Arceus Prism Star from SM5+!

We just received an image of Arceus Prism Star, which will be revealed in CoroCoro magazine in a few days. SM5+ Ultra Force will release in Japan next Friday, but we should have images and translations of any unrevealed cards by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Arceus Prism Star  – Colorless – 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 would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.

Ability: First Commandment
Prevent all effects of your opponent’s attacks (excluding damage) done to this Pokemon.

[C] Trinity Star: 30 damage. You can only use this attack if you have a [G], [W] and [L] Pokemon on your Bench. Search your deck for up to 3 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

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

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Watch the names for “First Commandment” and “Trinity Star” get censored in America. In the ’90s, Christianity loved Pokemon.

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  1. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Bible reference is relevant, I guess. Pretty sure Arceus wants us to know that it's the Lord and savior of the Pokemon world.
     
  2. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    Arceus gx next plox
     
  3. Memory 不安のない挑戦はない
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    Maybe you could play this in a Bulu deck with Octillery?
     
  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Arceus Prism Star - Thanks, @steffenka! This is good for VikaBulu because it literally Plays Electric, Grass, and Water. Perfect for energy accel! ;) The ability is not impressive though. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Azelf - Too situational and it doesn't count as donk because donking means early KO on the 1st turn of the game. 3 Geodudes
     
  5. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Trinity Star's easily generic enough a name to get away with. (It doesn't even seem to be a direct religious term in itself.) First Commandment is getting changed for sure, though.

    Why Grass, Water and Lightning as the three types chosen? I can't think of any logic behind it. It's a weird combination.
     
  6. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
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    Ahahhahaha! Cristian Arceus!!!
     
  7. Ooh cant wait for the next 9 Arceus Prism Stars :p
     
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  8. Sorpah King of Not Much
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    Providence smiles on Rainbow Force Xerneas.
     
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  9. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Arceus, however, is pretty good.
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Grass, water, and lightning? Don’t we think that’s a bit specific?
    Wait.. is our god type-ist?!?
    In all seriousness, it could be nice.
     
  11. TheTrashMan ya better watch out
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    This could potentially be a good tech in Tapu Bulu GX/Vikavolt if it ever makes a comeback. Also could be good for setting up Water decks such as Lapras GX and Alolan Ninetales GX. Afterall, Alolan Ninetales GX/Glaceon GX looks like it might see play so this could be a good tech.
     
  12. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
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    "Thou shalt have no other Gods but me"
    Is what Arceus says. He is the God of Pokemon!
     
  13. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    Will we ever have a competitively good Arceus card? Or is it relegated to Charizard status?
     
  14. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    I wonder if we can expect type variant Arceus in the future? Given that we are seeing type variants of other pokémon, I'd like to see some type variant Arceus that can use Trinity Star with different types.
     
  15. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
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    I`d play this in any water deck (probably Ninetales/Glaceon) and add in a Steam Siege Galvantula, who for 1 colorless energy can do 30 damage to 2 of your opponents pokemon. It fits perfectly!
     
  16. GamePhoenix REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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    Ok, they got one god, now we need the true lord and savior, Lord Helix
     
  17. AFEX Serena is too cute!
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    Ok, I get how Arceus is the "God/Creator" of the Pokemon world, and he created that universe, but as a Christian I find the name of the ability very sacrilegious. I have never found anything that Pokemon has related to God, sacrilegious, but this for some reason really bugs me. My comfort though is Nintendo said Arceus isn't a God, people just portray him that way.

    My bias aside the card is pretty good and could be the new Rainbow Road engine after Xerneas rotates. Shove a Choice Band on the Arceus, and you don't have a terrible main attacker, with pretty good HP.
     
  18. Overheat Aspiring Trainer
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    So Alolan Ninetails gets the perfect immunity ability over Arceus? Yeah makes total sense
     
  19. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
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    I might as well delete that comment if nobody except steffenka gets it
     
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  20. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
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    As a Christian, I don't like the ability name, but I'm good with the attack.