POP 8 is now available at some Pokemon Leagues! Each POP 8 booster pack comes with three cards instead of the usual two. The additional card is a basic Energy card of any type (in the spirit of the Energy League season, apparently); this also includes basic Darkness and Metal energy. The POP 8 booster pack art features Heatran.
If you are a player, this set’s redeeming qualities are the Roseanne’s Research, Rare Candy, Night Maintenance, and Basic Darkness and Metal Energy you can pull from the packs.
Click the links below for scans. Thanks go to Kemony, Epierce33, Shaymin492, and Torterra Chips for contributing information to the set list from the cards they pulled, and Kemony for providing us with a couple of scans!
- 01 – Heatran
- 02 – Lucario
- 03 – Luxray
- 04 – Probopass
- 05 – Yanmega
- 06 – Cherrim (DP reprint, different artwork)
- 07 – Carnivine (DP reprint, different artwork)
- 08 – Luxio (DP reprint, different artwork)
- 09 – Night Maintenance (MT/SW reprint)
- 10 – Rare Candy (GE reprint)
- 11 – Roseanne’s Research (SW reprint)
- 12 – Chimchar (DP/POP 6 reprint, different artwork)
- 13 – Croagunk (MT reprint, different artwork)
- 14 – Happiny (DP reprint, different artwork)
- 15 – Piplup (DP/POP 6 reprint, different artwork)
- 16 – Riolu
- 17 – Turtwig (DP/POP 6 reprint, different artwork)
Cherrim, Carnivine, Luxio, Croagunk, and Happiny (all set reprints) come from the “2007 Chocosnack” promo set, while Heatran, Luxray, Probopass, Yanmega, and Riolu (all unique promos) come from the “2008 Chocosnack” promo set. Lucario was the promo card given out at Japan’s 2008 Battle Roads tournaments. Who knows where the Piplup, Turtwig, and Chimchar cards come from – there are about 10,000 reprints of them with different artwork. Bangiras has translated all of the “new” cards below, all of which have been posted here in the past.
Heatran LV.41 – Fire – HP100
[C][C] Body Slam: 20 damage. Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.
[R][R][R][C] Fire Spin: 90 damage. Discard 2 Basic Energy attached to Heatran. (If you can’t discard, this attack fails).
Weakness: Water (+30)
Lucario LV.39 – Fighting – HP90
Stage 1 Pokemon – Evolves from Riolu
[M][C] Blocking Punch: 40 damage. Any damage done to Lucario by attacks during your opponent’s next turn is reduced by 20.
[F][C][C] Smash Kick: 60 damage. Ignore Resistance and all other effects on the Defending Pokemon when doing damage.
Weakness: Psychic (+20)
Yanmega LV.42 – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Yanma
[G] Supersonic: Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Confused.
[C][C][C][C] Air Slash: 70 damage. Flip a coin, if tails discard 1 Energy attached to Yanmega.
Weakness: Lightning (+20)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Luxray LV.45 – Lightning – HP120
Stage 2 – Evolves from Luxio
Poke-Body: Intimidating Fang
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, each of your opponent’s attacks does 10 less damage.
[L][L][L][C] Thunder: 120 damage. Flip a coin, if tails Luxray does 40 damage to itself.
Weakness: Fighting (+30)
Resistance: Steel (-20)