Rainbow Rare Ho-Oh-GX, ‘Burning Shadows’ Artwork

CoroCoro has revealed Ho-Oh-GX’s rainbow rare from SM3! The set will be released in Japan on Friday, but we’ll have exclusive info before then.

Ho-Oh-GX – Fire – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[R][C][C] Sacred Fire: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[R][R][R][C] Phoenix Burn: 180 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Phoenix Burn during your next turn.

[R][C][C] Eternal Light GX: Put 3 in combination of [R] Pokemon-EX or Pokemon-GX from your discard pile onto your Bench. (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: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2

We also now have clearer images of the booster pack artwork for Necrozma and Ho-Oh from Burning Shadows, releasing August 4th. Our English set will be comprised mainly of the cards from Japan’s SM3.

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  1. PieterPie Aspiring Trainer
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    well that is disappointing, but expected, given it would just be a "silver full art".

    for the rainbow pokemon, they could have done a special "rainbow rare" imo

    edit: that hooh booster pack artwork is sick though
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017
  2. Clamtrak Aspiring Trainer
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    I want that silver ho-oh and the Necrozma pack art.
     
  3. WangWei Aspiring Trainer
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    This and Kiawe is going to be game over during prerelease.
     
  4. Shining Shinx YT Gym Leader & Professor
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    i honestly think we are gonna get azumarill gx fairy type. but i like the poliwag from sm base artstyle
     
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  5. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Entertainment brands often use overtly sexy character designs to sell their product. Someone sits there and consciously decides to pick these characters and highlight their assets because they think it will sell to their audience. But it's not something you typically find in a brand targeted at children, which is why I brought it up and highlighted it. I'm actually starting to think the demographic for the TCG is skewing older in recent years, which is why they've been making some artwork like this. I don't have a problem with the artwork personally, I'm just more curious about what these decisions say about the PTCG's demographics and if it's changing (getting older).
     
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  6. Shining Shinx YT Gym Leader & Professor
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    duskull looks good. bringing back a basic pokemon. :)

    im liking the ability determination. seems good
     
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  7. Yog Rogue
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    That's the first ever picture of Necrozma I've seen that doesn't look like they got the trainee intern to design a pokémon. :D
     
  8. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    More so if you consider that as far as tournament goers go there are way more masters than juniors. So cards like this and skyla make sense. Japanese anime and games have been doing this for years so why not Pokemon get on board.
     
  9. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Wow, I thought the Skyla reprint was too revealing. The first thing I see when I login is a boob crop. Card itself is decent though.
     
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  10. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    That's a good point. These SRs are mainly sought by tournament players who want to bling out their decks or serious collectors who will buy all the cards no matter what's on them. Most kids will never open this card from a booster pack (especially with the absurd pull rates), so maybe that's why Pokemon thinks it's "safe" to make cards like this once in a while.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2017
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  11. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't think there's anything exceptionally risqué about this card. Nothing is revealed, merely emphasized, and less prominently than Skyla FA at that. Besides, most kids old enough to care about boobs also have an internet capable device and parents too stupid to restrict it, so they don't exactly need to look to trading cards for 'material'.
     
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  12. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    I don't think the material is an issue at all, I think it's what Pokemon deciding to print something like it means for their brand. Like I said, someone sat there and purposefully decided to pick this character and emphasize her features because they think it will sell to their audience. It seems like an unusual business decision for a brand we typically associate with children, and I'm curious what it means about Pokemon's demographics and image, if anything.
     
  13. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    If one were to guess what the Wicke card was only by the zoomed in picture in the homepage they wouldn't have come close to guessing it.

    I thought it was something to do with tapu lele lol.
     
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  14. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    Ho-oh just about gets away with the rainbow full art, which shows they should scrap it.
     
  15. Seng vang Svang20
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    To be honest, i think the full art looks so much better than the rainbow rare. Its such beautiful artwork.
     
  16. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
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    Not as sexy as the full art Skyla from BREAKpoint ;)
     
  17. Ilir Nikqi Aspiring Trainer
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    well i like the regular FA more, but i always go for the rainbow since its rarer lol
     
  18. AshCo Ladies' Man Extraordinaire
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    What have they done to poor Ho-Oh?! I mean...I've seen bad Rainbow Rares but this is the worst one yet.
    Hopefully it looks decent in real life...Because as it stands? It's just...Wrong.
     
  19. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    Well, the rainbow bird gets the worst rainbow rare. #TPCILogic
     
  20. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    You wanna fight lol