Fighting Spirit Belt from XY9!

A second Trainer appears! A new Pokemon Tool called Fighting Spirit Belt has been revealed by Pokemon Japan’s official Twitter account and will be card #74/80 in Rage of the Broken Sky. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Fighting Spirit Belt – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

The Basic Pokemon this card is attached to gets its max HP increased by 40 and its attacks do 10 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

Evolutions? Who needs ’em! Then again, since this set’s theme is “Pokemon-EX vs. Mega Evolutions vs. Pokemon BREAK,” they may just be revealing Basic-centric cards right now (for Pokemon-EX) and we’ll see Evolution support revealed in the coming weeks (for Mega Evolutions and Pokemon BREAK). We’ll find out soon!

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  1. Yumikora cd / Back to the roots
    Yumikora

    Member

    c'mon, this is ridiculous...
    basics gonna be like chuck norris
     
  2. rrichiee Aspiring Trainer
    rrichiee

    Member

    Because big Basic EX's need MORE cards to make them even better...
     
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  3. Ivy_Profen Aspiring Trainer
    Ivy_Profen

    Member

    Why would they do this... I thought that they were going toward evolutions with the breaks and what not.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they release some sort of ball that grab pokemon with 170 hp or more for free.
     
  4. At this rate, there better be a tool that gives Stage 2's a 500 HP boost, because that's the only way they'll ever compete.
     
  5. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
    RealSlim

    Member

    Here we go, the grave for all the creative decks who don't use the same old boring EX's is ready.
     
  6. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Well, Entei AT says thankyou... if basic EXs didn't outclass it in the first place. >_>

    Cue Startling Megaphone/Tool Scrapper reprint.
     
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  7. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
    MarshalBry

    Member

    Why would you not run this? The only reason I can think of for a card like this to exist is that they intend on (as mentioned) making things like this for BREAKs and Megas too. Personally, I think those two need a card like this way more than basics do as the biggest advantage of Pokemon-EX is they don't have to evolve.
     
  8. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer
    Pipotchi

    Member

    which big basic EXs are currently destroying the standard metagame? i thought we had really switched into megas and stage 1/2 decks right now, and that things have rly changed since yveltal ex vs genesect ex days (genuine question), and a lot of the most influential exs right now i thought were support pokemon like shaymin ex or hoopa ex.
     
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  9. Javi Blizz Spanish TCG Player
    Javi Blizz

    Member

    Entei +80 Hp +20 Atk sounds nice ahahaha

    Also, it may help some weaker EX's
     
  10. ejorange Aspiring Trainer
    ejorange

    Member

    Imagine this on a wailord. 290 hp.
     
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  11. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Giratina and Seismitoad are perhaps the most notable ones, while Yveltal variants are lurking just under the radar, as well as multiple potential big basics that have been released but neglected.
     
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  12. APokemonTrader Aspiring Trainer
    APokemonTrader

    Advanced Member Member

    Could work nicely with the new raikou, it is basically a non-ex Keldeo now
     
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  13. double o squirtle Sweet Summer Child
    double o squirtle

    Member

    How would this card do with Night March? If it gets paired with this card then I'm running Pyroar.
     
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  14. Frosty Bleh.
    Frosty

    Member

    ...The only solution at this rate is for pokemon to limit the amount of ex's per deck.
     
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  15. asdjklghty -------------
    asdjklghty

    Member

    No the only way is to get rid of mindless skilless autowin decks such as Vespiquen or Night March. Without them you'll actually have time to setup even if you're facing opponents running this card. All the EX decks that y'all hate are actually manageable. And many EX decks even in Expanded need 2 or more turns to setup.

    Yeah! Gengar EX has a chance now against everything. This tool also could be a solution to Giratina by powering up Basic EXs. Primal Kyogre and Groudon and Seismitoad will now have 220 HP with this Tool attached! Toad's back in Standard boiz. This could be a counter to NM. HAha no more 160 damage T2
     
  16. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer
    Pipotchi

    Member

    the only deck i saw that was top tier in the metagame discussion forum and entirely basics was the giratina deck (like you said), i feel like the evolutions have really regained their hold on the metagame and this wont push big basics over the edge in any way, especially when this card seems not even as game-changing as muscle band since its offensive strength is outclassed and defensive strength is unreliable, as with other + max hp items *shrug*

    edit: night march could be another story, with their 30hp attackers being boosted to monstrously high 70hp, rivalling even wailord EX
     
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  17. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

    Member

    I don't like this card because I don't like playing against toad ex. Now he get +40 HP and deals 40 damage with the locking ability.

    We'll see what happens. At least its not more fighting support.
     
  18. MegaButterfree Old Timer
    MegaButterfree

    Member

    Another interesting card - for better or worse. I agree that startling megaphone might get an uptick in popularity again (by me at least). I hope Water Master is right and this is just part of the multi-side support we'll be seeing. Otherwise...it looks like the decks that are currently most popular will stay that way.
     
  19. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
    HA559

    Member

    Next set will be named BREAKeven, where stage 2 and EX cards will be balanced out.
     
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  20. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
    MarshalBry

    Member

    Looks like either way Manectric-EX will be peaking in popularity again due to Assault Laser, considering after BREAKPoint you'd be silly not to run any of this in a deck running mostly Basics (which seems like a large portion of decks).
     
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