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Dedenne-GX is Revealed... AND IT'S NOT BROKEN!


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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
Basic Pokemon


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)
Retreat: 1


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?

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Looks good.  I think it'll see play- though it is weaker than Shay in one important way: it needs to go GX to get back into the hand, and even then it can't do it for a dice.  Still, it's a very powerful ability, and decks that gotta go fast will probably have a copy or two.  I still prefer Lele, but this may do better than Shay in expanded.

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Granted they at least stopped the card from being completely insane, but boy, it looks strong as **** never the less.


Standard finally gets a reliable way to get cards in the discard pile (I'm looking at you, Rayquaza GX) and Expanded gets a strong tool for a lot of combo decks.

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This is basically Sycamore on a non-Supporter card. Even with a strict once per turn limitation, you can still Dedenne-GX and then use Cynthia (or any other supporter I guess). I wonder how much this will cost once it's released. I don't play much Stardard, but even with Shaymin-EX available I think I'd still like to have one of these for my Expaned decks, since sometimes discarding your whole hand can be more convenient than drawing up to 6 (specially if you're stuck with a hand full of things you can't use that turn).


I'm very excited for this card, looking forward to using it xd

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