New SWSH Rayquaza Promo, Resistance Changes Coming to SWSH Era!

Those who purchase Japan’s upcoming “V Starter Decks” will receive a holo Rayquaza promo from participating retailers. It is card #003/S-P. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Rayquaza – Colorless – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Dark Clamp: 30 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[C][C][C] Power Blast: 120 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2

As you can see, Rayquaza’s Resistance is -30. The last time Resistance was -30 was during the EX era in the mid-2000s. Starting with the Diamond & Pearl era, the amount changed to -20 and has been that way ever since.

This news is in addition to the news that Lightning Pokemon aren’t automatically resistant to Metal anymore and you can’t play a Supporter card on your first turn if you’re the first player. What other changes will be coming to the Sword & Shield era?