Clefairy from ‘Legendary Heartbeat’ Revealed

A new Psychic-type Clefairy will debut in Legendary Heartbeat, which releases in Japan on July 10th.

Clefairy – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[P] Pound: 10 damage.

[C][C] Mini-Metronome: Flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s attacks and use it as this attack.

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

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  1. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    Clefairy is... ok? Many cards can do the same thing so much better (especially in Expanded). If you run Clefable though, I would probably use this as the Basic.

    Can it use GX attacks? If so, this could be a Tag Team revenge killer.
     
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  2. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    I'd say a GX attack is an attack. If the intention is to not let it be able to use GX attacks, it would have to be errata'd out. (Have SWSH cards not been acknowledging the existence of Pokemon GX/GX attacks the way early SM cards acknowledged Pokémon-EX? As a disinterested collector, I haven't been paying attention.)
     
  3. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    This could ruin Zacian decks
     
  4. guicazzonato Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, it can. However, as soon as you use the GX attack, the GX marker will be turned down. Meaning, you still get to use only one GX attack per game.
     
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  5. Emerfirek Aspiring Trainer
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    I'd very much rather it be another recolor of Base Set and Evolutions Clefairy. Just one more [C] to forego the flip is very much worth it. Even if you're playing a Clefable (in a Magmortar deck for example), I think the CEC Clefairy will remain the best for Standard until gen 7 fully rotates just b/c it can do an easy 120 to ADP in a pinch.

    While this one can do 150 to ADP (and accelerate 3 Basic Energy) 75% of the time w/ Glimwood (I doubt this will see any play outside a Glimwood deck). The 25% chance of doing nothing hurts it so much though. If tails meant you could use one of your Pokémon's attacks instead of doing nothing, this might have been the best Clefairy.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020
  6. Babywinds Aspiring Trainer
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    This Clefairy is OK. In standard, Will and Glimwood Tangle help this card to ensure it can reliably get off it's attack, along with Twin Energy or another form of easy energy accel to make sure it can actually use the attack. In expanded, I think generally EVO Clefairy is better, however this has a few advantages too, in that it's a psychic type. This means different weaknesses, and Dimension Valley access. So unlike EVO Clefairy, this could be played in decks that don't have as easy a time with energy acceleration, or maybe already play dimension valley (w/out FAC Mew, otherwise just use Mew to copy EVO Clefairy).
     
  7. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    What happened to all Psychic types having Dark weakness? (Don't get me wrong, I much prefer this.)
     
  8. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Remember that Fairy is also the Psychic-type in the TCG, and Clefairy is a Fairy-type, and Fairy is weak to Metal :p
     
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  9. Babywinds Aspiring Trainer
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    In fairness, Fairy is also weak to Poison, which is also Darkness in the TCG, as well as also being resistant to Fighting, like the Psychic type. It's a weird choice in my opinion, but they can do what they want xD
     
  10. Emerfirek Aspiring Trainer
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    Clefairy has never been Psychic nor Ghost in the core games. They only changed Psychic mons' weakness+resistance to match that of Ghosts. Since Fairies normally resist Dark (and historically throughout their tcg run), it'd be way too inconsistent and outrageous to match them w/ Ghost as well.

    But then it was also outrageous to cut them in the first place. And now all of [P] just hits fewer things for weakness (just approx. 33% of all [F] mons).
     
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  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Yes I know Clefairy is a Fairy type, however I figured one of the reasons they moved Poison to Darkness (rather than, say, Grass) was just to keep making as many Psychic cards weak to Darkness as possible. I mean heck they even made Crobat weak to Fighting (they got away with it because of Rock, of course) instead of Lightning just to stick with the theme. And RCL Seismitoad is of course weak to Lightning, which is of course inexcusable haha, but it shows their dedication to the pattern.

    That being said I went back to RCL/SwSh Fairy cards and they are keeping consistent with the whole "Fairy weak to Metal" thing so my mistake :p
     
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  12. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    A new Psychic-type Clefairy?! That should read a SECOND Psychic-type Clefairy card as Clefairy was last seen on Rebel Clash, AS a Psychic-type.
     
  13. Clam Almost decent
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    Because it has a strong effect on a coinflip my opponents will ALWAYS get a heads if I have a 3 prizer on the active and get a revenge kill and then me on the other hand (if I even use the card) will probably only flip heads against jirachis.
     
  14. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I mean, it's still new and Psychic-type isn't it haha?
     
  15. CharizaedXbest Aspiring Trainer
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    in expanded this card is gonna be a engine with Ho-Oh-ex and ninja boy guaranteed
     
  16. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
  17. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Pretty awful ....

    Edit - didn't see the Paralyze for Zekrom, hmmm
     
  18. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Hmm,I don't see this Raikou card can be useful.
     
  19. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Raikou Rainbow - if we have Vikavolt in the format, maybe, just maybe. 3 Geodudes
    • Zekrom - ehh 1.Expensive 2. Not worth for its expensiveness. 3-4
    Metagross - free retreat in all as a Stage 2. 2-3
     
  20. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    Marshadow GX can use these attacks and it gets focus sash. Maybe these amazing Rares could be good in expanded. Especially since the Raiku has access to Vikavolt. The others have access to the Ho-Oh engine.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020