TAG TEAM Pokemon-GX Revealed -- "Pikachu & Zekrom-GX!'

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  1. ParPar Bug Catcher
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    Honestly, I don't hate this too much. People are still going to play around the "7 prize game" even more now, but with stronger pokemon. This mean Guzma and Counter catcher become even stronger, as being able to choose what you want to hit is even more important when your opponent wants to force you to take more prizes than needed.

    My biggest problems with this card don't come from this card, it comes from the interactions it has with other cards. The Lightning stadium drops the energy cost to 2 lightning for a 3 charge (from deck) and 150 damage. That's just absolutely ridiculous. This is also not a pokemon that non-fighting decks are going to be able to one shot (without one of their own) So what you have is not only a possible 2 energy attacker that loads three more energies, but a partner for electric magnezone that can be acerola'd without a care. Really scary stuff in a coming format that we assumed would be slowing down.
     


  2. Charizard=Life Aspiring Trainer
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    Could someone please explain why it’s weak to fighting? Just to balance the card so it won’t be too OP?
     
  3. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Electric Pokémon in the TCG have almost always been weak to Fighting. In the video games, Electric Pokemon are weak to Ground, which is translated to Fighting in the TCG
     
  4. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
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    Here’s a Tag Team mechanic question: The Tag Team Pokémon are always the same type, as far as we know. But, will it use official typing or TCG typing? In other words, could we have a Groudon/Machamp Tag Team because they’re both fighting types in the TCG?
     
  5. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Maybe I can get a Vaporeon and Pidgeot tag team card. I made one before and it looked cool. Never thought they would do something like this.
     
  6. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  7. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    Is this news? Let's Go represents a new mainline game as much as Nintendo originally marketed Pokémon Colosseum as a new mainline game. i.e. it's not.
     
  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    I mean, I personally had no doubts it would continue, but many fans don't follow these things that closely.
     
  9. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    That's fair. For me it's not news because even though at this point it is wholly unprecedented that they haven't decided to introduce a 'breakpoint' in the TCG sets like what PCG was to ADV, or what DPPt was to DP, etc., in some sense that's what the USUM sets have been, they just decided not to reset the set numbering system.

    I reckon at this point in SM's 'block' we're essentially in a third-stage 'LEGEND'-esque era, but these sorts of thing haven't ~always~ lined up with the video games that well. The precedent exists, yeah, but it's not a consistent one, and it would've been weirder if they used these weird sidegames/remakes to reset.

    EDIT: the point being, of course, you're right – most folks aren't going to be following along this closely.
     
  10. PandaPokemon Aspiring Trainer
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    Still, this tag team stuff looks ridiculous. Gonna break the game, unless they create a good counter
     
  11. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
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    i.e., baby Buzzwole.
     
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  12. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    Ultra Necrozma can easily OHKO with 3 Psychic Energy, and Buzzwole, although it loses a lot after rotation, can still counter it very easily

    The only real way I see this specific Tag Team working is this:
    -> Bench and use Zeraora's GX attack, putting 3 on it and 2 on the active Zeraora
    -> Bench another Zeraora GX, and power that one up with the Tag Team, hopefully not getting OHKO'd after this turn
    -> Acerola Tag Team, never use again
     
  13. Gen VIII?!? We've gone a long way...
     
  14. Wechselbalg

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    The problem is not that these tag teams are OP, but rather the fact that this is the sign of a ridicolous power creep that is to come in the future - I mean, three prizes for 1 KO? That's half of your prizes right there. And who knows, this might just be one of the worse tag team cards.
    Plus it's not exactly a very imaginative idea either as far as new game mechanics are concerned.
     
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  15. I think it depends on how you define imaginative.
     
  16. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
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    Considering it's a pretty mediocre card, it's always possible that his will be the best of the tag team cards and no power creep will occur
     
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  17. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I wonder how long it takes them to break this new mechanic.
     
  18. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
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    They'll print one broken Tag Teamer and insta "OH fudge EVERYONE IS ABUSING THIS NOW"
     
  19. Wechselbalg

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    Dude this is basically Pokemon EX on steroids, (+GX attack) but oh look now instead of 1 Pokemon there are 2 in the picture...I'm not sure in which universe would this count as imaginative. It literally brings nothing new to the game.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  20. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
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    That's beginning of the end, fellas
     

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