Donphan and Azumarill Revealed from SM8!

Donphan and Azumarill have just been revealed from SM8 Explosive Impact. The set will be released in Japan on September 2nd. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Donphan – Fighting – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Phanpy

Ability: Sturdy
If this Pokemon has full HP and would be Knocked Out by damage from an attack, this Pokemon is not Knocked Out and its remaining HP becomes 10 instead.

[F][C][C] Rolling Spin: 70 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon’s Rolling Spin attack does 70 more damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Azumarill – Fairy – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Marill

[Y] Droplet Search: Look at the top 8 cards of your deck, choose any number of Energy cards you find there, and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle the remaining cards into your deck.

[Y][C][C] Play Rough: 60+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage.

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

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  1. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
    KentGardner

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    Oh my azumaril!
     
  2. MiniMads The misunderstood Hero of Disasters
    MiniMads

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    I love both of these cards. Donphan is an awesome Hustle Belt user, or puts pressure on your opponent. If you can use the attack before hit, then hit for 200 with Hustle Belt next turn, that's just insane. And for me a 1-1 Azumarill line is going into EVERY Fairy deck I build. It'll be great in Gardy, great in anything that needs powering up. Heck, I might even put it into Fighting decks and use Unit Energy FDY (That's a bit of a stretch but it's a possibility). Nevertheless these are cards I love and I'm giving them a 5/10 for Donphan and 8/10 for Azumarill.
     
  3. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
    Max Maxwell

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    Donphan i'll not see in a standard deck, it's too much expensive to be playble. Azumarill is good for Gardevoir or any expensive Pokemon to charge, but they are not special
     
  4. freedomfightre Aspiring Trainer
    freedomfightre

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    I actually don't think Azumarill is that good. Ribombee is WAY more consistent, doesn't need to attack (so you can instead Beacon, etc), and continues to get you energy every turn, and NOONE plays it competitively. Sure Azumarill could pull you 3 DCE! Or it could net you nothing.

    Bad card. Won't see play.
     
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  5. pikachuuuu101 Custom Title
    pikachuuuu101

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    Donphan maxpotion and friends could be funny
     
  6. pikachuuuu101 Custom Title
    pikachuuuu101

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    Ribombee adds to hand, azumirill accelerates to field, like max exlixer, but I do agree it is not that great
     
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  7. TheZombieTac0 The best of the worst.
    TheZombieTac0

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    It’s a shame Donphan already has 130 hp meaning a riotous beating would leave it with 10 hp anyways. Still, interesting card.
     
  8. TheZombieTac0 The best of the worst.
    TheZombieTac0

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    Not to mention crustle from boundaries crossed has the same ability and saw virtually no play.
     
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  9. Zipplip Aspiring Trainer
    Zipplip

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    I think it’s mainly for the big attacks like Lycanroc’s GX attack.

    Also to anyone who says that Donphan isn’t that good, a reminder that you can use Last Chance Potion for the turns that Hustle Belt can’t hit OHKO range.
     
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  10. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Actually it's not that good because 2 attachment attacks are generally bad and attacks that power up the turn after are also really bad
     
  11. Allatsea27 Aspiring Trainer
    Allatsea27

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    Azumarill + Lugia GX deck incoming
     
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  12. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
    Xeynid

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    Azumarill looks at 8 cards, which isn't a guarantee to hit ANY energy, so you certainly shouldn't expect to hit more than 2 in any given game, assuming you're spamming it.

    With Geomancy rotating, azumarill is pretty much the only attack that can accelerate for fairy decks, but fairy decks don't really need that.

    Donphan with electrode GX, counter gain, and counter energy is exciting I don't care what anyone says.
     
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  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Both definitely nifty.
     
  14. ddskzb Aspiring Trainer
    ddskzb

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    I don't know why they always give fairy type such useless tech card. There is no good fairy pokemon except Aloan Ninetales GX for a long time.
     
  15. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
    GamePhoenix

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    Expanded Donphan will be a fun deck! Max Elixir, Hustle Belt, DCE, with all that support I will def play it!
     
  16. GymLdrJesse @jparkertcg
    GymLdrJesse

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    They are both trash. Next!
     
  17. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

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    On the Azumaril, Droplet Search actually seems pretty decent. Obviously not the best card out there but definitley the best of the recent Azumarill cards we got so far.
     
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  18. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
    The Ultimate Umbreon

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    Donphan is good with hustle belt but it won't see play. Azumarill however will probally be played in most good Fairy decks.
     
  19. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    <br>
    Blacephalon-GX - Its fine! The hardest part is if you spam 10 fire energies and threw them into the Lost Zone because of the main atk, you end up running out of energy to spam with or to use to accel energy onto Blacephalon. 3-4 Geodudes<br>
    Naganadel - Well, NagaStaka just got better. 3 Geodudes<br>
    Heat Factory * - so basically a Scorched Earth but limited to R energy and can&apos;t be removed by Field Blower. Cool. 4 Geodudes<br>
    Sudowoodo - If it has 130 HP, it would be cool. 3 Geodudes<br>
    Choice Helmet - Usable in cards that is capable of 2HKO. 3 Geodudes<br>
    Donphan - OMG! Someone will love this! Although someone will do flat 120 for 2 ignoring for the ability. 170-200 for 2 energy attachment, I can agree with that if you survived. 3 Geodudes<br>
    Azumarill - Someone will say that this will good on Fairy decks but it will be a clog since you are also running Marill. 3 Geodudes
     
  20. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
    Xeynid

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    Sylveon and Garde are the only fairy attackers worth using right now, and neither of them are likely to bother with azumarill.
     
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