Meganium and Heracross Revealed from SM8 ‘Explosive Impact’!

Meganium and Heracross have just been revealed from SM8 Explosive Impact! The set will be released in Japan on September 7th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Meganium – Grass – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Bayleef

Ability: Early Ripening Herb
Once during your turn (before your attack), choose 1 of your Basic Pokemon in play. If you have a Stage 2 card in your hand that evolves from that Pokemon, put that card onto the Basic Pokemon to evolve it.

[G][C][C][C] Solar Beam: 110 damage.

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


Heracross – Grass – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tackle: 20 damage.

[G][C] Strength of 100: 30+ damage. If you have a Stage 2 Pokemon on your Bench, this attack does 90 more damage

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

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  1. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
    Julio Penaloza

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    Interesting. I'm excited about grass type pokemon
     
  2. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
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    its gx attack is very useful in getting rid of pokemon you dont want sticking around. I think its even better in expanded since mew can use a double colorless with just a dimension valley. combined with guzma, or lysander you can pick and choose which pokemon becomes oblivion, useful for getting rid of pesky cards like energy intesive decks that requires attaching it to pokemon. its other 2 main attacks are highly questionable, and somewhat situational.
     
  3. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
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    yes thats exactly right, basically a free evolution, ignoring evolution conditions.
     
  4. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
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    yea its pretty much suffers the same fate as other stage 2, it will probably be taken out before it even evolves.
     
  5. TheVong BikaBika
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    looks fun though
     
  6. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    *Looks at set numbers*
    K, so as this is a Johto set we can assume that 001 and 002 are to be Oddish and Gloom (to facilitate Bellossom) and I reckon I have a somewhat good idea of what the others inbetween could be.

    Heck even the Heracross from diamond & pearl (which used the Sugimori art from FRLG) has a better background than this.
     
  7. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    The ability doesn't state "this counts as evolving that pokemon". The ability is basically the old effect of rare candy. Where you didn't have to wait a turn.
     
  8. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    I like the Guts ability heracross a little better. If it would be knocked out by an opponent's pokemon's attack, flip a coin. If heads this pokemon is not knocked out and its remaining HP is 10. You can use this ability every time heracross would be knocked out. Even if you flipped heads the first time or rolled evens.
     
  9. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    They know where I stand.
     
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  10. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Aspiring Trainer
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    Meganium would be so broken if we still had Forest.

    Still a cool card, and Bayleef is my third favorite Pokémon so I'm glad it's back!
     
  11. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    jo94 likes this.
  12. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
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    What the f*ck is this meant to be!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
     
  13. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
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    it can't get hit by zoroark unless they over commit energies too it?
     
    Alex Sableye likes this.
  14. MiniMads The misunderstood Hero of Disasters
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    It has immunity to Zoro. Other than that this card is absolute garbage.
     
    Alex Sableye and Lord Goomy like this.
  15. jperr swoosh
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    who even asked for this
     
    Alex Sableye likes this.
  16. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
    Max Maxwell

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    For a moment I thought "this is a joke". NO! It's a real unusual good card
     
  17. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
    Chrswrites

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    I did not see this coming...
     
    GekkisaiDaiNi likes this.
  18. EdGeorge92 TCG collector
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    Three words.

    FULL. ART. SHUCKLE.
     
    Jenna573, Nyan, Alex Sableye and 12 others like this.
  19. King Quagsire Ruler of Route 212, Scourge of the swamp
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    Remember airy wall mr mime? It would be soooo good if it was like that. (me hoping for the translation to be slightly incorrect)
     
  20. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Not impressed. However Shuckle non-GX is amazing.