Fossil Pokemon, Mega Catcher, Others Revealed from XY10!

N XY DeckOur favorite Japanese PTCG players return in yet another pair of XY10 videos, as you can watch below. And of course several new cards were revealed, which Jake C. and Vincent have translated here.

The videos give us a close-up of N, which reveals he’s not actually part of XY10. He’ll probably be in an upcoming deck – the “set” name is “XYG.”

Shuckle XY102Shuckle – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

Impossible to read, like Beowulf.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Omanyte XY10Omanyte – Water – HP80
Restored Pokemon – Put this card onto your Bench only with the effect of Helix Fossil

[W] Water Gun: 30 damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Aerodactyl XY10Aerodactyl – Colorless – HP120
Restored Pokemon – Put this card onto your Bench only with the effect of Old Amber

[C] Bite: 30 damage.

[C][C] Jet Draft: 120 damage. Discard a Special Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 0

Bronzong BREAK XY10Bronzong BREAK – Metal – HP???
BREAK Pokemon

Bronzong BREAK retains the attacks, Abilities, Weakness, Resistance, and Retreat Cost of its previous Evolution.

Even more impossible to read.

Genesect EX XY10Genesect-EX – Metal – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Cassette Change
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may switch a Pokemon Tool attached to this Pokemon with a Pokemon Tool in your hand.

[M][M][M] Rapid Blaster: 100+ damage. You may discard as many [M] Energy from this Pokemon as you like. This attack does 20 more damage for each [M] Energy discarded in this way.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 2

Mega Capture XY10Mega Catcher – Trainer

Switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Mega Evolution Pokemon with his or her Active Pokemon.

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

Trainer XY10Fossil Excavation Kit – Trainer

Search your deck for up to 2 of Old Amber Aerodactyl, Helix Fossil Omanyte, or Dome Fossil Kabuto and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterwards.

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

Helix Fossil XY10Helix Fossil Omanyte – Trainer

Look at the bottom 7 cards of your deck. You may reveal an Omanyte you find there and put it onto your Bench. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck.

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

Old Amber XY10Old Amber Aerodactyl – Trainer

Look at the bottom 7 cards of your deck. You may reveal an Aerodactyl you find there and put it onto your Bench. Shuffle the other 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. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube


    The XYG probably means N comes in the Zygarde Perfect Battle Deck, dunno why they went with G instead of J for Jigarude but maybe just because it's literally like "XYGarde" lol
  2. Hydrocrush Aspiring Trainer


    return of the steel i hope bronzong break lets you accelerate a energy to your active
  3. TheUltimateAbsol Truth or Ideals? It's all Black and White to me


    Omastar suddenly doesn't look as bad, especially with areodactly

    Areodactly doesnt have a focus sash though, so it wont ever stick around for long
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  4. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer


    See? What am I telling you? They even made a Pokémon Catcher just against Megas. What about cards against Basic Pokémon-EX? Or support for BREAKs? This is ridiculous...
  5. Darkpoison64 Aspiring Trainer


    now omistar break will be the ultimate killer of shaymins with Aerodactyl because it is a free lysandre and free Aerodactyl finder you just need the dce in your hand and there is no draw back expect getting out the lord helix in the first place at the start will be the biggest challenge. This could be a new archetype that we all doubted since there is a lot more fossil support then we thought. Aerodactyl does 120 with no draw back...and able to hold the fighting fury belt too is better then if it were a fighting type. I do not think the mega catcher will be played because mega pokemon are not as competative as the regular ex pokemon.

    The eeveelution deck is coming with mew! omg it is so versitile with the dimension valley and rainbow energy! I take back what I said about mega catcher that endgame attack is just broke having just the ability to choose to be imune to either basic or evolution pokemon is really good to shut down whatever deck your opponent plays then take 4 prizes at the end with umbreon's second attack it is more then plasma gale lugia!
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  6. Asmer Keep the High Tide on the Flipside


    Actually, this is incorrect.
    The text on Golbat is as follows:
    "When you play this Pokémon from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokémon, you may put 2 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's Pokémon."

