GrandisKuwagamon Preview for Booster Set 9

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The Digimon Card Game Twitter has updated with a card preview from Booster Set 9 X record. This time it's GrandisKuwagamon.

GrandisKuwagamon gets some menacing action art that also features him battling with (or side by side with?) BlackWarGreymon, a fun little cameo from his reference book entry.




Previous previews for Booster Set 9 X Record:
Pack Art & Monochrome Flip Art
Dukemon X & X-Antibody
Alphamon
Digitalize of Soul
KausGammamon
Greymon X
Okuwamon X

Booster Set 9 X Record will be out on February 25th in Japan.




We have clean card images from Booster Set EX-02 Digital Hazard & Limited Card Set Online.

We have the first info for Booster Set 9 X-Record.


And images from previous Digimon Card Game releases:
Starter Decks 1, 2, and 3, and first 10 promo cards
Booster Set 1 New Evolution
Booster Set 2 Ultimate Power
V-Tamer Promo Cards
Purple/Black Promo Set
Tamer Battle Pack 1 and Tamer Battle Winner's Card
Booster Set 3 Union Impact
Starter Decks 4, 5, & 6, plus Tamer Battle Pack 2 & winner's Card 2, & 1st 2 scene vote cards
Booster Set 4 Great Legend, Tamer Battle Pack 3, 3rd Scene Vote, Dark Digimon Promo Pack, & Apparel Cards
Booster Set 5 Battle of Omega, plus Tamer Battle Pack 4, 4th Scene Vote, & Vital Bracelet Pack-In Cards
Starter Decks 7 & 8, plus Delay Promos, Tamers Battle Pack 5, 1st Anniversary Promos, & Pulsemon
Booster Set 6 Double Diamond Cards, the 1st Anniversary Adventure Pack, and more
Booster Set EX-01 Classic Collection, plus Tamer Battle Pack 6 & 7, Tyranomon & dual Zeromaru Promo Cards
Booster Set 7 Next Adventure, Campaign Cards, & Tamers 20th Promo Cards
Starter Decks 9 & 10, plus Tamers Battle Pack 8, Ghost Game Promos, Online Promos, Tamers Evolution Box 1, & Amazon Starter Promos
Booster Set 8 New Hero, Starter Deck 11, plus Tamer Battle Pack 9 & Event Cards
 

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really amazing effect, a Digimon I like a lot, but I'm not a fan of this art. The Black WarGreymon cameo behind Grandis is cool but I feel like too much is going on in too little space when I'd rather just get a clean look at GrandisKuwagamon


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[This card can Digivolve: from [GranKuwagamon] for 1 memory]
[When Digivolving] Suspend 1 of your opponent's Digimon. Then, if this Digimon is attacking, you may switch the target of the attack to 1 of your opponent's suspended Digimon.
[Your Turn] This Digimon gets +4000 DP.
[End of Attack] (Once Per Turn) When this Digimon has [GranKuwagamon] or [X-Antibody] in its digivolution cards, suspend 1 of your opponent's Digimon and unsuspend this Digimon.
 

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They should've had it as a lv7, or a lv6 who can evolve from lv6 but I suppose being able to evolve from GranKuwagamon makes it less of a "it can evolve from basically anything" maybe that's the best thing to do going forward - having the alt forms like this and burst modes etc being this way.
 

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it can still digivolve from any green Lv. 5 but I understand by "from anything" you mean "from any green Lv. 6".
I think they went about its evolution the best way they could have
 

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There's no real reason why GrandisKuwagamon would be Lv.7 or another Rafflesimon-situation.

As an X-Antibody-carrier, GrandisKuwagamon is the X-Antibody-counterpart of GranKuwagamon, just with a unique name. Its alternative evolution condition reflects this (BT9-017 Dukemon X for comparison).

As a standalone Digimon in other media, GrandisKuwagamon is almost always a regular Ultimate Digimon that evolves from a Perfect Digimon.

From a visual design standpoint, GrandisKuwagamon is GranKuwagamon's parallel to Imperialdramon: Fighter Mode, whose card (BT8-032) is also a regular Lv.6 (albeit with a similar alternative evolution condition).
 

