New Cinderace and Pikachu Gym Promos

Cinderace and Pikachu will be two of seven promos cards that Japanese players can get at upcoming Pokemon Gym tournaments. The other promos haven’t been revealed yet. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Cinderace – Fire – HP170
Stage 2 – Evolves from Raboot

[R] Flame Cloak: 40 damage. Attach a basic [R] Energy card from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[R][R][C] Bright Flame: 160 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon.

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


Pikachu – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tail Whip: Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokemon can’t attack during your opponent’s next turn.

[L][C][C] Pika Volt: 50 damage.

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

Cinderace will be included in our Sword & Shield theme deck, releasing next February.

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  1. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

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    Oh, good god there's already a majority of Cinderace compared to the others. I have a feeling they want it to be this gen's Greninja/Decidueye. But... I really just don't care for Cinderace at ALL, lol. It's easily my least favorite starter.
     
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  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    I am confused with all of the Cinderace going on.
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Actually, Rillaboom and Inteleon were from the V decks, I looked on it closely. The Cinderace is different
     
  4. Scorbunny and Pikachu are the two main Pokemon in the new Japanese Pocket Monsters Anime so it figures there will be a lot of Scorbunny/Cinderace Line Promotional Push.

    Who can forget Greninja been announced the most popular pokemon of all time in Japan during the XY Era and it was all to do with its anime popularity during that time.

    Yes a lot of western people dislike Cinderace but the full scorbunny line is already beloved in Japan and they are the primary target audience
     
  5. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

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    Why don't people like Cinderace? Does nobody else wanna pat her head????
     
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  6. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
    The Binder Guy

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    People just found it underwhelming. Ohmori said in an interview that “seeing the way it grows and evolves is very suspenseful. You never know which direction it's going to take.” when discussing Scorbunny’s evolutions and it ended up being another bipedal final evo with a soccer theme that many people expected it to end up with due to the Galar region being based off of England.
     
  7. Charmander Cyndaquil was taken :<
    Charmander

    Member

    Big fan of Cinderace (as a Pokémon), although the cards have been underwhelming so far.