Omastar from XY10 ‘Awakening of Psychic Kings’

Why is an ancient / resurrected Omastar hanging out next to a traffic sign? I have no idea.

The official Japanese Pokemon Twitter account has revealed Omastar from XY10 Awakening of Psychic Kings, or Fates Collide as it will be called in America. The set will be released on March 18th in Japan. Thanks goes to Michael S. for the translation!

Omastar XY10Omastar – Water – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Omanyte

Ability: Restoration Beam
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Restored Pokemon and put it onto your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.

[W][C] Spinning Attack: 60 damage.

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

As a refresher, the evolutionary lines of Fossil Pokemon currently work like this: Fossil Trainer card (Helix Fossil) -> Restored Pokemon (Omanyte) -> Stage 1 Pokemon (Omastar). So Omastar’s Ability is skipping the Fossil stage.

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  1. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    Wow, that artwork is fantastic!!! And the ability is pretty interesting too.
     
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  2. JohnFoster Mewtwo everything!
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    "Suh Dude"
     
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  3. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
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    The art looks post-apocalyptic... First card I've seen depicting such a concept... :eek:
     
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  4. Buyo Aspiring Trainer
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    Ooh! I love this artwork! This looks like a new artist too, I don't recognize the name.

    Without some good non-water non-fighting fossils, this card is kinda useless though. Cradily is the only one that doesnt have Maxie, Archie, or Fossil Researcher to help get it in play, and the Stage 2's in a Cradily deck would probably get in the way of Archie-ing out the Omastar in the first place. (Not to mention they probably aren't taking Expanded into consideration. ) I doubt they'd print something like this without somethin else to go with it in the set though.

    I hope there's a fighting type Kabutops! Fighting would be nice flavor too, as it's the offensive one of the pair and it'd be able to use Strong Energy, etc. (As opposed to water's defensive theme) Maybe it'd be a strong attacker where using Omastar to stream Kabuto would be more reliable than Dome Fossil?
     
  5. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    It's the concept of the entire set: "Fates Collide", the urbanized world is now fused together with the natural world. It follows the concept of the earlier sets (BREAKthrough and BREAKpoint).
     
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  6. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    If the TCG people want to keep me happy, they had better have Kabuto as a Water-type!
     
  7. Darkpoison64 Aspiring Trainer
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    maybe we might see omastar getting out amura's but other then that I do not see this card very playable with the current restored pokemon in standard the other being tyrunt. love the artwork though it reminds me of the underwater lost city :)
     
  8. quakingpunch73 King K. Rool ain't no fool!
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    Wow. In expanded this could be used to set up archaeops without a plume fossil!
     
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  9. Ms Hugo Aspiring Trainer
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    I really like this! Restored Pokemon just don't get enough love and, while this may still be a big setup, hopefully it could make for a fun deck.
     
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  10. Mandalayon Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow. In Expanded we have Maxie too.

    Edit: as answer to quakingpunch73
     
  11. SeventhPrize Pokemon Player
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    In expanded, Aerodactyl could be used to give your Active Pokemon's attacks a 10 damage boost.
     
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  12. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Praise Helix!!

    Or not. Overall this Omastar is not really worthy of Lord Helix status. I appreciate and actually like all the suggestions above for things it combos with, but tbh it's not worth it to get out what is basically a stage 2 with an un-searchable basic form (except by Skyla, which uses your supporter). I mean streaming Tyrunts is admirable (Tyrantrum is probably the best restored Pokémon we've ever gotten, competing with Archeops) but realize you have to get Omastar out first... and even then you only get one per turn (unlike, say, Lifesplosion).

    Granted, if it has amazing synergy with Kabutops, gets its own fossil support (like Fossil Researcher, a fossil stadium, fossil energy or items, or if Helix fossil is as amazing as "put this card down onto your bench then put Omanyte from your deck directly on top of it") then maybe it will work. I'm a proponent of "every card should be viable at least for fun" so my fingers are crossed for our friend Helix!

    PS: Love the art too!
     
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  13. TheLunaticHypno Just your average Hypno fan
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    I'm kinda new to pokemon, but isn't there a new fossil pokemon each game? So if not a good restored pokemon this set, maybe in one of the newer sets the new fossil pokemon (if any) will be pretty good
    (please!) if nothing new, the araura, or however you say that thing, could be nice in big blue. I don't think that they would release a pokemon like this without a good fossil pokemon in this set
     
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  14. treyh37 Watcher of Thorns
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    hey I was right in my guess we'd get some fossil love in this set. as for the card can be archie'd out and used to auto get restored poke not bad, hp and attack aren't very good but hopefully we get some other good fossils in the set Kabutops is almost guaranteed as it hasn't been printed under the new fossil rules yet like Omaster here, Aerodactyl has a good chance of showing too cause we got its ex/mega as promos and fossil version is back from dark explorers and the 3 are sort of a set.
     
  15. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    WPM, to answer the question you started this with, he's in a post-apoctuyliptic world where idiots have killed eachother because they discovered their world.

    No, Archeops is a stage 1 Pokemon. Arcen is restored
     
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  16. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh, hey, Restored Pokemon are still a thing. Maybe there IS hope of Restored Anorith afterall. (And Kabuto, Shieldon and Cranidos, but Anorith's partner, Lileep, already had one, so it bugged me more.)


    This thing by itself doesn't mean much. But the fact we're getting a card that supports Restored Pokemon means TPCi is supporting Restored Pokemon, which is nice to know.
     
  17. QueenGastrodon Aspiring Trainer
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    Lord Helix has come!!!! :O Can we get Lord Helix Break?!
     
  18. Zygarde117 Guardian of the eco-system
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    Yes, I do love the "ruined" look of the scenery, :D and I do love restoration beam, but
    60 for 2 energy And restoration beam along with 120 HP is a little OP for a stage 1.


    PS: like RiverShock said, can we get some more "restores" like kabuto?
     
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  19. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    Super artwork on that card. Even the Omaster at the front seems confused scratching its shell.

    Now Kabutops, Armaldo Bastiodon and/or Rampardos? They haven't been printed in a long time.

    Won't mind at all if one gets as EX.

    Gen 2 is the only one I think that didn't have fossil pokemon. Omaster is usually paired with Kabutops line in TCG. Neither have been printed for a long time, so I'm guessing Kabutops line will be in this set.
     
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  20. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, he's a recent artist in the TCG but you've already seen a card with artwork drawn by him: Golem from Generations.

    @WPM, ^this.

    In practice, it's a Stage 2, so no, it's not OP.
     
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