Ninetales, Ponyta, and Rapidash from SM9 Revealed!

Ninetales, Ponyta, and Rapidash have been revealed to be a part of Japan’s SM9 Tag Bolt set! The set will release in Japan this December and will then be part of our Team Up set in February. Thanks goes to tunu for translations!

Ninetales – Fire – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Vulpix

Ability: Nine Tails’ Invite
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard 2 [R] Energy cards from your hand. If you do, switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.

[R][C][C] Flame Tail: 90 damage.

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


Ponyta – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Live Coal: 10 damage.

[R][R] Stomp: 10+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage.

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


Rapidash – Fire – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Ponyta

[R] Searing Flame: 20 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

[R][R] Agility: 60 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokémon during your opponent’s next turn.

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

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  1. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    1-1 line Ninetales in Blacephalon gx/Naganadel decks
     
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  2. Zipplip Aspiring Trainer
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    Rapidash is whatever.

    But Ninetails, oh boy. In standard, this will be an awesome tech in Blacephalon/Naganadel, while in Expanded, this is just free blacksmith energy.
     
  3. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
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    Rapidash- oof
    Ninetales- op card in blaceph naga decks
     
  4. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    Even with Aqua Patch, you need to do something else while you're powering this thing up on the bench – 300 HP might be the new record, but this meta has a healthy damage output such that giving up 3 prizes for it by leaving it in active is NG.

    edit: it's obviously real, I doubt anyone is at the level of faking Arita art
     
  5. Anselm Sim Aspiring Trainer
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    Hmm might needa splash some energy retrievals to make it even more consistent
     
  6. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
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    Welp! Cake Pops just got a little better.
     
  7. Wechselbalg

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    Uhhh that Ninetales ability is low-key broken...
     
  8. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    That is a beautiful Ninetales! So glad that it's actually good as it makes energy retrievals a guaranteed pokemon catcher in any fire deck!!
     
  9. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
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    Ninetales should see play because ditto prism is a thing, and cake pop has room for techs
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Heh? It’s not Alolan this time?
     
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  11. Quilnation Aspiring Trainer
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    Meza like
     
  12. Quilnation Aspiring Trainer
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    Oopsie, you commented on the wrong post
     
  13. Jonathan Eby Aspiring Trainer
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    I glad we finally got a Fire Vulpix line again
     
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  14. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
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    So this is the first non-Alolan Pokémon we've gotten in the SM Series that has an Alolan form?
     
  15. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

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    Nope! We got a regular Persian in Burning Shadows :p
     
  16. The Almighty Bidoof Aspiring Trainer
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    and Raichu-GX
     
  17. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    No hiding on the bench anymore. With Ninetales....
    NOTHING CAN ESCAPE THE KILLER CLOWN!
     
  18. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm always a fan of bench/active switching manipulation effects so I can dig Ninetales.
     
  19. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Dragonite appears really good. I feel like it would in theory be interesting with virizion as you could string trainers and utilize Virizion's GX attack if you ever needed the bench space for something else.
     
  20. Joldilocks Aspiring Trainer
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