Naganadel-GX from ‘Sky Legend!’

A new Dragon-type Naganadel-GX will premiere in Sky Legend! The set releases in Japan on April 25th.

Naganadel-GX – Dragon – HP210
Stage 1 (Ultra Beast) – Evolves from Poipole

Ability: Ultra Conversion
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard an Ultra Beast card from your hand. Then, draw 3 cards.

[P][C][C][C] Venom Shoot: Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 170 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon (don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon).

[L] Injection GX: Choose 1 card from your opponent’s discard pile, show it to your opponent, and put it face-down as 1 of your opponent’s Prize cards. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Thanks goes to Bangiras and Franco T. for translating!

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  1. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Ok, I was going to complain before realizing, that as a Dragon-type Naganadel, it means that the only gen 7 mon without a dragon-type (that is dragon-type in game) left is Guzzlord. A goddamn shame for Mega-Sceptile, Amphy, Noibat and Tyrunt, the last two had their chances on Dragon's Majesty but didn't get crap.

    The ability is pretty dang good, makes Beast Box or Blacephalon GX decks much better, and you can recover your stuff as easily with Rescue Stretcher.

    The attack has a heavy cost, but it hits a relevant number, 170, because even though we won't have Lele post-rotation, Dedenne GX sits as a bench warmer, so Malamar decks have the option to use their Ditto to evolve into this and hit for game. The L for the GX is irrelevant, utterly outclassed by Blacephalon GX or any other usable ultra beast so a bad rating for that

    Overall, still, a pretty damn good card.
     
  2. maximusrtc Aspiring Trainer
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    Ability: Beast Box finally gets some legit draw support. Nice synergy with Ultra Space stadium.

    Main Attack: Triple Acceleration energy helps here, since it’ll get discarded anyway. Good for hitting Dedenne’s on the bench.

    GX: Weird/annoying that it’s for one lightning. Essentially a worse version of Xurkitree’s GX since you don’t get the hand disruption, and you’re essentially recycling (eventually) a resource for them.

    I do like it as a bench sitter in beast box, although that archetype is likely not very playable with all the fire support coming.
     
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  3. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Well, it helps beast box.

    The 2nd attack can be used with the triple energy to snipe leles/dedennes.

    The GX attack is bad.

    Good in beast box, could see play in Mally but prob not, could be a rogue deck
    Overall: pretty bad, tech card

    Also, Lance can get 2 out without poipole. Maybe can be used for draw support?
     
  4. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    The Pokemon choices in this set are really boring me.
     
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  5. David Miller Aspiring Trainer
    David Miller

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    It's an escape board draw accelerator. Not bad.
     
  6. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

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    The artwork is pretty cool on this card.
     
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  7. OnGaard Aspiring Trainer
    OnGaard

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    Beast Box + Malamar
    Maybe toss in a volkner and like 2 electric energy for a potential GX attack

    Consistent 170 snipes are good
     
  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Naganadel-GX - The GX atk is uninspiring, the Main atk is... Malamar. Obviously... Not as good as Pikarom but still... KOs Lele at least. The ability is fine. Extra draw power, not bad. 3-4 Geodudes
    To be honest! I don't feel anything greater in this card. It's like any standard GXs out there, not like Zorark or Pikarom level.
     
  9. MultX Aspiring Trainer
    MultX

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    Stupidly good snipe attack when we have TCE
     
  10. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
    The Binder Guy

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    Eh... It might see more use than Naganadel-GX FLI did but that's not saying much. The 170 snipe is good but bench Barrier Mew may be a popular tech in the future (if Bench Snipe decks rise in popularity) while the GX attack is a slight variation of Xurkitree-GX's in terms of function.

    One thing of note is that the discard requirement doesn't specify what TYPE of Energy you can discard so there's some synergy to be had with the Quagsire DRM/Naganadel LOT Energy acceleration core.
     
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  11. AshCo ZVARRI!
    AshCo

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    For a set called SKY LEGEND they're really not convincing me on the "sky" part. Take a page from Roaring Skies, gen 7. You really need it.
     
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  12. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Furthermore,
    [​IMG]
    zzzzz too many Pokemon we've seen multiple times in recent sets.
     
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  13. Matux Aspiring Trainer
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    It feels like a worst Zoroark GX. I would be so great if the first attack didn't need a psychic energy. I feel like it would be inconsistent if you have to play both Ultra Beast stage 1 and malamar lines... We'll see.
     
  14. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    Ultrade is really specific. Usaully you won't have a ton of extra UBs without stretcher. Blacephalon will just use salazzle. Beast box might use it though.

    The attack is ok. 170 snipe is ok but mew counters it. U need to attach an discard a TCE every turn. Either that or Malamar.

    For the GX attack we have unit LPM but your better of trying to take prizes for yourself rather than give your opponent another.
     
  15. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Hey, isn’t that just Ultra Recon Squad?
    That 170 anywhere is troubling because you can discard DCE or even TCE every turn.
    Lightning? That’s interesting. GX attack is the worse version of Xurkitree.
     
  16. Wechselbalg *****
    Wechselbalg

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    Mediocre tech for decks that use TCE/Malamar, mainly for sniping Dedenne. Beast Box is still bad and a 2-prize dragon type with bad to mediocre support capabilities will certainly won't make it better with Gardeon being a top contender and all.
     
  17. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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  18. Pokefam 300 something/400
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    Xurkitree is an acual tree?
     
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  19. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Xurkitree looks awesome. This card could be an automatic one-off in Electric decks. Froslass could be nice if it can utilize Hustle Belt with the first attack.
     
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  20. Matux Aspiring Trainer
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    This Xurkitree is the new electric baby buzzwole :eek:
     
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