Azelf from SM5+!

Following Uxie’s reveal, a new Azelf will appear in SM5+ Ultra Force. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Azelf – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Psychic Abduction: You can only use this attack if you go second, and only on your first turn. Shuffle 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and all cards attached to it into their deck.

[C] Hypnowave: 10 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

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

Watch Mesprit have some lame Ability like “your opponent’s Pokemon have no Resistance if Azelf is in play” and some weakling attack that does 20 damage plus 50 more if Uxie is on your Bench. I’ll bet a million dollars it’ll be something like that!

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  1. EdGeorge92 TCG collector
    EdGeorge92

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    Psychic Abduction is a super situational donk fest
     
  2. MultX Aspiring Trainer
    MultX

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    Bad. The only thing you will be shuffling back is some unevolved basic.
     
  3. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Azelf would only be fun to make someone waste their kiawe
     
  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Notice my partial set list, Sir. It's getting accurate
     
  5. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
    Sharkrai

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    I love the trio, but wish they would make them more useful as cards, especially because they play such a big part in the whole sinnoh lore and story. Not sure what exactly to expect now with mesprit, but hopefully it's way better than expected, because it's not looking so good for mesprit...
     
  6. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

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    That's... underwhelming.
     
  7. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Whoopie scoopie.
     
  8. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
    CaptZero

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    The condition on that attack sucks. It would be so much better if you just had to shuffle Azelf in addition to the benched mon. No one is ever going to play this card in the hopes that it's useful literally one turn once in a hundred games.
     
  9. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
    FossilJockeyMG

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    The condition is super situational, and early game that effect may not even be that beneficial. I mean, if you meet all those requirements, but the opponent only has maybe two or three unevolved guys on their bench with no energy it seems like a lot of work for a minor set back. Plus, given it's the attack, they can just freely reset up their board the next turn. At best you may make them have to waste some search cards to re-set up. Meh.
     
  10. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    Boo, garbage.
     
  11. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
    gumball51321

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    Is nobody going to address that Azelf's attack name is hilarious?
     
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  12. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    I was, but I thought it was obvious?
     
  13. Registeel379 Aspiring Trainer
    Registeel379

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    Cool. A million dollars is on WPM.
     
  14. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
    gumball51321

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    Fair point
     
  15. TheMaskedMeowth Gardevoir-GX is CUTE
    TheMaskedMeowth

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    Well at least Mesprit's attack will probably be a real easy cost like a [C][C] or something. Just guessing.

    All seriousness though, it really sucks that it has to be your opponent's benched Pokemon, otherwise you could just easily shuffle back in a Pokemon who was just Kiawe'd.
     
  16. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

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    The trio would be better for collection purposes than gameplay. However, as per the old trio in DP; Mesprit may have an ability or an attack that utilizes Azelf and Uxie. But that's just speculation until Mesprit's revealing.
     
  17. BraviaryBoi Anonymus
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  18. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  19. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    At last TPCI is honouring a type that isn't Metal...
     
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  20. Jonathan Jung Meta is the Meta
    Jonathan Jung

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    Why is he attacking like a bad werewolf? Instead of like a boxing stance or something