Garchomp & Giratina-GX (Unified Minds 146)

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Garchomp & Giratina Tag Team GX  
ガブリアス&ギラティナGX Gaburias & GiratinaGX
Dragon
GarchompGiratinaGXSMPromo193.jpg
SM Promotional print
Illus. Anesaki Dynamic
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Garchomp & Giratina-GX
Type Dragon
HP 270
weakness
Fairy×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
   
English expansion Unified Minds
Rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
English card no. 146/236
Japanese expansion GG End
Japanese rarity RR
Japanese card no. 032/054
English expansion Unified Minds
Rarity Rare Ultra
English card no. 228/236
Japanese expansion GG End
Japanese rarity SR
Japanese card no. 059/054
English expansion Unified Minds
Rarity Rare Rainbow
English card no. 247/236
Japanese expansion GG End
Japanese rarity HR
Japanese card no. 066/054
English expansion SM Black Star Promos
English card no. SM193
Japanese expansion GG End
Japanese rarity SR
Japanese card no. 060/054
Japanese expansion Tag All Stars
Japanese rarity RR
Japanese card no. 099/173
Japanese expansion Tag All Stars
Japanese rarity UR
Japanese card no. 225/173
For more information on the Pokémon depicted on this card, see Garchomp and Giratina.

Garchomp & GiratinaTag Team GX (Japanese: ガブリアス&ギラティナGX Gaburias & GiratinaGX) is a Dragon-type Basic TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX card. It was first released as part of the Unified Minds expansion.

Card text

TAG TEAM
Colorless Linear Attack
ちょくげきだん
This attack does 40 damage to 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)
PsychicFightingColorless Calamitous Slash
カラミティエッジ
160+
If your opponent's Active Pokémon already has any damage counters on it, this attack does 80 more damage.
PsychicPsychicFightingPlus GG End-GX
ジージーエンドGX
Discard 1 of your opponent's Pokémon and all cards attached to it. If this Pokémon has at least 3 extra Fighting Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack's cost), discard 2 of your opponent's Pokémon instead. (You can't use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)
445 487O
TAG TEAM rule
When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.


Release information

In Japan, this card was included as a Regular card, a Full Art card, a Special Full Art card, and as a Secret Rainbow Rare in the GG End subset. The Regular print features artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita, the Full Art and Rainbow Rare prints feature artwork by aky CG Works, while the Special Full Art print features artwork by Anesaki Dynamic. The Regular, Full Art, and Rainbow Rare prints were included in the Unified Minds expansion, while the Special Full Art print became a SM Black Star Promo available in the Power Partnership Tins. In Japan, the Regular print was reprinted, alongside an entirely gold Full Art print, in the Tag All Stars subset.

Gallery

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Unified Minds Regular print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
GarchompGiratinaGXUnifiedMinds228.jpg
Unified Minds Full Art print
Illus. aky CG Works
GarchompGiratinaGXUnifiedMinds247.jpg
Unified Minds Rainbow Rare print
Illus. aky CG Works
GarchompGiratinaGXSMPromo193.jpg
SM Promotional print
Illus. Anesaki Dynamic
GarchompGiratinaGXTagAllStars225.jpg
Tag All Stars Secret print
Illus. aky CG Works
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Atsushi Nagashima, the game director of the TCG, stated that this card was designed around being "strong in an unusual way." The idea was to pair Origin Forme Giratina with another Dragon-type Pokémon capable of flight, such as Rayquaza, Dragonite, or Salamence. Garchomp was chosen due to its use of Fighting Energy like Marshadow & Machamp-GX.[1] Mitsuhiro Arita, the illustrator of the card's Regular print, drew Garchomp flying to surprise people who weren't aware of how it flies. To reflect how each Pokémon comes from a different world, the artwork is ambiguous as to whether it depicts the Pokémon world or the Distortion World.[2]

Origin

This card features Giratina in its Origin Forme. Linear Attack is an attack that first appeared on Team Magma's Groudon from EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua. GG End is the name of the Japanese subset in which Garchomp & Giratina-GX was first released.

References


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