Sandaconda V, Galarian Sirfetch’d, Vikavolt, and More, from ‘VMAX Rising!’

A bunch of brand new cards have just been revealed from VMAX Rising! The set will release in Japan on February 7th. Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for translations!

Sandaconda V – Fighting – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[F] Sand Crown: 30 damage. Attach a [F] Energy from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[F][F][C] Sand Breath: 220 damage. Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Vikavolt – Electric – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Charjabug

[L][C][C] Powerful Storm: 60+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage times the amount of Energy attached to all of your Pokemon.

[L][C][C][C] Electric Beam: 170 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

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


Galarian Sirfetch’d – Fighting – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Galarian Farfetch’d

[F] Pierce: 40 damage.

[F][C][C] Meteor Assault: 180 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Meteor Assault again as long as it is the Active Pokemon.

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


Milo – Trainer
Supporter

Discard up to 2 cards from your hand. Then draw twice as many cards as you discarded.

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


Training Court – Trainer
Stadium

Once during each player’s turn, that player may choose a basic Energy card from their discard pile, reveal it, and put it into their hand.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.


Twin Energy – Special Energy

This card provides 2 [C] Energy.

If this card is attached to a Pokemon V or Pokemon GX, this card provides 1 [C] Energy instead.

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  1. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    Twin Energy is such a cool designed card for Standard.
     
  2. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    HEEE'S BACK.

    I think, if they want us to throw away piles of old Double Colorless Energy and sell us a new variant, there needs to be a damn good reason. However, I am not sure how I feel about this type of balance yet. It definitely allows them to balance Vs and basics differently, but it won't be that big of a deal with Frostmoths and Welders flying around.

    And, to be honest, I enjoyed the format without DCE. DCE didn't bring much complexity to neither deckbuilding nor gameplay, but it added a hell of randomness.
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Member

    • Twin Energy - Unfortunately, it is DCE for Single-Prized Pokemon. Like Counter Energy, it will see play and many decks will take advantage of this. Although again, we don't have DCE,this is the only thing we have. 5 Geodudes
    • Sandaconda V - Considering that F has poor energy accel, I don't think flat 220 won't be enough to spam. If we exclude that, 220 can be 290 and KOs majority of targets. 4 Geodudes I can't wait for Beyblade Sandconda because if that Sandaconda VMAX is good, this one will be.
    • Vikavolt - From the paper itself, 60+20x for 3 is ehh on a Stage 2 until UNB Charjabug came in. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Galarian Sirfetch'd - Air Balloon then spam 180-240 for 3. Actually....yeah 3! 3-4 Geodudes
    • Milo - Roller Skater or this? Milo will make absolutely pointless unless there some reasons. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Training Court - Better than Viridian Forest once that rotates? 4-5 Geodudes
     
  4. Pikaboy333 Aspiring Trainer
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    Member

    Why does the sirfetchd need the galarian naming
     
  5. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Because there might be cards in the future that refer to "Galar" Pokemon for the purposes of searching or scaling damage.
     
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  6. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
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    Welcome back, DCE. I’m excited.
     
  7. dbgoldberg323 TCG Professor, League Owner
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    Member

    I don't think this is pointless. Being able to discard two specific cards you want in your discard pile to then also draw four can be powerful in the right deck. Put metal in the discard for future Metal Saucer-ing and draw 4, oh look a Metal Saucer. Or hey, you just thinned your hand so you can use Silvally GX's Disk Reload:)

    Viridian Forest also lets you discard a card (again, sees a lot of use in decks that want specific things in the discard) and lets you pull out energy from the deck. Training Court only grabs stuff from the discard, so if it's not in there you're kinda SOL. It will indeed see play but I don't think it's better than Viridian Forest.

    Sorry to pick on those points, just my two cents.
     
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  8. Wechselbalg "okey"
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    Sophocles did basically the same thing and it saw zero play so no, Milo is not good, especially now that the "discard hand draw 7" card is also back. The only difference between Sophocles and Milo is that Milo lets you discard only 1 and then draw 2 which is a very underwhelming effect. (With Sophocles you always had to discard 2 and draw 4.)
     
