Jessie & James, Victini, Bird Trio, and Related ‘Sky Legend’ Products!

Jessie & James, Victini, and a clear image of Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX have been revealed by the official Japanese Pokemon TCG site. All will be a part of Sky Legend, which releases in Japan on April 25th. Thanks goes to Tunu for translating!

Update: A new Pokemon Tool, U-Turn Board, has also been revealed!

Victini – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Victory Sign: Search your deck for 2 basic Energy cards of different types and attach them to your Benched Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[R] Flare: 20 damage.

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

(The second Victini is the promo you get when purchasing a booster box of the set.)

Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX – Colorless – HP300
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM)

[R][W][L][C] Trinity Burn: 210 damage.

[C]+ Sky Legend GX: Shuffle this Pokemon and all cards attached to it into your deck. If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra [R] Energy, 1 extra [W] Energy, and 1 extra [L] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), this attack does 110 damage to 3 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3

Jessie & James – Trainer

Each player discards 2 cards from their hand. (Your opponent discards first. If a player has no cards in their hand, they do not discard any cards.)

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

The booster box for Sky Legend was revealed, showing that Steenee, Dwebble, and Silvally will be in the set.

Several card sleeves, deck boxes, and playmats will release alongside the set at stores nationwide in Japan:

The following will only be available at Pokemon Center stores:

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  1. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Are those random cards? If so the card is not really that good, especially considering Lillie is still a thing.

    Also that Victini seems perfectly made to feed the legendary Bird Tag Team, like a much better version of Arceus Prism Star.
  2. ShinyJordeon Aspiring Trainer


    If there will be a rocket fa, it it would be soooo epic!
  3. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB


    So hyped for another card for Jessie & James, my king and queen. <3

    The art for the Birds TTGX looks a lot better in the clear upload. Victini's cute too.
  4. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer


    Is Silvally-GX going to be viable with the upcoming card at long last???

    No. Probably not.
  5. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun


    My crazy ramble about all this stuff:
    I think I'm tired...

    Remember white kyurem from Lost Thunder?
    Victini will make that good(ish).

    Also, I place my bets now. We are getting the alternate art victini as a prerelease promo.

    The birds will be played in stall for the gx attack (you have 300 HP) and might see some play (non stall) with porygon. You can even tech in the BUS (I think) one that devolves pokemon to take 3 prizes with the GX attack. Now that I think about it, the birds will beat zapdos and zoro. They might actually be ok. Victini in the start, with porygon late game. The stage 2 factor is kind of rough though. Or you can do nags with energy switches...

    The rocket duo is a replacement for delinquent and they can be chained in stall with mt. coronet and 2 metal energy.

    Along with victini, the gen 5 supporters will be happy and also,
    IT'S DWEBBLE, the extremely cute and forgotten rock/bug type hermit crab that has a special place in my heart.

    The Mewtwo on the detective pikachu deck box looks ready to murder detective pikachu

    And finally, last time we got random pokemon on sleeves, we got mawile GX. This time we get vikavolt sleeves. Hmm...
  6. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer


    Our prerelease promos are always new art that hasn't been seen in Japan, right?

    So, if we do get the art, it'll likely be as a blister promo imho.

    I'm not totally sure on that, though.
  7. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Erm, how are the birds exactly beating Zapdos, unless the Zapdos player were to run literally no other attackers? (Everyone knows pure Zapdos is crap). Zeraora and Pikarom one-shot it, Jolteon GX one-shots it after one Choice Band + E-power or 2 E-powers. The only electric attacker that doesn't do jack to it is Zapdos, and Zapdos does jack to any GX mon anyway. Stall also tries to run as little meta relevant weaknesses as possible, so there it goes its chance in stall unlike Magilord whose weakness is not as meta prominent. Electric weakness in this meta is terrible, even with that huge HP.
  8. Hexogen Merc W140


    As for energy acceleration.. Victini pulls 1 fire and 1 lightning out of the deck, quagsire sitting on the bench + aqua patch ?
  9. dicemaze Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Oh boy, that J&J card, combined with Reset Stamp and Propagation eggs in expanded, is gonna be really annoying. In fact, even in standard it can be really annoying. Your opponent takes two prizes? Just Stamp + Honchcrow GX + J&J and boom, they have a 0 card hand.
  10. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer


    Now we need to ask Pokemon company make Arceus I every form in the same artwork as GX.
  11. k4kirin Aspiring Trainer


    Victini's an alternate element Shining Mew, but worse in a lot of ways.
  12. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"


    Victini makes some of the Dragons actually usable. DDE + one round of Victini attacking accelerates basically anything in Expanded. Be a lot better if it was a Colorless for that attack but Rainbow Energy exists, so it's not all that bad.

    I wonder... the return of Giratina-EX?
  13. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer


    Victini has 70 hp. Ik the attack is good but it will put yourself behind on prizes. 70hp is trubbish.

    J&J is infinitely loopable with mt. Coronet as already metioned. Melcario mill will abuse this card. But even then. If I'm playing mill well then my opponent has a trash hand. What exactly will they discard? Trash.

    Birds GX? Porygon birdsccould be decent. You can power it up T2, GX. Then turn 3 I can Bus Porygon and KO evolved pokemon's pre evolved forms. You have 3 zoros ? Not anymore. You have 3 Naganadel? Not anymore. That GX attack destroys everything except Tag team decks.
  14. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    • Victini - Accel 2 nrg for R, meh. It should be C so any deck could take advantage of it. Low HP, meh. KOed easily, meh. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Jessie & James - not as useful as distruption card, it is useful to discard stuff that you may didn't need or in need for energy accel. I love it. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Surf Board whatever u call it - -1 RC and retrivable when it is going to discard is good. But it doesn't let you retreat whenever you are Asleep or Paralyzed. Worst than Escape Board. 2-3 Geodudes
    • The only use for that Victini is Zapmolcuno, but I suggest Porygon-Z other than anything else. Getting bunch of Special Energy to T1 this is hard and impossible.
  15. JakeTheGearHeart "The LucMetal Master"


    Okay... Jessie & James is literally broken with Lt. Surge. If you find a way to recycle all three supporters every turn, you can make a ridiculous disruption deck.
    Lord Goomy likes this.
  16. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  17. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Hmm, am I right in interpreting this:

    To mean that if a Pokémon is knocked out it would be returned to your hand?
  18. Nyora A Cat


    I feel real awkward because I made a text-based fake card yesterday that is eerily similar to this. This is real excellent, however, and will definitely see play in a Tool Drop deck. Any deck using 1 retreat cost mons will also love this.
  19. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Jessie and James: “If a player has no cards in their hand, they don’t discard any cards.”
    Victini is going to make White Kyurem and its GX alternate very happy.
  20. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    Who even cares about Articuno & Zapdos & Moltres GX when Crustle is going to be in the set!!!