Pinsir and Tauros from SM9!

Both Pinsir and Tauros have been revealed from SM9 Tag Bolt. The set will release in Japan in December and will then make up part of our February set Team Up. Thanks goes to tunu for the translations!

Pinsir – Grass – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Grip and Squeeze: 30 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[G][C][C] Guillotine Hug: Flip 2 coins. If both are heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Knocked Out.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Tauros – Colorless – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Raging Swarm: 10+ damage. This attack does 10 more damage for each damage counter on all of your Tauros (including Tauros-GX) in play.

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

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  1. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
    Max Maxwell

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    OMG this Tauros is incredible :eek:
     
  2. Yoyo Chen Aspiring Trainer
    Yoyo Chen

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    I see a tauros deck coming =)
     
  3. Mega Mewthree... A new threat has appeared.
    Mega Mewthree...

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    A full bench of Tauros GX and a shrine of punishment. This deck would be OP. And it only takes DCE to attack.
     
  4. Audiofreak19 Aspiring Trainer
    Audiofreak19

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    Pinsir with victini flips. I wanna see it
     
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  5. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  6. DrakenNinja Aspiring Trainer
    DrakenNinja

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    Fun card, I could see this work with garb. Your oponent discards all trainers(Items) to lessen the damage with this tag team but then you're hitting with garp or your oponents keeps all trainers to avoid garp and then you are hitting with this
     
  7. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    C+V TTGX: Woah! That’s... kind of underwhelming. Confusion is underrated, and you end up being able to do massive damage with the help if more support Pokémon like Infernape and Seviper show up. Solar Beam is just really mundane. The GX attack is really good. Like, REALLY GOOD. IT does boil down to being a better version of Gardevoir’s GX attack, but it’s still insane. I wouldn’t play it, but it’s a good card nonetheless.
     
  8. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    G+M TTGX: Holy canned ravioli, I like this already. Anything with a 50x multiplier is good in my book. The GX attack, unlike some GX attacks we’ve seen, ties in nicely with the attack, and the attack is GOOD. The fact that is says “trainer” and not “item” is even better. The only problem with this is winning the Prize race. At 240 HP AND worth three Prize cards, it’s a game of speed and consistency. Blacephalon would most likely outright win against this deck. Heck, it only needs two attacks. Zoroark 2HKOs it, Granbull 2HKOs it, and all sorts of messes come up here. But, with this being a Basic and being able to start wrecking face on turn 2... it’s just a big issue.


    Oh, and @Water Pokémon Master, that’s Poltergeist, not Poltergist.
     
  9. TSA123 e
    TSA123

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    Fun card but Zoroark can take 3 prizes in one hit so no thanks
     
  10. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
    Tytus

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    Kind of underwhelming for me at least considering something with such great power in the meta right now can 1 hit knock out thing.
     
  11. TheRealBro.. Relax
    TheRealBro..

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    I wish the money was spent for myself : P Then this would be a good idea.
     
  12. Brancus Aspiring Trainer
    Brancus

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    Zoroark can oneshot it because of weakness
     
  13. AngryBokoblin Aspiring Trainer
    AngryBokoblin

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    If your opponent plays a Koko when your playing that Tauros, you have to make that Tauros's face.
     
  14. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
    Sombres

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    Dies in one hit to a single attachment from the most popular attacker around

    Pls

    Play gengar mimi with luxio I guess
     
  15. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
    Sombres

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    Celebi is my fav. However, it's gonna take some work to use this grass tag team. At least it doesn't faint to a single zoroark hit.
     
  16. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

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    I was so looking forward to seeing what the Gengar & Mimikyu GX does and....it's bad. Quite dissapointed by it.
     
  17. Nyora How long is my hair?
    Nyora

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    Blowers + Sudo say no ko.
    MGTTGX sucks, it’s really bad. The only redeeming factor is the GX attack, and that’s only just barely. It’s only damage source is your opponent’s hand, and it gives up 3 Prizes. No thanks.
     
  18. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Gengar and Mimikyu TTGX - This is the most cheapest TTGX in terms of the ACs. The atks are promising and so many things that can pull out of it. Like Garb or some sort. The last Pokémon we've seen having the Poltergeist atk was Trevenant and it saw no play and dependent with AOR Vileplume. The GX is always nuts. 5 Geodudes. Oops, 4 because Zoroark can OHKO it.
    • Tauros - I saw that TAUROS-GX will make a comeback. Damage Mover won't help since: 1.)Burning cards won't help since no essential way to recover items back. 2.) 30 dmg is low. 4 Geodudes
    • Pinsir - Another Victini thing. But it won't help because it flips 2 coins to KO something and it has 25% chance of happening (w/o Victini). 3 Geodudes
     
  19. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
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    I have a feeling Malamar decks (specifically more "toolbox" variants) just get better and better with these tag team cards that can work really well with not only Malamar, but Marshadow-GX paired with Malamar to copy these attacks from the discard pile and only take 2 prizes instead of 3 (So much for the argument of Zoroark taking a knockout for half of your prizes).

    Anyways, as a once semi-devoted Zoroark / Alolan Golem player on PokeBeach Tournaments let me tell you that using Alolan Golem's GX attack to block cards being played from the hand was almost similar to just taking an extra turn. All your opponent could do was draw a card, use abilities, retreat and attack. Nothing else. Sure it doesn't do any damage unlike Golem, but this is on a basic Pokemon instead of a stage 2 and it only costs 2 Psychics instead of 2 Lightning and 2 Colorless, something which can be easily charged on via Malamar.

    Other things I want to note: This GX attack with 2 Psychic energies attached should be hilarious against Granbull decks because they can't burn their hand.
     
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  20. Wechselbalg

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    Both attacks are nice (I think some people forget the fact that it uses both trainers and items to calculate the damage) but it's weak to Zoroark and gives 3 prizes...Maybe (and that's a big maybe) a 1-of in Malamar with Marshadow.

    Pinsir&Tauros: Meme decks incoming! Alright, maybe the Tauros will actually be good. The illustration is pretty cool at least.