Blacephalon, Duskull, Dusclops from ‘Remix Bout!’

A new Psychic-type Blacephalon has been revealed from SM11a Remix Bout along with a new Duskull and Dusclops! The set will be released in Japan on July 5th. Thanks goes to Tunu for the translations!

Blacephalon – Psychic – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[P][C] Depth Bomb: Put 4 damage counters on your opponent’s Pokémon in any way you like. If your opponent has exactly 3 Prize cards remaining, put 12 damage counters on them instead.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2


Duskull – Psychic – HP40
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Soul Evolution
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard 3 cards from your hand. If you do, search your deck for a card that evolves from this Pokemon and put it onto this Pokemon to evolve it. Then, shuffle your deck.

[P] Ominous Eyes: Put 2 damage counter on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

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


Dusclops – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Duskull

[P] Disable: 20 damage. Choose 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s attacks. That Pokemon can’t use that attack during your opponent’s next turn.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3

Dusknoir was previously revealed here.

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  1. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Is this the first time Blacephalon has been Psychic? Well, that's something new at least.
     
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  2. Bergerz Aspiring Trainer
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    Blacephalon seems like a perfect fit in malamar.
     
  3. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Blacephalon is an awesome addition to several Malamar decks and could even work in an Ultra Beast deck. Would not be surprised to see this card as a stable one-off in either of these two decks similar to Nihilego. Duskull has an awesome means to instanbtly evolve on the turn it has been played with Soul Evolution and Dusknoir looks decent. I still tend to favor Aegislash as a Ghost-type stage two deck because it seems more stable and easier to use but the Dusknoir line is at least interesting.
     
  4. Brancus Aspiring Trainer
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    that blacephalon seems amazing! Espeon GX's GX attack only places 10 damage counters and has a higher cost (1 psychic 2 colorless)

    it's because blacephalon's second typing ingame is ghost
     
  5. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m still waiting for a fairy type of Tapu koko and Tapu bulu
     
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  6. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
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    Blacephelon looks so happy at the death he caused.
     
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  7. Incendium Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow another Blacephalon already haha
    I'm not complaining though, this will be an insane tech in any malamar or other psychic deck. Especially good with Mew/Mewtwo TTGX to have an attacker that is only one prize.
     
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  8. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    That Duskull is good.

    Kind of a shame we don't really have a great Dusknoir to go into in Standard.

    Expanded has Sinister Hand Dusknoir, so with Weezing, Spell Tag, Tapu Koko, Shrine - its a really nice tool for Spread in expanded. Especially since we have the Eggs and the evolution isn't on an attack, its on an ability.

    I like it.
     
  9. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Yes, I'm aware, but they never used Psychic to represent the Ghost type for it in the card game until now.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  10. Gyarados11 Researcher
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    Blacephalon is a crazy amount of spread. I also really like the duskull evolution mechanic.
     
  11. sKizor Aspiring Trainer
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    Looks like Weezing has a new friend in Blacephalon.
     
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  12. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Except when it comes out Weezing will be kinda dead or much weaker. With no DCE or Counter Energy, they will probably have to rely on fire energy on Welder

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    That said I really like this Blacephalon too and I can see it working in like all Malamar variations, especially Ultra Necrozma for more set up with Sky Scorching Light, and even the upcoming Malamar Giratina. And I guess maybe spread Malamar if that's still a thing after rotation, but loosing Tapu Koko probably kills that maybe tbh I don't have the best knowledge on that variation.

    Also also every Blacephalon has been good which is so weird but cool. It's probably the first Pokemon where I like because of the card game specifically and not the video games. Like previously when I played Ultramoon, I thought Blacephalon was kinda stupid lol.
     
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  13. sKizor Aspiring Trainer
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    I have tested weezing with both fire and fairy engines
    I have actually tested weezing with both the fire engine with welder and the fairy engine with mina and both actually perform rather well. As long as you have some kind of acceleration to get at least one energy down on blaphalon and drop a rainbow you are good. Sure losing tapu koko hurts the deck, but it doesn't kill it. Most weezing deck only used 1-2 koko anyways. and once 3 weezing are set up you don't even use koko anymore unless it's for an emergency escape rope. I don't see blacephalon being more than a 1-2 of in weezing as it will probably be one of the replacements for the psychic magical swap lele if people don't just swap out for the fairy one.
     
  14. CapnKrunkCereal Aspiring Trainer
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    Beast Box just got crazy! Machoke is gone to protect us from this, too.
     
  15. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    that blacephelon is legit so naughty. 6/5 geodudes for that ultra beast bad boy
     
  16. taveryri Aspiring Trainer
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    Blacephalon + Greens Engine + Magius + Beast Ring?
    Then late game Energy Switch and attach into Gartina TTGX with Fighting Dojo to swing for 280 and finish the game?
     
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  17. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    I think I got lost in the meta evolution somewhere, but I don't see why Blacephalon is all that great, other than coming clutch after they KO one of your TTGXs to spread 12. Otherwise 4 damage counters for [P][C] doesn't feel amazing. Maybe in a GarchTina TTGX deck, but who's seriously using that...
     
  18. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Blacephalon - 4 Geodudes because it is a good spreader and finally have a place in some Psychic decks.
    • Duskull/Dusclops - We have good Dusknoir in Expanded and its nuts if you get it out T2. Other from Evo Cheat, discarding cards is good for niche stuff. 4/3
     
  19. shifty14326 Aspiring Trainer
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    Why is everyone knocking Draw Energy? Is going to be much better than you think. Just wait and see.
     
  20. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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