Salamence Revealed from SM7!

Salamence from SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky has just been revealed! The card is a spiritual reprint of the card released back in EX Dragon! The set will be released on June 1st in Japan, and as a part of our SM7 set Celestial Storm on August 3rd! Thanks goes to Bangiras and Sean T. for translation!

Salamence – Dragon – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Shelgon

Ability: Dragon Wind
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.

[R][W][C][C] Dragon Claw: 100 damage.

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

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  1. Yen Aspiring Trainer
    Yen

    Advanced Member Member

    Nice ability but terrible attack cost....

    Seriously Pokemon, when has a 4 attack energy cost ever been good....
     
  2. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2
    Ecourts

    Member

    Energy costs can often be remedied by supporting cards.
    ex. Ho-Oh's 4 attack cost wasn't a problem, because of Kiawe.

    For Dragons, we have Zinnia, though I don't think you'd use this card as an attacker...
     
  3. TehSilhouette Aspiring Trainer
    TehSilhouette

    Member

    Giratina-EX's Chaos Wheel attack comes to mind, but we did have Double Dragon Energy to work with, then.

    But yeah, the attack here is naff for 4 energy. You'd only play this for the ability.
     
  4. Josney26 Aspiring Trainer
    Josney26

    Member

    The ability’s great but it’ll be hard to tech it in decks since it’s a stage 2. And I don’t see it being a deck by itself because it doesn’t do much damage. But the ability is still great and you could play Lance or Dragonite GX to get it out without evolving so that could work for it. If Salamence GX gets big this will be amazing for it.
     
  5. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

    Member

    Too bad it’s got a terrible attack. The ability could’ve made it a viable deck.
     
  6. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    • Salamence - An ability that is like a Lysandre is the thing that I can agree with. Although the atk is not worth playing it. We have Salamence-GX in this set that can retreat this Baby Salamence #HeyNick?! and switch to more hard-hitting atkr. GX has a 200-for-4 atk but they are better ways. For now, as long Guzma is a thing, 3 Geodudes
     
  7. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    Salamence gives free retreat for non-EX/GX Pokemonm
    What for?
     
  8. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    So Bagon, Treecko and Mudkip have 2 cards in the set so far based on placement (Salamence is 66, and it's the only Dragon-type between Altaria and Latios). I wonder if there'll be 3 Bagon (and if Torchic gets 2 cards, Torchic) in Celestial Storm, or if they'll leave one out like they did with Eevee in Forbidden Light
     
  9. Serperior 553/550
    Serperior

    Advanced Member Member

    I far prefer EX Dragon Salamence's artwork to this one. Salamence looks derpy in SM7. Sorry Mitushiro - felt like a copy/paste of your old artwork woulda been better.

    Shame Float Stone is leaving so soon. This card might have been useful alongside that.
     
  10. Fou-Link MVP
    Fou-Link

    Member

    Feels like it's can be playable through Lance.
     
    Alex Sableye likes this.
  11. The Gooner Aspiring Trainer
    The Gooner

    Member

    I think this card is busted and it fits perfectly in any Dragon deck.

    You do not even have to play entire Salamence line. Just play a couple of Salamance and if you're playing Dragon deck, you'll probably will play Lance Prism Star.

    If any of your Dragon got knocked out, you play LPM and boom.

    A free Lysander on your bench.

    Lance Prism Star – Trainer
    Supporter

    You can’t have more than 1 Prism Star card of the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it into the Lost Zone instead.

    You can only play this card if 1 of your Pokemon was Knocked Out during your opponent’s last turn.

    Search your deck for 2 [N] Pokemon and put them onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

    You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).
     
    Alex Sableye likes this.
  12. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

    Member

    ehhh.
     
  13. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
    Oddish22

    Member

    I agree that 100 for 4 Energies is much too little for a stage 2. I'm no fan of Pokémon getting stronger and stronger, but even some years ago this would not have been special.
    From a powerful Dragon Stage 2 you would expect something like 150.
     
  14. gema5 Aspiring Trainer
    gema5

    Member

    This + Salamence GX = Free retreat and Lysandres all turns. With GX hitting for 200, this combo just cant be bad.
     
  15. gema5 Aspiring Trainer
    gema5

    Member

    But card is weak, should be 170HP and 3 energy to attack or 4 energy to 150.
     
  16. TheSeal The Classiest Buzzwole of all
    TheSeal

    Member

    I like the idea but it wasn't executed well enough for my classy taste, begone to the dungeon now.
     
  17. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

  18. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

    Advanced Member Member

    Guaranteed Lysandre on an ability? Now that's awesome for that alone! Obviously it can be used with Salamence-GX to give it free retreat so use the ability, retreat and take a knockout. I don't care that it has a mediocre attack or even if it's a stage 2, catcher effects win games one way or another. Even if Guzma is still in the format, it's an ability doing the work so I'd gladly try to find a way to use this.
     
  19. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
    Kangaflora

    Member

    A spiritual reprint without the Agility attack, hmm??? Hopefully, the Psychic versions of Beldum and Metang from EX Hidden Legends and Metagross from EX Deoxys will make a spiritual reprint too, though if they do decide on the EX Hidden Legends version of Metagross, will it be Psychic or Metal? After all, the EX Hidden Legends print classes the Metagross as both Psychic and Metal type.
     
  20. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
    Alakazam90125

    Member

    Dusk Mane Necrozma