Buneary from SM5!

Buneary from SM5 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been revealed! Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Buneary – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Spineless: If the Defending Pokemon tries to attack during your opponent’s next turn, your opponent flips a coin. If tails, that attack does nothing.

[C] Skip: 10 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Kagemaru Himeno is one of the few TCG artists who’s been here since the beginning, having first illustrated cards in 1997’s Jungle. That’s 20 years of illustrations! As you can see with Buneary, her backgrounds have become much more detailed since her first cards.

She also illustrated Pokemon TCG manga, like How I Became a Pokemon Card. Apparently back in 2008, I thought she was a man. Mr. Mime also seems to be male, but it can also be female. Gardevoir seems to be female, but it can also be male. Trying really hard here to make this story informative. :p

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  1. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Two words: Meta Defining
     
  2. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    coin flip meta incoming, with effects this broken, not even the unreliability of coin flips will get in the way. second coin flip victini is gonna skyrocket in price
     
  3. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    The effect of this attack, however, is not affected by second coin flip Victini.
     
  4. Ilir Nikqi Aspiring Trainer
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    This + Victiny = auto win

    *edited* during your opponents turn, ok. Joke not as funny :(
     
  5. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    it was mostly a joke statement following the "coin flip meta incoming", but i guess for newer players putting that this attack isn't affected (since it's on the opponent's turn) is important.
     
  6. KingJellybean Aspiring Trainer
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    This card is grossly overpowered since in can OHKO all pokemon weak to normal that currently exist in the standard format.
     
  7. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    The background is beautiful. But her art style has evolved. Recently her Pokémon look more reflecting, plastic-like than the background. With some arts, background and Pokémon seem to be different art and then put together. If you look at the Luxio, then they both are the same drawing style.
     
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  8. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
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    wait a second. this artist did the artwork for one of my favourite gen 1 cards Big Eggsplosion Exeggutor... even more hype.

    That Exeggutor is awesome with buzzap electrode in gen 1, because unlike the electrode in evolutions you can attach it to any pokemon, and it provides double of any energy, so electrode can be 2 psychic.

    Fast forward to gen 2 and the jungle Exeggutor gets reprinted in Legendary collection. With wild growth Meganium in the format that doubles all grass energy, Exeggutor is even more of a threat.
     
  9. ABSOLutely Aspiring Trainer
    ABSOLutely

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    Come on, let there be a Lopunny GX to make up for the non-existant Mega EX that I wanted.
     
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  10. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
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    Honestly, I think skipping out on Luxray altogether is the right choice here, especially if you're playing this as a tech. Just splash in a 2/2 line up to Luxio and choke your opponent for a little in the early game. You only lose 1 prize, forcing the 7 prize game anyway.

    As already discussed in previous posts, Rare Candy defeats the purpose of Shining Celebi, and you really aren't playing Luxray as a main attacker here. You also have 2 easy KOs on your bench if you have both the Celebi and anything not yet a Luxray, not to mention really tight bench space as well.

    I find this evolution line very interesting because it's the first line that I've seen where the stage 1 middle evolution is conditionally better than evolving up all the way, especially thanks to the Shinx.

    I think there are 2 routes to take here.

    Route 1 is to splash in a 2/2 or 3/3 line only up to Luxio into any other deck to prevent your opponent from getting set up early. The 30 damage is significant early game, and if you're against a Stage 2 deck, which you likely are nowadays, you can stop ultra balls and fast evolution rare candies. That's very significant for slowing your opponent down. 1 or 2 turns of Luxio while you get set up can be the game decider in a mirror match.

    Route 2 is, as mentioned before, to go all the way into Luxray BREAK including Shining Celebi for item lock on a mathematically 200 HP 1 prize Pokemon as well as including Rayquaza from Guardian's Rising so that you have the option to snipe 150 or build up the energy for guaranteed 2 hit KOs with BREAK's attack, and maybe the occasional lucky cheeky OHKO. The main issue with this route is that you're even slower than Greninja BREAK since you don't have something as potent as water duplicates, and you are interested in having at least one Luxio as part of one of your evolution lines in order to make Shining Celebi worth it at all. You really have to have item lock in place to have an evolution line this slow get set up. Shinx's ability helps to mitigate this a bit, but the timing window of it is so specific that I wouldn't call it reliable.
     
  11. Y-Guy3 Aspiring Trainer
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    Luxray+Koko+magnezone anyone?
     
  12. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
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    Seems OK actually
     
  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Buneary is the best card in the entire set.
    No questions asked.
     
  14. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    If coin flipping is how the meta is going to go then the victiny coin flip card will go up drastically in prices.
     
  15. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    And if You're playing expanded play life dew and tech a Neighlego Gx to make it a 9 prize game while trying to take out a 200 hp 1 prize pokemon
     
  16. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    if you play expanded play life dew and tech neighlego gx into your deck for a 9 prize game with your opponent trying to take 1 prize on a 200 hp pokemon
     
  17. EarthwormZim Aspiring Trainer
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    I would argue that Machoke GRI is also conditionally better than any Machamp currently in standard :p, but I agree with your point (Granted Machoke is for the ability, not the attack). A 2-2 line seems to be the best way to use Luxio, but only time will tell I suppose.
     
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  18. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!
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    Well put. And that's what I don't like that much about these cards compared to the artworks of the old days wit a more 'loosely drawn' style of the Pokemon in picture. Wish that would come back someday in a new set, and not like in Evolutions with the exact same cards reprinted. New artwork. Throw in a couple of Shining Pokemon as in it and you have a collector's dream!
     
  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  20. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    Well:
    4 missing clovers: 1st prize
    4 puzzle if time: 2nd prize
    Glutton GX = 4 prizes

    Won!
     
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