‘Ash vs. Team Rocket’ Deck Translations!

We now have all the card images and translations for the “Ash vs. Team Rocket” deck, which releases in Japan today along with The Best of XY and SM2+!

The deck is themed after the current Sun & Moon anime, such as Ash owning a Rowlet and Team Rocket’s relationship with a wild Bewear that always kidnaps them. The cards are illustrated by staff from the show.

It is unknown if these cards will be released in America. Most of them are not owner’s Pokemon despite featuring characters from the anime, so there is a slight possibility we could get them in a special product one day! Usually if they are owner’s Pokemon, there’s almost no chance we’ll get them.

If you buy this deck at a Pokemon Center, you’ll also get a special Litten promo. The promo is themed after the tragic Sun & Moon episode that just aired about Litten’s relationship with an old Stoutland. It’s quite the tear-jerker!

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations! We have only shown the unique cards from the decks below, and not reprints like Poke Ball.

Rowlet – Grass – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Nap: Heal 10 damage from this Pokemon.

[C] Peck: 10 damage.

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


Litten – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[R][C] Fire Fang: 10 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

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

(This is a promo, not from the actual deck.)


Mareanie – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Bite: 10 damage.

[W][C][C] Spiny Touch: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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


Toxapex – Water – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Mareanie

[C][C] Bite: 30 damage.

[W][W][C] Poison Jab: 70 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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


Bruxish – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[W][C][C] Wave Splash: 80 damage.

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


Ash’s Pikachu-GX – Lightning – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[L] Quick Attack: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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

[L][L][L] 10,000 Volt Thunderbolt GX: 200 damage. Discard all Energy from this Pokemon. (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: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Togedemaru – Lightning – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[L][C] Zing Zap: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Tapu Koko – Lightning – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C] Electro Maker: Attach 1 [L] Energy from your discard pile to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[L][L][C] Mach Bolt: 90 damage.

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


Wobbuffet – Psychic – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[P][C] Party Attack: 30x damage. Flip a coin for each of your Pokemon in play. This attack does 30 damage for each heads.

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


Salandit – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[P] Scratch: 20 damage.

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


Team Rocket’s Mimikyu-GX – Psychic – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[P] Mumble: 20 damage.

[P][P][C] Ghost Claw: 90+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage.

[P][P][P] Disguise GX: 100 damage. Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn. (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: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Rockruff – Fighting – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[F][C] Rock Throw: 20 damage.

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


Lycanroc – Fighting – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rockruff

[F][C] Rock Throw: 30 damage.

[F][F][C] Accelerock: 100 damage.

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




Meowth – Colorless – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Filch: Draw 1 card.

[C][C] Dig Claws: 30 damage.

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


Tauros – Colorless – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[C] Take Down: 30 damage. This Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

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


Yungoos – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Focus Fang: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

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


Gumshoos – Colorless – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Yungoos

[C] Tackle: 20 damage.

[C][C] Continuous Headbutt: 50x damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 50 damage for each heads.

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


Stufful – Colorless – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Tackle: 20 damage.

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


Bewear – Colorless – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Stufful

[C][C] Punch: 30 damage.

[C][C][C] Grab: 80 damage. Discard an Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Ash’s Friendship – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 2 cards. If you have Ash’s Pikachu-GX in play, draw 2 more cards.

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


Team Rocket’s Harassment – Trainer
Supporter

Each player shuffles their hand into their deck and then draws 5 cards.

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

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  1. Vivek Evil Yveltal
    Vivek

    Member

    Apart from the artwork, this set is meh...
     
  2. treyh37 Watcher of Thorns
    treyh37

    Member

    hmm team rocket as judge replacement...
     
  3. riChchestMat Aspiring Trainer
    riChchestMat

    Member

    Got mine on order from AmiAmi, but I really want that Litten promo. So annoying.
     
  4. TotoBoss Kappa
    TotoBoss

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    Isn't this the first ash card ever released? Please correct me if I'm wrong but I've never seen one before neither have I heard about it.
     
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  5. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    Ok. Most cards are worth it to be in English. What I mean is something like DayLyc or Gumshoes who aren't illustrated by the creators of the anime. Team Rocket's Harassment could be good if it is in English released. Let's see how it goes.
     
