‘Infinity Zone’ and Eternatus VMAX Officially Revealed!

Infinity Zone, the third Sword & Shield set, has officially been revealed by Pokemon!

This is one of the largest set announcements in many years, with a whopping 17 cards revealed! The set will have 100 cards before secret rares.

This is the first set we’re getting Pokemon V cards of Pokemon that aren’t in the Galar Pokedex, such as Houndoom, Scizor, Crobat, and Salamence.

The set will release in Japan on June 5th. It was originally called World Down, but was renamed a few weeks ago, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will get the cards from this set in our August set Darkness Ablaze.

Thanks goes to our staff members Franco T. and Arantxa T. for the translations!

Houndoom V – Fire – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[R] Searing Flame: 20 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

[R][R][C] Compensation Flame: 100+ damage. If any of your [R] Pokemon have a damage counter on them, this attack does 100 more damage.

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

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


Drednaw V – Water – HP210
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Hard Shell
This Pokemon takes 30 less damage from attacks.

[W][W][C] Power Bite: 130 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

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

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Drednaw VMAX – Water – HP320
VMAX Pokemon (Gigantamax) – Evolves from Drednaw V

Ability: Hard Shell
This Pokemon takes 30 less damage from attacks.

[W][W][C] G-Max Stonesurge: 160+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 80 more damage.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Galarian C****ola V – Psychic – HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: ‪Eating Aura
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, when your opponent attaches an Energy from their hand to 1 of their Pokemon, put 3 damage to that Pokemon.

[P][C] Hallow Missile: 60 damage. Put 3 damage counters on your opponent’s Benched Pokemon in any ****ing way you like.

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

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2


Rhyperior V – Fighting – HP230
Basic Pokemon

[F][C][C] Drill Run: 80 damage. Discard 1 Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[F][C][C][C] Heavy Rock Cannon: 210 damage. This Pokemon can’t use this attack during your next turn.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Ariados – Darkness – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Spinarak

Ability: Spider Net
When you play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon, you may switch 1 of your opponent’s Evolution Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.

[D][C] Poison Needle: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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


Crobat V – Darkness – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Night Asset
Once during your turn, when you play this Pokemon from hand to your Bench, you may draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand. You can’t use more than 1 Night Asset Ability during your turn.

[D][C] Poison Fang: 70 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

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

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


Scrafty – Darkness – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Scraggy

[D] Corner: 30 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[D][C][C] Bad Brawl 90+ damage. If you played Piers this turn, this attack does 90 more damage.

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


Hoopa – Darkness – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[D] Assault Gate: 90 damage. If this Pokemon wasn’t moved from your Bench to the Active Spot during your turn, this attack does nothing. This attack isn’t affected by Weakness.

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


Eternatus V – Darkness – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[C] Power Accel: 30 damage. You may attach 1 [D] Energy from your hand to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[D][C][C][C] Dynamax Cannon: 120+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Pokemon VMAX, this attack does 120 more damage.

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

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


Eternatus VMAX – Darkness – HP340
VMAX Pokemon (Eternamax) – Evolves from Eternatus V

Ability: Infinity Zone
If all of your Pokemon in play are [D], you may now have up to 8 [D] Pokemon on your Bench and can’t play any other type of Pokemon. (When this Ability no longer works, discard your Benched Pokemon until there are 5 left.)

[D][C] Dread End: 30x damage. This attack does 30 damage times the number of your [D] Pokemon.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

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


Scizor V – Metal – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[M] Tear Off: 30 damage. Discard 1 Pokemon Tool and 1 Special Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[M][M][C] Slash Claw: 140 damage.

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

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


Salamence V – Colorless – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Trans Flight: This attack does 30 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance.)

[C][C][C][C] Heavy Storm: 160 damage.

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

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2


Piers  – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for 1 [D] Pokemon and any 1 Energy, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

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


Rose – Trainer
Supporter

Choose up to 2 Basic Energy from your discard pile and attach them to 1 of your Pokemon VMAX. Then, discard your hand.

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


Rose Tower – Trainer
Stadium

Once during either player’s turn, that player may draw cards from their deck until they have 3 cards in 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.


Hide [D] Energy – Special Energy

As long as this card is attached to a Pokemon, it provides [D] Energy.

The Retreat Cost of the [D] Pokemon this card is attached to is 0.

Those who purchase two booster boxes of Infinity Zone will receive a full art promo of Pokémon Center Lady.

As usual, Pokemon Center stores will sell a package containing two booster boxes of the set, sleeves, and a deck box. This time they will feature Piers, who will get a full art card in the set.

 

