Clear Image of Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX!

We now have the first look at a clear image of Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX!

Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX – Psychic – HP270
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM)

[P][P][P] Night Watch: 150 damage. Choose 2 random cards from your opponent’s hand. Your opponent reveals those cards and shuffles them into their deck.

[P][C]+ Pale Moon GX: At the end of your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Pokemon will be Knocked Out. If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra [P] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), discard all Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3

The text I posted yesterday was based on the blurry product image, but was mostly correct!

The promo will be SM217.

As posted before, the “Pale Moon-GX Box” will release in America and Europe on October 25th to celebrate Halloween. It will retail for $19.99 and come with a promo Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX, a jumbo version of the card, four booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

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  1. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer


    This now makes it viable in MewMew decks
  2. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"


    Still obnoxious.
  3. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.


    Can someone explain why people are saying this is good for MewMew decks? Like as an alternate attacker, or to be copied? And why?
  4. Duo Basking in the glory of Milotic V


    Mewtwo & Mew's ability allows it to use the attacks of any other GX Pokemon that's either on your bench OR in your discard pile which I assume you already know.

    This gives Mewtwo & Mew access to a very highly disruptive attack on top of the other things it runs in its kit (like Latios GX for anti-tag team).

    A Welder-based Mewtwo & Mew deck running Reshizard and a bunch of other toolbox Pokemon proved to be one of the better builds, but granted Trevenant & Dusknoir requires all Psychic energy for its first attack, this opens the door for Malamar-based Mewtwo & Mew decks to "take the lead" focusing on Psychic energy acceleration and disruption.

    The GX attack is also arguably better than Espeon and Deoxys GX's since the energy costs are substantially lower for the full effect, but the trade off is that you aren't getting an immediate KO and your opponent can play Switch and knockout a 1 prize utility Pokemon (like a Malamar) instead.

    The other benefit to it is that you have a Psychic Pokemon that isn't weak to Psychic, so you can front line it even if you don't have Jirachi in play and you aren't ever afraid of Power Plant vs. other Psychic attackers because of it. This also makes Trevenant & Dusknoir GX + Power Plant a pretty powerful deck in its own right for the very same reason.
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  5. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    As I said earlier: If they switched out then no Pokémon would be knocked out (the effect is on the Pokémon, not on the player), assuming the text is correct (it would say "At the end of your opponent's next turn, their Active Pokémon will be knocked out" or similar otherwise - the Defending Pokémon refers specifically to the _now_ active Pokémon, so it's an effect on the Pokémon not on the player). Otherwise generally agree with your post.
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  6. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer


    Some decks don't play switch now a days, and without energies (assuming you're using the plus effect of the GX), heavy ttgxes won't be able to get out of the way in time.
    Admittedly it's not useful all the time, but the GX attack, (combined with its disruption) could be pretty useful at times.
    (also TT2 GX attack on a TTGX would be funny, cause it's in itself a disruption - get your mon out of active or pay)
  7. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Yep - I do think that if this becomes common (say, as part of Mew Toolbox) switch will go back to being a staple in decks (plus a way to find a switch!)...
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  8. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover


    Double Custom Catcher and Pale Moon GX is hilarious.
  9. xTITAN Training Aspirer


    Seems really mediocre. The first attack is good, but Mally is the only deck that can use it, and the GX attack sucks.
  10. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer


    Night Watch
    Night's Watch

    I think not.
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  11. Shafninja Aspiring Trainer


    [P][C]+ Pale Moon GX: At the end of your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Pokemon will be Knocked Out

    This reads like it means no matter if they switch. "will be knocked out" means "it doesn't matter whether this attack affected the current active Pokemon". Because if it only affects the pokemon in the active at the time of the attack it would read:

    [P][C]+ Pale Moon GX: The Defending Pokemon that this attack affected is Knocked Out at the end of your opponent’s next turn.

    To avoid confusion they really should've said:

    [P][C]+ Pale Moon GX: At the end of your opponent’s next turn, the opponents Active Pokemon will be Knocked Out
  12. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    215. Mew
    216. Porygon-Z GX?
    217.) Dusknoir & Trevenant GX
    231. Champions Festival
  13. PokéMatthew95 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    "The Defending Pokémon" is a key term in the Pokémon TCG that specifically means the Pokémon that is directly affected by the attack. The term is able to make this distinction because that specific Pokémon and only that specific Pokémon is the one who "defend[ed]" against the attack. The term is also useful because it can refer to the opponent's active Pokémon without using the word "opponent," making it clear that the effects of the attack are borne by the Pokémon alone and not the opponent. If the effect of Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX's GX attack made it so that any Pokémon in the opponent's Active slot would be Knockout Out, then, since all effects are removed from a Pokémon when it switches out, the effect would have to apply to the opponent. The use of the different key term "The Opponent's Active Pokémon" makes this distinction, putting any effects on the opponent so that they will apply to any Active Pokémon.