Some of you might remember hearing disturbing rumors about an upcoming Dedenne-GX card that would have Shaymin-EX's infamous Set Up, but with the added effect of discarding your whole hand before drawing - in other words, it would be the return of the classic Professor Oak, one of the most broken cards in the Pokémon TCG's history. Such a card would be way too powerful for our current formats, right? Well, Dedenne-GX has just been fully revealed for the upcoming Night Unison set in Japan, and...
thankfully, it's not broken.
Dedenne-GX – Lightning – HP160
Ability: Dede Change
When you play this Pokemon from your hand to your Bench during your turn, you may discard your hand and draw 6 cards. You can only use 1 Dede Change Ability per turn.
[L][C] Static Shock: 50 damage.
[L][C] Zappy Return GX: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed. Return this Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your hand. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game).
When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
If you could spam Dede Change multiple times in a turn, it would have indeed been about as broken as the classic Professor Oak. But nope, the Ability was limited to one use per turn, which was a really smart move from Pokémon Card Lab. Granted, it still provides a good amount of extra draw power alongside your one Supporter for the turn, which I think will be especially nice in the Standard format, so it'll still be a valuable card.
What do you guys think?