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There's no real reason why GrandisKuwagamon would be Lv.7 or another Rafflesimon-situation.

As an X-Antibody-carrier, GrandisKuwagamon is the X-Antibody-counterpart of GranKuwagamon, just with a unique name. Its alternative evolution condition reflects this (BT9-017 Dukemon X for comparison).

As a standalone Digimon in other media, GrandisKuwagamon is almost always a regular Ultimate Digimon that evolves from a Perfect Digimon.

From a visual design standpoint, GrandisKuwagamon is GranKuwagamon's parallel to Imperialdramon: Fighter Mode, whose card (BT8-032) is also a regular Lv.6 (albeit with a similar alternative evolution condition).

Oh, I didn't realise Figther Mode couldn't evolve from lv6 Digimon. I guess this is what theyre going with going forward? I do prefer that to just allowing Mode Changes to be from both lv5 and lv6, seems like a better way to balance them. I'd rather than that the Rafflesimon thing were it can evolve from a bajillion things. Cuz MetalGreymon Alterous Mode evolves from lv4 and lv5 red Digimon, and that's a bit of a mess.

Also I'm pretty sure Grandis is intended to be GranKuwagamon Figther Mode, they'd just call it GranKuwagamon X otherwise.
 

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...Y'know, I'm only just now realizing that GrandisKuwagamon is the Wormmon/Dinobeemon-equivalent to Fighter Mode now that y'all are pointing it out. That makes so much sense in retrospect and I just never saw it due to associating GranKuwagamon more with regular Kuwagamon and Oukuwamon, I feel dumb now.

Anyways, card is neat, though I do agree that the art's probably a bit too busy for my tastes.
 

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For me, everything about GrandisKuwagamon is perfect except for the eye. I think it would be cooler if he retained GranKuwagamon's (two) eyes.
 

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What the Hades...? GrandisKuwagamon actually have scary teeth?! Since Sasasi the artist confirmed the legendary creature of Alphamon's summon being DORUgoramon-like on his twitter, so this artist can confirm it has teeth?

I always thought it has cyclops eye only with no jaw/mouth. Just robot insect with WarGreymon appearance.

I guess the artwork isn't that all scary or menacing compared to that BelielVamdemon artworks.
 

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What the Hades...? GrandisKuwagamon actually have scary teeth?! Since Sasasi the artist confirmed the legendary creature of Alphamon's summon being DORUgoramon-like on his twitter, so this artist can confirm it has teeth?
This isn't a case of an artist's personal interpretation of a never-before-seen element. GrandisKuwagamon has always had teeth. Its card in Crusader has a high enough resolution of the artwork to show that even its official reference artwork has teeth.
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To be honest, I thought it completely lacked the mouth and only neck.... Those pictures aren't enough to prove it. More appearances could help.
 

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To be honest, I thought it completely lacked the mouth and only neck.... Those pictures aren't enough to prove it. More appearances could help.
Hence why I included Xros Wars. It's an animated appearance that clearly shows GrandisKuwagamon's mouth, both regular GrandisKuwagamon and Honey Mode. He even talks in both forms, mouth opening included.
 

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Yeah I remember this. Defeated along with GaiOumon...

Well even if it's anime appearance, I stopped viewing it as "solid evidence" because of Dynasmon. Often had weird designs around his mouth in the episodes. Oh yes. MagnaGarurumon suffered this too.

Eh at least I will get used to this GrandisKuwagamon having the mouth.
 

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Just imagine if this was Ken's Wormmon warp Digivolving to grandisKuwagamon fighting Black Wargreymon.
 

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GrandisKuwagamon
[This card can Digivolve: from [GranKuwagamon] for 1 memory]
[When Digivolving] Suspend 1 of your opponent's Digimon. Then, if this Digimon is attacking, you may switch the target of the attack to 1 of your opponent's suspended Digimon.
[Your Turn] This Digimon gets +4000 DP.
[End of Attack] (Once Per Turn) When this Digimon has [GranKuwagamon] or [X-Antibody] in its digivolution cards, suspend 1 of your opponent's Digimon and unsuspend this Digimon.
So it's the original Grankuwagamon but better, right?
 
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