Zapdos from ‘CoroCoro Ichiban’ Revealed!

A new Zapdos promo will be included in the January issue of CoroCoro Ichiban magazine. Thanks goes to tunu for the translation!

Zapdos – Lightning – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Hurricane Call: Flip 4 coins. For each heads, search your deck for a [L] Energy and attach it to 1 of your Pokemon-GX or Pokemon-EX. Then, shuffle your deck.

[L][L][C] Sky High Claws: 100 damage.

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

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  1. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    When are they going to stop making such game-breaking cards?
    I’m getting tired of this blatant power creep
     
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  2. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Great for a zeraora deck or a deck that uses colorless energy requirements
     
  3. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    I think it's the status quo Ash. Most people are just comfortable with having a static meta where all the best decks are known.
     
    Alex Sableye likes this.
  4. Wechselbalg

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    What is this, a non-GX card that has GX support instead of GX hate? Wow.
     
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  5. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    You’d expect it to be for NON GX Pokémon, but here we are, shakin’ things up. It’s too good.
     
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  6. K_la Aspiring Trainer
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    Perhaps it's just me, but not only do I disagree with it being broken, I'd go as far as saying it's mediocre at best. The energy requirements are the same as the statistical increase in energy from its attack... I'll skip out on wasting turns energizing this card when a magnezone, also not broken, is more efficient.
     
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  7. Fafnirchaos Aspiring Trainer
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    Well at least its weak against itself, can help set up Raichu-GX, or Raikou GX's attack against a Rayquaza deck.
     
  8. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Double Colorless + it only works off coin flips? Seems too gimmicky to work consistently.
     
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  9. SharKing I won't bite... much.
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    I see a bunch of people in the comments failing to see this post as the obvious sarcasm it is, and here I am just laughing my butt off. XD
     
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  10. Alex Sableye Official Pokemon Connoisseur of the Unova Region
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    Umm....
     
  11. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law
     
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  12. Wechselbalg

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    Throw a Victini into the mix /s
     
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Zapdos - energy accel for a coin flip and cost DCE, I don't know if I'll go for this. 3 Geodudes
     
  14. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Guys, he was making a joke.
     
  15. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
    BrianFrobey

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    This is pretty good tbh. For a DCE you're accelerating 2 lightning energy from deck on average.
     
  16. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
    professor layton

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    Jesus y’all don’t have an ounce of sarcasm in you
     
  17. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
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    Any electric type currently benefit from a lot of energy in the discard (without shuffling it back?) Feels like there's some potential in a Zapdos chain if the right partner existed, it can certainly thin a lot of lightning fast if you for some reason wanted to.
     
  18. AshCo Ladies' Man Extraordinaire
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    Honestly, it's really hard to tell with the way you wrote out your comment, and with the way some people on here actually do treat the game like that it's easy to assume you were being serious. My mistake for not realizing it earlier, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people are actually serious about the game like that, so I immediately jumped on it because I WAS irritated. Don't fault people when your comment was too vague to tell.

    (And yes, I did delete my comment, again, I admit to that, I was feeling embarrassed about having not realized you were sarcastic. Sorry about that one, in hindsight I really shouldn't have.)
     
  19. SharKing I won't bite... much.
    SharKing

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    That's actually very worrying, with all the playful sarcasm that regularly shows up in the articles themselves.
     
  20. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
    RiverShock

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    I don't see why missing the supposedly obvious sarcasm is surprising. It's a decent card. Not super-broken, not garbage. Your comment could have been genuine OR sarcastic, depending on your opinion of the card (which we can't tell, since we're not psychic).