Victini from SM2!

Victini from SM2 has been revealed! The set will be released in Japan on March 17th and in America as Guardians Rising on May 5th.

Its Ability is a reprint of the one on Victini from Noble Victories.

Victini – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Victory Star
Once during your turn, after you flip any coins for an attack, you may ignore all effects of those coin flips and begin flipping those coins again. You can’t use more than 1 Victory Star Ability each turn.

[R][C] V Flame: 50 damage.

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

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  1. Phire Phox Dank Pokemon Playa
    Phire Phox

    Member

    Oh for reals? Let's go! Time to make these coin flip decks again! Time to make this pincer deck great
     
  2. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

    Member

    Interesting. I do feel this Ability was never really utilized since cards weren't designed to work well with it. Maybe it will see come competitive play.
     
  3. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
    Vexen_IV

    Member

    Not much of a fan of it outside decks that have 'flip a coin, if heads x happens, if tails y happens.' since improving your results from the first go round decreases with each coin you have to flip. Flipping 1 heads is 50%, flipping 2 is 25%, 3 is 16.7%(I rounded up so no complaints from anyone), 4 is 12.5%, etc
     
  4. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
    MarshalBry

    Member

    Weakness to fire? That doesn't sound right
     
  5. raymond25962 Aspiring Trainer
    raymond25962

    Member

    This would be good in that gimmick Luvdisc/Decidueye deck
     
  6. lmc00 Aspiring Trainer
    lmc00

    Member

    Weakness to fire? It sounds strange :s

    I definately like the design though I don't like the card :/
     
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  7. normanc Aspiring Trainer
    normanc

    Member

    It better not see competitive play. Games that can be lost on flips alone are not my idea of a good format.

    That said, I love the gimmick options it opens up.
     
  8. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    Guys, that is just an error, it'll get fixed soon :p

    Anyhow, I think the artwork looks absolutely gorgeous, and I think they've really improved the quality of the artworks in these recent sets (not that they bad before, but I think they're better now) :D
     
  9. lmc00 Aspiring Trainer
    lmc00

    Member

    I really like this new artwork concept
     
  10. ShinyZard Aspiring Trainer
    ShinyZard

    Member

    Looks to be an awesome card

    Doesn't look like a real Pokémon on the artwork. More like a stuffed animal

    Like the artwork on these two cards quite alot
     
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  11. Mariano11887 Goalkeeper
    Mariano11887

    Member

    Great. Immediate adding for my M Venusaur (Generations) deck.
     
  12. postmodern_pinko So postmodern
    postmodern_pinko

    Articles Staff Member

    So, for a single coin flip and Victory Star, you've got a 75% chance of getting at least one heads (the possibilities are: 2 tails, one heads on first flip, one heads on second flip, or two heads = 3/4 possibilities of getting at least one heads).

    I don't think that's any less luck based than the rest of the TCG tbh, the best decks make things as consistent as possible, and 75% is not bad. For instance, an opening hand with either a Sycamore or an Ultra Ball (for Shaymin-EX) I believe is roughly the same–unless I really botched that math, which I wouldn't put past myself.

    ...anyway TL;DR it's just putting chance in a different place, not really making the game all that much more luck based.
     
  13. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    MY EVALUATIONS!
    • V-Flip Victini - It is finally back! Coin flip decks are also back, tnx to this guy!
     
  14. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
    Vexen_IV

    Member

    Are any of your evaluations an actual evaluation or just a quick twitter blurb ?
     
  15. Adrian9 Aspiring Trainer
    Adrian9

    Member

    Victini was good and poses itself to be good. This is a huge bump to mega charizard (x) - ex (generations one)
     
  16. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
    Vexen_IV

    Member

    Honestly it's debatable and it depends on your viewpoint on it. If you think the pros out-weigh the cons of the card.
     
  17. PIXELMAGE Pokemon and Anime Loving Memelord
    PIXELMAGE

    Member

    Yes my little fervent fox is back in standard with a quasi-playable ability. This is a great year in Pokemon!;)
     
  18. anthony7245 Aspiring Trainer
    anthony7245

    Member

    Yo can we just talk about how Dewgong Mill is gonna be the new best deck in the format lol. But honestly this card is going to being some annoying decks to the meta in my opinion.
     
  19. Throbbulator Aspiring Trainer
    Throbbulator

    Member

    Oh functional reprints, how disappointing you are to my full are Fliptini
     
  20. Asmer Keep the High Tide on the Flipside
    Asmer

    Member

    Oh baby, I love me some Fliptini! Can't wait to see what wonderful things we get alongside this to abuse.

    -Asmer