Arcanine from ‘VMAX Rising,’ Morpeko Promo Revealed!

A new Arcanine has been revealed from the upcoming VMAX Rising set, along with a new Morpeko promo card! The set will be available on February 7th. The Morpeko promo will be released on the same date. You can get one for spending 900 yen at select hobby shops. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Arcanine – Fire – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Growlithe

Ability: Warmup
If this Pokemon has Burning Scarf attached to it, it get +100 HP.

[R][R][C] Fire Mane: 130 damage.

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


Morpeko – Electric – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C] Peckish: Draw a card.

[L][C] Thundershock: 40 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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

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  1. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    arcanine will be great in any fire type deck
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Arcanine - Sure Burning Scarf can give Arcanine 230 HP and Burns opponents when hit, but the atk, GOSH! So Vanilla and nothing too special. No reason to play with. And also Weakness to Frosmoth. 3 Geodudes
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    "Morpeko, that's not a food, it's a Pokemon!"
     
  4. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I disagree, the attack is good. It fits perfectly on a 230 beast that burns the opponent when it is hit. It 2-shots basically any tag team (with burn damage) and ohkos almost all non-gxs.

    You basically said that tina should see no play because the attack is "nothing too special."
     
  5. Wechselbalg "okey"
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    This really is a stretch though because

    a) Tina is a basic
    b) it gets itself back from the discard in a meta where Pokemon recovery is very limited
    c) does spread damage to the bench with its ability
    d) can be powered up in a turn without having to use a supporter

    And despite all this, Malamar builds have been quite lacklustre as of late because of high HP basics and Mallow&Lana. This makes a card like Arcanine look really unimpressive, and the +100 HP really won't matter when Frosmoth decks will most likely become meta.
     
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  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    While i agree on the statement that the beforementioned comparison is a stretch and that Arcanine does not look like a power card I am more reluctant to believe the last statement that Frosmoth will be a dominant force. Pikachu and Zekrum seem to do fine in the Sword and Shield meta and Morpeko hit and run tactics are also viable. Note that Morpeko uses a hit and run tactic combined with hand reduction on the opponent's side and can switch into a more standard beatdown style later on. This means that there will be two decent decks that hit almost all attackers available to frosmoth for weakness. The remaining ones can neither tank as much as Lapras Vmax would be able to do without the weakness, nor are they able to achieve a ohko. Personally I believe that Frosmoth is a power card in waiting for a decent partner. However I would like to stress that I still agree on the conclusion regarding Arcanine. We are talking about a stage one Pokémon that does not hit hard enough and seems to be outclasses by various other attackers available to fire decks in the Sword and Shield meta.
     
  7. jbcheshire Aspiring Trainer
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    What are these Frosmoth decks you are referring to??
     
  8. Clam Almost decent
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    arcanine looks nice 230 hp on a non V/GX and 130 dmg that can 2 shot most TTGX seem like a pretty decent card the only issue i see is getting burning scarf on it but still its just a good card
     
  9. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    And here I am just hoping for a Vmax Arcanine card, so I can finally get my wish of a Rainbow Rare Arcanine....
     
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  10. Wechselbalg "okey"
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    Frosmoth doesn't have to rely on Lapras V-Max alone though, it also has access to Palkia-GX, and with Misty&Lorelei you can realistically pull off a Zero Vanish twice per game, which is quite disruptive. Some other water pokemon that do not share Lapras' lightning weakness are: baby Lapras (130 HP, 10+30 dmg for every water energy attached) Blastoise&Piplup Tag Team, Magikarp&Wailord Tag Team, Vaporeon-GX (which also has scaling damage). Nothing in Pikarom has that much HP, and Morpeko is also quite squishy for a two-prizer, so it's not that hard to tech pokemon in Frosmoth decks that can deal with lightning types. Against dolls+Morpeko you can use Volcanion Prism to force the doll out of the active.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
  11. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    They're talking about the nature of the attack, not what Pokemon it's on
     
  12. Wechselbalg "okey"
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    Uhh, no, they don't. They also mentioned the fact that Arcanine gets 230 HP with the scarf due to its ability in addition to being able to hit 130.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
  13. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    Arcanine/Welder stall with hyper potions sounds fun
     
  14. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    Anything can one shot it though
    Actually, this goes to all of you. 230 hp is irrelevant when everything has the same or more hp, and everything can one shot it,
     
  15. Nyora A Cat
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    230 HP bad, lmao. It's attack is really unimpressive and it relies on a tool to do literally anything special. This will especially be worse when we eventually get some sort of tool removal again (or something like Faba becomes really popular).
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    You still waste Welders and Fire Crystals
    Because Hyper Potion got nerfed so bad that only heals when you discard an energy. If Max Potion got reprinted, It'll end on the same fate as Hyper Potion.
     
  17. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  18. MATTUSH Aspiring Trainer
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    Beautiful Artwork!
     
  19. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Shuckle - I don't know what I feel about Shuckle. We still have Recycler in our format right NOW
     
  20. taigercub Aspiring Trainer
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    all I can think of is if you just don't want to deck out at all costs and be immune even from belelba and bricen man