Exclusive first look at Tera Garchomp ex ultra-rare for Pokémon TCG Paradox Rift

Exclusive first look at Tera Garchomp ex ultra-rare for Pokémon TCG Paradox Rift
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Dani Cross


20th Oct 2023 09:00

We're excited to be able to show you an exclusive first look at the new Tera Garchomp ex ultra rare full art coming to the Pokémon TCG in the Paradox Rift expansion.

This new set stars Garchomp as a Water-type thanks to the new Tera mechanic introduced in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. And I have to say, Garchomp's looking pretty fancy with that blue sheen in its Tera form.

This card and a whole lot more will be available in the Paradox Rift expansion. Read on to find out more about the new Tera Garchomp ex ultra rare as well as some info on the new set.

First look at Tera Garchomp ex

Tera Garchomp ex from Paradox Rift.
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This Tera Garchomp ex is one of 28 different ultra-rare full-art cards coming in Paradox Rift. It features a full view of Garchomp in its sparkling Water-type Tera form.

This is an ultra-rare, so it'll be pretty tough to find. I'm looking forward to potentially pulling some Garchomps myself - it's easily one of my favourites from Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, and I'm a fan of the ultra-rare Tera cards too.

Tera Garchomp ex from Paradox Rift.
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Garchomp's first move, Hydro Lander, deals 160 damage and costs one Fighting Energy. You can attach up to 3 Basic Fighting Energy cards from your discard pile to your Benched Pokémon in any way you like.

Its second attack, Sonic Dive, costs two Colourless Energy. It reads "Discard 2 Energy from this Pokémon. This attack does 120 damage to one of your opponent's Pokémon."

It seems like Garchomp ex will be great for accelerating Energy to your bench, and it has plenty of early-game pressure too - if you can evolve your Gible and Gabite quick enough.

Pokémon TCG Paradox Rift info

Products from the Paradox Rift expansion.
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You can find Tera Garchomp ex in the Paradox Rift expansion for the Pokémon TCG - it's even on one of the booster pack artworks! This expansion introduces Ancient and Future Pokémon for the first time, such as Roaring Moon ex and Iron Valiant ex

The set is officially launching on November 3rd, 2023. This set was shown off for the first time at the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, where we got our first glimpses of some paradoxical Pokémon.

Here's a full list of all the card types you can expect to find in the set when it releases on November 3rd.

  • 13 Pokémon ex and seven Tera Pokémon ex
  • 34 illustration rare Pokémon
  • 15 special illustration rare Pokémon and Supporter cards
  • 28 ultra rare full-art etched Pokémon and Supporter cards
  • Seven hyper rare gold etched cards

That wraps up our exclusive reveal of the Tera Garchomp ex ultra rare full-art. Hopefully, you're looking forward to getting your hands on some of these new cards!

For more Pokémon, check out our homepage. Or take a look at the most valuable cards from the Pokémon 151 expansion.

Dani Cross
About the author
Dani Cross
Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.
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