All ’20th Anniversary Set’ Cards and Translations!

20th Anniversary SetJapan’s 20th Anniversary Set has now leaked in full! The set will be released in Japan on September 16th. In America, it will be released on November 2nd as Evolutions.

The set features remade Base Set cards with updated HP, attack damage, types, and wording, bringing the old cards into the modern age! The set also features other classic cards from outside Base Set as well as brand new Pokemon-EX and BREAK Pokemon.

Base Set BlastoiseCards that were not remade from Base Set include the Blastoise line, the Alakazam line, the Venusaur line, the Dragonair line, the Pidgeotto line, Jynx, and Trainer cards Clefairy Doll, Computer Search, Imposter Professor Oak, Item Finder, Lass, Pokemon Breeder, Pokemon Trader, Scoop Up, Super Energy Removal, Defender, PlusPower, Pokemon Center, Pokemon Flute, Bill, and Energy Removal.

Exeggutor from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMew, “Here Comes Team Rocket!”, Imakuni’s Doduo, and Exeggutor are memorable Japanese cards that are not from Base Set but have been included in this set anyway (for nostalgia!).

Mew was a promo given out in CoroCoro magazine in January 1997. “Here Comes Team Rocket!” originates from the Team Rocket set in November 1997. Imakuni’s Doduo was originally released in Japan’s version of the Gym Challenge set in June 1999. It was always a “joke” card and may not be released in America. Exeggutor was a bilingual promo originally given to participants in the first Tropical Mega Battle tournament in August 1999 and was then given out in Pokemon Card Trainers magazine in October 1999.

Ninetales BREAK from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetThe rest of the cards in the set are either brand new (Dragonite-EX, M Pidgeot-EX, Machamp BREAK, Brock’s Guts, etc.), straight-up reprints of recent modern-era cards (Venusaur-EX, Charizard-EX, and Blastoise-EX), or reprints of recent modern-era cards with brand new artwork (Misty’s Determination, M Blastoise-EX, etc.).

A huge thanks goes to our translation team for all of their hard work: Sean T., Michael S., Jake C., Hannes S., Vincent, Franco T., Bangiras, and Andrew C. Thanks also goes to Athena, Machamp the Champion, and PMJ for helping organize this news story!

Too much freakin’ Pokemon news… my poor thesis film. ;_;

CP6 20th Anniversary Set

Venusaur-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetVenusaur-EX – Grass – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[G][C][C] Poison Powder: 60 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[G][G][C][C] Jungle Hammer: 90 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon

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

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


M Venusaur-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM Venusaur-EX – Grass – HP230
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Venusaur-EX

[G][G][G][C] Crisis Vine: 120 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed and Poisoned.

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

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


Caterpie from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCaterpie – Grass – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[G] String Shot: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Metapod from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMetapod – Grass – HP70
Stage 1 – Evolves from Caterpie

[C][C] Stiffen: During your opponent’s next turn, any damage done to this Pokemon is reduced by 40 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[G][G] Stun Spore: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Weedle from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetWeedle – Grass – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[G] Poison Sting: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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


Kakuna from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetKakuna – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Weedle

[C][C] Stiffen: During your opponent’s next turn, any damage done to this Pokemon by attacks is reduced by 40 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[G][G] Poison Powder: 20 damage. Flip a coin, If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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


Beedrill from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetBeedrill – Grass – HP120
Stage 2 – Evolves from Kakuna

[G] Poison Sting: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[G][C] Swarming Sting: This attack does 40 damage times the number of Beedrill you have in play to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance when damaging a Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Tangela from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetTangela – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Wrap: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[G][G][G] Poison Powder: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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


Charmander from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCharmander – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Scratch: 10 damage.

[R][C] Ember: 30 damage. Discard 1 [R] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Charmeleon from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCharmeleon – Fire – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Charmander

[C][C][C] Slash: 50 damage.

[R][R][C] Flamethrower: 90 damage. Discard 1 [R] Energy card attached to this Pokemon.

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


Charizard from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCharizard – Fire – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Charmeleon

Ability: Energy Burn
All Energy attached to this Pokemon are [R] Energy.

