Darkrai Prism Star and Super Boost Energy Prism Star from SM5!

The last two Prism Star cards of SM5 have been revealed! The set will release in Japan on December 8th, but we should have full translations by early next week. Thanks goes to Jake C. and Vincent for the translations!

Darkrai ◇ – Darkness – HP160
Basic Pokemon

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.

Ability: Nightmare Star
When you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench, you may attach 2 [D] Energy from your hand to this Pokemon.

[D][D][D][D] Abyssal Sleep: 120 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep. Your opponent flips 2 coins instead of 1 between turns. If either of them is tails, that Pokemon is still Asleep.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 2


Super Boost Energy ◇ – Special Energy

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.

This card provides [C] Energy.

While attached to a Stage 2 Pokemon, this card provides every type of Energy but provides only 1 Energy at a time. While attached to a Stage 2 Pokemon, if you have 3 or more Stage 2 Pokemon in play, this card instead provides every type of Energy but provides only 4 Energy at a time.

(That’s a lot of chicken nuggets.)

In case you missed it earlier on my Twitter, a new Manaphy and Alolan Sandshrew will be in SM5, although their images are currently too small to read. Looker‘s full art card was also revealed.

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  1. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    That prism energy is interesting, just as well only 1 copy is allowed per deck!

    Looker full art is awesome - he deserves an article of his own WPM!

    Just on his card number so 5 Pokemon full arts before him I'm guessing per set!?

    This is gonna be a HUGE English set.
     
  2. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    That Darkrai Prism Star is AMAZING for turbo dark. Biggest issue with turbo dark right now is that we're running out of bench space.
     
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  3. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    Does SBE's wording allow it to count as 4 Energy if attached to a non-S2, just as long as you had two three S2s in play?
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
  4. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
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    Woow! Very powerful cards! I love them!
     
  5. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...
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    We all knew the prism energy to be rainbow... but quadruple rainbow??

    It has potential, though the Enhanced Hammer will see *enhanced play
     
  6. Luqyman Aspiring Trainer
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    I think it goes for any Pokemon, Stage 2 or not. And it's condition is met with 3 or more Stage 2, not 2.
     
  7. Overheat Aspiring Trainer
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    I really hope this means Alolan Sandslash GX is in this set. And I sincerely hope its a good card
     
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  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    No, the card only provides additional benefits if attached to a Stage 2.
     
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  9. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    HOLY GUACAMOLE.
    HOLY GUACAMOLE.
    HOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY GUUUUUUUAAAAAACAAAAAAMOLE.
    Darkrai has an energy boost thing that can be useful for turbo Darkrai. Say, this is he first Darkrai printing in a while. Good variety, Pokémon.
    SBE: HOLY GUACAMOLE.
    It’s a shame: your main Goodra support card has to go to the Lost Zone, you can only have ONE of them, and if someone plays Enhanced Hammer, you’re done for.
    But if the next expansion after this one features Kalos, Goodra GX will be in it. And I and SBE will be waiting for it.
    But HOLY GUACAMOLE.
     
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  10. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Darkrai Prism Star - Hmm! Irrelevant type which your hitting for weakness with 160 is a Lot!, Weak to Buzzwole, worst RC. Energy ACCELGOR is good, Darkrai will love it. The other one. The attack is the worst version of Generations Darkrai. 3 for 80 on Gen Darkrai is fine not 4 for 120, and you're not hitting for weakness. Why Darkrai getting too much <3? 3 Geodudes
    • Super Boost Energy - act as Rainbow Energy for Stage 2s, act as 4 Rainbow Energy if you have 3+ Stage 2s. Anyways, In Ultra Prism, we have 3 Spec. Energy Cards, well we have them already revealed: Unit Energy GFW and MPL, and Super Boost Energy. Back to SBE, Remember, this is a prism star card. Once discarded via Enhanced Hammer/Kartana/Drampa or getting KOed, its gone for good. Be careful on attching it. The only benificiary of this card that I've seen is Gardevoir-GX. 2 of these and a Gallade will grant a Quad Rainbow effect. We don't have good S2s with very expensive damage and awesome effect. Metagross needs 3, Cool Solgaleo needs 2, well DCE, Decidueye needs 3 (DCE included). 2-3 Geodudes because of the fact that it is a Prism Star, vulnerable to Kartana, and can't be retrieved by Special Charge.
     
  11. Anthony Orosco Just an all around cool dude
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    Looker is trying to solve the mystery of where the illustrator has hidden his nose. Tragic.
     
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  12. giggling Bulbasuar Aspiring Trainer
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  13. zacherminator Aspiring Trainer
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    I just want to know if we're getting a broken infernape for all those metal cards. :]
     
  14. Grear Bylls Aspiring Trainer
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    That darkrai has a good ability. Attack is bleh, but the ability is why you would play it.
    That energy, though. Gardy, Metagross and my Delphox deck all got a huge boost. Like it a lot
     
  15. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    Oh, my gosh--there's an actual background on a full art Trainer?! What is this madness? So few of them feature physical backgrounds.

    As amazing as a quadruple Rainbow Energy sounds, I'm unsure how practical this is. You're only allowed one in your deck and it's gone from the game once it's discarded, you need to have 3 Stage 2's out, and off the top of my head, I don't recall anything currently being able to search your deck for a Special Energy. (I suppose there are cards like Mallow, though.) It seems like something you'd put in your deck on the off chance you draw it while meeting its conditions and it'll be incredible, rather than something you'd want to rely on for a crucial moment in a game. This could be silly in Gardevoir decks, though. Like, if you were staring down a Metagross with 3 energies on it with full HP, if you drew Super Boost Energy and also a Fairy Energy and a Choice Band (or if you already had those two on a Gardevoir), you'd go from from having no answer to this Metagross to being able to one-hit KO it. So it's neat and certainly has potential, but it seems unreliable at this time.

    And Darkrai Prism Star sounds quite promising paired with Darkrai EX. That's about all I have to say on it, other than the artwork and the card itself looks great.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
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  16. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
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    Can we start calling you Lord Guacamole as well?
     
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  17. Starsoulklr Aspiring Trainer
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    Prism Darkrai is an amazing Ninja Boy Target. Ninja Boy would let you reuse it's ability and gets more dark energy on the field. Darkrai Tribal for Days.

    The energy is an all in card when you play it it has to count or its a very easy target. It will be a sad day if Team Skull Grunts get it before you get to use it.

    Loving this set just hope we see some not Metal type support in the upcoming spoilers because that is where my main issue is it's very easy in this game to not support other types and as we saw last set Fire had a grand total of three cards.
     
  18. agus72 Aspiring Trainer
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    Old Solgaleo GX can attach it from the deck, you could also use Energy Loto if you want...
     
  19. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Ninja Boy would not activate Darkrai PS’s ability, as Ninja Boy plays them from your deck, not from your hand
     
  20. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
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    eh, I don't get the hype over the super boost energy, there aren't many decks that will have that many stage 2s in play at the same time, I mean if you're at a point where you have 3 stage 2s on your field your opponent probably hasn't been able to control you well and will lose soon anyways. Solgaleo is definitely the deck best positioned to take advantage of it since it's enough energy for a sunsteel and you can attach it via sol burst. Some joke decks like Goodra/Magnezone will make good use of it, but most other stage 2 heavy decks have very little use for this card (think metagross, greninja, greninja/kingdra, ect).

    Darkrai is good for turbo dark, the ship has sailed on that deck in standard but it might be enough to start shifting Darkrai decks back to a BKT focus over the GX focus that most lists you see nowadays have.