‘Guardians Rising’ Theme Decks: ‘Hidden Moon,’ ‘Steel Sun,’ Their Lists!


We have also received exclusive images of Guardians Rising‘s theme decks, which feature Solgaleo and Lunala from Japan’s SM1+!

Lunala’s theme deck is named “Hidden Moon” and features Psychic and Fire-type Pokemon. It’ll contain two as of yet unrevealed Trainers named Energy Loto and Rescue Stretcher. They will presumably be revealed next week when SM2 leaks in Japan.

Hidden Moon comes with 2x Lunala, 2x Cosmoem, 3x Cosmog, 2x Gothorita, 2x Gothita, 1x Mimikyu, 1x Oricorio (Sensu Style, the purple Ghost), 1x Salazzle, 2x Salandit, 1x Lampent, 2x Litwick, 2x Bewear, 3x Stufful, 1x Altar of the Moone, 1x Energy Loto, 1x Energy Retrieval, 3x Hau, 2x Nest Ball, 1x Potion, 2x Professor Kukui, 1x Rescue Stretcher, 2x Switch, 2x Timer Ball, 12x Psychic Energy, and 8x Fire Energy.

Solalgeo’s theme deck is named “Steel Sun” and features Metal and Psychic-type Pokemon. The list reveals that there will be a new Castform in SM2, as well as Taillow and Swellow, which we already knew about from Japan’s SM2 booster pack artwork.

Steel Sun will come with 2x Solgaleo, 2x Cosmoem, 3x Cosmog, 2x Metang, 2x Beldum, 1x Slowbro, 2x Slowpoke, 1x Dhelmise, 1x Oricorio (Pa’u Style, the pink Psychic), 2x Bewear, 2x Stufful, 1x Swellow, 2x Taillow, 1x Castform, 2x Altar of the Sunne, 1x Big Malasada, 1x Energy Retrieval, 3x Hau, 2x Nest Ball, 2x Professor Kukui, 1x Rescue Stretcher, 2x Switch, 2x Timer Ball, 12x Metal Energy, and 8x Psychic Energy.

Solgaleo – Metal – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Cosmoem

[M][C] Shining Arrow: Does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[M][M][C] Fangs of the Sunne: 170 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Fangs of the Sunne during your next turn.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 3

LunalaLunala – Psychic – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Cosmoem

[P] Shatter Shot: 40x damage. This attack does 40 damage times the amount of [P] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

[P][P][P] Wings of the Moone: 130 damage. Move all Energy from this Pokemon to your Benched Pokemon in any way you like.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2

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  1. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life


    How come bulbapedia said Lele and Koko.....weird
  2. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    I think they just made it up or guessed. No documentation ever said the theme decks would feature the Tapus.
  3. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer


    It was odd there was no official sources on the Koko/Lele decks. This is an improvement though, those coins are lovely.

    Edit: It would be too much to hope for unique cards for each Castform wouldnt it?
  4. OmniPoke Aspiring Trainer


    Are the cosmog and cosmoem reprints do we know or could they be new cards from SM2? Have we heard anything?
  5. steffenka I have a Grubbin named Gary!


    As far as I'm aware, there is a Japanese Cosmog promo (a reprint from SM1, with different artwork), which I assume could be included in the set. Cosmoem, I don't know anything about.
    This is the promo I'm talking about, for anyone interested :)
  6. Otaku The wise fool?


    More the natural evolution of such effects.

    Blocking Bench damage from attacks has already shown up on Basic Pokémon and Stadium cards. Blocking all effects of attacks, including damage, showed up on Bronzong (XY: Fates Collide 61/124). Machoke may not block all effects, but if it handles damage and damage counters while also blocking those from Abilities, seems like it is still a step up.
  7. FirstClaes Aspiring Trainer


    What's Rescue Stretcher and Energy Loto?
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  8. steffenka I have a Grubbin named Gary!


    As mentioned in the article, they are currently unreleased trainers, most likely featured in the two Japanese sets :)
  9. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch


    I might snag both the decks, just so I've actually got some copies of Cosmoem. Dunno who thought it was a good idea to make the stage 1 form a rare when the evos are rarer still ^^;

    Plus it might help if I make a deck with all those Solgaleo GX's I've pulled. Rare Candy can only get ya so far.
  10. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    Random nitpick; why does Lunalaa's theme deck have 1 Altar of the Moone, but Solgaleo's theme deck has two Altar of the Sunne? :confused:
  11. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer


    I'm here just for the Castform card. Want it so bad!
  12. Lord o da rings


    Definitely going to be picking up the Lunala deck! I'm in love with that card.

    However, I wonder why they didn't make the decks based around other cards. Perhaps a regular Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele?
  13. Víðópnir TCG Competitive Player // DiscardPile.net Founder


    Luckly the same day they reveal the Machamp line as well.
    With Machoke the Trevenant's Silent Fear is prevented, at least on the bench.
  14. Fayld Rayquaza / Eelektross Master

    Advanced Member Member

    I like it. While it wont block effects like shadow stitching, it is still pretty nasty for Decidueye decks. You have been talking about this gap for a while now. Seems like a good step. Seems like the final step is to combine Bronzong and this Machoke into a stage 2 that blocks everything from affecting the bench. TBH, I am not sure I like the implications of that combination.

    Would love your thoughts on that bit of speculation.
  15. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    • So, it's not Koko and Lele. Hehe, wrong source! ;)
    • Rescue Strecher and Energy Lotto are interesting trainers, I hope they're good.
    • Wait, C-c-Castform??! After 10 years, we'll have a Castform? Yay!!!!
    • Are Bewears the Easy Money ones?
    • Chandelure Confirmed! Hopefully, it'll revive Night March.
    • These means Sol and Luna are non-holo rares in the set.
    (Free to Reply, that's why I put bullets)
  16. jbcheshire Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Also stops Umbreon GX, Alakazam EX, Golbat, as well as Greninja BREAK... Plus some others I know I am missing...
  17. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
    Ami Dark


    Lunala's first attack is pretty legit.
  18. Ken Masters Aspiring Trainer
    Ken Masters


    I already need 3 copies of each to play with lycanroc night form, choice band and some strong energy, get Lycan ability to "eat" a benched pokemon, if he gets beaten, make a machoke active, evolve and charge with 1 or 2 strong energy, get the choice band on that beast and make TONS of damage with 2 energies!
  19. Thad The Night Begins to Shine


    I need yall to make Water patch work with this card
  20. Otaku The wise fool?


    Combining the effects of Bronzong and Machoke into a final, Stage 2 form might actually be a step backward. Think about it... are they likely to give such a Stage 2 a good attack? Nope. We're back to that "Great effect, but no way can I afford a Stage 2 Bench-sitter just to protect the rest of my Bench." dilemma that has plagued Stage 2 Pokémon since the game began.

    If Machamp is better than I expect, or we get another Machamp that is worth running, this does help with the whole "Evolving Pokémon are more than filler." design approach I've been advocating. I could see full Bench protection spread throughout an entire Stage 2 line... well that actually isn't too impressive. So spread throughout an entire line that has worthwhile attacks as well. That way, you stagger your Machop/Machoke/Machamp to get up to three different, worthwhile, effects while on your Bench. I'd say more, but we are getting into Create-A-Card territory, which calls for its own thread. ;)
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