Eevee from SM5!

A new Eevee card will appear in SM5. Thanks goes to Hannes S. for the translation!

Eevee – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Gnaw: 20 damage.

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

That artwork looks so old school! It’s easy to see why since the artist, Atsuko Nishida, has been involved with the franchise since day one. She’s been illustrating for the TCG since 1997’s Team Rocket where she also drew an Eevee — and now her two Eevee cards are 20 years apart! She’s also the person responsible for designing Pikachu, Vaporeon, Espeon, Umbreon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Sylveon, and a few other Pokemon. Quite the talented individual!

Since there will be some Espeon and Umbreon TCG merchandise releasing in Japan the same day as SM5, and SM5 features Sinnoh, it’s possible we’ll get some combination of Espeon, Umbreon, Glaceon, and Leafeon in the set.

(Also it’s not my fault I have to make a news story out of an evolving Basic Pokemon! I don’t choose what Pokemon reveals. :p)

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  1. BraviaryBoi Anonymus
    BraviaryBoi

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    In terms of artwork for the eeveeloutions nothing rivaled the majestic dawn arts. Pls use them again
     
  2. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
    The-Kaiser

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    Very Cute art :) Hope its Evolution cards in the set are worth it :)
     
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  3. packjack Aspiring Trainer
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    Obsessively checking pokebeach brings me this, well at least the art is really good! Too bad the best Eevee in expanded and standard is uh quirky to say in the art direction side of things.
     
    RoboSensei likes this.
  4. LatiosKing2216 Hoping for a good SM Vaporeon card.
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    Now that's quite the reveal! Such beautiful artwork, too. I'm excited to see what follows this awesome card!
     
  5. Vulpixy Just your friendly neighborhood Vulpix
    Vulpixy

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    It's so cute and fluffy! I hope we get more of the Eeveelutions as GX's. That would be a lot of fun :)
     
  6. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    I like that you're writing about the artists. I'm interested in seeing which artist drew which picture and adding the information about her history is something different that doesn't make every post the same.
     
    riChchestMat likes this.
  7. mordacazir Lord of Souls
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    Maybe we will get Glaceon GX and Leafeon GX (or prism star)
     
  8. King_Nobody "How many breads have you eaten in your life?"
    King_Nobody

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    The art is adorable. I need this in my life.
     
  9. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
    CaptZero

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    Cool art, bad Eevee
     
  10. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    • Eevee - now we have 2 Ultra Prism Eevee cards, but still SM Eevee dominates of all the Eevees in Standard. 1 Geodudes
    • Hopes - Since Ultra Prism merely focus on Sinnoh, I am hoping for Leafeon and Glaceon-GX. I can't deny if other Eeveelutions will be there.
     
  11. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!
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    Interesting that she didn't design Jolteon and Flareon then.. Well, always liked Vaporeon better anyway so cheers! Cool artwork on the Eevee card btw.
     
  12. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    Can we see Glaceon/Leafeon GX/Prism Star in set?

    On the next set's luxray evolution family front, the last thing anyone wants is a buffed Toad at the cost of its Grenade Hammer... 1 energy vs. two for item lock? Different species and stage than the original?

    ^ Today, everyone does not like it when quaking punch or anything similar is used against them, because set up becomes harder w/o ultra balls... :(
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2017
  13. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    Best evee card ever
     
  14. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    What a broken card. Is Pokemon trying to break the meta??
     
  15. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
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    I guess people don't like understanding the point and would rather be sarcastic, pointing out that absolute words like everyone are improper to use to sound smart, so I'll have to explain.

    Budget players don't use any Lele. Casual players don't care about "the meta" and play any Pokemon they want and things people would never consider for the meta because it makes things more interesting for them. There are players who will still challenge the competitive scene with a "non-competitive" or "rogue" deck list just to put their theories to the test. Some people don't even play the game and own the cards as collectors. The list of profiles is endless. Obviously these kinds of different players/collectors exist, and I thought this was obvious to not have to be written out, but apparently I was wrong.

    Everyone (who is seriously focused on topping events like regionals, internationals, and reaching a respectable placement at worlds, aka meta players who have a huge impact on the shape and direction of the competitive aspect of the game) plays 4 Ultra Ball and 2, 3, or 4 Lele. These are the decks you see on Top 8 lists on Pokemon's Official Website and the players you see reach the top end placements on streamed events. They get a lot of attention, and that leads to a lot of influence all the way down to the local League Cup level. The prices of singles are directly affected by their meta performance, so even a collector or a casual player is affected even when they don't participate at that level.

    Prism Star Supporters need to be balanced for the full spectrum of the game, from simply being a collector card in a binder to being a card taken seriously for competitive play.

    And if Prism Star Supporters really are THAT good, then people who were teetering on lower copies of Ultra Ball and/or Lele might be "forced" to up their counts in order to make these one of cards more playable and more accessable. It has potential to affect the game in a negative way, and I really hope they don't screw it up. 4 Lele could become standard in all meta decks for the next 2 years just to have the most consistent access to your Prism Star Supporter(s), and the prices of Lele could go back up again. That's a realistic, unhealthy possibility for the game.

    We're already at a point where we have the "game deciding" Lysandre or Guzma play. Whether or not you have that supporter or have access to it via Lele deteremines if you can close out a game. We really do not need anymore "supporter for game" plays.
     
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  16. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Shinx/Luxio/Luxray - OMG! OMG! Item Lock is back... for good? Before Prof. pokebeach got a review on this evo line, All of them are very vulnerable to Buzzwole. 1 Strong Energy can OHKO them. Shinx has the GEN Caterpie ability and you can evolve into Luxio on T1, which is #ABSOLutely Great. 30 for Item Lock on an 80-HP Luxio is ridiculously bit broken, seriously, I hate Item Locks. It made me *Rage Quit*. We have Luxray that has 180 HP,due to the ability, and the fact that Pink Celebi is in the format, make it an Item Lock One-prized spammer. And the Item Lock costs [C], so it can be tech in any deck. Seriously, if you run 1-1 Luxio, Buzzwole Will have a bright day. And also Weavile will have a bright day because you spam too many ability related Pokémon. 4-5 Geodudes each.
     
  17. Jason Martin Aspiring Trainer
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    So true. I'm a card dealer in a smaller market, and the demand on Lele's in INSANE. So many games are being decided by Lele fetches now. If these prism star supporters are that strong, 4x Lele is going to be as default as 4x Sycamore, and the price for Lele is going to hover around $100.
     
  18. GoldenYungoos A shiny Yungoos appeared!
    GoldenYungoos

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    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeveeeeeeeeeee!
     
  19. MaybeitsMetagross Aspiring Trainer
    MaybeitsMetagross

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    That raticate is my new best friend.
     
  20. MaybeitsMetagross Aspiring Trainer
    MaybeitsMetagross

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    Alolan Raticate GX tossing tools for rotomotor, 0 energy crazy times