Cryogonal from ‘Sky Legend’ Revealed!

The first new card from SM10b Sky Legend has been revealed — it’s Cryogonal! The set will be released in Japan on April 26th.

Cryogonal – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[W] Tick Tock Lock: 10 damage. Your opponent cant play any Item cards from their hand during their next turn.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Thanks goes to Tunu for the translation!

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  1. Matux Aspiring Trainer
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    This will be played in Zoroark control for sure.
    Against blacephalon, you will deny energy switch use and be able to discard energies every single turn without any risk.

    EDIT : You can't consistently do this if you're confused.
     
  2. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    Hmm... Item lock. Looks balanced actually. Luxio is trash because of stage1 Trev is busted because you have good damage out put. Seismitoad is good because it is bulky and only uses dce. Cryoganal seems to fix all this.

    I really only see this being played in Zoro control.

    Can't wait to watch people CRY-oganal against item lock.
     
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  3. Yen Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, our first item lock card in a while.
     
  4. SharKing I won't bite... much.
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    It's not annoyingly bulky like Seismitoad-EX, but it'll still be annoying to face. And go figure, the "annoying" factor goes to a card that's already somewhat annoying for its lazy use of the stock Sugimori art.
     
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  5. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015
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    Maybe... Or have a look at Omastar TEU
     
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  6. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
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    Well - bye bye Zapdos/Jirachi.
     
  7. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

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    What's that Pidgeot? Release Shaymin-EX 2, Electric Boogaloo?

    YOU GOT IT


    yes i know dedenne-gx is coming
     
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  8. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Not bad. Not bad at all.

    Could be really, really good in expanded with Garbodor, and it doesn't give up 2 Prizes like Toad.
     
  9. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Glad to see Cryogonal get a card and a playable one at that.
     
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  10. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Cryogonal - I love the fact they slowly give forgotten Gen 5 Pokemon some love <3 On the card itself, I love this. Except the fact that its HP and dmg output is annoying. They should do 30 at least. Hey ho! Item lock is item lock and its still annoying. 4 Geodudes
     
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  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    We haven’t seen Cryagonal since... Black and White era? Well, that’s a long time, let’s see what this do-
    HOLY GUACAMOLE.
    Item lock for an Energy. That’s pretty good. For damage we could use, say Decidueye (or nothing). Well, doing 40 damage anywhere on the board while locking your opponent out of Items means that Stage 1 decks will be thrashed, and Stage 2 decks become inoperable.
    It’s not even the fact it’s Item lock, it’s the fact that anybody with a Rainbow Energy and a penchant for control decks can plop this in for as little as 2 cards.
    The versatility that makes this unnerving.
     
  12. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    This could really have had a better artwork. There are not many Cryogonal cards and probably it will be years until the next one, so a nice artwork would have been good. I could even imagine it as a holographic card, as it is a snow crystal.
     
  13. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    I would have much preferred it to be a holo or GX, or at least an actual art instead of the stock photo, but I sure do love it anyway.
     
  14. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
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    A lot of people are saying this card is good, but coming from a person who won a Regionals with Seismitoad back in its prime, I can say that this card is really garbage.
    10 damage just isn't enough in this format, and the HP is not enough. The thing that made Seismitoad great was that it could take 2HKOs with the use of Lasers and Virbank while having enough HP that it could force an even prize trade. Where it pulled ahead was with the use of Hammers, and Item Lock in general used to slow decks down to the point where they couldn't get attackers out to respond to Toad.
    Where Seismitoad lost is when it couldn't participate in an even prize trade. Non-EX decks were a real problem for Toad, (although they didn't exist much back then) as well as decks that were able to get around poison via the use of Keldeo-EX or Virizion-EX. There's too many good non-GX decks in Standard right now for any sort of lock deck to survive.
     
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  15. TorchHG Aspiring Trainer
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    You can with escape board! Granted it does take up more deck slots
     
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  16. Matux Aspiring Trainer
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    Sure, but the Seismitoad deck you're talking about wanted to take prizes when control decks (mainly Zoroark) don't care at all. They discard your resources (energies), recycle their resources (Lusamine, pal pad) and use an alternative win condition (deck out, unown HAND). It's HP are lower but your opponent wanna KO it, it's only one prize card.
    As well, when it's in the active spot, you will often lock a pokemon from your opponent in the active spot that can't attack (energies removed) and retreat (yes, your opponent can't use switch under item lock and float stone is not legal in standard).
    I would say that it would be even better if it was dealing 0 damages when attacking because Acerola would be inefficient.
     
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  17. ScrawnyMeowth1 The Maker of Pokemon Lists
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    This is the first Cryogonal card since Plasma Freeze. That means that, by the time this is released in English in Unified Minds, it will have been 6 years, 86 days since the last Cryogonal. It's nice to see Pokémon making an effort to release some more forgotten Pokémon, as opposed to more Charizards, Pikachus, Greninjas, etc.
     
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  18. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Just play Luxio w/Electropower, Luxray, Memory Energy etc.
     
  19. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Now you make me want to watch Chardee Mcdennis again. Great job!
     
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  20. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
    AshCo

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    I see you're a man of good taste. ;)

    Anyways-I don't play the game anymore but I like that Cryogonal got a cool (heh) effect. Brings back...good? Memories of 2014.
     
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