Banette from ‘Legendary Heartbeat!’

A new Banette will appear in Legendary Heartbeat, releasing July 5th in Japan. Thanks goes to Bangiras and Franco T. for the translation!

Banette – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Shuppet

Ability: Devo Curse
Once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand to evolve a Pokemon, you may devolve 1 of your opponent’s Benched Evolved Pokemon and put the highest Stage Evolution card on it into your opponent’s hand.

[P][C] Spooky Shot: 40 damage.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 1

Additionally, it’s been confirmed Legendary Heartbeat will contain one holo card per seven-card booster pack.

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  1. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    Scoop up net + a Vmax metagame most things are doing an average of 240 damage. This can be terrifying (pun intended)
     
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  2. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    OH that's true, I really hope you're right about that O:
     
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  3. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast
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    This and UNB Malamar.

    Boss's Orders a VMAX back. Devo Curse it to hand, use Hypnotic Reign to discard it AND use a big beefy attack for D
     
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  4. Nyora A Cat
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    TEU Persian can work so well with this lol. Use Devo Curse, then skadoodle it to the discard and it's GONE.

    foreal though, you could play something like Zacian/Banette as it would mostly yeet every VMAX deck. Only 2 over 3 prizes taken, but it's so much easier to do too.
     
  5. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    He'll be in the meta.I'm sure.
     
  6. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Clunky, it only works on benched pokemon and it needs the opponent to be using a V-max deck. Could be a niche tech but I see people overhyping it.
     
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  7. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Banette - this dude sneakily KOs Vs for 2 prizes. Only works if you devolve a VMAX. The prob are, 1.) It works on the bench 2.) VMAX decks might probably run Mallow & Lana to heal, so you can't KO, you can use like Mimikyu to stop healing. 3.) One-time deal, okay solvable via Scoop Up Net. 3-4
    VMAX decks might run Mallow & Lana. But if you refer to like Rillaboom, who are Stage 2s, this is the counter to Rare Candy.
     
  8. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    In both chases,Banette will be a good staller.
     
  9. Waynzhi Aspiring Trainer
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    I thought the release date would be the 10th of July. Did I miss smth?
     
  10. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    You could play something like the new Ampharos V or Morpeko Vmax to hit the active and spread then use something like Phione to force an active switch. The Phione gets the active Pokemon out more efficiently than wasting a boss on it.
     
  11. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    7 card packs? Is this not one of the main sets? (Darkness Ablaze isn't either, so it seems weird to have two this close)
     
  12. Nyora A Cat
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    Miiiiight wanna sneak a peek at how many cards are in the set x3
     
  13. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    76 cards, that makes sense. It's unusual to have two side sets this close
     
  14. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
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    Forgot 2018 and 2019 already?
     
  15. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    Wasn't Shining Legends 2017, Dragon Majesty 2018, and Hidden Fates 2019? They seem pretty well spaced out, unless I'm forgetting something
     
  16. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
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    Ah, now I get it. You're getting Japan and International mixed up. Legendary Heartbeats is a Japanese set. Darkness Ablaze is the next international main set. In 2018 and 2019, Japan had sets releasing every month of the year, following a pattern of main-side-side. For 2020, with the exception of this special set as an extra one, Japan is getting a side-set between main-set releases.
     
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  17. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    Thanks for clarifying! In that case, are the Amazing Rares still being released internationally? I'm looking forward to using that Jirachi.
     
  18. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
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    Legendary Heartbeats will probably be turned into the mini-set/side-set for the year around September.
     
  19. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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  20. The Fish 0.o
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    Eternatus shall fear my fighting dojo and stone energy boosted Whiscash