Galarian Obstagoon, Turbo Patch from ‘Infinity Zone!’

A new Galarian Obstagoon and Turbo Patch have been revealed from S3 Infinity Zone! The set will be released on June 5th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for translations!

Galarian Obstagoon – Darkness – HP170
Stage 2 – Evolves from Galarian Linoone

Ability: Bad Ruler
Once during your turn, you may have your opponent discard cards from their hand until they have 4 cards left.

[C][C][C] Knuckle Impact: 180 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

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

Turbo Patch – Trainer

Flip a coin. If heads, choose a basic Energy card from your discard pile and attach it to 1 of your Basic Pokemon (excluding Pokemon-GX).

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

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  1. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer


    Not sure about that. They probably would have edited the card to bring it current if it were created earlier. Fairy Energy probably remains because basic Fairy Energy is still a thing and is a selectable energy option for this card.

    Why it only excludes GXs and not Vs, I'd say what others have said and is to exclude the big 3-prize Pokemons. But then again, they could have said excluding Tag Teams instead...
  2. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer


    We only got one patch last gen, and we got metal patch this gen, so this is just a bonus IMO. Not like we would have got another patch for the next 3 years if history is anything to look at.

    GX's are powerful, Tag team or not, I think this is their way of phasing them out/making them weaker. I hope we see more of this in the future.

    Why should it? They want V's and VMAX to take off, no point buffing GX's even more. This is absolutely the right idea for TPC.
  3. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


    Non-Tag Team GXes are powerful and fairly toxic, but they don't hold the candle to 3-prize Pokemon. Pokemon-V don't need any support over GXes, literally the whole Sword & Shield block will be nothing but helpful to V-cards.

    Why it should read "Non-GX and Non-V"? Because these cards are not in such dire straights as regular Pokemon. If 1-prize Pokemon got a no-questions-asked energy Patch, it would help a great amount to bring them up to speed with overpowered multi-prizers.
  4. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer


    Speed is not the issue. There are tons of way to accelerate energy in the game. Turbo Patch is just another one. The problem with one prizers don't do enough damage and Turbo Patch doesn't fix that. That's why Baby Blown is the only one prizer deck that is competitive because it actually does good damage

    That and ADP exists. Doesn't matter how fast the one prizers are if ADP only needs to KO 3 of them
  5. Babywinds Aspiring Trainer


    With the discussion about "broken" being thrown around with Turbo Patch, I have a few things to say.

    This is a lot more helpful to the format it seems like they want to build, and in honesty, it is balanced. I'd rather this card actually not affect GXs rather than not affect Vs. Everyone always seems to be wary of a big-basic format, and this card does EXACTLY that. It does say only basic Pokemon, however, it should still be incredibly easy to use this in an Evolution deck. Of course, Pokemon like Zacian V, Sableye V, and of course a few others highly benefit from this, but I would never say it is broken or needs to be fixed at any means.

    The second is Amazing Rares. While we have no idea what they do yet, they are promised to be extremely powerful single prizers, so even for those afraid of a meta with Pokemon-GX and Pokemon V in it simply because they can't use their cute fun idea, Amazing Rares are going to allow single prize decks to be a thing. Even if only those. Depends on what they do with them to be honest.
  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    I believe Turbo Patch is ment for a Turboi Zacian V deck as well as Speed Boltund V. Sword and Shield is rather reminescent of the XY area and the main intend here is to enable Pokémon V based decks like the two mentioned above to compete with Pokémon VMAX based decks. Pokémon GX are faded out rather fast. Other than ADP and Pikachu and Zekrom GX I do not recall to see many of them since the release of Rebel Clash anyway.
  7. Nekoban Ryo Schizoid Manchild
    Nekoban Ryo


    I'm not sure if anyone brought it up before, but why do regional evolutions have "Galarian" in their names? I hope this means that the non-Galarian variants of their pre-evolved forms will also be able to evolve in the near future because I still think they did regular Mr. Mime, Farfetch'd, and Corsola dirty.
  8. Babywinds Aspiring Trainer


    I think it's mostly done so that a future card that might say Pokemon with "Galarian" in their names can interact with those evolutions.
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  10. 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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  11. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer


    That was fast, how long did it take SuMo?
  12. 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.
  13. 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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  14. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    All three cards look like nice addition to spread decks such as Dragapult VMAX and Galarian Cursola V.
  15. 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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  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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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  19. 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.
  20. 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.