Alolan Ninetales-GX, Mimikyu-GX, Gardevoir from ‘Fairy Rise!’

V-Jump magazine has revealed the first cards from Fairy Rise, which will release in Japan on August 3rd!

As posted over three months ago, the set will contain 50+ cards focusing on Fairy, Grass, and Psychic-types. We’d previously posted teaser descriptions for Alolan Ninetales-GX and Mimikyu-GX as well.

We’re not 100% confident in the translations below, as the magazine scan is too blurry. We should get clearer images pretty soon, so be sure to keep checking back for an update!

Thanks goes to Bangiras and Sean T. for the translations!

Update (6:00 AM): We now have clear images of the cards. We had everything correct except for Cascading Barrage’s damage.

 Alolan Ninetales-GX – Fairy – HP200
Stage 1 – Evolves from Alolan Vulpix

Ability: Mysterious Guidance
When you play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon during your turn, you may search your deck for up to 2 Item cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[Y][C] Snowy Wind: 70 damage. This attack does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[Y][C] Sublimation GX: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is an Ultra Beast, it is Knocked Out. (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: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 2

Mimikyu-GX – Fairy – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[Y] Perplex: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

[Y][C] Cascading Barrage: 10+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each damage counter on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[Y] Dream Fear GX: Shuffle 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and all cards attached to it into their deck. (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: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Gardevoir – Fairy – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Kirlia

[Y] Brilliant Search: Search your deck for up to 3 cards and put them in your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[Y][C][C] Sensitive Ray: 70+ damage. If you played a Supporter card from your hand during this turn, this attack does 90 more damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 2

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  1. Jonathan Salazar Aspiring Trainer
    Jonathan Salazar


    Well we have a new non GX Gardevoir to use
  2. Kapu Riki Spilling the T, sipping the Tapu Cocoa
    Kapu Riki


    Yes!! ‘‘Tis the season for Fairy Pokemon!!!

    I really do hope that Mimikyu-GX does more than just 10 more damage for damage counter. I would really get some play with it without Tapu Lele. Also, this Alolan Ninetales-GX looks amazing. That Gardevoir looks hard hitting! A good support for Gardevoir-GX decks.

    I cannot wait to see what else comes out in this set. I don’t think there will be more Fairy-type GX Pokemon though. I hope for some amazing support!!
  3. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Alolan-Ninetales GX: Need help eradicating those pesky Ultra Beasts? Look no further for the Sumblimation GX attack!

    Mimikyu GX: Underwhelming.

    Gardevoir: aaaaand its back.
  4. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK


    If only it had gallades ability instead of the first attack
  5. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Wait a minute-
    Mimikyu/Decidueye, anyone?
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  6. smashbig Aspiring Trainer


    Japan only?
  7. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer


    didn't even think of that, seems really interesting
  8. George Plays 4 Ultra Ball in Every Deck


    well, guess there's no need for Sylveon/Gardy, when you can have Gardy tribal???
  9. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth


    jesus that ninetales in a gvoir deck sounds pretty damn good. could evolve and literally search for an ultra ball and a rare candy. or choce band, or anything really.

    could also even play a "for fun" ninetales deck which is both fairy and water, and then die to metal.
  10. Tapu_Cuco Aspiring Trainer


    Amazing news!!!... but, where´s my Slurpuff?
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  11. SharKing I won't bite... much.


    That new Gardevoir looks like a good tech for Gardevoir-GX. It'll be very good after the rotation, since we'll lose N. Gardy will also lose Gallade, so it'll have the room for this tech - it even has a similar attack to Gallade!

    A-Ninetales-GX also has potential in a support role. Searching for two Items is really good, and instantly killing an Ultra Beast is good when Buzzwole's everywhere and Beast Box is a thing. The regular attack isn't that great, but sniping for 30 has its uses.

    Sadly, Mimikyu isn't that good. It only has its once-per-game attack that mildly disrupts your opponent's setup, though your turn promptly ends afterwards.
  12. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer


    I am just glad that Alolan Ninetales GX isn't just a fairy reprint of the Water one. Unless the new Alolan Vulpix has Beacon or something useful, it will merely see play in a sealed format. That new Gardy is awesome but I would still play Sylveon GX over it for searching due to ease of access.
  13. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang


    Ninetales looks good
  14. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    I get the sense that they want the Pokemon to handle more draw support - first Zoroark and Oranguru, but now Magcargo, Gardevoir, zebstrika, baby Metagross/Steven's Decision, etc.
  15. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey


    My fave gen 7 pokemon gets the worst gx card :(

    Here is to hoping that the text was too blurry to translate correctly.
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  16. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    I learned the other day that Alolan-Ninetales is a Fairy- type. I had no idea until I saw it in Pokemon Duel.
  17. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    We now have a good ray counter
  18. Duo Basking in the glory of Milotic V


    Not a fan of the Fairy Alolan Ninetales at all, really.

    The item search on ability is the best part about it. The GX attack is fairly bad when most of the relevant Ultra Beasts are less than 200 HP, Nagandel GX being the tankiest one, and most decks post rotation can OHKO Ultra Beasts without using up the GX attack. If you use this to OHKO against Naganadel/Stakataka, you just give your opponent access to Beast Ring, and then Stakataka GX will proceed to take a free counter KO without using up the GX attack.

    It's also coming out after Rayquaza/Zeraora becomes a thing, which makes the GX attack completely irrelivent assuming we have a saturation of those decks. Considering the Japan hype, I'd say it's very likely.

    I would rather run Sylveon GX still because of Energy Evolution Eevee, the ability to search 3 of any card without it being a once per evolution thing, and if you're running Beacon Alolan Vulpix, you're probably going to spend an attack for turn on Beacon to find Alolan Ninetales in the first place, which is the same speed as just Magical Ribboning. Sylveon GX can also OHKO UNGX and Rayquaza GX without Choice Band.

    I can see the Alolan Ninetales maybe being played as a 2/2 line in non-Fairy decks just for the ability and having access to Beacon for consistency, but I don't know what kind of deck would be interested in that strategy.

    Maybe I'm underestimating Alolan Ninetales, but this is just my first impression of the card.

    Non-GX Gardevoir is great, but only if Gardevoir GX is going to be great. It can hit 190 damage choice banded as a 1 prize attacker, and that's actually pretty big value. That being said, Sylveon GX outspeeds Gardevoir anyday, and I would rather play Sylveon GX as a Ray counter than Gardevoir.
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  19. Sage87 Aspiring Trainer


    Never was a fan of gardevoir since im a metal fan especially metagross, but damn that second attack is awesome and helps boost current gardevoir decks against buzzwole gx and baby buzzwole. One hot kills on both with choice band.

    And damn that alolan ninetales gx move... BEASTLY!!!
  20. Gardevoirgx Aspiring Trainer



    These cards all look really good for fairy decks