Riolu and Lucario from SM3!

The cards won’t stop coming! Another evolution line from SM3 has been revealed today: Riolu and Lucario.

The promo version of Lucario was previously revealed, but this is the first time we’re seeing its in-set artwork. Both Lucario and Porygon-Z will be promos you can get when you buy a box of the set from participating stores.

Riolu – Fighting – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[F] Punch: 10 damage

[F][F] Low Kick: 30 damage

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


Lucario – Fighting – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Riolu

Ability: Determination
When you play this Pokemon from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon during your turn, you may prevent all effects of your opponent’s attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon until the end of your opponent’s next turn.

[F][F][F] Submarine Blow: 120 damage.

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


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  1. MorningSTAR1337 Aspiring Trainer
    MorningSTAR1337

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    Determination is good for 3 things:

    1. Riolu winds up the Active pokemon
    2. Promo Koko, Duskull or Decidueye is on the field
    3. Undertale references :p
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017
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  2. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Not entire sold on the card but the set version looks much better than the promo that comes with a box purchase.
     
  3. MorningSTAR1337 Aspiring Trainer
    MorningSTAR1337

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    You're telling me that this card looks better than the full art mega lucario?
     
  4. GekkisaiDaiNi Bee Revenge!
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    If only DeVo spray let you evolve again that same turn...
     
  5. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

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    He means the promo in japan that you get for purchasing a box of this set
     
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  6. AshCo Ladies' Man Extraordinaire
    AshCo

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    Can they just quit Rainbow Rares already? There's only ever been one good one, Machamp. They all just look so...Stupid Honestly. They're really lazy. Just...Come on Pokemon. Fix your stuff. The full arts? They're not the best either. I really hate the blue borders and I especially hate the mono-color background relying on mere texture to make it look nice. If they're making Full Arts they better either do it right, like in the BW era, or just not do them at all.

    I like Lucario. Too bad we don't have Broken Time-Space.
     
  7. Beat Aspiring Trainer
    Beat

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    To remove this effect (from ability) we can use Hex Maniac before it evolves or Pokemon Ranger on our turn, right?
     
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  8. RYesse Aspiring Trainer
    RYesse

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    I noticed we are getting a bunch of when this Pokémon evolves effects
     
  9. NeoRaikou Aspiring Trainer
    NeoRaikou

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    I'd have to agree, both the full art variations are super boring that I don't even attempt to collect them anymore. HOWEVER, a rainbow rare Ho-Oh would be really fitting... it even fits Necrozma's theme and concept quite quite nicely in my opinion, with it being the "Prism Pokemon" n' all... light, rainbows.
     
  10. Nathan H Aspiring Trainer
    Nathan H

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    I'm honestly surprised no one has mentioned the synergy of this with Breakthrough Gengar for easy knockouts on anything you want, given a turn.
     
  11. Javi Blizz Spanish TCG Player
    Javi Blizz

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    The main problem is that they're both Stage 2. That's maybe why no one mentioned it before.
     
  12. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    • Lucario - I already said this before, so I don't mentioned it again. Good thing Ranger can't stop 1-turn Immunity and a epic artwork. 2-3 Geodudes
     
  13. BraviaryBoi Anonymus
    BraviaryBoi

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    Porygon and lucario are both going to be prerelease promos I'm calling it
     
  14. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
    HA559

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    5 star artwork!
     
  15. Victory Victini Securing the win
    Victory Victini

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    Lucario's ability is very similar to a pokepower on Lucario lvl X!

    Plus the artwork is pretty cool.



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  16. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
    Swampert Full Art

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    I thought it said full art Marill
     
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  17. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Nope ranger only removes effects of attacks
     
  18. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang

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    This is a good ability
     
  19. Ilir Nikqi Aspiring Trainer
    Ilir Nikqi

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    Even better when Lysandre rotates
     
  20. Omarphylax Aspiring Trainer
    Omarphylax

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    1. No, the opponent must play the pokemon to use the ability.
    2. Not sure, but could be. It says "any player", but also says "from his hand onto his bench", so we'll have to wait how it behaves in PTCGO.