‘Celestial Storm’ Electrode-GX, Jirachi Prism Star, Stakataka-GX, Beast Ball, Elite Trainer Box!

Celestial Storm hits store shelves August 3rd and now we have our first look at English cards from the set!

Celestial Storm will be a combination of cards from Japan’s SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky (96+ cards) and SM6b Champion Road (66+ cards). Beast Ball was a promo card released in Japan about six months ago.

The set’s Elite Trainer Box has also finally been revealed. Most of Celestial Storm‘s other product images have already been seen.

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  1. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Dang. You have to shuffle your prizes with Beast Ball if you don’t take a UB
     
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  2. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?
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    YHESSS!!! Beast Ball... in English. we've been waiting so long for this card, and just in time for worlds 2018 too.
    This card will almost certainly be included as a 1 of. maybe even a 2 of in most Buzzwole decks.

    and this card can be used as an Alph Lithograth as well. look at your prizes, put them back down.
    and there's nothing on the card that says to show your opponent the prize cards either, so even if you did have a Buzzwole prized, you can say to your opponent that your getting nothing, and your just burning it so you can get more cards with Octillery's Abyssal Hand.
    shame you have to shuffle the prizes though, but at least the card gives you knowledge about what you got prized.

    But if the ruling is correct, or i'm reading this right, the prizes DON'T get shuffled if you do pick an Ultra Beast pokemon 0__0
     
  3. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    You have to shuffle either of you do or dont
     
  4. CrazyIvan Aspiring Trainer
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    The 'Then, Shuffle your face-down prize cards." is its own sentence, which means you shuffle them regardless of what happened before.
     
  5. Pankace04 All Hail Lord Goomy!
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    Am I the only one who thinks Electrode GX is TERRIBLE? You have to discard energy for its GX attack, it's regular attack is horrendous, and it's ability is TRASH since you don't get to give any energy to GXs AND your opponent takes 2 prizes. Complete bs.

    Edit: I said it's attack isn't that good, but 2 energy for 50 damage and no effect is completely horrible.
     
  6. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
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    On top of everything for its ability, you need 5 energy in the discard already. Oh, and it's weak to the current bdif.
     
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  7. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    Jeez, these cards suck ass. Stakataka is cute, but eh.
    This set is looking to be shit. I'll buy what few singles are actually playable.
     
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  8. Mcsonic00 Aspiring Trainer
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    I think Electrode GX is being underrated here for sure. If you can get the energies in the discard, then it's so good in non-GX decks that need the acceleration. Sure you give up 2 prizes, but then your opponent still has to knock out 4 one prize Pokemon to win.

    If Stakataka's attack did 130 instead of 120 it would be nuts. The card is still very good though in Beast Box or as it's own deck with new Celesteela and Baby Dusk Mane's.
     
  9. CrazyIvan Aspiring Trainer
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    Or you could not play the card and your opponent will still have 6 one prize pokemon to knockout to win.
     
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  10. Pankace04 All Hail Lord Goomy!
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    Probably what I'll do as well. Beast Ball is cool, and I'll buy Stakataka even though I don't play steel simply because I like the character.
     
  11. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Just because these cards don't look all that great, doesn't mean the entire set is going to suck. I looked at both japanese sets and saw the cards to be good. After rotation; which is Sun&Moon and beyond; i believe that the cards in celestial storm are going to be very helpful. And the mini set that's coming up as well.
     
  12. Audiofreak19 Aspiring Trainer
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    What by definition is an “Ultra Beast Card”. Are there ultra beast items and supporters? Does beast energy and beast ring count?
     
  13. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Ultra Beast card should just be the Ultra Beast Pokémon, i.e. the regular and the GX Ultra Beasts :)
     
  14. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    I know. The original Japanese translation said other-wise though
     
  15. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    The only card that is going to see serious play is Beast Ball. You know, because Buzzwole was already the BDIF, got more help in Forbidden Light (baby buzz + beast ring + beast energy), and apparently needed EVEN MORE HELP.
     
  16. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    Why would Buzzwole even play Beast Ball? Nest Ball already exists, which is better. Who cares if you prize one, since you'll likely draw into it while running over your opponent with the 2-3 others that you do have.
     
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  17. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?
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    I just want to point out to everyone that all the way back in 2005, for the world championships google Cawthorn used a Dark Tyranitar deck with Electrode ex and got 2nd place that year. That electrode ex card is the original version of the reprint we are getting in this new set as a GX card. same artwork and ability

    His deck relied on a special energy card called Scramble energy. It could only be attached to an evolved pokemon, and only provided 1 colourless energy. but if you had more prize cards than your opponent, it provided every type of energy but provided only 3 in any combination at a time. Basically a triple version of Counter Energy today

    His deck list included plenty of ways to get his energy into the discard pile. A Magmar card was the prefered way. The one from EX Team Rocket Returns had an attack for 1 colourless energy that said discard up to 2 energy from your hand and if you do, draw 2 cards for each energy discarded in this way. He had a few copies of TV reporter. TV reporter is coming out as a reprint in this next set.

    Knowing google Cawthorn, whos been known for crazy decks over the years, (look no further than his "The Truth" deck back in 2011) it should come as no surprise that he might come up with deck for worlds that could involve this Electrode GX card, and Counter Energy.

    EDIT: Apparently Pokebeach doesn't like the inclusion of real people's names in their posts and has censored me :( At least the guys surname wasn't censored.
     
  18. gumball51321 *thumbs up*
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    Not really. Most of the set sucks absolute ass. Even the good cards likely won't have an impact on the meta. Altaria GX, probably. The rest of the GXs are crap.
     
  19. PMJ happy thoughts
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    No, it's because he shares a first name with something else.

    Electrode-GX is great and will see play (but not as an attacker).

    Beast box is going to meme to new heights with Stakataka-GX.
     
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  20. Senorsmith Aspiring Trainer
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    No, the original card in japanese does say to shuffle them. Last 2 sentences of the card are read as "place all the prizes you saw, as well as any card you exchanged, face down and shuffle them. Then set them down as prizes."