Drampa-GX is officially described as the crafty Colorless-type Pokémon. Usually, great cards do one thing particularly well. For example, Mega Rayquaza-EX excels at doing a lot of damage to the opponent’s Pokémon quickly, and Shaymin-EX does an exceptional job of drawing extra cards to help execute a strategy. But some cards are good at a lot of different things, and their flexibility is what makes them useful. Drampa-GX looks like one of those cards.
In three different situations, Drampa-GX can be very helpful. When you need to slow down the opponent, the Righteous Edge attack can discard a Special Energy to disrupt their plans. When you just need to attack for big damage, the Berserk attack can get the job done. And when you need to draw more cards to get going, the Big Wheel-GX attack gets you a new hand of 10 cards! And since all these attacks require Colorless Energy, any deck can use this 180-HP Pokémon-GX.
The main reason to use Drampa-GX will be its Berserk attack. It starts off doing just 80 damage, but it gets boosted to 150 damage if your Benched Pokémon have any damage counters on them. Using Rainbow Energy or Team Magma’s Secret Base, you can damage your own Benched Pokémon to get the bonus damage. Slap a Choice Band onto Drampa-GX, and Berserk can do 180 damage to an opposing Pokémon-GX or Pokémon-EX, which is enough to take down many of them in one attack.
Drampa-GX might not be a superstar Pokémon that creates a powerful new strategy, but it has plenty of uses to see competitive play. Expect to see plenty of Drampa-GX in the future!