'Explosive Impact,' Japan's SM8 Set; Raises Questions About Switch Release

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  1. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    This card is amazzzzzing.
     
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  2. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh... Oh my. That's a card alright
     
  3. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
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    Im still mad about not getting Mew GX, but shuckle???
     
  4. Dragon Bug Aspiring Trainer
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    This card is fantastic. I really love Shuckle in the video games and this card captures him perfectly. Just play him with all the energy disruption and you are good to go. Love this little guy.
     
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  5. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, one good thing is that this is Shuckle's first time as a GX/EX/Prime or anything similar.

    But the good things end there because the rest of this card is hot garbage. First off 170 HP on a Pokemon worth two prize cards is never a good idea. Next up is the ability, which is very niche has most Pokemon require 3 energies for most of their attacks in this meta. Afterwards. we have it's Triple Poison attack which is very underwhelming for a Pokemon GX with only one normal attack, especially one with so little health. If it did 40 or 50 in between turns, it might be worth it but even then probably not. And finally, there is it's GX attack which is atrocious. It does 40 damage and paralyses the opponent's Pokemon. I get that this can be used after Triple Poison to get 130 on the opponent's active before they can attack but the problem is 130 doesn't knock out anything except plain basics and stage 1s and do you really want to waste your GX attack for the game when almost literally any other GX attack could either OHKO most other GX Pokemon or dramatically change the game around via other means?

    All in all, this card is an absolute joke. I can just imagine whoever was designing dying from laughter because it was so bad. The worst part about it isn't it's unplayability, it's the fact that you have to pity the person who pulls this as one of their ultra rares, especially if it's their Full Art or Rainbow Rare.
     
  6. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
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  7. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    ...Shuckle-GX.
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    Seriously... a Shuckle-GX! I can't believe they did this! I'm laughing like mad right now! Now they need to make a Farfech'd-GX and Illumise-GX someday. "^_^"

    As for the card it itself, I see it not winning games on its own - but it could make a pretty nice 'lead' card for many decks. If your opponent uses a low energy deck, you can just wall it with poison, and drive them mad as you develop your side of the field. The GX attack is a throwaway stall move, but it lets you access Hala early.

    True, Alolan Muk is a counter, but it is also extra investment in a deck to stop this one card. Plus, by the time your opponent gets it out, you probably will have a more developed field to work an deal with the opponent's strategy. Definitely a nice tech option in stage 2 decks - particularly Non-GX ones.
     
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  8. AshCo Payne-ful
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    I really do hope they keep these weird Pokemon as GX cards coming, as a collector it makes me really happy. It's been going especially strong lately with stuff like Sigilyph and Magcargo but this especially takes the cake. Keep it coming, Pokemon. Keep it coming.
     
  9. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
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    PTCGI: Hmmm everyone is wanting a Suicune GX, what should we make?
    Employee: hOw aBoUt ShUcKlE Gx?
     
  10. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.
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    What a pleasant surprise,i love shuckle.
    I'm really hoping for a full art version.
    This is definitely one of my favorite GX cards.
     
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  11. Gamerdynasty4ever Aspiring Trainer
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    Why can’t we get Pyukumuku GX???
     
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  12. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    1 word.
    Rayquaza.
     
  13. Ghidreigon Aspiring Trainer
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    A gx attack that does 40 damage????
     
  14. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
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    Budget serviper deck here we go
     
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  15. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
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    Me. GOOOOO SHUCKLE!! But seriously, I need to find a way to use this thing. Maybe with Seviper?
     
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  16. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    Maybe now I can finally get a Cofagrigus GX!
     
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  17. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh yeah, here comes the anti-energy / wall deck (enhanced hammer, crushing hammer, eneporter, etc). Move over Sylveon, there is a new king of annoying decks to play against.

    And "Shuckle" "GX" just has an anti-ring to it.

    Karma = running into a Malamar or VikuBulu deck and getting crushed.
     
  18. Mega Mewthree... A new threat has appeared.
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    Will be sort of annoying against beast box. Does DCE count as 2 energy or 1?
     
  19. Attix Electric Delivery Driver from Washington
    Attix

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    Two.

    Also, what even is this
     
  20. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
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    It seems good in mill decks. Hammer away and wall the heck out of your opponent. You don't play it for its attacks, although committing an energy to force your opponent to eventually retreat or lose that pokemon isn't necessarily a bad thing.
     

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