Venomoth from SM10!

Venomoth have just been revealed from SM10 Double Blaze! The set will be released on March 1st, and then in English as part of our Unbroken Bonds set in May. Thanks goes to Tunu and Arantxa T. for translations!

Venomoth – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Venonat

[C] Assassin Flight: You can use this attack only if your opponent’s Active Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition. This attack does 90 damage to 1 of your opponent’s benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply weakness or resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[G] Poison Powder: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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

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  1. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Baby venomoth seems good, especially if you decide to tech in baby salazzle. Really liking that poison is getting some support.
     
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  2. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow Finally a nice Venomoth :D. In combination with Venomoth GX and Koga must be a good deck!
     
  3. Seng vang Svang20
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    Nice ice new stadium for buzzwole
     
  4. boyishgoodlooks Aspiring Trainer
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    This card could be great for picking off malamars and free retreat. Venomoth is definitely something to test.
     
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  5. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    What if you used dust island in spread; hit the active with some sort of super poison (4 damage/turn switch,15 damage/turn switch, etc.), buff it up, thetn start switching their pokemon around to spread that condition to all their pokes?
     
  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Unfortunately Fighting Dojo excludes Ultra Beast Pokémon from it's effect.
     
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  7. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Remember: It doesn't only buff Fighting types. If you have any pokemon with basic F energy (no rainbow), it gets the buff. Could be useful outside of Passimian.
     
  8. boyishgoodlooks Aspiring Trainer
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    This Muk and some severs combined with the sea of nothingness stadium could rack up some damage.

    Do you think fighting decks will run a split of Brooklet and Dust Island?
     
  9. Wechselbalg *****
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    Not much synergy with Venomoth-GX tbh...I mean, sniping the bench is nice, but what Venomoth-GX needs is a reliable 1-prize attacker that can KO the active.
     
  10. boyishgoodlooks Aspiring Trainer
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    I was just just brainstorming an idea to protect the bench from snipe and wishing there was still Mr. Mime and this mew appears.....nice.
     
  11. Pokefam 294/400
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    Muk and alolan muk WILL see play
     
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  12. Wechselbalg *****
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    About as much play as Toxapex-GX did. This is another bad poison gimmick.
     
  13. Pokefam 294/400
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  14. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    I don’t think it works with buzzwole. It said it didn’t affect ultra beasts.
     
  15. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    Ninety snipe is really solid. It's too bad there's no reliable way to induce Special Conditions.
     
  16. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    I think the synergy with venomoth gx is that you are using koga's traps, but I agree, if you are using venomoth focused deck I'd probably only tech one venomoth gx in for its gx attack because it's great in combination with baby venomoth. The fact that both attack for colorless also makes them splashable in any deck.
     
  17. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
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    Interesting concept here. I am literally shocked it does not have an ability. I didn’t think they new how to make a muk without one.
     
  18. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    I didn't see that coming. I'm guessing next will be Ninetales & Alolan Ninetales GX.
     
  19. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    That’s correct.

    Muk and Alolan Muk GX:
    WHOA. This card pleases me. It’s such a meme with the potential to be good. I also like how two Pokémon of almost the exact same species come on one card - what’s next, Squirtle and Blastoise GX?
    Even so, Bad Poison is bonkers. 8 damage for poison for 2 attachments is bogus. AND, we have Dust Island. Instant 160, unless they do a manual retreat.
    I LOVE Poison Lick because after you poison them with the first attack, you can keep healing 100 per turn. It’s crazy, and I love it.
    Sitcky Mix GX. OH, gee. Besides having the absolute best name of any GX attack I’ve seen so far on a Tag Team, It’s busted too. Congratulations: You’re paralyzed and poisoned. If you attach an extra psychic to the card, in combination with Dust Island, there is no way your opponent is able to avoid 300 damage + with Seviper. That sounds pretty good to me. I think people are gonna start playing Big Malasada-

    Dust Island: I’ve always been a fan of SpeCo (my abbreviation for special condition) decks. Guzma, Olympia, and Switch have always thwarted my attempts. Now, all SpeCo decks have a chance. (Or at least those who use Poison.) This could totally be used with Toxapex GX, but that Energy cost... even with Malamar, it’d be tough, but I can see it coming through.

    Fighting Dojo: WHAT THE HECK. First off, I LOVE how it doesn’t affect Ultra Beasts (because I don’t like Ultra Beasts). Second off, an extra 10 can make some differences. Some. Then an extra 40 if you’re behind on Prizes, that’s just busted. Attacks that normally do 120 are now doing 160. Attacks doing 160 are now doing 200, and so on. Which means that with Choice Band and Diancie <>, you can conceivably add 90 damage to any attack. BUSTED.

    THAT was a good bout of cards.
     
  20. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
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    Fighting Dojo seems pretty good and can replace brooklet for Lillie engines
     
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