Feraligatr Revealed from ‘Champion Road!’

Feraligatr has just been revealed from Champion Road! It’s a remake of the Feraligatr from Neo Genesis, and even features updated artwork by Ken Sugimori! It appears as though Champion Road will feature reprints from more than just the EX era, as this card was released all the way back in 2000 during the Gold and Silver era! Champion Road will be released in Japan on May 3rd. Thanks goes to Jake C. for translation.

Feraligatr – Water – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Croconaw

Ability: Downpour
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may discard a [W] Energy card from your hand.

[W][W] Riptide: 10+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [W] Energy card in your discard pile. Then, shuffle all your [W] Energy cards from your discard pile into your deck.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance:
Retreat: 3

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  1. MultX Aspiring Trainer
    MultX

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    Lol, that broken feraligatr
     
  2. Pengwin Aspiring Trainer
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    I was so excited, until I read that last sentence of Feraligatrs attack.
     
  3. PokemonTCGLover Aspiring Trainer
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    Woah! This guy used to be big
     
  4. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    >Ken Sugimori updating the watercolours to the modern style, instead of upgrading the modern style to watercolours

    Unfortunate.



    This is a welcome surprise, and now has me hopeful for yet another appearance of Base Set Hitmonchan, after the spiritual reprint in EX Ruby & Sapphire, the straight reprint in DP-era Platinum, etc.
     
  5. Rindon Aspiring Trainer
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    Too bad you have to reshuffle...even with 3 gators and 3 Zoroark gx out...you can still only get 6 water into discard....assuming you have them in hand. Wish it was shuffle up to ??? Not “shuffle all”
     
  6. Otaku The wise fool?
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    If even the artwork is updated, then it is even less a reprint and more an update. Not trying to pick on @steffenka as she isn't the only one who misuses the word, but "reprint" has a pretty specific meaning, both in English and in TCG terms. XP



    No guarantees it'll be good but the original was a great attacker because it wasn't too hard to constantly refill the discard pile. Remember, the Ability means you just need good draw and/or Energy search. Edit: Since people seem to be missing it, let me say it clearly: the Ability lets you discard [W] Energy from hand! ;)

    They already did that; see Hitmonchan (XY - Evolutions 62/108). :) Or were you just talking about updating the art?
     
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  7. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    I forgot about Evolutions! But I essentially want them to keep reprinting Base Hitmonchan!

    I've stopped buying TCG cards, but I've decided to commit to buying any/all Hitmonchan reprints as a one-off discretionary, as they come up.
     
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  8. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    He, but thanks for clarifying! I'll keep that in mind next time :D

    Also, I really like that Sugimori updated the artwork to "modern" style, I think it looks really cool! :D
     
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  9. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    This is good for me. Looks like I won't have to wait for say like a 25th anniversary for Neo series of reprints. If only they made one set with neo reprints soon, I'm jumping back in for pack openings!
     
  10. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
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    With Wake and Zoroark-GX this could be pretty fun
     
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  11. AmbientDinosaur Aspiring Trainer
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    In an unexpected twist, frickin' Neo Genesis Feraligatr makes a comeback. Apparently, Neo era cards are fair game for Champion Road as well, so all bets are off of what old cards might get to reappear.
     
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  12. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Feraligatr - Weird. Its a Neo Genesis one. Good but there are some bad factors:
    1. Stage 2
    2. 10+20X is not enough. Assuming that there are 6 energy in the discard. Then, you Riptide it. You only do 130, which is a standard damage.
    3. You have to return the energies back. Which means you have to do the discarding shenanigans again and again and again until you run out of tech cards. XY cards might rotate a month after this release, so that's means no Sycamore as an ultimate discard tool. Wake and the ability lets you discard 3 W min. We don't have Mt. Coronet for Water-types. So I don't expect much to see high amount of play.
    2-3 Geodudes
     
  13. Alexander Forcione Aspiring Trainer
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    Everyone seems to be missing that this lets you discard AS MANY water energy as you want not just once. 1 Ribombee and lady can get you 6 energy at least and you can put the shining legends feraligator in as a back up if you need a turn to pal pad and rescue stretcher.
     
  14. Nistua Aspiring Trainer
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    now we only need a reprint of Trash Exchange. THAT would be fun.
     
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  15. BramDX Aspiring Trainer
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    I thought it would be a GX... :/
     
  16. Nistua Aspiring Trainer
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    But at that point, why not just play Impoleon ? Both are water stage 2's with an attack cost of 2 and Impoleon is much less combo based and is most of the time going to do more damage.

    Even back in neo gen format format half of the reason feraligatr was so good was Trah Exchange. If they reprint that, we are talking !

    With a Trash Exchange reprint it could be even more fun ;D
     
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  17. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
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    Too bad it's unplayable =(
     
  18. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Its playable! Hell, I'll use it.
     
  19. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Now we just need reprints of:
    Banned Sneasel/Slowking
    BS Computer Search
    Dowsing Machine/Junk Arm
    BS Muk
    BS Professor Oak
    Vs. Seeker
     
  20. jperr swoosh
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    junk arm would be amazing but also break the format

    well i mean as would computer search if it wasn't an ace spec or professor oak if it was effectively an item card like it was then