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. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    Porygon Z with special energy deluge ability.
     
  2. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I want this card in my life.
     
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  3. Whitney's Miltanks Milk Maniac
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    Seems like a good stall card for its 300 HP as an alternative for wailord and magikarp tag-team against non lightining types, with the GX move being a built-in super scoop style healing move in standard. Don't see it being easy enough to set up in standard outside of that.

    As for actually powering it up to attack, you can easily use battle compressor and ultra ball to discard the three energy types and Ho-Oh EX in expanded, then Ninja Boy into the Tag-Team with 3 energies, attach one for the turn, and used the fully powered up 4 energy attack for OHKOs, and use the GX move to wipe non-gx mons off the board when it's health got low. Very simple combo to play it powered up, even on the first turn with all the draw options in Expanded.

    You can also access alternative Non-GX attackers including Primal Clash Huntail , Ho-Oh from Lost Thunder and Memories of Dawn Mew to copy the Birds Tag-Team's 210 damage attack with a 1 prize attacker.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2019
  4. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    Thunder mountain prism star, tapu koko prism star, aqua patch, attach fire for turn

    Welder, aqua patch, thunder mountain prism star, tapu koko prism star, or attach for turn for lightning

    Polygon z rainbow/unit energy with energy lotto

    Arceus prism star, Mina or attach for turn next turn and retreat in

    That is just standard off the top of my head
    Expanded has things like ether and max elixir
     
  5. ArgentLogo Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah, probably this is the best way to attack with it, we have seen a tag team toolbox using this concept, it can work
     
  6. Lechu v 2017 Not a war criminal...
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    I knew it have wailord amounts of power
     
  7. shifty14326 Aspiring Trainer
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    Does anyone else get the feeling that were gonna get back the concepts of Holon's Castform like we had for Lugia ex ?
     
  8. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
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    Card looks great but will see little to no play with the lighting weakness and its gx attack is a little underwhelming and regular attack for all those different energies is also a little weak and no additional effects.
     
  9. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Artwork is a no for me. A good attempt, but just too busy for the dimensions of a Pokemon card, through no fault of Arita's own.
     
  10. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
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    Now THIS is how you do a gen 1. Glorious. If anyone has the Japanese Mystery Of The aFissils poster please pm me for quotes. Now please give us our NidokingQueen and SlowkingBro and Hypnokazam and DittoSmeargle then we’re sorted mate. :D
     
  11. KingCrimson Aspiring Trainer
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    What would have made this card good was an ability that said
    " this card is treated as fire, water and lightning"
     
  12. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    No, only provides 1 at a time
     
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    30 HP, not worth it. And it needs P energy.
    • Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres TTGX - 300 HP that is weak to Electropower. Yet, too expensive atks. Not worthy giving up 3 prizes because its weakness is very relevant to the meta nowadays. 3 Geodudes
     
  14. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    Thunder Mountain won' work cause it's not a Lightning type. Aqua Patch can't be attached directly to it cause it's not a Water type, you will need Energy Switch/Quagsire for it to use Aqua Patch to its advantage.
     
  15. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Tell me. What Grass, Electric, and Water Pokémon you are running in order to make Arceus prism work because you can accel 3 nrg if you meet those Pokémon?considering it is impossible to happen due to the fact that it needs huge bench space.
     
  16. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    Considering that we haven't seen the entire set yet, there is a possibility for a new water type that may be a bench sitter. White Kyurem runs Zebstrika, Pheromosa for their elemental usage. Heck now that I think about it, it can just be a tech/partner into White Kyurem decks lol and there's one use for it.
     
  17. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer
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    All I am going to say is Morgan that is you best bet if Morgan works for Rayquaza than Morgan works for Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX.
     
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  18. GameOwl I play Pokemon. Can you tell?
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    Aqua patch wouldn't actually work on this card since its a normal type and aqua patch only works onto water types. It's a cool card with a slim chance of working. Hats off to anyone who can get it to work though.
     
  19. NoaWithoutaH i don't like bananas
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    3’s a charm...
     
  20. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    This looks pretty good.....
    but it's weak to electric