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. you guys are all overcomplicating the golisopod.

    heres the strat:

    Golisopod/Blastoise/Articuno

    slap a triple CE on goli and blastoise the energy

    then you can retreat, the energy gets discarded.

    you do it again, and when you run out of triple ce you can just spam energy onto the goli with blastoise

    *mic drop*
     
  2. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    Great potion? Typo. They meant terrible potion. Stupid auto correct. Though it is good in Celesaur.

    Golisopod looks ok. Clunky though.
     
  3. JumpluffTCG Aspiring Trainer
    JumpluffTCG

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    Y'all are saying Great Potion is terrible but I think Great Potion could make for an interesting tech option. 50 HP healing may be enough to turn 2HKOs into 3HKOs which can be a big deal. It's a lot more playable than Giant Bomb to say the least.
     
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  4. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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  5. FaiL0rd4 Aspiring Trainer
    FaiL0rd4

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    This is OP with Nagaquag. Evolve from Wimpod, retrieve 4 water energy from the discard pile, move them to Golisopod, and after you attack with it, it can retreat for free on the next turn if you move 2 energy via Quagsire.
     
  6. Alpacino TEU Jirachi for trade! See my thread!
    Alpacino

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    Quag Nag can't recover 4 energy from the discard in one turn, but even if it could, it can only move energy to the active so Golisopod won't be getting a free retreat. In any case, it'd probably be difficult to run another Stage 1 in Quag Nag (which already is slow to set up)

    Great Potion is great vs decks that aim for 2HKOs. Giant Bomb has a lot of potential vs decks whose main attackers go for one-shots.
     
  7. Fafnirchaos Aspiring Trainer
    Fafnirchaos

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    I can see great potion working in tank decks that are losing max potion and acerola. Cough*steel*Cough
     
  8. I'm just glad the Golisopod is water type, I hope there is a water Wimpod too.
     
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  9. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    THAT GOLISOPOD IS BUSTED.

    Imagine a zapdos that does 180.
    THAT IS GOLISOPOD.

    Yes, it's a stage 1 and it needs 2 attachments but AQUA PATCH.
     
  10. Deathfinch The Great
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    aqua patch is no longer standerd when this comes out
     
  11. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    oof
     
  12. CapnKrunkCereal Aspiring Trainer
    CapnKrunkCereal

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    Could this Aegislash help Tool Drop Doublade? The HP jump isn't that great, but with Memory Energy or Shining Celebi, you can still use tool drop, then get the whole line back into your hand.
     
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  13. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    Eh, I'm not seeing it in Tool Drop. I'd rather use TEU Aegislash with Shining Celebi because it has 10 extra HP plus an ability that reduces damage by 40 more. Plus, it's Metal so it benefits from Metal Goggles/Metal Frying Pan. Also, it can use Metal Core Barrier to effectively require 250 damage to OHKO.

    The best way to use this Aegislash is in its own deck, probably with Meganium. If you use Recycle Energy, you can really consistently put 130-200 damage on the board each turn (depending on Incineroar and Spell Tag).
     
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  14. Alpacino TEU Jirachi for trade! See my thread!
    Alpacino

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    This seems good. And because the deck is self-sufficient, that leaves room to run items like Crushing Hammers and Judge Whistles for Hand disruption, which also helps power up Aegislash.
     
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  15. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    I was thinking about going for disruption with Crushing Hammers and maybe a Faba, but the mock-up list for the idea I had is tight on space. I guess Jirachi wouldn't be required, but I'd be afraid of consistency issues since it's a Stage 2 deck idea. I'm currently thinking 4 each of Bike, Whistle, and Pokegear could help power up Aegislash quickly and improve consistency. It can use Morty too though, which is also a neat disruption tool against a lot of decks. There's definitely a solid deck there with all the deck thinning items available right now and the Meganium/Swampert engine. I'm really excited to try it out, honestly. Marshadow's rotation can give Stage 2 decks a chance to breathe.
     
  16. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
    Sombres

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    Potion looks cool
     
  17. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
    NaganadelIsBeast

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    TAE was meant for Golisopod. It fills the 3 [C] energy requirement, and then is discarded, so you can free retreat Golisopod (and into another Golisopod if you wish).
     
  18. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    How DARE they not release the Fossils immediately after the Fossil Stadium....

    The wait continues....
     
  19. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Well the whole base set should be revealed tomorrow, so the wait won't be much longer. lol
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Golisopod - 180 for 4 is nice. You are not KO ing most TTGX, but it counters Reshizard. Use TCE to pay the atk cost and since it is discarded after you atk, you have Free Retreat due to ability. Retreat to Jirachi and do 180 again. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Great Potion - ehh you should do "Heal all damage for 1 of your Pokemon-GX". 1-2 Geodudes.