Many ‘Forbidden Light’ Cards Revealed at Special Prerelease!

The Pokemon Company is currently hosting a special SM6 Forbidden Light prerelease at their headquarters in Japan. The event is being streamed live. Only 15 participants have been invited to the event, including one of our staff members.

Keep refreshing this story throughout the night for new cards. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

The Goomy line was also spotted in the livestream, confirming they will be in the set, along with both a Bunnelby and Diggersby!

Greninja-GX – Water – HP230
Stage 2 – Evolves from Frogadier

Ability: Wind Shuriken
When you play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon during your turn, you may put 3 damage counters on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

[W][C][C] Haze Slash: 110 damage. You may shuffle this Pokemon and all cards attached to it into your deck.

[W][C][C] Shadow Assassin GX: This attack does 130 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

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

Greninja-GX may not be played from your lap.

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


Yveltal-GX – Darkness – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[D] Absorb Life: 20 damage. Heal from this Pokemon the same amount of damage you did to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Evil Sonic: 100 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness or Resistance.

[D] Death Count GX: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon has exactly 4 damage counters on it, it is Knocked Out. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

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

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


Pheromosa – Grass – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[C] Hi Jump Kick: 20 damage.

[G][G][C] White Ray: 90 damage. If you have 1 Prize card remaining, this attack does 90 more damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Tyrantrum – Fighting – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Tyrunt

Ability: Tyrano Heart
If you have the same amount or fewer Pokemon in play than your opponent, this Pokemon’s attacks do 60 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon and it takes 30 less damage from attacks.

[F][F][C] Crunch: 100 damage. Discard 1 Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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


Heliolisk – Lightning – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Helipotile

[C] Gnaw: 20 damage.

[C][C][C] Shockwave: 80 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Clawitzer – Water – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Clauncher

[W] Standby: During your next turn, this Pokemon’s Sharpshooting attack does 120 damage.

[W] Sharpshooting: This attack does 40 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Rockruff – Fighting – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[F][C] Surprise Attack: 50 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Noibat – Colorless – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Ram: 10 damage.

[C][C] Destructive Sound: Your opponent reveals their hand. Discard all Item cards you find there.

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


Scatterbug– Grass – HP30
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Plague
If you go second, during your first turn you can use this Ability. Search your deck for a Spewpa and Vivillion, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Tackle: 10 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Furfrou – Colorless – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Return: 20 damage. You may draw cards until you have 5 cards in your hand.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Inkay – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[P] Hypnosis: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Scatterbug –  Grass – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[G] Super Evolution: Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for Vivillion and play it onto this Pokemon to evolve it. Then, shuffle your deck.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Aurorus – Water – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Amaura

[W][C][C] Frost Wall: 50 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by your opponent’s Evolved Pokemon.

[W][W][C][C] Blizzard Burn: 150 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Blizzard Burn during your next turn.

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


Judge – Trainer
Supporter

Both players shuffle their hands into their deck and then draw 4 cards.

You may only play 1 Supporter card per turn (before you attack).


Noivern – Colorless – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Noibat

[C] Supersonic: 20 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

[C][C][C] Resonance: 70+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Confused, this attack does 70 more damage.

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


Zygarde – Fighting – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Glare: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[F][C][C] Calm Strike: 60+ damage. If you have used your GX attack this game, this attack does 60 more damage.

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


Zygarde – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Earth Aura
Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for damage from this Pokemon’s attacks.

[F] Peacemaker: 30+ damage. If your opponent has any Ultra Beasts in play, this attack does 30 more damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Klefki – Fairy – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Metal Sound: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

[C] Fairy Lock: 20 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

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


Amaura – Water – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Mysterious Fossil

[W][C] Powder Snow: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

[W][W][C] Aurora Beam: 60 damage.

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


Guzzlord – Darkness – HP160
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[D][D][D][D] King’s Valley: 160 damage. If you have 6, 4, or 2 Prizes remaining, discard the top 10 cards of your deck.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 4


 

Want to join PokeBeach's news team? We're currently looking for TCG news writers, especially those who live in time zones where it's night in America (such as Europe). If this interests you, please fill out this application!



PokéBeach's news commenting system is completely integrated with our forums! , you can reply to this story's forum thread directly on this page with all of the forum's functionality!

  1. Mege Aspiring Trainer
    Mege

    Member

    That Tyrantrum is actually pretty cool, too bad it can't use DCE
     
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  2. Auditio Aspiring Trainer
    Auditio

    Member

    That Greninja GX full art is really nice.
     
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  3. MultX Aspiring Trainer
    MultX

    Member

    Noibat is actually nuts for Expanded
     
    AFEX, DMYSYS, Vulpixy and 3 others like this.
  4. Marowhacker @MarowhackerTCG on twitter
    Marowhacker

    Member

    Noibat/Celebi. Item lock, kinda. Hell yeah.
     
