Alolan Ninetales, Alolan Sandslash, and Dedenne Gym Promos!

As posted earlier this week, players who attend the next set of Japan’s Gym tournaments will receive a promo booster pack containing one of seven possible promo cards, including Zygarde-GX.

The seven promos have now been revealed and are brand new, except Pikachu and Wash Rotom, which were both released in America already. Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetales will be in our next Sun & Moon Trainer Kit. Zygarde-GX and Aether Foundation Employee were revealed and translated earlier this week; Zygarde-GX will be released in our Shiny Zygarde-GX Box in June.

Thanks goes to Bangiras, Jake C., and tunu for the translations!

Dedenne – Lightning – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[L] Nuzzle: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L] Snuggly Bomb: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. For each of your Pokemon that has a Nuzzle attack, this attack does 10 damage to that Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1

Alolan Sandslash – Metal – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Alolan Sandslash

[M] Metal Claw: 20 damage.

[M][M][C] Rolling Attack: 80+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 40 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 2

Alolan Ninetales – Fairy – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Alolan Vulpix

[C][C] Smash Kick: 30 damage.

[Y][Y][C] Spiral Drain: 80 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 1


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  1. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Now we know what the two feature cards are in the trainer 2 pack are
    glasscannonsarebroken likes this.
  2. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    • Dedenne - Since you're using Pachirisu and Pikachu already, this will be an add-on. It can snipe at maximum of 60 which is enough to OHKO Zorua, Rowlet, Ralts, etc. 3 Geodudes
    • Sandslash/Ninetales - Super Terrible. Good thing they were limited in Trainer Kits. 1 Geodude
  3. Nyora How long is my hair?


    Expanded Snuggly Bomb snipe deck? :p
    glasscannonsarebroken and Shfinx like this.
  4. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck


    Operation: Snuggly Bomb is a go. Enemy spotted. Kill 'em with cuteness.
  5. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    For a max of 90 damage? No.

    Glad to see those different type Alolans.
    They’re not too good either.

    Say, when are we going to get the Aether Foundation Employee? I want it!
  6. vyolet127 Aspiring Trainer


    Oh my god no...

    I really wanted a alt type reprint of GRi Sandslash...

    glasscannonsarebroken likes this.
  7. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?


    I wanted a Fairy type Luminous Barrier Alolan Ninetales card.


    "Hello darkness my old friend"
  8. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life


    I just realized:

    In SM2: Shiny Koko (the set’s mascot)
    In SM4: Shiny Silvally (the set’s mascot)
    In SM6: Shiny Zygarde (the st’s mascot)

    This pattern shows that the last GX in FBL will very likely be Zygarde 50%. Also SM8’s mascot will likely also get a shiny GX promo. The set’s likely Johto based due to the movie. Maybe we’ll get Suicune GX as the mascot with a shiny GX promo?
  9. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer


    Yup super terrible. The ability Alolan Sandslash and Spike Shield attack Sandslash are better than this utter (totally gonna say it) trubbish. The other Alolan Ninetails is way better as well.
  10. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer


    For those of you unawares; which some of you are; the Alolan Sandslash evolution line are Ice/Steel type in the VG.
    As for the Alolan Ninetails line, they are Ice/Fairy types. I like keeping Alolan Ninetails water type in the tcg game thank you. As well as the Alolan Sandslash; well a better steel type A. Sandslash than this one would be interesting to see.
  11. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer


    Part of me is glad that we didn't get an alternate typing of Luminous Barrier Ninetales but I need that artwork on the current one.
    Professor_jplap likes this.
  12. jix99 Imagine if Pichu was in splatoon :D


    Ruling on dedenne please: It doesn't say in play so does it mean in deck? If so it could do a lot of damage fr a snipe attack.
  13. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
    Swampert Full Art


    I think you can pretty much forget about them making ANY Suicune ultra rare cards. They'd rather give us reprints of Entei GX.
  14. GamePhoenix Climate Change Believer


    oooooooooo, a tech for raichu!
  15. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey


    Dedenne can technically snipe a bench for 90 (100 w/ ffb?) on turn one with Sky Field and some decent luck ;)