Perhaps I'm jumping the gun on this a little bit since Alter Genesis isn't even fully revealed yet and errata can, but I want to imagine I'm not the only person thinking about how the GX/Tag Team era of the TCG is going to clash with the upcoming V/V-MAX era of the TCG. The main thing I want to accomplish with this thread is to compile a complete list of every card we know that will be in standard format for at least one more year (perhaps even more, i.e. Cherish Ball) that are exclusively effective on only GX Pokemon. I think I'll be able to cover the big ones myself, but I'm not fully knowledgeable on all card effects since I don't follow the TCG that closely so all help is appreciated (and I'll try to edit in everyone's additions to put it all in one spot) I also want to open discussion on how people think GX decks (namely Tag Team) will fall into the mix. I hope this discussion will be on-going since obviously right now all we mostly have is pure speculation, but there are some incredibly crucial cards, i.e. Great Catcher, that I feel will have a pretty significant impact. Just like how Greninja BREAK still saw play during the dawn of the GX era, I do expect there to be some Tag Team decks that will perform throughout the upcoming standard format, but I think there's definitely more to think about and talk about when era shifts happen. So without further ado, the list: Pokemon Glaceon GX Hoopa Alolan Ninetales (Fairy, Luminous Barrier) Electrode GX (bringing this up because the ability doesn't work for GX Pokemon but can be applied to V/V-MAX) Salamance GX (same as Electrode. The ability could give free retreat to all V/V-MAX Pokemon but not to GX). Persian GX Celesteela GX Keldeo GX Latios GX Mewtwo & Mew GX Umbreon & Darkrai GX Aerodactyl GX Items Choice Helmet All Fairy Charms All Memories (In case they print a Silvally V/V-MAX this season) Beast Bringer Dusk Stone Electromagnetic Radar Cherish Ball Tag Switch Tag Whistle (a bit of a weird one since not exclusive to Tag Team Pokemon only) Great Catcher Stadiums Shrine of Punishment Power Plant Brock's Pewter City Gym Misty's Cerulean Gym Supporters Bonnie (technically I guess) Coach Trainer Brock's Training Misty's Water Command Red & Blue My immediate thoughts about V/V-MAX decks are that Shrine of Punishment, Power Plant, and Great Catcher are going to be 3 of the most impactful cards that they will be immune to and will be part of the appeal of playing a V/V-MAX deck to begin with. Things will kind interesting and/or awkward because you might play a Tag Team deck assuming that people aren't going to play Great Catcher because they assume they'll run into a V deck more often than a GX deck. I think Custom Catcher might become the gusting item of choice again come February strictly because it doesn't matter what kind of deck you run into. Anyway, I think I've already gotten too long winded (as I usually do), so I'll cut it right there. Interested to hear other people's thoughts and if I missed any cards to consider.