use Mismagius and everything from Black Belt, Dojo, and the ability will work to do 260 for 1 energy.
    • Well. You can play one Stadium per turn
     
  14. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
    Pokenerd

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    I think some people are forgetting it is a stage 2. Obviously you would play this in lucachomp. Maybe even it's own deck. Remember if you discard an energy you are doing 120. Weakness and Zoro and Pikarom are gone. This in my opinion is TEU Beedrill but better. Beedrill loses you a prize if you want to do k.o. damage. Garchomp does if you want to do more damage. It still does good damage both ways. Beedrill is a stage 2 you need to knock out. You can choose to just use a mismagius or even electrode GX on your terms to go behind... Instead of knocking out your stage 2 attacker. I think Garchomp is good even when not behind on prizes.
     
  15. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
    VuDu-JuJu

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    Garchomp is amazing. Besides being one of my favourite Pokemon, it hits good numbers for minimal energy investment. Getting the ability to trigger might be harder than it seems (a deck focused around it would have a lot of single prize attackers, meaning your opponent will be taking prizes at a much slower rate), but the ability to consistently OHKO Pikarom is a big plus.
     
  16. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    No, I was kidding.
     
  17. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

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    I think this paired with the ascension gible and gabite, would do very well. Use two of these and 1 of the Cynthia powered Garchomp with lucario and it could be a deck. A rogue or casual, but not competitve in my opinion.
     
  18. Meganium/Garchomp new BDIF.

    I'm calling it
     
  19. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    Lucario works for this too, people.
    Also, chandelure is now guaranteed to either be a prerelease promo or a blister promo.
     
  20. AlittleSTARme Aspiring Trainer
    AlittleSTARme

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    that chandulure looks bad