‘Ultra Prism’ Theme Deck Lists, Cyrus Prism Star Errata in the Works!

We now have the Ultra Prism theme deck lists thanks to PlaySkape Games. The Garchomp deck is named “Mach Strike” and the Empoleon deck is named “Imperial Command.”

On a related note, we’ve received word TPCi is working on an errata for Cyrus Prism Star, which should be announced in the coming weeks. It seems they were not aware they mistranslated the card until we pointed it out. Here’s our original statement:

Cyrus Prism Star has also been revealed! However, TPCi mistranslated it. We originally translated it as only working if your Active Pokemon is [W] or [M], but TPCi has translated it as working if any of your Pokemon are [W] or [M]. The Japanese card definitely says the [W] or [M] Pokemon must be in your “battle area” (where your Active Pokemon resides) as opposed to “area” (meaning all of your Pokemon in play). Hopefully they caught the error before the card went to print — we’ll find out this weekend when prereleases take place. Otherwise they will have to issue an errata so the effect matches the Japanese card.

The English card should thus read something like this:

Cyrus ◇ – Trainer
Supporter

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.

You can only play this card if your Active Pokemon is [W] or [M].

Your opponent chooses 2 of their Benched Pokemon and shuffles the others, and all cards attached to them, into their deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck
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    I was pleasantly surprised by the 3-2-2 Garchomp line, since theme decks always have really terrible pyramid lines. Then I saw the 3-1 Lucario line and it was over.
     
  2. Otaku The wise fool?
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    Question... what is the source for the Cyrus [Prism Star] errata being worked on and released in a few weeks? This kind of blunder means I want the official text for reference ASAP, and 'tis the season for people to write articles on SM - Ultra Prism. ;) As such, just being able to say "Yeah, it is confirmed the Japanese version is correct and ours doesn't represent a future errata for them." is really helpful. XP
     
  3. Professor_jplap Worst TCG player
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    20 ENERGIES? (*facepalm*)
     
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  4. Flying_Emolga >Double Team
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    With some modifications, Mach Strike is actually a great starter deck. The Cynthia and Garchomp alone are worth it. Too bad it will be replaced by the better [F] version. The economic player could buy two of these and a silvally gx box and make a decent deck. Not viable in tournaments but great for beginners.
     
  5. Niteclaw1028 Aspiring Trainer
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  6. RedSuinit Aspiring Trainer
    RedSuinit

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    Well, looks like I won't have to worry about Cyrus Prism very much. The card is just not good enough to warrent the deck space unless you are running a metal/water deck.

    I'm not sure if this makes me happy, or sad.
     
  7. Sup3rTaco Aspiring Rayquaza
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  8. signofzeta Aspiring Trainer
    signofzeta

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    You have to include something in order for new players to replace to "improve" on their deck.
     
  9. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

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    I attended my local stores' pre-release tournaments. When my friends pulled a Prism Star Cyrus from each of said tourneys. The cyrus card from one of the kits on Saturday stated: your active is a w or m pokemon.
    Now at the saturday pre-release; the cyrus card from one of the boosters in my friend's kit stated: any of your w or m pokemon in play. It seems on the second event it was changed from active to any. Although, an errata may occur after the official release.
     
  10. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye

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    Is it just me, or are the theme decks actually slightly competitive?
     
  11. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Theme Decks are the reason why those front cards like Empoleon and Garchomp non-holo rares in the set. Is it me or is the theme Deck runs one type of energy now?
     
  12. Professor_jplap Worst TCG player
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    The only thing "competitive" about these decks are if they are used in PTCGO Theme Deck Events
     
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  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    “Cyrus Errata in the works!”
    Darn.
     
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  14. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
    KK-Swizzle

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    the search option is super interesting in a theme deck, but I'm skeptical it will be able to set up both lucario and garchomp consistently. ascension attack on the gabite and early game draw with solrock should help, but I think I still prefer hidden moon's mimikyu/bewear combo engine and lunala's simple damage stacking. and yes, I analyze the theme deck meta because I'm poor and it's a good way to win tradable packs on PTCGO ;)
     
  15. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    We can't say yet as these decks are the first since Sun & Moon's Forest Shadow.

    As expected, exclusive non-holo Lucario in the Mach Strike deck. I'm a little sad that Imperial Command doesn't have any thing exclusive other than the holo (since I plan to buy both theme decks as I'm going to collect everything Ultra Prism).
     
  16. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
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    Um what? Crimson invasion, Gaurdians Rising, and Burning shadows have all had theme decks...
     
  17. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

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    Did you even read what I had quoted?
     
  18. RedSuinit Aspiring Trainer
    RedSuinit

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    ROFL. He was saying that we haven't seen a unique non-holo card in a theme deck since SUM.
     
  19. signofzeta Aspiring Trainer
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    But they ain't got mono. It could be the virus, the sealant, or something else.

    If these theme decks faced each other would they go mono a mono?
     
  20. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
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    Oh whoops, i mis-read it. I must me tired. Lol