[R][R][R][R] Fire Spin: 200 damage. Discard 3 Energy attached to this Pokemon.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3


Charizard-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCharizard-EX – Fire – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Wing Attack: 60 damage.

[R][R][C][C] Combustion Blast: 150 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Combustion Blast during your next turn.

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


M Charizard-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM Charizard-EX – Fire – HP220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Charizard-EX

[R][R][C][C][C] Crimson Dive: 300 damage. This Pokemon does 50 damage to itself.

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

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


Vulpix from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetVulpix – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[R][R] Confuse Ray: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

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


Ninetales from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetNinetales – Fire – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Vulpix

[R] Abduct: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and switch it with his or her Active Pokemon. During your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Pokemon can’t retreat.

[R][R][C] Fire Blast: 120 damage. Discard 1 [R] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Ninetales BREAK from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetNinetales BREAK – Fire – HP140
BREAK Evolution – Evolves from Ninetales

[R][C] Explosive Fireball: 10+ damage. Discard all [R] Energies attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 60 more damage for each Energy discarded in this way.

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


Growlithe from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetGrowlithe – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Kick and Run: 10 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[R][C] Flare: 20 damage.

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


Arcanine from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetArcanine – Fire – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Growlithe

Ability: Burning Road
Once during your turn (before your attack), when this Pokemon becomes your Active Pokemon from the Bench, you may move as many [R] Energy as you like from your Pokemon to this Pokemon.

[R][R][R][C] Scorching Breath: 150 damage. Arcanine can’t attack during your next turn.

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


Ponyta from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPonyta – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Smash Kick: 20 damage.

[R][R] Fire Tail: 30 damage.

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


Magmar from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMagmar – Fire – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[R][R] Fire Punch: 30 damage.

[R][R][C] Flamethrower: 60 damage. Discard 1 [R] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Blastoise-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetBlastoise-EX – Water – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Rapid Spin: 30 damage. Switch this Pokemon with one of your Benched Pokemon. Then, your opponent switches his or her Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

[W][W][W] Splash Bomb: 120 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


M Blastoise-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM-Blastoise-EX – Water – HP220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Blastoise-EX

[W][W][W] Hydro Bombard: 120 damage. This attack does 30 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance for Benched Pokemon)

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Poliwag from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPoliwag – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W][W] Water Gun: 30 damage.

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


Poliwhirl from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPoliwhirl – Water – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Poliwag

[W][W] Amnesia: 30 damage. Choose 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s attacks. That Pokemon can’t use that attack during your opponent’s next turn.

[W][W][C] Double Slap: 50x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 50 damage times the number of heads.

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


Poliwrath from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPoliwrath – Water – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Poliwhirl

[W] Jumping Punch: 50+ damage. If this Pokemon was on your Bench and became your Active Pokemon this turn, this attack does 50 more damage.

[W][W][W] Whirlpool: 80 damage. Discard an energy attached to the defending Pokemon.

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


Seel from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetSeel – Water – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C] Growl: During your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Pokemon’s attacks do 20 less damage.

[W][C] Headbutt: 20 damage.

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


Dewgong from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDewgong – Water – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Seel

[W] Super Deep Dive: Heal 40 damage from this Pokemon and switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[W][C][C] Take Down: 90 damage. This Pokemon does 20 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Staryu from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetStaryu – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W] Quick Attack: 10+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 more damage.

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


Starmie from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetStarmie – Water – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Staryu

Ability: Galactic Spin
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard 1 card from your hand. Then choose 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile, show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand. (You can’t choose an Energy card that was discarded by this Ability).

[W][C] Star Freeze: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Starmie BREAK from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetStarmie BREAK – Water – HP130
BREAK Evolution – Evolves from Starmie

[W] Turbo Star: This attack does 100 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon BREAK. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Magikarp from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMagikarp – Water – HP30
Basic Pokemon

[W] Flail: 10x damage. This attack does 10 damage times the amount of damage counters on this Pokemon.

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


Gyarados from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetGyarados – Water – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[W][W][W] Bubble Beam: 50 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[W][W][W][W] Dragon Rage: 180 damage. Flip 2 coins. If either of them is tails, this attack does nothing.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Pikachu from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPikachu – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Gnaw: 10 damage.

