Secret Hood and Surprise Box Revealed from ‘Night Unison!’

Two new Item cards, Secret Hood and Surprise Box, have been revealed from SM9a Night Unison! The set will be released in Japan on January 11th. Thanks goes to tunu for the translations!

Secret Hood – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

Prevent all effects of your opponent’s Pokemon’s Abilities done to the Pokemon this card is attached to.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Surprise Box – Trainer
Item

Choose a card from your opponent’s discard pile and put it into their hand.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
    Rcxd9999

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    I'm a bit out of touch with the meta so I'm not sure what you'd use have Secret Hood for in the current meta but Surprise Box could work quite well with the recently revealed Malamar to put a Pokemon GX in your opponent's hand and then discard it again and use one of it's attacks.
     
  2. jinjitsu Aspiring Trainer
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    Suprise Box looks like a really fun combination with stuff like the new Malamar or Gengar Tag-Team maybe more in the future.
    Secret Hood could be a strong counter against Decidueye, Alolan-Muk, or even Garbador in expanded because you could protect your own abilities if necessary. I think this one could play a huge role in future deck making.
     
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  3. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
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    Surprise Box seems like a good card against Granbull.
     
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  4. Darryl Fisher Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm not sure that surprise box will be good but it could be fun.

    I actually think secret hood could be ok. It can shut off Alolan Muk, Hoopa, or it could prevent Lycanroc from targeting them.
     
  5. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    Surprise Box.... don't know man; cuz if you combo it w/new dark Malamar, we still have to remember that some attacks like Blacehpelon's can't really be copied in the sense that no fire energy==0 dmg.
     
  6. Wechselbalg ultra biatch
    Wechselbalg

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    Both of these seem kinda gimmicky tbh but unless Field Blower will be back in fashion that hood could be useful, depending on the meta.
     
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  7. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    SURPRISE!: ...what can this be used for? Gumshoos ULP, Dusknoir BUS? That could work...
    Fume Hood: Disrupting protector. Protects from A-Muk, Slakoth, Glaceon GX, etc.
     
  8. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    How is the surprise box gonna help the player?
     
  9. Hexogen Merc W140
    Hexogen

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    Inb4 Secret Rare Surprise Box :D
     
  10. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    You could use it to copy and attack from a Pokémon that you returned to their hand with Malamar from the same set. Another use would be an additional 50 damage with Gengar & Mimikyu GX if you use it to return a trainer card to their hand.
     
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  11. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
    PlatinumDude

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    The new Malamar for one, which lets you discard a Pokemon from the opponent's hand to copy one of that Pokemon's non-GX attacks.

    Edit: semi-Greninja'd
     
  12. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    With this new device, you can turn your pokemon into a nun!
    Just attach it as a pokemon tool to one of your pokemon and... wola!
    Your pokemon is a nun.
    But wait...
    If you buy now you get a second one for no extra charge!
    What's stopping you?
    Call today at 123-456-7890!
     
  13. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
    Blinkehyo

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    Malamar the anime protag
     
  14. jinjitsu Aspiring Trainer
    jinjitsu

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    I don't think it can actually shut off the ability of Hoopa from Shining Legends because the ability doesn't affect your Pokemon.
     
  15. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

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    That is the translation
     
  16. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
    MoFoTY86

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    Surprise Box with the new Malamar could be an interesting combo.
     
  17. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
    Lanstar

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    I bet Secret Hood will see plenty of play in each format because of how it stops abilities that negate other abilities. Yes, field blower exists to counter it, but the effect of the tool works immediately on its attachment, and it does not turn off your opponent's abilities that Alolan Muk/Garb/Wobbufet could also negate. Protection from Lycanroc, Frogs, and Owls is also a nice thing if matchups rely on it.
     
  18. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    The secret hood gives me an RPG vibe~ :cool:
     
  19. Overheat Aspiring Trainer
    Overheat

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    Secret Hood The Ultimate counter to Greninja GXs Ability!! Yaaaaas
     
  20. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?
    DKQuagmire

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    surprise box is actually kinda funny. not sure how much use it will get. but the new malamar and/ or gengar/ mimikyu tag team gx might find a use for it.