Olivia, Shiny Tapu Koko-GX Promos; Tapu Bulu, Alolan Ninetales from SM2+

The official Japanese TCG website has revealed a few promos and cards from SM2+! Thanks goes to Rhonda D. for the translations!

First up is an Olivia promo. It’ll be given to those who purchase a booster box of SM2+. The set will be released on April 21st.

Olivia – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon-GX and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

A shiny Tapu Koko-GX promo will be given out to those who purchase five booster packs of SM2+. It’s a reprint with shiny artwork.

Tapu Koko-GX – Lightning – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Aero Trail
Once during your turn (before your attack), when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench, you may move any number of [L] Energy attached to your Pokemon to this Pokemon. If you move any Energy, switch this Pokemon with your Active Pokemon.

[L][L][C] Sky Claw: 130 damage

[L][L][C] Tapu Thunder GX: Does 50 damage times the number of Energy attached to all of your opponent’s Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Up next are Alolan Ninetales and Tapu Bulu from SM2+. Alolan Vulpix is a promo reprint of the one from SM2, but with new artwork.

Tapu Bulu – Grass – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Horn Leech: 30 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

[G][C][C] Tapu Strike: 60+ damage. If you used your GX attack this game, this attack does 60 more damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Alolan Vulpix – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[.] Guidance: Search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Snow Ice: 20 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Alolan Ninetales – Water – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Alolan Vulpix

Ability: Light Barrier
Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon by your opponent’s Pokemon-EX and Pokemon-GX.

[W][C][C] Aurora Beam: 80 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Japan’s SM2 cards should leak later tonight! Stay tuned!


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  1. Miatog Go ahead, pet the owl. He doesn't bite....mice...
    Miatog

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    Ah Olivia, such sexy full art.
     
  2. Thad The Night Begins to Shine
    Thad

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    early possible translation for olivia take two gx cards from deck and add to hand:D

    nine tales takes no damage or effects from attacks from GX/EX pokemon

    Bulu looks like recover 30 damage on first attack and do extra 60 damage if GX attack has been used
     
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  3. squirtli Gen 6 National Dex Complete!
    squirtli

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    Olivia searches 2 GX and adds to hand
    Alolan Ninetales can't take damage from EX or GX
    Bulu is 30 and heal 30; 60 + 60 if you used GX Attack already
     
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  4. superdan51 Make Metagross-GX Great!
    superdan51

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    all of these cards and still no Metagross GX grrrrrrr, better be best for last
     
  5. Eggrolls13 Aspiring Trainer
    Eggrolls13

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    Actually, bulu's second attack does 60 more if you already used a GX attack. And ninetales is unaffected by effects and damage, not just damage.
     
  6. ReadingHui Aspiring Trainer
    ReadingHui

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    Bulu second attack should be doing 60+60 if you have used your GX attack in this game rather than against GX
     
  7. squirtli Gen 6 National Dex Complete!
    squirtli

    Member

    You're correct, thanks
     
  8. rainyman123 Bug Pokémon = Best
    rainyman123

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    Dang it Suicune who was the father?! >:L
     
  9. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    MY EVALUATIONS
    • Kahuna Olivia - I still wait for the Normal Art card, although the FA is possibly in SM3. You know that I don't play FA cards. Well, this deserves 4-5 Geodudes. Searching for Leles and Tauros made more easy!
    • Alolan 9tales - Unlike Bink and Suicune, it's a Stage 1. It'll be a bit slower. Well, a weird retribution of Safeguard Suicune. (Light Barrier = Light Screen)
    • Bulu - 120 for 3 is standard.
     
  10. Coolpilot Bisharps don't know 'bout my Togekiss
    Coolpilot

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    Man, Olivia is a great Supporter - Pokemon Fan Club could already get you Tauros, Lele, and literally any other Basic, but this'll really help with getting some of the evolved GXs when you need them (such as getting those Stage 2s to use with that Rare Candy in your hand). Also, I love the Ninetails - especially once Garbodor is rotated out, leaving Muk as the ability locker (which won't affect Ninetails, of course).
     
  11. squirtli Gen 6 National Dex Complete!
    squirtli

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    I think Ninetales will be fine in Ninetales GX decks (and possibly Aquabox if it chooses to play Ninetales GX + Aqua Patch?) since the Vulpix is a great starter anyway and this won't take much space up.
     
  12. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
    Ami Dark

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    Get that Vulpix and Wally it. Game over EX and GX. And that ladies and gentlemen is why there is still breaks and regular Pokemon. Why my Yanmega Break alone would spank that Ninetales into submission. 50 Shades of Yan.
     
  13. FlavorfulPineApl Favorite Deck: Vespiquen
    FlavorfulPineApl

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    I know right! I really want to see Metagross GX and see if it's good!
     
  14. Grass is about to get so busted. Lurantis is going to go up in price. Tapu Bulu-GX and Tapu Bulu and Golisopod and baby Lurantis with the Grass-boosting Ability give him a lot of friends to work with. Volcanion will see more play because of this (not like it hasn't already because of Decidueye/Vilplume) and it'll be a weird power struggle between these and Turbo Dark. At least, that's just what I'm predicting.

    Can't wait to bust out the old Shaymin sleeves and go green again.
     
  15. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
    SupremeLeaderQuagsire

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    Wow, this art! Can I have, like, all of em?
    The Olivia FA is really nice, and I adore that shiny Tapu Koko-GX! Tapu Bulu is pretty cool, may be a one-off in Lurantis decks or something, I don't know. Alolan Ninetales has a great Ability, only downside being a Stage 1. Great set of cards and I can't to see the full SM2 setlist tomorrow, as well as being 1 day closer to the English release! :)
     
  16. lt_tatter donde esta la biblioteca?
    lt_tatter

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    Ohh boy. Water patch? Light barrier ninetails? Looks lik water will be the way to go in this gen
     
  17. minecraft7er Going to 2017 Nationals root for me!
    minecraft7er

    Member

    the tcg is going in a rock paper scissors style
    grass
    fire
    water
    and so on and so fourth
    the main types that you started your journey with will be a determining factor in what you will play.
     
  18. thewileycoyote Aspiring Trainer
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    Shiny Tapu Koko-GX is going to be expensive. You have way under a 1-12 chance to pull it from the promo packs. There are 11 different cards, plus this one. The other cards are mostly energy and this one is super rare. "I am extremely rare, so I am lucky if I hit it!" Also, comes out this weekend with SM2 not SM2+.

    Figure I will put the info here in case WPM doesn't update the information as the new set should leak pretty soon.
     
  19. CrownXY as brave as a talonflame
    CrownXY

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    Seems like GX deck would atleast have 1 copy of olivia for drawing the gx card or just for show lol.
    As for alolan ninetails, it's a better version of carbink but garbodor ain't going anywhere.
     
  20. GengarGuy PUMPKABOO SLAYER
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    When were fire types meta?

    Due to the fact that they are printing EX boxes, and the ninetales that will be around after EX's rotate, do you think that they will have a set containing EX's?
    Also, My Evaluations of the ninetales:
    Same HP of Carbink BREAK (after you evolve) and Carbink has a better attack. The only thing about 9tales is that it protects from GX's too. So..
     
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