‘Lost Thunder’ Prerelease Promos!

The prerelease promos for Lost Thunder will be Suicune (SM149), Raikou (SM150), Giratina (SM151), and Tapu Lele (SM152). Each will feature brand new artwork that hasn’t been seen in Japan yet.

Suicune – Water – HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Frozen Current
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may have your opponent switch their Active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon.

[W][C][C] Aurora Gain: 70 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Raikou – Lightning – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[L][C] Lost Voltage: 30 damage. If you have any [L] Energy in the Lost Zone, this attack does 90 more damage.

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


Giratina – Psychic – HP130
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Torn Door
Once during your turn (before you attack), if this Pokemon is in your discard pile, you may play it onto your Bench. Then, put 1 damage counter on 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

[P][P][C] Shadow Impact: 130 damage. Put 4 damage counters on 1 of your Pokemon.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3


Tapu Hehe – Fairy – HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Charm Charm
Once during your turn (before your attack), when you attach Fairy Charm to this Pokemon, you may leave your opponent’s Active Pokemon Confused.

[Y][C][C] Magical Shot: 70 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 1

Lost Thunder prereleases will take place from October 20th to October 28th. The set will then hit store shelves on November 2nd. It will be the largest set in the game’s history with over 210 cards coming from three Japanese sets — SM7a Thunderclap Spark, SM7b Fairy Rise, and SM8 Explosive Impact.

You can see all of the English set’s product images in this news story.

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  1. AlphaVoxel a.k.a. Professor Rosewood
    AlphaVoxel

    Forum Mod Member

    Giratina Promo! That means Giratina Staff Promo! :O
     
  2. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
    GamePhoenix

    Member

    If I get the Raikou and lost mixer I will be unstoppable in the prerelease!
     
  3. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

    Member

    Whoa. I usually don't get too excited for the prerelease promos. Whatever I get is fine with me. But that Giratina?! Yes, please! Raikou's an awesome choice too. And at least the artwork for both Suicune and Tapu Lele look very nice.
     
  4. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
    Blob55

    Member

    Is this really getting 210 cards for English release?! That's double the Japanese set and 110 seems more accurate.
     
  5. Trent Piland Aspiring Trainer
    Trent Piland

    Member

    Ooo weee I definitely want that Giratina!!
     
  6. Zero Umbreon Probably a human
    Zero Umbreon

    Member

    Ok, my opinion on these (In pre-release only):

    Suicune: 4/4 The best of the bunch. GREAT ability, good attack with a easy attack cost and really good effect.
    Raikou: 2/4 Meh. You’re probably not going to get any energy into the Lost Zone in a pre-release. HP is good and if you do get some energy in it could be OK, but not great.
    Giratina: 3/4 This one’s only second best because of the clunky attack cost and ability. In a pre-release, reviving a Pokémon isn’t too helpful, but on the other hand, the attack plus ability will allow you to knock out multiple Pokémon at once, which is great in a game where people will have really weak Pokémon on the bench.
    Tapu Lele: 1/4 Yeah, unless you pull a Fairy Charm or get one with the preset cards, this is not really good at all. With no DCE, the attack is too low powered to have no effect.
    My general opinion is that Suicune and Giratina are really good, Raikou and Tapu Lele not so much. Also, they’re all basics, which is interesting. If Giratina can get rolling, not much is going to stop it, but Suicune can shove anything and everything back to the bench, then heal itself with Aurora Gain. If you’re lucky enough to get energy into the Lost Zone or a Fairy Charm, the other two could be OK as well.
     
  7. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Baby Blacephalon next quarter :)
    MegaAbsol10

    Member

    Poor Entei, he's missed out. Seriously though, Giratina is going to be expensive.
     
  8. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Yep. 210.

    Charmed Charm? Really? That’s worse than Big Wheel.
     
  9. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

    Member

    Giratina is the promo? Oh wow, now I know which one I hope to get.
     
  10. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
    Blob55

    Member

    How on Earth?! Are they going to make future sets this big so they don't have to deal with Special Sets?
     
  11. Luplayz I missed my 1 year anniversary by 10 days. hooray
    Luplayz

    Member

    YEAH
     
  12. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

    Member

    Wow. Very nice promos!
     
  13. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
    AshCo

    Member


    It's just the way we keep up with Japan's release schedule nowadays. They release new sets all the time so to compensate we get these behemoth sets akin to the e series. I doubt special sets (If you mean like Shining Legends, Generations, etc.) Are going anywhere though.

    Also, great promo selection this time around! Raikou looks great, and giratina getting one is a welcome surprise.
     
  14. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
    Cybno

    Member

    O W O
     
  15. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

    Member

    Lele with Magearna seems super tedious to play agaianst
     
  16. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

    Member

    I’m gonna get em off eBay like I did with last lot. Giratina may be the one worth the most but that’s what you all said about kyogre in CS but I got him for £9.99 so giratina will probably be the same
     
  17. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
    Blob55

    Member

    So will it come with Tunderclap Spark and Fairy Rise? Cards?
     
  18. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Baby Blacephalon next quarter :)
    MegaAbsol10

    Member

    Thunderclap Spark, Fairy Rise and Super Burst Impact will all be in our Lost Thunder
     
  19. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
    Blob55

    Member

    So it has like... 30-50 Secret/Ultra Rares?

    111 (Lost Thunder) + 73 (Thunderclap Spark) + 63 (Fairy Rise) - 5 (Duplicates between LOT and TCS) = 242
     
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  20. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    No, they just had a bunch of cards from random places they haven’t given us.
    It helps that the two Japan sets are particularly large.