New TCG Game Mechanics – “Seal” and “Ele Mark” – Thanks to Bangiras, we have new information regarding “The Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense” and the new game mechanics that will be introduced with Tyranitar ex and Gardevoir ex. Read all about it below, and be sure to discuss it in this forum topic.
– Gardevoir’s Poke-Power, Seal, lets you put a Seal Marker on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. A Pokemon with a Seal Marker on it can’t use any Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies!
– The Poke-Power, Seal, can even be used to put a Seal Marker on your opponent’s Benched Pokemon, so you’ll have to choose which Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies you really need sealed.
– The Seal Marker can only be removed by evolving or de-evolving a Pokemon.
– Jynx d has a Poke-Body, “Stages of Evolution” that, if Jynx is an Evolved Pokemon, makes the retreat cost of each of your Fire-type and Psychic-type Pokemon 0. It also has the attack Fire Punch, which does 30 damage to the Defending Pokemon.
– Vibrava d has a Bite attack that does 20 damage, and Sonic Noise, which does 30 damage and Confuses Pokemon-ex.
– Tyranitar’s attack, Ele Mark, lets you place a Thunderquake Marker on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. It’s Hyper Claw does 70 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is a Stage 2 Evolved Pokemon, the attack does an additional 20 damage, for a total of 90!
– The focal attack is Thunderquake, which lets you choose 1 Pokemon with a Thunderquake Marker on it and Knock Out that Pokemon! Tyranitar ex d drops lightning bolts on the Pokemon with no regard for Weakness, Resistance, or remaining HP.
– Evolving or De-evolving a Pokemon removes the Thunderquake Marker, so complete the Ele Mark and Thunderquake combo as quickly as you can.
– Seadra d’s Smash attack does 20 damage, and Extra Ball does 30 damage plus an additional 30 if the Defending Pokemon is Pokemon-ex.
– Electabuzz d has the Poke-Power “Evolutionary Strength” which, if Electabuzz is an Evolved Pokemon, lets you draw 1 card, and the attack Swift. Swift does 30 damage to the Defending Pokemon regardless of Weakness or Resistance.