  9. dbgoldberg323 TCG Professor, League Owner
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    I didn't say it was good in general, I said it's not pointless and powerful in specific decks. The meta is different now or will be different here shortly, not to mention it's constantly changing. Also I'm pretty sure Sophocles saw play in specific decks, just maybe not the ones that topped worlds, etc. Sure Milo might not be the best supporter in the format but again it will have its uses. Considering Silvally GX is making a comeback (with all the discard that's coming) and that cards like Coach Trainer DO in fact see play, yeah, it's likely this will be used here and there again for specific reasons; it won't go in every deck like Clay doesn't go in every deck (but it sees play now in Zacian V/ADP after not seeing play at all).
     
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  10. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    Vika gives hope for the battery bug.

    Also twin energy is amazing (plus vespi gets 8 dce in exp. now)
     
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  11. Kenatta_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    Member

    I'm curious about the wording of the twin energy card. It says it only provides 1 energy to Pokémon GX and V, but makes no mention of VMax. Since we haven't heard if that is a different category I wonder if this can be used for full 2 on VMax, or if it will still only produce 1 since the Pokémon does have V in the name.
     
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  12. dbgoldberg323 TCG Professor, League Owner
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    Member

    Ooh! That's a good point! I wonder if the day-1 FAQ will say V Max counts as V for cards that reference Pokémon V.
     
  13. Nyora A Cat
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    Member

    NIGHT MARCH IS BACK AT IT AGAIN
     
  14. Clam Almost decent
    Clam

    Member

    Hmmm training gym vs viridian forest i think Training Court is a bit better as the drawback is so minor although its harder for your opponent to use training gym depending on their deck I think its just better but viridian is still needed for very low energy decks.
    OH HEY welcome back DCE thats nerfed I see what pokemon trying to and making non V/GX decks viable I like the idea but twin still seems powerful but i think its one of those cards i need to see in play to know how good they are
    Vikavolt and Sirfetch’d I dont think Vikavolt has any place in the meta because of raichu witch can do the same thing but FAST.
    Sirfecthed it looks fun I wanna make a deck around it but it looks like one of those cards that are gonna be just annoying so I dont think its gonna be amazing but I think it will see a little bit of play.
    Sandaconda V looks OK i think it will see a bit of play in those stonjourner Vmax decks but other than that ehhh.
    ALSO LOOK HOW SMUG SIRFETCHD IS
     
  15. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Actually, I was referring to Roller Skater not Milo (sometimes typo errors mess you so bad) but I get your point.
     
  16. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    sophocles did see play in blowns for a solid month
     
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  17. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
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    busted lost march is back
     
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  18. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    • Twin energy- Yes! Yes! Yes!!!! This card will help the balance between non-V/GX pokemon. We need to look at previous cards that lost out on DCE due to rotation.
    • Sandaconda V- Probably just a good start for when they announce Sandaconda VMAX. That first attack is a pretty good first turn attack before evolving up to Sandaconda VMAX, if that turns out to be pretty good.
    • Vikavolt- The numbers just aren't there compared to the Unbroken Bonds Vikavolt. And if you're trying to build up a lot of energy on the field just play Nuzzle Raichu
    • SirFetch'd- You're doing 180-240 damage. On a stage 1 non-2 prizer that's not bad. And it's easy to get powered up thanks to twin energy+Karate belt. I like it.
    • Milo- Why Hello my buff friend! You're basically putting roller skater out of commission lol and a somewhat "better" Sophocles. Sophocles saw some play but we have professor's research...so there's some competition
    • Training Court- Future specific decks might like this. Once Viridian forest rotates this will be an immediate replacement. ATM outclassed by other options
     
  19. TheLaw95 Aspiring Trainer
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    So the scary thing to me about Twin Energy is that it doesn’t specify EX like how the previous Gen’s cards did. This could cause EXs to get really problematic in expanded, though the only one that comes to mind immediately is Seismetoad now having access to essentially up to 8 DCE. I don’t think you’d go to the max on that, but one of the biggest issues with the deck prior to now was finding the 4 DCE.
     
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  20. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if they'll errata it to be overlapping DCE and not allow both in at the same time, like they did with Juniper/Sycamore/Research.