Tuesday - October 21st, 2008 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    EDIT: Added the official Magnezone (#5) card image below. It is a holo card in real life.

    Here are 25 more Stormfront scans! Click the thumbnails below for larger scans, and use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through them like a slideshow. I’ll post more tomorrow night.

    Magnezone from Stormfront (#5)Magnezone from Stormfront (#6)Regigigas from Stormfront (#9)Dusknoir from Stormfront (#17)Mamoswine from Stormfront (#21)Roserade from Stormfront (#23)Scizor from Stormfront (#25)Vespiquen from Stormfront (#31)Budew from Stormfront (#33)Dusclops from Stormfront (#35)Magneton from Stormfront (#43)Miltank from Stormfront (#44)Pichu from Stormfront (#45)Skarmory from Stormfront (#51)Duskull from Stormfront (#59)Magnemite from Stormfront (#66)Magnemite from Stormfront (#67)Roselia from Stormfront (#72)Snover from Stormfront (#74)Swinub from Stormfront (#77)Tangela from Stormfront (#78)Energy Switch from Stormfront (#84)Luxury Ball from Stormfront (#86)Poke Healer + from Stormfront (#90)Warp Energy from Stormfront (#95)Regigigas LV.X from Stormfront (#100)
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    Monday - October 20th, 2008 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    If you don’t read this news story all the way, I won’t be responsible for any information you miss. I’m already getting people asking questions with the exact answers posted below. It took me exactly one minute to read it all the way through, so it shouldn’t take you any longer… :p

    We now have early scans of Stormfront, about a week before prereleases and three weeks before it is sold in stores! Click the thumbnails below for larger scans, and use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through the opened scans like a slideshow.

    As predicted, 11th movie-related Pokemon from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky and its theme decks (the sources of this set) did not make the cut. Pokemon removed include both Shaymin, Shaymin LV.X, both Dialga, and both Giratina. One Trainer card removed, which will undoubtedly cause disappointment among many players, is Miasma Valley. It was probably taken out because it too is based off the 11th movie. In the film, Giratina is enraged because its Reverse World has become polluted from the battle fought between Dialga and Palkia in The Rise of Darkrai (the 10th movie). The card is based off the pollution of the Reverse World, so it will undoubtedly be released in the set that coincides with the Shaymin movie’s U.S. release (most likely, our February English set).

    But wait, there’s more! Unfortunately, the reprinted Base Set Charizard line was removed as well. Unless the cards are boxtoppers (since the cards below do not come from actual booster boxes) or they are just extremely rare, they are not in this set. The set’s official press release never even mentioned them, which is why we said a while ago this might happen. They are probably being saved for our February set. We’re going to have to get them eventually anyways, since those cards are now legal in Japan and have to become legal here too for when the Japanese come to play at Worlds.

    The shiny Drifloon, Voltorb, and Duskull are in our set! They are labeled as their own subset, like the E-card sets’ jumbo boxtoppers and the Unown of EX Unseen Forces. “SH1” is Drifloon, while “SH2” and “SH3” are Duskull and Voltorb. Each one of them is reverse holo, and cannot be found as non-holo cards. The original Japanese shiny cards had a glossy, holo effect, but the English cards are merely reverse holo (in other words, the Japanese holos looked better).

    Sableye may have an error. Its Poke-Body refers to itself as a “power.” However, “power” (uncapitalized) might refer to both Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies. This is the first time a Poke-Body has existed that can be turned off like a Poke-Power, so we can’t know for sure. Gengar already has error in this set though, mislabeling the “Attacking Pokemon” as the “Defending Pokemon” in its Poke-Power.

    More scans will be posted either tomorrow or the day after, so be sure to check back here! Tell your friends who like to be spoiled too!