[L][C] Thunder Jolt: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Raichu from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetRaichu – Lightning – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Pikachu

[L] Discharge: Attach a [L] Energy from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[L][L][C] Spark Bolt: 70+ damage. You may discard an Energy attached to this Pokemon. If you do, this attack does 70 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Magnemite from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMagnemite – Lightning – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[L] Thunder Wave: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L][C] Self-Destruct: 50 damage. This Pokemon does 50 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Magneton from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMagneton – Lightning – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Magnemite

[L][C] Thunder Wave: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L][C][C] Self Destruct: 80 damage. This Pokemon does 80 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Voltorb from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetVoltorb – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Continuous Rollout: 10x damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Electrode from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetElectrode – Lightning – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Voltorb

Ability: Buzzap
Once during your turn (before you attack), you can Knock Out this Pokemon and attach it as a Special Energy card to one of your [L] Pokemon. This card provides 2 [L] Energy while it is attached to a [L] Pokemon.

[L][L][C] Frontal Lightning: 70 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1


Electabuzz from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetElectabuzz – Lightning – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[L] Thunderbolt: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L][C] Thunder Punch: 30+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 more damage. If tails, this Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 2


Zapdos from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetZapdos – Lightning – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[L][L][C][C] Thunder: 90 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

[L][L][L][L] Thunderbolt: 170 damage. Discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon.

Weakness: none
Resistance: Fighting (x2)
Retreat: 3


Nidoran Male from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetNidoran M – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[P] Double Stab: Flip 2 coins. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

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


Nidorino from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetNidorino – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Nidoran Male

[P] Horn Attack: 20 damage.

[C][C][C] Fury Attack: Flip 3 coins. This attack does 30 damage times the number of heads.

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


Nidoking from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetNidoking – Psychic – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Nidorino

[P][C] Tremor: 40 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[P][P][C] Tail Swing: 100 damage. This attack does 20 damage to each of your opponents Benched Basic Pokemon (don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon).

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Nidoking BREAK from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetNidoking BREAK – Psychic – HP180
BREAK Evolution – Evolves from Nidoking

[P][P][C] Toxic Pierce: 120 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. Put 2 damage counters instead of 1 on it between turns.

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


Gastly from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetGastly – Psychic – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[P] Small Grudge: During your opponent’s next turn, if this Pokemon is Knocked Out by damage from an attack, discard an Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C] Nightmare: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Haunter from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetHaunter – Psychic – HP70
Stage 1 – Evolves from Gastly

[P] Hypnosis: 10 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

[P][C] Dream Eater: 80 damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon isn’t Asleep, this attack does nothing.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Drowzee from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDrowzee – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Pound: 10 damage.

[P][P] Confuse Ray: 10 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

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


Koffing from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetKoffing – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[P][P] Foul Gas: 10 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. If tails, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

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


Mewtwo from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMewtwo – Psychic – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Psychic: 20+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][P] Barrier: Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn. If any of your Pokemon used “Barrier” during your last turn, you can’t use this attack.

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


Mewtwo-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMewtwo-EX – Psychic – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C] Energy Absorption: Attach an Energy card from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[P] Recover: Heal 60 damage from this Pokemon.

[P][C][C][C] Psyburn: 110 damage.

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

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


Mew from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMew – Psychic – HP40
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Neutral Shield
Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon by your opponent’s Evolved Pokemon.

[P][C] Psyshock: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Sandshrew from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetSandshrew – Fighting – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[F] Sand-Attack: 10 damage. If the Defending Pokemon tries to attack during your opponent’s next turn, your opponent flips a coin. If tails, that attack does nothing.

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


Diglett from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDiglett – Fighting – HP40
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Submerge
As long as this Pokemon is on your Bench, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks (both yours and your opponent’s.)

[F][C] Dig Under: This attack does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Dugtrio from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDugtrio – Fighting – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Diglett

[C][C] Slash: 40 damage.

[F][F][F] Earthquake: 130 damage. This attack does 20 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance for Benched Pokemon).

