5 New Pokemon Cards You May Not Know About

Okay, so if you’re a mega-fan, gotta-catch-em-all-and-has Pokemon Master, you may have already heard about some of these cards. We respect that. In fact, come talk to us at the store because we LOVE a nerd who knows their stuff. But for the rest of you, this article might have some exciting news about Pokemon’s newest releases! 

 

Whether you’re trying to complete your collection, get a jump on your next tournament, or you just like to stay in the know for your favorite Poke-fandom, let’s review the latest and greatest! We’ll start with the oldest releases and work our way up to what’s coming out this February 2020!

Mewtwo and Mew GX promo card

Mewtwo was traditionally the most powerful of the first generation Pokemon. While that’s been balanced with the addition of over 600 new Pokemon (there are, as of now, 807), this card lives up to previous panache and adds the ability Perfection and the attack Miracle Twin GX. You can get the card in the Mewtwo & Mew GX Tin (released September 2019) which also comes with:

 

  • 4 Pokemon TCG booster packs
  • 1 Metal Tag Team GX marker
  • 1 Pokemon TCG Online code card

 

The Perfection ability allows you to use the attacks of any Pokémon GX or EX on your bench or in the discard pile – so long as you still use the necessary energy required. 

 

The Miracle Twin GX attack deals 200 plus damage and costs two psychic energy and one colorless energy cards. If Mew has at least one extra energy attached to it at the time of attack, you can heal all damage to each of your Pokemon. Talk about OP!

Garchomp & Giratina GX promo card

The Garchomp & Giratina GX promo card was also released in September 2019 with the Garchomp & Giratina GX Tin which also included:

 

  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 1 Metal Tag Team GX marker
  • 1 Pokémon TCG Online code card

 

Garchomp is a dual-type Dragon/Ground Pokemon introduced in the 4th generation. With this card, two attacks and a move are added to this pseudo-legendary Pokemon’s arsenal – Linear Attack, Calamity Edge, and the GX move GG End respectively. 

 

Linear Attack does 40 damage to one of your opponent’s benched Pokémon, which costs one colorless energy card. 

 

Calamity Edge attack does a whopping 160 plus damage for the low, low cost of one psychic, one fighting, and one colourless energy card. You get an extra 80 points of damage if your opponent’s active Pokémon already has any damage on it. 

 

The GX move GG End is a real kicker for old Garchomp. For two psychic energy cards and one fighting energy card, you can discard one of your opponent’s Pokémon and any cards attached to it. Then (yes there’s more!), if this card has at least three extra fighting energy attached to it, you can choose to discard two of your rival’s Pokémon, and the cards attached to them, instead.

 

Porygo-Z GX card

What can we say? This was our fun pick. Porygon-Z has a kind of cult following from lovers of the bizarre. It first appeared in the fourth generation when it evolved from a Porygon by trading it with a Dubious Disc. If we’re being honest…this is a weird Pokemon. And this card is equally as weird! It’s strange and unpredictable, but what it lacks in practicality it makes up for in some truly hilarious and wild plays. 

 

Porygo-Z GX comes in the Porygon-Z GX Box which also includes:

 

  • 1 Jumbo-sized full art holographic promo Porygon-Z GX card
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 1 Pokémon TCG Online code card

 

The ability Troubleshooting allows you to heal 80 damage if you discard a special energy.

 

The attack Abnormal Fever deal 160 damage in exchange for three colourless energy cards. The side effect is that Porygon-Z GX is now burned. 

 

The GX move Fatal Error allows you to search your deck for up to 10 cards and then discard them. A potentially useful move when wielded correctly. 

 

New Sword and Shield Cards!

We’re counting these as four and five on the list because there are several that are coming out and have been hinted at in released trailers. Now for the GOOD stuff! New Sword and Shield cards come out in February 2020 introducing a new archetype called VMax. We knew these would drop, but the introduction of a new archetype will hopefully shake up the metagame a little. VMax is what they call Pokemon that can Gigantamax or Dynamax. 

 

These are powerful cards and they require Pokemon V cards of the same Pokemon to play them. Like Tag Team GX cards, these powerful creatures give your opponent three Prize Cards when defeated.

 

We’ve seen Lapras, Snorlax, and Meowth feature the VMax feature and teased in the trailer were Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Intelleon. Snorlax (this writer’s personal favorite!) will also be included.

 

If you have any questions about Pokemon – playing, trading, buying, or selling – come to Game Goblins! We host tournaments, buy, sell, and trade Pokemon cards and (as we’ve mentioned) are down to talk about pretty much anything Pokemon related at the drop of any style of hat.