Shiny Gyarados-EX and M Gyarados-EX from XY9 ‘Rage of the Broken Sky’

Rage Of The Broken SkyThe official Japanese Pokemon-Card website has now unveiled XY9, Rage of the Broken Sky, which we first reported about two months ago. Thanks goes to Vincent for the translations!

The website revealed that the set’s theme is Pokemon-EX vs. Pokemon BREAK vs. Mega Evolutions.

The set will be released in Japan on December 11th and in America on February 3rd as BREAKpoint.

Gyarados-EX – Water – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C] Wet Weather: Flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, search for your deck for a [W] Energy card and attach it to this Pokemon. Shuffle your deck afterwards.

[W][W][C][C] Splash Bang: 130 damage. Does 10 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


M Gyarados EX – Water – HP240
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Gyarados-EX

When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution, your turn ends.

[C][C][C][C] Blast Geyser: 120+ damage. You may have this attack do 20 more damage times the number of [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon. If you do, discard the top 2 cards from your deck.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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

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  1. Elbow Klinklang GX Plz?
    Elbow

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    These cards are trash; Gyrados is C for a flip attack and WWCC for 130 damage and 10 to all of your bench. The mega does 120 and would never to more the 160 damage for CCCC. Ugh, hopefully other cards have potential.
     
  2. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards
    thegrovylekid

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    Mega's not awful. You're doing 200 for [C][C][C][C], though it actually has to be [W][W][W][W].
     
  3. Materious17 Pokemon Geologist
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    With 4 water energy, M-Gyara can hit for 200. Not bad for Mega standards, but getting all of that water energy on in standard could be problematic. 2 Water and a DCE still hits for 160 though.

    I rate em an 7/10. The art is pretty nice on top of that.
     
  4. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
    TokenDuelist

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    I am completely A-Okay with these not being very playable due to the fact that it makes it WAYYYY easier for me to add it to my Magikarp/Gyarados binder.

    On another hand though, I am slightly disappointed because it means Gyarados won't be a very good card this time. Regardless, I always welcome another Gyarados card.
     
  5. MelancholyFairy Tricky Fox
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    Is anyone thinking of the potential this could have with Archie/Blastoise or mainly Primal Kyogre? It could be clunky but I think it could work. Maybe not so much Archie, but I think with Primal Kyogre it could work.
     
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  6. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    This card is pretty good. Gyarados EX first attack should at least get you 1 energy. Something like "search your deck for one energy and attack it to this card, then flip a coin. For each heads, search your deck for an energy and attack it"

    Not sure why people are saying the card sucks. 120+ damage is very strong.
     
  7. Empoleon_master I can stop watching Anime any time I don't want to
    Empoleon_master

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    This!

    I think a basic Keldeo/archie's stoise deck with mega Gyrados thrown in could be really good, I guess a 2-2-2 line, it's basically a BK EX without the discard and 40 more HP, even with MMY existing it would take the MMY 2 DCE to ko this thing with 4 water energy on it. I really can't wait to see what it could do, because with 5 water energy on it it kos megas, something which Keldeo EX can't exactly do for the same energy, plus this has 70 more HP then said Keldeo EX and has a more uncommon weakness unless you're in a high mega manectric meta area.
     
  8. TheFlyingPidove Missing the old days
    TheFlyingPidove

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    Finally something released :p
    I like the art! I want it now :p
     
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  9. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
    Rocket The Shellos

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    It's not that bad a card. I hope the full arts are really nice, Shiny M Gyarados is most beautiful mega
     
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  10. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    Let's see.. You have Palkia-EX to accelerate water energy, Golduck Break to move it around, and this high-HP mega to do loads of damage! The only thing missing is to deal with the lighting weakness - Manectric-EX is the problem of making this work...
     
  11. Jessie Mulay Aspiring Trainer
    Jessie Mulay

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    Wow that art is nice. Can't wait for the Full Art.

    Mega isn't that bad when you have Mega Turbos and such.

    Though since we'll most likely get the Special Water Energy this set I'm very curious to what its effect will be. It will probably have some synergy with M Gyarados. I'm thinking something to do with Energy acceleration.
     
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  12. SRreplet51 Aspiring Trainer
    SRreplet51

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    Yes at first thought you may think this Mega is not going to be very playable, but you have to take certain things into consideration, number one don't forget about things like Palkia EX and Golduck break which will most likely be released in BREAKpoint, also Gyarados and its mega are pretty much the only cards confirmed will be in BREAKpoint, we know so little about this set, for example when M-Rayquaza EX was first announced everybody thought it would be horrible, that's because we didn't know about sky field yet. I am just saying we have to wait before we say it sucks. Remember, a special water energy is expected to make an appearance maybe it will make mega gyarados better, let's not assume yet.
     