  5. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
    Animegamer420

    Member

    Oh my gosh i feel like im the only person that uses judge instead of N. I will be super happy if it gets a full art
     
  6. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    I don't think Judge will get a FA card, since it comes before Bonnie in the set, and there's no FA space between Diantha (101) and Bonnie (102). Maybe in the SM6a or SM6b sets if you're lucky :p
     
  7. TheOneWhoCanSeeAll Aspiring Trainer
    TheOneWhoCanSeeAll

    Member

    Judge Full Art, calling it
     
  8. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    • Judge - Now we complete the 15 trainer cards for Forbidden Light. And it is also saved by the rotation. Maybe in SM-on, people will run 1 copy of this.
    • Tyrantrum - good ability... on a Stage 2, plus the fact that the atk doesn't spam DCE, and the fact that it is evolved from a Fossil which is almost impossible to RC it. 2-3 Geodudes
    • Scatterbug - this evil butterfly took Chespin's spot in this set. Anyways, we see this "Ultra Evolution" on an Abra from Mysterious Treasures, but on a coin flip. The one with ability is good but they didn't realized that FOGP is banned in Expanded. Too bad. 2 Geodudes.
    • Noibat/Noivern - Good with Shining Celebi for destroying Item Cards on your opponent so that Garb will spam it. But being a 100 HP Pokemon lets it down. 3 Geodudes
    • Rockruff - why do we struggle for the 60 HP and getting jealous to the Ash Rockruff in Japan if we'll get this in Sm6, I'll be guessing DuskLyc will be in there. The one that has a downgraded Midnight's GX atk.
    • Amaura/Aurorus - Same problem with Tyrantrum. Good but its a Stage 2 and being evolved from a Fossil problem. 2-3 Geodudes
    • Pheromosa - It's basically Dusk Mane but it 10 dmg lower and unspammable with DCE. 3 Geodudes
    • Clawitzer - Too complicated to use given the fact that its HP is vulnerable to Standard OHKO range. 2-3 Geodudes
    • Klefki - Plain Meh. 1 Geodude
    • Furfrou - Ehhh. 1 Geodude
     
  9. Sheimeix Aspiring Trainer
    Sheimeix

    Member

    The "Greninja-GX may not be played from your lap." clause kills its viability for me. If not for that I'd want to build a deck for it. Why only just now introduce that clause :(

    ...Jokes aside, I think it's sort of interesting how Zygarde 50% hits harder if the GX attack has been used, it fits well with Zygarde GX 100%. Kind of surprised 10% doesn't have anything for it, though. I wonder if we'll wind up getting more stuff that works with this kind of archetype that's coming up around Zygarde?
     
  10. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    I've been going through the livestream and have so far spotted the Goomy line (with 2 different Goomy cards, Sliggoo and Goodra holo) and Diggersby (confirming that Bunnelby will be in the set too), as well as something that, to me at least, looks like a Guzzlord holo

    Edit: With the reveal of Guzzlord, it makes me wonder: Which Ultra Beast(s) won't appear in the English Forbidden Light? We have a confirmed number of 6, but right now we have 7 Ultra Beasts - Ultra Necrozma, Naganadel and Poipole who are all confirmed, and then Pheromosa, Buzzwole, Xurkitree and now Guzzlord as well.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  11. salti Stay Salty
    salti

    Member

    What if we do something like an item lock (trev maybe?) with garbodor (trashalance) and that noibat.

    I love the judge card and I am ecstatic to hear it gets a reprint...
     
  12. Sir Linoone Marellous. Splendid. What was the question again?
    Sir Linoone

    Member

    Picking out the best cards:

    Guzzlord
    Aurorous

    Guzzlord/Aurorous is obviously going to be the best deck in format!


    (Just kidding.)
     
    Shfinx likes this.
  13. xTITAN Training Aspirer
    xTITAN

    Member

    Self-mill = new meta. Guzzlord OP.
     
    NeedleKingSR likes this.
  14. Fou-Link MVP
    Fou-Link

    Advanced Member Member

    Why Guzzlord cards are always so bizzare...
     
  15. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

    Member

    Nihilego is out.

    Guzzlord is no.56 while Flabebe is no.58. Very high chances that card no.57 is going to be either Kartana or Celesteela. Place your bets people! (I'll say Kartana).
     
  16. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    @steffenka:
    There might not be a Goodra GX.
    I know that. I'm teary eyed right now.
    But.
    But.
    The Goodra might still be playable, I haven't checked.

    As for the cards:
    Aurorus doesn't suck! What a concept!
    That's literally it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  17. Senorsmith Aspiring Trainer
    Senorsmith

    Member

    In expanded Tyrantrun still has access to Fossil Researcher right? Thatll help it out! As for the cost... exp share, clunter energy or wishing baton? With the ability active and diancie on the bench, thats 180 right there! Choice band 210, kukui and strong energy is 250! If you can get it up then it seems like it hits all the good numbers. Its a shame that it cant use DCE, but not all is lost!
     
  18. SmiteKnight Destroying half the universe one snap at a time
    SmiteKnight

    Member

    A 70 hp rockruff! Wait, just like half of the other cards japan had, we probably wont get it still...
     
  19. biffthepotato It's Wednesday M'dudes
    biffthepotato

    Member

    Oh my god Noibat is Nuts discarding all items in your hand for a DCE, and Aurorus isn't bad either.
     
  20. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
    makarNa

    Member

    I need a Full Art Judge so badly
     
    salti likes this.