Cinccino from ‘Sword & Shield’ Revealed, Has Zoroark-GX’s Ability!

A new Cinccino has been revealed in the latest edition of the Pokemon TCG rulebook. It has the same ability as Zoroark-GX. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Cinccino – Colorless – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Minccino

Ability: Thrifty
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard a card from your hand. If you do, draw 2 cards.

[C] Energy Assist: 40 damage. Attach a basic Energy card from your discard pile to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

The Japanese wording on Zoroark and Cinccino’s Ability is slightly different, but it will probably be translated into English the same way.

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  1. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
    KentGardner

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    Ridiculous. And it’s not a gx or vmax or anything so no current way to cut off that ability.
     
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  2. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh no consistancy!!! This card is fine cuz it doesnt do everything like zoroark. If it attacks draws cards and does your taxes its op but if it only does on or the other so you need to be more specific with your deck building its allright
     
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  3. 7master Aspiring Trainer
    7master

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    At least it's good to play the deck more with the discard pile. For the other purpose it is not more useful.
     
  4. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    Very nice. That's how these types of abilities should look - on regular cards, not GX/V cards.
     
  5. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

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    Time to build Zoroark/Cincinno in Expanded. VRROOOOOOOMMM
     
  6. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

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    Cinccino is one of my favorite Pokémon. The Next Destinies one was the rare in the first pack I ever opened.
     
  7. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    Controversial opinion here: this card isn't that great.
    The only reason Zoroark was played so much was because it could 2HKO anything in the game. Cinccino doesn't have anywhere near as good an attack as Zoro, which makes it much less versatile to use. It will probably replace Pidgeotto in decks that run it but aside from that I don't expect this card to be anywhere near as good as Zoro was.
     
  8. Tytus Expanded Legend
    Tytus

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    Running this with sillvally may not be a bad idea cause you could power the sylvallies up and make it a 1 energy attachment attack.
     
  9. orthusaku Tired Trainer
    orthusaku

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    So when are we going to get the tools to stop abilities from pokemon like it? Since it would only be fair to have tools to counter ability heavy decks directly.
     
  10. GalaxyNinja45 Aspiring Trainer
    GalaxyNinja45

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    Ok but you can also just either Welder to it or use R&B to set it up without having to worry about multiple evo lines if you wanted to use Silvally as an attacker
     
  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    I like and dislike your sentiment at the same time.
     
  12. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

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    Pidgeotto runs, well, Pidgeotto because it's searchable by Elm's Lecture, so after setting up your Pidgeys turn 1 you get 3 additional draws for the same Elm's pop.

    This card isn't as good as Zoroark is, but it will be ran because it's a powerful consistency booster that doesn't die to Power Plant.
     
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Cinccino - since it has Zoroark's Trade ability, many advantage and disadvantage that Minccino does. First, gives up 1 prize and less RC. Second, it doesn't have a good attack. 4 Geodudes
     
  14. guicazzonato Aspiring Trainer
    guicazzonato

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    Except that Pidgeotto can be searched with Elm, and Cinccino can't...so not sure about it being replaced.
     
  15. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof

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    is that really a big deal? You can't Elm T1 if you go first so you'll have to play heavy ball search anyway
     
  16. FacepalmMaster 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9
    FacepalmMaster

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    were getting ball search cards in swsh
     
  17. FacepalmMaster 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9
    FacepalmMaster

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    and empoleon
     
  18. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

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  19. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
    Chrswrites

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    But still no Fairy type cards :/ Do I need to worry
     
  20. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

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    wow, what's poison gonna be next? fairy?
     
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