Buzzwole and Alternate Type Torterra from SM5+!

A brand new Buzzwole will debut in SM5+ Ultra Force! The set will release in Japan on January 19th. Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translation!

Buzzwole – Fighting – HP130
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[F] Sledgehammer: 30+ damage. If your opponent has 4 Prize cards remaining, this attack does 90 more damage.

[F][F][C] Swing Around: 80+ damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 more damage for each heads.

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

For the first attack, your opponent needs to have exactly four Prizes remaining.

Update: As expected, Grass-type Torterra from SM5 will be reprinted in SM5+ as a Fighting-type:

Torterra – Fighting – HP180
Stage 2 – Evolves from Grotle

[F][F][C] Giga Drain: 50 damage. Heal from this Pokemon the same amount of damage you did to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[F][F][F][C] Earthquake: 180 damage. This attack does 20 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4

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  1. Ghostly Espurr TC Mis an thrope
    Ghostly Espurr TC

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    i think the alternate typings to me mean pokemon is getting really lazy
     
  2. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    Too bad Buzzwole's attacks aren't as good as his flex.
     
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  3. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    We have counters to everything but Steel types,

    Buzzwole or Steel are gonna be BDIF's. It'll be tight.
     
  4. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    GAK, your assuming that's all in a 7 card hand+ 1 Kukui?

    Way too situational.
     
  5. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    Sadly my friend, I don't think that'll happen.
     
  6. MrYaja Aspiring Trainer
    MrYaja

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    Could be a great back up plan if one buzzwhole gx goes down, it attacks for one energy and you get a turn or two for extra set up
     
  7. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
    Lycancario12

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    Buzzwole is good. Extremely high damage potential since it is both a fighting type and Ultra Beast.
     
  8. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
    makarNa

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    Zoroark does 120 with just one energy attachment, Golisopod does 120 with just one energy, this new Buzzwole does 120 for one energy and now we just need other attackers with different types with the same damage output that requires just one energy and we can play rainbow 120.
    Torterra seems fun now that you can use strong energy, choice band and of course Regirock EX. The grass one can use the promo Lurantis but in that case with both Stage 2's and Stage 1's can be a little clunky.
     
  9. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
    Lycancario12

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    A Lucario GX/ Buzzwole deck could be a thing
     
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  10. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
    makarNa

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    Yeah I remember that Lucario can do 120 with just one energy too.
     
  11. bomboy2121 blaziken gx is meta
    bomboy2121

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    also regirock can help here!
     
  12. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    I knew it!
    I think this one is better than the grass Torterra.
     
  13. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
    HouchinsDJ

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    A Torterra that's weak to Grass. :confused:
     
  14. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    We don't have a hard counter like that to Gardevoir. All the metal cards won't be used and exist purely for a deck but this Buzzwole is a good example of a hard counter. I don't think any of the metal cards made will seriously be used.
     
  15. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    D...U...S...K M...A...N...E N...E...C...R...O...Z...M...A

    That is one scary ghost. Wonder if he's making a point?
     
  16. GoldenYungoos A shiny Yungoos appeared!
    GoldenYungoos

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    It would be a lot easier to pull off if you don't keep switching between registeel and empoleon...
     
  17. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye

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    Huh...That leg....why....
     
  18. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    I mean, how are you going to power that up before Gardevoir smacks it?
     
  19. SmiteKnight Destroying half the universe one snap at a time
    SmiteKnight

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    Umm what... No words for how incorrect this is
     
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  20. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
    The-Kaiser

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    I think this is first time I seen Torterra as a Fighting type card.