Carracosta-GX, Dragonium Z, and Other Gym Promos Revealed!

We’re still not done tonight!

The next round of Gym promos have been revealed for Japan! When players attend Gym tournaments over the coming months, they’ll receive a booster pack with one of the following promo cards.

Thanks goes to Bangiras and Arantxa T. for the translations!

Carracosta-GX – Fighting – HP250
Stage 2 – Evolves from Tirtouga

Ability: High Density Armor
If this Pokemon is at max HP, any damage done to this Pokemon by your opponent’s attacks is reduced by 90 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[F][C][C][C] Ground Break: 160 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[C] Stone Age GX: Search your discard pile for any number of cards that evolve from Unidentified Fossil and play them onto your Bench. (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: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Dragonium Z (Dragon Claw) – 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 with a Dragon Claw attack, that Pokemon can use the GX attack on this card. (It still needs the necessary Energy to use the attack).

[C][C][C] Dragon Burn GX: 80x damage. Discard all basic Energy attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 80 damage for each card discarded in this way. (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).


Swadloon – Grass – HP70
Stage 1 – Evolves from Sewaddle

Ability: Curl of the Leaves
Any damage done to this Pokemon by attacks is reduced by 30 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[C] Bug Bite: 10 damage.

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

(A reprint from SM11 Miracle Twins, but with alternate artwork.)


Basculin  – Water – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C] Group Devour: This attack does 20 damage times the number of Basculin you have in play to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[C] Tackle: 10 damage.

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

(A reprint from SM11 Miracle Twins, but with alternate artwork.)


Exeggcute – Psychic – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Leech Seed: 10 damage. Heal 10 damage from this Pokemon.

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

(A reprint from SM11 Miracle Twins, but with alternate artwork.)


Crabrawler – Fighting – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C] Jab: 10 damage.

[F][C] Confront: 30 damage.

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


Igglybuff – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Quiet Voice
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep. Your turn now ends.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0

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  1. Jeff Stratford Aspiring Trainer
    Jeff Stratford

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    All the cards that have been revealed so far (theme decks, miracle set and this) are they gonna be apart of the August set
     
  2. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Yay Igglybuff and Fighting-type Carracosta! <3

    Also since I know people are going to be curious, these are the existing cards (through Unbroken Bonds) that have the move Dragon Claw:
    • EX Dragon Salamence 10
    • POP Series 1 Rayquaza 3
    • EX Emerald Rayquaza 9
    • EX Delta Species Latios d 9
    • EX Legend Maker Flygon ex 87
    • EX Holon Phantoms Latias d 11
    • Platinum Giratina Origin 28
    • Arceus Salamence 8
    • Dragons Exalted Zweilous 95
    • Dragon Vault Bagon 6
    • Dragon Vault Fraxure 14
    • Dragon Vault Kyurem 21
    • Plasma Storm Druddigon 94
    • Plasma Blast Axew 67
    • Plasma Blast Fraxure 68
    • Flashfire Druddigon 70
    • Roaring Skies Rayquaza EX 60
    • Breakthrough Axew 108
    • Breakthrough Axew 109
    • Guardians Rising Jangmo-o 98
    • Guardians Rising Hakamo-o 99
    • Guardians Rising Rayquaza 106
    • Crimson Invasion Hakamo-o 76
    • Celestial Storm Salamence 106
    • Dragon Majesty Dragonite GX 37
    • Dragon Majesty Druddigon 45
    • Dragon Majesty Jangmo-o 52
    • Dragon Majesty Hakamo-o 53
    • Team Up Dragonite 119
    • Trainer Kits Latios 2
     
  3. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

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    Now I need to exclude Igglybuff from my list :p
     
  4. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Igglybuff - cute for stall turns. I will call this. This is the alt art of the Igglybuff from Remix Bout. So that means, we'll get an Igglybuff in SM12. 3 Geodudes
    • Carracosta-GX - Getting all the Stage 1 Fossils is sometimes better than getting 1 from the deck but ends your turn.Nice ability. 4 energy 220. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Dragonium Z (Dragon Claw) - Since we have so many Pokémon that has Dragon Claw in the current format, this can literally OHKO Tag Teams if you discard 4 energy. Since its all Colorless, use Malamar, use Welder. 4 Geodudes
    • Crabrawler - Crabominable confirmed in Remix Bout.
     