    Dusknoir from Stormfront (#1)Lumineon from Stormfront (#4)Mismagius from Stormfront (#7)Abomasnow from Stormfront (#12)Cherrim from Stormfront (#14)Drapion from Stormfront (#15)Rapidash from Stormfront (#22)Staraptor from Stormfront (#27)Bibarel from Stormfront (#32)Dusclops from Stormfront (#34)Electrode from Stormfront (#37)Haunter from Stormfront (#40)Magneton from Stormfront (#42)Sableye from Stormfront (#48)Scyther from Stormfront (#49)Combee from Stormfront (#57)Drifloon from Stormfront (#58)Duskull from Stormfront (#60)Finneon from Stormfront (#61)Misdreavus from Stormfront (#68)Pikachu from Stormfront (#70)Energy Link from Stormfront (#83)Great Ball from Stormfront (#85)Poke Blower + from Stormfront (#88)Drifloon (Shiny) from Stormfront (#SH1)
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    Monday - October 20th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Just got some Stormfront scans! I’ll be posting them within the next one or two hours, since I have to edit them first. The one night I was going to be able to get a full eight hours of sleep… -_-

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    Saturday - October 18th, 2008 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Nintendo Power has announced the moveset for the special Dragonite available for download at Toys R Us next month. It is the same Dragonite given out in Japan for the “Saikyou” (Strongest) events, and was made available to Japanese players from the middle of January to the middle of February. The magazine also stated that a special Pokemon Ranger: Shadow of Almia poster will be given out at the Toys R Us event as well. Thanks go to DrewCardUniverse for the news!

    Dragonite

    Dragonite @ Yache Berry (reduces Ice-type damage)
    Level 50
    ~ Outrage (not normally learned until LV.64)
    ~ Dragon Dance (not normally learned until LV.53)
    ~ Thunderbolt
    ~ Draco Meteor

    Since Japan has access to a level 50 Dragonite, it would seem Nintendo of America wanted the same for us as well. Perhaps the Japanese will be allowed to use Dragonite for their Video Game Showdown qualifiers, and we will be allowed too? Why else would we get this specific Pokemon?

    I’d also like to re-post this tid-bit I placed into the previous Dragonite news story, since I have not seen many people discuss it. Some of our forum members who were at Worlds heard this information stated by POP officials as well:

    The [Pokemon.com] article mentions the Dragonite will be able to be used in “official tournaments,” since it fits in the level 50 category now. This seems like a good opportunity to say that at Worlds, I heard from POP officials that America would be having several Pokemon Video Game Showdowns during this current tournament season. I don’t remember for sure how many they were planning to hold, but I think they said seven to nine throughout the United States (in different states, obviously). It was also said that the Video Game Showdowns would take place internationally this time too. I’m not sure when this will be revealed to the public, but it looks like Dragonite might be a precursor to an official announcement.

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    Friday - October 17th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Boohahaha suckas! This past week’s poll asked, “Which of the following Pokemon can change gender upon evolution?” 79% of you answered incorrectly; the correct answer is Azurill, not Wurmple.

    Azurill will hatch as a female 75% of the time and as a male 25% of the time. However, Marill has a gender ration of 50% / 50%. As a result, when female Azurill evolve, one out of every three will become male Marill. Azurill and Marill are the only Pokemon in the same evolutionary line who have different gender ratios, which is why Azurill is the only Pokemon that this happens to upon evolution. In real life, some fish and certain sea horses can change gender during the course of their lives. Apparently, Azurill’s gender change is based off this fact (though Azurill is Normal-type, not Water-type like the aforementioned marine life).

    6-0. Try again this week!

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    Wednesday - October 15th, 2008 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    On February 16th, a new type of Pokemon TCG product called “Spring Eggs” will be released in stores. Each egg will contain two Diamond and Pearl series booster packs. There will be three different eggs in total, each featuring a different design. No other details are known about this product, so we will have to wait until next year to find out more. The eggs sound like they are supposed to be “stocking stuffers” for Easter, if Easter had stocking stuffers, that is. Why do I get the feeling Shaymin will be featured on one of these eggs?

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    Wednesday - October 15th, 2008 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The product image for the Worlds 2008 decks has been released. The image reveals that Jason K.’s “Psychic Lock” deck, Dylan L’s “Speed Empoleon” deck, Tristian R’s Toxicroak/Scizor “Intimidation” deck, and Paul A.’s “Turn 2 Blissey” deck will be available for sale. All four decks will be released in November for around $15.00 each. All cards in the decks are not legal for tournament play, but they are an excellent way to practice the game.

