Onix-GX, Starmie-GX, and More from New Brock & Misty ‘Trainer Battle Decks!’

Six cards have just been revealed from two newly announced decks – “Trainer Battle Deck: Brock of Pewter City Gym” and “Trainer Battle Deck: Misty of Cerulean City Gym.” They will release on January 25th in Japan. Thanks goes to tunu for the translations!

Onix-GX – Fighting – HP200
Basic Pokemon

[F] Bind: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[F][C][C][C][C] Heavy Impact: 150 damage.

[F][C][C][C][C] Avalanche Rock GX: 200 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon takes 100 less damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance). (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Brock’s Training – Trainer
Supporter

Attach an Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix-GX, Cubone, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, or Sudowoodo.

You may only play 1 Supporter card  during your turn (before you attack).


Brock’s Pewter City Gym – Trainer
Stadium

Onix-GX (both yours and your opponent’s) take 40 less damage from the opponent’s attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.


Starmie-GX – Water – HP190
Stage 1 – Evolves from Staryu

[W] Star Stream: 40 damage. Attach 2 [W] Energy cards from your discard pile to 1 of your Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Spinning Attack: 100 damage.

[C] Hydro Pump GX: 40+ damage. This attack does 40 more damage for each [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game).

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Misty’s Water Manipulation – Trainer
Supporter

Move any number of [W] Energy from your Pokemon to your Psyduck, Horsea, Staryu, Starmie-GX, Magikarp, Gyarados, or Lapras in any way you like.

You may only play 1 Supporter card  during your turn (before you attack).


Misty’s Cerulean City Gym – Trainer
Stadium

Starmie-GX (both yours and your opponent’s) does 40 more damage to the opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

The decks, their cards, and the poses of some of the artwork are an obvious callback to the Gym Heroes set.

Onix joins the very exclusive “not fully evolved” GX club.

The Supporters likely confirm the decks will contain the Pokemon they mention, like Gyarados for Misty and Golem for Brock.

The decks will come with a deck, a deckbox, sleeves, a coin, damage counters, a (paper?) playmat, and a storage box.

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  1. itmealice Aspiring Trainer
    itmealice

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    The Misty stuff is GORGEOUS, including that new card! And Starmie doesn't seem half bad
     
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  2. gema5 Aspiring Trainer
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    Lol I loved the new combo mechanic. Misty will surely have a strong deck, this starmie is to OP! (With the stadium, wich is wich is broken)
     
  3. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    Will there be one of these for all Gym leaders? Alakazam-GX PLEASE???
    Oh wait, Kadabra...
     
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  4. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
    Cybno

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    ...Onix is actually a pretty good wall card and Starmie isn’t even THAT bad.
     
  5. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

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    Onix will be the new meta. One energy for 30 and maybe paralysis. 50 w diancie 80 w band 100 w kukui. Etc. Oh and i forgot fliptini
     
  6. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

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    Will we get these in english?
     
  7. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    I like that the artwork is taken from the let’s go games
     
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  8. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    ... those are oddly specific trainer cards. I like them though!
     
  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    No one will ever know. Maybe some will be promos or maybe some will be thrown in a set, or some will be just being forgotten forever like the Ash one.
    • Onix- GX - love the HP, but the attacks are unforgivable, you know fighting decks don't have any energy recovery, talk that to Buzzwole. Heck F 30 paralysis can do a niche thing. 3-4 Geodudes because it may seen play as a stall Mon. Also, Grass is a good weakness to have.
    • Starmie-GX - I love the first atk but I still put my bets on NagaQuag, they accel energy without consuming a turn. Heck the main atk can OHKO Blacephalon which is still the one of the best GX in the format. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Pewter City Gym/Cerulean City Gym - good card but with downsides, only specialized to one Pokemon only, and completely outclassed by Brooklet Hill, period. 3 Geodudes Heck both Staryu and Onix needs Brooklet Hill though.
    • Brock's Training/Misty's Water Manipulation - not a fan, too specialized. Heck, these specialized mon don't see play at all (Sorry if I am too negative this time.). 3 Geodudes
     
  10. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    DOES POKEMON ACTIVELY WANT PEOPLE TO PLAY STALL (or zoroark)
    Onix
    Basic
    200 hp
    +stadium 40
    +bracer things 50
    290 hp
    Also, with fliptini, it paralyzes 3 out of 4 turns.
    And diance PS makes it do 50 a turn
    while paralyzing
    and having 290 hp
    and hitting weakness on zoroark
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
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  11. Lord Goomy It’s the Beast Game.
    Lord Goomy

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    Onix? Not Steelix? Excuse-
    Oh, hi Brock.
    Onix GX is tanky. It’s something I’d play as an attacker and everyone else play as a tank. It has really good HP and okay damage, but for insane energy costs. If you can attach a Fighting on turn one and then get the T1 Kiawe, you’re gold.
    Brock’s Training is busted, but specialized. Powers up an Onix in one turn less. Also doesn’t specify for basic energy, so DCE attachments work as well. However, I’d like everyone to remember that the current Standard Format has no Geodude, Graveler, or Golem.
    Brock’s Gym is really good for literally one Pokémon. But, at what it does, it surpasses all.
    Starmie GX is good for energy acceleration (and pretty good at that) and combined with Aqua Patch can be an energy accelerating machine. The rest isn’t that good.
    Misty’s Water Manipulation is one card for the price of two. Or two for the price of two... the question is, is this or Quagsire better?
    Misty’s Gym, well, 40 damage isn’t bad to have, even for just one Pokémon, but it can hit 170 with this and a ‘Band.

    That’s what I think. See ya!
     
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  12. Lord Goomy It’s the Beast Game.
    Lord Goomy

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    TPCI: YOU WILL LIKE BROCK AND MISTY AS YOUR FAVORITE GYM LEADERS! YOU WILL LOVE THEM WITH ALL YOUR HEART! YOU WILL LOVE THEM OR ELSE!
     
  13. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

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    Onix is a really good wall and with those support cards seems viable at least as a rouge deck.

    Starmie is pretty underwhelming. Sure it accelerates energy to itself but water already has plenty of energy acceleration that is probably more consistent. Although, Starmie would allow you to save bench space. Speculating on the card I think it will probably do best in a full water box that utilizes heavy counts of the new gyrados and Vaporeon GX.
     
  14. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang

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    wow that's some crazy good cards
     
  15. N0w is it too much to ask for something like that with Iris and Hydreigon? Or Zinnia? Maybe Drayden?
     
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  16. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
    CynderDarkov

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    I'm not really loving any of these cards. Like I see the potential but they're kind of boring to me.
     
  17. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
    ForeverRanger91

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    Onix is asking for more stall.
     
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  18. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    I NEED THAT MISTY COIN
     
  19. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
    paulyd84

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    Love the packs here the art is a great throwback to the original japanese gym decks!
     
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  20. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
    The-Kaiser

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    as a Collector for 20 years now im hopeing everything we see here gets English print and those coins will be sold for big monies on ebay i bet