Recycle Energy and Silvally from ‘Sky Legend!’

Recycle Energy from Neo Genesis is returning to the Pokemon TCG! Both it and Silvally were just revealed from Sky Legend.

Silvally – Colorless – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Type: Null

[C][C] Avenger Heart: 30+ damage. This attack does 50 more damage for each Prize card your opponent took during their last turn.

[C][C][C] Air Slash: 120 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Recycle Energy – Special Energy

This card provides [C] Energy. If this card is put into your discard pile from play, return it to your hand.

Recycle Energy is nearly identical to the original Neo Genesis print, so the old print may be legal to use.

We will be getting both cards in our Unified Minds set in August.

Sky Legend releases in Japan on April 25th.

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    Recycle Energy? More like Retro Energy.

    That would be a very confusing name for it, though.

    (Are the Energy cards the only one preserving consistency across the entire TCG? Several Trainer cards have had their effects changed and/or the effects of some old Trainer cards have been completely reappropriated for a new Trainer card with a different name.)
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  2. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Sylvally is incredibly mediocre, requiring CC and the decks that would enjoy using it the most (Tag Teams) don't have the space for additional evolution lines that are Guzma bait. Also only 180 damage from Tag Team KO is terrible, any other tag team previously setup consistently does damage as high.

    Recycle Energy may find some use on stall decks, as the biggest conundrum for energy denial is not the energy going to graveyard, but negating your attaching for the turn and slowing down your setup. Any current deck worth existing at the moment has ways to recover energy, from Tapu Koko Prism to Naganadel to Malamar. Stall decks don't care as much about the turn slowdown, don't run pokemon that recover energy and also happen to (at times) use Mt Coronet plus Steel Energy to recover it after energy denial is used, so this works for them.

    Faba also gets somewhat less niche.
  3. mattygritt Aspiring Trainer


    Both cards seem pretty good. Recycle Energy seems like a nice card to ensure you'll always have energy. Silvally seems like a really strong tech that can be easily put into Tag Team GX decks that use DCE.
  4. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    Silvally - First Attack is nice but it probably won't OHKO the Pokemon that took the prize cards as it only does 130 if a GX is knocked out or 180 if a Tag Team is knocked out, with neither figures being enough to KO anything realistically, unless used as a revenge killer on an already damaged GX or Tag Team. Another problem is that it's a Stage 1 and that it's inclusion in your deck takes up to a minimum of two cards.

    Recycle Energy - Maybe I'm missing something but there's seemingly no real point to this as it only provides a single colorless energy and a lot of decks can get specific type energy back to their hands from the discard pile anyway, and not only that, a fair few of them can get more than one back at a time.
  5. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast

    Articles Head Member



    Recycle Energy is absolutely insane! Can’t believe they brought it back after almost 20 freaking years!
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  6. Yair64 Aspiring Trainer


    Silvally in endgame confirmed
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  7. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer


    1 colorless energy is trash. Even if it can't get hammered it likely won't even provide you energy! It's really only Zoro that could use this. Also when they hammer it they put it in your hand! It still unattaches!

    Silvally would be good if we memory's were for non GX silvs as well. It does 2 shot damage for expensive energy. (Even with TCE)
  8. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast

    Articles Head Member

    Trust me, Recycle Energy is anything but trash.

    This is going to make ZoroControl at Worlds mirrors either unbearable or a Zoroark slugfest.

    And yes, it does unattach, but this gives decks that can heavily lean on it extended longevity for late game. Which is especially crazy if the deck has an explosive early and mid-game, but struggles late game. Recycle Energy can probably fix that issue.
  9. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Unfortunately, the Memory cards only work for Silvally GX, not regular. We’ve seen this attack also on Machamp GRI, and we saw how well that worked. It’s not too good, but it can do 170 for a DCE in a pinch.
    Recycle Energy, looks cool. That’d go well in Gardevoir GX decks.
  10. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer


    Oh my god yes! This card is gonna make so many lock decks possible!
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  11. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer


    Silvally could be a good counter to PikaRom after it uses Tag Bolt GX and takes 4-5 prizes. doing 230-280 damage. Able to KO a PikaRom. Just got to be careful with the prize trade.

    Also recycle energy...I don;t have much though on what this could be useful for. Maybe decks that go up against Stall decks and such.
  12. Nyora A Cat


    I wonder if we'll get a Stadium card that putd itself into your hand from being discarded.
  13. Kalnhobbs Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Recycle energy could be used to pay retreat for free essentially, especially with the new Porygon Z.
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  14. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"


    burning energy looks really weird now

    In all seriousness I am super down for something that's hard to get rid of.
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  15. gema5 Aspiring Trainer


    U just said what i was about to write. Recycle energy means 1 cost now is a ''technical'' zero, while 2 cost retreats can be satisfied with Skate (zorowhat??). Porygon Z will shine next months, I've no doubts about it. It will open some nice loops, for example, having your hypothetical big hitter with 2 recycles and 1DCE, and no problems if you lose it coz energies are going to come back to you anyways... Of course this scenario gets better at late game, when you probably would have drawn 3 or 4 recycles.
  16. FacepalmMaster 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9


    Recycle energy could be used like propogation exeggcute in zororark but I don't see any other purpose.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
  17. FacepalmMaster 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9


    Porygon z will be a tier 3 deck at best and may prove itself to be too clunky, probable one of the worst decks coming from unbroken bonds
  18. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    It would need some additional help I supsect, but I wonder how feasible Air Slash / TCE will be as an early game quick 120. Enough to counter Zapdos, say (where 130 is hard to get to for Zapdos, but on the other side 120 is enough to KO it).

    Probably depends on whether TCE has other uses, or not, as I guess having 8 cards or more [4 TCE, 2 Silvally/Null] to make this work is too much just as a tech (even if it's a fairly useful tech).
  19. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer


    From play would probably exclude hand so must be discarded from the bench or active
  20. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer


    have you for gotten about Porygon z GX