Cynthia from Solgaleo and Lunala Starter Set!

A new Cynthia card will be included in November 10th’s “Starter Set: Solgaleo-GX and Lunala-GX.” Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Cynthia – Trainer

Shuffle your hand into your deck. Then, draw 6 cards.

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

The card is a reprint of Professor Oak's New Theory from HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Since this is being released within a packaged deck, there won’t be a full art of Cynthia for now.

Our first opportunity to get this card outside of Japan will be in February’s Ultra Prism set.

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  1. This card makes me have happy feelings.
    TheNyanCatXD and Ecko9i6 like this.
  2. Ecko9i6 Aspiring Trainer


    Goodbye Shauna, we hardly knew thee
  3. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    Words can not express how much I've wanted a Cynthia card sense starting the tcg and the fact that's it's great makes it even better
  4. megaboy335 Aspiring Trainer


    Its great seeing a new Cynthia card
  5. Rodzillaj3 Aspiring Trainer


    Granted it doesn't interrupt your opponent's hand but could this be the next 4 of supporter in the next rotation if we lose N and maybe Sycamore?
  6. TheBossBlastoise I rule the PokeSea

    Advanced Member Member

    Is this better or worse than N?
  7. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?


    I remember there being a card called Cynthia's feelings, in one of the Platinum sets, along side Garchomp C, and Garchomp C Lv. X that both had Cynthia's face in the corner of the card.
  8. Don Pianta Old man
    Don Pianta


    Cynthia's Feelings was great. Only card with a promo variant I actually wanted to get a playset of.
  9. MegaSnorlax Card Eater


    BraviaryBoi, Blue21642 and bbb888 like this.
  10. Connor Ritter TCG Player
    Connor Ritter


    Sinnoh confirmed? Also so thankful that this will fill the awkward void of no VS Seeker or other great draw supporters.
  11. skawt boop


    Lol poor Shauna.

    Tbh I use N as disruption more than anything so it has a different place.
    Starsoulklr, Otaku and Ecourts like this.
  12. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N


    Yes!!! Thank you, little Professor Oak!!!
  13. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?


    If on your turn 1 you opponent doesn't play a supporter card, they probobly have a bad hand. do you really want to give your opponent a new hand of 6. NOPE! Cynthia will be the card of choice in the early game since you won't be discarding those valuable DCE cards.

    N is still a good card, but will only see play in the late game when the opponent has 1 prize remaining.
    should N still be a 4 copy card? maybe not. i say play a 2-2 cynthia N split. maybe favouring Cynthia a little bit more, because even if your down to 1 prize card, you can still get a new hand of 6.
    GekkisaiDaiNi likes this.
  14. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    Bye bye N!
  15. Kyrushi Squirrel


    Oh YES! This is great! Now, all they have to do is give N the boot. No more N and i'm going to be extremely happy with the future of standard.
    Otaku likes this.
  16. SucyX A Legit Seed


    YAAASSSS THIS CARDS BACK AND INSTEAD OF OAK ITS MY FAVORITE CHAR FOR POKEMON!!!!! Also I doubt this will completely stop people from playing N when it's released N has other things that make it good I could see decks that play 4 n and 4 syc maybe start playing 3 syc 2 n and 3 cynthia
  17. SmiteKnight Destroying half the universe one snap at a time


    Well, Sycamore had a good run as a draw supporter, no more destroying 2 guzmas. This also means that we don’t have to free our opponent with an N when we have a hand with like 1 N, 2 Guzma, and a Sycamore.
  18. Otaku The wise fool?


    Huh... maybe I'm just too out of the loop (or bad XP) at Standard Format play, but I didn't think any Supporter was a guaranteed, maxed out staple. For that matter, I didn't think any were maxed out staples for most decks. Professor Sycamore and N are something you probably max out, but even then it is one or the other as often as both.

    Based on hazy memories of the time when Professor Oak's New Theory was Standard legal and the longterm state of the Legacy Format, Cynthia will become part of a "trinity" of draw Supporters most decks include for their differing strengths and weaknesses. Depending upon the deck, the exact counts will vary, but I'd say an average of three of each is likely. Possibly, only two N as his role of hand disruption will now be what distinguishes him (instead of being the go-to shuffle-and-draw Supporter).
  19. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer


    Definitely great extra draw- will definitely be used, especially in next years format.
    Oaks New Theory is great to have back!
  20. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2


    Personally, I'm sticking to 4 Ns.
    Mainly because I play Volcanion, and have Oranguru, so getting down to 2s and 1s is not an issue.

    But there are two other reasons I prefer 4 N:
    • N is arguably the best supporter for late game, because it allows multiple options.
    Late game, you don't want to play Sycamore, or you risk milling yourself and/or losing your remaining resources.
    Cynthia does not differ much here, which is the issue.
    N is great, because it allows a "safe" draw option.
    N will only be drawing you around 4 cards mid-to late game, and can actually be used to prevent a deck out; while simultaneously changing your opponents hand.
    Now this can be a good or bad thing, as we know... but, it leads me to my next reason.

    • Access to N.
    If you are running a 2-2 split, you just... have less Ns. There's no way around that.
    That means, if you find yourself with a bad hand, and have to N... You now only have 1 N for the rest of the game; which could be prized...!

    This means, you have less of a chance to react to/disrupt your opponent's plays.
    Sylveon GX card search, A-Vulpix Pokemon search, and Drampa GX's Big Wheel.

    So, even if you're running Lusamine, you'd have to get the N back ahead of time, to be able to play it.
    More options allows you to make better plays. N allows more options; especially since it has the same use as Cynthia at the start.

    Reasons Cynthia would see play...?
    Well, it's not a bad draw supporter, at all.
    So, if you're just looking for more card draw, then... why not?
    It is also preference in the end, I was just explaining mine~

    Sycamore will still see play.
    While it sucks to throw away cards, it's also a good thing.
    Shuffling is less effective at "finding" a card, as you're putting the cards you don't need back into the deck.
    You need a DCE to win, you have 7 cards left in your deck...
    Sycamore guarantees the win.
    Cynthia will not.

    Sycamore's also used to get cards into the discard, that want to be there.
    Night March or Energy for acceleration (Volcanion, Darkrai, etc.)

    Also... just drawing 7 over 6, could be the difference in a match.

    Most deck lists are running:
    4 Sycamore
    4 N
    3-4 Guzma (with 4 being more common)

    Though, you're probably right on the second part; people will likely sub out a supporter for Cynthia.
    Maybe go down to 3 Sycamore, or 3 N.

    However, I don't see her outright replacing either~