Araquanid from SM4+!

Well this is interesting…

A new Araquanid will be in SM4+ GX Battle Boost, but it’s the exact same card as the one from Sun & Moon except that it’s a Grass-type (it was previously Water). It has the same HP, Ability, attack name, and attack damage as the old one. Because it’s a different type and could also have a different attack cost and Weakness, it’s considered a different card. It’s not a reprint, it’s a completely “new” card.

This is the first time in the history of the TCG that a new card shares the exact same attacks and Abilities as an older card. Once in a while a Pokemon may reuse an attack from an older card, but the new card’s attack will usually have a different cost or damage. In those rare cases, the card’s other attacks will always be different so that the card is still unique and distinguishable from previous cards. Not in this case, though!

I wonder why Pokemon Card Laboratory decided to do this. Could we see “new” versions of other cards as different types in the future?

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  1. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
    GrandPanacea

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    Hm... How curious. I'm intrigued by the potential that this opens up. Water-type Golisopod, for instance? Interesting. Very interesting.
     
  2. SceptileSquad Leaf Blade!
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    I don't know what else there is to say besides 'interesting'...

    on a side note, will this Araquanid have the fire weakness like most grass types, despite it's ability, or will it carry the grass weakness (a grass type weak to grass - interesting again) or pull a Ho-Oh and be weak to something like lightning?
     
  3. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    This is almost similar to Mr. Mime who has a Bench Barrier ability similar to the PLF Psychic Mr. Me. But the attacks are different. I think the atk is GCC, just to continue the "copy" trend. I hope we see more of these. Maybe on SL Stunfisk.
     
  4. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  5. Missingno650 Missingno Master
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    That's an awesome looking card!
     
  6. Leronne Bug Pokemon Lover
    Leronne

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    Huh. Weird. I was sure possesed/poisoned lusamine would get it's own card. Kinda like Lysandre's Trump Card.
     
  7. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Can we see a normal art of it. I want to see how beautiful it is. And also, I don't use FAs in my deck. Maybe, late-game Lillie will have a FA, too?
     
  8. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest

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    That art is pure awesome.
     
  9. zarc4d Aspiring Trainer
    zarc4d

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    they could make an araquanid gx dual type grass/water
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Oh, how the types have turned.
    Okay, how many people did I kill with my pun about the Araquanid?
     
  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Now there are two better looking VS Seekers.
    What happened to mine?
    But seriously, I think the new full art looks better than the last one.
     
  12. Jake Lea Aspiring Trainer
    Jake Lea

    Member

    Pokémon keeps hitting it out of the park with all these Full Arts! Looks incredible!
     
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  13. Wechselbalg Aspiring Trainer
    Wechselbalg

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    Yay, finally! Not that I care that much about FAs, but I thought that the Lusamine FA in CRI was such a missed opportunity for this character. (Esp. considering that both the Lilly and the Gladion FA look pretty good. ) This new one fixes it a bit.
     
  14. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
    Asrialys

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    I know it's been over a year, but that's a little spoilery :p
     
  15. Cottonmouth25 Flying-type Enthusiast
    Cottonmouth25

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    She's as terrifying as ever.
     
  16. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful
    doubleb036

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    Grade A art, I don't own a lot of Full Art's but that is one I would really consider getting lol
     
  17. TheMaskedMeowth Gardevoir-GX is CUTE
    TheMaskedMeowth

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    Somehow I feel like this is gonna be a Grass-type with a weakness other than Fire. Seems its ability still says "Prevent all damage from Fire-types done to this Pokemon" or whatever it says specifically. But that'd be kinda awkward if it's weak to Fire.
     
  18. ShinyZard Aspiring Trainer
    ShinyZard

    Member

    Does this mean we really, really not getting a VS Seeker reprint... This poisoned Lusamine looks pretty scary, probably showing it off during the Halloween holiday. But, I like the other Lusamine full art better as it just looks like I play for the "good" side when I put it in my deck.
     
  19. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
    HouchinsDJ

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    One of the coolest FAs I've seen!
     
  20. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
    MarshalBry

    Member

    Kind of looks like a much cooler Lysandre's Trump Card