    The effect triggers when Golbat is placed from your hand to evolve (obviously on to Zubat). Now, with Alakazam EX, the ability of that Pokemon activates as a result of the Evolution, not the action of the Evolution, which is how they will justify why it will work. Basically, because of the following:
    A. Evolving in to M Alakazam EX does NOT change the actual state of the Pokemon itself (I.E. when you AZ a Pokemon like Crobat, for example, you add all the Pokemon below it because they are not attached technically, if that makes sense. Basically, even though Alakazam EX is in its Mega Evolution Form, it is still the Pokemon Alakazam.)
    B. Because of A, the trigger of the ability will still activate, regardless of the new form of Alakazam.

    Also... it's a specific rule stated on the card that requires a condition of Evolution... which probably will be the actual justification they use if they need to use a justification, making everything I just said above a waste of 3ish minutes.

    Huh. :l

    Still, TL;DR: They may have made this much more complex than it needs to be. Still, it'll work because they designed and printed it. #PokeLogic
  7. Serperior 319/500

    Advanced Member Member

    Everyone wishes Aerodactyl could've been Fighting. That second attack is legit.

    Here's to hoping Bronzong BREAK brings back Metal in Standard.
  8. Darkpoison64 Aspiring Trainer


    well you could play mega sceptile in with leafeon as a back up attacker, it is the only grass acceleration in the format or you could pair it with max elixer, since all the eevees are basic pokemon it should not be that hard to pull off. Also you forgot espeon ex only needs a [P][C][C] as the only wallbreaking ability out of all the eevees but only hits for 70 damage, I am intrested to see how competative they become!
  9. PokemonDownUnder Aspiring Trainer


    Pre-ordered 11 boxes. I better get that Omastar..Also really hoping for Delphox Break.
  10. Darkpoison64 Aspiring Trainer


    Yes, you see in the example video the guy searches for aerodacytle and uses the break ability on Omistar to drag out the shaymin on the bench, it is part of the break rule. Retains the attacks, abilities, weakness, retreat cost of its previous evolution.
  11. bananainpijama Magikarp used Splash!


    If just Genesect was a mega, that would have been so nice with the tool change and mega turbo. This way i don't think its gonna be viable. You have to attach at least 3 energies every turn, so if Bronzong Break doesn't improve the normal Bronzongs ability i don't think it's gonna be very competitive, sadly.
  12. postmodern_pinko So postmodern


    Genesect seems like it's clearly supposed to be used with a Float Stone in hand, a (muscle band/FFB) active, and Bronzong. Ayyy prefabricated combos.

    Also yo wHAT! is that Aerodactyl! I hope it's splashable in some capacity (probs not but we'll see about fossil support eh?) because that is a neat guy.

    Last. Mega Catcher seems extraneous. Most mega Pokemon are underwhelming in the current format. And I mean, I like beating up 1st graders as much as the next 23 year old, but this seems like a little bit of a low blow to a mechanic that was supposed to change the game.
  13. I wonder if Genesect's ability is a sign that it'll be getting some exclusive Tools, like it did in Plasma Blast.
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  14. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    Aerodactyl cannot use Fighting Fury Belt, it's a Restored Pokémon, not a Basic Pokémon.
  15. OmniPoke Aspiring Trainer


    This set is really shaping up to be interesting wow!

    I thought we would be getting some sort of fossil support and we do indeed though the fossil mechanic on the whole still isn't perfect. Maybe there's more to come with this yet but I don't have my hopes too high. I'd love like s compressor card but you put them to the bottom of your deck instead. That would make the mechanic a little more viable (not including Omastar) and can also put stuff you don't need right away to the bottom of the deck to try and draw a bit better. But that's all theorymon anyway

    Regarding the actual cards that have been revealed:

    Aerodactyl - really interesting second attack that is something I like to see with a fossil Pokemon since they're difficult to get out. Whether this will be a thing with Omastar BREAK to prey on shaymins I'm not so sure. I think it's just as difficult as something like M Latios for taking out shaymins (both have their pros and cons) at least on first glance and that makes me think it might not be too competitive on the whole. But it's definitely a deck I really wanna try be used fossils are amazing!!

