‘Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set’ Translations!

We now have images and translations for all 21 unique cards from the Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set. The deck is made of cards from SM1, SM1+, SM2, and a few exclusive cards as well, including the titular Tapu Bulu-GX. The exclusive cards will likely also be included in the next English set, Guardians Rising, which releases in America and Europe on May 5th.

Thanks goes to Bangiras, Rhonda D., Jake C., Vincent, and Sean T. for the translations!

Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set

Islands Waiting for You SM2#1 Bellsprout – Grass – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Vine Whip: 30 damage.

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


Islands Waiting for You SM2#2 Weepinbell – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Bellsprout

[G][C] Oozing Fluid: 40 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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


#3 Grubbin – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Vice Grip: 30 damage.

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


Islands Waiting for You SM2#4 Wimpod – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Rapid Escape: Shuffle this Pokemon and all cards attached to it into your deck.

[G] Ram: 10 damage.

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


#5 Tapu Bulu-GX – Grass – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[G] Horn Attack: 30 damage.

[G][G][C] Nature’s Madness: 120+ damage. You may discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon. If you do, this attack does 60 more damage.

[G][G][C] Kapu Wild GX: 150 damage. Heal all of this Pokemon’s HP. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

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

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Islands Waiting for You SM2#6 Helioptile – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[L] Thundershock: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


#7 Charjabug – Lightning – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Grubbin

[L][C] Stunning Chin: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, the defending pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L][C][C] Lightning Ball: 50 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 3


#8 Vikavolt – Lightning – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Charjabug

Ability: Strong Charge
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a [G] Energy and a [L] Energy and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Shuffle your deck afterwards,

[L][C][C][C] Electrocannon: 150 damage. Discard 3 Energy attached to this Pokemon.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 3


#9 Tapu Koko – Lightning – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Spin Flight: Does 20 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[L][L][C] Lightning Ball: 100 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (-20)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 0


Islands Waiting for You SM2#10 Chansey – Colorless – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Bind Wounds: Flip a coin. If heads, heal 30 damage from 1 of your Pokemon.

[C][C][C][C] Hammer In: 80 damage.

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


#11 Energy Recycler – Trainer
Item

Shuffle 5 basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your deck.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


#12 Nest Ball – Trainer
Item

Search your deck for a Basic Pokemon and put it onto your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


#13 Ultra Ball – Trainer
Item

Discard 2 cards from your hand. (If you can’t discard 2 cards, you can’t play this card.) Search your deck for a Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


#14 Rare Candy – Trainer
Item

Choose 1 of your Basic Pokemon in play. If you have a Stage 2 card in your hand that evolves from that Pokemon, put that card on the Basic Pokémon. (This counts as evolving that Pokemon.) You can’t use this card during your first turn or on a Basic Pokemon that was put into play this turn.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


#15 Switch – Trainer
Item

Switch your Active Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokémon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


#16 Pokemon Catcher – Trainer
Item

Flip a coin. If heads, switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with his or her Active Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


#17 Ilima – Trainer
Supporter

Each player shuffles his or her hand into his or her deck. Then, each player flips a coin. If heads, that player draws 6 cards. If tails, that player draws 3 cards.

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


#18 Hau – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 3 cards.

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


#19 Hala – Trainer
Supporter

Shuffle your hand into your deck and then draw 4 cards. If you’ve already used a GX attack this game, draw 7 cards instead.

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


#20 Sophocles – Trainer
Supporter

You must discard 2 cards from your hand in order to play this card.

Draw 4 cards.

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


#21 Lillie – Trainer
Supporter

Draw cards from your deck until you have 6 cards in your hand. If you used this card on your first turn, draw cards until you have 8 cards in your hand.

You can’t play more than 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


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  1. CrownXY as brave as a talonflame
    CrownXY

    Member

    I don't know if sophocles is revealed before or not but this is the first time I am seeing it.
    Even though ultra ball does kinda the similar thing, but you must have a shaymin, and is an item card, sophocles seems like more than a decent supporter. Discarding 2 cards is not really trouble considering most decks need to throw one thing or the other every time .
     
