Ultra Space, Alternate Type Palkia-GX, Aqua Patch in SM5+!

Finally a new SM5+ card! A new Stadium based on Ultra Space from the games will appear in SM5+ Ultra Force!

Ultra Space – Trainer

Once during each player’s turn, that player may search their deck for an Ultra Beast, reveal it, and put it in their hand. Then, that player shuffles their deck.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

It’s also been announced Palkia-GX will be reprinted in SM5+ as a Water-type after being in SM5 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as a Dragon-type with Dialga-GX. They’ll probably also release a Metal-type Dialga-GX in SM5+.

Aqua Patch from Guardians Rising is also getting a reprint in SM5+.

Palkia GX – Water – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[W] Spatial Control: Move any number of Energy cards from your Benched Pokemon to this Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Hydro Pressure: 60+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

[W][W][W][C][C] Zero Vanish GX: 150 damage. Your opponent shuffles all Energy attached to their Pokemon into their deck. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Unlike the other alternate type Pokemon we’ve seen so far, the types of Palkia’s attack costs did not change, just Palkia’s type and Weakness. This is because the Dragon-type Palkia had Water Energy costs and there’s no Dragon-type Energy!

I wonder if these alternate type cards will be released after their original versions in future sets or if TPCi will throw them into promo products? This is the first time the TCG has featured alternate types, so we don’t know what TPCi will do. But we’ll for sure get these cards somehow!

SM5+ Ultra Force will be released in Japan on January 19th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the above translations!

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  1. Alright, buzzwole BDIF. I'm calling it.
  2. Professor_jplap Why. Just why.


    Neganadel + Expanded FTW!
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  3. MarshalBry Shaym' on you


    I think this Palkia surely just seals the deal that it has to fit into Deluge decks. Having a base 60 instead of 50 and a useful GX attack is definitely a bonus, but being able to work with Dive Ball and Aqua Patch should you want to play it (not that that's very heard of, but it at least gives you the option).

    Buzzwole already has access to Brooklet Hill though
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  4. Yeah, but this stadium is better with the fact that the opponent most likely does not run beast pokemon
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  5. MultX Aspiring Trainer


    You can easily search kartana and nihilego for their abilities)
  6. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer


    Woah, this is the first time a GX has received an alternate type reprint. Did any EX receive an alternate type reprint?

    A Water-type Palkia GX is a lot more playable than it's Dragon-type version since Water-types have a lot more support, especially in Expanded. We can safely assume that Dialga GX will get a Metal-type reprint.
  7. great, MOOOOORE metal support

    I guess its time to wipe the dust off volcanion...
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  8. MrYaja Aspiring Trainer


    More metal support... Also we might see more of the UB's in competitive play with that stadium, apart from buzzwhole
  9. AFEX Serena is too cute!


    Alt GX's?

    This is out of control.
  10. gumball51321 *thumbs up*


    Okay, I'm not mad about this. Being able to essentially search your deck for an Enhanced Hammer (Kartana) is nice.
  11. TotoBoss Kappa


    Brooklet Hill does more for Buzzwole as just grabbing Buzzwole, it also allows for easier access to Rockruff/Remoraid/Regirock/Zygarde/Landorus. Which really helps buzzwole a lot more as this Ultra space stadium would do.
  12. TheJollyFlyingMan Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Ultra Space allows searching for UB's without the use of Lele or other abilities. This could make a Naganadel/Garb deck viable, but also a UB toolbox deck with Kartana, xurk, nihilego etc

    Also it makes for a funny counter to Frogs via first turn Pheremosa donk.
  13. MultX Aspiring Trainer


    Let's go, psychic Gardevoir-GX and water Golisopod-GX :D
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  14. Rayquaza4life Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    It is worse because you can only search out Buzz. and not Rockruff or Remoraid, the utility for you in Hill is too good to give up.
  15. 007manyo TCG Judge & Player


    I could live with a Water Golisopod, but Psychic Gardevoir is a Strict no-no. What would a Psychic Gardevoir be weak to? Psychic. What other Gardevoirs are psychic? Oh, nothing special, just the one that makes all your psychic energy count as 2 instead of one. Not gonna happen, and if it does something will need to be banned right away.
  16. MultX Aspiring Trainer


    You can punish that with Mewtwo-EX
  17. makarNa Aspiring Trainer


    Alright, we can say for sure that Neganadel is going to be a staple in the format.
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  18. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful


    Yeah, all these search Ultra Beast cards are getting me really excited to build that deck and use Naganadel lol
  19. Haunter31 Aspiring Trainer


    Ya know, I'm really liking these alternate type reprints. Even though they aren't new cards in terms of attacks and whatnot, having the ability to pick and choose typing is really awesome and can expand the metagame.
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  20. vyolet127 Aspiring Trainer


    First GX alternate type repring revealed!! Gardevoir GX Psychic Type confirmed!!!!!