Close look at Dedenne-GX and Cleffa from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds expansion

Bond over New Pokémon TCG Cards. Dedenne-GX and Cleffa bring tons of draw power in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds expansion.

There are a lot of incredible cards to be found in the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds, and we can’t wait to start adding them to our decks. New Pokémon-GX, new Supporter cards, and of course, powerful new TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for some new cards to take down your next opponent or if you’re a collector who wants a cool new card featuring your favorite Pokémon—there’s something to get excited about here. Join us as we check out some of the incredible cards that you’ll find in the new Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds expansion!

Dedenne-GX

If you need to recharge your hand, Dedenne-GX is a must. When you play Dedenne-GXonto your Bench, its Dedechange Ability lets you discard your hand and draw 6 cards. Need to do that again? Dedenne-GX’s Tingly Return-GXattack does damage, causes Paralysis, and returns Dedenne-GX to your hand! This Lightning-type cutie won’t be the strongest or sturdiest card in your deck, but it could end up being one of the most useful.

Cleffa

Surrounded by towering Pokémon-GX, Cleffa might not get a lot of attention at first, since it has just 60 HP and no attacks. But in the right situations, this card can make a huge difference. Its Excitable Draw Ability gives you a chance to shuffle your hand away and draw 6 cards based on a coin flip. But if you choose to use this Ability, your turn is over…even if you flip tails and don’t get to draw. Early in the game or as a last-gasp gambit, Cleffa can help get your match on track.

Pheromosa & Buzzwole-GX

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX are an exciting addition to the Pokémon TCG, and Pheromosa and Buzzwole are the first Ultra Beasts to be featured on one of these devastating cards. The pair’s Elegant Sole attack hits for a staggering 190 damage, but they can’t keep that up—when you use the attack, its base damage drops to 60 during your next turn.

Your opponent had better watch out for the Beast Game-GX attack. The 50 damage it inflicts isn’t the real threat here. Instead, it’s the extra Prize card you take when Knocking Out your opponent’s Pokémon that makes this attack worthwhile. And as we saw in Sun & Moon—Team Up, each TAG TEAM gets a special “team bonus” to its GX attack if it has enough extra Energy attached. In this case, if you can attach 7 extra Energy (of any type) to Pheromosa & Buzzwole-GX, the GX attack lets you take 3 more Prize cards instead! If you can Knock Out an opponent’s TAG TEAM with Beast Game-GX, you’ll win instantly!

Celesteela-GX

Celesteela-GX is another Ultra Beast that makes an appearance in the Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds expansion, and its Force Canceler Ability will really come in handy when you’re facing off against another Pokémon-GX. As long as Celesteela-GX is your Active Pokémon, this Ability prevents all effects (including damage) from an opponent’s GX attack done to all of your Pokémon.

Like Pheromosa & Buzzwole-GX, Celesteela-GX has a GX attack that lets you manipulate Prize cards. With Discovery-GX, you can take all of your Prize cards, put them into your hand, and replace them with cards from the top of your deck. Sure, it may not immediately put you closer to victory, but if you know that a much-needed card is trapped in your Prize cards, this is an easy way to bring it into play.

Beast Bringer

If you’re playing an Ultra Beast in your deck, it would probably be a good idea to have a few Beast Bringer cards in there, as well. When this Pokémon Tool is attached to an Ultra Beast, you can take an extra Prize card if you Knock Out an opponent’s Active Pokémon-GX or Pokémon-EX with damage from that Ultra Beast’s attack. Just be aware that the card’s effect requires you to have exactly 6 Prize cards remaining, so you’ll want to use it early in a match. This card could be especially useful for boosting the effectiveness of Pheromosa & Buzzwole-GX’s Beast Game-GX attack.

Source: Pokemon.com and @Pokemon

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