Mewtwo-GX, Erika To Be Awarded at Japan’s Draft Tournaments This Summer!

Like the last two summers, Japan will be holding draft tournaments for SM11a Remix Bout this July. These tournaments are basically Japan’s version of our prereleases. Last year, the Thunderclap Spark tournaments awarded full art and rainbow rare versions of Zekrom-GX.

This year, the tournaments will award full art and rainbow rare versions of Mewtwo-GX. Players will also receive an Erika promo for participating.

Mewtwo-GX – Psychic – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[P][P][C] Super Psy Bolt: 110 damage.

[P][P][C] Psycho Crush GX: 120 damage. Discard all Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon. (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: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

(These are new full art and rainbow rare versions of the Mewtwo-GX from the Family Box set.)

Erika – Trainer

Each player may draw up to 3 cards. (You draw first.)

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

(This is a new reprint of Erika from the classic Gym Heroes set.)

No specific details have been announced for how players can win the different prints of Mewtwo-GX. While last time only 100 copies of Zekrom-GX’s rainbow rare version were printed, this time there will be 300 for Mewtwo. So the awards format will probably be different this year.

Japan first held draft tournaments for Shining Legends in 2017, which awarded a full art Masked Royal promo (it was never released in English). Last year for SM7a Thunderclap Spark, they held two different types of tournaments you could go to which awarded either a full art Zekrom-GX promo or a rainbow rare version (you couldn’t get both at any one tournament, you had to go to two).

Thanks goes to Tunu and Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. PokemonMasterNate Braizard let's go!!!


    Another Mewtwo? Nice.
  2. ninetales1234 Biscuit Taste-Tester


    "Each player may draw up to 3 cards"
    Wonder if it will be legal to play, if both players choose not to draw any cards. When you play it, you know if you're going to choose not to draw, but you don't know if your opponent is going to choose not to draw!

    This is one of those "can't play a trainer for no effect" situations, which will never come up, but I still hope we are able to get an answer to.
    Otaku, Hyrum and Orlandito2012 like this.
  3. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended


    Because there needs to be more Mewtwo GX.
  4. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB


    Don't worry, if last year's Zekrom are any indication we'll never even get these Mewtwo-GX.
    Gwen and sw_bionic like this.
  5. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof


    You will get to play it. It's essentially like a flippy card in this ruling, I'd assume.
    ninetales1234 likes this.
  6. Vaskemaskinen Henlo ^^


    Why cant i force my opponent to draw 3 cards?
    Mill players, we are being oppressed. Mill players rise up!
  7. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof


    Mill will be dead by the time Erika releases
    CrownAxe likes this.
  8. Yair64 Aspiring Trainer


    IF it gets released
  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    • Erika - Erika is so good.. It was a Supporter card. 4-5 Geodudes
  10. Otaku The wise fool?


    Oh wow...

    One of the crazy things I've been wishing for happened: Erika re-released as a Supporter! At least, if I understand correctly, that means older copies of Erika in Unlimited are either no longer legal to play or have to be played as if they were the new Supporter version.

    We get a few more "reprints" like this, and Unlimited might actually become a not-totally-broken Format. Ridiculously expensive, but not a place dominated by first turn wins/locks.
    TheAquaPiplup likes this.
  11. fleshrum April in Kalos...


    this is a straight retrain of the original erika trainer card!! WOWZA