Luxray and Volkner from SM5!

A new Luxray and Volkner Supporter will appear in SM5 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, or Ultra Prism as the set will be named in English. Thanks goes to Jake C. for their translations!

Luxray – Lightning – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Luxio

Ability: Intimidating Fang
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, any damage done to this Pokemon by an opponent’s attack is reduced by 30 (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[L][L][C] Voltage Arrow: Discard all [L] Energy attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 150 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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

Volkner – Trainer

Search your deck for an Item card and a [L] Energy, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

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

Volkner is the eighth Sinnoh Gym Leader and Luxray is his signature Electric-type Pokemon.

Looks like there’s an Ultra Wormhole in the background of Luxray’s artwork. I wonder if it’s appearing over Mt. Coronet in Sinnoh or if it’s just a generic mountain.

Volkner’s card uses his Ken Sugimori stock artwork, which was also used on Volkner's Philosophy from Rising Rivals back in 2009. Kinda lazy…

SM5 will release in Japan on December 8th and internationally on February 3rd.

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  1. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Item searching is amazing, wouldn't be surprised if Volkner is played as a 1-of in many decks just for that effect
  2. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer

    Forum Super Mod Badges Staff Chat Room Staff Advanced Member Member

    I really hope we get a full art version of Volkner. I don't even care about playability or anything; he's my fave Gym Leader, and I want a full art of him.
  3. AustintatiousGX Aspiring Trainer


    More Lightning Support, Hurray! This will be a nice card in Tapu Koko GX decks.


    I know it's Sugimori artwork so the precedent is there, but seeing Volkner's artwork get reused from his Rising Rivals card (what was that, 2011ish?) is sooo jarring. The background is different, yes, but it's essentially framed the Sugi art the exact same way/position.
  5. Yumikora cd / Back to the roots


    Do you know Skyla? Volkner is for L Decks only
    AuraMaster and RealSlim like this.
  6. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer


    lol Was having a bit of deja vu there. Thought it might even do the same thing for a second there.
  7. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    So this is basically a L type Korrina.

    I'm already tired of all this gen 4 references... been there, done that. We're in gen 7, you know?
    Starsoulklr likes this.
  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

    Webmaster News Head Activities Head Elite Member Advanced Member Member

    You shut your dirty mouth, Sinnoh is where it's at! :p
  9. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer


    volkner looks like hes been through it. "am i a good card? are any of us good cards, truly?"
  10. TheMaskedMeowth Gardevoir-GX is CUTE


    I get it now. Ultra Wormholes are being opened in other regions, hence why we're going to Sinnoh. I take it we'll be going to other regions too?
    Cottonmouth25, Lord Goomy and Elray like this.
  11. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle


    Volkner is a debuffed Steven, and that Luxray is probably too expensive but a great ability and attack. At least it can use Counter Energy!
  12. Craig Collier Aspiring Trainer
    Craig Collier

    Advanced Member Member

    Have you heard of this thing called rotation? Basically after some time cards rotate out of formats and you can’t use them.
    iwantcandy2 likes this.
  13. Yumikora cd / Back to the roots


    Skyla isn't really in danger for being rotated so yeah... don't think it ever will
  14. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    Indeed gen 4 was wonderful was a huge step forward for the game series kids these days
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  15. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    Actually it can get you an item that you can use that turn so in many ways better than steven
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  16. Mega Altaria Hard-hitting Bug
    Mega Altaria


    It searches energy?? Ummmmmm no thanks.
  17. Nistua Aspiring Trainer


    Everybody is whining about Volkner reusing old Sugimori artwork, but nobody complained about Cynthia ? And that was a recycled card not only in terms of art ( Cynthia's Guidance ), but also in the effect department ( Professor Oak's new Theory ).
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  18. Zain Sattar Aspiring Trainer
    Zain Sattar


    Its a good replacement for vikaXurkitreebulu deck if it ever becomes a thing =p otherwise just another skyla..
  19. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer


    How much you wanna bet this'll somehow tie into the Switch game? The wormholes are being heavily promoted yet there's little to nothing to explore about them (considering they're supposed to connect to other regions, why taunt us with that if we cant do anything with it?)

    I feel like the switch game will be what people want, and just the ability to explore multiple regions in one game using the wormholes and right now they're just hyping nostalgia.
    Thats how I feel, a DP remake would take another year, and to make a DP set at the release of US/UM is way too soon.
    TheR3DX likes this.
  20. Ardma-Rohar Once upon a time, I was a Snorlax.


    It is a shame that Luxury, Lunala and Solgaleo all have rubbish artwork. The cards seem quite exciting, though.