Drifblim and Partial Stage 1 Revealed from SM5!

A new Drifblim has been revealed from SM5 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon! The set will release in Japan on December 8th.

Drifblim – Psychic – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Drifloon

[C][C] Damage Transport: Move 4 damage counters from each of your Pokemon to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C][C] Wheelwind: 80 damage. Your opponent switches their Active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1

America and Europe will get Drifblim in our Ultra Prism set, which releases February 2nd.

Additionally, a new Stage 1 Pokemon is going to be revealed soon whose attack does 50 damage times the number of your opponent’s Pokemon with an Ability. The attack will require one Energy. The Pokemon will not be a Pokemon-GX.

Thanks goes to Bangiras and Sean T. for the translation!

First Cynthia, then Pachirisu, and now Drifblim… D/P remakes confirmed!

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  1. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    Damage Transport looks fun late game. 50x for each of your opponent's Pokémon with an Ability sounds like it could be a good tech in Garb if it is a Psychic or Colorless Energy; or if the Garb deck runs Rainbow.
     
  2. Yen Aspiring Trainer
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    Tapu koko and other spread attackers best watch out. Decent energy cost for both attacks too, the 2nd attack only needing another Psychic attachment
     
  3. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Garb makes it so that other Pokemon have no abilies which would lower the damage to zero
     
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  4. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
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    First attack is not terrible.
    This new stage 1 pokemon who does 50 times the number of your opponents pokemon with abilities for 1 energy- could be pretty darn good!
     
  5. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    I know, I meant with Trashalanche. Pressuring your opponent away from both Leles and Items sounds pretty powerful to me. But you do have a point that Garbotoxin would make it counter-intuitive.
     
  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Nice card. A direct counter to spread decks. Cannot wait for the stage one that hits 50 for each opposing Pokémon with an ability for one energy. Would be a lot of fun if it would be an alternate Garbodor :p.
     
  7. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    A new stage 1?
    Is it a new Pokemon? Or just a new card?
     
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  8. AFEX Eon Duo Rules!
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    I couldn't imagine it being a brand new Pokemon. They would've revealed something like that a while ago in some kind of USUM trailer.

    If it is however, it would be the first time TCPI reveals a brand new Pokemon and slaps that Pokemon into a TCG expansion before its slapped into a game.
     
  9. Baconcrisp3 Aspiring Trainer
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    That stage one Pokemon sounds like he could be really good, and the probable counter we could need for the new Solgaleo GX. Since both of the Solgaleo GX and the Tapu Lele GX have an ability, it'll mean that this card could really hit for massive damage against them. I really hope this guy isn't a psychic type though, because Solgaleo's resistance to it. This card could be really great (or really awful)

    Drifblim is ok. Neither of it's attacks are awful, and on a basic Pokemon this could have been decent, but this is never really going to see play.
     
  10. AFEX Eon Duo Rules!
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    Why the new Solgaleo, that card is the least of the new sets threats.
     
  11. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
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    So what cards from the upcoming set are more of a threat than the new Solgaleo?
     
  12. AFEX Eon Duo Rules!
    AFEX

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    That's not the point.
     
  13. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    Sadly for Drifblim, due to being a stage 1, a player can anticipate in advance when Koko shouldn't be played when a Driftloon is on the bench. This makes the card more of a "check" than an actual counter.

    In addition, if Koko was a problematic issue in the meta, I'd rather use the Rotom from Fates Collide: It is a basic that can just be benched, given a DCE, and easily remove the 20 damage from each pokemon to the opponent's Tapu. Weaker, yes, but a much less anticipated move, as you could perform it in one turn much easier than Drifblim.
     
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  14. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
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    Lol... what? Then what is the point? You said that the new Solgaleo is the least of the new set's threats. So you apparently know the other cards in the set to make that statement, right?
     
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  15. thewayne012 Aspiring Trainer
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    I like the partial stage one. 50 for each ability will be good against Gardevoir. Gardevoir, Gallade,octillery, tapu lele have all ability so you could easyly hit for 200-230 with choice band
     
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  16. Gengar master shiny pkmn bait
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    That partial stage 1 sounds nice. There are a lot of abilities to go around right not, not including espeon/garb/drampa decks.
     
  17. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    First attack feels like it's made to splash in, and counter, spread heavy decks.
     
  18. Nistua Aspiring Trainer
    Nistua

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    Difblim seems to have a ton of potential. It's basically Rotom FCO on steroids, hardcountering spread decks. Even purposefully evolving your Pokemon when you have Po Town in play might be a thing with this. I just love how pokemon prints a counter to every playstyle. They are really pushing the rock/paper/scissor aspect of the game.

    As for the Pokemon we only know the attack of: This could be insane, if it either is a pokemon, that has another good attack or ability, or if it evolves from a pokemon that already had a good evolution ( Similar to Trashalanche Garbodor coming in when we already had Garbotoxin ). If not, this is still going to be a really good tech against a good portion of the current ( and probably future ) meta, as it is basically a concentrated Rule of Evil without the drawback. If it will be good, it's probably going to make Garbodor variants bdif again, seeing as garbotoxin limits the damage outpout to 50. (And they generally don't play a lot of abilitiys)
     
  19. wobbuffet lover 1 Aspiring Trainer
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    drifblims ok.
    wonder what the stage 1 is? sounds like a psychic type though
     
  20. Nistua Aspiring Trainer
    Nistua

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    How does it sound like a psychic type ?