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‘The Best of XY’ and SM2+ ‘Beyond a New Challenge’ Leaking!

We now have exclusive images of SM2+ Beyond a New Challenge and The Best of XY! Both sets will be released in Japan this Friday.

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The Best of XY

The Best of XY mainly features reprints from the past few years as well as some cards with new artwork like N and Jolteon-EX. The set’s new cards are being released in America as promos and any leftovers will probably be included in our future sets.

Update: Here are all the secret rare cards! #172 M Camerupt-EX, #173 Jolteon-EX, #174 M Manectric-EX, #175 Regirock-EX, #176 M Lucario-EX, #177 Zygarde-EX, #178 M Sharpedo-EX, #179 Aegislash-EX, #180 N, #181 Hex Maniac, #182 Blacksmith, #183 Karen, #184 Delinquent, #185 Shauna, and #186 Team Flare Grunt. Update: #187 and #188 are ultra rare Yveltal-EX and Shaymin-EX!

SM2+ ‘Beyond a New Challenge’

SM2+ features many reprinted cards from SM2 as well as some new cards like Tapu Fini-GX and Darkrai-GX. The set’s new cards will be included in our SM3 set in August.

Ledyba – Grass – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[G] Agility: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn..

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


Ledian – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Ledyba

[G] Swift: 30 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, or any other effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Comet Punch: 40× damage. Flip 4 coins. This attack does 40 damage times the number of heads.

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


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


Salazzle-GX – Fire – HP200
Stage 1 – Evolves from Salandit

[R][R] Wicked Claw: 50x damage. This attack does 50 damage times the number of Prize cards you’ve already taken.

[R][R] Heat Blast: 110 damage.

[R][R] Queen Haze GX: Discard all Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon. (You can only use 1 GX attack per game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


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


Tapu Fini-GX – Water – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[C] Aqua Ring: 20 damage. You may switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[W][W][C] Hydro Shoot: Discard 2 [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon and do 120 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[W] Tapu Storm GX: Shuffle your opponent’s Active Pokemon and all cards attached to it into your opponent’s deck. If your opponent has no Benched Pokemon, this attack fails. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack a game.)

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

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Electabuzz – Lightning – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Punch: 20 damage.

[L][C][C] Thundershock: 40 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Electivire – Lightning – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Electabuzz

[L][C][C] Thunder Punch: 60+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 60 more damage. If tails, this Pokemon does 20 damage to itself.

[L][L][C][C] Giga Impact: 170 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 4


Slowking – Psychic – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Slowpoke

[P] Drift Ashore: Search your deck for a card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

[P][P][P] Barehanded Fighting: 110 damage. If you have no cards in your hand, this Pokemon can use this attack even without the required energy.

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


Tapu Lele – Psychic – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[P] Psycho Wave: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage times the number of Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C] Magical Swap: Rearrange the damage counters on your opponent’s Pokemon in any way you like.

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


Machamp-GX – Fighting – HP250
Stage 2 – Evolves from Machoke

[F][F] Cross-Cut: 60+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is an Evolution Pokemon, this attack does 60 more damage.

[F][F][F] Earth Breaker: 130 damage. Discard any Stadium card in play.

[F][F][F] Muscle Punch GX: 180 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Resistance. (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: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Solrock – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Double Draw: Draw 2 cards.

[F] Solar Heat: 20+ damage. If there is any Stadium card in play, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Lunatone – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Heal Block
If you have Solrock in play, neither player can heal damage from their Pokemon.

[F][C] Lunablast: 30 damage.

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


Lycanroc – Fighting – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rockruff

[F] Dangerous Claw: 30+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Basic Pokemon, this attack does 30 more damage.

[F][C][C] Corner: 90 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

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


Sneasel – Darkness – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Sharpen Claws: During your next turn, this Pokemon’s Slash attack’s base damage is 80.

[D][C] Slash: 20 damage.

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


Weavile – Darkness – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Dark Awakening: This attack does 60 damage to every Pokemon in play that has an ability.

[D][C] Slash: 70 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: none


Darkrai-GX – Darkness – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Resurrection
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this card is in your discard pile, you may play this card to your Bench and attach 1 [D] Energy from your discard pile to this card.

[D][D][C] Dark Rift: 130 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Resistance.

[D][D][C] Dead End GX: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition, that Pokemon is now Knocked Out. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack a game.)

