Pokémon-GX Cards Revealed At 2016 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara took to the stage at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships opening ceremony, revealing Pokémon-GX will be added to the Pokémon Trading Card Game in early 2017.

These will come when the Sun & Moon Series is introduced, with the term GX used to describe special attacks and Pokémon that are completely new to the Pokémon TCG.

This will require players to plan new strategies, with The Pokémon Company outlining the new addition as below:

GX Attacks

Each Pokémon-GX has a devastating GX attack that can instantly reverse a player’s disadvantage or create an early-game advantage. A player can’t use more than one GX attack in a game, so deciding which GX attack to use and when poses a strategic challenge.

Pokémon-GX

In Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon, Pokémon-GX will make their first appearance. There are four defining characteristics of Pokémon-GX.

  • Only Pokémon-GX have GX attacks which can be used once per game.
  • Each Pokémon-GX has a maximum of two attacks in addition to its GX attack. Pokémon-GX have ordinary attacks and Abilities besides their GX attack. It’s possible to use different attacks as the situation demands.
  • Pokémon-GX have strong attacks and high HP, so they can overwhelm their opponent’s Pokémon without needing to rely on the GX attack.
  • This extra power comes with a price. When a Pokémon-GX is Knocked Out, the opponent takes two Prize cards, so players need to strategically decide when to use them.
  • Legendary Pokémon

    The Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala, who appear on the covers of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, will be featured in the Sun & Moon expansion as Pokémon-GX.

  • Solgaleo
  • The Sol Burst-GX attack allows a player to attach up to 5 Energy cards from their deck to their Pokémon in any way they like, making it a powerful attack that’s useful for super Energy acceleration.

  • Lunala
  • The Lunar Fall-GX attack lets a player immediately Knock Out any of their opponent’s Basic Pokémon.

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    After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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    1. So I wonder if tis add the energy cards to any pokemon on your bench, or its just Solgaleo, Any bench pokemon seems much more useful.

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