Spiritomb, Abomasnow, Drapion, Wash Rotom, Frost Rotom from SM5!

Several new SM5 cards have been revealed! The set will be released later this week, but we’ll have full translations either tomorrow or Wednesday. Thanks goes to Michael S. for these translations!

Frost Rotom – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Rotomotor
If there are 9 or more Pokemon Tool cards in your discard pile, ignore the attack costs of this Pokemon.

[W][C] Frost Crash: 10+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each Energy attached to all of your opponent’s Pokemon.

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


Wash Rotom – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Rotomotor
If there are 9 or more Pokemon Tool cards in your discard pile, ignore the attack costs of this Pokemon.

[W][C][C] Wash Arrow: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Spiritomb – Psychic – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Search your discard pile for 2 Supporter cards, show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand.

[C] Melody: 10 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, the Basic Pokemon hit by this attack can’t attack.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Drapion – Psychic – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Skorupi

[P][P][P][P] Killer Stinger: 100 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed and Poisoned.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Abomasnow – Water – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Snover

Ability: Blessing of the Frost-Covered Trees
When you play this Pokemon from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon during your turn, you may attach a [W] Energy from your discard pile to 1 of your Pokemon.

[W][C][C][C] Hypno Hammer: 80 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

The in-set artwork for the previously revealed Cresselia and Weavile booster box promos has also been revealed:

Weavile – Darkness – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Sneasel

[C] Icy Wind: 10 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

[D] Dark Command: 50x damage. This attack does 50 damage times the number of your opponent’s Pokemon with Abilities.

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


Cresselia – Psychic – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[P] Crescent Moon Turn: Discard an Energy from this Pokemon. Switch all damage counters on this Pokemon with those on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C][C] Psychic: 60+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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

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  1. AFEX Eon Duo Rules!
    AFEX

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    FIRST!

    These cards look AWESOME! Frost Rotom looks Op as heck. Probs the most broken attack in the set besides Dialga's GX attack.
     
  2. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Gym Leader
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    SECOND!
    That Spiritomb tho
     
  3. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
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    Abomasnow is cute, but we have aqua patch. Water is certainly not hurting for acceleration.

    Spiritomb is, likewise, cute, but supporter recovery isn't something you need until late in the game, and if you're spending a turn using your attack to recover supporters that late in the game... that's not consistently good.
     
  4. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
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    Spiritomb can now be a recycler card people might play
     
  5. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Gym Leader
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    Yeah but you need 2 to put on each side of your wallet ;3
     
  6. BKRapper Aspiring Trainer
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    Weavile's attacks continue to be a PIA for the meta... It's just a matter of time before someone makes a competitive variant out of it.
     
  7. Jpkemperor Deck Builder and Researcher
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    Drapion is terrifying with Lunala Prism Star and the Lunala GX from Sun and Moon. As many people have said, auto paralisis with no repercusion is way too good not to try. I mean, I've seen a few MBeedrill-Ex decks on PTCGO and they are really really scary (and that card does have a repercusion)
     
  8. MechanicalMarine Princess Peach
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    Guzma and Acerola say hello. It takes too much setup for a fairly bad attack, and is just more bulk. None of these cards are particularly good, really.
     
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  9. JonnyO2 Aspiring Trainer
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    Post-of-the-year award! :)
     
  10. ShinyZard Aspiring Trainer
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    Love the artwork on the FA Cynthia! It's value is definitely going to be high as it is also a very playable card. Knowing my luck, I'll probably put the other FA trainers :( Probably will trade or buy it as a single.
     
  11. EdGeorge92 TCG collector
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    Spiritomb has consistently had fun/playable cards over the years. No exception this time around 4/5
     
  12. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Drapion gets nerfed by Escape Board, Guzma, and Acerola
     
  13. Jadethepokemontrainer Buy, Sell & Trade and Chat Moderator
    Jadethepokemontrainer

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    Oh boy, get ready for this!

    • Frost Rotom & Wash Rotom - is amazing! Definitely playing this in Gorgiest! Wash Rotom ain't bad either.
    • Spiritomb - Meh. It's cute, but don't really see it getting play.
    • Drapion - Maybe a weird rogue deck with Lunala PS and Seviper. I really don't see it being that great. You do gotta admit though, it has one Killer Stinger.
    • Abomasnow - Interesting Ability, but I don't see reason to play it, we already got the patch. Gotta love that Ability name though ~ Blessing of the Frost-Covered Trees! Beautiful.
    • FA Supporters - Love all of them. I need 4 of them all. Especially the Cynthia though. Looks amazing, and why wouldn't I want the FA's for my decks :p Gonna be hard on my wallet though. I just got 4 FA N...
     
  14. The Last Shaymin I am a Shaymin. Nuff said.
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    i give these 7.8 out of ten: too much water type pokemon

    also, if only frost rotom was metal type ;-;
     
  15. Naruto Aspiring Trainer
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    Wait... Volkner isn't the Fourth Hokage?!
     
  16. basilisx Aspiring Trainer
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    Woo, I love Spiritomb, dunno how good will it be, but it looks at least interesting

    Stage 1 Aqua Patch is not THAT bad (it's quite slow tho, indeed, and probably won't see play, but who knows), and Weavile really is punishing the decks that abuse abilities, and let's be honest, every deck runs abilities nowadays, at least in the form of Tapu Lele, Octillery and Oranguru. It won't autowin you every match, but if the foe's deck play abilities if we don't take in count these 3 support Pokémon, it's already worth. MIGHT see play, who knows :D.
     
  17. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    Frost & Wash Rotom are probably the best Rotoms.

    Also, the set releases in the U.S. this week? Or Japan?
     
  18. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    Spiritomb's attack will make them unable to attack even if they evolve the next turn, correct?
     
  19. Jadethepokemontrainer Buy, Sell & Trade and Chat Moderator
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    It releases in Japan this week
     
  20. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    R.I.P. Hype D: