Triple Boost Energy and Porygon-Z from SM10!

Double Colorless Energy is getting supersized to Triple Colorless Energy in SM10! And a new Porygon-Z has been revealed!

Porygon-Z – Colorless – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Porygon2

Ability: Crazy Code
You may use this Ability as many times as you like during your turn. Attach a Special Energy from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Tantrum: 120 damage. This Pokemon is now Confused.

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


Triple Boost Energy – Special Energy

Triple Boost Energy can only be attached to an Evolved Pokemon. Discard Triple Boost Energy at the end of the turn it was attached.

Triple Boost Energy provides [C][C][C] Energy as long as it’s attached to a Pokemon.

(When the Pokemon Triple Boost Energy is attached to is no longer an Evolved Pokemon, discard Triple Boost Energy.)

(It’s similar to Boost Energy from Aquapolis.)

Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for the translations!

Want to join PokeBeach's news team? We're currently looking for TCG news writers, especially those who live in time zones where it's night in America (such as Europe). If this interests you, please fill out this application!



PokéBeach's news commenting system is completely integrated with our forums! , you can reply to this story's forum thread directly on this page with all of the forum's functionality!

  1. MultX Aspiring Trainer
    MultX

    Member

    Hello, Boost energy. Porygon is very interesting
     
  2. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Baby Blacephalon next quarter :)
    MegaAbsol10

    Member

    Well, now we just need a special charge reprint. Seriously, we no longer need to mourn the loss of DCE in August, as now we have TCE. Porygon - Z is cool, and the ability is busted, but I can only see it working in decks that already play rare candy *cough* *Nidoqueen* *cough*. Nidoqueen with no longer needs Mally, as you can use TCE, DCE and Psychic Energy for consistency. I can't wait. Also, I don't think I've ever clicked on a notification, as I never thought I'd see the words Triple, Colorless and Energy in the same sentence. TCE 7/10 (goes to 8 or 9 if we get a Special Charge Reprint) Porygon - Z 6/10 (Cool card, but needs candy to be useful)
     
  3. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

    Member

    Triple boost is absolutely busted in Gardevoir
     
  4. Wechselbalg Mr. Ros
    Wechselbalg

    Member

    So...Gardevoir-GX will rotate and there is not much in the current Standard card pool that can make good use of this...the only things that come to my mind are:

    a) baby Sceptile with this Porygon - bad
    b) Nidoqueen - meh, Malamar is still better because you need to fill your bench with evolutions anyway
    c) Aerodactyl - could be ok, but you should probably still play a thin Malamar line

    EDIT:

    d) there's also the new baby Tyranitar that does 230 against EX/GX for [D][C][C][C], that could be something

    We'll just have to wait and see what else gets printed I guess.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  5. Yen Aspiring Trainer
    Yen

    Advanced Member Member

    This might be the clearest sign that DCE might not get reprinted and that it is slowly being phased out. If it wont come in the May set, then the August set is the last chance.

    For this card, it really fixes Evolution-based decks' biggest problems in that there are too many Evolved Pokemon with high energy costs. It is no coincidence the only Stage 2 Evolution-based attacker decks that have had competitive success, Greninja and Gardevoir, have minimal one energy attachment attacks and TCE will solve some of it
     
    Alex Sableye and Lord Goomy like this.
  6. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Venomoth - Snipe 90 is good, but the requirement of having an opponent a special condition could be a pain, use Koga's Trap if you feel desperate. (To know what Venomoth I am saying, check Mr. David) 3 Geodudes
    • Triple Colorless Energy - Too bad it only viable to Evolved because there are some basics that can benefit on this like Oranguru and Passimian (heh! VEs!) and too bad that it is a once-per-turn thing because we don't ways to recover special energy. Busted on Gardevoir, some decks make easy to pull like Aerodactyl. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Porygon-Z - If you run so many Special Energy, use Porygon-Z. It could reserve a slot for a manual attachment. 4 Geodudes.
     
    bbb888 likes this.
  7. TotoBoss Kappa
    TotoBoss

    Member

    Why they'd have to give it a different name... now I cant use the old ones ;-;
     
    bbb888 likes this.
  8. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

    Member

    The compressed images of the full card in the thumbnails on the news page don't look good...could we got back to zoom ins on the art?
     
  9. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

    Member

    I quite like that new Porygon-Z. Decks cpuld het away using all 3 unit energies now.
     
  10. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

    Member

    Triple boost seems great for Nidoqueen/Meganium, especially if it's running stage 2's.
     
    RisingRaichuu likes this.
  11. Seng vang Svang20
    Seng vang

    Member

    Man kinda interesting energy.
     
  12. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
    DMYSYS

    Member

    to be fair, this version doesn't block retreat
     
  13. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

    Member

    Triple Boost is fascinating.
     
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  14. GekkisaiDaiNi The Sharp Alien
    GekkisaiDaiNi

    Member

    Good god these are insane
     
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  15. AC Chen Aspiring Trainer
    AC Chen

    Member

    This will be busted with Gardevoir GX
     
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  16. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    I N S A N I T Y
    First of all, Porygon-Z is GOOD, especially in Expanded. Think about it: as many Strong and Beast and DC Energy as you want. That’s GOOD. For clear partners, I don’t know yet.
    Triple Boost Energy: WHOOOOOOAOOAOAOAOOAOAH. This is insane, and I don’t even think I can convey my euphoria in words. First of all, it doesn’t work on Tag Teams or Ultra Beasts (Besides Naga), both of which I dislike. Second of all, it’s 3 energy for one. Zoroark can use this, but so can anything. Now, the discard at the end of turn is what I’m afraid of. If this is a core of your deck, and DCE rotates, you have to win the game in four turns or less or come up with another Energy allotment plan. Still, I love it.
     
  17. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
    ShaQuL

    Member

    There's so many different Special Energies in Standard now, with addition of this, I do wonder if they'll add some sort of Trainer or maybe an ability to bring back discarded Special Energy...
     
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  18. Nyora The End of the World~
    Nyora

    Member

    I can see porygon being super dumb in expanded, as due to blend/unit/prism/rainbow energies, dude, EVERYTHING HAS DELUGE NOW. But its a stage 2 eith no easy way to slam it on the bench so idk
     
  19. Gyarados11 Researcher
    Gyarados11

    Member

    I am so excited to play with boost energy again. Maybe someday we'll get a double rainbow reprint too.
     
  20. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

    Member

    Here's a thought: Warp Energy.
     
    FourteenAlmonds likes this.