News Japan's SM4+ Set: 'GX Battle Boost!'

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  1. JeroenM Aspiring Trainer
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    Just to be sure.. Question about de GX attack.

    Blaster GX: 180 damage. Turn each of your face-down cards face up. (Those cards stay face-up for the rest of the game.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

    It says 'Turn each of your face-down cards face up" So probably only your Prize cards.. But why doesn't it just say turn up your prize cards? Could something new be coming? And why doesn't your entire deck count as face-down cards? Or does it count..?
     
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  2. uncleyuri

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    'Turn each of your face down cards face up'

    Prizes are face down but so is your deck. Is this just limited to prizes or are you also turning your deck face up as well?
     
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  3. I expect the GX attack just to affect prize cards.

    Notice that all of the UB cards GX attacks interact with the prize cards in some way.
     
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  4. Kyrushi Squirrel
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    Alola Dugtrio and Dhelmise are both excellent partners for this card.
     
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  5. ImDaBanana The real world Nanab Berry!
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    The GX attack has the same wording as Town Map's Japanese print, so I'm very confident in saying this was a translation error and it only effects prize cards.
     
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  6. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Celesteela GX - TOO MUCH EXPENSIVE!! The first atk makes Dugtrio do the job. The second atk is...ugghh!! The GX At doesn't deserve to being used as an early-game atk. If it is for just DCE, Go ahead and use it to look if your good cards were prized or not. High HP, Weak to Raichu and Xurkie, Searchable by Heavy Ball, 2-3 Geodudes.
    @WastedSkyPirate , that is basically the whole gimmick of Ultra Beasts.
     
  7. MetaCall ADVGYM
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    Mount Lanakila w/ A. Dugs could be nice! BUTT will do nothing vs. Free Retreaters. #Meh
     
  8. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    It seems as though this is one of the more happier of the ultrabeast judging from it's smiling tiny face.
     
  9. DarkSentinel66 Aspiring Trainer
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    Starting the game with a 200hp mon rather than your vulnerable little beldum isn't the worst thing in the world. And it's gx hits hard enough for all of the common threats out there. The steel typing with lout fire weakness is also very nice. Overall a good tech in any Metagross deck but certainly not meta changing in any sense. I am interested to see if the gx applies to the deck as well or maybe just the top card of your deck maybe? Otherwise you'd be flipping your whole deck over and the top card would be at the bottom.
     
  10. BKRapper Aspiring Trainer
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    Assuming the GX attack is referring to prize cards only, would you flip your prizes before or after taking a prize if you got a knockout with that attack?
     
  11. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful
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    It would be super interesting if it hinted at something new coming. I know others are saying this is a translation slip up but there is always room to hope. Maybe something new could be on the way, like making a certain active card or card in hand a prize card your opponent can only take after taking the first 5 prizes? Thus really setting your opponent back if you can pick out a really influential card. It wouldn't synergize with this card but just a thought lol
     
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  12. Goldbot123 Aspiring Trainer
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    I think Celesteela could be very good in Solgaleo, who is way more susceptible to fire attackers, and since Solgale uses DCE shouldnt be as hard to power Celesteela up. Might require Dhelmise or Alolan Dugtrio to be good
     
  13. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
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    I agree that this could be an okay one-of in Solgaleo for the odd weakness matchup, it's a meh card but it's not unplayable.

    Most of the UBs are in that place, everyone calls them horrible when they're strictly okayish, something you could play in casuals or online effectively but not something you'd take to an event.
     
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  14. I believe you would flip them up before taking a prize as effects resolve before you check for Knock Outs.
     
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  15. carrotfoot Aspiring Trainer
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    I was hoping for a GX attack effect more unique than Town Map.
     
  16. Goldbot123 Aspiring Trainer
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    It might have a fun PTCGO deck with Alolan Dugtrio and Mount L, but for the most part i culd see it as a possible metagross tech for Volcanion, and a Solgaleo tech for Volcanion. outside of that it is deliciously mediocre.

    I do agree though that none of the Ultra Beasts are "bad". most of them are just more of a tech kind of pokemon rather than something to make a deck out of (Except Guzzlord and maybe Buzzwole)
     
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  17. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
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    I can see someone trying to build a Celesteela GX deck with Alolan Dugtrio as support to boost Rocket Fall. A Metal Energy and DCE isn't terrible for an attack cost. You could easily get it charged up and have a Dugtrio on the bench Turn 2. You can also use Heavy Ball which is always good. And you also can use Dhelmise, however I haven't ran any damage calculations yet to see if Dhelmise's +10 attack boost is worth it. Plus it's GX attack can OHKO Golisopod with a Choice Band. The fact that it OHKOs Gardevoir easily and isn't weak to Fire are great strengths. I don't see if being a Tier 1 deck, but I don't think it's bad.

    I think it'll be best utilized as a tech in Metagross decks. Being able to accelerate energies onto it in one turn so you can get those OHKOs on things like Golisopod, while giving you a strong attacker that's not weak to Fire is good.
     
  18. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Could be a decent tech attacker in metal Silvally GX deck with Mount Lanakila. The card would be much better if the damage of the second and third attack were switched.
     
  19. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
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    Good observation! Yeah.... I wonder...
     
  20. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    Not bad actually, i can see this being played quite a lot since it can OHKO gardy and it isn't weak to fire so yeah i'm really looking forward to make a deck with this card and alolan dugtrio + mount lanakila and maybe dhelmise, we'll see
     
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