Latios-GX, Dragonite, Blue’s Strategy, Cherish Ball, and ‘Miracle Twins’ Products!

Latios-GX, Dragonite, and Blue’s Strategy 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 Jake C., Arantxa T., and Tunu for the translations!

Latios-GX – Psychic – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Bind
If you have 4 or less Pokemon in play, this Pokemon can’t attack.

[P][C][C] Tag Purge: 120 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon can’t be damaged by attacks from Tag Team Pokemon.

[P] Clear Vision GX: Until the end of the game, your opponent can’t use a GX attack. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Dragonite – Dragon – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dragonair

Ability: Hurricane Charge
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may attach a [W] Energy and a [L] Energy from your hand to your Pokemon in any way you like.

[W][L][C][C] Dragon Impact: 170 damage. Discard 3 Energy from this Pokemon.

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


Blue’s Strategy – Trainer
Supporter

When this turn is over, draw cards from your deck until you have 8 cards in your hand.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

(Note that this card is named “Green’s Strategy” in Japan but will be renamed to “Blue’s Strategy” in America.)


Terrakion – Fighting – HP140
Basic Pokemon

[F][C][C] Cave King: 50+ damage. If all of your Benched Pokemon have damage counters on them, this attack does 150 more damage.

[F][F][C][C] Rock Smash: 110 damage.

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

(This is the promo fans will receive when purchasing a booster box of the set. It will also be in the set with alternate artwork.)

As usual, Pokemon Center stores will be selling a package that comes with two booster boxes of the set, a special deck box, and card sleeves. For Miracle Twins, the products will feature Lance and his Dragonite.

 

A new Cherish Ball card from the Espeon & Deoxys-GX deck was also revealed, as were clear images of Jirachi-GX and Weavile-GX.

Cherish Ball – Trainer
Item

Search your deck for a Pokemon-GX, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

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


Jirachi-GX – Psychic – HP160
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Psychic Zone
If a Pokemon with a [P] Weakness receives damage from an attack, don’t apply Weakness.

[P] Star Search: Search your deck for an Energy card and attach it to 1 of your [P] Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck.

[P][P][P] Star Shield GX: 100 damage. Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Weavile-GX – Darkness – HP200
Stage 1 – Evolves from Sneasel

Ability: Shadow Connection
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may move a basic [D] Energy from 1 of your Pokemon in play to another 1 of your Pokemon in play.

[D][D][C] Claw Slash: 130 damage.

[C] Night Order GX: Search your deck for any number of Basic Pokemon and put them on your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1

The contents of both decks were shown. The Espeon & Deoxys-GX deck will come with a Tapu Lele-GX and a new Cresselia.

Also releasing on May 31st alongside SM11 are Aerodactly card sleeves and a leather Mewtwo double deck box for 3,000 yen.

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  1. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    Well Blue's a cute girl and all but I'm still waiting for the TCG debut of my Ice Queen Lorelei.

    Also, I like Latios and love Dragonite but we just had them in Team Up, can we get some Pokemon who are rotating out in August instead? bleh
     
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  2. David Miller Aspiring Trainer
    David Miller

    Member

    Cherish Ball is awesome. Too bad it's in a deck. Otherwise it would be almost a guarantee in our August set. Might not get it for awhile... :/
     
  3. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    Since we're getting the GX cards from this deck in Unified Minds, I think it's pretty likely we'll get any other new cards in the deck as well, especially with the set being 230+ before secret rares.
     
  4. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    Latios is going to be really damn annoying for Quad Tag Team decks in a format with no Guzma, Escape Rope or Counter Catcher.

    Cherish Ball is just the perfect consistency boost for our decks after the loss of Nest and Ultra Ball, while also damn fantastic for Dedenne GX or any other bench sitters we may get later.

    Dragonite is wow. I thought they would keep printing garbage dragon cards after Rayquaza GX but this surprised me. The need to attach two colors is stupid but at least Energy Spinner and Viridian are a thing. I can kinda see it being used in electric decks.

    Blue... is nice, I guess, but Steven triumphs it by searching stuff you actually want on your hand and being a much better turn finisher after Surge.
     