    Worlds 2008 Decks
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    Wednesday - October 15th, 2008 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Infernape from Stormfront has been revealed! It is card #3 in the set, and will be holo when pulled from a booster pack. Not to sound like a broken record, but Infernape originates from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky, like all Stormfront cards.

    We should have scans of all the cards in this set sometime next week, with most before the prereleases, so be sure to check back!

    Infernape from Stormfront (#3)
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    Wednesday - October 15th, 2008 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Fantina, the Hearthome City Gym LeaderJun, the Diamond, Pearl, Platinum rival

    According to PokeAni, the Japanese titles for DP 101, 102, and 103 are…

    • Rival Trainer Jun Appears! (November 6th)
    • Hearthome Gym! Vs. Fantina!! (November 13th)
    • Chaotic Melee in Canalave City! (November 20th)

    Jun is the blond rival in Diamond and Pearl (he’s named after Jun’ichi Masuda).

    Isn’t it odd that immediately after the Hearthome Gym Battle, Ash and crew will already be in Canalave City? It would be way too quick to battle Byron a couple of episodes after battling Fantina, so perhaps Ash is going to Iron Island, the Canalave Library for some Sinnoh-region legends, or maybe (less likely) Fullmoon Island. I wonder how they are going to even get from Hearthome to Canalave so quickly in the first place? Maybe via teleportation?

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    Monday - October 13th, 2008 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Gengar from Stormfront has been revealed! Click the thumbnail below for a larger image. The card is Rare, like its Japanese counterpart, and originates from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky like all cards from the English set.

    Prereleases for Stormfront take place next weekend and the weekend after Halloween. We should have early scans of the set before then, though (which means next week)!

    Gengar from Stormfront (#18)
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    Friday - October 10th, 2008 @ 5 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Dragonite

    Pokemon.com has announced that Pokemon fans will have the opportunity to receive a level 50 Dragonite at Toys R Us stores in the United States (and Puerto Rico). The giveaway will take place from November 8th to 9th starting at noon and will end at 4:00 PM both days. The Dragonite is special in that Dragonair does not normally evolve into Dragonite until level 55, making this Dragonite special. The post also states it will learn moves it cannot normally learn before level 50.

    The article mentions the Dragonite will be able to be used in “official tournaments,” since it fits in the level 50 category now. This seems like a good opportunity to say that at Worlds, I heard from POP officials that America would be having several Pokemon Video Game Showdowns during this current tournament season. I don’t remember for sure how many they were planning to hold, but I think they said seven to nine throughout the United States (in different states, obviously). It was also said that the Video Game Showdowns would take place internationally this time too. I’m not sure when this will be revealed to the public, but it looks like Dragonite might be a precursor to an official announcement.

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    Friday - October 10th, 2008 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The 12th movie teaser trailer is now up on the redesigned Pokemon Movie website for the general public to see. It is the same trailer that showed during the one-hour special in Japan two weeks ago and at the end of Giratina and the Sky Bouquet: Shaymin. The trailer shows a closeup of Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina’s eyes, then shows Dialga and Palkia getting ready to battle as Giratina hovers over them.

    The location scouting for this movie took place in Greece, including within Athens (as you can see in the trailer). The website also shows a few photos of the Pokemon crew in Greece, gathering photos and ideas for the movie. Greece seems like a nice place to introduce Arceus, doesn’t it? Who else is going to stop the huge battle?

    12th Movie Teaser Trailer featuring Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina
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    Wednesday - October 8th, 2008 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    We now have all of the Galactic’s Conquest scans and translations (click that link for the goods)! Thanks go to Toho for the scans, and Bangiras for spending hours and hours translating all of the cards! Later tonight or tomorrow, we will post the rest of the DPt Entry Pack DX translations (we already have several, but are missing some).

    On to the analysis! I wrote this up pretty fast, so I might have missed some card combos.