  5. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

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    In Unified Minds, there will be eight Tag Team cards, nine additional Pokemon-GX, more than 25 Trainer cards, and two new Special Energy cards.

    Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor GX
    Psyduck & Slowpoke GX
    Raichu & Alolan Raichu GX
    Mew & Mewtwo GX
    Espeon & Deoxys GX
    Umbreon & Darkrai GX
    Mega Sableye & Tyranitar GX
    Garchomp & Giratina GX
    (?) Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno GX

    Heatran GX
    Keldeo GX
    Latios GX
    Jirachi GX
    Aerodactyl GX
    Weavile-GX
    Mawile GX
    Dragonite GX
    Naganadel GX

    Tag Switch
    Reset Stamp
    Black Belt
    Grimsley
    Coach Trainer
    Giant Stove
    Normalium Z Tackle
    Flynium Z Air Slash
    U-Turn Board
    Jessie & James
    Poke Maniac
    Blizzard Town
    Misty's Request
    Night City
    Blue's Strategy
    Cherish Ball
    Slumber Forest
    Giant Bomb
    Great Potion
    Stadium Navigator
    Unidentified Fossil
    Channeler
    Pokemon Research Lab
    Hapu
    (?) Tinnitus Bell
    (?) Blaine's Quiz Show

    Recycle Energy
    Weakguard Energy
     
  6. Kenatta_tcg Aspiring Trainer
    Kenatta_tcg

    Member

    @ronangorski is that list confirmed or just speculation? I have seen some of the cards on that list (i.e. cherish ball) mentioned, but never confirmed as coming to Unified Minds.
     
  7. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    Well, Unified Minds is supposed to consist of GG End, Sky Legends, and Miracle Twin. So however it is a speculation, it is based on 3 already revealed sets.
     
  8. AlittleSTARme Aspiring Trainer
    AlittleSTARme

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    Carracosta GX move looks neat idk when to play it though
     
  9. Wechselbalg Mr. Ros
    Wechselbalg

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    The GX attack is very bad imo because it's on a stage 2 fossil and the attack is something that you'd not want to use later than T2.
     
  10. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
    Ghostrickster

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    Well, at least Great Potion has a home now, with Carracosta-GX. It means it has effectively 390 HP with just 1 Great Potion, but attacks that do 140 or less damage will have trouble even 3HKO'ing Carracosta. The ability is really good, but being a Stage 2 fossil makes it a lot weaker. The main attack is alright, but nothing to write home about.
     
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  11. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    You can also include Dragonite GX from SM11 to the list of Pokémon with Dragon Claw as one of their attacks.
     
  12. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Carracosta! You’ve returned in splendor!
    This is an effective 340 HP monster dealing 220 damage a turn for 2 Energy while blocking Retreat and a GX attack that sets itself up.
    What doesn’t scream “powerhouse?” It’s not even a Tag Team!
     
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  13. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
    Sparkeagle

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    A part of me was expecting the dragon move to be Shred but Dragon Claw is definitely common as an attack for basics and stage 1s
     
  14. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
    AshCo

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    That Carracosta, in terms of the artwork, looks absolutely fantastic

    And, it's fighting type. And whenever I see fighting, I gotta see how I can make it work, because I love me some strong energy shenanigans.

    Edit: didn't even notice igglybuff until just now. It's so nice to see it back!
     
  15. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    HOLY F***ING S**T! CARRACOSTA IS GETTING A GX! THIS IS THE MOST INSANE THING IN HISTORY!
     
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  16. DarthPinkHippo Aspiring Trainer
    DarthPinkHippo

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    I love this Carracosta so dang much, I cant wait to build a deck around it.

    Also! Igglybuff for the first time in ages, sweet!
     
  17. Fafnirchaos Aspiring Trainer
    Fafnirchaos

    Member

    Igglybuff.... why? If I was a competitive collector, I would use that card as a noise maker on the back of a bicycle.
     
  18. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Just for the collectors. Igglybuff hasn’t been seen on a while, so collectors will want their hands on it.
    If you think this is bad, see some other Babies.
     
  19. Fafnirchaos Aspiring Trainer
    Fafnirchaos

    Member

    Yeah, no kidding
     
  20. Panzerolas Aspiring Trainer
    Panzerolas

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    Carracosta seems to be close to a MVP player, lets see if this support for fossil pokemon can be good enough to make it a top tier