    Genesect - the ability is really cool and definitely flexible but I think the attack is just a little to costly for this to be a really competitive Pokemon. An obvious partner for this will be Bronzong and that has really good synergy with the attack but you'll need to discard all 3 energy and have a muscle band to hit 180. That may not be too bad but I don't think this will be to game breaking on the whole just another fun EX for metal decks to use for versatility.

    Mega catcher - if you really hate Megas the. For sure this is a great card but I don't think there is too much emphasis on Megas right now and this feels like a bit of a 61st card for the current format. But definitely potentially a useful resource to have if Megas begin to dominate the format.

    Bronzong BREAK - whilst we don't know what this card does (do we know whether it's an ability or attack even?) I think it will have to be pretty good to be included in moderate copies in Bronzong decks. I'd like to see an attack so there's less of a worry if your Bronzong gets Lysandred you can drop the break and swing with that now too. Will try and update if we see anything about this card revealed today and the news story is updated.

    TLDR: Fossils are still slow but are beginning to have potential, I'd like to see a bottom of the deck style compressor, Aerodactyl may be fun with Omastar BREAK, Genesect is costly but I think could see some play, mega catcher is more of a meta call right now and Bronzong BREAK will have to be good to justify an inclusion imo
  16. Buyo Aspiring Trainer


    That N art omg... The Zorua! I'm in love... And with it being from a side deck I can't complain about it being out of place now. There haven't been any B/W Supporter reprints in the main Japanese XY sets, just in side products based on popular demand (Skyla) that got grandfathered into our sets. Gotta say, I'm excited for the amount of new trainer cards in store for this set though. I wanna know what Fairy Drop does!

    Anyway, aw man last night I was thinking Mew/Eevees/Regice might be a sneaky alternative to MegaMan, but I guess it's not so sneaky after all, haha. I still wanna try it though! I'm also really liking that Aerodactyl, but It's shame Prehistoric Call isn't a thing anymore . Battle Compressor/Prehistoric Call would have made Omastar/Aerodactyl amazing. There's gotta be something to get them on the bottom of the deck other than dumb luck. Older sets used to have a lot of "Put a card on the bottom of your deck" effects, but the only one I can think of in the past 5 years is Caitlin :(

    EDIT: Based on the fact that the dude put a Metal energy on Bronzong BREAK I'm really hoping it has an ability like "As often as you like/Once during your turn, you may move a [M] energy from 1 of your Benched Pokemon to your Active Pokemon". That, combined with Max Elixir might actually make Genesect streamable enough to be useful
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  17. JuSmith Aspiring Trainer


    Aerodactyl is very good, and could be build with the power of Gallade from BKT.

    Aerodactyl + Lord Helix + Gallade = Die.
  18. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    Mega Catcher could have been a whole lot worst.
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  19. Senorsmith03 Aspiring Trainer


    It looks to me like shuckles attacks are
    [C] Hide fruit
    [C][C] Wrap. 30 with some sort of effect possibly prevent running, paralysis or coin toss to discard energy?

    And as for Brozong BREAK, if you look to the left of the base of his body, it looks like there is a strange thing thats not part of the background design, so Im going to bet he has an attack for [C]

    I really like that theyre making more fossil support, but I havent really liked how the fossil trainer cards are done. The whole check the bottom of the deck thing isnt really useful unless theres something to set the pokemon at the bottom of the deck. Kind of wish fossil research was good for any restored pokemon instead of just the XY fossils..
  20. cHoViiRuuS Aspiring Trainer


    Aerodactyl is acutally pretty good !
    I'm loving the new Fossil love !
    Genesect-EX is actually very good with phf Bronzong
    Delphox Break is obviously happening 100%