Swampert, Delcatty, Banette, Manectric, Acro Bike, Hoenn Starters from SM7!

Yet another batch of SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky cards have been revealed! The set will release in Japan on June 1st and will then be included in our Celestial Storm set in August. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Treecko – Grass – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[G] Sleep Poison: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned and Asleep.

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


Torchic – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Peck: 10 damage.

[R][C] Live Coal: 20 damage.

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


Mudkip – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Gather Water: Search your deck for up to 3 [W] Energy cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

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


Swampert – Water – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Marshtomp

Ability: Power Draw
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard a card from your hand, then draw 3 cards.

[C][C][C] Hydro Pump: 80+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Manectric – Lightning – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Electrike

Ability: Volt Start
If you go second, you may play this card face down from your hand during setup.

[L] Double Charge: 40 damage. You may attach up to 2 basic Energy cards from your hand to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 0


Banette – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Shuppet

Ability: Red Eyes
When you play this card from your hand to evolve a Pokemon during your turn, you may play a Basic Pokemon from your opponent’s discard pile to their Bench.

[P][C] Enemy Show: Count the number of your opponent’s Pokemon in play. Put that many damage counters on your opponent’s Pokemon in any way you like.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Delcatty – Colorless – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Skitty

Ability: Friend Search
When you play this card from your hand to evolve a Pokemon during your turn, you may search your discard pile for 2 Supporters, reveal them, and put them into your hand.

[C][C] Cat Kick: 40 damage.

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


Acro Bike – Trainer
Item

Look at the top 2 cards of your deck and put 1 of them into your hand. Discard the other card.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Steven’s Decision – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for any 3 cards and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck. Your turn ends.

You can play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

(This full art was revealed last night.)

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  1. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2
    Ecourts

    Member

    Acro Bike is back!
    Love that card.
     
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  2. Dragon Bug Aspiring Trainer
    Dragon Bug

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    Swamper/Mudkip/Crasher Wake.... Insane. Water decks will wreck
     
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  3. Tapu Lele Inflated and Overstocked
    Tapu Lele

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    Someone explain to me why Torchic is the starter with 70 hp this time?
     
  4. FrostBiter12 Upcoming Worlds Competitor!
    FrostBiter12

    Member

    Wow, some of these cards aren't bad. Somewhat happy that Acro Bike is back (not sure how this will effect the meta), but I'm glad that I kept mine from PRC ;).

    Swampert's ability sounds cool, combine that with Aqua Patch and you should have yourself a decent deck. If you can get multiple going, then you can literally burn through your deck for the resources you need. Brooklet Hill can help as well.

    Manetric sounds fun as well (funny thing is that if you get more than one in your opening hand, you can play that down as well). I don't like how you have to be going second though, seems like it is asking for a lot.

    Delcatty is okay, but it doesn't sound like it is very versatile and is pretty much a dead card after the ability. You might as well play a Pal Pad just for consistency reasons.

    Banette isn't the best card, I don't like the energy cost on the attack and I don't know if the ability is worth playing it. Very similar to Target Whistle (PHF) though, and that saw little play as well (a single copy here and there, but that is about it)

    Edit: Just realized this, but Super Boost Energy (ULP) with Swampert sounds a little insane. Not sure how often you'll be able to pull it off, but with that ability, you'd have a high chance I would think.
     
  5. jperr swoosh
    jperr

    Member

    not even kidding these are all pretty good cards, but that swampert ability is zoroark on steroids. wonder if it will see any play for that (cause the attack is not the best). also nice to have acro bike back, but speed decks aren't so much a thing anymore without shaymin and with garb.
     
  6. TorchHG Aspiring Trainer
    TorchHG

    Advanced Member Member

    I think acro bike might find a home in some decks when rotation comes around, as it gives a way for decks to strive for some more consistency, especially ones that don’t mind putting cards in the discard. Swampert will definitely be a fun card especially since we have a number of cards to really help water pokemon. I can honestly only think how good it would be if we still had Archie’s Ace in the Hole available, so maybe expanded will find a home for it (maybe...). Also, Garbodor BKP rotating might sort of allow speed decks? Maybe?
     
  7. Thehustla703 Aspiring Trainer
    Thehustla703

    Member

    I’m just looking forward for rayquaza gx! I need to start practicing variants.
     
