Japan's newest set, Miracle Twins, has just been released and contains FOUR brand new Tag Team GX cards featuring everyone's favourite Gen 1 legendary Pokémon Mewtwo & Mew! Let's take a closer look as these stunning cards, and when we expect to see them as English prints.
Released officially on May 31st, Miracle Twins contains many new GX Pokémon including Aerodactyl-GX and Dragonite-GX, and the adorable Slowpoke & Psyduck-GX Tag Team, but most eyes will be drawn to the powerful new duo of Mewtwo & Mew-GX.
Once again the “regular” art Mewtwo & Mew-GX card features another stunning illustration from popular TCG artist Mitsuhiro Arita, with Mewtwo dominating the majority of the scene with both Pokémon striking battle poses.
We are predicting that this card, alongside the full art and rainbow “hyper” rares below to all be in our English August full set, Unified Minds, which is expected to be the largest Pokémon TCG set of all time with 230 cards plus secret rares.
Next up is the full art version of Mewtwo & Mew-GX. This one features Mew more than the other arts, and alongside the Pikachu & Zekrom-GX (PikaRom) is probably one of my favourite full Tag Team GX arts so far and I will definitely need at least two copies for my decks!
Speaking of decks, collectors won't be happy to hear that Mewtwo & Mew-GX sits alongside PikaRom and Reshiram & Charizard-GX as one of the strongest Tag Team cards we've had so far. The card has a powerful ability (full translation below) that allows it to copy the attacks of ANY GX or EX Pokémon on your bench, or in your discard pile.
This means that any deck that uses GX or EX Pokémon to attack can add 1-2 copies of Mewtwo & Mew-GX to give themselves a different weakness to the other cards in their deck, hit something else for psychic weakness, or even more HP than the Tag Team or GX card it's copying. All this combines to make them the “chase cards” of Unified Minds, if you want them, make sure to pick them up quickly this August when the set releases!
We fully expect that the rainbow “hyper” rare version of Mewtwo & Mew-GX to be the third and final version of the card to be included in Unified Minds. Normally I'm not a fan of rainbow rare cards, but legendary Pokémon always seem more appropriate to make into these max rarity cards, plus it gives Mew it's debut as a rainbow rare as we haven't seem it as a regular GX yet.
With Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX recently confirmed to be available in our Autumn mini set, Hidden Fates, and not in Unified Minds as previously expected, it wouldn't surprise me if the rainbow rare version of Mewtwo & Mew-GX to be the most expensive card in the set.
Mewtwo is often considered one of the most popular Pokémon amongst collectors, and with the rainbow rare Mewtwo-GX from Shining Legends now over $40 per copy, I fully expect the English version of this card, which will be harder to pull (due to the large set size) to be similarly priced at launch, and perhaps become a lot more expensive quickly due to its playability in tournament decks. Definitely one to consider for PSA grading if you can get hold of it early.
Last but definitely not least is the stunning and entertaining alternate art Mewtwo & Mew-GX card. Featuring a bored/irritated looking Mewtwo who looks seriously annoyed with a laughing Mew, this is possibly one of the nicest and coolest looking alternate art Tag Team cards we've seen so far.
Thankfully for both players and collectors alike, this is the only version of the card (likely) not to be included in Unified Minds this August, as it's already been confirmed to be a GX collection tin promo to be released on September 6th. In the UK this tin will retail for around $30 USD and also contain a metallic GX counter and four booster packs (two of which will likely be Unified Minds), so definitely one worth picking up!
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Stephen Kent – Ludkins Pro Player
Mewtwo & Mew-GX – Psychic – HP270
Basic Pokemon (Tag Team)
This Pokemon can use the attacks of any Pokemon-GX and Pokemon-EX on your Bench or in your discard pile. (You still need the necessary Energy to use each attack.)
[P][P][C]+ Miracle Twin GX: 200 damage. If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), heal all damage from each of your Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)