Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Pidgeot Revealed from ‘SM9’!

Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Pidgeot have just been revealed from SM9 Tag Bolt. The set will be released in Japan in December and will make up part of our February set Team Up. Thanks goes to tunu for the translations!

Pidgey – Colorless – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Collect: Draw a card.

[C][C] Gust: 20 damage.

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


Pidgeotto– Colorless – HP60
Stage 1 – Evolves from Pidgey

Ability: Air Mail
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may look at the top 2 cards of your deck. Choose 1 of them and put it into your hand. Put the other card on the bottom of your deck.

[C][C] Gust: 30 damage.

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


Pidgeot– Colorless – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Pidgeotto

[C][C] Whirlwind: 60 damage. Your opponent switches their Active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Spin Storm: Your opponent puts their Active Pokemon and all of the cards attached to it into their hand.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 0

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  1. Yen Aspiring Trainer
    Yen

    Advanced Member Member

    I smell some Pidgeotto/Marcago synergy here.

    Also this is better than A-Sandslash "draw one card" ability so Unown HAND decks have more options

    Edit: Elm can even grab the Pidgeotto line which makes it more swell for a bench sitter
     
  2. Panzerolas Aspiring Trainer
    Panzerolas

    Member

    loooks solid
     
  3. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

    Member

    With the reveal of the Pidgey line, so it appears Tag Teams take priority over dex order.

    I wonder if Pidgey #2 will have 60HP, that'd be funny sharing the same health as its evolution.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
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  4. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    Too bad Pidgeotto is getting it's Base Set HP.. on the other hand, Elm can find this sibling
     
  5. Wechselbalg

    Member

    Uhhh, I'm not too sure about Magcargo+Pidgeotto. Two otherwise useless stage 1 bench sitters...I mean, what deck can afford/needs this exactly?
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
  6. Pidgiot could really mess with stage 2 decks
     
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  7. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

    Member

    We don't know that there will be another pidgey
     
  8. IvanAipom93 Ice/Electric type member
    IvanAipom93

    Member

    Low HP is a problem, but it gives unlimited access for Elm to both Basic and Stage 1 (so you evolve straight the next turn).

    Talking about the card, I repeat, 60 HP is a problem (easily destroyed by damage spread decks and similar); but also, one free Acro Bike every turn is not something to undersee. That's REALLY interesting, has synergy with some popular decks, and is useful so everyone.
     
  9. Alolan Vivillon Aspiring Trainer
    Alolan Vivillon

    Member

    If you look at the numbers on the cards, the Pidgey is 67 and the Pidgeotto is 69, meaning theres almost certainly another Pidgey.
     
  10. Joldilocks Aspiring Trainer
    Joldilocks

    News Staff Member

  11. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

    Member

    wow that's actually a really good GX attack, oh also the art is slick but all the tag team GX art has been nice
     
  12. Wechselbalg

    Member

    This one's pretty meh, but the GX attack is sweet. Then again it still costs way too much and I don't really see SLG Venusaur becoming meta anytime soon.
     
  13. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

    Member

    With 5 energy, that gx attack is crazy! Maybe pair this with vikavolt or SHL venusaur for energy acceleration. Really nice art too
     
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  14. TheRealBro.. Relax
    TheRealBro..

    Member

    Allright, so after the crazy expensive christmas weeks I'm gonna have to sell some furniture to get the money for the three cases I need from this set.

    Venusaur looks majestic again!! Flash backs to the Base Set card anyone? Oh and Celebi makes the card even more epic.
     
  15. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
    Kent Freeze

    Advanced Member Member

    Well, it's not weak to fighting....
     
  16. Professor_jplap Did somebody say "PIZZA"???
    Professor_jplap

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  17. Ilir Nikqi Aspiring Trainer
    Ilir Nikqi

    Member

    blacepheon gx turn 2 = 3 prizes
     
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  18. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
    birdboy2000

    Member

    The Pidgeotto is excellent and I hope it gets a Pidgeot worth evolving into someday.
     
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  19. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

    Member

    I love this because it looks like Celebi is going to physically assault the opposing Pokemon using Venusaur's vine as a baton.

    I'll take 4.
     
  20. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
    Swampert Full Art

    Member

    I really like it, I hope they make Blastoise too. But honesty, I wish they would do the tag teams art like the regular GXs. This hand drawn art just does not really look right on these imo.