  8. PandaPokemon Aspiring Trainer
    PandaPokemon

    Member

    Lol, jperr. I was literally just about to say the same thing. Swampert will be pretty annoying, especially if you have more in play. You won’t need to have many U Balls in deck. Would be interesting with the new Kingdra GX from Dragon Storm. Kingdra’s Hydro pump does 60 more dmg for every water on him. You could use multiple Swampert on ur bench to fish cards you need out of your deck. You could try to draw into some Aqua Patches and accelerate energy on kingdra and have swampert just keep on drawing for cards u need. Yup, Zoark on steroids.
     
  9. time to rate:
    Treeko: 0/5 it's not Mudkip
    Torchick: 3/5 better than Treeko, but still not Mudkip
    Mudkiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip:921983872346/5 cuz it's a Mudkip (I liek Mudkipz)
    Swampert: 4/5 Amazing draw power, decent attack, but on a stage 2
    Manetric: Good acceleration, but the electric type is positioned in one of the worst spots in the tcg currently 3/5
    Bayonetta: why was that game ported to the switch 0/5
    Delcatty: budget Lele, 5/5
     
  10. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
    Timmony_tcg

    Member

    "Mr. Mime GX Collection"

    ...Well, I'm sure there are less marketable Pokemon than Mime out there, but I'm not sure I can see that happening personally XD
     
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  11. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

    Member

    Manectric seems interesting, could definitely see it pairing well with Dragonite as you attempt to set up the deck.
     
  12. Otaku The wise fool?
    Otaku

    Member

    What's that? The-powers-that-be want the new(ish) "Smooth Over" Magcargo to be a deck staple so they are re-releasing Acro Bike? Now you have a simple combo where both pieces are still very good separately, but great together as you search your deck for a card, topdeck it, then draw it for an Item and discarding the next card in line?
     
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  13. PokemonTCGLover Aspiring Trainer
    PokemonTCGLover

    Member

    Omg! This is wicked! Manetric can be a Rayquaza GX variant, Delcatty is literally a double vs seeker, Swampert is an overpowered Zoroark, Acro Bike is AMAZING and its finally back.....MY WALLET'S GONNA BE EMPTY!!!
     
  14. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
    gumball51321

    Member

    Someone wanted my Acro Bikes yesterday.
    Good thing I said no
     
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  15. TheWicky Random and evil: first one, then the other
    TheWicky

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    Right off the bat, Delcatty, Swampert and Acro Bike are an ok looking core on paper for maximizing hand size. Swampert requires too much to justify not just using Zoroark, it feels like. Gotta playtest this like yesterday.
     
  16. Articuno_Aria Articuno is UNO for a reason
    Articuno_Aria

    Forum Mod Member

    I'm so happy Steven's coming back! Fave champion <3
     
  17. Pengwin Aspiring Trainer
    Pengwin

    Member

    I was really hoping that they would reprint the old Energy Draw Delcatty from Ruby and Sapphire.
     
  18. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

    Member

    delcatty's ability is amazing, but i feel it's not the time for it, maybe if we got something like a seeker reprint.

    swampert's ability is really good, but it's attack isn't. charging up 3 energy isn't easy and only hitting 140 for the trouble at best? empoleon does the same for a single counter energy if you have a full bench and the enemy 2 benched pokes.

    manectric's attack and ability are nice. not to base a deck around, but if you're gonna use him to accelerate energy they're a really nice bonus.
     
  19. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    • Hoenn Starters - only Torchic has the desirable HP in the game, Mudkip has fairly good atk, We need another Treecko. Wait. Torchic is the buffer ver. Of Torchic from DEX (Both of the atks are exactly the same)
    • Swampert - As its own deck, why not? As a tech, its just another Stage 2. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Manectric - Well, this is nerfed version of Talonflame with a build-in energy accel. 3 Geodudes
    • Banette - I don't find it interesting. 3 Geodudes
    • Delcatty - Good ability, waste of bench space. 3 Geodudes
    • Acro Bike - WHY NOT FLOAT STONE??!! Yeah, I know it saw play with Vespiquen before and some decks. I just wish Float Stone will be reprinted instead of this. 4 Geodudes
     
  20. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    2 Stage 2s are not viable.