Sword & Shield Prerelease Promos Revealed!

The prerelease promos for Sword & Shield will be Rillaboom (SWSH006), Frosmoth (SWSH007), Galarian Perrserker (SWSH008), and Cinccino (SWSH009). Thanks goes to William H. for the images below!

The promos originate from Japan’s Sword & Shield sets and will be included in our English set too. However, as prerelease promos, they feature brand new artwork that hasn’t been seen in Japan yet.

Sword & Shield will release on February 7th. Prereleases will take place during the two weeks beforehand.

Rillaboom – Grass – HP170
Stage 2 – Evolves from Thwackey

Ability: Voltage Beat
Once during your turn, you may search your deck for up to 2 [G] Energy cards and attach them to 1 of your Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck.

[G][G][G][C] Hammer In: 140 damage.

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


Frosmoth – Water – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Snom

Ability: Ice Dance
As often as you like during your turn, you may attach a [W] Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Benched [W] Pokemon.

[W][C] Aurora Beam: 30 damage.

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


Galarian Perrserker – Metal – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Galarian Meowth

Ability: Steely Spirit
Your [M] Pokemon’s attacks do 20 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[M][M][C] Metal Claw: 70 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 2


Cinccino – Colorless – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Minccino

Ability: Make Do
You must discard a card from your hand in order to use this Ability. Once during your turn, you may draw 2 cards.

[C] Energy Assist: 40 damage. Attach a basic Energy card from your discard pile to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    WOW.

    Maybe with the exception of Rillaboom, they're all deadly playable.
     
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  2. Nyora A Cat
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    Get your Cinccino while you can, or you’re gonna have to Make Do with the regular ones.
     
  3. Volkner123 Better Pokemon trainer than Ash will ever be
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    Rillaboom is still sorta playable

    So your really just waiting for which one is your favorite
     
  4. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
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    VikaBulu was a mid tier deck for a while and Rillaboom is just a better Vikavolt. So eventually, if a good partner is printed, it could be played.
     
  5. Nyora A Cat
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    Roweggs actually works really well with Rillaboom and they’ll eventually have some VMAX Grass mon that is just busted with it.
     
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  6. Clam Almost decent
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    I really like the of Cinccino there are all super playable and most likely very costly
     
  7. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
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    I was hoping for Frosmoth so I’m super excited. Cinccino is really good too.
     
  8. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    prerelease?
    with infinite energy?

    Whoever gets good v pokemon will win lol.

    Luckily frosmoth only goes to water pokemon...
     
  9. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder why the very different wording on Cinccino vs. Zoroark.

    Zoroark:
    Cinccino:
    I know they're removing the 'before your attack' verbage, so that's expected. But why change the rest? Just a harmless change?
     
  10. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    Cinccino with a built-in Pot of Greed effect, that's gonna be seeing a lot of play, specially if you've got ways to recycle discarded cards/energies.

    Also nice to see they're committing to the sparkly holofoil effect for the rares as well.
     
  11. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
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    Oh wow, all of these are really good! I hope I get at least 1-2 Meowths when I go!

    Hmm it may be harmless, but to my interpretation, with Zoroark, you have to draw cards when you discard, with Cinccino you can just discard and not draw... I interpet it i that way because Zoraorak is "You may discard, if you do draw" while Cinccino is "Discard card, you may draw 2".
     
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  12. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    Rillaboom and Heracross from Lost Thunder are homies.
     
  13. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
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    The new wording on the Cinccino is a lot more confusing than Zoroark GX's ability: "Once during your turn (before you attack), you may discard a card from your hand. If you do, draw 2 cards." Cinccino's ability, "You must discard a card from your hand in order to use this ability. Once during your turn, you may draw 2 cards," seems like it could mean: discard a card from your hand and you may now draw 2 cards once at any point in your turn.
     
  14. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    Actually, it's almost the opposite, from what I see. See https://pokegym.net/index.php/2019/04/01/trash-talk/ - Zoroark you can discard even if you're unable to draw, while Cinccino you won't be able to do that; it's worded as a cost, which means that you only do it if you're doing the other part. (The cost only comes into play if you use the ability.) Neither will let you discard without _trying_ to draw, but Zoroark would let you discard with an empty deck (rarely, but occasionally, useful).


    For some more context see this tweet and the associated replies/discussion: https://twitter.com/Pooka311/status/1216790725787914240
     
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  15. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    From what the Pokemon people are saying (read the various tweets by TPCi employees in the twitter discussion in my previous post), it sounds like this is a new template they're going to use to try and avoid some of these kinds of issues - which will take getting used to. Definitely isn't what you're describing, anyway, they discuss that exact thing.

    Basically, they're trying to more explicitly explain the "cost" part and the "action" part, and it's something we'll just have to get used to. ("You must discard a card from your hand in order to use this Ability." means it's the cost, something that happens as part of doing the ability.)
     
  16. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    Wow good promos for once.
     
  17. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
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    I think they should word it, "Once during your turn, you may discard a card from your hand in order to draw 2 cards" or "Once during your turn, you may discard a card from your hand to this ability. Draw 2 cards." The Zoroark vs Cinccino wordings can both be confusing as they are but, to me, Cinccino's seems like it can be misunderstood more easily.
     
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  18. Clam Almost decent
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    TBH im really a fan of good promos because now i feel like i should get them