Arctozolt, Relicanth, and Rare Fossil from ‘Infinity Zone!’

It’s a Fossil-themed night! The first Arctozolt card has been revealed along with new Relicanth and Rare Fossil cards. Infinity Zone will release in Japan on June 5th. Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for the translations!

Arctozolt – Lightning – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rare Fossil

Ability: Numbing Vortex
Whenever your opponent attaches an Energy from their hand to 1 of their Pokemon, put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon.

[L][C] Electro Ball: 70 damage.

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

Relicanth – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Fossil Search: Search your deck for up to 2 Rare Fossil cards and put them on your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W][C] Surf: 40 damage.

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

Rare Fossil – Trainer – HP70

Play this card as if it were a 70-HP [C] Basic Pokemon. At any time during your turn (before your attack), you may discard this card from play.

This card can’t retreat and isn’t affected by Status Conditions.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer


    Hope we get the 4 fossils in this set, then well have all the Galar dex in the tcg already. Only missing post #890 Eternatus
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  2. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer


    That was fast, how long did it take SuMo?
  3. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    It took SM until Guardians Rising to print all their mons, they were missing Comfey... at least it can't be said that they are managing the new generation mons badly, though I would still like to get V versions for all of them.
  4. johnwick Aspiring Trainer


    That was fast indeed. Guess they want to clear the path for something new soon. Every 4 sets, they seem come up with a new mechanic in the game.

    Last 4 XY Sets: Pokemon Break
    1st 4 S&M Sets: Pokemon GX
    Mid 4 SM Sets: Prism Stars
    Last 4 SM Sets: Tag Team GX
    First 4 SwSh: Pokemon V & VMax
    Mid 4 SwSh: ?

    Interesting to think what will we get next.
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  5. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    All three cards look like nice addition to spread decks such as Dragapult VMAX and Galarian Cursola V.
  6. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Also the Rare Fossil print is probably the reason Infinity Zone has so many trainers comparatively, this alongside the Excavation Map and/or additional support probably uses up 3 Trainer spots.

    I would still like for the mechanic to stay the same for all generations - and also change rulings so stage 1 fossils can evolve in the same turn, and also allow you any number of Unidentified Fossil per deck. Fossil Research Lab was a step into the right direction for people that want to play multiple Fossil lines, but I still feel limited by only being able to play 4 of Unidentified/Rare Fossil, and then being forced to focus on a single Fossil for a "consistent" deck.

    The Tyrantrum/Amaura "look at 7 bottom in deck and put in play" mechanic warranted some rework, but it was one of the few times where I felt I could actually play a "Fossil" deck instead of just using them as stun engines or focusing on a single one.
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
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  7. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer


    Same, there were a lot of Alolan Pokemon that didn't get a GX, but a lot of Galar Pokemon do already and there aren't many left.

    Sir' fetched
    Mr Rime

    I definitely think there will only be a couple that don't get the special treatment this gen.
  8. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    How interesting. From this we can now officially that in the TCG, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, Shieldon, Tirtouga, Archen, Tyrunt and Amaura are the evolved forms of Unidentified Fossil while Dracovolt, Arctozolt, Dracovish and Arctovish are the evolved forms of Rare Fossil (bound to be changed for the English Version to something like Galarian Fossil). Very interesting.
  9. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner


    Almost 11 months with Pheromosa, Celesteela, and Xurkitree being the last in SM4+ (promos for us). Not as bad as how long Zygarde took to get a card in XY (like 2 and a half years). And of course the last Mythical of every gen has taken a long time since Arceus.
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  10. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


    Nah, I'm pretty sure it's just a power-creep of the previous fossil. The original Mysterious Fossil still exists. If they release any new cards of the fossil Pokemon, they'll probably evolve from a rare fossil.
  11. FireLizard Dragon shipper


    The fossils are here!

    Imagine Galarian Cursola V+Arctozolt deck btw.
    It actually took Crimson Invasion bc Alolan Marowak,the UBs and Silvally arrived in that expansion for the first time.
  12. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    • Arctozolt - Dracovish soon? Anyways any Welder decks may aware this card. 4
    • Rare Fossil - Does it gave up a prize? ---
    • Relicanth - ehh?! 2
  13. Tytus Expanded Best Format


    Arctozolt's ability is nice because the Pokemon doesn't have to be in the active for it to have an effect. I could maybe see a rogue deck come out with this and Galarian Coursola V.
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  14. peere Aspiring Trainer


    Is Arctozolt's ability accumulative? So if I have 2 Arctozolts in play and my opponent tries to welder and then attach energy to a baby Blacephalon (120hp) it would just die?
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  15. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    Yes. The abilities are cummulative.
  16. TheTempest Aspiring Trainer


    Yes, this is almost definitely gonna bring spread back. Between this, Cursola V, and now you can pay Weezing UNB's attack cost with twin energy, this is gonna be good.
  17. Dravinator Poké Fanatic


    Arctozolt will be AMAZING with Gengar CRI for spread decks. I could see the pair in successful rogue decks.

    The new Salamence V may help bring spread back as well, dealing 30 damage to all opponents Pokemon for 3 Colourless.
  18. Rotom Master Aspiring Trainer
    Rotom Master


    I dont think you would knock a Blacephalon because the ability says "Whenever your opponent attaches an Energy from their hand." Im not sure if using a welder counts as from your hand.
  19. Mora Don't Panic

    Forum Mod Member

    Welder says "Attach up to 2 Fire Energy cards from your hand..." so I would say so.
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  20. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer


    I hope they make a dracovish V for this set
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