Shining Genesect and Ivysaur from ‘Shining Legends!’

We now have exclusive images of the last two remaining cards from Shining Legends (spare secret rares).

We’ll post the missing secret rares later this week. Shining Legends will officially hit store shelves in Japan on Saturday and in America on October 4th.

To see the rest of the set, you can check out our news story from last week.

Shining Genesect – Grass – HP130
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Energy Reload
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may move a [G] Energy from 1 of your Pokemon to this Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Gaia Blaster: 50+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [G] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

Ivysaur – Grass – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Bulbasaur

[G][C] Razor Leaf: 30 damage.

[G][G][C][C] Noxious Whip: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned and Confused.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4

Shining Genesect’s artwork reminds me of Shining Kabutops’s from Neo Destiny, but both cards were illustrated by two different people. Perhaps Shining Genesect is paying homage to Shining Kabutops? The rocks in the corner, the sunset, and the clouds are all extremely similar!

This Ivysaur has the highest HP and retreat cost of any Ivysaur ever. Venusaur had the same amount of HP in Base Set. Power creep! However, Ivysaur has double the retreat of Base Set Venusaur.

Thanks goes to Rhonda D. and Jake C. for the translations!

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  1. PMJ happy thoughts

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    Of course the Ivysaur combos with Venusaur and Shining Celebi, allowing it to swing for half the cost.
  2. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer


    The link to the other cards sends to the post of three weeks ago, and not the full set cards.
  3. Slurma Aspiring Trainer


    I thought we were going to lose trevenant, but I guess not, its just lower hp. nice.
  4. DaBoss Gamer Aspiring Trainer
    DaBoss Gamer


    Great combo: Venusaur's ability and Genesect itself.
  5. Omarphylax Aspiring Trainer


    Just imagine this Genesect with Venusaur and the -30 damage stadium. You can also use Max potions by moving the energies with other genesects in bench
    Holden Sheeks likes this.
  6. ozzie347 Aspiring Trainer

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    Genesect + Venasaur seems legit. 3 grass energy + Venasaur ability + Choice Band = 200 damage. On a basic single-prize attacker. Ridiculous :D
    savarin and taschen88 like this.
  7. Shining Genesect looks like a solid single prize attacker in Lurantis and possibly Vikavolt decks. The Ability and attack are reminiscent of Flareon-EX, a card that saw some competitive play but Volcanion now has better partners. With the Lurantis promo and Choice Band, it's possible to hit for big numbers with this card. 130 HP is also typical for a non-GX / EX basic.
  8. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    • Shining Genesect - Does anyone found Venusaur's perfect partner? This is the perfect one! This is basically Grass version of GEN Flareon EX. I made up a partial deck list for this. Plus, the ability matches the card itself.4 Geodudes:
    Pokemon - 19
    3 Shining Genesect (If it is allowed to run multiple copies of Shining Pokémon)
    2-1-2 Venusaur
    4-2/2 Lurantis/Lurantis-GX
    2 Tapu Lele GX
    1 Pink Oricorio

    Stadium - 3
    3 Aether Park

    Energy - 8
    8 Grass Energy

    Supporters - 13
    4 Sycamore
    4 N
    1 Brigette
    2 Guzma
    1 Acerola
    1 Center Lady

    Items - 17

    2 Rare Candy
    4 Ultra Ball
    2 Rescue Strecther
    2 Field Blower
    3 Choice Band

    1 Switch (just in case)
    1 Super Rod
    1 Timer Ball
    1 Revitalizer

    Total: 60
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  9. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
    Spring Sun Warrior


    venusaur genesect is gunna be fun!!!!!
  10. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
    Spring Sun Warrior


  11. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?


    It is said that Genesect is an ancient Pokemon found and modified by Team Plasma, and a lot of people believe that Pokemon to be Kabutops. Maybe that's the reference? The dex does however say it was a bug Pokemon, which it is not a Bug-type, but it is in the Water 3 Egg Group, which is the Egg Group that aquatic invertebrates are categorized in. Neat reference.
    Shining Genesect and Venusaur... Too many decks I want to make, yet so little money. >_>
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  12. Queno138 Metal Balls Trainer


    Any idea what's the pull rate for a shiny, out of the entire box?
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  13. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!


    That is one fat Ivysaur, having double the retreat cost of a Venusaur.. Cool artwork though!
    taschen88 likes this.


    Shining Genesect immediately reminded me of Shining Kabutops as well.

    It's too uncanny to be coincidental – it's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it, but it's nonetheless a reference.
  15. taschen88 Aspiring Trainer


    After being absent in TCG for a couple of years, I am beyond stoked that the (non-ex) Bulbasaur line is back! I was disappointed to say the least when my favorite original starter didn't make it to XY Evolutions, but in hindsight I'm glad Bulbasaur wasn't part of that crappy expansion.

    This new Ivysaur has cool art/illustration and has a good distracting 2nd attack (hopefully aided by a Venusaur in play) but I'm a bit worried by the 100HP. It means Ivysaur can't be summoned via Level Ball, although there is Heavy Ball - works for Venusaur, too.

    Side-note: I hope SM Shining Legends will get 2 theme decks, please let one of them involve the Bulbasaur line!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Will be updating my Vikavolt/Bulu-GX deck with Venusaur despite being "clunky" for having 2 stage-2 lines:

    2 SuM Grubbin
    2 SuM Charjabug
    2 SuM Vikavolt

    2 Promo Tapu-Bulu-GX
    2 GRi Tapu Lele-GX
    3 ShL Shining Genesect

    2 faaaancy Bulbasaur
    2 faaaancy Ivysaur
    2 faaaancy Venusar

    1 Rotom Pokédex in case Venusaur/Vikavolt happen to be in the prize cards
    4 Rare Candy
    4 Heavy Ball
    ...aaaand so on. :)
    Tangelatwist likes this.
  16. basilisx Aspiring Trainer


    I actually preffer Lurantis GX over Venusaur since, you know, we are losing Forest and you can only set up one single Venusaur since it does not stack. Although you could go Brick City and play all of three in one deck
  17. I love that they're teasing the 'Kabutops is Genesect' theory with these artwork choices.

    Personally, I had thought that they're not one and the same but this leaves the door ajar...
    SupremeLeaderQuagsire likes this.
  18. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!


    Agreed. Same here. I always liked the Bulbasaur line best back in the days, and was annoyed that it always came last after Charizard and Blastoise. The Evolutions set (although I liked the 'back to the beginning' thing) was no exception with of course a Charizard and Blastoise Elite Trainer Box.. Sigh. Don't get your hopes up ;)
  19. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life


    I know this isn't the deck garage but Wish Baton would be better for this deck then Band and the new Ribombee outclasses Oricorio, and lastly Super rod will probably rotate.
  20. TaichoBanana Aspiring Trainer


    Back In the day, we could only have 1 shiny in our decks. I don't see anything on the card that says 1 shining like neo 4 had so maybe there won't be a limit of 1.