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. gema5 Aspiring Trainer


    So much potential to shine, it's not even fair. Will be a cold stop to eletric menace, in normal conditions it one shots any eletric mon around, not to mention zoroark and friends.

    And not to forget, let's remind that all stage 2 decks start losing their matches. Also, free retreat makes him an awesome partner to skate jirachi.
  2. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Is every relevant fighting type mon going to hit for 240 damage now (weakness accounted) just to counter the big mistake that PikaZekrom was? I can't say I'm not surprised, but it still feels a bit forced. 120 damage for 2 energies and 1 discard is still pretty damn good. The potential to do 200 damage when behind in prizes is also pretty damn strong, I see Garchomp finally a viable rogue option again.
    Wechselbalg likes this.
  3. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    Nothing too special (interesting ability for sure, and Mind Jack's effect, albeit with [M][C] instead of [C][C] like BKT Zoroark) but I'm pretty happy to see Mawile get a GX. (I think I like the EXs better, but still pretty nice).
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  5. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Mediocre, but at least the card is getting a GX version. If it was CC it would probably work well enough on some decks, but as it stands it doesn't do enough damage. Maybe counter Skyfield decks on Expanded? As if, lol, it kills something but gets killed in return.
  6. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    might be worth a spot in an expanded bronzong deck as a counter to sky field decks, or perhaps the gx attack could work in some sort of hand control strategy. pretty niche, but some potential none the less!
  7. wolfkingponyboy Aspiring Trainer


    i love mawile and i love the art on this! very in your face. the gx attack is kind of tempting to use... but the card will probably see zero play :(
  8. steffenka Miss Vaanjie


    Called it haha! :p
  9. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer


    Sick. Mawile is one of my favorite pokemon and seeing it get a GX is nice to see. Really like how the card interacts with your opponents hand and its pokepuff ability seems good in situationally.
  10. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    I hope they give sableye one kinda lame they gave mawile and EX, Mega EX, and a now a GX so if they don't give its counterpart at least a GX that's just rude
    Alex Sableye likes this.
  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    • Mawile-GX - TBH, it's fine. Not amazing. But its fine. Dealing a max of 160 before modifiers is alright, KOing Non-GXs. But, anything of it, not appealing. Yes, it could distrupt your opponent. It's uninspiring. If they keep your opponent benching, run Omastar and give them Item Lock. 3 Geodudes
  12. xTITAN Training Aspirer


    If your opponent is trying to play around Towering Splash, this could be a nice card, but ultimately, I don't think it will see play.
    Nyora likes this.
  13. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer


    Mawile doesn't do enough damage for it's energy cost in the current meta. The GX attack... Meh. Most decks don't have a ton of supporters in their hand at any given time. Though something to point out is that this breaks Lusamine loop for control decks. And this also makes Steven hats engines fall apart completely. The ability is useful sometimes. Rarely will the opponent just have basics they didn't put down. This card is terrible if you don't play it with lavender town.

    Wait! Big eater GX? Discard supporters? I never knew Mawile ate people!
  14. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
    Kent Freeze


    I could maybe see this being of use in a control deck, mostly for the gx attack. Guzma up a bench sitter support pokemon (hopefully something w/ heavy retreat cost), counter gain + one metal energy could put them in a situation where they can't easily retreat or guzma out.
  15. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Well that’s....

    Ability is very overused, this needs to stop! Dusknoir BUS and some attack on a later Pokémon I forgot.
    Second attack isn’t THAT overused (still on Dusknoir BUS) and it’s nice to see because we don’t get it that much. The energy cost is a pain in the neck, though.
    GX attack, I wouldn’t say, is that good. We don’t see it much (thanx TPCI) but it’s not that good.

    Overall, I’d say it’s rogue status. It’s basically a 2-Prize, Basic version of BUS Dusknoir with perhaps weirder attack costs.

    (Nice call, @steffenka)
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  16. Wechselbalg *****


    Ehhh, just a worse version of BKT Zoroark for the current/upcoming meta. In range of a Tag Bolt KO, can't hit the right numbers, needs two attachments, weak to fire, lightning resists it, gives up 2 prizes. No thanks.
    Pokenerd likes this.
  17. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks


    This is a pretty cool card. The ability and the GX attack both come off as nice surprises that can theoretically be used on the turn you drop this card, assuming you can find a way to accelerate energy onto it. Even the first attack isn't bad, since it's BKT Zoroark's attack which was proven to be good, it just has a more awkward energy cost. Maybe you could actually put it in Malamar, specifically in Ultra Necrozma variants since you already run basic metal energy along with Viridian Forest, but by that point I feel like people are gonna experiment with Garchomp / Giratina-GX.

    I like it! Even though it's probably not the most exciting card I've seen.
  18. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
    Snowy Lilacs


    ohhh I can't wait to see this in its Full Art and Rainbow Rare form
  19. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer


    Useful in Empoleon total command deck.
  20. AlittleSTARme Aspiring Trainer


    i wanna see how this does with omastar :)