Slaking, Giant Bomb from ‘Miracle Twins!’

A new Slaking and Trainer card named Giant Bomb 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!

Slaking – Colorless – HP
Stage 2 – Evolves from Vigoroth

Ability: Strikes Back
If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack (even if this Pokemon is Knocked Out), put 4 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon.

[C][C][C][C] Dynamic Swing: 100+ damage. You may do 100 more damage. If you do, during your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon takes 100 more damage from your opponent’s attacks.

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


Giant Bomb – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

If this card is attached to a Pokemon, discard it at the end of your opponent’s turn.

If the Pokemon this card is attached to is your Active Pokemon and takes 180 or more damage from an opponent’s attack, put 10 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon.

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

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  1. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
    Pokenerd

    Member

    Slaking's damage is just under what it needs to kill Tag teams. Also it's a stage 2.

    Giant bomb is a bigger bursting balloon. I'm not sure if the translation count K.Os or overkill damage. I.E. if Lele GX is k.oed by 180 damage does bomb trigger?
     
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  2. mordacazir Lord of Souls
    mordacazir

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    Oh boy instead judges coming when judge is played we'll get security coming when we play giant bomb
     
  3. mordacazir Lord of Souls
    mordacazir

    Member

    It's overkill damage, because they just count the damage recieved.
     
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  4. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
    NaganadelIsBeast

    Member

    If Giant Bomb’s damage requirement was 150, it would be much more relevant because of PikaRom.
     
  5. Nyora The End of the World~
    Nyora

    Member

    Lul put 4 of these on Toolbox Sigilyph. I thini Giant Bomb is honestly just kidna bursting balloon but for attackers with a lot less HP (180 or more being the perfect number) so that they are dissuaded from being OHKOed.
     
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  6. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    I hoped Slaking’s Ability would be more dynamic...
    But WOW, that attack is huge. Enough to do 270 with Incineroar, and honestly if it’s a 1-prize, you can give it up. The problem is, you have to expect your opponent to KO the every turn, so this deck falls short in the long run.

    Giant Bomb? GIANT BOMB?!?
    (Please don’t censor this in English, I know you’re thinking about it.)
    YAHOOO!
    Nothing like an explosive to get your adrenaline pumping.
    The card is officially my favorite tool from the set because it’s extra damage as well as some MIND GAMES!
    I like mind games and bombs. And I like damage.
    It’s perfect.
    Please don’t censor it to be “Big Device.”
     
  7. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

    Member

    Who's ready to pull a slaking as their holo?
    Super exciting
     
    TheAquaPiplup and RisingRaichuu like this.
  8. Gamerdynasty4ever Aspiring Trainer
    Gamerdynasty4ever

    Member

    Wait, we need a security supporter card though...
     
  9. Security guard - supporter

    You may only use one supporter each turn.

    You may look at your opponent's deck and put a card in the discard pile. If you do, discard a card from your hand.
     
  10. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    As somebody who works security, the more accurate effect would be "You may look at your opponent's deck. If you do, your active Pokemon is now Asleep."
     
  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Slaking - Nice ability. And also, it was named Counterattack. Machamp EVO should have that translation named but it was dubbed as counterattack. 4 Energy 200 is fine. The drawback hurts so much. Gosh! 3-4 Geodudes
    • Giant Bomb - this is an immediate answer to hard-hitters like Reshizard. The problem is... the opponent has a decision to KO you or not. That could waste another usable tool card that is impossible to recover with in an essential manner. We don't have Field Blower which is a good thing, the problem stays the same. 4 Geodudes
     
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  12. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
    VuDu-JuJu

    Member

    I don't think so. 'Technically' a Pokemon can't take more damage than its maximum HP. You can do 200 dmg with an attack, but in Lele's case it only actually gets hit with 170 bc that's the most damage it can take before getting knocked out.
     
  13. DarthPinkHippo Aspiring Trainer
    DarthPinkHippo

    Member

    At least on PTCGO, whenever overkill damage is done it still shows how much total damage is done and that number is used in end of match damage counts.
     
  14. jo94 Gen 3 lover
    jo94

    Member

    Still, if they decide not to attack, you have a free turn to attack again, perfect for a 2hko on those big thing such as reshizard
     
  15. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
    Robert Fuchs

    Advanced Member Member

    Giant Bomb is perfect for Zapdos.

    Then you can use electropowers to power up so the opponent has 100 or less health, and attach giant bomb.
     
  16. Fafnirchaos Aspiring Trainer
    Fafnirchaos

    Member

    Giant bomb seems interesting, I can see this played in a lot of decks. Slaking is going to be an interesting build.
     
  17. jamashawalker Aspiring Trainer
    jamashawalker

    Member

    I love the idea with this Slaking and giant bomb. I'm only worried about the consistent energy cost. Yeah it can "potentially" do 340 damage but it would have to be KOed and you would need to set another up ready to go and being a Stage 2 is difficult. With all these new amazing stage 2 pokemon, the question becomes how viable will stage 2s be in the next format?
     
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  18. Wechselbalg Mr. Ros
    Wechselbalg

    Member

    That Slaking reminds me of Homer Simpson lol

    Giant Bomb is probably the first decent card that was revealed recently. Still have to wait and see what decks can make the most use out of it.
     
  19. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

    Member

    Are there any other cards that increase damage done to themselves that can be used with Giant Bomb?
     
  20. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
    VuDu-JuJu

    Member

    You're right, and I think we'll probably end up with a ruling on it soon enough, or we'll get clearer wording.