    The new Shaymin LV.X in combination with Torterra (DPt Entry Pack), Shaymin LV.X (IFDS; Land Forme) and Sceptile (GE) will make one of the most powerful decks of the format. With Land Forme, Torterra has 180 HP and its first attack (40 + 10 for each Grass you have in play) can be powered up with Shaymin’s Seed Flare (attach as many Grass from your hand as you want, damage dealt for each you attach). The new Shaymin LV.X can also shuffle around your Energy, and if your Torterra goes down, it can attack for 60 more damage. Sceptile is of course the heart of the deck, doubling your Grass Energy in play (so Torterra does much more damage). This kind of deck could run like: 4-3-4 Torterra, 2-2 Shaymin (1 Land, 1 Sky), 2-2 Sceptile. Shaymin Sky Forme might slow it down, so perhaps running 2 IFDS Shaymin LV.X for consistancy would be best.

    Blastoise and Delcatty will be a new archetype. Blastoise’s Power takes the top 3 cards of your deck, and if they are Water Energy, you can attach them to your Pokemon. The other non-Water Energy are discarded. Delcatty takes discarded Energy and places them on top of your deck (for 2 damage counters total on Delcatty). Obviously, you use Delcatty to recover Water Energy to the top of your deck, then use Blastoise to attach them to your Pokemon. Blastoise then performs 20 damage plus 10 damage for every Water Energy you have in play. It’s like a dumbed-down version of Torterra in that respect. Double Launcher, Blastoise’s second attack, requires you to discard 2 Water Energy to do 60 damage to two of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. Next turn, you recover them with Delcatty and do it again. This will probably be where Blastoise shines. Delcatty can be used as a back-up attacker, since it does 10 damage plus 10 more for each damage counter on it, which are accumulated through the use of its Power. It recovers itself by 2 damage counters as well. The new Blissey might also be useful in this deck, since you can discard one card from your hand (like a Water Energy, perhaps) to heal one of your Pokemon by 20 (like Delcatty, perhaps). So, Blastoise, Delcatty, and Blissey. Blistcatty? XD

    Alternatively, you can play Blastoise, Delcatty, and Giratina LV.X. Blastoise damages the Bench, Delcatty provides the Energy lost, and Giratina LV.X does 30 damage to ALL of your opponent’s Pokemon. The juicy part to this is that if they are Knocked Out by Giratina, they and all cards attached to them are sent to the Lost Zone and can never be recovered. Giratina also makes your opponent discard a card from their hand to attack. Since with Blastoise you will most likely be discarding one card from the use of its Power (since Delcatty only recovers 2 Water, and you have to draw 3 cards and discard any non-Waters), Giratina helps to even-out the amount of cards you and your opponent have in your decks. Obviously, Giratina was (literally) made for Blastoise, especially since it finishes off its Bench damage permanently.

    Banette was also made for another card: Kingdra! You can discard as many cards from your hand as you want using its Poke-Power, though you have to put damage on Banette for each card discarded. Then, Banette has an attack that switches the damage it has with that of the Defending Pokemon’s.

    Mightyena’s Body turns off its attack Energy costs if it is affected by a Special Condition. Combo’ing it with Skuntank G, which poisons both your Active and the Defending Pokemon, means Mightyena can do 90 damage for free.

    Gardevoir is not-so-great! Take that, evil GG!

    Other notable Pokemon in the set: Ampharos (turns off Powers), Dialga G LV.X (turns off Bodies), Palkia G LV.X (sends 1+ opponent’s Benched Pokemon to the Lost Zone), Octillery (does lots of damage, though based on luck), Blaziken (does lots of damage), Dustox (annoyer).

    The new Pokemon-SP (which are all Team Galactic Pokemon) will definitely be a new archetype. I don’t feel like going through all of them, but you can definitely see they were made for each other and work together.

    Pokemon Card Laboratory is trying their best to make Team Galactic-based decks powerful. Team Galactic Base is obviously meant as an anti “non-Galactic Pokemon” Stadium. All SP-Pokemon are Basics, and the Stadium causes your opponent to put 2 damage counters on any of your opponent’s Pokemon that evolve. You obviously will not be evolving your own Pokemon in a Team Galactic deck. Poketurn is a Team Galactic Invention that is an automatic Super Scoop Up for your SP-Pokemon. Is your Pokemon about to be Knocked Out? Just scoop it up! Energy Gain, another Team Galactic Tool, reduces SP-Pokemon’s attack cost by one [C]. This allows some Galactic Pokemon to attack for free!

