New Shaymin Promo Giveaway at Japan’s Pokemon Centers

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Japan’s Pokemon Center stores, fans who visit one starting April 25th will receive a holo Shaymin promo.

The promo is illustrated by Shoko Nakagawa, who’s voiced a role in every Pokemon movie since The Rise of Darkrai and who hosts the official Pokemon TV variety show, Pokenchi. The show’s logo is in the corner of the card’s artwork.

Shaymin – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Seal of Gratitude
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may draw a card. Then, your opponent may draw a card.

[G] Energy Flare: Attach up to 2 basic Energy cards from your hand to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

Dat pose tho…

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  1. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    That's... not terrible. Not great but not terrible.
     
  2. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    Is it good? or bad? I cant decide.
     
  3. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
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    With a large hand size is better than Oranguru (Instruct) with someone like Gallade so that you can handle your top decks better. Of course letting your opponent draw an extra card is no good most of the time but you can N or Red Card I guess.
    Some other times Oranguru is just better+a decent attacker.
     
  4. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
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    But really, let's be honest. Shaymin needs to be in the active. This is a big drawback imo.
     
  5. Professor_jplap Nap Time
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  6. Scourge188 Aspiring Trainer
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    Shaymin’s attack is actually pretty good so getting to use the ability isn’t that terrible
     
  7. Malachai Wallace Aspiring Trainer
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    The attack could be good with Shining Genesect but the ability is garbage other than that I don't see any use for it[​IMG]
     
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  8. Malachai Wallace Aspiring Trainer
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    Or in some cases you can use Seal of Gratitude in some desperate situations then N your opponent away
     
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  9. juunkmilk 3nd coming
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    this art is.... exceptionally bad. but in sort of a shopkins / cabbage patch way where i like it. its face looks like its stomach hurts
     
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  10. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Dunsparce - 5 Geodudes nothing to say. Its a good card.
    • Ho-oh - are we expecting Lugia and Skarmory as well to complete the picture? Anyways, Rainbow Burn isn't as good as expected because it needs Multiple types of basic energy to hit huge numbers which is rare and bad in a deck. Rainbow and Counters counts but it gives 1 and 2 energy, repectively despite of giving multiple types of energy. 2 Geodudes
    • Land Shaymin - This ability reminds me of PHF Slurpuff where you need to be in the active to draw cards. I don't think Shaymin itself is a good thing. 2-3 Geodudes
     
  11. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY A NEW SHAYMIN CARD!!!

    Ok. In All seriousness, this could be an AMAZING starter for shining genesect. Free card, along with 2 energy? Sign me up.

    Shining genesect BDIF. I call it.
     
  12. riChchestMat Aspiring Trainer
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    So this one from the 25th, so what about the pikachu 20th anniversary one that should be out now. Two cards per visit (one for showing up and one for buying packs?) So confusing.
     
  13. Bournopolis Aspiring Trainer
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    All I can say is... interesting lol
     
  14. dmode15 Aspiring Trainer
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    For a free card that they are giving away I would say its pretty darn good as I could see a use as a niche card in some decks.
     
  15. MatttyMan Aspiring Trainer
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    Love it, pretty good for a promo card!!
     
  16. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Shaymin' ability is cool, but the attack is pretty good, but the chances of anyone using this competitively is slim to none.
     
  17. AFEX Serena is too cute!
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    YES YES, awww god danget. When I saw "Draw Cards" on Shaymin I was thinking of a *Spiritual Shaymin EX Reprint*...
     
  18. Weavile04 Professional Dark-Type User
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    shaymin looks... weird
     
  19. Malachai Wallace Aspiring Trainer
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    I think we might get this as a shining legends promo or blister pack promo with different art
     
  20. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    I'd combo this Shaymin with Magcargo... Although getting it in the active spot all the time may prove tricky, and you give a card draw to your opponent. But the cheap combo of any card you want every other turn with the least effort could be worthwhile - I'm not sure.