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. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Just putting this out there. I am a Christian, but in no way is pokemon anti-christ. In the game or otherwise, there were no religions around any of the pokemon that were revered. No one even said any of them were their god. The attack Trinity Burst doesnt bother me since Trinity also means Three. The ability should be changed because there is already a ton of controversey in the catholic and christian communities about Pokemon already. Pokemon never affected my faith as it is an innocent franchise and is not made to be blasphemous.
     
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  2. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
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    I hate to break it to you guys, but I don't think the First Commandment in the Bible is "Thou shalt not affect Arceus with thy attacks."
     
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  3. Jonathan Jung Meta is the Meta
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    Could be teched into any deck running alolan vulpix
     
  4. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
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    Glad to see there going to do more prism stars in future. But as usually Arceus doesn't really get anything to contribute to overall gameplay in any deck expect for fun.
     
  5. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
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    The ten commandments aren't even really very christian. Depending on how you interpret the new covenant of Jesus, they can be anywhere from moderately useful guides to living to completely defunct.

    Even then, using minor religious iconography (A commandment is literally just an order. The fact that its most common usage is christian doesn't change that) that the religion does not explicitly disallow that also offers no negative view of the original religion isn't sacrilegious.
     
  6. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
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    I get what you are saying, but the First Commandment's most common use as Christian is exactly why the ability name needs to be changed. Pokemon may not mean it to be sacrilegious, but it is to many people, so Pokemon needs to be sensitive to the beliefs of other people. This reminds me of another card that had a similar issue. Do you know that the Shining Legends Incineroar's first attack, Profane Punch, is named God Damn Punch in Japan? That name is extremely offensive to many people in America, which is why in the English set, the attack name was changed.
     
  7. it could see play in vikabulu if you run octillery, otherwise, no
     
  8. Volkner123 Champion in training
    Volkner123

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    I agree the same about people and Arceus
     
  9. Volkner123 Champion in training
    Volkner123

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    and too the choice band too
     
  10. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
    Lycancario12

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    Has a lot of potential in some decks with the new Escape Board card. Gives it free retreat ( lessens retreat costs by 1) and I wonder if the ability applies while it's on the bench too. If so, that would be great for that would mean that it would be protected from damage counters while on the bench, but not damage from attacks though
     
  11. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    You genuinely make me sick.
     
  12. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N

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    I'm atheist, so it doesn't matter for me. But that's cool. Really nice card!
     
  13. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

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    Why? I mean, I know y'all get upset about everything, but sheesh, take a chill pill, bud.
     
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  14. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    You literally posted that comment to purposely piss off every christian who just commented, bud.

    And if you didn't it still didn't need to be said, satire or not, someone could've taken that South.
     
  15. Rooie Aspiring Trainer
    Rooie

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    Huh. I didn't know I was doing that, but looks like I succeeded, bud.

    Seriously though, if a joke that unoffensive upsets you, you should probably take a little break.
     
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  16. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    Very well then, I'm not going to pick a fight any longer, which initially I didn't quite intend, I'll just have those who discover your comment do that for me ;)
    I'm going back to tending for my thread.

    Hasta La Vista, AFEX
     
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  17. ArceusTrainer Arceus Collector
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    YES, YES THIS IS IT!
     
  18. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  19. Welp. Garchomp just became playable.
     
  20. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan
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    Fighting Garchomp is much better. Can OHKO Zoroark and Silvally with Choice Band/ Flying Flip and without Cynthia.
     
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