    Team Galactic’s Invention G-103 Power Spray introduces a new mechanic – playing Trainers during your opponent’s turn. If your opponent uses a Pokemon Power, you simply play the card to cancel it out.

    Time-Space Tear allows you to evolve your Pokemon the turn you play them, even if you have already evolved them that turn. The Stadium will be helpful in speeding up evolution, though if your deck already relies on Rare Candy and has no LV.X cards, it probably won’t be necessary (since Rare Candy gets you from a Basic to a Stage 2 in one turn anyway). If you do have LV.X’s, especially Stage 2 ones, then this card will greatly speed-up your deck.

    Handsome’s Investigation gives you the option of shuffling your or your opponent’s hand into their deck, and draw 5 cards. Before that, you get to actually look at your opponent’s hand. This card will probably see a lot of play.

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    Wednesday - October 8th, 2008 @ 4 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Thanks to Toho, we now have scans of Galactic’s Conquest before the set has even been released in Japan! Click the thumbnails below for larger scans. As Bangiras translates the cards, they will be added below (underneath the scans). Once the rest of the scans are sent to us, we’ll move the translations to the set’s main page so that they do not clog up this news story. We only have the holo cards, shiny Pokemon cards, and LV.X card scans right now, but we will have more later today.

    Shaymin LV.X from Galactic's Conquest Giratina LV.X from Galactic's Conquest Dialga G LV.X from Galactic's Conquest Palkia G LV.X from Galactic's Conquest Drapion LV.X from Galactic's Conquest Scyther from Galactic's Conquest Electabuzz from Galactic's Conquest Hitmonchan from Galactic's Conquest Lotad from Galactic's Conquest Vulpix from Galactic's Conquest Swablu from Galactic's Conquest Shaymin from Galactic's Conquest Blaziken from Galactic's Conquest Blastoise from Galactic's Conquest Palkia G from Galactic's Conquest Ampharos from Galactic's Conquest Manectric from Galactic's Conquest Gardevoir from Galactic's Conquest Giratina from Galactic's Conquest Rampardos from Galactic's Conquest Weavile G from Galactic's Conquest Dialga G from Galactic's Conquest Slaking from Galactic's Conquest Delcatty from Galactic's Conquest

    Shaymin LV.X – Grass – HP110
    Level-Up

    Poke-Body: Revenge Seed
    If any of your Grass-type Pokemon were Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack during your opponent’s last turn, any damage done by this Pokemon’s attacks to any Active Pokemon is increased by 60.

    [G][C] Energy Flare: 50 damage. You may choose any of your Energy in play and attach it to your Pokemon in any way you like.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Fighting (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Giratina LV.X – Psychic – HP130
    Level-Up

    Poke-Body: Invisible Tentacle
    Whenever one of your opponent’s Pokemon attacks, if your opponent doesn’t discard 1 card from his or her hand, that Pokemon can’t attack. This Body stops working if you have another Invisible Tentacle Poke-Body in effect.

    [P][P][C][C] Dark Lost: Does 30 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. If any of your opponent’s Pokemon are Knocked Out by this attack, the Pokemon and all cards attached to the Pokemon are put in the opponent’s Lost Zone instead of the discard pile.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    Dialga G LV.X – Steel – HP120
    Level-Up (SP)

    Poke-Body: Time Crystallization
    Each player’s Pokemon (excluding SP-Pokemon) can’t use any Poke-Bodies.