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance:
Retreat: 1


Machop from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMachop – Fighting – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[F][F] Double Chop: 20x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

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


Machoke from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMachoke – Fighting – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Machop

[F][F] Karate Chop: 60- damage. This attack does 60 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter on this Pokemon.

[F][F][F] Submission: 80 damage. This Pokemon does 20 damage to itself.

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


Machamp from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMachamp – Fighting – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Machoke

Ability: Strikes Back
If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack, place 3 damage counters on the attacking Pokemon.

[F][F][F] Seismic Toss: 120 damage.

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


"MachampMachamp BREAK – Fighting – HP190
BREAK Evolution – Evolves from Machamp

[F][F][F] Lasso Boomerang: 100 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon’s attacks do 100 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

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


Onix from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetOnix – Fighting – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[F] Harden: During your opponent’s next turn, if this Pokemon would be damaged by an attack, prevent that attack’s damage done to this Pokemon if the attack was 60 or less.

[F][F] Rock Throw: 40 damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3


Hitmonchan from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetHitmonchan – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[F] Jab: 30 damage.

[F][F][C] Special Punch: 90 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2


Clefairy from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetClefairy – Fairy – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[C] Sing: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

[C][C][C] Metronome: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s attacks and use it as this attack.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 1


Pidgeot-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPidgeot-EX – Colorless – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[C] Mimic: If this Pokemon was damaged by an attack during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does the same amount of damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Feather Throw: 80 damage. This attack does 20 damage to of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance when damaging the Bench.)

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

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


M Pidgeot-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM Pidgeot-EX – Colorless – HP220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Pidgeot-EX

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

[C][C][C] Mach Cyclone: 130 damage. You may have your opponent switch his or her Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

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

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


Rattata from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetRattata – Colorless – HP40
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Facetious Fang
When you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench, you may discard all Pokemon Tool cards attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C] Bite: 10 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Raticate from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetRaticate – Colorless – HP60
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rattata

[C] Crunch: 10 damage. Discard an energy attached to your opponent’s active Pokemon.

[C] Bite From the Shadows: 60x damage. This attack does 60 times the number of Special Energy in your opponent’s discard pile.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Farfetch'd from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetFarfetch’d – Colorless – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Leek Slap: 50 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Leek Slap during your next turn.

[C][C][C] Pot Smash: 50 damage

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Doduo from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDoduo – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Fury Attack: 10x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting -20
Retreat: 1


Chansey from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetChansey – Colorless – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Scrunch: Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn.

[C][C][C][C] Double Edge: 80 damage. This Pokemon does 80 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Porygon from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPorygon – Colorless – 60HP
Basic Pokemon

[C] Conversion 3: Choose [G], [R], [W], [L], [P], [F], [D], [M], [Y], or [N] type. The Defending Pokemon’s Weakness is that type until the end of your next turn. (The amount of Weakness does not change.)

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Dragonite-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDragonite-EX – Colorless– HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Elevation
When you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench, you may search your discard pile for up to 2 Basic Pokemon (excluding Dragonite-EX) and put them in your hand.

[C][C][C][C] Hyper Beam: 130 damage. Discard an Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3


Super Potion from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetSuper Potion – Trainer
Item

Heal 60 damage from 1 of your Pokemon. If you do, discard an Energy attached to that Pokemon.

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


Energy Retrieval from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetEnergy Retrieval – Trainer
Item

Put 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.

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


Potion from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPotion – Trainer
Item

Heal 30 damage from 1 of your Pokemon.

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


Revive from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetRevive – Trainer
Item

Put a Basic Pokemon from your discard pile onto your Bench.

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


Devolution Spray from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDevolution Spray – Trainer
Item

Devolve 1 of your evolved Pokemon and put the highest Stage Evolution card on it into your hand. (That Pokemon can’t evolve this turn.)

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


Full Heal from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetFull Heal – Trainer
Item

Remove all Special Conditions from your Active Pokemon.

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


Switch from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetSwitch – Trainer
Item

Switch your Active Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


PokeDex from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPokeDex – Trainer
Item

Look at the top 5 cards of your deck and put them back on top of your deck in any order.

