Sun and Moon: Gumshoos GX and more!

//Sun and Moon: Gumshoos GX and more!

Sun and Moon: Gumshoos GX and more!

More Pokemon from the new Sun and Moon expansion set have been revealed!

Gumshoos GX

First with the goodies, Gumshoos GX.

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Gumshoos GX

Gumshoos GX – Normal – HP 210
Stage 1 – Evolves from Yungoos

Ability: Inspect
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may have your opponent reveal his or her hand.

[C][C][C] Flying Headbutt: 100 damage.

[C] Gum Chance GX: 10+ damage.
This attack does 50 more damage for each Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.
(You can’t use more than 1 GX attack a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

While there’s nothing special about Gumshoos GX’s attacks, doing only 100 damage for 3 energy (although colorless, do a DCE + any basic would work), and its GX attack does 10 base damage +50 for each energy attached to the opponent’s active, its Ability is what stands out. Knowing exactly what cards your opponent has each turn can be very useful knowledge.

Oftentimes what you play and how you play depend on what your opponent might do. Do they have a Lysandre? Will they use N? Do they have enough energy? With Gumshoos GX’s Inspect Ability you can see your opponent’s hand each turn! Of course your opponent might top-deck that unknown card you were hoping that they wouldn’t get, but it can still be very helpful in your strategy.

Personally I see Gumshoos GX as a tech-in card that many decks will use, simply for its Ability.
Yeah,

  1. Gumshoos is a Stage 1,
  2. Its attacks aren’t that great,
  3. It’ll be mostly on your Bench,
  4. And yes it’s worth 2 prizes.

However, I think it may see somewhat decent play. After all, it’s harder to Knock Out than a Shaymin-EX, with 210 HP. Also it’s GX attack might prevent your opponent from attaching too much energy (DCEs and Double Dragon Energy) to their Active with the looming threat of Gum Chance GX. Of course, once you use any GX attack in a game, all bets are off.

Watch: More Details of Gumshoos GX

Here’s a very nice video from all-things Pokemon TCG, Ross, from Ptcgradio. Ross goes through all the details of Gumshoos GX and why he thinks it could be a fantastic tech card.

 

Alolan Meowth, Free Attacks, and More!

Also revealed were Alolan Meowth, Grubbin, and Yungoos, the Basic previous evolution of Gumshoos GX.

Alolan Meowth is an interesting case, as it’s the first Pokemon in a while to feature a “free” attack.

Alolan Meowth

Alolan Meowth

Alolan Meowth’s only attack is Fury Swipes, which costs zero energy! Free attacks haven’t been seen much since baby Pokemon from the HeartGold & SoulSilver sets.

Alolan Meowth – Darkness – HP 70
Basic Pokemon

[0] Fury Swipes: 10x damage.
Flip 3 coins. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1

What do you Think?

Remember, the first Sun & Moon set is launching in Japan on December 9, 2016 and in the US on February 3, 2017!

More Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon news is sure to come! Check out previous Sun & Moon news.

Let me know what you think about the new Gumshoos GX, Alolan Meowth and the rest of the revealed Sun & Moon cards in the comments below.

By | 2016-10-22T23:43:51+00:00 October 17th, 2016|News|1 Comment

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Lincoln is the creator of PTCGOhub.com and is an avid Pokemon fan. Lincoln has enjoyed the video game series starting with Pokemon Yellow, and a fan of the Pokemon Trading Card Game since the original Base Set.

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  1. Dinosaur March 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I made a Donald Trump deck with it.
    This is it:
    Carbink (Fates Collide 50/124) x2
    Machamp-EX (Ancient Origins 37/98) x2
    Sandygast (Sun and Moon 74/149) x2
    Palossand (Sun and Moon 75/149) x2
    Pikipek (Sun and Moon 106/149) x3
    Trumbeak (Sun and Moon 107/149) x2
    Toucannon (Sun and Moon 108/149) x1
    Yungoos (Sun and Moon 109/149) x2
    Gumshoos-GX (Sun and Moon 110/149) x1
    Regirock (XY Ancient Origins 40/98) x1
    Energy Retrieval (Evolutions 77/108) x4
    Great Ball (Boundaries Crossed 129/149) x4
    VS Seeker (Phantom Forces 109/119) x1
    Max Elixir (BREAKpoint 102/122) x2
    Misty’s Determination (BREAKpoint 104/122) x1
    Psychic’s Third Eye (BREAKpoint 108/122) x3
    Wally (Roaring Skies 94/108) x1
    Brigette (BREAKthrough 134/162) x1
    Brock’s Grit (Evolutions 74/108) x1
    Pokémon Center Lady (Generations 68/83) x2
    Bursting Balloon (BREAKpoint 97/122) x2
    Fighting Energy x20

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