‘Porygon-Z-GX Box’ in September!

We can announce a new “Porygon-Z-GX Box” will release in America and Europe on September 13th!

It will retail for $19.99 and come with a Porygon-Z-GX promo, a jumbo version of the same card, four booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

Porygon-Z-GX was originally released as a promo for Japan’s Gym tournaments from March through May.

Porygon-Z-GX – Colorless – HP240
Stage 2 – Evolves from Porygon2

Ability: Troubleshooting
You may discard a Special Energy from this Pokemon. If you do, heal 80 damage from this Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Abnormal Fever: 160 damage. This Pokemon is now Burned.

[C] Fatal Error GX: Search your deck for up to 10 cards and discard them. Then, shuffle your deck. (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: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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  1. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    Bummed theres no full art
     
  2. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

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    I like the interesting effects.
     
  3. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    Wait... This can heal infinitely with Recycle Energy.
     
  4. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
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    I doubt it, but we could get the FA and SR in Unified Minds or Hidden Fates.
     
  5. Lechu v 2017 An overpowered godsend of a Pokemon
    Lechu v 2017

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    Interesting....
     
  6. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Be prepared for horrible pulls in this box guys... it comes out on Friday the 13th...
     
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  7. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    Kinda weird, it will be fun to see how people put it to use.
     
  8. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer
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    Porygon-Z with Crazy Code+recycle energy=you must one shot to kill this thing(not including the burn damage so really 230 hp)but still infinite healing loop incoming. Just suck that if you are fighting say Reshirzard if you use the Abnormal Fever attack you are a one shot at that point how ever if you can can set you field up fast enough you do have free retreat and don't have to worry too much about energy's or energy cost.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
  9. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Why burn, of all things?

    I mean, I dig it; Burn support is far less than Poison.

    I just find it... bizarre to apply a special condition to itself. Y'know?
     
  10. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    I would guess their intent is that Porygon-Z is overheating itself from its instability.
     
  11. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Porygon-Z has always been depicted as a hacked / unauthorized / malfunctioning upgrade to Porygon2. So I'm guessing it's like an overheating computer. This is why I love how the TCG depicts certain Pokemon -- they don't have to say much, but the way they create attacks and Abilities can tell you so much about a Pokemon.
     
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  12. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer
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    I I remember correctly Porygon-Z I even able to travel through cyber space.
     
  13. rewster1 Aspiring Trainer
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    Triple battle compressor (+1) as a GX attack, that could be... well I don't know what it'd be for, but someone will think of something. Infinite heal with recycle energy and baby porygon z is neat, but the attack is meh. Looked for porygon or porygon2 attacks to use with memory energy but in standard it's just "draw 2 cards" or do 30 damage or so.
     
  14. Spectre_Makoto Elon Musk is Steve Jobs' Nobody!
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    Basically the only things that can beat this, if the Ability translates correctly, is Reshizard after burn, the new Dragonite GX, any Fighting type that hits for 120 base, and anything that shuts off Abilities. It's not unbeatable, but have fun trying to kill this thing.

    As for the Burn effect, isn't there a Tool or Ability that prevent Special Conditions??
     
  15. rewster1 Aspiring Trainer
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    Cobalion GX and a metal energy would work.
     
  16. Alpacino Gen 5 needs more love
    Alpacino

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    It's an interesting card...against decks that aim to two-shot, its basically an auto-win, but against a deck that can do 200 DMG in a turn, it's an underwhelming Stage 2. This thing really hopes Choice Band doesn't get a reprint?
     
  17. rewster1 Aspiring Trainer
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    It's probably fair to say most decks are 2 shot (or spread), and most ohko decks now are fire, so you just need to tech for fire at the moment and you'd be set.
     
  18. Alpacino Gen 5 needs more love
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    That's a good point...by the time this comes out though, we'll have a lot of new heavy hitters: Mew&2 TTGX, Sabletar TTGX, and Dragonite GX to name a few. Lot of current Tag Teams also hit for 200 with their GX attacks.
     
  19. rewster1 Aspiring Trainer
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    I doubt we'll see choice band reprinted, and I'm not convinced anything but mewmewmew is seeing a lot of play. But that does mean two weaknesses to have to tech for.