Dragonite-GX, White Kyurem-GX, Altaria, Zinnia from ‘Dragon Storm!’

Clear images of Dragonite-GX, White Kyurem-GX, Altaria, Zinnia, and Rainbow Energy have been revealed from SM6a Dragon Force. The set will release in Japan on April 6th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Dragonite-GX – Dragon – HP250
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dragonair

[L] Dragon Claw: 70 damage.

[W][L][C][C] Giga Impact: 200 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

[C][C][C] Dragonporter GX: Put 3 [N] Pokemon from your discard pile onto your Bench. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Dairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

White Kyurem-GX – Dragon – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[R] Shred: 40 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by any effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[R][W][C] Enraged Blade: 80+ damage. If this Pokemon has any damage counters on it, this attack does 80 more damage.

[R][R][W][C] Dragon Nova GX: 200 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned and Paralyzed. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Dairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Altaria – Dragon – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Swablu

Ability: Fight Song
Your [N] Pokemon’s attacks do 20 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[C][C] Pierce: 20 damage.

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

Zinnia – Trainer

You can only play this card if 1 of your Pokemon was Knocked Out during your opponent’s last turn.

Attach up to 2 basic Energy cards from your hand to 1 of your [N] Pokemon.

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

Rainbow Energy – Special Energy

This card provides [C] Energy. While in play, this card provides every type of Energy but provides only 1 Energy at a time. When you attach this card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon, put 1 damage counter on that Pokemon.

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  1. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

    Advanced Member Member

    Glad to see the one thing we didn't see about Dragonite; it's GX attack, and it's alright. I don't think it'll see much play if Ho-oh's GX attack didn't see play at all, but hey the option's there. We knew that it beats face with tons of energy on it, and with SUM Dragonair that will be a super nice strategy.

    I wanna see DDE get a reprint, and THEN I will talk about White Kyurem-GX's viability.

    FIGHT SONG Altaria!? I honestly did not see that one coming. Maybe if I gave the Dragon Storm spoilers a better look but I didn't expect Altaria to have the same exact ability! (But different attack, so the previous Altaria isn't considered a reprint). It was good back then, it'll be good back in Standard. I'm not exactly sure what it will be precisely used in (probably not every single dragon deck considering this thing is a stage 1, nowhere near splashable like Zoroark-GX, maybe as a 1-1 or 2-2 line to fix Dragonite's numbers without a band, or both to hit 250 HP Pokémon), but it'll be good once more, I'm sure of it.

    Eh, I'm honestly not to excited about Zinnia. You can try to convince me otherwise, but attaching 2 energies from the hand and not the discard pile I don't think will be worth my supporter for the turn over a turn 1 Brigette or typical draw supporter. Not a fan to be honest.

    Rainbow Energy gets a reprint to ensure that will not rotate even after the next format, SM-on. Yay.
  2. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer


    I wonder what 1st stage or 2nd stage [N] evo's we will get with this set, since Dragonite's Gx can just put directly on the bench kind like archie/maxie support card use to do, interesting potential and not too high cost for the attack.
  3. Perfect_Shot Metal: Not Enough Support


    Pleased about Altaria, but nothing in this set so far gives Dragons a future in Standard.
  4. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth


    i dunno i feel zinnia actually gives dragon pokemon a fighting chance. allows you to set one up in one turn.
  5. Perfect_Shot Metal: Not Enough Support


    But it also takes up your Supporter for the turn and requires those Energy to be in hand. The new Dragons need to be set up quickly in order to work which means either playing down Brigette or using draw Supporters to thin the deck, in this format you don't have time to mess around with situational Supporters.
  6. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Traier


    It's pretty neat but I think it could only see tournament play with Palkia GX right now
  7. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Traier


    It's such a bummer that dragon types are lactose intolerant :(
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  8. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Lele: How about me? I made a very important role in this game.