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


Maintenance from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMaintenance – Trainer
Item

Shuffle 2 cards from your hand into your deck. (If you can’t shuffle 2 cards into your deck, you can’t play this card.) Then, draw a card.

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


Blastoise Spirit Link from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetBlastoise Spirit Link

Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.
Your turn does not end if the Pokemon this card is attached to becomes M Blastoise-EX.

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


Pidgeot Spirit Link from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPidgeot Spirit Link – Trainer
Item

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

Your turn does not end if the Pokemon this card is attached to becomes M Pidgeot-EX.

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


Venusaur Spirit Link from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetVenusaur Spirit Link – Trainer
Item

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

Your turn does not end if the Pokemon this card is attached to becomes M Venusaur-EX.

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


Charizard Spirit Link from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCharizard Spirit Link

Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.
Your turn does not end if the Pokemon this card is attached to becomes M Charizard-EX.

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


Professor Oak’s Hint from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetProfessor Oak’s Hint – Trainer
Supporter

If you use this card, your turn ends.

Draw cards until you have 7 cards in your hand.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Misty's Determination from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMisty’s Determination – Trainer
Supporter

Discard a card from your hand. If you do, look at the top 8 cards of your deck and put 1 of them into your hand. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Brock's Guts from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetBrock’s Guts – Trainer
Supporter

Shuffle 6 in any combination of Pokemon and basic Energy cards from your discard pile back into your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Double Colorless Energy from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDouble Colorless Energy – Special Energy

Double Colorless Energy provides two chicken nuggets.


Venusaur-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetVenusaur-EX – Grass – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[G][C][C] Poison Powder: 60 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[G][G][C][C] Jungle Hammer: 90 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon

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

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


M Venusaur-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM Venusaur-EX – Grass – HP230
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Venusaur-EX

[G][G][G][C] Crisis Vine: 120 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed and Poisoned.

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

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


Charizard-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetCharizard-EX – Fire – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Wing Attack: 60 damage.

[R][R][C][C] Combustion Blast: 150 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Combustion Blast during your next turn.

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


M Charizard-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM Charizard-EX – Fire – HP 220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Charizard-EX

[R][R][C][C][C] Crimson Dive: 300 damage. This Pokemon does 50 damage to itself.

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

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


Blastoise-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetBlastoise-EX – Water – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Rapid Spin: 30 damage. Switch this Pokemon with one of your Benched Pokemon. Then, your opponent switches his or her Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

[W][W][W] Splash Bomb: 120 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


M Blastoise ExM Blastoise-EX – Water – HP220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Blastoise-EX

[W][W][W] Hydro Bombard: 120 damage. This attack does 30 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance for Benched Pokemon)

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Pikachu-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPikachu-EX – Lightning – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C] Iron Tail: 30x damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 30 damage times the number of heads.

[L][C][C] Overspark: 50x damage. Discard all [L] Energy attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 50 damage times the number of Energy cards you discarded

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

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


Mewtwo-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMewtwo-EX – Psychic – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C] Energy Absorption: Attach an Energy card from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[P] Recover: Heal 60 damage from this Pokemon.

[P][C][C][C] Psyburn: 110 damage.

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

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


Pidgeot-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetPidgeot-EX – Colorless – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[C] Mimic: If this Pokemon was damaged by an attack during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does the same amount of damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Feather Throw: 80 damage. This attack does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance when damaging the Bench.)

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

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


M Pidgeot-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetM Pidgeot-EX – Colorless – HP220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Pidgeot-EX

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

[C][C][C] Mach Cyclone: 130 damage. You may have your opponent switch his or her Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

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

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


Dragonite-EX from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetDragonite-EX – Colorless– HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Elevation
When you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench, you may search your discard pile for up to 2 Basic Pokemon (excluding Dragonite-EX) and put them in your hand.

[C][C][C][C] Hyper Beam: 130 damage. Discard an Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3


Misty’s Determination from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetMisty’s Determination – Trainer
Supporter

Discard a card from your hand. If you do, look at the top 8 cards of your deck and put 1 of them into your hand. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Brock's Guts from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetBrock’s Guts – Trainer
Supporter

Shuffle 6 in any combination of Pokemon and basic Energy cards from your discard pile back into your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Exeggutor from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetExeggutor – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Exeggcute

[C][C] Stomp: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 more damage.

