Normalium Z Tool Card Revealed! Any Pokemon With Tackle Can Use a GX Attack!

Now tons of Pokemon cards can use a GX attack, even those from Base Set! The first Z-Crystal has come to the TCG as a Pokemon Tool that can be used by any Pokemon with the move Tackle. This will allow the Pokemon to use Dash Attack GX!

Numel – Fire – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tackle: 10 damage.

[R][C][C][C] Flamethrower: 80 damage. Discard 1 Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Camerupt – Fire – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Numel

[C][C] Tackle: 50 damage.

[R][C][C][C] Strong Flare: 150 damage. Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Normalium Z Tackle – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

If this card is attached to a Pokemon that has the attack Tackle, that Pokemon can use the GX attack on this card. (It must have the necessary Energy to use the attack.)

[C][C][C][C] Dash Attack GX: 200+ damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 40 more damage for each heads. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

The card opens so many gameplay possibilities! You can surprise your opponent out of nowhere. Let us know what you think below!

I wonder if we’ll get more Z-Crystal Tools in upcoming sets? And if this means Sword and Shield will continue to use Z-Crystals?

Sky Legend will release on April 25th. Thanks goes to Sean T. for the translations!

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  1. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Watch Goomy do it instead.
    It depends. I bet there will be an official ruling put out as soon as this card is released in English, along with that one Cat Day ability. For now, it doesn’t seem like it, because Normalium Z specifies “has that attack” while Shining Celebi specifies “can use that attack.” It’s a real conundrum.

    And this attack, as I haven’t specified before, is really boring and mundane. Stop making these boring and mundane cards.
     
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  2. Serperior 553/550
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    Gaze upon your new Tackling overlords
     
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  3. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    Watch as we get so obsessed about which cards could use this move that we'll soon compile a full list of Pokemon cards that can use tackle. Same with the other Z-crystals! :p
     
  4. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Big Blacephalon next quarter :)
    MegaAbsol10

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    Currently, in Standard we'll have 2 fully evolved Pokemon that have the attack 'Tackle' when this comes out. Steelix from Celestial Storm, and Camerupt from Unified Minds (as can be seen above). I know attacking Steelix is kind of dead, but this could be nice in a revised version of it.
     
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  5. Panzerolas Aspiring Trainer
    Panzerolas

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    in steelix seems a very interesting tech for the deck as it sometimes has problems in dealing with some one hit KOs. and it already attacks with 3 energies, so one more or a second dce can be easily put to do that final KO
     
  6. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    This seems extremely powerful when combined with TCE - you pop a TCE on a pokémon and this item, and as long as you had one other energy (or a way to get it on there) you have an instant 200 damage. Seems like an easy one-off, especially in decks like Zapdos where it's very easy to get that extra energy on there, and it's easy to get this item via Jirachi or Volkner - assuming there is a way to get a Tackle pokémon in there cheaply anyway (I don't think any Eevees have tackle in Standard do they?)...
     
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  7. Stuart Elvers Aspiring Trainer
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    I think Normalium Z will be interesting as a tech to non-gx decks with a 1 or 2 of pokemon that have Tackle, that also have energy acceleration opportunities. Side Note: The weakness on Numel and Camerupt is not fire...
     
  8. Pokefam 65/400
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    All hail king bidoof!!!!
     
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  9. AlittleSTARme Aspiring Trainer
    AlittleSTARme

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    add porygon z to the mix
    and you get a deck worth one K.O
     
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  10. JoeyBoi Aspiring Trainer
    JoeyBoi

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    There are three interesting cards right there. I'm not sure that Jessie and James will receive much play but then again I could be very wrong. In a Malamar deck it could come in handy so I'm not going to say it will not receive any play as there are multiple decks it could be run in.

    Victini is practically made for the Birds and I think without Victini it would be a very difficult card to incorporate into many if not all decks. I know Arceus Prism Star could help if there was no Victini but you can only play one and it has a fairly specific attack condition.
     
  11. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Can someone tell me what is bad about this card? I'm not an expert but it seems insane to me
     
  12. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    Well, I think the sets are going to get up to 400 cards each anyway at this rate.
     
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  13. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
    Pokenerd

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    2 DCE for a garuntee of 200? No. Killing Pikarom only on a coin flip is bad. Well at least for 2 DCE.

    Camerupt doesn't hit numbers.
     
  14. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

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    Finally! The card to make Bidoof great again.
     
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  15. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    Some of them are, like ultra necrozma GX attack, snorlax GX attack, lycanroc GX from team up GX attack
     
  16. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    ghostium z! pls!
     
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  17. TheAquaPiplup I have been playing Glaceon-GX for way too long
    TheAquaPiplup

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    He means why aren't GX attacks called or refered to as Z moves
    Not why are the GX attacks not named the same as their in game counterparts
     
  18. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    Grassium Z please
     
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  19. TheVong BikaBika
    TheVong

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    does any lightning pokemon know how to use tackle?
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Normalium Z - Tackle become relevant now. If you want to see the full list of Pokemon with Tackle, watch google' vid because a loyal viewer named @A D V G Y M sent a list of Pokemon with Tackle, or just search on your own. Shining Celebi and Memory Energy won't work because they ALLOW you to use Tackle not gaining the move Tackle. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Numel/Camerupt - Good with Tackle. 4 Geodudes