Fossil Excavation Map from SM6!

A new Item card will appear in SM6 Forbidden Light! The set will release in Japan on March 2nd and in America and Europe on May 4th.

Fossil Excavation Map – Trainer
Item

Search your deck or discard pile for 1 Unidentified Fossil card, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand. If you searched your deck, shuffle it.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

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  1. SucyX A Legit Seed
    SucyX

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    I guess it's ok for decks with fossil pokemon but not really exciting
     
  2. GamePhoenix Professional Raichu Fan
    GamePhoenix

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    Pretty good if fossil cards become ever become good. Maybe with Rampardos.
     
  3. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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  4. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Wow never seen a card that lets you choose beetween searching your deck or discard though the effects likely existed at some point not in recent years
     
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  5. Sorpah King of Not Much
    Sorpah

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    This is just the same as playing 5+ Unidentified Fossils. Will that be necessary? Maybe. Seems pointless though.
     
  6. Kawaki Aspiring Trainer
    Kawaki

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    I wonder if the Water/Metal types of Palkia and Dialga will be released in boxes. I could see that as a promotional push for the "same card" but new typing. Though I'd expect the (newer) full arts/rainbows to be in Forbidden Light. I just can't see these legendaries gobbling up two prime GX spots in a following expansion. I think it would be better monetarily speaking if PTCG released them in $20 boxes with jumbo cards.

    Also, I really want a Xerneas GX... just imagine the potential for the gorgeousness of the full art and rainbow variants. <3
     
  7. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck
    Shfinx

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    *cough cough Fossil Excavator
     
  8. Kapu Riki Spilling the T, sipping the Tapu Cocoa
    Kapu Riki

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    I this was Yugioh, I would say "Awesome! Deck thinning card!" But this is not and I guess people are not excited about this. Maybe Aurorus and Tyrantrum lines will be in this set and be... decent, I hope?
     
  9. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye

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    Bonnie is messed up. The whole point of the GX attack is that it can only be used once....*sigh* At least she got her Squishy back.
     
  10. Charjabus Beep Beep
    Charjabus

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    consistency is nice but there aren't really much fossil pokemons to justify playing fossil pokemons at all.
     
  11. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
    EpicShonenGuy

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    Isn't a little bit broken zygarde gx bnonie combo? You have acess to your gx attack everytime you discard a stadium via bonnie i can already see a build using 4 puzzle of time and lusamine to get back your stadium and bonnie idk but the more i think the more broken i think it is considering the fact that his first attack has good synergy just drop a dce and attach two fighting energy from your discard pile it pretty much sets up your zygarde gx and it's a basic and you don't need to rely on strong energy just drop one diancie prism star on the bench to hit for 170 with choice band you hit for 200 you k.o anything with 200hp for instance glaceon gx and leafon gx which will see some play and don't bother with zoroark gx it has weakness so it's not worth a mention. This zygarde gx will be broken and you get immunity from gx and ex pokemon not even metal types that will rule the current format can deal with that even if you can't make this work every turn it sure will give your opponents the hardest time of their lifes. This is broken i'm calling it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
  12. BrandonHappened Ghosts and Fairies are kinda my jam
    BrandonHappened

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    They've already done us one favour banning Forest Of Giant Plants in a world of Shining Legends Venusaur and Alolan Exeggutor GX. They can't be convenient more than once a century.
     
  13. BrandonHappened Ghosts and Fairies are kinda my jam
    BrandonHappened

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    Hopefully Tyrantrum and Aurorus will be good enough to justify this very specific card
     
  14. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck
    Shfinx

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    Forest of Giant Plants was such an interesting card. I totally understand why they removed it though (i.e Shiftry). I guess my drem of a Broken Time Space reprint are never going to be realized.
     
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  15. Alexander Forcione Aspiring Trainer
    Alexander Forcione

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    I really like this card, I like fossil Pokémon and sure they aren’t top tier cards right now but maybe later on they will. The problem right now is getting mysterious fossil out reliably, and before this, order pad was the best option as far as I can tell.
     
  16. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
    KK-Swizzle

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    malamar/ultra necrozma looks kind of terrifying, diancie prism star makes buzzwole even more broken (beast energy + diancie + FFB = 90/30 for ONE ENERGY), not sold on zygarde yet (Gx attack can be guzma'd around, gets OHKO'd by golisopod)
     
  17. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
    makarNa

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    This set is already hype aa
     
  18. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
    Kangaflora

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    I think this card more or less confirms that both Tyrunt and Amaura will evolve from Unidentified Fossil.
     
  19. Otaku The wise fool?
    Otaku

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    The [Prism Star] mechanic makes it important. Period. I fear you are correct because I am worried that the powers-that-be will forget/miss the point of things like the Lost Zone (or Removed From Play area, Removed From Game area, etc.). We've had various one-per-deck cards before, and of the two things that usually "break" them, one is that sooner or later we have a way of reclaiming them from the discard pile to reuse what was intended as a once-per-game effect. Right now, sending the [Prism Star] cards to the Lost Zone is as close as we can come.

    Then again, I thought the same thing of the GX-counter for GX-attacks, and we just got an exception to that in the cards revealed as well. Then again, it is a Pokémon (and thus so far a GX-attack) specific option, so it could still prove well balanced.
     
  20. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
    Shishigami

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    OOOOOOOooooooh I wonder where all the fossils are in Alola? A dromeaosaur? Dimetrodon? Mosasaur? Megalodon??


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