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


Imakuni's Doduo from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetImakuni’s Doduo – Colorless – HP50
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Frenzied Escape
When this Pokemon retreats, throw this card away.

[C][C] Harmony: 30 damage. You must begin to sing a song. When the song ends, this attack does 30 damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

This card cannot be played in tournaments.

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


Here Comes Team Rocket from CP6 20th Anniversary Evolutions SetHere Comes Team Rocket! – Trainer
Supporter

Each player plays with his or her Prize cards face up for the rest of the game.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Set-Related Promos

These are promos that will be released in products or through giveaways alongside the Japanese set. Most of them will be included in our English Evolutions set this November.

Slowbro ExSlowbro-EX – Water – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Slack Off: Heal 60 damage from this Pokemon. During your next turn, this Pokemon can’t attack.

[W][W][W] Flash Splash: 100 damage.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


M Slowbro ExM-Slowbro-EX – Water – HP220
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Slowbro-EX

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

[W][W][W] Loll Roll Spin: 100+ damage. This Pokemon is now Confused. During your next turn, this Pokemon’s Loll Roll Spin does 100 more damage.
When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Slowbro Spirit LinkSlowbro Spirit Link – Trainer
Item

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

Your turn does not end if the Pokemon this card is attached to becomes M Slowbro-EX.

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


Surfing PikachuSurfing Pikachu – Lightning – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[W][W] Surf: 30 damage.

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


Kanto Gym Badges LargeGym Badge – Trainer
Item

Flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, draw 1 card.

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


Basic Holo Classic Energy

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  1. MasterGallade I can see the FUTUUURE
    MasterGallade

    Member

    If Imakuni's Doduo, Ooyama's Exeggutor and Here Comes Team Rocket don't make it into the English set then I will scream
     
  2. Highlight cards IMO:

    Beedrill: 160 snipe with Forest of Giant Plants sounds really good. It's a bit shy of that key 180 though without many ways of boosting it's damage output. It can't really use Bats considering how limited it's bench space will be though.

    Starmie: That ability seems interesting enough that someone is bound to try it. Seems like it'd have a lot of potential with Night March or Vespiquen if they were still around/relevant.

    Dragonite-EX: In theory, he sounds really good for M Gardevoir and helps with the constant reuse of Hoopa/Shaymin. You could use Super Rod/Karen to keep bringing them back.

    Ratatta: Useless against Garbodor, but could be really nice against any Mega deck that doesn't run Garbodor (M Gardevoir, M Mewtwo and maybe M Rayquaza).

    Devolution Spray: I love the sound of this and Golbat.

    Brock's Guts: Excellent card for M Gardevoir.
     
  3. PikaMasterJesi Super Rhythmic Robot
    PikaMasterJesi

    Member

    Wow. They printed Imakuni's Doduo. Please get an English print so that I can throw cards at people with actual reason!
     
  4. Outsidevil Aspiring Trainer
    Outsidevil

    Member

    biggest card this set
    Revive-Chain Klefkli, Chain Unknown, Mew synergy etc

    Discard Volcanians and revive them

    Possibilties are endless
     
  5. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    It would have bees best if they didnt exclude the missing line.. a dragonair rare.. it have one of the best design in that era.. still seems unfair to exclude the other 2 starter
     
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  6. StriatonIsMagic I'll Never Forget This Day
    StriatonIsMagic

    Member

    Finally! I can get the Generations promos without getting the $25 dollar "here's some holos and no EXs" Generations boxes! Woo! Unless you can't get standard Evolutions packs and can only get them in the collection boxes...
     
  7. 丅ᗴᗰᑭᗴᔕ丅 ✧*。٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✧*。
    丅ᗴᗰᑭᗴᔕ丅

    Member

    Imakuni's Doduo...that artwork is hilarious.
     
