‘Forbidden Light’ Booster Packs and Theme Decks!

We now have tiny images of the Forbidden Light booster packs and theme decks! The set will release in America and Europe on May 4th.

The booster packs feature Ultra Necrozma and Naganadel, as previously revealed, as well as Zygarde Complete Forme and Greninja.

The theme decks will feature Alolan Exeggutor and Lycanroc from Japan’s Forbidden Light.

We should have larger product images next week!

Alolan Exeggutor – Grass – HP160
Stage 1 – Evolves from Exeggcute

[G] Tropical Shake: 20+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each type of basic Energy card in your discard pile (up to 5).

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


Lycanroc – Fighting – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rockruff

[F][C] Dangerous Rogue: 20+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

[F][F][C] Accelerock: 100 damage.

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

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  1. Wechselbalg

    Member

    I also want that Exeggutor to work lol - using promo Lurantis is a good idea to boost the low damage cap.
     
  2. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
    PlatinumDude

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    I'm not talking about how good Exeggutor would perform by itself in standard. I'm talking about how it wold perform in a theme deck-exclusive format and how good the deck would be for beginners.
     
  3. TincanRiolu Can’t afford Leles :l
    TincanRiolu

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    I kinda wish that Tropical Shake could utilize more discarded energy.... Alolan Exeggutor needs more competitive attention
     
  4. TincanRiolu Can’t afford Leles :l
    TincanRiolu

    Member

    Maybe it could be a one-prize in togue Alolan Exeggutor GX decks... doubt it though since they don't really go together...
     
  5. Wechselbalg

    Member

    This Exeggutor has no synergy whatsoever with the GX one, if anything it has to be its own deck+techs...but it's still questionable if it's going to work at all - maybe if Zygarde-GX becomes popular.
     
  6. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    160 hp is quite bulky for a stage 1, i'm thinking of making a lol (an) deck with slush rush sandslash acting as a 1-prize card drawer (poor man's zoroark) while exeggutor does zoroark damage.

    good? lol no i seriously doubt it, but it will be fun.
     
  7. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
    pokeraider123456

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    odd that naganadel doesnt have fighting resistance.
     
  8. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
    pokeraider123456

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    its almost like 1-prize golispod attacker. definitely have to use choice band or dumbells . in expanded you can muscle band and use battle compressor.
     
  9. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    Why would it have a Fighting resistance? Neither Poison- nor Dragon-types have Fighting resistances in the TCG :p
     
  10. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

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    Well, depending on how the deck is themed, there can be more than 2 types of energy. However, structure decks are basically, skeleton decks. Most of the time people have to provide the staple cards that they are lacking. So, Exeggutor may flop or not. Until the product is distributed, the contents will remain unknown. IMO
     
  11. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    the fact it stops at 5 hurts it so much, at least with 6 you get into lele ko territory with only a CB.
     
  12. Kapu Riki Spilling the T, sipping the Tapu Cocoa
    Kapu Riki

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    I'm happy about the Lycanroc theme deck... but one day we will get my Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini theme decks -.-
     
  13. Kakarot720 Aspiring Trainer
    Kakarot720

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  14. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    There are a lot of cards here with combination potential, and worth testing. For example, Malamar adds a lot of value to Lunala GX and Mewtwo GX (separately and together).

    Greninja GX is also interesting, and if testing can figure out how to optimize those evolutions (Zoarark and D-sprays are the obvious choice, but I don't think its that easy), with repeats, than this has mileage since his ability to disappear (when damaged, and he has 230 HP so it's not easy to IHKO) is subtly defensive. Cyrus works incredibly well in this deck to focus the Ninja damage.
     
  15. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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  16. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
    gumball51321

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    Ooh, I like the texture on the ETB
    Actually, the sleeves are really cool too.
     
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  17. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
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    Ahh, the set art!

    Something I appreciate for a single day now that it's mentioned and brought to mind......only to just forget about it the next day.
     
  18. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    Thanks @Water Pokémon Master

    Best ETB to date.

    Is someone tell me what the set symbol means?

    That Alolan Exeggutor card needs to adjust due to the fact that box art is so tall. The window lowers a few inches than the standard size
     
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  19. wonderful_whismur The most wonderful whismur in the world
    wonderful_whismur

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    I think that's the head of Ultra Necrozma. The diamond is the actual head while the three pointy things are the prongs on the head.
     
  20. mordacazir Lord of Souls
    mordacazir

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    Where do you guys see the set symbol?