‘Rebellion Clash’ To Feature Dragapult V and Two Staple Cards for Every Deck!

More teaser information for Japan’s Rebellion Clash set has been released to stores to encourage preorders.

In addition to featuring a Lightning-type Toxtricity V, the set will also feature a Psychic-type Dragapult V (who’s Dragon / Ghost in the games). Both Pokemon will likely be released as Pokemon VMAX too.

The set will focus on Psychic and Lightning-type Pokemon. There will be new Special Energy card(s) that will help those types.

The teaser info says the set will include two staple cards that every deck will want to use. The first is a Pokemon V with an Ability that activates when you play it from your hand to your Bench. The second is a Trainer card that switches your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.

And to review:

Japan’s second main Sword & Shield set will be named Rebellion Crash. It will contain 96 cards, excluding secret rares, and release on March 6th. No further information is known at this time.

On the same day, Japan will get a “Rebellion Crash Special Set” featuring Toxtricity! The box will come with a Toxtricity V promo card, seven packs of Rebellious Crash, a metal can case featuring special artwork, a Special Energy card, and 14 Lightning Energy. It will cost 1,650 yen. Since it includes Lightning Energy, Toxtricity V will likely be Lightning-type.

Since we haven’t had a Charizard card in days, on March 27th, Japan will get two “Sword & Shield Starter Sets” featuring Charizard VMAX and Grimmsnarl VMAX! Each package will include a 60-card deck and the usual trimmings of a deck release. They will retail for 1,711 yen each. Since each deck features a VMAX, this means they will also include Charizard V and Grimmsnarl V.

We will get the cards from Rebellion Clash in our Rebel Clash set in May.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Oh boy, here comes Rose with the gust effect. I wonder which added effect it will have tho.

    10 extra damage per turn? Straight Guzma effect (doubt it, the switch effect is strong af)? 1 draw? Finally getting gust back in the format makes me excited, because we will need to play a format where Great Catcher is usable only half the time, and probably never against monsters like V Frosmoth variants.
     
  2. CaptainJuuice Aspiring Trainer
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    Getting the new Charizard form so soon is kind of surprising? Reminds my of how soon we got Flashfire during XY
     
  3. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm pretty sure sets that don't have Charizard on at least one Pack Art sell like SHIT compares to ones that do. Unbroken Bonds? Hidden Fates? Flash Fire?
     
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  4. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    "The first is a Pokemon V with an Ability that activates when you play it from your hand to your Bench."

    "staple"

    Time for another Shaymin/Lele/Jirachi/Dededene type card!
     
  5. Clam I like food
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    So new denende/tapu lele?
    also guzma please
    ok so does this mean type specific special energy will return?
     
  6. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    1. Ban supporters on Turn 1
    2. Release a Pokemon with a supporter effect
    3. Release Quick Ball to make it absolutely broken
    4. Profit

    Hopefully the new Gust hits only V/GX. Being unpullable without gimmicky Counter Catchers is the one this 1-prizers have.
     
  7. Nyora A Cat
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    can I get Strong Energy for Psychic and Lightning pls
     
  8. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    The GX/EX with powerful coming into play abilities have usually been the smaller/cuter non-evolving kind of Pokemon...maybe Falinks?

    Dragapult V is Psychic instead of Dragon...really curious to see what happened to Dragon.
     
  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Are we expecting Dreepy in the set since all Vs are basics so maybe the pre evo will be dumped?Toxel s well?

    Looks Dragon are being dumped as well
     
  10. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Like Psychic types of all things need something of that kind. Ban Dimensional Valley, then we may talk.
     
  11. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    No, psychic pokemon have very strong attacks and people play it in malamar decks, so getting energy consistently is easy and that has been proved already and lightning pokemon have electro power, thunder mountain and tapu koko prism star, so that request is so over the top it could literally break the entire expanded and standard format metagame. It would lead to unpleasent and unnecessary bans that no one asked for.
     
  12. SableyeGuy Creating the future big brian BDIF...
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    The whole it would break the metagame and warrants a ban thing doesnt make much sense. Wouldn't an electric special energy like that with pikarom be like buzzwole gx? Easy to get energy and some damage boost. Did that get banned? Nope. Some extra damage doesnt warrant a ban. What does is stuff like causing infinite loops, removing win cons, stopping your opponent from playing the game, being able to cheat evolution in an op way, etc. That wouldn’t do any of those things.
     
