Kartana and Hypno from ‘Full Metal Wall!’

A new Grass-type Kartana and a new Hypno have just been revealed from SM9b Full Metal Wall! The set will release in Japan on February 1st.

Kartana – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[G] Big Finish: 10+ damage. If you have exactly 4 Prize card remaining, this attack does 120 more damage.

[G][C][C] False Swipe: Flip a coin. If heads, put damage counters on your opponent’s Active Pokemon until its remaining HP is 10.

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

(Can’t wait to play this at Unbroken Bonds prereleases!)


Hypno – Psychic – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Howifeelrightnowcuzits1am

Ability: Inviting Pendulum
Whenever your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Knocked Out, you may flip a coin. If heads, choose your opponent’s new Active Pokemon from their Bench.

[P][C][C] Rock the Brain: 30+ damage. This attack does 10 more damage for each card in your opponent’s hand.

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

Thanks goes to Tunu and Totolaw for the translations!

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  1. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    Neither of them appear to be very good but Kartana could be in a fun deck in expanded where you have Victini (Noble Victories) and you combo Kartana's False Swipe with something that can inflict poison from the bench with it's ability or use something like Hypno-Toxic Laser to essentially turn Kartana into a Pokemon that can KO anything with 75% accuracy (or even combo it with something like Dusknoir that can move damage counters and use it to move them in such a way that you could eventually claim all 6 prize cards at once.)
     
  2. ShuffleMcDeck Break hearts, not the meta.
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    *Drake turning away* Standard Kartana
    *Drake approving* Expanded Kartana
     
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  3. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Hypno is interesting and appears to have more potential than kartana. Although there is little bench space available in malamar spread I could see Hypno being used in a deck like this as a one of because of ditto because with spell tag controlling your opponents new active is quite good.
     
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  4. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Actually Kartana is great. The first attack is a reverse Buzzwole non-GX in that you need to have four prize cards remaining and it hits from 10 damage more than Buzzwole. Also consider that Lurantis Promo is still available.
     
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  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Kartana - this is nuts! This will be use as a revenge KO atkr in some decks that play GXs, sucks it has 70 HP and sucks that it can be Elm'd. But it has free RC which is always awesome. Maybe Zoroark? Zoroark can throw a Rainbow on it as a revenge atkr for KOing... Wait. If YOU have! Oh I see, still. You KO a GX, then the opponent Revenge KO your active, then 1 G and do 130. Cool! Useful in some Shrine decks. 5 Geodudes
    • Hypno - use Ditto and rule the game! 4 Geodudes
     
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  6. Anton Piccio Aspiring Trainer
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    If zoropod would see play, or plainly pods, Kartana is an auto inclusion for pivot.
     
  7. Yoyo Chen Aspiring Trainer
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    kartana with the new koga supporter anyone? =)
     
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  8. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Hmmm....

    Kartana=Reverse Baby Buzzwole.....
    Baby Buzzwole-
    Buzzwole GX
    Kartana-
    BUZZ & PHERO TAG TEAM!
     
  9. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Also: That Hypno is so scary; the trigger is a coin flip, but its just the fact that you opponent can just completely mess up any strategy you have.
     
  10. Wechselbalg ultra biatch
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    Kartana is good in Expanded because that format has relevant grass weak pokemon, and it also fits nicely into Zoropod as a 1 prize tech. In Standard it's just alright for now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  11. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    It is the same idea as the raticate break deck
     
  12. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Kartana’s attack is actually inferior to Buzz because you can at maximum use it twice maybe less with Lurantis Promo and a Choice Band. But holy crap, 130 for 1? Sounds like a good card to me! False Swipe isn’t anything new, but it’s a fun card nonetheless.
    Hypno: I like this card. It has a mechanic we haven’t really seen before, and the effect is pretty cool. Then again, so is Lapras from Lost Thunder, but we’re not going to talk about him. Either way, it’s a Stage 1, which means I see a Ditto <> tech coming up very soon... I like it!
     
  13. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Hypno seems like its going to get banned; if a coin flip can destroy someone's entire strategy, PTCI isn't going to let it live for long.
     
  14. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
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    Kartana will be nice with Poison decks. And could KO a Wailord/Magikarp Tag Team with the new beast tool that lets you take an extra prize.

    That Hypno is gonna be interesting.
     
  15. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Kartana seems interesting with Venomoth considering you will already be playing high counts of Koga in that. For that same reason the Airados would probably be a decent tech in there also.
     
  16. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    You need to have 4 prize cards for kartana and 6 for the tool thingie. That's not going to work.
     
  17. It must be strange living in Japan and cards being revealed just a few days before the set releases
    as for the cards themselves, I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said
     
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  18. Peyton1107 Aspiring Trainer
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  19. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Hypno would be a beast at pre-release if there isn't any shuffle draw. Hands get huge!
     
  20. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, it cant be worse than baby buzzwole in prerelease
     
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