Pikachu, Raichu from ‘Dream League!’

A new Pikachu and Raichu have just been revealed from SM11b Dream League! The set will be released on August 2nd. Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for translations!

Pikachu – Lightning – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[L] Nuzzle: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L][L][C] Volt Tackle: 70 damage. This Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

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


Raichu – Lightning – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Pikachu

[C] Nuzzle: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L] Powerful Spark: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage times the amount of Lightning Energy attached to your Pokemon.

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

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  1. jamashawalker Ikouze!
    jamashawalker

    Member

    Woooo!!!! Nuzzle deck is still alive!!! I'm happy to see this
     
  2. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Pikachu with three energies does more damage than their evolution. Hmm.
     
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  3. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

    Member

    So that Pikachu art is adorable. Also that Raichu art is so freakin sinister.
     
  4. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
    Spring Sun Warrior

    Member

    whenever i see these nerfed draw4 cards i always think "why cant they just print a normal 'Draw 4 cards' supporter" . i just realized how expanded and deeper has many "4 cards inX's hand" mechanics. see will prob never get a basic draw 4. not that its that major it just is something i noticed and am bummed about
     
  5. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

    Member

    Way to outclass that promo lol. I was going to buy 4 of those checklane blisters for a playset of Nuzzle Pikachus, but then the supplier never got them in stock so the order was cancelled. Blessing in disguise lol. It's very nice to see Nuzzle Pikachu with 70HP. Love that Raichu has Nuzzle too and is essentially a 1 prize version of the GX.
     
  6. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Just still use the promo one, because Prof. Elm is a thing.
    • Raichu - better than the GX. 4 Geodudes
     
  7. Errffy Jones Aspiring Trainer
    Errffy Jones

    Member

    Do we know what cards come before Pikachu or Raichu in this set? Because I'm ecstatic over the mere thought of Pichu GX now
     
  8. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
    MasterGallade

    Member

    omggg my favorite Johto E4 member finally gets a new Trainer card <3 Really hoping to see a CHR of Xatu with him in it
     
  9. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

    Member

    With Emolga and Pachirius Raichu could be a viable non-GX deck after rotation since Emolga and Pokémon Communication can be used in tandem to search for the entire Pokémon line in this deck.
     
  10. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
    paulyd84

    Member

    I love the art on these, wish this would replace rainbows as have never liked the look of them but i know will just be another chase but a great direction for FA cards - guessing this is piggy backing of Pokemon masters as so trainer centric?
     
  11. Serperior 209/500
    Serperior

    Advanced Member Member

    This is what I imagine Lt. Surge's Raichu would look like
     
  12. Tytus Expanded Legend
    Tytus

    Member

    So the regular is better than the GX is what you are telling me. Though the GX will have rotated out of standard by the time this releases. With thunder mountain it is a free attack but it does more damage for each energy so it takes 20 damage out of the equation. You could just load a bunch of energy on to a wail carp GX and hit with this.
     
  13. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    Wow, this is easily the worst set in a while in terms of bringing back Pokemon we haven't seen in a few years. It's literally just Gallade so far, and we've know most of the set at this point. lol
     
  14. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
    Pokenerd

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    Raichu is the replacement for Raichu GX in nuzzle decks next, next format. It could synergize with the UNB Raichu (Never give up) late game.
     
  15. Catastrophia PokéBeach Articles Editor
    Catastrophia

    Articles Staff Member

    What do you mean? The Raichu does 20x so if you have at least 4 [L] energy on your board then it's hitting more than the Pikachu...
     
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  16. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    I’m still hoping for a solo Alolan raichu gx
     
  17. Jon Aspiring Trainer
    Jon

    Member

    Finally
     
  18. Bobohippo Aspiring Trainer
    Bobohippo

    Member

    Seems to me like this could be paired really well with weezing spread???
     
  19. jamashawalker Ikouze!
    jamashawalker

    Member

    Alright so some things about the Nuzzle Archetype and why it's better post rotation. It was always a consistent deck that never needed the balls. They just gave it more consistency. I believe Elm's +Promo nuzzle Pikachu is the better option because it can get you set up faster. And all you need is an emolga+ 1 energy and you're set for the entire game. This Raichu is significantly better because it can be searched with emolga also attacks for less energy. Also since this deck is self sufficient by having the pokemon be the consistency, you are very flexible in what you could add to the deck.
    Next format we are losing guzma+good spread decks. In team up, zapdos+Pikarom was everywhere so they were easily running all over this archetype. We now have Mew to protect us against Pikarom+ Reshikrom, both will be top tier archetypes you need to prepare for.
    There's a lot to say about this archetype because it was an amazing style of play that just came in at the wrong time. Now it may finally have its time to shine
     
  20. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

    Member

    They were referring to the fact that Pikachu with 3 [L] attached does 70 damage, but a Raichu with 3 [L] attached (assuming no additional energies on the board) does 60.

    Also why such a heavy retreat cost...