English Celesteela-GX, Beast Bringer from ‘Unbroken Bonds!’

The English versions of Celesteela-GX (#163/214) and Beast Bringer (#164/214) have been revealed from Unbroken Bonds!

All of the set’s Tag Team cards were revealed a month ago.

Unbroken Bonds will release on May 3rd as our tenth Sun & Moon series set. It will be a combination of Night Unison‘s 55 cards (released in Japan on January 11th), Full Metal Wall‘s 54 cards (released on February 1st), and Double Blaze‘s 95 cards (released on March 1st).

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  1. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Interesting that only in TUP did they change GX in text to the actual GX insignia.
     
  2. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
    Robert Fuchs

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    Too bad Celesteela is weak to lightning...

    Beast Bringer goes nicely into Malamar decks... Ultra Necrozma can take +1 extra prize card on a PikaRom GX or Jolteon GX. Better than choice band.
     
  3. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    Wall decks, meet the new anti-GX option, Celesteela.

    Not sure if its much better than Hoopa (which only gives up 1 prize) but the difference in weakness (electric vs fighting) makes it an option. Seems a year late given the state of the meta right now.
     
  4. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
    Robert Fuchs

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    or baby Buzz can knock out a PikaRom GX for 4 prize cards! :)

    Do you think PikaRom usage will go down due to Beast Bringer??
     
  5. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    Zapdos plus choice band or one Electropower knocks out Celesteela unfortunately.
     
  6. 007manyo TCG Judge & Player
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    Unfortunately, Celesteela only blocks the GX attacks, not all attacks from GXs. I still think it might have a place in some decks, such as to wall out against pikarom, maybe? Except that it's still weak to Full Blitz and they get to charge 3 energy and take 2 prizes, so they just have to take an extra KO. Perhaps it might be seen as a tech in something like lost march as a counter to Ultra Necrozma's GX attack?
     
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  7. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
    Robert Fuchs

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    But it has to be active, so you can Guzma it out and then use any GX attack... unless it's the only Pokemon out there.
     
  8. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    If that's the case, then I misread that, and Hoopa is WAAAY better.
     
  9. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    Nah. Baby buzz is already a massive problem for PikaRom and already turns the game around for 3 prizes. Baby buzz does not need help, and this seems unecessary/overkill.

    I think Beast Bringer make more sense in Blecephalon, who is a KO machine.
     
  10. K_la Aspiring Trainer
    K_la

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but the lightning weakness shouldn't be a problem.Lightning GX attacks will do nothing to it, and Zapdos attack doesn't apply weakness or resistance. Celesteela's energy requirements allow it to be an addition to any deck that is worried about PikaRom.
     
  11. Brad leibold Aspiring Trainer
    Brad leibold

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    No sir, no weakness taken intonaccount for zappy boi
     
  12. 007manyo TCG Judge & Player
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    Beast bringer will be absolutely busted in Blacephalon decks, you can take 3 Prizes on an easy GX knockout, or 4 on a tag team and you only really have to take 1 KO after that no matter what. Imagine guzzlord in turbo dark decks once this set drops. scary!
     
  13. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
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    I think celesteela will be really good in malamar...the deck is just begging for an early game consistency boost. If you play heavy switch outs it would be pretty simple to gx early if you can’t pull off an early attack. Some nice synergy moving energy to the back as well, can throw a metal on it early and move it to power up an ultra Necrozma later!
     
  14. Wechselbalg *****
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    It matters because Tapu-Koko-GX, Zeraora-GX and Pikarom can KO this for 2 energy with their non-GX attacks. Celesteela only protects you from GX-attacks, not attacks of GX pokemon. And you can just move it onto the bench with Guzma and its ability stops working anyway.
     
  15. boyishgoodlooks Aspiring Trainer
    boyishgoodlooks

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    J
     
  16. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
    bbb888

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    Lost Thunder: "I am the biggest set!"

    Unbroken Bonds: "Hold my cards"
     
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  17. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    That's what I was thinking too... except Zapdos + choice band OHKO's it. :-(
     
  18. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
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    Nah, zapdos doesnt hit for weakness
     
  19. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
    Robert Fuchs

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    Yeah I keep forgetting about that... you're right.

    Still alot of other lightning out there though... could be OHKO'ed.
     
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  20. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    There is Unbroken Bonds Vikavolt.
     
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