‘Lost Thunder,’ America’s November Set!

The name of our eighth English Sun & Moon set will be Lost Thunder! It will release in America and Europe on November 2nd.

The set will feature Lugia-GX, Blacephalon-GX, Zeraora-GX, Tyranitar-GX, Ditto Prism Star, and Celebi Prism Star. Its set description reads, “Travel to the forested hills, where the fragrance of incense from ancient shrines and the sparks of high-voltage Pokemon fill the air!

Lost Thunder will be based on Japan’s SM8 Explosive Impact, which will release on September 7th — the set will feature Johto and is confirmed to include Lugia-GX and Blacephalon-GX. Lost Thunder will also be based on SM7a Thunderclap Spark, which released on July 6th and included Zeraora-GX and Ditto Prism Star. This is the first we’re hearing of Tyranitar-GX and Celebi Prism Star, so they’ll undoubtedly be in SM8 too.

Zeraora will be featured on Lost Thunder‘s Elite Trainer Box.

The Island Guardians-GX Premium Collection I posted the other day revealed the Lugia and Blacephalon booster pack art for the set. Zeraora will undoubtedly be the third booster pack, and Tyranitar may be the fourth.

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  1. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    That's not the whole set description right?
     
  2. AmbientDinosaur Aspiring Trainer
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    What? Isn't Fairy Rise about to release in Japan now?
     
  3. MrMimik Aspiring Trainer
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    Balcephalon-GX could be Psychic (most likely). Depending on whether it’s ability is good or not determines if Beast Box will play it.

    It’d make a lot of sense for Lugia-GX to be Psychic (though it may just end up being Colorless again, with Lightning Weakness). Looking at past Lugias, this one could have any of the following:
    • a defensive or Energy-accelerating Ability
    • an attack that accelerates Energy
    • a powerful attack that requires discards (which could pair with Malamar)
    • worst possible Lugia, one that requires more than 1 type of Energy for attacks
    No idea what the GX attack would be, and maybe Lugia could be something totally different.

    Tyranitar-GX is gonna be Darkness, and a Stage 2 Darkness would suck, sorry.
    Based on past cards, Tyrantiar could have an attack or even an Ability (which would be great) that deals a little spread damage.

    We’ve seen Zeraora-GX and we already know it’s a stupid good card.

    We’ve also seen Ditto Prism star and I can guess it’ll be useful in Zoroark variants.

    Celebi Prism Star could be anything.
    Based on past cards, it could have an Ability that saves it from being KOed and sent to discard (like Neo, Celebi Star, or XY93), which would make it pretty good as it could save itself from a Lost Zone fate.
     
  4. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, August 3rd (The day we get Celestial Storm) We have no idea when and how we'll get Fairy Rise.
     
  5. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    now i want a FA version of 'team rocket's evil deeds' or 'team rocket's trickery'
     
  6. Kazuxcore Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah, it will be release in August 3th, but if be check the American set and the confirmed information with japanese sets, we have:

    -SM7 Celestial Storm (August 3rd):
    SM6b Champion Road (Released May 3rd) & SM7 Charisma of the cracked sky (Released June 1st).

    - Dragon Magesty (to be release September 3rd):
    SM6a Dragon storm (April 6th)

    - SM8 Lost Thunder (To be release November 2nd):
    SM7a ThunderClap spark (July 7th) and SM8 Explosive Impact (To be release September 7th).

    Maybe "Fairy rise" will be like a miniset in Japan (SM7b) and it can be with release with "Dark pulse" (SM8a?), Both for next american set, for February.
     
  7. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  8. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
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    Looks cool
     
  9. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    Finally some lightning love!
     
  10. Mr. Mirek Aspiring Trainer
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  11. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic V/V-MAX
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    Looks like a Mountain Dew flavor.

    Nice.
     
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  12. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    I dunno what your opinion of what the elite trainer box should be, but Zerora really fits. ( if there is a zapdos GX already
    but if there is Plans to have it be in an English set you would think it would be in this set w/ lugia )
     
  13. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Live Wire. My favorite!
     
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  14. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
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    And... ding ding ding, I called the Blacephalon GX! It was bound to happen eventually...
     
  15. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
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    That's... cool I guess.
     
  16. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    So officially, Lost Thunder brings together the Explosive Impact and Sparkling Thunder sets.
     
  17. jlacombe Aspiring Trainer
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    It would be nice to have an electric deck that is actually playable again. Seems like it has been years. Or my memory is just that bad haha.
     
  18. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    If this will be focus on Johto, I need those SM8 cards in Lost Thunder:
    1. Donphan
    2. Meganium and Typhlosion since Feraligatr is in DRM. Its okay for me if we'll get a 3rd Feraligatr in SM era.
    3. A Johto Gym Leader supporter card like... I think Whitney.
    4. Lake of Rage Stadium
    5. Skarmory
    6. Any Ho-oh card
     
  19. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    I feel like the set will likely contain a holo Blue and Giovanni {*}
     
  20. TheVanillaCookie Tynamo 4 Life
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    Coolest set logo in a long time