Mallow & Lana from ‘Alter Genesis!’

Mallow & Lana has been revealed from SM12 Alter Genesis! The set will release in Japan on September 5th, and will then become part of our Cosmic Eclipse set in November. Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for translation!

Mallow & Lana – Trainer
Supporter

Switch your Active Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

When you play this card, you may discard 2 cards from your hand. If you do, heal 120 damage from the Pokemon you switched to the Bench.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    I was waiting for something to come and break Devolution Spray Z finally. I thought Dustox had it, but being a stage 2 with no good ways to evolve into just made it horrible. Shuffling 2 from your opponent's hand in evolution is really damn powerful, especially with Reset Stamp.
     
  2. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    as for Lana and Mallow - it isn't Acerola, but it will probably warrant some gameplay on stall decks and tag team decks - while not straight up healing all damage, it also keeps energy on board and so it allows for simply switching back your attacker to clear attack debuffs and special conditions. It has its niche, so of course it will see play.
     
  3. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Mallow and Lana look like a decent addition to Gardevoir and Sylveon GX decks who will already run Tag Whistle to seach out Tag Team cards.
     
  4. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    Tank decks just got even more tankier.
     
  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Mallow & Lana - 100% better than Tate & Liza. Stall decks will took advantage of it, and we don't have enough switching options now. Maybe this will add.4 Geodudes
     
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  6. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic V/V-MAX
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    Mallow & Lana seems fine but I'm not super sold on it. I think the healing amount by itself isn't really good enough and you would really want to couple it with something like Great Potion before you play this in order to really heal an amount that would prevent the Pokemon you're trying to protect from just getting Great Catchered right back in.

    And since there are still going to be OHKO threats running around like Blacephalon GX and Reshiram & Zekrom Tag Team GX is going to be out when this card comes out, I feel like deck slots are better devoted to something else.

    Just generally seems kind of expensive that you're throwing out 3 cards (the supporter and 2 cards from hand) to heal 120 and play switch, and if the heal 120 isn't enough to prevent a KO you might as well have just played Switch and then a different supporter for turn.
     
  7. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh my god this better get a full art lf them being the cutest BFF's since

    um

    has pokemon ever had cute bff girls?
     
  8. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    I think all of the Tag Team trainers so far required you to discard cards for an additional effect. That's pretty boring and if Tag Teams don't return (oh Arceus please make it so), they won't elaborate on the design with more interesting requirements.
    The card is okay. Definitely going to try it out in Slowpoke&Psyduck.
     
  9. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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  10. The Fish Smells very fishy
    The Fish

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    Mosquito of Steel - coming to a cinema near you in Fall 2019
     
  11. xTITAN Training Aspirer
    xTITAN

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    Chaotic Swell seems solid for decks that don't need stadiums. Unfortunately, all the tier 1 decks do need them right now.
     
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  12. Kenatta_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    I could see Chaotic Swell working well with Pikarom as Lysandre Labs isn't that crucial to the deck. Only issue is you would have to be very careful about placing it down if you haven't used Thunder Mountain. Other than that it could make for a great counter stadium, which is essentially what Labs is in the deck. Yeah Labs gives you an edge on Shedinja (which isn't really played as much right now) and helps with Malamar, but I could easily see Chaotic Swell helping the Malamar match anyway if they can't get their Viridian Forest in play to get energy in the discard. Would also prevent you from getting hit with Power Plant/Wondrous Labyrinth/Black Market, which all hurt more.
     
  13. Raver_Raven Aspiring Trainer
    Raver_Raven

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    This new stadium looks great for preempting Power Plant ... and Shrine of Punishment ... and the PS stadia.
     
  14. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

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    Mew3 decks that don't need a stadium somehow will love Chaotic Swell.
     
  15. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    Buzzwole's ability name looks like it has the same Japanese name as Beast Boost from the video games. Maybe we'll see a Stakataka that reduces damage for each prize taken or a Pheromosa that reduces attack/retreat cost to represent Defense or Speed.
     
  16. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

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    Buzzwole is interesting. Shame that Aether Paradise rotated out.
     
  17. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Buzzwole - if the opponent reaches 3 prizes left, and it has a Beastite attached, this does 120-170 for 2 energy. Too bad it won't be a deck on its own and being thrown as a tech card. Welder is also a major problem. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Chaotic Swell - Good on the existing #StadiumWars 3-4 Geodudes
     
  18. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
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    More lazy art on the tag team supporters, lol. Card is good though, Olympia saw some play and mallow/Lana is loads better
     
  19. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow this new stadium counters prism star stadiums as well, which is probably one of the coolest things about it. Problem is of you do use a crucial stadium like prism star stadiums, it looks like this would affect it still even if it's your own. So maybe not a good idea in Pikarom
     
  20. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Ken Sugimori, listen, we really appreciate you, pal, but you gotta stop illustrating these cards.