Samson Oak Promo at Japan’s SM7a Tournaments!

As Principal Oak would say, “how Onix-pected!”

Those who participate in Japan’s Thunderclap Spark tournaments between July 6th and August 31st will receive a Samson Oak promo! As posted here earlier, the top finishers will receive either a full art or rainbow rare Zekrom-GX promo.

Samson Oak – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 2 cards. If both Active Pokemon are the same type, draw 2 more cards.

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

Thanks goes to Jake C. and Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

    Member

    eh kinda sorta not that great. might as well just play hau
     
  2. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
    Skylite

    Member

    Waiting for DJ O.A.K.
     
  3. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
    DKQuagmire

    Member

    so this card is basically another Hau card, for the mirror matches. Um no thanks. Tate and Liza is better than this card, and thats a shuffle draw 5 card in a format where Cynthia exists.
     
  4. Fou-Link MVP
    Fou-Link

    Advanced Member Member

    This isnt good. Even sophocles is better
     
  5. octotot Aspiring Trainer
    octotot

    Advanced Member Member

    Terrible card. Now we just need Nanu, Hapu, that fairy-type trial captain, and Faba cards for main characters
     
  6. Ghidreigon Aspiring Trainer
    Ghidreigon

    Member

    I'm sick of these draw 2 + 2 more cards they keep releasing. Come up with something better smh
     
  7. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Guzma up two Leles, draw four cards.
    Still not that good.
     
    TheAquaPiplup likes this.
  8. goca Aspiring Trainer
    goca

    Member

    how you gonna guzma and play this the same turn is what i wanna know
     
    TheAquaPiplup likes this.
  9. Mcsonic00 Aspiring Trainer
    Mcsonic00

    Member

    They desperately need to print straight Draw 4 supporter card. Would be good and balanced.
     
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  10. Otaku The wise fool?
    Otaku

    Member

    Yes and no. I realize it is unlikely, but just maybe "Draw 3" Supporters will start working at least a little for competitive play post-rotation. Now, retroactively, then I completely agree! Cheren and Tierno were part of card pools containing N and either Professor Juniper or Professor Sycamore or both. Up against that, "Draw 4 cards." is balanced.

    The thing is, I think Professor Kukui, and possibly even the new Tate & Liza card show the best approach... even if we've had a few more duds than successes. What I mean is, instead of drawing more cards, you add a worthwhile bonus effect. Yeah, Pokémon Breeder didn't do it all that well, but I blame that on them forgetting that offense > defense, so it really needed to heal more. Lillie half-pulls it off as well, with her drawing extra on your first turn.

    I'll resist making suggestions for how Samson Oak might have worked since this isn't a Create-a-Card thread.
     
    crystal_pidgeot likes this.
  11. TheVong Aspiring Trainer
    TheVong

    Member

    I hope they make a Professor Oak/Sycamore reprint for the next format. I have always been playing with a discard hand, draw 7 card in every format I played. It would be weird if there is no equivalent card for the next format.
     
    CrownAxe likes this.
  12. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

    Member

    No, none of that every again.
     
    Rooie and Otaku like this.
  13. TheFlyingPidove the boy that never mattered
    TheFlyingPidove

    Member

    "Draw 2 cards. If your Active Pokémon is an Alolan Pokémon, draw 2 more cards."
    Would have made a lot more sense imo.
     
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  14. Otaku The wise fool?
    Otaku

    Member

    Though there are formats where I barely played, or played in the pure ignorance of a total casual player... I prefer the formats where we did not have a "Draw 7" Trainer

    For what that's worth to you. ;)
     
  15. Charmander Cyndaquil was taken :<
    Charmander

    Member

    Magnezone PLS
    Smeargle UD/CL
    Sableye AOR

    There are probably some others.
     
  16. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
    The Ultimate Umbreon

    Member

    We will probally get it in our SM8.
     
  17. Liebad Sun eater
    Liebad

    Member

    Wow, even tierno is better
     
  18. Otaku The wise fool?
    Otaku

    Member

    All of which are so niche that the original suggestion of

    was confusing. ;) The final point that the card isn't that good, however, is only inaccurate in that it is an understatement. This is a bad card; most of the time, you'll draw one less than Hau. Even if you do get the bonus, you just draw one more than Hau. Why bring up Hau? Hau is not worth using competitively, so a card that is only slightly better than it on rare occasions and most of the time draws one less, Samson Oak seems inferior to Hau.
     
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  19. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
    pokeraider123456

    Member

    sophocles is way better, gets rid of cards that need to be in the discard pile activating some strategies, it would be better if it says draw a card for each of the same time as your opponnents active or your active. Sampsons supposed to be associated with alola pokemon.