Buzzwole and Alternate Type Torterra from SM5+!

A brand new Buzzwole will debut in SM5+ Ultra Force! The set will release in Japan on January 19th. Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Buzzwole – Fighting – HP130
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[F] Sledgehammer: 30+ damage. If your opponent has 4 Prize cards remaining, this attack does 90 more damage.

[F][F][C] Swing Around: 80+ damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 more damage for each heads.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

For the first attack, your opponent needs to have exactly four Prizes remaining.

Update: As expected, Grass-type Torterra from SM5 will be reprinted in SM5+ as a Fighting-type:

Torterra – Fighting – HP180
Stage 2 – Evolves from Grotle

[F][F][C] Giga Drain: 50 damage. Heal from this Pokemon the same amount of damage you did to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[F][F][F][C] Earthquake: 180 damage. This attack does 20 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4

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  1. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Name one? And really think about that.
     
  2. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Stormfront Torterra is also a Fighting Pokemon. Stormfront also released Infernape and Empoleon as their secondary video game types.
     
  3. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
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    Solgaleo will be amazing and top tier, due to high damage, global heal, free switches and no weakness. We have already proven how a stage two deck is viable, so that isnt stoping it.
    Magnezone/DM necrozma works almost the same way, and is just as strong. Its consistent and IMO (I have tested it) slight BS broken.
    So yeah, Gardy is dead, and metal is amazing.
     
  4. Waplozes *Trumpeting Peaks*
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    Crystal Pidgeot get outta here. You could not be more wrong! The amount of acceleration involved in any metal deck atm is equal, if not exceeding that of your gardevoir. Even within dusk mane, all of the other metal cards hit for x2. Combine fast acceleration with insane easy damage, you have a counter.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  5. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Ahh been so long since i saw that set... I remember i bought so many packs trying to pull the shiny Pokemon cards from it till years later when i finally got a ebay account and bought them as singles.
     
  6. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Frankly, no one will know what kills a deck till the format hits. It's all speculation for now.
     
  7. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    A card being weak to some doesn't mean auto counter. The reason Gardevoir is good is it doesn't need outside help to get going. All you need a basic energy and DCE and you're ready to go where you have to have Magnezone and something else to attack and a way to recover energy. We are in global agreement that Newgaleo will be the nail in the coffin but that is being pushed back so right now we have a bunch metal attackers that need something else to be good or usable. It's why I said to really think about that answer.

    Zebstrika was a hard counter, just like this Buzzwole. Newgaleo is a hard counter but is being pushed back. Nothing has really strikes me as that kind of hard counter. They are just metal Pokemon that Gardevoir happens to be weak to. While I agree that all the metal Pokemon being revealed is intimidating and something to be worried about if you're a Gardy player but that is all it is, intimidating. People said Gardy was dead when Registeel and kartana came out. Where are they now? The best current counter to it is Cobalion and even then you have to be three Prize cards down.

    Putting ego aside and the need to just agree, what do any of these new metal Pokemon not Newgaleo actually do to Gardevoir? Gardevoir is a lot like Volcanion. it doesn't care about its matchups much. At the end of the day, no one knows how this will affect Gardy's matchups. Plus, Volcanion is always a thing, which indirectly buffs Gardevoir because fire is a bad weakness to have.
     
  8. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't see why expanded matters since you can't have Sky Field and Ultra Space active at the same time.
     
  9. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
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    Except that Newgaleo doesn't HAVE a fire weakness... not unless you play Volc with Garbotoxin.
     
  10. Yog Rogue
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    I like that Torterra a lot. If it's not being OHKOd, it could go on and on and on.
     
  11. Fred Fenton Forbes Pokemon Master Rick Sanchez
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  12. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Fighting Torterra - So good, makes it a tanky Pokémon on the first atk. Choice Band and Strong Energy makes it uneasy to KO. 3-4 Geodudes
     
  13. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
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    I want a reprint of Hex... sob.
     
  14. Waplozes *Trumpeting Peaks*
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    Pidgeot, here is the “lack of support” for metal right now.
    Mt. Coronet -energy retrieval. With field blower, you can do it more than once!
    Magnezone-pairs with coronet. Stacks energy quickly.
    Cyrus-allows for metal-specific disruption strategies.
    Heatran-a nice, quick attacker for emergencies, or for general energy acceleration.
    Dusk Mane Necrozma GX-a great basic attacker that allows for full use of the supporting cards mentioned.
    Solgaleo GX 1+2-heavy attackers with good abilities(a switch each turn and no weakness).
    Solgaleo Prism Star-like Heatran, can be an emergency attacker. But can put out extreme energy acceleration.

    There might be more, too. This is just from new sets, too.
     
  15. AFEX Serena is too cute!
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    It's a tank, Idk maybe Newgaleo, Registeel from active, Idk.

    I agree with SmiteKnight though, in any case we have a LOT of hard gardy counters.
     
  16. Waplozes *Trumpeting Peaks*
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    Listed above, as evidence if needed
     
  17. Haunter31 Aspiring Trainer
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    I've been waiting for this Torterra, ever since the alt type Empoleon was announced. This is going to be really fun in expanded. If they give some more fighting support in the upcoming sets, I could easily see this being a deck that does well.
     
  18. Whood22 Aspiring Trainer
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    I kind of like they are putting alternative types to cards.
     
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  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  20. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    The card isn't broken. Reminds me a lot of the turn mechanic based Pain cards in the Naruto TCG. I hope they don't break these prize based cards.