Shinx and Luxio from SM5!

Luxray’s pre-evolutions have been revealed from SM5 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon! Thanks goes to Franco T. for the translations!

Shinx – Lightning – HP50
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Runaway Evolution
This Pokemon can evolve the turn it was played if it’s the first turn of the player going second.

[L] Sparking: 10 damage.

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


Luxio – Lightning – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Shinx

[C] Electromagnetic Barrier: 30 damage. Your opponent can’t play any Item cards from their hand during their next turn.

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


Luxray – Lightning – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Luxio

Ability: Intimidating Fang
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, any damage done to this Pokemon by an opponent’s attack is reduced by 30 (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[L][L][C] Voltage Arrow: Discard all [L] Energy attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 150 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 0

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  1. Abandos Aspiring Trainer
    Abandos

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    Pretty neat gimmick if u could get it in play on second turn and lock your opponont out of item cards, otherwise useless imo (even for sniping not that interesting)
     
  2. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
    gumball51321

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    Shining Celebi/ Luxray for fun?
     
  3. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
    SmiteKnight

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    The luxray ability makes him immune to Jet punch if the ‘Wole doesnt have a strong energy/FFB
     
  4. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
    MarshalBry

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    Toad is back <3
     
    rainyman123 likes this.
  5. Tyler Beta Fookin' laser sights!!!!
    Tyler Beta

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    Yo, who else wants to see Torterra GX?
     
  6. riChchestMat Aspiring Trainer
    riChchestMat

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    Shinx artwork is nice. Just like a few days ago it's a nice artwork from the creator of that atrocious derpy Eevee and Pikachu. Amazing what you can do when you draw eyes above the nose.
     
  7. uncleyuri

    Member

    Definitely will see play. You can item lock opppnent T1 for a colorless then use shining celebi to keep the lock going with a 150 hp, 1 prize pokemon that takes 30 less damage. I'd imagine 4 max potions will be in the list as well.
     
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  8. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
    Alakazam90125

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    Wow Luxray could be decent! If you go second, you item lock Turn 1: if not Volkner for Candy for Luxray turn 2.
     
  9. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
    Alakazam90125

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    You could use Shining Celebi, and just sit there and Item lock with a 150 HP Pokemon that takes 30 less damage from attacks.
     
  10. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
    cardgjammer

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    Unless I'm wrong...

    I'm so sorry, It may be premature to cite rulings of unreleased cards like Luxray, but as Shrine of Memories cannot look back at Stage 1 attacks if you skip Stage 1 by rare candy, that means one can assume, but not 100% confirm, that if you want to lock w/ Luxray, you need Luxio in order to use the effect...

    ^ If the above is true, then Shining Celebi's ability should NOT work w/ Rare Candy+Luxray. You more than likely need to evolve Shinx manually/Wally to Luxio first for reference purposes...
     
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  11. GamePhoenix Level 12 Nerd
    GamePhoenix

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    Could you just manually evolve into Luxio and then wally for the luxray on turn one going second? If so that will make this MUCH better.
     
  12. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
    SmiteKnight

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    Yes
     
  13. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
    SmiteKnight

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    This set is shaping up to be the next guardians rising... wow
     
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  14. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
    DKQuagmire

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    I don't get paid until midnight. But you can be sure that i'll be online tonight to snatch up a couple of shining Celebi cards, and a couple of Luxray breaks which are worth less than £2.00 at the moment.

    Yes its essentially stage 3 card, but your giving your self 170 hp, instead of Luxrays 150 hp. plus you keep its ability to reduce damage done to it by 30, and you can still attack with Luxios attack as long as shining Celebi is in play.

    Gonna pair this with Trashalance garbodor, because if the opponents can't play their item cards, they will try to discard them all with sycamore, feeding garbodor's damage output.

    the mirror match will be interesting.
     
  15. FlavorfulPineApl GAH! What do I put here?
    FlavorfulPineApl

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    Meh. Ill playit though. I love item lock! Who doesn't?! :p
     
  16. Origamist74 Aspiring Trainer
    Origamist74

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    Man this is looking to be a pretty good deck. Combine with koko to help with snipe and celebi for item lock,and u got a fun deck. Pokémon must feel bad after the movie.
     
  17. Overheat Aspiring Trainer
    Overheat

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    With a new Eevee card I hope this means Leafeon and Glaceon GX or even better Flareon GX
     
  18. LatiosKing2216 Hoping for a good SM Vaporeon card.
    LatiosKing2216

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    That Luxio definitely looks powerful on paper. I'd love to give it a try, since I am a fan of the Luxray line, but I do hope that this crazy item lock doesn't get too out of hand. Not even Garbodor will save you for long since they can prevent you from playing tools and field blower your float stones.
     
  19. Waplozes *Trumpeting Peaks*
    Waplozes

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    Is there a way besides Vikavolt to make this strategy more sustainable? Having 2 or 3 L energies in the discard after each attack would be kinda bad w/o it. There has to be a way, though, because this WILL NOT be teched into VikaBulu.
     
  20. CESit Aspiring Trainer
    CESit

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    The biggest problem this deck has is 30 damage output is pretty awful in this current format with all of these bulky things around. You could get it to 60 with choice (or I guess 70-80ish with barb + viper) - but that means you take forever to KO anything while they can outpressure you often in return.