The Pokémon Company sent out the following today.
In early 2017, the Pokémon TCG introduces the Sun & Moon Series and new Pokémon-GX cards. The term GX describes special attacks and special Pokémon that are completely new to the Pokémon TCG. These exciting advancements will require players to develop new tactics and strategy as they engage in one of the world’s most popular trading card games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lunar Fall-GX attack lets a player immediately Knock Out any of their opponent’s Basic Pokémon.
This is looking really cool and I hope fans of The Pokémon TCG enjoy this new addition.