Alternate Type Abomasnow from SM5+!

Abomasnow was released in Japan’s SM5 set as a Water-type but will now be in SM5+ as a Grass-type:

Abomasnow – Grass – 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 [G] Energy from your discard pile to 1 of your Pokemon.

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

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

So I take it SM5 cards that somewhere mention a type (like in Abomasnow and Magnezone’s Abilities) are going to get the alternate type treatment?

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  1. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    This would have been so much better last format but now it's pretty meh but better as a grass than water type at least
     
  2. Ivy_Profen Aspiring Trainer
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    Venusaur/abomasnow? Could work...
     
  3. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
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    Alternate type Venusaur is just what this format needs, Psychic Energy acceleration is virtually nowhere at the moment
     
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  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    Stage 2 + Stage 1 = I'm not recommend it. Too clunky. No Basic Attackers. No room for trainers. No room for Leles.

    • Grass Abomasnow - Good Energy Accel for Grass decks, but it's too hassle for me. Devolve + Acerola = Waste of time. You're being bait by Garbodor. Good for Genesect but as 1-1 or 2-2 line. 3 Geodudes
     
  5. Mmmm....mmmhhhmmmm.....I see....decent on the TARDIS-ometer
     
  6. Tapu Lele I'm the reason why your wallet is empty
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  7. typhlo93 Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm digging all these alt type reprints!
     
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  8. SoulDevourerDZ Aspiring Trainer
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    This Gardevoir was amazing back in the day. Wish we had something similar now. Heck, any psychic support really. So unloved right now.
     
  9. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
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    You guys know that by having an energy acceleration for psychic types like Venesaur is doing for grass types Necrozma GX will be able to do 250 damage with just 2 energies?
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  10. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
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    " So I take it SM5 cards that somewhere mention a type (like in Abomasnow and Magnezone’s Abilities) are going to get the alternate type treatment?"

    Doubt it. Otherwise we wouldn't have gotten Metal Empoleon.
     
  11. Haunter31 Aspiring Trainer
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    The fact that you have to evolve it to attach an energy makes this card pretty unplayable. It takes up bench space, has a bad attack, and requires you to run devo-spray if you want to use it.

    The only deck I could see this seeing any play in is Torterra, and even then, Leafeon GX, Lurantis GX, baby Lurantis, Cherrim, and Shiinotic are all better techs.

    If the ability read, "Once during your turn, before you attack, you may attach a basic grass energy from your discard pile to one of your Pokemon", this card would be great, even if it said "Once during your turn, before you attack, you may attach a basic grass energy from your discard pile to one of your Pokemon. You may only use one Blessing of the Frost-Covered Trees ability per turn.", this card would still be a good tech, because consistent energy acceleration is a good thing.
     
  12. Haunter31 Aspiring Trainer
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    oof, you right
     
  13. rainyman123 Shake my hand?
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    Shining Mew?
     
  14. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
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    The name of the ability seems a bit awkward
     
  15. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
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    Pretty much an almost exact reprint of the Magnezone from XY Breakthrough
     
  16. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
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    It's nice that they are doing this for magnezone so both electric and metal decks can use the ability, but I don't like them doing them for abomasnow and empoleon and others. It just seems kind of lazy and just another way to make a buck for pokemon.
     
  17. GamePhoenix Raichu Lover
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    fingers crossed they dont
     
  18. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    The least they could do for type swaps here is to at least change the artwork. I don't care if the same artist would do it as long as that Pokemon is in a different pose.
     
  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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