Flygon-GX Fully Revealed, Azurill, Sunflora from “Alter Genesis!”

Flygon-GX has been fully revealed, along with new Sunflora and Azurill cards from SM12 Alter Genisis! The set will release in Japan on September 5th, then become part of our Cosmic Eclipse set in November. This is the first Azurill card since Diamond & Pearl, released all the way back in 2007, and the first Sunflora card since HeartGold & SoulSilver from 2010. Thanks goes to Bangiras for translations!

Sunflora – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Sunkern

[C][C] Sun Power: During your next turn, ignore all Energy in the attack costs of each of your [G] and [R] Pokemon in play (including Pokemon put in play during that turn).

[G][C][C] Solar Beam: 80 damage.

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

Flygon-GX – Fighting – HP240
Stage 2 – Evolves from Vibrava

Ability: Sandstorm Protection
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, any damage done to your Pokemon from your opponent’s attacks is reduced by 30 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[F][F][F] Desert Hurricane: 120+ damage. If there is any Stadium card in play, this attack does 120 more damage. Then, discard that Stadium card.

[F][F][F] Sonic Edge GX: 220 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by any effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon. (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: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Azurill – Fairy – HP60
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Rapid Charge
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may flip a coin. If heads, attach a basic Energy card from your discard pile to your Active Pokemon. If you use this Ability, your turn ends.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0

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  1. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer


    If we can find a good way too power Flygon up it's really good (aside from being a stage 2). I still can't believe we're getting a Flygon GX though like wow.
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  2. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer


    Wow a Sunflora. Wasnt there someone here who wanted that a lot? The first attack is very interesting that could borderline on possible abuse.

    Flygon GX's pretty ok. It can hit pretty big numbers actually. Maybe Red and Blue and the existing fighting support can help it achieve the attacks easier.
  3. Gabs Kazumi Amateur Illustrator @kazumi.draws
    Gabs Kazumi


    Flygon is one of my faves and seeing it in this card is pretty... disappointing. As if it were not enough being a Stage 2 card, which doesn't have support at all in our current format, the energy costs can't be accelerated at all.

    I thought they would give it a nice Ability since it's a Stage 2 GX, like Solgaleo's Ultra Road or something, or even something to spread damage like the Flygon from Boundaries Crossed (?), but they went with the worst possible sandstorm-themed approach.

    The art is nice and I want it in my collection bc it's still Flygon, but it could be better.
  4. xTITAN Training Aspirer


    Nothing makes me happier than seeing a cool stage 2 Pokemon get a card with terrible attack costs and mediocre damage output. Thanks, TPCi, you really made my day.
  5. xTITAN Training Aspirer


    Tiny brain: Using Sun Power to attack with ReshiZard for free next turn.
    Big brain: Using Sun Power to attack with Sun Power for free next turn.
  6. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner


  7. ProfPineTCG Professor


    How does sunflora’s first attack work with tag team gx moves? Do you get to ignore the bonus attack requirements too? Sun power one turn, double blaze gx for 300 the next because you can ignore energy costs? That’s how I read it at least.
  8. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner


    Just realized if Alolan Ninetales is 56/95, the baby Tag Team must be a promo or from SM12a.
    The additional energy cost is considered part of the effect and not technically the energy cost so you'd still need the extra energy for the bonus effect, as per attacks that copy other attacks but ignore energy cost.
  9. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


    No, it's not part of the cost, it's an additional requirement.
  10. AshCo さくうぴい?!



    Today is a good day. Sunflora and Azurill finally.
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  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    • Sunflora - first in 9 years!!! Good News. The first atk is nuts and abusable. Bad News. DCE rotated and its a Stage 1 and frail HP. hooo! 3-4 Geodudes
    • Azurill - First in 12 years!!! I don't think the ability would work. There's Will if you want. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Flygon-GX - 270 HP Stage 2 which KOs Pikarom for FFF with the fact that only Groudon will help you accel the energy and it is from the hand. Yay!! Also KO most TTGX with Diancie and Dojo. 4 Geodudes searching this out is very hard! (I dunno what happened to me)
  12. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    That Sunflora is going to be OP and will most likely make a lot of high energy cost GX worth something (Sad though that its only for Grass and fire type Pokemon)
  13. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB



  14. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    I'm super glad we got this, but it's really shameful that Pokémon like this are getting new cards and yet half of the BW Pokémon haven't got a card in the SM era
  15. GalaxyNinja45 Aspiring Trainer


    You'd still need all the energy needed to get the bonus effect. The Sunflora lets you ignore the cost of the attack, it doesn't make it zero.
    Example: Reshiram & Charizard can use Double Blaze GX for 200 damage without energy, but to get the bonus 100 damage and ignore other effects, you'd need 6 energy, as the attack's cost is still 3 fire + 3 bonus fire.
  16. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB


    57 Pokemon haven't been printed in SM, and only 25 of them are Gen 5s, which isn't that bad considering we could still get some more of them in Alter Genesis and there's more Pokemon in Gen 5 than any other Gen.
  17. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Do we have an already existing card effect that we can confirm this works this way? I'm not sure it wouldn't mean ignore it (so 3 would be sufficient).

    Might change based on the english translation, of course...

    Compendium-ex has this to say about Rayquaza-EX (which has an ability that is similar):

    That ability has the same core wording ("ignore"):

    I think that suggests the attack cost is set to 0, and so the "3 extra fire energy" is indeed extra but extra to 0, not to 3, so 3 total attached would suffice.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2019
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  18. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer


    That is what i was thinking it would be too
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  19. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer


    I've noticed that not a single sun and moon set doesn't have this. And people get upset when i call them monkeys...
  20. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker


    Man I'm getting tired of people saying we have no Stage 2 support when Rare Candy is still in rotation, and we arguably have even more reasons to run it with Trashalanche out of the format.
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