  2. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
    Kietharr

    Member

    I think it's pretty meh as a draw supporter, I mean how often would you rather discard 2 to draw 4 than discard hand to draw 7? Especially with all of the item cards we have, it's so easy to play your hand down and get value out of every card before dropping Sycamore/Juniper. This thing only gets you one more draw than Hau/Tierno.

    It will be decent after Sycamore is gone though.
     
  3. KidWhoaCollects Aspiring Trainer
    KidWhoaCollects

    Member

    Does anyone know why the price of N full arts has spiked recently? Went from ~$70 to $90-$100. How long until it rotates out of Expanded? Do you think the price will drop once it rotates out? Thanks!
     
  4. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
    RiverShock

    Member

    There is no reason to use Sophocles over Hau. At all. Even in decks that can take advantage of the discard, it's still going to be dead far more often than it's going to be valuable.
     
  5. JBlade3 Dark Pokemon Master
    JBlade3

    Member

    Could be good in vespiquen variants. Would make for a meh discard engine. No reason to play it over a card like Psychic's third eye. Where you can discard a lot and draw for a lot at the same time.
     
  6. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    MY EVALUATIONS!
    • Sophocles - Sycamore says, "I'm better than you, Young Kid!" Well, discard 2 for 4 isn't good enough than discard Hand Cards for 7. When Syca is gone, This and Hala is the possible one. I just give 2 Geodudes for now.
     
  7. MarshalBry Aspiring Trainer
    MarshalBry

    Member

    N was in Fates Collide so I think it's here to stay in Expanded for a long time.
     
  8. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
    Gruffling

    Member

    "The exclusive cards will likely also be included in the next English set, Rising Guardians" You mean Guardians Rising. Bulu is most likely tinsclusive and npt getting alternate art in any set. At least it's easier to get, Bulu is my favourite Tapu.
     
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  9. postmodern_pinko So postmodern
    postmodern_pinko

    Articles Staff Member

    Sophocles is translated slightly wrong. The actual text is "Kill your dad. Then, draw 4 cards. Also, you have uncomfortable feelings about you mom now good luck."
     
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  10. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

    Member

    Expanded never rotates, also, now that I think about it N never left standard so it may be here for a while
     
  11. RSaurus19 Quagsire King
    RSaurus19

    Member

    Clefairy's translations had me questioning myself if I saw what I thought I saw :eek:;)
     
  12. JBlade3 Dark Pokemon Master
    JBlade3

    Member

    I just noticed that this new Tapu Koko is going to be the one thing that can very efficiently be throw in any deck and get a multi-man k.o. on a Magikarp deck.
     
  13. JBlade3 Dark Pokemon Master
    JBlade3

    Member

    Or, you could go expanded, use fighting stadium, protection cube, and multiple strong energy to scare dark decks into submission. All you need is a garb to stop fright night from taking away the protection cubes effect. Dang! Now you got me thinking...


    Thanks, that saved me about a week of deck building to only find out that the minior deck I was working on does not work as expected.
    Thank you! :)
     
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  14. MarshalBry Aspiring Trainer
    MarshalBry

    Member

    Protection Cube doesn't protect Minior, it reads "Prevent all damage done to the Pokémon this card is attached to by attacks it uses." while Minior just knocks itself out (not doing damage to itself).
     
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  15. Leric Aspiring Trainer
    Leric

    Member

    N wasn't in Standard for the majority of the 2015-16 season actually. Until Fates Collide released in May 2016.
     
  16. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

    Member

    How to use Minior:
    1) Stack (Strong) Energy on a benched Regirock (XY promo 49).
    2) Use Ninja Boy on it when it's full.
    3) ???
    4) 190-280 damage!
     
  17. JBlade3 Dark Pokemon Master
    JBlade3

    Member

    What if we tried life dew, to deny our foes the prize
     
  18. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

    Member

    That doesn't work...you have to go down from your opponents' attacks
     
  19. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

    Member

    Actually, Life Dew says "If the Pokémon this card is attached to is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 1 fewer Prize card." so it should work with Minior. Great idea.
     
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  20. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

    Member

    you are right
     
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