Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX from ‘Sky Legend’ Revealed!

As expected, CoroCoro magazine has revealed “Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX” from SM10b Sky Legend! The set will release in Japan on April 25th.

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

This is the first Tag Team card to feature more than two Pokemon. This card exists to pay homage to the jumbo Articuno, Moltres, & Zapdos promo from the ’90s, which was the first Pokemon card to feature multiple Pokemon. That card was also illustrated by Mitsuhiro Arita.

This card also has the the highest HP in the TCG, tying with Magikarp and Wailord-GX (excluding illegal “joke” cards that have more).

We should get a clearer image of the card this week or next week when the official Japanese Pokemon card website updates.

Thanks goes to Tunu for the image and translation!

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  1. Bazulj Aspiring Trainer
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    i forgot about that, u could even play both of them
     
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  2. DorilMagefont Aspiring Trainer
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    300 HP with Lightning Weakness gets one-shot by Pikarom Full Blitz. Also harder to setup 3 different energies than Pikarom, probably requiring you to find several gimmicks (Tapu Koko Prism, Aqua Patch, new Fire Supporter cards, Rayquaza GX + energy switch, etc). RIP.

    Really cool artwork though.
     
  3. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    So many dumb ideas I can think of from using Welder then rainbow brush one of the fire energies to the other ones and then attach the other energy or use Koko Prism to help with the lighting energy and then use Quag to move around the water energy.
     
  4. MultX Aspiring Trainer
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    New Karplord for stall that has one-time itself-shuffling function
     
  5. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    The only way this would be possible is with a turbo rebirth ho oh build with max elixers, battle compressors and zeraoras gx attack
     
  6. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if playing lightning energies and the fire/water/grass unit energies would work with this thing.
     
  7. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    Oh and energy switches of course, 4 shaymin, 4 let loose 4 dedenne gx
     
  8. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    Counter Energy and Vikavolt, bam, powered up in one turn. Fire, Water through Counter energy, Vika powers the lightning and the colorless (grass).

    Similarly, a counter energy and a multi-switch to another counter energy would do the trick.

    3x110 damage to the bench is _really_ appealing... especially when you shuffle it back into your deck afterwards. Lots of decks it would take 3 prize cards against. As long as you could set it up and use it on the same turn, it's no risk.
     
  9. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Theres allot of incorrect here first of patch doesnt work on non water types, second nobody would @ you referring to zapdos cuz zapdos doesint hit for weakness, and lastly this card requires allot of set up and is not exactly viable when cards like pikarom which has better overall setup can just one shot it while charging up another atacker. So no its not power creep its just a gimmicky attacker
     
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  10. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Counter energy does not work on gxs
     
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  11. JumpluffTCG Aspiring Trainer
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    Porygon-Z with Rainbow Energy and all the Unit Energies.
     
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  12. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    Hah, you're right, totally forgot about that. Guess we'd need naganadel/switch or something else to get a fourth energy then.
     
  13. jamashawalker Aspiring Trainer
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    If arceus prism star can work with White Kyurem then darnit it all it can work with this card too hahaha

    Hopefully they don't come out with any new cards that make it easier the power this thing up because I don't want to play in a metagame where this is out here taking 3 prizes in one turn
     
  14. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    Arceus prism star attack turn one going second, retreat into this, attach energy of any type, and swing.
     
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  15. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
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    Nice art! If one were to pull of the gx attack with the additional energy requirement that would be deadly... incredible. How to power indeed.
     
  16. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    -Bad attack cost for bad damage (Reshizard can hit for 230 for 4 energy and it can be powered up using Welder, this card has NO way to consistently get set up)
    -Bad retreat cost (High but can't use Buff Padding)
    -Bad weakness (Pikarom can OHKO it without Choice Band or Electropower, and although it has 300 HP, Wailkarp outranks it in stall bc it has a better weakness)
    -Bad typing (can't hit weakness on anything)
    -Tag Team so opponent takes 3 prizes on this garbage


    only redeeming quality about this card is that it's pretty
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2019
  17. Seng vang Svang20
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    I think that this may be good with something like shining mew. But this may be a card that will do better in expanded with max elixir
     
  18. Spectre_Makoto Elon Musk is Steve Jobs' Nobody!
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    Porygon-Z would probably be a good one for this one card in terms of acceleration. Energy Loto will be a must.
     
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  19. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
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    I'm not sure if the support exists in Standard (or will by the time it comes out), if it does I definitely want to use it. In expanded it does (off the top of my head, Ho-oh-EX/Ninja Boy and Kiawe/Smeargle), the question is whether you can stream them effectively and either handle/outrun ability lock and Sudowoodo. Especially since you might need to play Altaria to deal with all the lightning presently in the format, though who knows if that'll be the case by the time it's released.

    Either way, I'm gonna try this card, and it looks like tons of fun.
     
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  20. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
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    Nah, because the wording, iirc, says it only provides one at a time.