    • Dragonite-GX - Giga Impact is fun to use it can deal 230-270 enough to OHKO everything even not hit for weakness, good w/ Expanded especially DDE is a thing. In standard, can be. The GX atk makes it only restricted to N decks alone. Good to spam Altarias. Lele will be sad tho. I plan to run 4 SUM Dratini, 2 Dragon's Wish Dragonair, and 3 El Dragonite-GX. Dragon's Wish makes a Dragonite deck a thing. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Altaria - *This is my Fight Song...* Yup. DRX Altaria is back. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Zinnia - Same primary effect as Dianthia, but Energy Accel is A-Ok for me. 3-4 Geodudes
    • White Kyurem-GX - Not as impressive as Dragonite. You not even hit for Weakness though. If you survive Riotous Beating, OK. It's fine for me. GX atk? Eeeewww. For 4 energy? What a waste. 2 Geodudes
  9. NeedleKingSR Night March is overrated


    Why is no one mentioning the fact that Dragonite GX + Altaria can get set up instantaneously with Dragonite's GX?
  10. Skylite Aspiring Trainer


    Dragonite is interesting. Dat Altaria though.
  11. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth


    i dunno palkia's gx can't be set up in one turn, and the first attack even with 3 energy is pretty lackluster. much better to set up a dragonite instead. by that point. 2 energies and the manual DCE attachment.
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  12. Dappermeetrey Serendipititis

    Advanced Member Member

    There's always the 2nd half of the set for the opportunity of DDE. I'm also hoping for a Full Art Rainbow Energy.
  13. DeadlyBee111 Aspiring Trainer


    Dragonite gx : get 3 other dragonite out also there is a decent dragonair nuke chaining seems really hard still. If the format is still slower u could try a dragon claw max potion variant with altarias.

    I love white kyreum its kinda drampa that hits for 160 insteas of 150 but with 3 energies unit rgw helps alot but not dce us hard also 1 altaria makes it hit 210
    Zinnia will help alot for that too but makes rainbow/unit kinda meh
  14. rainyman123 The King


    Wanna try Dragonair/White Kyurem GX. Seems fun.
  15. Robin Aisaga Stop climbing on my head!
    Robin Aisaga


    This Dragon support is nice but I don't think Dragonite GX is that good. Although Dragonporter is an amazing attack for setting up, it needs 3 Energy and being a Stage 2 Pokémon defeats the point of setting up. A lot of GX attacks can easily take 2 Prize cards but Dragonporter doesn't even do damage, I'm afraid it's just too slow. (Naganadel's Stinger GX can instantly make a difference of 7 Prize cards) I don't see much synergy with the first attacks either.

    I'm more interested to try the new Dragon support with Noivern GX. Consistent Energy attachment and a damage boost is exactly what the deck was missing. I have faith Noivern will have a place together with the new Noibat that can discard all items from your opponent's hand.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  16. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
    Kyle Asplund


    Dragonite-GX looks like a wittle pupper.
  17. SharKing I won't bite... much.


    I need to touch on Dragonite-GX's Dragonporter GX attack. Pay close attention to this text:

    "Put 3 [N] Pokémon from your discard pile onto your Bench."​

    Note that it doesn't say "basic [N] Pokémon". Yes, this is like Archie and Maxie for Dragons - it lets you put evolved Dragons on your Bench, such as Altaria and other Dragonite-GX, which I think is pretty cool.

    I believe it'll mainly, perhaps only, be used in dedicated Dragonite-GX decks, but it could really help in those.
  18. Mr. Mirek Aspiring Trainer
    Mr. Mirek


    Aww man! These Dragons are lactose intolerant!!!
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  19. Joldilocks Aspiring Trainer

    News Staff Member

  20. Mr. Mirek Aspiring Trainer
    Mr. Mirek


    Nice! Perhaps Burn tactics and decks will become even more popular!

    *Called the translation!!! :)

    This card and Sea of Nothingness along with Infernape and Salazzle sounds fun!
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