‘Ultra Prism’ Prerelease Promos!


The prerelease promos for Ultra Prism will be holo Wash Rotom, Lucario, Heatran, and Gumshoos!

Each card comes from SM5 and features alternate artwork that hasn’t been released in Japan yet.

You can find translations for the cards on our SM5 page.

Ultra Prism prereleases will take place January 20th through 28th. See Pokemon.com for more information.

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  1. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye


    Any price estimates on Leafeon GX?
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
  2. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang


    man that lucario is looking good.
  3. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

    Advanced Member Member

    To be honest, I really like the art of the Lucario promo. It just looks so much more cleaner to me than other prerelease promos (maybe it's because it doesn't look too much like a cartoon or something, I don't know.)
  4. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life


    It's not clunky due to Lucario. The 2 attachments hurt, but you do have Garchomp (BKP) and the new Gible and Gabite with Acension
  5. RedSuinit Aspiring Trainer


    Because I have already built it and it monkey stomps zoroark variants. With a 2/2 split of Garchomp from bkp and ulp it can one shot a zoroark with a strong energy, choice band AND accelerates energy, and one shot Lycanroc, and trades like a boss.
  6. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer


    Aw... I was hoping Garchomp would get a promo.
  7. AFEX Serena is too cute!



    Love Heatran sooooo much.
  8. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Im surprised thry didnt use all rotoms for prerelese promos
  9. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    unless there is 4 or more tool cards in the evo pack. Then get lucky woth pulling tool cards in pack. Rotom will be worse choice. I believe there is only 3 different tool cards in this set
  10. Grimlaw Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    A bench sitter, Lucario, that can pull any card from your deck seems pretty strong.
  11. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Im sure garchomp line will be in evo pack
  12. KelvinCorp PokeTuber Kelvin Corp


    Heatran looks like a nice holo card. I'm already excited for this set. Many good game changing cards
  13. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer


    Seems like all Rotoms will be rares then.
  14. Im on the Rotom Deck Train too!
    DarkMatterGaming likes this.
  15. The Golden Mewtwo Aspiring Trainer
    The Golden Mewtwo


    I think gumshoos is really goody
  16. Yog Rogue


    Only now getting to look over this set.

    Order Pad could be worth an investigation. Skyla on a coinflip but not using your Supporter? But the coin-flip might make it hard to justify the deck space.

    I like the balance of Boost Energy too. It seems like a fitting reward for players who will attempt to set up three Stage 2s.

    Cynthia is quality draw and I'm glad to see Fan Club return so my full arts stay viable :v But I have to say Volkner is the trainer that catches my eye the most. Electric Magnezone decks may actually get up to speed with the rest of the meta thanks to this.

    The rest of the trainer cards seem quite niche (Gardenia is a Leafeon deck maybe?). Mt. Coronet is obviously good to great - I can see the Dugtrio deck they are getting at but your entire strategy being so reliant on having the Stadium in place is a risky play.

    As for the Pokémon, Leafeon can breathe life into the decks hurt by the FoGP ban. And that Cherrim might be worth a 1-1 line to shore up Volcanion autolosses.

    Glaceon-GX is already giving me cold sweats. I love that it is hurting GX/EX abilities only. Might put the impetus back on baby decks if it takes over the Meta. The other GX cards seem DOA with the exception of Dawn Wings Invasion ability. Rush in on a basic is undoubtedly powerful.

    The Prism Pokémon offer some great acceleration options. Darkrai/Giratina with Ninja Boy shenanigans should be hilarious (and negate some horrific [P][P][P] costs). Solgaleo / Lunala less impressive but can be useful at many different points in the game.

    Not much to see in fire bar that new Salazzle could really be a hindrance.
    Luxio lock obviously has some potential but hitting for 30 ain't worth as much as it used to on Seismitoad. And it's quite fragile too. But to stall while you set up (Magnezone maybe?), this could be tiered.

    Weavile looks amazing but on closer inspection it's going to fall short unless you can consistently stream them over and over and push target whistles too.

    Drifblim is one of my faves so I'm glad to see a rogue-tier deck in the making here. This & Po Town & Gengar maybe?

    Bastiodon has an ability worth going the fossil route for.

    All in all, this is a solid set. A little something for everyone.
  17. Grimxcore Budding Professor


    Well Lucario is going to be the chase for this one. Though I can see Gumshoos being a good card for pre-release competition.
  18. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"


    Upon further thought, I think Luke/Garchomp could have a place in Expanded.

    Not as a dominating meta deck but there are a couple cards in Expanded that makes it somewhat viable: The first being Korrina. Not only are you able to rip the Fighting Garchomp from your deck plus a Rare Candy (or whatever item you'll need next turn), it also searches out Lucario.

    Secondly, VS Seeker. More reliable way to use Cynthia and hit for 230 (on EXes/GXes)? Yes please.

    You could run the deck as a pseudo Sylv deck, ripping Hammers or Team Flare Grunts to disrupt your opponent but not using an attack. This keeps the deck offensively threatening while being able to play the disruption game pretty consistently.

    I'm not sure if I lean towards a 3-1 split, 2-2 split or just all-inning for Fighting Garchomp...

    I'll have to do some testing but I'm genuinely excited to try this out.
  19. SoulDevourerDZ Aspiring Trainer


    Uuuuhhhh... have fun?
  20. RoboSensei I hate Greninja


    I have a feeling that Gumshoos is going to be the non-gx king of the prereleases. People will usually always have a pokemon in hand due to thin evo lines and not being able to get pre-evolutions out quickly enough, so 100 for 2 (in a set that is reprinting double colorless iirc) is going to be very useful.