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  8. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
    Metalizard

    Member

    It seems to me the only really improved cards that might have some use are the ones that evolve into the BREAK Pokémon (Ninetales, Starmie, Nidoking, Machamp) plus a few other Fully-evolved pokémon like Raichu, Raticate (maybe Charizard too). The rest is really underwhelming.

    It also puzzles me that, with Arcanine being in the set, why isn't the Arcanine BREAK promo included in the English set? And don't tell me it's because there's already a Fire BREAK (Ninetales) in it, they didn't have any problem with Talonflame and Pyroar in Steam Siege...
     
  9. MegaCentral Aspiring Trainer
    MegaCentral

    Member

    Ninetales break and Volcanion, maybe the ninetales from primal clash, might be a good budget deck
     
  10. StriatonIsMagic I'll Never Forget This Day
    StriatonIsMagic

    Member

    Well, Japan always gets the good cards. Sadly.
     
  11. sagen888 Shine on You Crazy Diamond
    sagen888

    Member

    So are “Here Comes Team Rocket!”, Imakuni’s Doduo, and Exeggutor technically not secret rares because they say "U" rarity?
     
  12. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
    RiverShock

    Member

    I doubt we'll get Imakuni's Doduo. We've never gotten a card that outright states it's unusable. (Maybe excepting some Jumbos, I forget, but that's kinda irrelevant.)

    Here Comes Team Rocket! we'll get, it's not the first time it's been inserted as a Secret Rare, and it's less out there than Imakuni, which we got in Generations.

    Exeggutor, who knows. I could see them actually doing it personally.
     
  13. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards
    thegrovylekid

    Member

    This set is beyond horrible :/

    Very, Very few playable cards. Only Brock's Guts, Starmie, and Dragonite-EX, and Mewtwo are useable, and everything else ranges from gimmicky to bad.

    - Beedrill is cute in theory but getting 4 of these out at a time is going to be next to impossible, even with turbo trainers, especially since it takes more than 1 turn to power up.

    - Combustion Blast Charizard is nice, but in Fire decks it's mostly worse than Volcanion and Flareon-EX anyways. The rest of the Charizard cards are almost completely useless, taking too much setup for a middling reward.

    - There's no reason to use M Blastoise-EX over Primal Kyogre-EX when the latter has unblockable self-acceleration and a more damaging attack.

    - Why is Staryu's attack called "Lightning-quick punch"? I doesn't have hands! (This is more funny than serious)

    - Electrode is exclusive to Lightning decks. I'd rather use Magnezone over it because you don't give up a prize and the ability is more than once-per-Electrode, which makes it much more useful in the long run than blowing yourself up once.

    - Zapdos takes way too much setup to be practical. I'd rather do 3 for 150 and discard all of them with Pikachu-EX than 4 for 170 and discard all of them with Zapdos.

    - Seriously? They print Nidoking /again/ but not Nidoqueen? We have a Nidoking that requires Nidoqueen in Steam Siege, but they still refuse to print a Nidoqueen? And if you really want to poison, use Dragalge BKP. Less deck space and less time for more reward.

    - Haunter, Drowzee, and Koffing but not Gengar, Hypno, and Weezing. They could've printed us Venusaur and Blastoise lines to match the Charizard line, but no, they'd rather give us useless NFEs.

    - Just use Shatter Shot Mewtwo-EX. Heck, even Photon Wave could give this a run for its money.'

    - Mew would work if it had a good attack or free retreat, but even then it's really weak to Hex Maniac because of the low HP.

    - No Sandslash, so this basic, Ken Sugimori-art Sandshrew is useless and could have been cut to give us more Venusaur or Blastoise to keep up with this oh-so-exalted Charizard.

    - Having to put 3 Coloured Energy on an effective Stage 3 with no acceleration means that Machamp BREAK is worse than Zygarde-EX every single time.

    - No Steelix, but Steelix did debut in a later gen so I guess it makes sense. Doesn't mean I like it though.

    - No Clefable. I guess they needed a Fairy Type, but if they wanted one they should have cut something else for Clefable, not just throw in Clefairy and hope we forget about it! Metronome would have been a little bit useful if it costed a DCE, but they thought of that, too.

