Metal Core Barrier Revealed from SM9b!

Metal Core Barrier has just been revealed from SM9b Full Metal Wall! The set will release in Japan on February 1st.

Metal Core Barrier – Trainer
Item

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

If this card is attached to a Pokemon, discard this card at the end of your opponent’s turn.

The [M] Pokemon this card is attached to takes 70 less damage from your opponent’s attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

Thanks goes to tunu for the translation!

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  1. bsguedes You shall not pass!
    bsguedes

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    Metal Pokémon literally taking no damage.
     
  2. Pokebait Aspiring Trainer
    Pokebait

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    Lucario & Melmetal-GX deck tier 1??
     
    RisingRaichuu likes this.
  3. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

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    What with those extreme number of card with metal defense,

    Other type need some love. I know the set is full metal wall but can't the metal protect other people aswell
     
    Starsoulklr and RisingRaichuu like this.
  4. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    Its not great but not bad. 8f only ecoarm was still std
     
    Elray likes this.
  5. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

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    But does give gensect 210 damage reduction for 2 turns lol
     
    Elray and Lord Goomy like this.
  6. Wechselbalg ultra biatch
    Wechselbalg

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    Talk about exciting game design lol
     
    GekkisaiDaiNi and Lord Goomy like this.
  7. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
    WillyCharizard

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    With Altar of sunne Metal pokemon are inmortal now with the help of Melmetal/Lucario Gx and some Alolan Dugtrios, Melmetal gx with this tool and the last mentioned card could become a monster of 370hp with no weakness

    Only Rayquaza and Blacephalon will have the power to take this down in one turn and even they will struggle to do it
     
    Lord Goomy and SquirtleRules like this.
  8. AlittleSTARme Aspiring Trainer
    AlittleSTARme

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    melmetel will love this card lol
     
  9. AlittleSTARme Aspiring Trainer
    AlittleSTARme

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    you saying you shall not pass must mean you play metel deck in the future
     
    bsguedes likes this.
  10. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    All of these metal defenses are great in theory. Executing them to all add cumulatively is not a given.

    If a player doesn't put them all together perfectly, then there's a fire clown who will be laughing pretty hard.
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    Did we seriously just get a Pokemon GO item in the TCG...
     
  12. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
    Blinkehyo

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    Wait, that's from go?
     
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  13. Nyora I’m digging my own hole to plant myself in
    Nyora

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    4 Alolan Dugtrio (10 x 4 = 40) + 2 Metal Core Barrier (2 x 70 = 140) + Full Metal Wall GX (30) = -210 Damage. Genesect GX is not going to die.
     
    GekkisaiDaiNi likes this.
  14. SubApathy Team Rocket
    SubApathy

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    With the release of "Full Metal Wall" the metal pokemon will have successfully executed Order 66!

    There will be 4 copies of Field Blower in every deck.
     
  15. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    MORE? MORE DAMAGE REDUCTION?
    Either way...
    Hard Coat: -30
    This Tool: -100
    Full Metal Wall GX -130.
    Or, on a Genesect, -170.
     
  16. elFacho Aspiring Trainer
    elFacho

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    Is seriously nobody gonna even mention a possible Lucario&Melmetal GX/Scizor GX deck?
     
  17. elFacho Aspiring Trainer
    elFacho

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    Also, on Genesect GX plus Frying Pan adds no weakness
     
  18. Luplayz ok so basically, M e o w
    Luplayz

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    Ok, so in expanded this is probably going to be insane, as Eco Arm is Expanded, and this isnt a Prism Star.
     
  19. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
    CynderDarkov

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    I don't know Go but I did not find this item trying to Google it
     
  20. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
    snoopy369

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    I guess they're saying it looks sort of like the "protect" barrier that blocks up to 2 charge attacks in Go PvP. (It doesn't; that protect barrier looks more like Aegislash's King's Shield. But it's in the same ballpark, I guess?)