  6. ZygardeGuy Baba ba wawa ha ha ba ba
    ZygardeGuy

    Member

    That is the FIRST Ash card in 20 years, and they put it in THIS?!
     
  7. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
    steffenka

    Member

    I think some of the Pokémon without the anime characters in it, but with the anime artwork, could be used in English set(s) as well, like Rockruff, Toxapex, Tapu Koko and perhaps also Togedemaru and Meowth, though I half-expect the Meowth to be in some kind of anime promo collection.

    I really love the artwork! I think the anime artwork is interesting, and the rest of the artwork are really good looking as well! Also that Stufful is absolutely adorable :3

    I wonder if the Lycanroc and Toxapex mean that Ash's Rockruff and James' Mareanie evolves, and if the Salandit and Bruxish (and Yungoos) are future captures by Team Rocket (and Ash)
     
  8. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
    DMYSYS

    Member

    1. This almost certainly constitutes anime spoilers, w/r/t evolutions and captures. I wonder if Tauros is reference to what will be an Alolan Ride Pokémon, or will one of his 30 Tauros find new purpose in life in Alola.
    2. The fact those Supporters aren't useless makes me anticipate future FA versions of each, released in some form or another.
    3. I get that they're not straight screencaps, but the artwork has actually turned me off the hype I had for this set.. I just can't shake off that it reminds me of half-effort Photoshopped Pokémon cards where the artist just uses a random screencap from the anime for the picture.
     
  9. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Shiny-Hunter, & Fossil-Collector
    Nekoban Ryo

    Member

    It's so weird to see anime art on cards, but I think I like it! I was never a fan of the anime art used on some of the Japanese movie promos and fake cards I've seen in the past, but I think the Sun & Moon anime style meshes pretty well with these templates.

    (That Ash card makes me really happy for some reason.)
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  10. daniil123 Aspiring Trainer
    daniil123

    Member

    wait that tapu koko is really good. it's pretty much baby volcanion
     
  11. SpaceGhostTCG Aspiring Trainer
    SpaceGhostTCG

    Member

    even though its not part of a set for us yet, could Team Rocket’s Harassment replace N in the future?
     
  12. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
    GrandPanacea

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    ... I need that Mimikyu. I really hope that they stick it in some promo thing or whatever, as long as they print it in English. If all else fails, I'll buy online, but dangit, I want it in English.

    Also, Team Rocket's Harassment is interesting. I realize it's basically Judge, but the fact that they upped it to five is what interests me.
     
  13. The art is so cute
     
  14. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
    Alakazam90125

    Member

    The only thing that makes Judge remotely good is its use in Yanmega decks.... So team rocket isn't good.... Also, N is so good for slowing your opponent late game, it won't see play in my opinion.
     
  15. Eggrolls13 Aspiring Trainer
    Eggrolls13

    Member

    Nobody plays Yanmega decks bro.
    No. This is not baby volcanion. It has 20 less HP, the attack does 10 less damage, the first attack only attaches one Energy instead of two, the first doesn't do any damage at all so it can't be boosted, it isn't fire type so volcanion EX can't boost its damage and it can't hit decidueye for weakness. It is much much much much worse than baby volcanion. Not even comparable.
     
  16. pokesthenis Aspiring Trainer
    pokesthenis

    Member

    i love that team rocket trainer
     
  17. Corgimaster Card Faker, Image Maker, Competitive TCG player!
    Corgimaster

    Member

    Is it just me or does the gumshoos look like he is lecturing some one? For the other 40 cards, will they include rowlet and litten's evol? I hope so.
     
  18. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
    steffenka

    Member

    All the new cards have been revealed, so there won't be any Torracat nor Dartrix. The deck consists of 60 cards, however not all of 60 are new cards. As you can see, next to the set logo, 26 cards are in the set, so the deck likely consists of those 26 cards in various quantities, as well as energies :)
     
  19. anthony7245 Aspiring Trainer
    anthony7245

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    I could see Team Rocket's Harrassment being played once N rotates
     
  20. Frost Amethyst
    Frost

    Member

    If we get any of these cards overseas I'd be happy, but I'm not optimistic. The track record over the years for anime inspired-cards to receive translations is pretty poor.