Meowth-V, Evolution Incense, Bede, and New Version of Quick Ball!

Finally some news!

A new Meowth-V promo will be given out to those who participate in sealed deck tournaments in Japan on December 14th and 15th. The tournaments will use the five “Starter Set V Decks” that are releasing on November 29th.

Meowth-V – Colorless – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C] Pay Day: 30 damage. Draw a card.

[C][C][C] Slashing Claw: 130 damage.

When your Pokemon-V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Three new cards were revealed from the V Decks, including a new version of Quick Ball that is completely unlike the original.

Quick Ball – Trainer

You must discard 1 card from your hand in order to play this card. Search your deck for a Basic Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

The original Quick Ball was last printed in 2008’s Majestic Dawn. Its effect was: “Reveal cards from your deck until you reveal a Pokemon. Show that Pokemon to your opponent and put it into your hand. Shuffle the other revealed cards back into your deck. (If you don’t reveal a Pokemon, shuffle all the revealed cards back into your deck.)”

Evolution Incense – Trainer

Search your deck for an Evolution Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

Bede – Trainer

Attach a Basic Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

It was also revealed that the Sword & Shield era will have new artwork for Basic Energy cards. Only Fire Energy was revealed so far:

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB


    Meowth's artist is aky CG works so definitely not hand drawn.
  2. aaron2310 Aspiring Trainer


    A look at some more V cards -

  3. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer


    not really, we've already seen these jumbo's ages ago
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
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  4. I never understand these kinds of comments, the fact is that its early days for Sword Shield and none of these V mechanic cards are intended to be exceptionally playable at this point.

    They are purely and simply for promotional and collectability purposes. Just why be so bitter about it?

    Think back to Snorlax GX, it wasnt particularly great or imaginative. But its soul purpose was to promote Snorlax's Pulverising Pancake Z Move in the Video Games and their transition into TCG.

    Your more serious cards will come but why be so wound up about it so early on? Base set isnt out until January
  5. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer


    wound up? the card sucks plain and simple (i'm not "bitter" i'm just sharing my thoughts), sure it'll probably have something to do with a gigantamax meowth card but so what? does it really matter to you that much? also pretty sure swsh base set comes out february but okay.
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  6. SupStar Aspiring Trainer


    Love the new energy

    Not a huge fan of the V Card Style, I think GX was a bit better. Looks like they did something weird with the colors like oversaturated or brightened them up or something. Can't put my finger on it...

    Love that we're getting general energy power. So annoying to see Fire Type get an insanely powerful energy attaching card (2 energy AND draw 3, I can't be the only one who thinks that's OP...) and other types be left in the dust.

    Love quickball and the evo incense too. It's nice to see some general cards instead of stuff that only works on certain types.

    I hope they have less cards that actively counter V cards this gen. Imo they were way too hard on GXs and Tag Teams. The whole point of having them is that they're stronger than normal pokemon, but your opponent gets more prize cards for taking them out. Defeats the whole purpose if there are so many cards that punish you even further for using them like catchers, damage between turns, canceling their abilities even on the bench, doing bonus damage, etc. That stuff should be very specific if it exists at all, not just some general cards that can be thrown in with any deck (I thought things like Gen 6's Regice was fine because it was only immune for 1 turn to EXs after it used a specific attack, not an ability that makes it always immune with no cost)
  7. AshCo さくうぴい?!


    For basics I'm going to assume the high-end would be 220 like Regirock V has. I'm assuming fully evolved ones are going to have Tag Team levels of HP and then those Max cards are gonna go higher and make the new limit.
  8. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast

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    Ok. I have a theory on the V Pokémon:

    What we have seen so far, it’s basically it: the card style, everything. V’s aren’t that special. They are basically EX Pokémon with slightly better stats.

    “OMG! PoWeR cReEp!”

    Yes and no.

    I think the stats are slightly modified because of current standards, but also, the V Pokémon DON’T HAVE A TYPE! They are basically BIG COLORLESS, but with type-specific attack costs and they can be hit FOR weakness.

    No word on how this works with Gigantamax. But V’s are the “big colorless jumping off point”.

    If this has already been said, disregard.
  9. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


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  11. AshCo さくうぴい?!


    I'm sure the V Max mechanic that they teased is going to have some sort of mechanic that changes up the game. (Hopefully it's executed better than the games decided to do Dynamax/Gigantamax, though. It's easily one of the worst mechanics the main games have ever done, even if the Giga designs are great, they really could have just been Mega Evolutions. Kinda wasted potential for those designs if you ask me, but that's enough from me on my SwSh rambling, lol.)

    I do hope the V-Max mechanic something interesting at least, there's a lot of things they could do. Maybe you can only have one per deck, or you can only attach it for a limited amount of time so you have to decide precisely when you're going to use it, creating a cool level of strategy where you have to decide "Do I use this now, or do I wait and put it on when I need it?" Like GX attacks but on a bigger level.
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  13. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer


    Switch and Hammer reprints are nice
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  14. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    Since cards like Catcher and Switch are in "D" block, like Japan usually have, we safely say that outside in Japan, we will safely get these in our format. Also, Japan is not worrying about losing cards like Switch when the Nov. Rotation hits.

    Pls. Tell me if our lovely Ice-head Penguin is in those Starter decks.
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  15. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    Pls. Tell me later if SWSH1 started leaking.
  16. Bluesilvershiny Aspiring Trainer


  17. andyrule Aspiring Trainer


    Discard, draw seven is nice to have back
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  18. CaptainJuuice Aspiring Trainer


    I love the black borders so much
  19. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest


    I hope the Sandaconda comes in the English blisters. It's my favorite gen 8 Pokemon by far. I'll buy 10 of them just to have 10 promos.
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    They mostly be included in the main set.
    since 120-140/202 isn't enough
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