Hop Full Art Promo Revealed!

Those who purchase two booster boxes of Japan’s Sword and Shield sets will receive a full art Hop promo from participating stores!

Hop – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 3 cards.

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

Hop is promo #5. Only a couple of Sword & Shield series promos have been revealed so far.

The card will likely be in the set as a regular-art card.

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  1. Guzma4GAME Aspiring Trainer
    Guzma4GAME

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    we had cheren, we had tierno, we had hau and now we have hop
    BuStEd
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Hop - Its just Hop. Your ordinary rival that draws 3 cards.
     
  3. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
    Asrialys

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    Now you can run 12 of these draw-3 Supporters in an Expanded deck!
     
  4. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    I wonder if they're doing away with revealing the entire Japanese set before release date for SWSH? Because based on the last couple of years of SM sets, we should know the entire SWSH Japanese set in a week but they haven't revealed a thing still. lol
     
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  5. Alexandraka Aspiring Trainer
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    Weren't they going to release the sets at the same time now? So if ours comes out in February then they would probably release cards towards that date rather than now?
     
  6. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

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    15 if you count Erika
     
  7. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
    Oddish22

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    I think it makes a lot of sense for the first set, as the video games just have been released. And if you are interested in both TCG and video games, it gives you more time to explore the game's new Pokémon before seeing them all as cards.
    You could argue that you could preorder the cards but not open them, but it's a bit too tempting.
     
  8. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    You didn't read in depth enough.

    Japan is still going to get more sets than us (smaller) but the final set in their block will release day and date with the wests.

    Japan is getting Sword and Sheild on Dec 6th or something.

    Japan - Sword and Sheild - Dec 6th
    Sub Set A? - Feb 7th?

    English - Sword and Sheild (Japan Base set and Base set). - Feb 7th
     
  9. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

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    Why tho hop is actually a cool rival make his card good dangit
     
  10. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

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    They made a full art of everyone's favorite roadblock in SwSh?! What an incentive to buy two boxes!

    Well, at least Naoki Saito's artwork is excellent, as always.

    Also, when Hop was first revealed, I called him Hau 2.0. On top of using the recycled animation from Hau, he also has the same effect in the TCG. I guess that's just par for the course. He really is Hau 2.0.
     
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  11. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

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    Not only is he Hau 2.0, he’s twice as irritating!! Fun.
     
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  12. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

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    From all the topics and replies that I saw on Reddit, this is absolutely true.

    By the way, I’ve been meaning to reply to your last reply, but I keep remembering when I don’t have enough time to do so. Sorry about that!
     
  13. AlphaTheKineticGuardian Aspiring Trainer
    AlphaTheKineticGuardian

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    Oh god, running a quarter of your deck with +2 supporters is actually possible

    (For those who will say it's +3, you lose one card, therefore -1, to gain three, being -1 + 3 = +2; that being said, Erika is then a +3 to your opponent for a +2 for you as a result)
     
  14. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

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    Also not to mention that his design (specifically his official art with that annoying smile) drives me up a wall just by looking at him, lol. Him and Leon (ooh boy ESPECIALLY this guy, that shorts/tights combo is not a good look) are some of my least favorite character designs in YEARS from this series.

    Also no worries! Take all the time you need, I appreciate it either way!
     
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  15. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    They've released Professor Magnolia as "Professor's Research" - indicating that they'll assume generic names for generic Supporters, with the "name" of this supporter as just a sub-text. However, they have not done it with Hop. Why?

    I understand that Professor's Research has a strong effect and they want to limit its usage in Expanded. But if we assume this is the reason, it's really inelegant design. Call this something like "Friend's Advice" and let me use Hau forever.
     
  16. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

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    No don’t give them ideas, I won’t rest until I can play a deck of 59 Draw 3 supporters and a single Pokémon.
     
  17. softsoph Aspiring Trainer
    softsoph

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    That card art is really good.. I like the background a lot.
     
  18. Alexandraka Aspiring Trainer
    Alexandraka

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    Ah okay, thank you : )
     
  19. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

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    But wait! There's more! Looker!
     
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  20. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

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    Did people play the first 3 hours of SWSH and nothing else? Hop actually has character development. He abandons battling entitely for a better career. You guys just don't want to admit a rival can be good unless it's an edgy elitist with 5 pseudo legendaries on his team.