‘CoroCoro’ Reveals New Z-Moves, Using Z-Moves Twice

October’s issue of CoroCoro magazine has leaked, revealing new information about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Both games will release worldwide on November 17th.

 
  • With a new Solgaleo Z-Crystal, Solgaleo and Dusk Mane Necrozma can use a new Z-Move named Sunshine Smasher via Sunsteel Strike.
  • With a new Lunala Z-Crystal, Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma can use a new Z-Move named Moonlight Blaster via Moongeist Beam.
  • Dusk Mane Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma will have the Prism Armor Ability.
  • Necrozma and its forms can learn a new Psychic-type attack named Photon Geyser.
  • Z Rotom Power will allow you to use Z-Moves more than once in a battle if you have a good relationship with your Rotom Dex. However, it’s likely this will only be during story mode and not in competitive play or battles with other players (because it would be broken).
  • Rotopon is a new feature of the Rotom Dex that helps you obtain items or grants you power boosts, such as more experience points. The name is probably based on “Gashapon,” which are vending machines in Japan that dispense capsule toys.
  • The Rotom Dex will be more personable and you can interact with it more and answer its questions.

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  1. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
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    Do you realize what this means? There will likely be some kind of mechanic in the TCG with using GX attacks more than once! Maybe something with Rotom Dex trainers or a Rotom ability!
     
  2. Luca Wiz Spooky_Gengar
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    Two Z moves in one battle seems kinda broken... but I do love how they are improving the Rotom Dex. I hope the Poke Finder gets some sort of an upgrade too.
     
  3. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
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    Does anyone remember "Luxury Ball" from a gen 4 set. can't remember which, but it basically said "search your deck for any Pokemon card, and put that card in your hand. If there is a luxury ball card in your discard pile, this card does nothing". the card was placed as a single copy in every deck at the time.

    Where i'm getting at with this is, there will probably be a Rotom dex trainer card that says "If your GX Attack counter is faced down, put it face up again. If there is a rotom (WHATEVER) Dex, in your discard pile, this card does nothing."

    ^this is the most probable prediction to how the TCG will handle this mechanic.
     
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  4. Jswoop22 Aspiring Trainer
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    If they make a card that allows you to use 2 Gx moves in a single game, that would change the whole format, and not for the good.
     
  5. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    *put a card from your discard pile in your hand*
    * Shuffle a card from you DP into your deck*
    #broken
     
  6. Sean Timmons Aspiring Trainer
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    Gonna be hard to find a workaround on a card like that with puzzle in standard and eventually in expanded. Multiple Sol Burst Solgaleo could be annoying lol.
     
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  7. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    Hmm... That would be very exploitable and wouldn't limit to only two uses. (I like the thought of Luxury Ball's effect, though!) Maybe just something along the lines of 'You may only use the effect of this card once per game' could work? Or put it in the Lost Zone after using it. Ha ha.
     
  8. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    With the format change of ultra sun and Moon TCG Def is a new mechanic coming, personally I would love there to be Z crystal cards to attach to specific types that can only be used once per game (in lieu of GX attack) would completely shake the game, imagine a Garbador with some maniac physic Z move - would be awesome stuff, or magikarp being able to land some awesome 80-90 damage water attack LOL
     
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  9. Waplozes Aspiring Trainer
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    Is anyone else getting this idea of the mechanic in RPG's? Various interactions change the level of emotion in the character's code, letting various different things occur...
     
  10. TheRealBro.. Let's come together!
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    Yeah, if that's gonna be the case in VGC competitive play (using Z-moves twice) defensive play/stall is completely finished and the only viable form of play will be hyper offensive. Let's not. One Z-move is already somewhat problematic in my opinion (although also an interesting new mechanic at the same time)
     
  11. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    We need an English confirmation before we assume that it is what it is.

    Multiple Z-Moves (GX attacks in the TCG) could be broken.
     
  12. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
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    Please do not carry multiple Z-Moves into the TCG, please do not carry multiple Z-Moves into the TCG, please do not carry multiple Z-Moves into the TCG...

    While you're at it, keep it in-story too. Thanks.

    Curious, Rotopon sounds like a new O-Power system. Yes please!
     
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  13. Sephiroth120898 Aspiring Trainer
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    Nope, that's too broken. Gardevoir could keep shuffling 9 cards plus that card back into its deck. Nice idea though.
     
  14. TheMaskedMeowth Gardevoir-GX is CUTE
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    Shoot, lemme just use Twilight/Hollow Hunt infinity times.
     
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  15. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    If the wording of a rotom item in the TCG is as follows, it won't be a problem.

    "You may use two GX attacks this game."

    If it the wording of a rotom item is as follows, I quit.

    "You may use an additional GX attack this game."
     
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  16. Elray Expanded Player
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    Dowsing Machine is going to be even more expensive if that happens.
     
  17. Tarin Stierheim Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm excited to see if using two z-moves will be used in story and competitive play.