    - Pidgeot-EX is like a less threatening Darkrai-EX or M Audino-EX, and M Pidgeot-EX... does damage, I guess? Too much setup, not enough reward.

    - Rattata and Raticate are interesting, but Rattata only discards off the active and is shut off by Garbodor, meaning it fails as a form of tool removal. Raticate could work, but with Special Charge roaming around and most decks running Basic Energy these days, it came a bit too late to have any real use.

    - No Dodrio. For all the Evolving basics that were printed without their evolutions (Excluding Onix, Chansey, Tangela, and Porygon), we could have fit in the full Stage 2 Venusaur, Blastoise, and Nidoqueen lines, and still have an additional space left over.

    - All the Trainer cards save for PokéDex and Super Potion were in the format already and see next to no play. PokéDex doesn't rearrange enough cards for Max Elixir and is only 1 more than trainers mail, and Super Potion is inferior to max potion for the most part. Spirit Links are only as good as the megas you can play them to, and none of these are particularly good except maybe Venusaur.

    - Misty's Determination is still useless.

    So yeah, that's my thoughts on the set. Too much Charizard, Too many unfinished evolution lines, and very few of the cards are even playable, let alone good.
     
  14. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

    Member

    @thegrovylekid, use Zapdos with Magnezone. You got plenty of recovery cards and it doesn't give up 2 prizes. it also has no weakness. As for Pidgeot being a less threatning Darkrai or Audino EX. Okay, I'll let you think that.;)
     
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  15. PineDog Random TCG Trainer
    PineDog

    Member

    Some Theorymon:

    Our English set has an additional 21 cards added, and I think I know most of them.

    Secret Rares:
    109/108 Pikachu (From the Bread Promotion in Japan)
    110/108 Flying Pikachu
    111/108 Surfing Pikachu

    Promos:
    Confirmed:
    Slowbro-EX
    M Slowbro-EX
    Slowbro Spirit Link

    Pretty Likely
    Grass Energy
    Fire Energy
    Water Energy
    Lightning Energy
    Psychic Energy
    Fighting Energy
    Darkness Energy
    Steel Energy
    Fairy Energy

    Theorymon:
    Exeggutor
    Imakuni's Doduo
    Trade Please
    Here Comes Team Rocket!

    Which leaves 5 additional cards, which could include Snorlax, other Pikachu, and Gym Badge (maybe like XY Vivillion with multiple prints under the same name?)

    Edit: Maybe the FA Charizard-EX from "Pokemon Card Game Art Collection" and the CD Promo Charizard, that would explain all 21, as much as I don't want more Charizard's.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
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  16. vegemite Weird Decks Only
    vegemite

    Member

    Professor Oak's Hint? Yes, please.
     
  17. CYL All hail Eevee!
    CYL

    Member

    Does that mean that Charizard / Pikachu / Blastoise / Venusaur will be reprinted in the English sets as well, with nearly identical artwork to the Black Star Promos ones?
     
  18. Blergsid Aspiring Trainer
    Blergsid

    Member

    they should have had blastoise in this set:( it would be fun to bring back that ever-amazing water acceleration. at least the leaf trans venusaur tho! although that could be a bit op with FOGP.they should have made hitmonchan be the best card, like he was in the past, like give him 70 damage attack for 1 then 3 for 140. a gengar would have been nice, even though it wasnt in base set. at least we got dragonite ex tho. could be good for mray. and with ratata, they finally answered our prayers for tool removal! jklol. also they could have thrown in scyther, even thouugh it was from jungle. would have been redeemable set with some of those or maybe a trainer and make oak's hint oaks new theory but otherwise, full garbage set:( get it together pokemon. stop making terrible sets or no one will want them. first fates collide with just mega alakazam and n, then steam siege with only ranger, ninja boy, volcanion and yanmega, now this garbage pile here? get it together.
     
  19. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    That Haunter caught my eye, with that 80 damage attack for two (or one in Expanded) Energy. Hypno and something like Keldeo would mean you're always hitting 80+ damage, which is impressive from a Stage 1.
     
  20. mrkevin1995 Aspiring Trainer
    mrkevin1995

    Member

    So disapointed there's no blastoise and venusaur line.
     
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