Solgaleo & Lunala-GX from ‘Dream League,’ Features Lillie!

The first card from SM11b Dream League has been revealed in CoroCoro magazine! Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for the translation!

Solgaleo & Lunala-GX – Psychic – HP270
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM)

[P][P][P][C] Cosmic Burn: 230 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Cosmic Burn during your next turn.

[P][P][C]+ Light of the Goddess: 200 damage. If you played “Lillie’s Best Effort” from your hand during this turn, during your opponent’s next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to each of your Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

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

This is the first Tag Team card that has a GX attack with no additional effect for having more Energy attached to the Pokemon. The GX attack just has a “regular” effect despite the + in the Energy cost. Strange, but maybe they kept the + for consistency’s sake?

As posted several months ago, Dream League will release in Japan on August 2nd. It will contain 49 cards (excluding secret rares). The set’s cards will be included in our Cosmic Eclipse set in November.

The set’s booster pack indicated the set would feature human Trainers. We can already see this in the artwork of Solgaleo & Lunala-GX, not to mention its attack references a new Lillie Supporter. I wonder if the set is to promote the new Pokemon Masters game as well?

Thanks goes to @azumarugao_kame for the image above!

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  1. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    Mixed feelings about this tbh; I love how Lillie is in the art, but having a standard Tag Team not done by Mitsuhiro Arita really angers my OCD lol and I kinda wish Lunala was more relevant ;_; Can't wait to see the alternate art tho
     
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  2. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    Lillie is only there cause she was trying to get Nebby back into the damn bag
     
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  3. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
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    I'd like to point out that the GX attack condition says that it prevents effects of attacks onto each of your Pokemon.

    Probably doesn't change the fact that if it gets gusted out of the active then that ability is gone anyway, but that is significantly stronger than only defending self.
     
  4. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    It won't be a reprint of the OG N; we just got reset stamp.
     
  5. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    Oh I don't care about whether he gets reprinted or not (preferably not, I like the price of the old FA where it's at right now.) I'm just saying that N being in a Tag Team with the two is what excites me. I'm sure it'll have the same GX gimmick that Solg/Luna does, so there being a new supporter with him in it also excites me.

    Now, I can't lie, it'd be funny if N got reprinted. It probably won't happen, but it'd be really funny to see that.
     
  6. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    I don't really buy this. There's plenty of attacks that have extra effects for playing Supporter cards (that don't have a + in their Energy requirements). And the + is in the Energy cost, implying there's more effects for having more Energy attached.
     
  7. Ian Hatcher Aspiring Trainer
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    Like to see more legendary tag teams for sure.
     
  8. Johnny2316 Aspiring Trainer
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    This card is beautiful!! I'm sad it's the last Sun and Moon set though. We've had great cards and memories!!
     
  9. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    A 270 HP Basic whose attacks do 230 and 200+immunity.

    This is what power creep looks like. Just comes down to how fast a player can load it up.
     
  10. They named the card wrong, it should be solgaleo lunala Lillie and turtle gx
     
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  11. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't believe that's accurate. I'd interpret this as putting an effect on the battlefield in general, rather than on a specific Pokémon. I don't think this is removable by any combination of switching, except by attacks that ignore effects or explicitly remove them.

    We'll likely get a ruling before pre-release in any event on this.
     
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  12. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    The wording of this effect could mean that gusting can't get around it. It's a blanket effect on all of your Pokemon in play. It could be the same though but that just seems weird to me. It'll probably be ruled as not working if it leaves the active though.

    This looks really good for Malamar, but I'm not sure it'll replace Ultra Necrozma or Dawn Wings. It gives up one more Prize and technically has a lower damage cap than Ultra Necrozma, which can matter for Reshizard. This card just feels like Reshizard 2.0 but weaker because Psychic support isn't quite as good as Fire is right now - but then again, no other type can compare right now. At least it doesn't require awkward Metal Energy like Ultra Necrozma, I guess.
     
  13. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Not digging the trainers in the main art tbh
     
  14. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm pretty sure Giratina/Garchomp is going to replace UN as the main attacker in Malamar in the next meta (Worlds and later), so that's the real question. This could possibly replace that, or more likely supplement it. Decks with both GarTina (or is it TinaChomp?) and LunaLeo might be optimal, because it gives you a 230 big hitter for when they're playing tag teams (add in regular Giratina and Spell Tag to get those last 10s), and it gives you an earlier attack (with Linear Attack) plus a cheaper option to OHKO single prizers.

    In any event, I'm not sure you can say psychic support is really worse than fire - between mysterious treasure and, well, Malamar, it's trivial to get it going turn 2. Reshizard will probably have some challenges getting set up post-Kiawe; I played the Green's build and it's very frustrating to play when it doesn't start with a Green's first turn (or the perfect set of Welder/Fiery Flint/etc.) The big advantage Reshizard has is that it can play Green's, which means it can play Counter Catcher of course...
     
  15. PokemonMasterNate Braizard let's go!!!
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    I'm saying this rn, I want a Staraptor GX. Probably won't get it though. RIP ;-;
     
  16. PokemonMasterNate Braizard let's go!!!
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    Staraptor is probably one of my favorite Pokémon, that's why I want a GX for it.
     
  17. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
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    Could be Necrozma, Dusk Make Necrozma, Dawn Wings Necrozma and Ultra Necrozma - the game is still on. Also love the fossil in the back what merch is that?
     
  18. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    Kinda hard rating Solgala not knowing what Lillie's Best Effort does. The first attack however is a Psychic type Flare Strike from Reshizard. No need to speculate on how good that will be.
     
  19. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
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    I only bring it up because it's been a universal property of attacks with upsides or downsides, and part of the reason why those strategies haven't been very effective because the solution to all of them is gust them out of the active and every deck in this format plays Guzma (and every deck next format will play Custom Catcher/Gust Ability/Gust On Attack/Great Catcher), or inversely Pokemon that can't attack twice in a row (Back in the days of Ho-Oh GX, and ReshiZard GX nowadays), you can switch to eliminate that downside.

    I only think of abilities as full field blankets regardless of active or bench, such as Solgaleo GX Promo that removes all weakness.

    But of course, until a final ruling is given it's still up in the air. I just assume that it'll work like every other side effect that's tied to an attack - it will be removed if removed from the active. Even if that's the case, it's a great way to discourage PikaRom GX attacks and Nagandel GX (Unified Minds) in general. Also protects your field from TinaChomp. Much more useful than only protect self.
     
  20. Lechu v 2017 The SHARPEST tool in the shed.
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    Ya gonna need a bigger bag there, buddy. he's a big lion boy now.
     
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