Choice Helmet and Sudowoodo Revealed from SM8!

Choice Helmet and Sudowoodo have just been revealed from SM8 Explosive Impact! The set will be released in Japan on September 7th, and will be part of the English set Lost Thunder on November 2nd. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Choice Helmet – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

The Pokemon this card is attached to takes 30 less damage from the attacks of your opponent’s Pokemon-GX and Pokemon-EX.

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


Sudowoodo – Fighting – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[F] Hit Harder: 20+ damage. If this Pokemon was your Active Pokemon and was damaged by an attack during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does 80 more damage.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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  1. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

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    good name, good effect, but ultimately too situational to see play imo.
     
  2. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
    Kent Freeze

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    Ancient Origins Metagross can have two tool cards attached to it and has a dce attack......probably still not great, since field blower is a thing, but would be fun to put on metal frying pan + choice helmet.
     
  3. SchwarzFlux Aspiring Trainer
    SchwarzFlux

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    If Sudowoodo had 130HP it could be an option to play against Zoroark-GX. But with 110HP it is just bad.
     
  4. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    After seeing choice helmet (very original Pokémon), I thought of the new charizard arriving in dragon majesty.

    Charizard/ macargo gx counter deck? Run plenty of choice helmet and choice band, as well as shrine of punishment, to really throw gx’s off. Use macargo to set up next turn draw, and plenty of energy recycle.

    Sudowoodo: minor replacement for currently used sudowoodo, not to good.
     
  5. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    Just use Sudowoodo.
     
  6. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
    VuDu-JuJu

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    Putting the energy into the lost zone isn't great yeah, but Blacephelon's GX attack is still a free prize card. You might not just straight-up take it like with Katarna, but it's a prize card nonetheless.
    Also, attacks that Burn for one energy become attacks that do guaranteed 60 dmg with the Infernape from UP. I know it's a stage 2, but it can be a powerful combo to set up if you can pull it off.
     
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  7. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
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    The Naganadel isn't too terrible either. It can only accelerate itself, but it can do some from anywhere whereas most Pokemon with similar abilities require another Pokemon to be in a specific spot. We have plenty of ways to move and rearrange energies too, so you could accelerate to Naga and then move it.
     
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  8. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N

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    ahahah thats a fun thing! cool choice helmet, maybe in stakanaga
     
  9. ProfPineTCG Professor
    ProfPineTCG

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    Draw power with a prism stadium that can't be blown away seems like a pretty cool mechanism for fire decks.
     
  10. ProfPineTCG Professor
    ProfPineTCG

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    Is it the new Genesect GX coming out that allows you to put two tool cards on it? Choice Helmet + metal frying pan = major damage reduction for GX attackers.
     
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  11. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Why not attach two Metal Frying Pan? Metal Fyring Pan reduces damage from all Pokémon by 30 not just Pokémon GX and Pokémon EX. Choice Helmet is more of an alternative for non-metal decks. Grass decks come to mind here since Lurantis compensates for the lose of Choice Band as an alternative tool and there are several healing cards for Grass decks.
     
  12. ProfPineTCG Professor
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    Yeah, that is true. Although you can only have 4 metal frying pan in a deck, so maybe you could include 1 or 2 of these for non-metal attackers in any metal deck as well, just to diversify your options a little.
     
  13. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

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    I am realllly hoping for that Masked Royale FA. We're due the Lady one as well though.
     
  14. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
    Animegamer420

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    Use the helmet on sudawoodo?
     
  15. Ashblaze Full Art Supporter Hunter
    Ashblaze

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    YES SOMEONE AGREES, I’m SO annoyed that lady full art got taken out of forbidden light and not even added back into celestial storm so they NEED to put it in a set especially masked royal full art cause they finally put his card in celestial storm but doesn’t even add the full art too which is a pain in the neck, this next set needs to have them or I’ll flip cause I want them for my collection
     
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  16. Bournopolis Aspiring Trainer
    Bournopolis

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    Blacephlon looks interesting, feel like these stadium prism cards are underwhelming.
     
  17. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
    Heviin

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    I think Blacephalon GX is pretty good. It could guarantee you taking the last 3 prize cards. :eek:
     
  18. BulbasaurusRex Aspiring Trainer
    BulbasaurusRex

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    I believe there won’t be any EX pokemon in standard post-rotation, right? Wonder how many years it’ll be until items drop references to EX pokemon....
     
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  19. Trent Piland Aspiring Trainer
    Trent Piland

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    Sudowoodo is no where near a replacement for BKP. I'd rather use mimikyu counter energy, or Minor for 190.

    The Choice Helmet is good and could come in handy against list with few single prize attackers. May be something to test out.
     
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  20. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Choice Helmet is an interesting card but it still has one huge flaw and that flaw is it needing to survive the opponents turn. With Choice Band, you dont care if it gets discarded if you took a kill with it or did the extra damage. They just need to reprint Defender.