Electrode from SM9 Revealed!

A brand new Electrode from SM9 Tag Bolt has just been revealed! The set will release in Japan in December, and will then be combined into our Team Up set in February. Thanks goes to bangiras for translations!

Electrode – Lightning – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Voltorb

Ability: Energy Shaker
Once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand to Evolve a Pokemon, you may move any number of [L] Energy cards attached to your Pokemon to your other Pokemon in any way you like.

[L][C] Speed Ball: 50 damage.

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

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  1. Professor_jplap Incineroar approves good grammar
    Professor_jplap

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    Love the art
     
    Orias likes this.
  2. Luplayz Ominous
    Luplayz

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    oooh, Lightning Lunala GX
     
  3. Plaquesanta ೭੧(❛〜❛✿)੭೨
    Plaquesanta

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    That could make for a cute Zeraora deck with a couple of Naganadels, if there were enough bench space. Beast ring onto an electric Beast would probably be easier to pull off
     
  4. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

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    Slightly worse quagsire, except for lightning decks. I like it though
     
  5. GekkisaiDaiNi Morphed
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    Love the art & it's semi-useful so thats a plus. Though honestly I can only see it being used in some kind of fringe Zeraora deck.
     
  6. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
    Heviin

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    Pikachu Tag GX for a surprise 4 prize KO!
     
    Keau and Kent Freeze like this.
  7. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    BTECH AROMATISSE
     
  8. Wechselbalg

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    Cute ability, but the illustration is great!
     
    Starsoulklr likes this.
  9. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

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    Muscle Pad doesn't have a negative effect!!!!! It has a bonus (+50HP) and a requirement that the equipped pokemon need to have 4 retreat cost to get +50HP. THERE IS NO NEGATIVE EFFECT.

    Please ask a question that makes sense
     
    TatsuyaOrimuta and Starsoulklr like this.
  10. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
    EpicShonenGuy

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    Zeraora GX/Electrode/Naganadel deck incoming
     
  11. SharKing I won't bite... much.
    SharKing

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    So basically, a Lightning-only Stage 1 version of Shaymin from Unleashed. Sure, Electrode can move things like Rainbow Energy (since the Ability doesn't say "basic Lightning Energy"), but still... meh.
     
  12. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    THAT ART IS SOOO GOOD!
     
  13. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc

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    Nice for late game Zeraora-GX. Also the art is good
     
  14. Pokebait Aspiring Trainer
    Pokebait

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    good card for fun deck
     
  15. Fafnirchaos Aspiring Trainer
    Fafnirchaos

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    Unsure about the new absols ability from dark order however it may be a good counter against those tanky stall decks.
     
  16. TheRealBro.. Relax
    TheRealBro..

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    Art inspired by the Yoshi Yarn series. Works well with Elektrode because Elektrode art is often quite boring (because of it's design)
     
  17. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

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    Oof, this card sucks. But i said that about Blacephalon GX AND Naganadel so idk
     
  18. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Electrode - this reminds me of Unleashed Shaymin which won Worlds. L decks will go nuts on this, Naganadel and Koko will also go nuts. 4-5 Geodudes
     
  19. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

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    I've actually seen a decent Quagsire deck in my local ComicbookShop. It had some kinks to work out, but it looked really good. And this, compared to other electrodes? Eh, well it's not the worst electrode ive seen. But may be good in the upcoming tag bolt pre-release in January
     
  20. PIXELMAGE Pokemon and Anime Loving Memelord
    PIXELMAGE

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    Bad version of Shaymin from Triumphant lol