Black Belt from SM10a!

Black Belt has been revealed from SM10a GG End! The set will be released in Japan on April 5th. Thanks goes to Tunu for translations!

Black Belt – Trainer
Item

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

If you have more Prize cards remaining than your opponent, the attacks of the Pokemon this card is attached to cost [F] less.

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

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  1. Yen Aspiring Trainer
    Yen

    Advanced Member Member

    Wow, an attack-cost decrease that specifies a specific energy. This is a pretty interesting card then.
     
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  2. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
    FossilJockeyMG

    Member

    Sweet. I can see this being a staple in fighting decks.
     
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  3. xTITAN Training Aspirer
    xTITAN

    Member

    Seems really strong. Use Claw Slash or Dangerous Rogue for a DCE or Aura Strike for free. It's like Counter Gain plus Thunder Mountain, both of which are good cards.
     
  4. Christopher Shehan Aspiring Trainer
    Christopher Shehan

    Member

    This makes M&M TTGX better now. Shoot even baby Garchomp can be brought to a fight since it is a slow set up. Card should see some solid play.
     
  5. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer
    Pipotchi

    Member

    hmm, so now gira+chomp GX can ohko 270hp mons with this, DDE and grimsley aka 1 turn setup. seems legit
     
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  6. Richard Haeder litleo op plz nerf
    Richard Haeder

    Member

    5/5 litleos in zororoc because now DCE claw slash is a thing
     
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  7. Pokefam 300 something/400
    Pokefam

    Member

    Now ANY NINETALES DECK just techs in baby buzz and this and beacon turn 1 and 2 then sledgehammer.



    DeciTales seems like the best fit!
     
  8. Vaskemaskinen Henlo ^^
    Vaskemaskinen

    Member

    Why play counter gain when this just does the same + can be fighting.
     
  9. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Wow!
    I like this card a lot. I REALLY agree with @Christopher Shehan’s above comment.
    You know, only one person has said anything about how Garchomp & Giratina GX can hit 240 for 2 energy, and can be fully supplied by Malamar.
     
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  10. Wechselbalg *****
    Wechselbalg

    Member

    Counter Gain on steroids for fighting types, anything that has [F] attack cost, I approve!
     
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  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    That’s not exactly true. I can see where you’re going with this, but the Belt ONLY takes away Fighting. For example, if you attach a Black Belt to Buzzwole, you can use Sledgehammer for [] and Swing Around for [F][C], while if you attach Counter Gain, you use Sledgehammer for [F] and Swing Around for [F][F]. Say you attach those to Silvally GX ~ Counter Gain lets you attack for [C][C], while (no Fighting Energy in the attack cost) a Black Belt lets you attack for [C][C][C].
    Over-explanation time!
     
  12. Vaskemaskinen Henlo ^^
    Vaskemaskinen

    Member

    Are you sure about this?
    The wording just seems odd as a colorless energy is just whatever energy. Take a look at thunder mountain for example, doesnt that work the same way?
     
  13. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof

    Member

    Thunder Mountain cannot remove [C] attack cost
     
  14. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    It doesn’t. When ATTACHING Energy, Colorless can be represented by any energy, that’s correct: but the cards in question, they decrease the attack cost by what is literally in the cost. If something removes [F], then the attack cost must contain -1 [F]. IF there are no [F] in the first place, then Black Belt has nothing to take away from and doesn’t do anything. I could argue your point with you if only we didn’t have Counter Gain.
    Either way, attack costs and energy removals from them must be taken by a literal, side-by-side comparison.
     
  15. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

    Member

    Guess I just don't need energies anymore now, do I?
    Just need Malamar and purple stuff. (unless you're PikaRom/Blacpehelon RIP)
     
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  16. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

    Member

    Dimension Valkey Black belt baby Mew can hit 240 for 1 psychic
     
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  17. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Aspiring Trainer
    SupremeLeaderQuagsire

    Member

    With the quick skeleton I created yesterday, ChompTina runs a baby Koko or two, which helps against the Lost March matchup. You also make it seem like Lost March has absolutely no setup required, and while that setup is very explosive and not too difficult to get going, it's still incorrect. While Malamar does have a lot of combo pieces required, they aren't hard to get set up, much like Lost March. Prize trading with Giratina isn't impossible. So yes, Ultra Necrozma does have the better matchup against Lost March, but your matchup against 2/3 prize attackers is better than Ultras. Pros and cons.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  18. Toxicolofett00 Aspiring Trainer
    Toxicolofett00

    Member

    YAY MACHAMP GX IS GETTING BETTER!!!
     
  19. Paul Adler Aspiring Trainer
    Paul Adler

    Member

    Very Interesting. Love that it helps a lot of fighting Decks to be much faster
     
  20. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

    Member

    Who needs double dragon energy when you can attach a black belt to giratina/garchomp and not use fighting energy.