  5. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    They need a way to fill their +200 card quota, so these structure decks have high chances to be added.
     
  6. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    Guessing we'll get this sequence:
    63. Whimsicott
    64. Comfey
    65. Dratini
    66. Dratini
    67. Dragonair

    68. Dragonite

    Snatch your second Pokemon card, Comfey!!!
     
  7. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

    Member

    For us, maybe. For Japan, nope.
     
  8. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

    Member

    UnoDosTres juat got it's energy accelerator in Dragonite.
     
  9. AuraStormLucario Aspiring Trainer
    AuraStormLucario

    Member

    That Cherish Ball is pretty incredible, however, I'm pretty excited to see the world's metagame with zero universal search options, I think it'll be interesting to see what effect it will have on a day 0 metagame!
     
  10. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

    Member

    They did terrakion dirty by not giving him a GX like the other two of the musketeer trio
     
  11. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
    NaganadelIsBeast

    Member

    Cherish Ball is so good.

    And I’m buying Latios GX the fricking day it comes out.
     
  12. Wechselbalg *****
    Wechselbalg

    Member

    Wow, Cherish Ball is OP.
     
  13. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

    Member

    Wow, that Dragonite is literally SM Vikavolt with Water instead of Grass and 20 more damage.
     
  14. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

    Member

    Well Blue's Strat could prove very interesting, especially in decks like Granbull.
     
  15. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

    Member

    Vikavolt is much better as it grabs the energy from the deck.
     
  16. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
    Pokenerd

    Member

    Latios is insane! Remember that Guzma is rotating so Tag team only deck would need to player catcher cards. Counter catcher and poke catcher rotate. Custom catcher is an option but you can only use it twice so you would need to knock out tag teams. How does Latias cope? Simply don't bench 2 tag teams.

    Dragonite is simply a different Vikavolt. I don't see what it couldmpower up... Other than itself. 170 is not enough in this standard.

    Blue is draw support for next turn. You could use this with surge so you can use a draw supporter. Than you still get to use an effective supporter. But really, just use lillie and Erika.

    Cherish ball is the new Ultra ball. There aren't really any good non GX decks next format. I'm not concerned.
     
  17. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Latios GX: The Ability is binding, but not difficult to get past. The attack is supreme, and even with all its glory, the GX attack is the shine of this card. Just stop anyone from using a GX attack is awesome.
    Dragonite: awww Yeah. New Vikavolt is here! I’m excited.
    Blue’s Strategy: I love this card. It’s nice and I think I’ll be playing some of these. Zapdos will love it.
    Cherish Ball: what we needed, when we needed it. Thanks, TPCI.
    The arts on all of these are less to speak about (Except Jirachi and Weavile).
     
  18. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
    KK-Swizzle

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    Wow, blue’s strategy is super good ... perfect for decks like Malamar where you can mostly play off your board, and want to dig for your power/tech cards! May be as good or better than Erika’s as far as 9th/10th draw supporters
     
  19. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

    Member

    • Latios is good. Loving the psychic support for my mally. It counters pikarom and reshizard. What more can I ask? With mewmew, you can laugh at the ability, too.
    • Dragonite+welder =powered up birds
    • The new sleeves show how to get dragonite out.
    • blue might be good in a format without marshadow
    • Terrakion will be a prerelease promo. I call it right now. (along with victini)
    • cherish ball will be like nest ball in most decks.
    • Tapu Koko prism star still not searchable.
    • Jirachi - I would rather just use a psychic type not weak to psychic in the psychic matchup. You know, like dawn wings and gengar?
    • weavile - in a format without gust, it might actually stay on the board for a turn or 2.
    • Aero sleeves! Please give Aero GX!
    Like this, I want this:
    Fighting type (stage 1) Hp:200
    Quick Dive: Fighting Colorless 70 +20 to 1 benched
    Giga Impact (i dunno better name): Fighting Colorless Colorless 140
    Primordial Screech: Colorless Colorless Colorless Do 50 damage to each of your opponent's pokemon. Then deevolve them 1 stage. Put the evolutions into their hand.
     
  20. i have to say i'm not nearly as scared about the new format with cherish ball, although it' just more support to tag teams