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  1. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Houndoom V - Fine. Even with Welder that can do 200 for a Welder and an energy attachement, getting the pre requisite is a problem. 3-4
    • Drednaw V/VMAX - Glimwood Tangle, 75%》chance of KOing... Zacian (Pikarom is bad now. This set relase after the whole rotation thing. I know, 7 days bet. Set release and the actual rotation). We have Frosmoth come on! 3-4/3-4
    • Rhyperior V - Come on, guys. A Pokemon V card which is for me, as a hardcore Rhyperior fan. The atks tho. Even with Coalossal... still combo-based. You need to be behind on prizes, you need a Coalossal + 2 energy in the discard, you need an energy in hand. Even with Bede, you need to switch it and smash. Ehh 5 for appreciation, 3 for the actual card.
    • G. Cursola - I dunno if people will fell the bait for this. Psychic just got nerfed post-rotation. 3
    • Ariados - Can be playable at some point... if VMAX was a thing in the format (Dragapult VMAX) 3-4
    • Scrafty - another card with no impact whatsoever except Twin Energy will help it. 3
    • Crobat V - New Shaymin, people must buy it early. 5 Geodudes
    • Hoopa - Do we have damage boost for D Pokémon? *well yes, but actually no*. 90 for 1 but burning cards.. Ehh?! 3 Geodudes
    • Eternatus V/VMAX - V can KO Dragapult but its for 4 energy nevermind. VMAX can do 240. But the ability and setting up is manageable. Run Garbodor for extra damage, Weavile/Hydreigon for energy accel, Crobat for draw. Absol to punish Jirachi (nerfed), etc. 4/4-5
    • Salamence V - Dragon are colorless now? Hehe, no. Salamence is part-FLYING. With Welder can speed up and spread. 3-4
    • Scizor V - ehh. But discards tool + special energy, Why not? 3-4
    • Rose - Can be good, can be not. 4
    • Piers - That's the nuts consistency we need. Also, run Zigzagoon for Eternatus VMAX. 5
    • Rose Tower - Pinch consistency every turn. 3-4
    • Hide D Energy - Hoopa's main tool and makes Dark City useless. 5


    Also, I don't remember that Eternatus has a Gigantamax. That was an Eternamax form.
     
  2. Ali mehdi Aspiring Trainer
    Ali mehdi

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    Yeah eternatus's vmax is the strongest in
    pokemon sword and shield
     
  3. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    I totally called the Colorless Salamence a few days ago lol. Expect the other Dragons to follow suit.

    Overall I'm actually kind of underwhelmed, which is probably a good thing considering that means they haven't printed any extreme power-creep chase cards in this set. The mascot of this set (which for some reason doesn't even appear on the English pack art!) is essentially just a reprint of a 2015 set mascot (M-Ray from Roaring Skies).
     
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  4. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    We must be due a couple more VMAX announcements? This japanese set only has 2 and it's a main set, the previous subset had 3 and the last main had 4!

    I wonder if we'll get more V's, or VMAX's for Crobat, Houndoom, Salamance ect?
     
  5. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

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    Well hope yall are happy that dark box may not be gone in expanded anymore. Also with the free retreat energy being a thing this is just getting out of control.
     
  6. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
    Kaizaac

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    Just sad there’s no Orbeetle V and Vmax
     
  7. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof

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    Salamence says Trans Flights
     
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  8. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    The English pack art currently only shows 3 of the 4 booster repack variants, so hopefully we'll see an Eternatus pack. I just don't see the 4th being anyone other than Eternatus, but if it's not I'll boil my shoe.
     
  9. Alex Leblanc Aspiring Trainer
    Alex Leblanc

    Member

    Does Piers specify basic energy? Or are you able to search for a Dark Pokemon and any kind of energy
     
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  10. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

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    I'd bet any money we'll get that in SS3a. Along with Zarude V/VMAX unless we get it in the special set July.

    Grass is getting paid dust this set.
     
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  11. Constantine Palaiologos Emperor of the romans
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    The crobat V is just to much. I think everyone was fine with them releasing a new support 2-prizer every 2 years, but now they released Eldegoss V a year to early, and in the following set we’re getting another one? I can afford this personally, but I feel like this is bad for the game to have all of these expensive “must includes”. We have the 30$ Dedenne GX, the 15$ Jirachi, the 10$ Eldegoss, and now this! We used to have some decks that didn’t need these expensive cards and only really needed a guru. Now we have these expensive cards that are keeping people out of the game...
     
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  12. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    "This attack does 30 damage times the number of your [D] Pokemon."

    ^ If that text said "30 damage times the number of your [D] Pokémon on bench.", THEN it's obvious that Dread End's base damage cap would be 240 damage. BUT Eternatus V/VMAX is also a Dark-type, so if the English version says "This attack does 30 damage times the number of your [D] Pokemon in play.", THEN Dread End's base damage cap would be 270, absent any damage-boosting tools such as Vitality Band.

    In reality, I don't see anything implying the damage is determined solely on benched dark-types. Meaning we'll have to wait and see if that's true or false that the damage is determined solely by bench, like the Colorless MRay's attack, as if it is true, you would be correct on the 240... But if it's false...
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2020
  13. Kenatta_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah, sucks that you can't chain them. I think that will reduce the amount we would play in Standard. In Expanded some decks play 4 Shaymin, and with scoop up net you could go crazy on turn 1 setup. Crobat is definitely good for standard, but not as good as Shaymin in expanded.
     
  14. Clam Almost decent
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    WOW these cards honestly look really fun to play I am pretty hyped for this
     
  15. TheTempest Aspiring Trainer
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    Eternatus Vmax/Dark box is gonna be so legit...
     
  16. itsAdoggo yamperyamperyamper
    itsAdoggo

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    Those Eternatus cards are a complete mess, the artwork just makes my eyes boil. Crobat looks pretty dope tho - for a while, we will have Jirachi, Dedenne, Crobat, and the other one in the same format and that is pretty cool.
     
  17. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    Let's not forget Dragons were originally colourless until mid-Gen 5. Though can't say I'd be too surprised if when we get our first pure dragon in SwSh era, they're colourless, then it'd have gone full circle.
     
  18. TeamBellsprout Aspiring Trainer
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    Welp. I know exactly the deck I'm gonna be playing in the fall. Eturnatus VMAX, here I come!
     
  19. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Take a shot each time WPM says World Down was renamed.
     
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  20. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m liking that the art is more varied in this set for the V cards with multiple artists and not exclusively 5ban Graphics.
     
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