Tapu Lele from SM4+!

Tapu Lele will appear in SM4+ GX Battle Boost as an “alternate type reprint,” as I’ll now be calling them. Like Araquanid the other day, this Tapu Lele is a Fairy-type reprint of the Psychic-type one that’s we’ll eventually get in the Tapu Lele Pin Collection.

These “alternate type reprints” also change the types of the attack costs, Weakness, and Resistance to correspond with the card’s new type.

It seems this will be a new trend for the TCG going forward. What other “alternate type reprints” do you think we should get? Will Pokemon-GX get them? Maybe we’ll see a Water-type Golisopod-GX in GX Battle Boost! Not only are they conning collectors with these SM+ sets, but now players too! :p

GX Battle Boost will release in Japan next Friday, but we’ll have card translations and images before then. Be sure to keep checking back!

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  1. raymond25962 Aspiring Trainer
    raymond25962

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    So the same as the psychic type Tapu Lele.

    Makes it all the more likely that the psychic one won't be released.
     
  2. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
    GrandPanacea

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    Not quite the Lele everyone was lookin' for, but I'm definitely intrigued.
     
  3. TotoBoss Kappa
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    Since this is the Tapu Lele from the pin collection box, Does this mean we have a chance to get a Baby Tapu Koko set release as well? Or at least a good chance at it.

    EDIT: This is fairy type instead of the Pin collection's Psychic type. Still giving a chance for Fairy baby koko I guess.
     
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  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    We haven't get ourselves a Lele Promo, we have another Lele-kun, Fairy-type, DMG. Switcher. The typing makes it irrelevant. Nothing hit for weakness, but it protects you from Garb. 3-4 Geodudes.
     
  5. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    Except this can be played in Gardevoir, unlike the Psychic one. But I really don't know what use Garde would have for it.
     
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  6. Well, I forgot these truly are a thing, and so far it looks as tho GXs aren't getting the same treatment, I could see a lot of bad typed cards becoming good!
     
  7. Not sure how I feel about this one. I don't care that Lele GX may not be getting reprinted, and I'm a big fan of alternate typing, but to turn around and just use cards that have been printed and making them alternate types is kind of uncreative in my opinion. Make them original cards, not revamped ones.
     
  8. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Awwww, Goomy won't be type-changed.
    Oh well.
    Tapu Lele is kind of irrelevant, besides the fact that it's a promo and got a type change in a set.
    Fairy Tapu Koko?
    Fairy Mimikyu?
    Let's wait and see what Pokémon has in type-changing store.
     
  9. Craig Collier Aspiring Trainer
    Craig Collier

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    A ater Golisopod would be very cool and I like the idea of this mechanic. Double type would have been cooler
     
  10. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
    HouchinsDJ

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    Can we finally get the Psychic-type one? I've been waiting for that thing for months.
     
  11. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Honestly if we got this instead of the physic one it would be much more balanced phycic lele is broke with dimension valley and trev/necrozma
     
  12. skawt boop
    skawt

    Member

    I need them to replace the promo one to get rid of that nasty hole in my binder lol.

    Fairy type baby Tapu Koko would be nice for uhm... actually nevermind Fairy doesn't need any more support outside of Gardevoir-GX and Sylveon-GX lol.
     
  13. Jpkemperor Deck Builder and Researcher
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    Now it will be worth playing one Necrozma GX and one of these fairy Tapu Lele because you can accelerate energy to both with Secret Spring. I believe this will finally be the best way to counter Metagross GX when playing Gardevoir GX.
     
  14. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
    Julio Penaloza

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    Nice. A twist to tcg. Interesting.
     
  15. ZTrainer Aspiring Trainer
    ZTrainer

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    I wonder why are they doing this. Are they running out of ideas to create new cards? xD
     
  16. Gen Cario Aspiring Trainer
    Gen Cario

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    Hoopa Counter. This is gonna awesome.!!!
     
  17. SceptileSquad Leaf Blade!
    SceptileSquad

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    Yay! more interestingness! plus that art is awesome!

    Imagine a normal type Noivern-GX :0
     
  18. TheBossBlastoise We are the champions...sometimes
    TheBossBlastoise

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    Sweet! A Garde tech and a Garb tech! I really want to see a fairy Ninetails GX.
     
  19. gumball51321 Scotty Chesser
    gumball51321

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    I don't this having any use whatsoever. The psychic one had a place in Trees and potential Garb. This hopefully means we'll get the psychic one. Then again, the clear synergy with an already hated deck could be the reason we've yet to see it.
     
  20. MegaPod_781 Aspiring Trainer
    MegaPod_781

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    I'm a fan of this card's look, and the alternate type concept in general.