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

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


Wish Baton – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

If the Pokemon this card is attached to is your Active Pokemon and is Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack, choose up to 3 Basic Energy attached to that Pokemon and move them to one of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Acerola – Trainer
Supporter

Choose 1 of your Pokemon with damage counters on it. Return that Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your hand.

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

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. Vivek Evil Yveltal
    Vivek

    Member

    Tell me you don't want all these. Look at all these Full art Supporters.

    If they do not release this outside of Japan, I am packing my bag and move to Japan.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Vyn Aspiring Trainer
    Vyn

    Member

    Queen Haze GX - Discard all energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokémon.

    Okay now what does the first one do
     
  3. squirtli Gen 6 National Dex Complete!
    squirtli

    Member

    First attack on Salazze is 50 damage times the number of prize cards you've already taken.
     
  4. TotoBoss Kappa
    TotoBoss

    Member

    They're seriously working to get decks with 60 fa's/Sr's aren't they? Pretty much all decent supporters are getting fa's and they're printing every decent item as a secret rare. Just waiting for the sr stadiumsto be revealed.
     
  5. Coolpilot Bisharps don't know 'bout my Togekiss
    Coolpilot

    Advanced Member Member

    Man, those FA supporters look amazing. They just better end up being XY promos over here & not be reprinted in our SM sets - Hex wouldn't be bad, but having Flare Grunt in a SM set won't make much sense (need them Skull & Aether members!), and N has already long overstayed its welcome.
     
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  6. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2
    Ecourts

    Advanced Member Member

    I was gonna make a "Top 3 Cards I think should get FAs" ...but, they just leaked 2 of my 3 (Hex + Grunt).
    Well, on to the next project~

    Oh, and that N looks amazing.
    I actually really like N as a card, it adds a lot of depth to the game, I hope it stays in Standard.
     
  7. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
    RealSlim

    Member

    Holy cow those Full Art supporters are gorgeous. Why didn't they print them in XY sets? I don't know, I kinda hate this late-late-late reprints.
     
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  8. Coolpilot Bisharps don't know 'bout my Togekiss
    Coolpilot

    Advanced Member Member

    *LE GASP!* A Shauna FA now?! Want that sooooo bad. Such a great card for decks that get ahead early. :D
     
  9. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

    Member

    Gimme 10 N's and Hex Maniacs, please.

    Also, they better release a "Super Supporter Collection" with all these FAs in it.
     
  10. TotoBoss Kappa
    TotoBoss

    Member

    I also just love these fa's honestly, cant wait what the rest is they're going to print fa/sr! Even though I wont be able to play this all irl (unless theyre promos) theyre still very pretty to look at :) (inb4 Fa Delinquent/Ninja Boy)
     
  11. DaGod503 Aspiring Trainer
    DaGod503

    Member

    yeah how come they do them this late?
     
  12. ArceusTrainer Arceus Collector
    ArceusTrainer

    Member

    dw, when it comes to novelty cards like this they most definitely will give them out in some sort of mini set or extra set to a release.
     
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  13. Vivek Evil Yveltal
    Vivek

    Member

    What a great day to be a Pokemon TCG fan, ain't it.

    When did Shauna became BEST of XY ?
     
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  14. That Full Art N is amazing!
     
  15. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    Meaning N would stay longer in play..
     
  16. riChchestMat Aspiring Trainer
    riChchestMat

    Member

    I don't think it's worth buying boxes or XY reprints for the chance of getting a FA, neither am I convinced the price of buying these as singles is going to be a sensible price. They are beautiful but the cash-grab is very real at this point.
     
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  17. NightOfYuyuko Popper.jpeg
    NightOfYuyuko

    Member

    Acerola full art is so precious! x3 The Hex maniac is also amazing

    I'm 200% sure i'll be playing Darkrai GX next season lmao
     
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  18. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2
    Ecourts

    Advanced Member Member

    Isn't this set the opposite of a cash grab, though?
    If I recall, the point of the set is to allow easier access to competitive cards.

    I mean, sure, they're selling more product... but It's not like they make money off singles.
    They're just giving us what we want.
     
  19. DeDeNNe Di-Denki Nitro Neon, or De2NNe. Very Lethal
    DeDeNNe

    Member

    I can already see the battle compressor gold rolling in. Also, where is lysandre ):3
     
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  20. ZygardeGuy Baba ba wawa ha ha ba ba
    ZygardeGuy

    Member

    Why does Japan get all of this awesome stuff that we don't. First, a set of reprints based off of the meta game. Second, that Shaymin, Yveltal, Blacksmith, N, and Hex?!?!
    Why not us?
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017