    [M][M][C][C] Remove Lost: 80 damage. Flip a coin until you get tails, for each heads remove an Energy attached to the Defending Pokemon and put it in the Lost Zone.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Palkia G LV.X – Water – HP120
    Level-Up (SP)

    Poke-Power: Lost Cyclone
    This Power can be used once during your turn. Each player who has 4 or more Pokemon on his or her Bench chooses 3 of his or her Benched Pokemon. Then, the Pokemon that weren’t chosen and all cards attached to those Pokemon are put in the Lost Zone (Each player chooses his or her own Benched Pokemon). This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [W][W][C][C] Hydro Shoot: Discard 2 Energy attached to Palkia G and do 80 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

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


    Drapion LV.X – Darkness – HP130
    Level-Up

    Poke-Power: Triple Poison
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Flip a coin, if heads 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. In between turns, place 3 damage counters on the Poisoned Pokemon instead of 1. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [D][D][C][C] Snipe Tail: 40 damage. This attack also does 40 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

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


    Scyther LV.25 – Grass – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [G] Swords Dance: During your next turn, the base damage for Scyther’s Slash attack is 60.
    [C][C][C] Slash: 30 damage.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Fighting (-30)
    Retreat: 0


    Electabuzz LV.35 – Lightning – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [L] Thundershock: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.
    [L][C] Thunder Punch: 30 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 10 damage. If tails, Electabuzz does 10 damage to itself.

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


    Hitmonchan LV.33 – Fighting – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [F] Jab: 20 damage.
    [F][F][C] Special Punch: 40 damage.

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


    Lotad LV.14 – Grass – HP50
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Body: Swift Swim
    If this Pokemon has any Water Energy attached to it, this Pokemon’s retreat cost is 0.

    [C] Blot: 10 damage. Remove 1 damage counter from Lotad.
    [G][C] Leap Out: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 20 damage.

    Weakness: Lightning (+10)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Vulpix LV.20 – Fire – HP60
    Basic Pokemon

    [.] Will ‘o Wisp Search: Search you deck for up to 2 Fire Energy cards, show them to your opponent, and put them in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
    [R] Spread Fire: 10 damage. This attack also does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Benched Grass-type Pokemon.
    [R][C] Leaping Flames: 30 damage. Discard 1 Fire Energy attached to Vulpix. (If you can’t discard, this attack fails.)

    Weakness: Fire (+10)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Swablu LV.16 – Colorless – HP50
    Basic Pokemon

    [.] Roost: Remove 4 damage counters from Swablu. Swablu can’t retreat during your next turn.
    [C] Mirror Move: If Swablu was damaged by an attack during your opponent’s last turn, do an equal amount of damage to the Defending Pokemon.
    [C] Fury Attack: Flip 3 coins, this attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

    Weakness: Lightning (+10)
    Resistance: Fighting (-20)
    Retreat: 1


    Shaymin LV.56 – Grass – HP80
    Basic Pokemon

    [.] Growth: Attach 1 Grass Energy card from your hand to Shaymin.
    [C][C] Air Slash: 40 damage. Flip a coin, if tails discard 1 Energy attached to Shaymin.

    Weakness: Fire (+20)
    Resistance: Fighting (-20)
    Retreat: 1


    Blaziken LV.59 – Fire – HP130
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Combusken

    Poke-Power: Burning Blaze
    You can use this Power once during your turn. 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [C][C] Clutch: 40 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.
    [R][R][C] Fire Spin: 100 damage. Discard 2 Energy attached to Blaziken.

    Weakness: Water (+30)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Blastoise LV.60 – Water – HP130
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Wartortle

    Poke-Power: Well Digging
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Look at the top 3 cards from your deck. You may choose any number of Water Energy you find and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, discard the remaining cards. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [W][C] Aqua Press: Does 20 damage plus 10 damage for each Water Energy in play (yours and your opponent’s).
    [W][W][C][C] Double Launcher: Discard 2 Water Energy attached to Blastoise and do 60 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. Blastoise can’t use Double Launcher during your next turn.

    Weakness: Lightning (+30)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 2


    Palkia G LV.78 – Water – HP100
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [W][C] Splash Turn: 20 damage. You may switch Palkia G with one of your Benched Pokemon.
    [W][C][C] Pearl Press: 50 damage. This attack also does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

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


    Ampharos LV.57 – Lightning – HP130
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Flaaffy

    Poke-Body: Damage Bind
    Each player’s Pokemon that has any damage counters on it can’t use any Poke-Powers.

    [L][C] Giga Bolt: 30 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 30 damage. If tails, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.
    [L][C][C] Energy Reflect: 70 damage. Move 1 Energy attached to Ampharos to one of your Benched Pokemon. (If you don’t have any Benched Pokemon, ignore this effect.)

