Golisopod, Great Potion from ‘Miracle Twins!’

Golisopod and Great Potion have been revealed from SM11 Miracle Twins! The set will release in Japan on May 31st and will then become part of our Unified Minds set in August. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Golisopod – Water – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Wimpod

Ability: Emergency Exit
If this Pokemon has 2 or less Energy attached to it, it has no Retreat Cost.

[W][C][C][C] First Impression: 120+ damage. If this Pokemon was on the Bench and became your Active Pokemon this turn, this attack does 60 more damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Great Potion – Trainer
Item

Heal 50 damage from your Active Pokemon-GX.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Well Great Potion is terrible, but that Golisopod has potential.


    Water, hits Reshizard for knock-out on with Band (or without on Switch), synergizes with Quagsire to accelerate energy, Wishful Baton is still a thing - that is awesome.
     
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  2. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    The artwork for golisopod works with the water type card
     
  3. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    I see First Impression is back. Remember kids, this thing hits 180 for a Water and a Triple Accel. Energy. It’s pretty good. Combine with Jirachi and this looks like a good non-GX Reshizard counter (or maybe baby Blace)

    Oh, and Great Potion? I’d like to see the secret rare, please.
     
  4. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
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    Great Potion art is just Arc Reactor, don't let them lie to you. It's a picture of Tony's later suits before they got painted.
     
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  5. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    The Golisopod is pretty good, with choice band it can hit 210 on non-fire Pokemon which is a great and can use triple acceleration energy / aqua patch. So you can get it to 210 damage in a single turn.

    Will there be a water Wimpod too? (then you can pull them out using Brooklet Hill and aqua patch onto Wimpods).


    Is Zoroark GX the best pairing here? (Quagsire is slower)
     
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  6. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    There will be no aqua patch when this card releases which limits its potential
     
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  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    I literally had a disappointed but not surprised meme here because I saw the headline and automatically assumed Golisopod was Grass. lmao But it being Water is a new type for it in the TCG and therefore good.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
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  8. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    Aegislash can be played as a 2/2 or 3/3 in a deck with Meganium. I honestly wouldn't bother with Dusk Stone because of Aegislash's ability, which makes Meganium and Rare Candy well worth it. You can return the Honedge and Aegislash to hand (since that's how the ability works) and continuously cycle Aegislash turn by turn with Quick-Ripening Herb. Throw in Jirachi to get Items and improve consistency, a few more Stage 2's (probably Swampert and/or Incineroar), and you've got a solid deck. This is a deck I could see playing 4 Acro Bike and 4 Judge Whistle. You can even just play Recycle Energy to have space for more Items.
     
  9. TATECE1234 Aspiring Trainer
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    But all of those cards, besides quag and triple, are rotating
     
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  10. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    Also, Golisopod can be searched by Poke Maniac. Neat.
     
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  11. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    Ah I forgot... so it becomes maybe a bit slower then? You could still Naganadel & Quag one water energy and then triple energy attach...
     
  12. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    It's a stage 1, so you can just attach a water to the Wimpod and then TCE the next turn to Golisipod.
     
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  13. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    I think Robert was trying to think of ways to keep a stream of Golisopod going each turn. You do need Naganadel or something to keep up the attachment, since it needs at least 2 to attack. I'm honestly not sold on how good this is. It seems less than ideal outside of the Reshizard matchup simply because it relies on TAE. For just a TAE, Slowking can already OHKO a powered up ReshiZard.
     
  14. NeedleKingSR Night March is overrated
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    Golisopod looks like it has a lot of potential, as well as destroying Reshizard.

    Great Potion is probably not very good, but it's good in Celesaur at least.
     
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  15. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    Yeah a one turn first impression is more powerful, two turns to power it up is more like "second impression" :) Guzma is gone too though isn't it? So maybe you can afford to take two turns to power it up?
     
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  16. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    Oh cool, Water Golisopod! And that art is absolutely gorgeous. I don't care how good or bad that card is, I want it for that art alone.
     
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  17. ScrawnyMeowth1 The Maker of Pokemon Lists
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    Naturally, this was posted 5 minutes after I updated my list. :)
     
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  18. AmbientDinosaur Aspiring Trainer
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    Sadly, this Golisopod doesn't synergize well with Quagnag. Here you want move energy off the active to a benched Golisopod, so that active Golisopod can retreat for free.
     
  19. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    Suppose you have some other Pokemon active with a free retreat, or another Golisopod with no energies attached.
    Evolve another Golisopod on your bench.
    Retreat and make the benched Golisopod active.
    Use Quag to move a water energy to it.
    attach a triple.
    Good to go hit for 180 or 210.

    Bigger problem is with QuagNag and Golisopod now you have three stage 1 Pokemon's to evolve.
     
  20. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    (Hem hem Jirachi)