‘Charisma of the Wrecked Sky,’ Japan’s SM7 Set Announced!

We can now exclusively reveal the name of Japan’s SM7 set is Charisma of the Wrecked Sky!

The set will release in Japan on June 1st. It will feature 96 cards, excluding the 2,000 secret rares. The set will then release in America in August under a different name (because that Japanese name is just odd).

The set’s mascot is Rayquaza-GX, which means this will be our Hoenn set! The current USUM block has been featuring a past region in each set. SM6 Forbidden Light was our Kalos set while SM5 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon was our Sinnoh set. This now leaves a potential Kanto, Johto, and Unova set. As I predicted during the Legendary Year of Pokemon reveal:

The next TCG set would be released in August, and judging by the distributions of Groudon, Kyogre, Latios, and Latias in that two-month span, it’ll probably be — you guessed it — a Hoenn set!

The next TCG set would then hit store shelves in November, but October and November feature Reshiram, Zekrom, Ho-Oh, and Lugia, which of course are Legendary duos from two different generations. Raikou and Entei from Johto are releasing in April while Tornadus and Thundurus from Unova are releasing in July. So November could either be a Unova set or a Johto set. My bet would be on Unova.

This would leave out Kanto and Johto sets. Depending on when Gen VIII comes out, they will either tackle those two sets in February and May 2019 or just forget about them and start their Gen VIII sets instead (the first two gens have been featured a lot in the past anyway).

Update: I just noticed the booster pack also features an angry Stakataka behind Rayquaza! This means Stakataka-GX will also be in the set!

Japan will also release “GX Starter Decks” on July 13th. There will be nine decks in total, each featuring one of the nine Pokemon TCG types and a Pokemon-GX to match: Lurantis-GX, Charizard-GX, Lapras-GX, Raichu-GX, Mewtwo-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Yveltal-GX, Metagross-GX, or Xerneas-GX. Each deck will come with 60 cards and cost 500 yen (about $5). It is currently unknown if the cards will be straight-up reprints or alternate art reprints.


Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan


    N doesnt need a reprint. We need a different metagame. The N metagame is existing so long now. Please let it go away. Otherwise it would be boring if everything stays the same.
  2. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer


    Yeah, N-to-1 is getting old...

    But, correct me if I misread this:

    Once N leaves, if N leaves(assuming SUM-On), Ilima will take his place as the next hand disrupting staple... And, in case you want the opponent to feel more misery than just flipping tails and drawing 3 cards after, then...

    ...One can combine Ilima + opposing tails w/ Tormenting Spray, so that your opponent has a possibility of going down to two cards, AND no draw supporter, in hand to salvage his/her following turn... If two tormenting sprays are used to discard two supporters from opposing hand, that will be the equivalent of an N-to-1 that's potentially worse than N-to-1 itself, due to the victim's bad luck on the Ilima tails to cut his/her hand down to three, then having to discard potentially all of his/her draw supporters in hand depending on the Ilima-using player's choices of cards from his/her opposing hand. Seriously, in such a fashion, having no draw supporter in hand at the start of your turn, and failing to top deck any draw support means you're forced to either use Oranguru SUM ability to hopefully get a draw supporter, or, if you fail to do so, an emergency Lele put-down to get a draw supporter from deck, or if you're unlucky enough to have zero access to lele/draw supporter, assuming the Ilima+spray user is down to 1 prize card or two, either concede or face the Guzma for the loss. But in the event the Ilima+spray user has 4 or more Prizes remaining, pass and hope the opponent does not have a means to get one more chance for him/her to turn the battle's tide so that the loser becomes a winner...

    ^ Just because N is due for rotation if he isn't revealed in the August set doesn't mean players can rejoice with a guarantee of at least 3 cards outside of self-inflicted causes just yet: People could flock to N-to-1 substitutes such as Ilima+Spray for the chance of an equivalent effect...
  3. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful

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    Can't wait for Jolteon GX to counter Rayquaza GX :p
  4. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer


    I really want a Zinnia Full Art to come out also. She was my favorite character in Alpha Sapphire: Delta Episode. I'm going to guess as to the next sets after Broken Sky (which will probably be the english set name). Unova and Johto will probably be the regions used for the next two sets in the Fall and next February. After Wrecked Sky. Lugia GX and possibly a much better Ho-Oh GX. I just want a Latios-GX, Zinnia, Groudon GX, Kyogre GX in the Summer Set.
  5. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer


    i completely agree. i currently run 3-2 of Ilima and Cynthia in two of my decks. Since I own no N supporter cards in my collection. Until the next set comes, i don't think i will be making a new deck anytime soon. Unless i can make it a troll deck. Ilima + Tormenting Spray is a troll combo IMO. Wailord EX is an expanded time-troll deck and Zoroark Toad is a new troll as well. Trolling is fun heheh
  6. Volkner123 Champion in training


    NOOOOO!! Why Hoenn!!!
  7. zarc4d Aspiring Trainer


    what about blacephalon gx?
  8. bbb888 same user name as my YouTube channel


    7.8/10 - too much water
  9. Calling it now:

    -Groudon GX

    -Kyogre GX

    -Rayquaza GX

    -Deoxys GX

    -Jirachi GX?

    -Blacephalon GX

    -Stakataka GX

    - Blaziken GX

    -and maybe Naganadel GX

    -maybe there one last tiny strand of hope for Goodra GX??!?
    Dusk Form Lycanroc likes this.
  10. Ya. N just makes the card game more frusterating than it needs to be.
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  11. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  12. Missingno650 Missingno Master


    Well Rayquaza might be good! Love the Stakataka
  13. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    Rayqyazza was made to be played with vikavolt but definitely not better than Bulu
  14. Merovingian They like it loud!

    Articles Staff Member

    Million dollar question:

    Does Stakataka’s ability ‘stack’ with other Stakatakas?
  15. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  16. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Trumps wall...is a let down. Was hoping for something way better.
    Ray will be decent. Shining ven that doubles energy will work nice . Along with the vikavolt.
  17. gumball51321 *thumbs up*


    Stakataka doesn't need to have good attacks. All that matters is that Naganadel has more support. Even though metal has enough Ultra Beast cards, this one making 5.

    Rayquaza is asscheeks though.
  18. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Yes but still 4 on bench to get -40 damage. Then attack with something other then trumps wall. Cuz 150 damage with choice band isnt great for 3 energy
  19. Merovingian They like it loud!

    Articles Staff Member

    150 isn’t the best.

    However, having a few Stacky’s means the opponent will have to 2-3 hit KO a Naganadel.
    Pile that on with Max Potion in the same vein as ‘Broken Gardevoir’ and you have the tools necessary to easily win attrition matches.

    That said, Glaceon GX could be a potential issue.
  20. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    1. Rayquaza-GX - Prof. google, you nailed it! I am calling it, Rayquaza/Vikavolt 5 Geodudes
    2. Stakataka-GX - I can't understand the ability. Is this ability guards UBs or reduces dmg from UBs atk? The atks are fine and... Recycled? Especially the GX atk which is literally Pheromosa. 3-4 Geodudes.