Bastiodon, Rampardos, Mysterious Fossil, and Gardenia from SM5 Revealed!

Japan is currently holding an official livestream for their 2018 Champions League tournament where several new SM5 cards have been revealed! We’ll keep watching the stream for new cards, so be sure to keep checking back here once in a while in case something new is revealed.

Mysterious Fossil – Trainer – HP60

Play this card as if it were a 60 HP [C] Basic Pokemon. At any time during your turn (before your attack), you may discard this card from play.

This card can’t retreat.

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

Note: This card has the same text as Robo Substitute, but not this sentence: “If this card is Knocked Out, your opponent can’t take any Prize Cards for it.” So if your opponent Knocks Out Mysterious Fossil, they’ll presumably be able to take a Prize.

It also appears Cranidos, Shieldon, Lileep, and Anorith will evolve from Mysterious Fossil now. Mysterious Fossil’s artwork depicts their fossils. So perhaps we’ll get Lileep and Anorith in this set or in one releasing soon.

Rampardos – Fighting – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Cranidos

[F] Clean Hit: 60+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is an Evolved Pokemon, this attack does 60 more damage.

[F][F][F] Wild Bomber: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Basic Pokemon, it is Knocked Out.

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

Bastiodon – Metal – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Shieldon

Ability: Fresh Earth
Prevent all damage done to your [M] Pokemon from the attacks of your opponent’s Pokemon with any Special Energy attached to them.

[M][M][C] Push Down: 110 damage. You may switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 3

Gardenia – Trainer

Heal 80 damage from 1 of your Pokemon with any [G] Energy attached to it.

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

Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translations!

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  1. Marowhacker @MarowhackerTCG on twitter


    -Mysterious fossil mechanics are back. I appreciate that.
    -Bastiodon. Pokemon, we get it. Stop with the metal love now.
    -Rampardos. Definitely a fan of this one, 2 incredible attacks, just could be a little clunky. Buzzwole/Rampardos beatdown deck anyone?
    -Gardenia. Underwhelming is an understatement.
    RobertoBui, Purrloin, Tytus and 2 others like this.
  2. CESit Aspiring Trainer


    60 HP robo subs. Awesome! Does the old ruling of being allowed to have this as the starting pokemon during setup still apply?
  3. Love that Rampardos, sounds like a cool rogue deck.
  4. Perfect_Shot Standard sucks, so Ban Expanded


    I am absolutely floored right now.

    Mysterious Fossil is back?

    This isn't a joke thread?

    Reality is real?

    Fossils can actually exist as a deck now if this goes through. Really great news!

    Also, Rampardos is pretty solid, it always has been a favorite of mine and this one looks pretty useful.
  5. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle


    Its still very much inferior to Robo Sub sadly because if you knock it out you can take a prize for it.
  6. CESit Aspiring Trainer


    O - hmm - someone on fb said it didn't give up a prize, but that changes what I was thinking immediately
  7. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle


    In fairness Kommo-o was unplayable before the rotation.
    supermattdab0ss likes this.
  8. PieterPie Aspiring Trainer


    I'm also hoping I didn't come off as a jerk. I guess I didn't think of it that way, like honestly regular EX and GX just don't seem special anymore, because if they aren't playable, they are worth as much as a non-holo staple trainer.

    On the other hand, it would be brutal to make cynthia a "chase card". If there was only a full art, then prices would be crazy high. I guess the current system with low rarity and full art options is working well, so it would be best to do that, especially for a good trainer.
    supermattdab0ss likes this.
  9. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer


    It's about time Rampardos came back; the last Rampardos card before this particular one was in Rising Rivals as one of Roark's Pokemon. It was a sin for Bastiodon to be in Steam Siege, but not Rampardos. They're basically counterparts, for Arceus' sake.

    That being said, I like the new Rampardos' attacks. It threatens basics with a KO (especially basic GXs) and 2 shot potential on evolved Pokemon.
  10. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer


    this dialga GX attack is the best attack in standard currently. it is a perfect setup, draw AND prize taking attack, allowing you to evolve the pokemon you evolved or played during the last turn, use another supporter/once-per-turn abilities, and aim to grab 3-4 prize cards in the turn. wow
  11. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    • Rampardos - the first attack is a better version of Burning Shadows Machamp's Cross-Cut while the second attack is the nerfed version of Stormfront Machamp's Take Out. Yeah, this card makes like Machamp. I wish the ACs of the attacks were swapped. Remember how Machamp from Stormfront was great? It is because its Take Out costs for 1 Fighting Energy. In Rampardos' case, it was FFF, which is expensive in my case (I don't count Carbink BREAK) 2-3 Geodudes
    • Bastiodon - The ability is the better version of Xurkitree but for Metal type, which is great, but come on! Another Metal type again? Another Broski Threat? 3 Geodudes
    • Mysterious Fossil - the old fossil mechanic is back. Yeah, it's another Gen 4 reference because this mechanic last seen on the Gen 4 era. Does it mean that Fossils will become great? Hopefully. Because of that, Stage 1s like Tyrantrum will become Stage 2s due to this old fossil mechanic. 3 Geodudes
    • Gardenia - It's Lana for Grass-types but better. 3 Geodudes
  12. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N


    Woooah! I love the Rampardos! So powerful against basics and evolved pokemon!
  13. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    I love pokebeach' channel. I got learned from Card reviews that he did in his videos and he give Wossies as the card's score. Because I am Rhyperior, and Rhyperior fires Geodude, I use Geodudes instead as a tribute to him. My score was different from his, if our score are same, it is unintentional. Good observation,man. You deserve a credit.
  14. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    I thought we all assumed he was pokebeach :eek:
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  15. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    So the are changing back the 2nd stage fossil to be stage 2. Since the Mysterious Fossil is treated as basic, I'm guessing the Cranisods and Shieldon are stage 1 rather than revived Pokemon.

    Seeing how the fossil mechanic returned to this format made me glad as fossil was near impossible to use with the the current format.
  16. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer


    A sad reminder that despite there being a fossil foundation early in the games, that this current generation is the first time without any fossil 'mons since second generation. It was really dissapointing to discover that.
  17. Nistua Aspiring Trainer


    But how do they handle the fact, that there are 2 different fossil mechanics in the game now ? Can you play the new Pokémon with the old fossils ? Can you evolve the old Pokémon from the new fossils ?

    Just from the wording on the cards I would say you can play the new Pokémon with the old fossils (Because the old fossils don't specify anything about the card except the name) but you can't evolve the old Pokémon from the new fossils, because the Pokémon themselves would have to state that you would be able to do so, which they don't of course, because they're older. But it's very weird having multiple cards with the exact same name acting differently in the same format (The old fossils are going to rotate out of Standard, but they're going to be in Expanded for much longer.)
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  18. Senorsmith Aspiring Trainer


    Didn't the old fossil cards specify what pokemon had to be found? Otherwise there would not have been jaw, sail, helix, dome, and old amber. Even the fossil kit specified 3 different fossil cards.
    Also, the old pokemon with fossils werent stage 1 or basics, but restored. While new fossils are stage 1 which wvolve from basics. Therefor even the old stadium that lets you flip a coin to put fossil pokemon on the bench won't work
  19. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...


    We could definitely see a Silvally/Rampardos Deck
  20. Nistua Aspiring Trainer


    Like I said, the old fossil cards only specified the name, so you should technically be able to use the old Shieldon fossil to put the new Shieldon onto your bench.