Heracross from SM3!

Heracross has been revealed at Japan’s Battle Festa tournaments!

The card is too blurry to make out the effects, but the Ability apparently works like Focus Band from Neo Genesis. We are not sure if the attack allows you to switch your opponent’s Pokemon or if your opponent makes the switch.

This translation is not final yet. We are waiting for a larger image.

Heracross – Grass – HP120?
Basic Pokemon

Ability: ??
If this Pokemon would be Knocked Out by your opponent’s attack, flip a coin. If heads, this Pokemon is not Knocked Out and its remaining HP becomes 10 instead.

[G][G] ??: 50 damage. Your opponent switches their active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon.

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

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  1. HypedWalrus Aspiring Trainer
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    Not bad, well, it actually is.
     
  2. Srmb Aspiring Trainer
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    It looks cool. Its ability Could work, but it won't see any play
     
  3. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    As much as these are not competitive in light of the heavy hitting GX format we have, AT LEAST THEY ARE EXPLORING NEW DESIGN SPACE WITH THESE ABILITIES !!!!!!
     
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  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    MY GEODUDES
    • Heracross - Are you sure it is weak to Psychic??! When I looked closely, I see some Red part on it. And most Grass-types are weak to Fire (unless it involves on being a Bug/Fighting typed Pokemon). Back to Heracross, the attack is unconvincing. The ability is fine!, but it can still be blocked. So I give it, 2 for now.
     
  5. DeDeNNe Di-Denki Nitro Neon, or De2NNe. Very Lethal
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    Hope we didnt have to pick .-.
     
  6. DeDeNNe Di-Denki Nitro Neon, or De2NNe. Very Lethal
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    1 turn conceding on tcgo gonna increase big time
     
  7. TCG_Destory Darkness player
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    Garbophobia... I tested a Mega Rayquaza deck with 16 Items and it did not work well. I have then tested a Brilliant Arrow deck that had 21 Items against Raticate/Garbodor and it was winning. I think Trainers' Mail should still be used in decks as a 1, 2 or 3-of. It sure is stressful to play against Garbodor but you can include Skyla to make your setup without Item burning easier. I would not recommend ruining your consistency for that one matchup. That said, I made a Despair Ray deck I plan to take to a tournament tomorrow. It runs 23 Item cards but a beauty of it is that once you are set up, if you did not use 9 Items, you are safe (let alone the Field Blower case) and can pull things off with Dragonite-EX plays to get your Bench filled up and more Energy from your deck (with Oricorio). Shaymin-EX also allows you to draw without Items and there is the Brock's Grit play as well. A Rattata could be run to get rid of Choice Band though, this way playing up to 10 Items is somewhat safe. It still matters quite often that Super Rod/VS Seeker cannot be used because of that threat.

    As for the Torment Spray card, I don't see it being used outside of decks that include Gumshoos-GX or Sylveon-GX. The use with Gumshoos-GX is that you can have your opponent reveal their hand and then use the Torment Spray card right away to get rid of a useful Supporter they have. In Sylveon-GX decks, it obviously combos decently with Red Card and Delinquent. However your opponent can simply keep a VS Seeker in hand and your plans fall down. Not a great card, almost a waste of space.
     
  8. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
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    It could almost kind of work with Choice Band and the promo Lurantis.
     
  9. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    It would've been good if the ability was a given and not a flip coin, but only works once for that pokemon in play. That way atleast you would've known that it wouldn't be OHKO'd from EX,GX etc.

    But my word some of these medium heavy basics (non legendary ones) getting huge HP bumps over the last 5 or so sets. I think it's good that these pokemon have 110-130HP.

    Snorlax is the only outlier in TCG. Correct me if I'm wrong but it is the only big basic pokemon that isn't a legendary. Lapras is probably the only pokemon that comes close to those parameters. So it was kinda good to see that 140HP snorlax in fates collide, I would like to see it have 150HP but retaining same types of attacks it currently has.
     
  10. Yes!

    The boy is back - I've been waiting for a good Heracross card for ages. Hopefully the attack gives you the choice, not the opponent.
     
  11. MaRiO123321 Aspiring Trainer
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    HEY HOW ARE YA FAM
     
  12. GigaGarchomp Dragon Tamer
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    Ahh, I forgot what it's called but there's a card that counts a coin flip as heads.. That could come in handy with the Heracross and it would be interesting to see in play.
     
  13. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Heracross one of the strongest bug types In the game and is given an attack that does 50 damage. With that ability he should have another attack that does damage bases on hp remaining similar to reversal still not great but could take a prize or 2
     
  14. Apterous Aspiring Trainer
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    How can you even read any of that? If you even got part it right - awesome eyes!
     
  15. Ninjabot 215 Beep Boop
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    Looks a little too gimmicky for my liking...
     
  16. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    The person who sent the photo sent a description of what it does.
     
  17. BENDsli Aspiring Trainer
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    So, with Heracross, from what the ability says, it doesn't matter if you only have 10hp to start with, you still get to flip the coin, which could make it interesting
     
  18. Merovingian Aspiring Trainer
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    I actually like the Heracross. I'm excited for it. It's going to be a 4-of in my Imakuni? theme deck. It's ability to potentially never die is a fun ability and can kee games going on much longer than they should.
     
  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  20. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    T1 Dewpider+Araquanid+Forest of Giant Plants+DCE = gg
     
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