  13. Nyora A Cat
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    Out of the past 3 Expanded tournaments, only 1 of the 3 top 8s (so 24 different decks) used Dimension Valley, Mewtwo & Mew GX. Neither NM nor MewMew nor any other psychic rogue decks have had success rates so high to warrant a ban on Dimension Valley. I don't honestly think a Psychic Strong Energy would be too impactful to these decks as well as +20 is honestly super low when you consider that the low cost attacks it'd be used with probably don't have the highest damage amounts. Maybe NM FAC Mew with that and D Valley idk lol.

    Neither a Psychic nor Lightning Strong Energy would "break" the Expanded meta. Have a big impact, like any good card? Yeah, but it won't "break" it. Even Zoroninja, whom everyone though was so busted and broken and destined to win, didn't even have a spot in T8 at Dallas. Now, this could be argued by saying that counterdecks were the reason it didn't fair so well, and well you'd be half-right. Expanded is at the point where unless something is actually broken (in which case it's probably actually banned), there are so many ways to play around it, with the best decks being the ones that are least expected, most powerful, have the least counterplay, and even maybe have some counterplay to their counterplay.
     
  14. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    I'm not saying it would break the format (just as much as Welder didn't break expanded despite being utter nonsense in standard) but this kind of unwarranted support just makes me shake my head. Psychic is already one of the most supported types in the game, and with the upcoming shift from Fairy to Psychic, is about to receive heavy ammounts of support that would originally go to Fairy. Why not support Grass, Dark or Steel?

    At the end of the day, tho, it's arguing on circles. I heavily dislike the support Psychic-type Pokémon have gotten in the TCG, someone may hate Welder and think that Fire doesn't deserve good support for the rest of this era, someone may hate Water from the Deluge days and simply want everything that makes Water good gone forever. It's different play-styles, favorite types and favorite mons which will make you think badly/good about specific type support.
     
  15. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    How many Charizard Vmax do you think we'll get in total over the course of the SwSh era?
     
  16. taigercub Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm betting a minimum of 3
     
  17. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    Just curious: is there a reason for the images of pack arts from Japan’s Forbidden Light, Thunderclap Spark, and Dark Order?

    I’m trying to think of a link between those and the upcoming set, but I’m honestly drawing a blank... haha
     
  18. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer
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    These are my guesses for what the two hype cards might look like:

    Emolga V - Lightning - 160HP
    Basic Pokémon

    Ability: Fly High
    When you play this Pokémon from your hand onto your Bench during your turn, you may discard a Supporter card from your hand. If you do, use the effect of that card as the effect of this ability. You can't use more than 1 Fly High Ability each turn.

    [C] Bounce 30
    Switch this Pokémon with one of your Benched Pokémon.

    Weakness: [L] x2
    Resistance: [F] -30
    Retreat: 1

    Oleana
    Supporter

    Switch 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon with their Active Pokémon.

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

    Emolga V is basically a Lt. Surge that requires you to use a bench spot to use it (instead of being behind on prizes) and with Oleana in format, it makes it a bit more of a risk than it would now in UPR-SSH. Of course Emolga being the representative is entirely a guess (it's just my favorite pikaclone), but something with this effect could be any one of the small, adorable, and especially squishy Pokémon. This effect cutting through the turn 1 Supporter rule would make it a core staple in all decks (as per the hype), but could be potent enough that it would be preemptively banned in Expanded. It's possible they could also limit an effect like this to only be usable if you haven't used a Supporter card during your turn, but that would drastically drop the utility of the card.

    What I call Oleana could just as easily be Chairman Rose, but I think they might save the Chairman for some other effect. Guzma was just insanely potent and a little too useful. I don't think they'll reuse that effect and are much more likely to use the Lysandre-style gusting effect like I've included for the theoretical Oleana.
     
  19. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    This is just a guess but maybe it'll be similar in set size to those three?
     
  20. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    Except of those three, Forbidden Light is the only one that was a main set for Japan - the other two were mini-sets of around 60-70 cards (shrugs)