    Weakness: Fighting (+30)
    Resistance: Steel (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Manectric LV.45 – Lightning – HP90
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Electrike

    Poke-Body: Electric Barrier
    Prevent all damage done to your Benched Pokemon (excluding any Manectric) by attacks.

    [L] Power Wave: Does 30 damage to every Pokemon in play with any Poke-Powers.
    [C][C] Induction: 40 damage. Search your deck for 1 Lightning Energy card and attach it to one of your Pokemon. Shuffle your deck afterward.

    Weakness: Fighting (+20)
    Resistance: Steel (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Gardevoir LV.61 – Psychic – HP120
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Kirlia

    Poke-Power: Psychic Connect
    You can use this Power as often as you like during your turn. Choose 1 Psychic Energy attached to one of your Benched Pokemon and move it to your Active Pokemon. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [P] Energy Burst: Does 20 damage plus 10 damage times the number of Energy attached to Gardevoir and the Defending Pokemon.
    [P][C][C] Psychic Defender: 60 damage. Until the end of your opponent’s next turn, Gardevoir has no Weakness.

    Weakness: Psychic (+30)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Giratina LV.63 – Psychic – HP100
    Basic Pokemon

    [C][C] Over Slash: Does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon.
    [P][P] Dark Wing Flaps: 20 damage. Choose 1 card from your opponent’s hand without looking. Then, look at the card you chose and shuffle it into your opponent’s deck.
    [P][C][C] Smash: 60 damage.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    Rampardos LV.54 – Fighting – HP130
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Cranidos

    Poke-Body: Iron Skull
    Any damage done to your opponent’s Pokemon by this Pokemon’s attacks bypasses Resistance and any effects.

    [F] Head Smash: 80 damage. If the Defending Pokemon’s HP is reduced to 0 by this attack, Rampardos does 40 damage to itself.
    [F][C] Mold Breaker: 40 damage. Until the end of your next turn, any damage done to Rampardos is reduced by 20.

    Weakness: Grass (+30)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Weavile G LV.48 – Darkness – HP80
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [.] Call For Family: Search your deck for up to 2 Basic SP-Pokemon and put them on your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.
    [D][C][C] Team Attack: Does 10 damage plus 10 damage for each of your SP-Pokemon in play.

    Weakness: Fighting (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Dialga G LV.79 – Steel – HP100
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [M][C] Pierce: 10 damage. Your opponent can’t play any Trainer cards or Stadium cards from his or her hand during your opponent’s next turn.
    [M][C][C] Second Strike: 50 damage. If the Defending Pokemon already has at least 2 damage counters on it, this attack does an additional 20 damage.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Slaking LV.62 – Colorless – HP150
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Vigoroth

    Poke-Body: Truant
    If this Pokemon used an attack during your last turn, this Pokemon can’t attack.

    [C][C][C][C] Full Speed Dash: 150 damage. Any damage done to Slaking by attacks during your opponent’s next turn is increased by 50.

    Weakness: Fighting (+30)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 4


    Delcatty LV.53 – Colorless – HP90
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Skitty

    Poke-Power: Power Circulation
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Choose up to 2 Basic Energy cards from your discard pile and show them to your opponent. Then, place those cards on top of your deck in any order and place 2 damage counters on this Pokemon. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [C] Power Heal: Does 10 damage plus an additional 10 damage for each damage counter on Delcatty. Then, remove 2 damage counters from Delcatty.
    [C][C][C] Rear Kick: 60 damage.

    Weakness: Fighting (+20)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1

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    Tuesday - October 7th, 2008 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    HAHA SUCKAS! As I promised last week, if the majority of the voters failed the Pokemon quiz, I would destroy the world. As such, I have hired a very powerful person to do exactly that. He has a track record of destroying planets and succeeding.

    ……..

    BLAST IT! Guess you can’t trust anyone to do anything right. Oh well. The answer to the quiz was Sunkern. Sunkern is the weakest of all Pokemon, not Magikarp. WPM: 5, Voters: 0. Let’s see if the majority succeeds this week. If not, I have another plan for destroying the planet; I will succeed next time… ehooohahahaha.

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