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. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Wouldn't that be a little silly considering Frost Rotom is an Ice type and not Steel/Metal? :p
     
  2. Gen Cario Aspiring Trainer
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    Yoooo!!! Fossils are making a comeback! We have the Machamp from way back when as a dinosaur and the Thunder Tree with a metal bonus! Awesome sauce!
     
  3. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Frost Rotom: OOH BOY
    Wash Rotom: Okay.
    Spiritomb: Okaaaaaayy...
    Drapion: What is Pokémon's obsession with makeing cards with high pure Psychic Energy costs?
    Abomasnow: Interesting...
    Weavile: 50x ABILITIES FOR 1 DARK ENERGY?!? 5STARS! *****
    Cresselia: Okay,
     
  4. Maserati777 Aspiring Trainer
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    The full art trainers are my favorite cards from the set. Mostly because they are the least changed from Black and White and XY. The gorgeous backgrounds, so glad they don’t have the black line border like the gxs.

    That Cynthia full art is gorgeous. Its a shame they are so hard to pull compared to the gxs and full arts and even secret rares.
     
  5. GamePhoenix REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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    Ultra Prism will give Guardian's Rising a run for its money as most valuable SM set. R.I.P my wallet :(
     
  6. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow. Weavile gets more powerful.
     
  7. dude_from_norway Aspiring Trainer
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    these rotoms ability should just say "if you have 9 or more tools in your discard pile, garbodor ends you"
     
  8. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    If you think about it, Frost Rotom could easily see play as a standalone tech, not even using its ability. It's nearly the equivalent of 'energy crush' Leafeon and Manectric on a basic. Get the energy, and fire decks will have problems against it!
     
  9. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    This is a sick set of FA - what's the odds on English set also having them new Lillie and Lusamine cards too? If so prob the best collection of FA, this will be an incredible expansion.
     
  10. MechanicalMarine Princess Peach
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    Hey, it makes them more money so don't expect it to stop anytime soon. It appeals to maybe a more "mature" audience, being most of the Masters division in competitive play, and they're going to spend money to get playsets of full arts, which in turn gives Pokemon revenue. It's a company, after all.
     
  11. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow how can you get triggered over something so miniscule? Tits can be shaped in different ways - you know that, right? This isn't sexualized in any way. Breasts aren't magically round and defy the laws of gravity. The artwork is actually reasonably made and looks fine.
     
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  12. PieterPie Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow! These full arts are sweet!
    The commercial was kind of cringe though, please never put this cynthia in your pocket :p
     
  13. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    In my opinion, the card may replace Shauna in standard next year. The effect is similar to Shauna only you get one more and of course it is the same as ye olde Professor Oak's New Theory. However, with the search, draw, and energy accel of current competitive decks. Shauna isn't played as much. When cynthia is released she will be sought after because well...she's Cynthia. Well of course im one of the players who would want to get this card for it's effect and FA. But that's just me
     
  14. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle
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    Frost Rotom is most exciting for me. Leafeon PLF’s Energy Crush for potentially free or if not a single Counter Energy.
     
  15. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Actually the text reads "....the BASIC pokemon that was hit by this attack can't attack". It implies that if your opponent evolves that pokemon, the effect will vanish as it isn't a basic but a stage 1. Or a stage 2 if he/she used a Rare Candy. Retreating would remove the effect as well. However the wording doesn't say defending or active basic pokemon, so the effect might stay on the basic pokemon even if switched to the bench, but i could be wrong. So Spiritomb's attack may be good against decks that only use basic pokemon.
     
  16. AFEX Serena is too cute!
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    I realize this, but after what they did to Wicke, I just get kind of triggered over this kind of thing.
     
  17. CESit Aspiring Trainer
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    As someone who took Gourgeist to a top 8 at a cup this weekend (and I think could have won my t8 series but scooped :p) - I can honestly say all of the rotoms are utterly underwhelming and should see 0 play in Gourgeist.

    Really this batch of cards looks underwhelming entirely. Weavile might see some fringe play in some for fun deck - but its so easily played around. Lunala does nothing, Drapion has waaay too high of an energy cost to ever see any play especially with acerola and guzma in format, Abomasnow is cute but we already have aqua patch in format, and again the rotoms will see 0 play.

    Some fun interactions but really all of these cards are like 1/10 or 2/10 in terms of playability

    Edit: I missed Spiritomb - that has some mild/small potential at least
     
  18. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
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    Wicke's character design heavily emphasizes her tits with the sweater and the boob window in her lab overalls.

    The people making the card artwork didn't "Do" anything "To" wicke, she already had a heavily sexualized design.
     
  19. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh yeah, the lost zone back in the day was all about removal and utilizing it for heavy hitters. Especially with the stadium that can give you the win if your opponent has 6 or more pokemon the lost zone. Magnezone Prime, Gengar Prime, Mew Prime Giratina (lost claw), and Giratina Lv. X were Pokémon that could hurt your opponent real bad with the Lost Zone. Now suppose they make lost zone a thing in SM6, just like it was in Platinum and HGSS. Now that would be interesting.
     
  20. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow I'm quite surprised they printed Creselia you know, with Lunalaa now representing the moon.

    I'm hoping they print another Regigigas in this set.