Cubone and Alolan Marowak from ‘Forbidden Light!’

Cubone and Alolan Marowak have just been revealed from SM6 Forbidden Light. The set will release in Japan on March 2nd. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations.

Cubone – Fighting – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Heavy Bone: 40 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

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

Alolan Marowak – Fire – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Cubone

[.] Limbo Limbo: Search your deck for up to 2 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Alola Circle: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage times the number of Pokemon you have in play with Alolan in its name.

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

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  1. Kawaki Aspiring Trainer


    Do you think the SM+ set for Forbidden Light would have an Alolan Marowak GX? Lucario was a standard stage 1 in Ultra Prism, but was made into a GX for the SM+ set. Could possibly happen.


    The same Alolan Marowak here could be an alt-type print as a psychic type (ghost) with free psychic acceleration. That might be good, too.
  2. GamePhoenix Halfpop Enthusiast


    • Cubone: Nice art, love the Marowak cloud in the sky. Attack could deal 220 with 2 strong energy, a choice band, and weakness. 3/10 stars

    • Alolan Marowak: First attack, yes please energy acceleration! Second attack: I mean its could be good in an alolan toolbox, but as @GekkisaiDaiNi pointed out its just Riotous Beating but more limited utility. 5.5/10
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  3. fleshrum April in Kalos...


    Regarding the Zoroark comparison... I could care less whether it enables a *competitive* Alolan toolbox deck. :p

    Its first attack does a good job of subtly encouraging certain lines of play without delving into the obvious tribe territory of YGO or recent MtG. Great design.
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  4. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul


    You mean khangashan surely lol
  5. GamePhoenix Halfpop Enthusiast


    Yes, I agree with you! The first attack is the one the card will be played for, the second is just a decent bonus.
  6. AFEX Serena is too cute!


    Any really.
  7. HA559 Aspiring Trainer


    They should've made both Cubone and Marowak playable.
  8. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    when we will see a 10/10 card?
  9. GamePhoenix Halfpop Enthusiast


    Not really sure, I've just started giving each new card a rating to try and improve my mental knowledge of what makes a good card. Maybe I am being overly critical but something like Zoroark GX would be a 10/10 card in my eyes.
  10. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  11. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
    John InCENAroar


    Oh dear... now I'm just waiting for a Xerosic Prism star that has a stadium locking effect as long as it's in the lost zone and a GX version of one of their pokemon that recovers supporters from the lost zone...
  12. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer


    Yeah, just disable the choice band on Pyroar with Lysandre Lab.
  13. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer


    1-1 Alolan Marowak in Alolan Ninetales for the spice?
  14. Tapu Lele Responsibile for an Economic Recession
    Tapu Lele

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    Lolololol - Lysandre lab actually is a kiddie playground with tiny walls and spinny tiles.
  15. Mr_Lockehart Aspiring Trainer


    Oh wow that stadium is going to be terrible in mill decks... Just disable my float stones and trap my Pokemon as all my deck melts away.
  16. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer


    In the video games, Lysandre Labs is referred in the plural form. And is it supposed to be "Dominant Fang?" "Dang" doesn't make sense in a Pokemon context.

    That being said, while negating tools is nice and all, it stops Pyroar from using its equipped Choice Band.

    Judging by the art styles on the box, I'm guessing that Shibuzoh did Sylveon, Yoshinobu Saito did Tyrantrum, and TOKIYA did Hawlucha.
  17. gumball51321 *thumbs up*


    A Pyroar with omega barrier is cute. Pretty bad though. Lysandre Labs however, is pretty good.
  18. Merovingian They like it loud!

    Articles Staff Member

    Nice attempt to ramp up the power on non-GX Pokemon.

    Lysandre Labs is interesting and can provide a helluva foil against some decks (looking at you, Sableye-Garb).
  19. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
    John InCENAroar


    That moment when you realize the three types that haven't gotten a unit energy yet are the same types of the three legendary pokemon of Kalos, which is the theme for this set...
  20. gumball51321 *thumbs up*


    Oh crap, I never picked up on that
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