SM7a Name and Mascot Revealed!

Last month SM7a was revealed, and we now know the name of the set – Thunderclap Spark! The set will feature Zeraora, probably as a GX card, and will be released on July 6th. The set will likely be integrated into our SM8 set. The dummy booster pack from last month also confirmed Virizion, Genesect and Magcargo’s appearance in the set. The set will feature 60+ cards, not including secret rares.

Zeraora is known as the ‘Thunderclap Pokemon’ so it is likely the reason behind the ‘late’ reveal of the set name, as Zeraora had yet to be officially revealed back then.

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  1. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc

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    Yes! Zeroara will get a card! Exited for our SM8 now
     
  2. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    What? A set featuring the Pokémon that was just revealed and is therefore insanely welcomed?
    NO WAY!
     
  3. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
    Tytus

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    They even make the dummy pack arts look good. Maybe it will make electric decks slightly better.
     
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  4. Bournopolis Aspiring Trainer
    Bournopolis

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    I'm excited to see what they do with this pokemon and if it will push electric to a more prominent spot in the meta.
     
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  5. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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  6. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye

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    Is that an Eevee and CROBAT in the background? Is BATS BACK? IS IT??? OR IS IT ANOTHER FAKE OUT SET? FIND OUT NEXT SEASON IN THUNDERCLAP SPARK: RISE OF THE BATDOGS!
    EDIT: Oh heck no please no BatDogs. I'm copyrighting that, btw.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  7. Wechselbalg

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    The design of Zeraora is so lazy and cheap . It looks as if someone had mixed Incineroar and Electabuzz together. Or like a yellow feline Zoroark. It's just sooo bad omg. Not that it matters but whatever.
     
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  8. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
    Alex Sableye

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    I like yellow Feline Zoroark... It's Jolteon and Zoroarks child.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  9. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
    cardgjammer

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    Yet...

    Given timing on news, as the set has a possibilty of being Unova-themed, if Genesect-EX is reprinted as a GX in the half-set opposite to Zeraora's half-set(given Virizion and Genesect's appearance as set mascots), after the two halves are officially Englished in November...

    ...I'm afraid there's a chance that Zeraora could be forced to compete w/ a one-set revival of Team Plasma pokemon(or a two-to-three-set revival(depending on when Gen 8 arrives in VG form) in the event they plan to make Rainbow Rocket pokemon instead(maybe w/ the words "Team Rocket" in rainbow lettering for distinguishing purposes)), complete w/ a revival of VirGen w/ updated damage numbers and HP, and..

    ..N???

    ...This is going to be fun...

    ...and a development I don't want to look forward to...
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  10. MatttyMan Aspiring Trainer
    MatttyMan

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    Definitely looking forward to Zeraora GX!
     
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  11. Weavile04 Professional Dark-Type User
    Weavile04

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    I can't wait for genesect's big appearance... I don't really care for the other two. Besides, is it me, or are bug types 100% underdogs?

    *other three
     
  12. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?
    DKQuagmire

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    I know I've moaned about this sort of thing in the past, when pokebeach eventually gets round to covering news, and even up to a day late on one occasion (over 24 hours), (I have been told off for doing this sort of thing before) But I have known about this news since this morning, when a certain popular guy, for tcg news, uploaded a video on this set, complete with the zeraora booster pack art, and even confirmation of a promo pikachu card in japan, and what it does.
    well I don't see the promo pikachu in this post, but it's a start.
    I was refreshing the sites homepage at least once every half an hour for about 6 hours, to see if this news would be covered here, but nope. (Call that dedication to this site if you like). However I just gave up in the end. But now I refresh the home page, before going to bed, and see that the news has finally been revealed.

    Now I know and understand that things like this would take time to cover properly, and can't always be the first place to break the news. (especially on weekends) People like Waterpokemonmaster must have other things to do besides maintaining this website, and its updates, like being with his family, working and so on. But I really do like to read about news here on this site before everywhere else, as pokebeach has on most occasions been the first place to reveal new card related stuff. Thus making it a pretty reliable source for information.
    I don't usually care too much when the news is only a few hours behind other places/ sources, but half a day is a bit too much for me.
     
  13. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey

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    :( wtb Gengar-GX
     
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  14. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey

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    you okay?
     
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  15. of course, should've expected it
     
  16. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
    HouchinsDJ

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    Oh my... you really had to wait HALF A DAY...? :rolleyes:

    You could always create your own Pokémon site and do the work yourself if you're that unhappy. I'm sure the people behind this site work very hard to bring you free content and it's obviously not appreciated by you.
     
  17. Why bro, just cold. If it ticks you off just find all of the info yourself.
     
  18. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    Here's a smart question, If you've already seen the latest and greatest new merch and product, why the heck do you wait for it to be covered here?

    Thats not dedication, thats a straight waste of time :confused:.
     
  19. Gen Cario Aspiring Trainer
    Gen Cario

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    Electric Pokemon will take over!
     
  20. Srmb Physics, that's what pokemon is all about!
    Srmb

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    Zeroara, it's just so nice. Hope the card will be good.