Lunala Prism Star from SM5!

Following the reveal of Solgaleo Prism Star we now have Lunala Prism Star! Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Lunala ◇ – Psychic – HP160
Basic Pokemon

◇ (Prism Star) Rule: You can’t have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.

[P] Full Moon Star: For each of your opponent’s Pokemon in play, attach a [P] Energy from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way you like.

[P][P][P][P] Psystorm: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage times the amount of Energy attached to all Pokemon in play.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3

So Solgaleo and Lunala have the same first attack, but themed for their respective types.

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  1. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
    GrandPanacea

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    This seems like it could make for an interesting tech. Interesting that both it and Solgaleo have an energy booster, and heavy attack.
     
  2. TheNyanCatXD The "Original" Dragon-Slaying Eeveelution!
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    I look forward to seeing what decks can use this card~
     
  3. DingusDanglers Aspiring Trainer
    DingusDanglers

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    So that checks Lunala off the list, then. My predictions for the next 4 are as follows ~

    • Ultra Necrozma
    • Dawn Wings Necrozma
    • Dusk Mane Necrozma
    • Regular Necrozma
     
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  4. Nicasiock Aspiring Trainer
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    Loved the art!
     
  5. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Wo wo wo wo they made a lunala that's actually better than it's solaleo counterpart.
     
  6. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    while i really like the attack and it merges well with the other lunalas, i dunno, guess it's something that'd have to be used mid-game after you get one of your lunala GX's KO'd, but then you'd still need to charge up a 4 energy lunala and all...

    as said, i can see it as a tech in some deck that runs full psychic.but still can't see a lunala deck happening.
     
  7. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    It's nice to see they will get more interesting from here on out. Hope to see my Legendary birds get a version like this with Abilities!
     
  8. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Lunala Prism Star looks nice. I can see this card as a perfect tech in Psychic Silvally decks. Psychic finally received an energy acceleration attacker and the second attack is decent too.
     
  9. Jason Martin Aspiring Trainer
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    As a TCG dealer, I *really* hope these are closer to regular holos or Ultra Rares in terms of rarity than the ridiculousness of the Shining Pokémon. I've had collectors throwing in the towel on complete sets, and players resigning themselves to playing without Shining Mew/Genesect due to the absurd cost. TPCI needs to be cateful about increasing the amount of "Premium" singles, without increasing the hit rate.
     
  10. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    • Lunala Prism Star - Finally, a possible good energy accel for Psychic-types, hopefully. The second atk is like Psystorm Delphox but even worse. 4 Basic Frikin Energy. Whose gonna use it? 4-5 Geodudes because it is a good starter Pokémon Or an early-game one, just to launch huge energy application. Not weak to Garb, but weak tp Zoroark.
     
  11. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!
    TheRealBro..

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    Well, artwise these prism cards are interesting, being somewhat minimalist especially compared to the late EX and GX cards. However I really don't like the big prism in the middle. Would have to see one up close for final judgement.
     
  12. PieterPie Aspiring Trainer
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    They need to find a balance between playability and collectability. I don't think $20 for a shining mew is unreasonable, it will maintain value over time. Players would need multiple Tapu Leles anyway, which are $35 each. We need chase cards and high rarity that will be valuable long term for the hobby to be sustainable. Cards also need to be available and reasonably cheap for players. I don't think $100-200 for a low rarity, competitive standard deck is unreasonable, it's always been that way...
     
  13. raymond25962 Aspiring Trainer
    raymond25962

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    Shining cards aren't even that expensive...
     
  14. Ilovepokemom Aspiring Trainer
    Ilovepokemom

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    My lunala (Guardians rising) deck will love this!
     
  15. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
    DKQuagmire

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    Apart from the first attack being identical to Solgaleo's first attack from yesterday, that second attack is the same as (Or almost the same as) Gardevoir ex's second attack from Sandstorm ex, back in gen 3. only that attack cost was a bit better being 1 psychic and 3 colourless, but you only did 10 damage times the number of energy in play.

    Look! that was really good for an ex card back in 2004 ok.

    Now I wait until I get a water type prism star Pokemon for my Ninetales deck. Any chance of a Kyurem, Suicune or Articuno prism? ...Seeing as how the prism cards are all likely to be legendary Pokemon.

    if the set is mostly focused on gen 4 pokemon, a Palkia Prism card would be awesome!
     
  16. Lechu v 2017 chocolate thunda
    Lechu v 2017

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    yea this is pretty cool.im just excited about getting a new mechanic in the tcg
     
  17. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N

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    Ok that's pretty cool
     
  18. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
    Duo

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    This is a neat card, but it's unfortunately coming in at a bad time.

    The Solgaleo deck is currently getting the most hype, and Solgaleo resists Psychic.

    Lunala is also weak to Darkness, and Zoroark GX is starting to pick up steam.

    The 2nd attack is very interesting, but once again if Solgaleo really does become one of the most popular decks when we get Ultra Prism, the fact that the SuMo Solgaleo GX discards energy on attack makes it pretty underwhelming. Even in the mirror match where the new Lunala GX discards 2 energy, Turtonator GX discards energy, Bulu discards energy, and Alolan Ninetales GX discards energy.

    Great card when you put it in a vacuum, but it will likely be not good due to the anticipated meta.

    But let's not be a downer about this. These new prism star Pokemon are neat and I like the mechanic.

    Part of me thinks that one of the reasons why they're forcing these cards to be 1 ofs is to make Gladion more playable in the future when Prism Star Pokemon become the primary tech option in most decks and you don't want them to be stuck in your prizes. But maybe I'm just crazy.
     
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  19. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    This could make for all sorts of fun Psychic decks with Lunala-GX.
     
  20. Caleb Collects I dont like pokemon the movie i choose you
    Caleb Collects

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    This Lunala will be a beast! If i get this lunala i will destroy anyone who will come in my way!
     
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