The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series is set to launch in early 2017, and when it does, players will be able to battle with stronger Pokémon that can use tougher attacks than ever before. These powerful Pokémon-GX and their GX attacks are so devastating that they can turn around a player's fortune in an instant, demanding that the opponent respond with new tactics. They also bring interesting strategic decisions, because a player can't use more than one GX attack in a game!
Just how devastating is a GX attack? How about being able to search your deck for 5 Energy cards and attach them to your Pokémon in any way you like with Solgaleo-GX's Sol Burst-GX attack? Or immediately Knocking Out one of your opponent's Basic Pokémon with Lunala-GX's Lunar Fall-GX attack? With the right Pokémon-GX in your deck, it's possible!
But beware, properly using Pokémon-GX in battle takes preparation—because while they are powerful, Pokémon-GX have strict restrictions and carry heavy risks.
What Players Need to Know about Pokémon-GX
A player can use only one GX attack per game. (That's one total, not one per Pokémon-GX!)
Each Pokémon-GX has a maximum of two attacks in addition to its GX attack.
Pokémon-GX have strong attacks and high HP, so they can overwhelm the opponent's Pokémon without needing to rely on the GX attack.
All of this power comes at a price. When your Pokémon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes two Prize cards. Think carefully about how and when to use your Pokémon-GX in battle.
Pokémon-GX are shaping up to make big changes to Pokémon TCG strategy and play. Stay up to date with all of the Pokémon-GX news as we approach the launch of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series in early 2017 by checking out Pokemon.com for the latest Pokémon TCG news, previews, and analysis.