‘Celestial Storm’ Prerelease Promos!

The prerelease promos for Celestial Storm have been revealed — Kyogre (SM129), Manectric (SM130), Celesteela (SM131), and Delcatty (SM132)!

Each of the cards originates from SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky but features alternate artwork. Delcatty’s alternate artwork was released in Japan as a Gym promo, but the other three haven’t released there yet, making them exclusive to our prereleases for now.

Celestial Storm prerelease tournaments will be held July 21st through 29th. You can find times and locations here.

The set will hit store shelves on August 3rd.

Kyogre – Water – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[W][C] Dual Splash: This attack does 30 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[W][W][C] Grand Wave: 120 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Grand Wave during your next turn.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Manectric – Lightning – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Electrike

Ability: Electric Start
If you go second, and if this Pokemon is in your hand when you are setting up to play, you may put it face down as your Active Pokemon or on your Bench.

[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


Celesteela – Metal – HP140
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[M][C][C][C][C] Moon Raker: 160 damage. If the total of both players’ remaining Prize cards is exactly 6, this attack can be used for [M].

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 4


Delcatty – Colorless – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Skitty

Ability: Search for Friends
When you play this card from your hand to evolve a Pokemon during your turn, you may put 2 Supporter cards from your discard pile into your hand.

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

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

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  1. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
    The Ultimate Umbreon

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    Right, I need Celesteela.
     
  2. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    Celesteela is interesting. The strategy implications of having to play around Baby Buzzwole are fun for both players. This will be similar, but maybe even more open since there are multiple ways to get to the combined 6. Regardless, this should be in every metal deck, beast box, and deck that uses rainbow energy. Add a choice band, and it OHKOs a lot of GXs, which given its late game usage, is a big deal for turning the tide in the late stages.
     
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  3. MiniMads The misunderstood Hero of Disasters
    MiniMads

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    Probably going for Manectric because it will be played when Zeraora comes out (Hopefully) and it has the only art I like more than the original
     
  4. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    There is a place by me doing a prerelease om the 19th.
     
  5. Victory Victini Securing the win
    Victory Victini

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    Oh snap, promo Delcatty... thats gonna be fun...
     
  6. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
    Max Maxwell

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    Usually one or more prerelease cards become part of the theme decks. Who is/are it/them? :rolleyes:
     
  7. boyishgoodlooks Aspiring Trainer
    boyishgoodlooks

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    Manectric/Riachu GX combo? Manectric accelerates two energies for one lighting and has free retreat. Throw a xurkitree gx in mix to slow down decks that run DCEs....
     
  8. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N

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  9. zmaster0987 Zoroark is overrated
    zmaster0987

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    Ultra Necrozma-Malamar, Beast Box, and Dusk Mane Necrozma are going to love Celesteela. It will probably be pretty good in pre-releases too.
     
  10. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

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    Celesteela feels like it will be used in metal decks in the same way baby buzz is used in fighting. Dont think youd play more than 2 of this though, unlike baby buzz
     
  11. Rindon Aspiring Trainer
    Rindon

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    Kyogre rocks. Hoping that’s my pull at prerelease...plus I have found that spread damage decks do ok at pre release due to the number of low hp basics
     
  12. Paul Weiskopf Gwentigone
    Paul Weiskopf

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    Man, Deoxys gets four cards in a set and no pre-release promo? Why won't they get some love?????
     
  13. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

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    Delcatty's the best promo to me. That ability to grab 2 supporters Sycamore or not should still be amazing.
     
  14. Tri2attack "Guzma for game."-every close game
    Tri2attack

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    Wow these promos are really good!!!
     
  15. fluffy_trex Delcatty lady
    fluffy_trex

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    So glad to see Delcatty get a Prerelease Promo, as I collect both Skitty and Delcatty cards! That aside, all these promo's are at least half decent and have gorgeous art.
     
  16. paintbrushpanda Delibird Enthusiast
    paintbrushpanda

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    The promotional arts look pretty cool, but I'm not 100 percent sure why they chose Celesteela, as it isn't necessarily the best card (especially for a prerelease!). Hoping to get the Manectric or Delcatty myself.
     
  17. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

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    Celesteela is a really good card for prereleases and along with baby kartana should get included in many metal decks. Delcatty is also strong, but not sure how well it will do in pre-releases when it can be a struggle finding supporters to play. Manectric has been known to be solid for sometime.
     
  18. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
    Sparkeagle

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    The decks are Sceptile and Swampert, I assume whats in the Kyogre pack will be a line inside Swampert's deck and maybe Delcatty might get a grass line
     
  19. Benja_da_ninja Aspiring Trainer
    Benja_da_ninja

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    I'm going for manetric
     
  20. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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