Stakataka-GX and Rayquaza-GX from SM7!

CoroCoro magazine has revealed Stakataka-GX and Rayquaza-GX from SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky, which will be Japan’s Hoenn-themed set. The set will release in Japan on June 1st and will then be part of our Celestial Storm set in August.

These cards were teased a few weeks ago, along with a few other cards from the set.

Update: We’ve received better scans of CoroCoro from our friend lovemuma in Japan, confirming the translations we had earlier. The only update is that we now know Rayquaza’s Ability only attaches the one basic Energy to the Rayquaza using it.

Stakataka-GX – Metal – HP180
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

Ability: Ultra Wall
Any damage done to your Ultra Beasts by an opponent’s attack is reduced by 10 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[M][M][C] Gigaton Stamp: 120 damage.

[M][M][C] Assembly GX: 50+ damage. This attack does 50 more damage for each Prize card you have taken. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 3


Rayquaza-GX – Dragon – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Storm and Stress
When you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench during your turn, you may discard the top 3 cards of your deck. Then, attach a basic Energy card from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[G][L][C] Dragon Break: 30x damage. This attack does 30 damage times the number of basic [G] and [L] Energy attached to your Pokemon in play.

[G] Tempest GX: Discard your hand. If you do, draw 10 cards. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. Missingno650 Missingno Master
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    Well Rayquaza might be good! Love the Stakataka
     
  2. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Rayqyazza was made to be played with vikavolt but definitely not better than Bulu
     
  3. Merovingian Rooty tooty water shooty!
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    Million dollar question:

    Does Stakataka’s ability ‘stack’ with other Stakatakas?
     
  4. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Definitely.
     
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  5. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    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.
     
  6. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    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.
     
  7. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    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
     
  8. Merovingian Rooty tooty water shooty!
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    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.
     
  9. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    1. Rayquaza-GX - Prof. pokebeach, 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.
     
  10. Pengwin Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm really excited about Rayquaza seems like a better Bulu to me.
     
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  11. Memory 不安のない挑戦はない
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    Even with four stakataka benched, naganadel is still going to suck.
     
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  12. MegaPod_781 Spiraling Spirit
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    OMG, that art! I MUST get the Stakataka!!!
     
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  13. Starsoulklr 'Rolling around at the speed of sound'
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    Very interesting that Rayquaza GX has swapped out Fire for Grass. Does help as others mentioned Vikavolt.

    Stakataka makes sense not that surprising.
     
  14. The Squirtle Squad Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't think statakata will work because in buzzwole nagnadel your going to want at least one buzzwole on your bench and a nagnadel minimum.
     
  15. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
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    The Playability of this RayquazaGX is decent enough. Bundle up Tapu KokoGX & Tapu BuluGX, Dragon Talon or such that you got, & you got yourself Lexington Steele's true form.
     
  16. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan
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    Rayquaza GX compared to Tapu Bulu GX:
    - Fairy Weakness
    - lower damage output at first
    - if set up, easier high damage:
    6 Energy (possibly turn 3/4) + CB = 210, with Wishful Baton it doesn't loose energy, so damage can increase by 90 each turn
     
  17. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
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    Rayuaza finally drop the Fire energy for Grass!!!
     
  18. DeadlyBee111 Aspiring Trainer
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    RIP Bulu Hey Ray
    also ray smells like a card that get support from the set like Ultra necrozma did. so maybe something that make use of energie in discard pile. probably some sort of attaching from the bench but even when we dont get anything vikaray still works
     
  19. DeadlyBee111 Aspiring Trainer
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    also stakataka is really good in the naganadel aka Beastbox
    stacking ability which makes naganadel even tankier and is a beast to fill damage and as far testing goes the metal beastbox variant is the better one than buzzwole so u dont need to change much
     
  20. uchihasasuke Uchiha Sasuke
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    I know they've changed up Rayquaza's energy costs before but I am actually devastated Rayquaza GX is dumping Fire in favor of Grass energy... I wouldn't have minded all colorless but I guess I've been so attached to the Fire Lightning energy cost on my favorite legendary it's kinda hard to accept it changing to Grass Lightning ><

    Anyway Rayquaza GX looks set to be a standard archetype, energy acceleration with potentially huge attack plus synergy with Vikavolt! Wish it had at least 190 HP though, I wonder if it'll make a significant difference in the meta hmmm
     
  21. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
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    Finally! this is the Dragon Era :cool: