Miltank from SM4!

Miltank from SM4 The Awoken Hero and The Transdimensional Beast has been revealed! The set will be released in Japan on September 15th. Thanks goes to Hannes S. and Michael S. for the translation!

Miltank – Colorless – HP100
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Moo Moo Ale
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, when you attach an Energy from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon, you may heal 90 damage from that Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Hip Drop: 60+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage.

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

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  1. JDA Aspiring Trainer
    JDA

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    Good to see abilities continue to show up. I dont think this card in particular will do anything but it's thematic and thats really nice.
     
  2. Teenyvictini Aspiring Trainer
    Teenyvictini

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    could be a good card in some decks, acerola was just printed though...
     
  3. AverageAvenger Aspiring Trainer
    AverageAvenger

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    Might see some use. Could get around with Float Stone shenanigans maybe? I'd say it's possible.
     
  4. Kyoushiro44 Aspiring Trainer
    Kyoushiro44

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    This is going to be horrible in sealed tournaments ._.
     
  5. MetaCall ADVGYM
    MetaCall

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    This is actually NUTS!!! Just imagine this with Gardevoir GX... Guzma w/ Float Stone... Yeah, Let that sink in
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  6. A Dragon of Destiny An Unloved Champion
    A Dragon of Destiny

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    If Secret Spring counts as from hand, this ability will be insane in GardeGX decks.

    edit: MetaCall Ninja'd me
     
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  7. Rindon Aspiring Trainer
    Rindon

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    You're right the ability on Miltank says an energy from hand...and Secret Spring specifically says attach a Y energy from hand. So I am assuming that it would count. If that is true you could heal 180 damage while attaching two energy...add in fairy drop there is a ton of healing potential for Gardevoir-GX.
     
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  8. BKRapper Aspiring Trainer
    BKRapper

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    This thing is straight BROKEN in Garde. Garb and Alolan Muk are going to see increased play after this rolls onto the scene.
     
  9. wonderful_whismur The most wonderful whismur in the world
    wonderful_whismur

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    I think this will be good with Tapu Koko GX? Switch out a damaged Tapu Koko for this Miltank, attach an energy to the damaged Koko, and put down a new Koko which takes all the energy including the new one. In this way, you have two fresh Tapu Kokos.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
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  10. Tails19950 Aspiring Trainer
    Tails19950

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    I'm starting to feel there MUST be something different about the Ultra Beast cards. They're not addressing them yet and I find that odd :)
     
  11. Agidyne Aspiring Trainer
    Agidyne

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    Float stones with golisopod gx, guzma and this miltank sounds good to me. By the way, if the translation is correct, it says "energy" and not "energy card". Does this mean that a DCE is healing 180?
     
  12. Frontier Brain David Aspiring Trainer
    Frontier Brain David

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    I wonder if I could throw in new Miltank card with Quad Metagross GX....?
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  13. Kyrushi Squirrel
    Kyrushi

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    Pokemon with abilities that basically give you free switches like Solgaleo could make this a really fun card to use! Personally I wanna somehow use this with my silly Wailord stall deck. I've been wanting healing to be viable and it looks like they're trying to push it!
     
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  14. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
    HA559

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    Miltank is the beast. Would have been good if it had more HP though.
     
  15. Slurma Aspiring Trainer
    Slurma

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    I could see this seeing play, especially with Guzma.
     
  16. Ramo0927 Stay away. I am literal cancer.
    Ramo0927

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    Keep in mind that Blissey healed for 80 and was a stage 1 and could only heal to active while this card heals more AND is a basic AND heals to any pokemon that you attach energy to...


    I love this card
     
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  17. Duo Aspiring Trainer
    Duo

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    Miltank looks like a very good card, but I think it also comes with some playability concerns. I'll be focusing on a Gardevoir GX deck as it seems to be the obvious deck to play it in.

    The first is bench space. With 2-3 Gardevoir GX, usually at least 1 Lele to search for a supporter at some point, maybe Octillery for draw power, and Diancie/Sylveon/Alolan Vulpix for your set up option, you're not left with a lot of room on your bench. Worst case scenario, I guess you could ditch the Octillery from the deck list, but whether or not that's worth it comes down to playtesting.

    The other concern is over extension. The best time to play Miltank would be when you're still setting up and you have fresh Gardevoir GX on the bench with no energy. But once you get a Gardevoir GX to 4, 5, 6 energy to start swinging for OHKOs, every energy you add on beyond that point for the 90 recover becomes over extension. This is especially dangerous in the mirror match since your opponent can just Guzma your over charged Gardy GX into their 1 or 2 energy Gardy GX, and there's an OHKO you can't recover from and all of the energies lost to discard, forcing you to use the GX attack to get your resources back.

    I think the main question to be asked with Miltank to clarify any of these concerns is "how many heals do I need to impact the game enough in my favor?" I believe the answer to that question would determine its usefulness.

    I believe Miltank's role is to allow you to set up early game without having to worry about your Gardevoir GX entering the active with only half HP remaining. It's very good at protecting you from Alolan Ninetales GX sniping your benched Gardevoir GX early on with Ice Blade. However, it naturally has limited use because you do not want to be attaching almost all of your energy to a single Gardevoir GX and making the rest of them worthless. If Guzma wasn't a thing, I think that would be totally okay, but since Guzma is a thing, you really do not want to be putting all your eggs in one basket.

    Hopefully without taking this into too much of a tanget, I prefer Acerola as a restoration option over Miltank, at least in concept. She can scoop up your damaged Gardy GX, all the evolutions below it, the float stone/choice band, and all the energy as well giving you a refresh and a huge handful of energy that you can Secret Spring onto the rest of your Gardy GX. I personally feel that because Acerola restores not only your Gardy GX but also your resources is what makes her a superior recovery option, that is assuming using Acerola is the best usage of supporters that turn and you have a way to make her available when you need her (Lele or Skyla/Sylveon if you don't get N'd).

    All that being said, I would really like to try this card when it comes out.
     
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  18. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    UBs are straight up guaranteed to be announced at Worlds. Last year they announced GXs there, they've got to announce something this year and this is surely it!
     
  19. Sam Anguiano Aspiring Trainer
    Sam Anguiano

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    I like this card! Now with escape rope, float stone, and Guzman. It could be fun
     
  20. MagicFash Aspiring Trainer
    MagicFash

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    This could be great in GOLISOPOD as a 1-Energy attachment + Floats = 120 heal 90 on a 210 Tank! (Really bad pun intended)
     
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