  13. Hydrocrush Aspiring Trainer
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    your all being stupid we have yet to see the special water energy which might count as 2 energies on a water type pokemon then suddenly this moves up to god tier
     
  14. dwarfstar bread and roses and spiders
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    120 damage is not really that strong at all, actually. We're in a very OHKO-centric format right now, meaning 120 damage really isn't what it used to be, and an attack cost of 4 really hurts (remember, this is the primary reason why the theoretically super-threatening M Tyranitar-EX never got past tier 3, even with Yveltal support and plenty of ways to make Destroyer King strong enough to OHKO the entire format). Sure, you might be able to pay for that with two DCEs, but you will not be killing much of note without at least 3 Water Energy attached (two with bat support) because you're essentially forced to run Gyarados Spirit Link, and you're also massive hammer/Xerosic bait at that point. The only EX you can handle like that in Standard is Shaymin, and the non-EX attackers in this format can either shut M Gyarados down completely (Regice) or just set up and start smacking things so fast that it won't be able to keep up on an even prize trade (think Vespiquen and the Hawlucha/Mienshao combo) What this means is that it's incredibly difficult to get M Gyarados-EX off the ground, and the base form relies on coin flips to set up unless you have heavy support (and also damages your own mons when you try to attack, making your benched Shaymin-EX even bigger Lysandre bait than before).
    Now, it's entirely possible that we'll have Palkia-EX and Golduck BREAK to work with in this set, which might make M-Gyarados semi-usable where it wasn't before (the base form is still extremely lackluster), but at that point you have to ask yourself why you're bothering to use that instead of Primal Kyogre, which has a similar damage output with the ability to smack around your opponents' Benched EX mons as well and sets up faster due to Alpha Growth. And if this is being run in an Archie's deck in Expanded, Keldeo-EX is better suited to that anyway. I'm not gonna pass final judgment until we see the rest of the set, but unless something pretty drastic is waiting to be revealed, neither of these cards is going to see serious competitive play.
     
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  15. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    This is a good one. It'll either be this, let you search your discard/deck/hand for a basic water energy to attach as well when you play it, something to do with returning cards discarded by attacks to the deck/ignoring discard card effects or something else completely that hasn't been considered
     
  16. Whitney's Miltanks Milk Maniac
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    This card is amazing! you only need to run 1 copy in an archie/blastoise deck and can play it out with archie after getting blastoise into play to make mega pokemon WAY easier to KO.
    doing 200 damage off only 4 energies or 260 to ko everything with 7! keldeo would only do 130/190 with that many.
     
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  17. iceDA Aspiring Trainer
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    man i dont know why pokemon tcg is like this :(

    there is so many shitty cards in every box what sadden me more is like in every box there is around 90-120 cards 80% of them are just filler random ass effects, useless attacks and unplayable cards...specially since the meta is all about EX syndrome all evolution cards are just there its rarely to see some good cards or even make a deck out of them, i miss the old D/P boosters there was a tons of creative ideas and cool decks and in every new booster there is like 2-3 new decks ideas or some boost to old stuff :\
     
  18. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I don't see the format as a OHKO format. Its really hard to take an EX down in one hit, let alone a mega. Sure there are some Pokemon that can do that and I can say good for them but most pokemon are going down it 2 hits for big hitters. The energy cost is hard but blastoise fixes that. The card has flaws, sure but it isn't bad. A lot of cards do things better than others. A lot of people have been wanting this Pokemon and now they got it. Its strong enough to make a deck out of. Keldeo wont be around forever and TPC is playing around with bans.
     
  19. dwarfstar bread and roses and spiders
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    The issue with Blastoise is that, as I said, Keldeo just straight-up does the job of being that deck's primary attacker better due to Rush In and takes up 1/3 of the deck space per attacker, so there is never a reason to use M-Gyarados over that in an Archie deck - one might show up in there as a tech occasionally, but a competitively optimized Archie deck will not be built around it. And unless TPC changes the lower limit on which sets are allowed in Expanded, Keldeo-EX will be sticking around there for the foreseeable future. They're extremely reluctant to ban things, only doing so when cases get so extreme that they truly break the format - we've seen a grand total of two bans in the last four generations, and they've been cards that either removed a win condition entirely (LTC) or interacted with newer cards in such a way that they had a better-than-even chance of winning on the first turn before the opponent even got a chance to move (Shiftry NXD). Keldeo, while arguably broken by our standards, is nowhere near THAT level, and as such I'm pretty certain it will not get banned.
    Anyway, in any other deck not including Palkia-EX, M Gyarados is usually too slow (and often not powerful enough) to be worth building around - consider how low-tier most of the slow setup decks outside of Primal Groudon are (that one is an exception because of Omega Barrier and top-notch Fighting support, and M Gyarados has neither of those things) - and decks with Palkia-EX in them are still probably better served by Primal Kyogre.
    Decks for casual competition among friends are one thing, but tournament-level decks are going to be built using the best cards available for the job, and M Gyarados just doesn't fit that description. So while it may not be a bad card on an absolute scale, from a competitive perspective, it's slated to be mediocre at best unless it's got some fantastic support in XY9 that hasn't been revealed yet.
     
  20. TheUltimateAbsol Truth or Ideals? It's all Black and White to me
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    No one noticed the greninja BREAK?
     

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