Max Elixir from XY9!

And the daily reveals begin! Max Elixir (Japanese: PP Max) has been turned into a card and will be debuting in Rage of the Broken Sky next month. Thanks goes to Michael S. for the translation!

Max Elixir – Trainer
Item

Look at the top 6 cards of your deck. You may choose a basic Energy card you find there and attach it to 1 of your Basic Benched Pokemon. Shuffle the remaining cards back into your deck

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

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  1. Javi Blizz Spanish TCG Player
    Javi Blizz

    Member

    At least it's much better than Ether, I mean, you are looking 5 more cards xD
     
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  2. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Wow, this is interesting! We haven't seen a potentially highly playable Trainer-based Energy accelerator as far as I'm concerned. I guess Mega Turbo and Ether exist, but still, this is pretty neat. Ready the fine print limitations, this could be really effective in Big Basic decks. Unfortunately that is a double edged sword, as many disruptive decks will gain an asset. Hopefully this reveal leads to a promising set.
     
  3. JRMFTW Crazy Old Man
    JRMFTW

    Member

    Why do they keep doing this? We now have now energy acceleration for basic Ex's. I wish they would have (excluding pokemon Ex) in the conditions to give non-ex cards a chance. Getting a stage 2 card out into play is going to be nearly impossible when this comes out.
     
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  4. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
    RealSlim

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    Powerful energy acceleration, that's what M-Gyarados EX needs to easily hit the big numbers! Mega Turbo/Max Elixir ftw!
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  5. Shiny Xard 'Cuz why not.
    Shiny Xard

    Member

    I would think since it is a MAX Elixir, you'd be able to attach more than 1 energy.
     
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  6. Fokale Aspiring Trainer
    Fokale

    Member

    Awesome! This is like dark patch for any basic pokemon! If you run just 10 basic energy in your deck then odds are you will get an energy off of this, and having to attach it to the bench isn't that big of a deal. I definitely need a playset of this.

    If the rest of the set is this good we are in for a treat!

    R.I.P. Ether
     
  7. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

    Member

    Think Max Exilir in a Xerneas XY8 Rainbow Hoopa Ex deck. Now all we need is a low retreat cost Grass and Lightning Pokémon Ex that can attack for colorless energies. The battle decks might include Leafeon Ex, Jolteon Ex and Vaporeon Ex. Lets hope they have low retreat cost and decent colorless attacks. Splash Malamar Ex and Charizard Ex for good measures and you have a real fast deck that can ohko Mega Pokémon. Lets see what else this set has in store for us.
     
  8. poke4trade Raising Ash
    poke4trade

    Member

    I could see this getting played in a swampert/Kyogre deck with Archies. I think it would make for a very interesting dynamic between those friends because of the enormous amount of energies the decks already cary. Though you might be able to run a Swampert/Yveltal/Archies deck and double down on the energy with quick knock outs.
     
  9. MegaButterfree Old Timer
    MegaButterfree

    Member

    I really like this card, and it fills the void left by Ether quite nicely. I do tend to agree with some of the comments about its basic-only caveat, though; I think if there was some kind of "basic but capable of stage 1 or 2 evolution" wording it might tone down its potential destructiveness...while not likely (given the odds), any non-mega EX could have all the energy it needs to use its max attack on its first turn with this card - which can, of course, be seen as good or bad.

    Now let's think of all the moves/abilities that let you sort out the top of your deck!
     
  10. Tokugawa_Ronin Aspiring Trainer
    Tokugawa_Ronin

    Member

    Looks like my fairy deck will be getting a tiny bit faster in a few months. :D
     
  11. Hydrocrush Aspiring Trainer
    Hydrocrush

    Member

    This is unbalanced ,it should say Stage 1 or 2 or BREAK.
     
  12. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
    TokenDuelist

    Member

    This would have been a lot better if it was aimed at Stage 1, 2, and BREAK Pokemon.

    Now EX Pokemon have even more pointless acceleration.
     
  13. Empoleon_master I can stop watching Anime any time I don't want to
    Empoleon_master

    Member

    Dear people who thought cressellia Breakthrough is useless for some reason, this card exists now, to the point where previously ok exs who needed energy acceleration can be even more viable! Oh dear Arceus I just realized what this could mean... T1 gailie ex + same amount of cards in hand, T1 Giratina EX, or....T1 tyrantrum EX, which I honestly think isn't as bad as the other two as you have to discard energy. I know those are a bit of a atrech but in tyrantrum bronzong it could easily happen due to the metal energy you run.
     
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  14. asdjklghty -------------
    asdjklghty

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    All Pokemon evolve from Basics so this helps everyone... early game. I don't see how this is biased towards EXs.
     
  15. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

    Member

    Well, things just got interesting. I wonder how I will use this.
     
  16. Materious17 Pokemon Geologist
    Materious17

    Member

    EX Pokemon either stay basic the entire game, or mega evolve and gain access to mega turbo acceleration regardless. Basic Pokemon that evolve into useful stage 1, stage 2 or BREAK Pokemon only have access to this Max Elixer while they are in a form that is overall a burden to the strength of stage 2 and break decks. If basic Pokemon overall were better than it would be less of an issue, but basic Pokemon that can evolve tend to be awful, and so you spend your time either accelerating energy to them to not be used until they evolve, leaving them a huge reliability, or just evolving them straight away but losing out of fast, reliable energy accel that they need to keep up with low cost EX attackers and now even higher cost EX attacks thanks to this card.

    Maybe Golduck BREAK and Regirock-AT may be useful in allowing Max Elixer to remain helpful for stage 1, stage 2 and BREAK decks along with EX's, since you would need to accelerate the energy onto Regirock since he is completely protected from trainer cards, and then move the energy to the actual attackers once they evolve and become contenders against the ever more powerful EX Pokemon. Golduck BREAK + Regirock-AT is a lot of cards and a lot of clunk that multi-evolution stage decks can't afford to include either.

    In short, this card helps EXs significantly more than it helps other basic Pokemon.
     
  17. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
    Lanstar

    Member

    My my... Lots of scary strategies unleashed. Just imagine: Speed Lucario-EX. Speed Camerupt-EX. Speed Thundurus-EX. Speed Machamp-EX. Speed Yveltal-EX. Speed... You get what I'm saying? Why did they make this card?!
     
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  18. I was excited, until I read "Basic Pokemon". Ouch. That's just depressing.

    To those saying that all stages are once basic too, that's true, but how long do you want a little 50 HP basic sitting around waiting for some acceleration? I personally try to evolve asap.
     
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  19. poke4trade Raising Ash
    poke4trade

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    For standard basic attackers, I think a Raiku BTH could do some damage with this card. Also, Regice could benefit from this card. Being able to attack with a Regice on turn 2 would be huge. It would send a lot of decks scrambling quickly.
     
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  20. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards
    thegrovylekid

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    This gives Entei AOR a bit of help, I guess. Not a fan because it only helps basics.
     
  21. redsky22 Aspiring Trainer
    redsky22

    Member

    quad heatmor is going to be a thing now. Seem like a viable deck in expanded now with this card.