Pokémon-GX (TCG)

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An example of a Pokémon-GX
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Pokémon-GX (Japanese: ポケモンGX Pokémon GX), officially written Pokémon-GX, are a variant of Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They were first introduced in the Sun & Moon expansion (the Collection Sun and Collection Moon expansions in Japan). Pokémon-GX have a stylized GX graphic on the card name.

Pokémon-GX work very similarly to both Pokémon-EX from the Black & White and XY series and Pokémon-ex from the EX Series. They possess considerably higher HP and stronger attacks compared to their regular counterparts. However, when a Pokémon-GX is Knocked Out, the opponent takes two Prize cards instead of one. Also like Pokémon-ex, Pokémon-GX are classified with their usual stage of Evolution, contrary to Pokémon-EX which had fully-evolved Pokémon as Basic Pokémon.

The main trait that makes Pokémon-GX differ from previous variant Pokémon is their exclusive mechanic called GX attacks. These attacks are based on the Z-Moves mechanic introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon and like them, have more powerful effects and/or damage output than normal attacks. However, a player can only use one GX attack per game. A special GX marker is used to take note of whether the player has already used its GX attack or not.

Aesthetically, the artwork on Pokémon-GX covers most of the card, with the background illustration fading into the top and bottom-most areas, while still having the Pokémon break the card's borders (following on previous Pokémon variant cards). As such, the card text presented across the artwork is outlined, resembling Full Art cards. A bar containing the GX attack name separates it from the other attacks and the effect text is colored blue. Finally, the card border features a black line running over it.

Pokémon-GX released on main expansions and sub-sets are usually accompanied by Full Art and Secret Hyper Rare prints.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon-GX

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Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
SnorlaxGX Colorless SM Black Star Promos   SM05 SM-P Promotional cards   001/SM-P
DecidueyeGX Grass Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 12/149 Sun & Moon Starter Set   004/059
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 003/051
SM Black Star Promos     Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 052/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 146/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 059/051
LurantisGX Grass Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 15/149 Collection Moon RR 006/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 138/149 Collection Moon SR 061/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 150/149 Collection Moon HR 067/060
IncineroarGX Fire Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 27/149 Sun & Moon Starter Set   011/059
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 009/051
SM Black Star Promos     Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 053/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 147/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 060/051
LaprasGX Water Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 35/149 Collection Sun RR 016/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 139/149 Collection Sun SR 061/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 151/149 Collection Sun HR 067/060
PrimarinaGX Water Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 42/149 Sun & Moon Starter Set   014/059
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 016/051
SM Black Star Promos     Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 054/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 149/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 061/051
EspeonGX Psychic Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 61/149 Collection Sun RR 024/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 140/149 Collection Sun SR 062/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 152/149 Collection Sun HR 068/060
LunalaGX Psychic Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 66/149 Collection Moon RR 028/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 141/149 Collection Moon SR 062/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 153/149 Collection Moon HR 068/060
SM Black Star Promos   SM17      
UmbreonGX Darkness Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 80/149 Collection Moon RR 037/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 142/149 Collection Moon SR 063/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 154/149 Collection Moon HR 069/060
SolgaleoGX Metal Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 89/149 Collection Sun RR 040/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 143/149 Collection Sun SR 063/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 155/149 Collection Sun HR 069/060
SM Black Star Promos   SM16      
TaurosGX Colorless Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 100/149 Collection Moon RR 047/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 144/149 Collection Moon SR 064/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 156/149 Collection Moon HR 070/060
GumshoosGX Colorless Sun & Moon Ultra-Rare Rare 110/149 Collection Sun RR 050/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 145/149 Collection Sun SR 064/060
Sun & Moon Rare Secret 157/149 Collection Sun HR 070/060
LycanrocGX Fighting SM Black Star Promos   SM14 Rockruff Full Power Deck   009/013
      Facing a New Trial RR 034/049
      Facing a New Trial SR 054/049
      Facing a New Trial HR 062/049
TurtonatorGX Fire Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 18/145 Islands Await You RR 009/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 131/145 Islands Await You SR 051/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 148/145 Islands Await You HR 056/050
Alolan NinetalesGX Water Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 22/145 Islands Await You RR 013/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 132/145 Islands Await You SR 052/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 150/145 Islands Await You HR 057/050
WishiwashiGX Water Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 38/145 Alolan Moonlight RR 014/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 133/145 Alolan Moonlight SR 051/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 151/145 Alolan Moonlight HR 056/050
VikavoltGX Lightning Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 45/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 021/051
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 134/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 055/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 152/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 062/051
Tapu KokoGX Lightning Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 47/145 Islands Await You RR 022/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 135/145 Islands Await You SR 053/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 153/145 Islands Await You HR 058/050
SM Black Star Promos     SM-P Promotional cards   048/SM-P
SM Black Star Promos          
ToxapexGX Psychic Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 57/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 026/051
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 136/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 056/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 154/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 063/051
Tapu LeleGX Psychic Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 60/145 Alolan Moonlight RR 022/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 137/145 Alolan Moonlight SR 052/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 155/145 Alolan Moonlight HR 057/050
LycanrocGX Fighting Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 74/145 Alolan Moonlight RR 027/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 138/145 Alolan Moonlight SR 053/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 156/145 Alolan Moonlight HR 058/050
MetagrossGX Metal Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 85/145 Alolan Moonlight RR 035/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 139/145 Alolan Moonlight SR 054/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 157/145 Alolan Moonlight HR 059/050
SylveonGX Fairy Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 92/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 040/051
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 140/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 057/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 158/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 064/051
Kommo-oGX Dragon Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 100/145 Islands Await You RR 041/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 141/145 Islands Await You SR 054/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 159/145 Islands Await You HR 059/050
DrampaGX Colorless Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 115/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon RR 042/051
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 142/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon SR 058/051
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 160/145 Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon HR 065/051
BewearGX Colorless SM Black Star Promos     SM-P Promotional cards   035/SM-P
Tapu BuluGX Grass SM Black Star Promos     Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set   005/021
      Facing a New Trial RR 007/049
      Facing a New Trial SR 050/049
      Facing a New Trial HR 058/049
SalazzleGX Fire       Facing a New Trial RR 010/049
      Facing a New Trial SR 051/049
      Facing a New Trial HR 059/049
Tapu FiniGX Water       Facing a New Trial RR 018/049
      Facing a New Trial SR 052/049
      Facing a New Trial HR 060/049
MachampGX Fighting       Facing a New Trial RR 029/049
      Facing a New Trial SR 053/049
      Facing a New Trial HR 061/049
DarkraiGX Darkness       Facing a New Trial RR 040/049
      Facing a New Trial SR 055/049
      Facing a New Trial HR 063/049
Ash's PikachuGX Lightning       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   005/026
Team Rocket's MimikyuGX Psychic       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   010/026
TsareenaGX Grass       SM-P Promotional cards   065/SM-P
 


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