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. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
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    It wouldn't. Rainbow still only provides one energy at a time, and the GX specifies needing one extra of *each* energy. 3 rainbows would work, but either way there has to be at least 1 extra of each.
     
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  2. This will do nothing but replace Magikarp and wailord in stall because of the GX attack, and that's if stall is still viable and Lucario and melmetal doesn't replace magikarp and wailord
     
  3. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    Tapu koko for lightning type because it has free retreat and if you decide to spread and take a bunch of kos at once with the gx attack. Maybee white kyurem as a secondary attacker and against one prize decks, or maybee either water type volcanion as they can both spread good damage for 3 arceusable energy. You would obviously run wishful batons. Any water type with free retreat could work. Maybee tapu koko prism for electric. For fire you could have magcargo for draw support, maybee even pair it with swampert as your water type. Another fire option is alolan marowak for some extra acceleration. Maybee even magcargo gx for acceleration.
     
  4. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    I just realized I had the wrong typings.
     
  5. dicemaze Aspiring Trainer
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    In expanded, you could use Ho-Oh EX's "Rebirth" ability to bring it back from the discard with Water, Lightning, and Fire energy already attached, and then use Ninja Boy to swap it out for a UnoDosTres TTGX. With Dedenne GX, Shaymin EX, and Battle Compressor, you could even get this off turn one and then attack by attaching for turn to the Ho-Oh/UnoDosTres
     
  6. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  7. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    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.
     
  8. ShinyJordeon Aspiring Trainer
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    If there will be a rocket fa, it it would be soooo epic!
     
  9. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    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.
     
  10. FourteenAlmonds Roasted, but not salty
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    Is Silvally-GX going to be viable with the upcoming card at long last???

    No. Probably not.
     
  11. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    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.

    DWEBBLE IS COMING!!!!!!
    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.
    IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW DWEBBLE EXISTED UNTIL TODAY, POST BELOW!

    The Mewtwo on the detective pikachu deck box looks ready to murder detective pikachu
    10/10

    And finally, last time we got random pokemon on sleeves, we got mawile GX. This time we get vikavolt sleeves. Hmm...
     
  12. FourteenAlmonds Roasted, but not salty
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    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.
     
  13. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    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.
     
  14. Hexogen Merc W140
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    As for energy acceleration.. Victini pulls 1 fire and 1 lightning out of the deck, quagsire sitting on the bench + aqua patch ?
     
  15. dicemaze Aspiring Trainer
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    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.
     
  16. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    Now we need to ask Pokemon company make Arceus I every form in the same artwork as GX.
     
  17. k4kirin Aspiring Trainer
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    Victini's an alternate element Shining Mew, but worse in a lot of ways.
     
  18. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    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?
     
  19. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    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.
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • 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.