Amazing Rares Rayquaza and Jirachi, Zarude V from ‘Legendary Heartbeat’ Revealed!

The first cards from Legendary Heartbeat have been revealed in CoroCoro magazine – and two of them are the set’s Amazing Rare cards! Thanks goes to Arantxa T. and ToineLay for the translations!

Zarude V – Grass – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Bind Down: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[G][G] Jungle Rise: 100 damage. You may attach up to 2 Basic Energy cards from your hand to your Benched Pokemon in any way you like. Heal all damage from those Pokemon.

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

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

Jirachi – Metal – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Dream Oracle
Once during your turn, if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may look at the top 2 cards of your deck. Put 1 of them into your hand and return the other 1 on top of your deck.

[P][F][M] Amazing Star: Search your deck for up to 7 Basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 1

Update: Clearer images of the cards have been revealed and now we have the translation for Rayquaza thanks to Bangiras and Franco T.!

Rayquaza – Colorless – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[G][L][F] Amazing Burst: 80x damage. Discard all basic Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 80 damage for each type of basic Energy you discarded in this way.

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

Amazing Rares do not appear to have any special game rules. They seem to be strong cards with unique attack costs and individual rainbow patterns around the artwork to reflect this.

As posted back in February:

Legendary Heartbeat will feature 76 cards and release on July 10th. This is the same day as the movie Pokemon Koko, meaning this will be a movie-themed set.

The set will feature Celebi, Zacian, Zamazenta, and other Mythical and Legendary Pokemon. It’s likely it will also feature the unrevealed Mythical Pokemon from Pokemon Koko.

The set will introduce a new type of rarity named “Amazing Rare.” Amazing Rares will feature powerful attacks, but your opponent will only take one Prize card.

The set will become part of our annual holiday set this year.

The Legendary Heartbeat box set featuring Marnie has also been revealed. It comes with two booster boxes of the set, a pack of 64 card sleeves, a deck box, a coin, and a box that holds 700 cards. It will release on July 10th with the set. The contents will also be sold separately.

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  1. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer


    Gosh darn
    Amazing rares! Holy crap. Hollllllyyy crap those are good.
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  2. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof


    Jirachi's attack could be really good set up in expanded. Counter + Karate Belt gives you 7 energy on the board
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  3. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.


    Yet another expensive switch-in Jirachi. The [F] energy cost is rather strange.... I guess Amazing Rares stole the Dragon type's shtick!

    If I had to bet, I'd still bet on Regidrago being a Colorless Type with novel energy costs (and probably no weakness) though.

    Zarude could be nice to preserve Vmax Pokemon. Makes me wonder if maybe they should have implemented the whole "switching ends the Dynamax" thing in the TCG.
  4. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    I'm betting on the special rule for Amazing Rares to be printed in the rulebook, because that effect is absolutely crazy for an attack on a basic. Maybe you can only have one amazing rare in your entire deck - but max out copies, so you could have 4 Jirachis but no other amazing rare. This is loadable by Saucer and can ignore the [F] by using Karate Belt, so any Metal deck only needs to include a [P] energy to stage a crazy comeback.

    Zarude is "balanced" by only doing 100 damage and needing to attach energies from hand, but is also a crazy tool for [G] decks. Good thing Fire is there to pretty much try to balance it out, because this could get quickly out of hand in control decks and it also pretty much hard-walls any deck that can't manage to OHKO Zarude.
  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    Still my doubts as this set will be our 2020 subset, that includes V decks and the omitted Vs from Darkness Ablaze.
    • Jirachi Rainbow - not buying the atk cost but I love the ability. Its literally Pajohto (Pidgeotto), but only works on the active. It has 1 RC and no need to sleep so you can use U-Turn Board. About the atk, you are talking about P-F-C, it can attach 7 energy, yes. But expect to be KO'ed next turn, so that's useless. Trading 7 energy in a deck for 3 enrgy on Jirachi. On Jirachi, will it be a proper replacement to the TEU one? Probably not, but TEU one loses Escape Board thru the rotation. Maybe this one will be playable. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Zarude V - not loving it. Sorry! 3 Geodudes
    • Rayquaza Rainbow - how do we pay the atk cost to do 240? Aurora Energy don't work since it need Basic Energy to do damage. 3 Geodudes
    Very weird on these Japanese SWSH booster box products that they didn't see the side portion of the box to see what Pokemon we are expect to get. Like how Sun & Moon products were.
    Volcanion: allow us to introduce ourselves
  6. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast

    Articles Head Member

    Well now. Amazing Rare is not much more than a rarity designation. I was really hoping for Prism Star 2: Electric Boogaloo.

    the attack cost is REALLY reminiscent of the old WOTC Shining chase Rares: bizarre costs and energy typing that doesn’t make sense. That said, so far, Jirachi looks like it has potential. Who knows.

    I’m curious of the Amazing Rare distribution. Would it be like Shining Rares in Shining Legends (1 per 15 packs), or Neo Destiny (1 per box)
  7. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun


    Can't wait to get another playset of jirachi...
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.


    You're absolutely right! Can't believe those slipped my mind. That really could be what they're going for here!
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  9. TSA123 i play pokeman


    jirachi seems fine as a pivot but not really anything else (i mean we have turbo patch so getting it set up isn't completely infeasible but 3 different energy just makes the attack kind of bad, and think about it, even if you try to set it up your opponent could just boss's orders and kill it fairly easily due to its 70 hp), but with most jirachi teu decks playing 4 switch and 4 scoop up net anyway, losing escape board doesn't seem like a valid enough reason to use this new jirachi over the current staple. i see this being pretty good for ssh-on tho

    zarude seems nice as a 1-of in rillaboom/eggrow (and is VERY reminiscent of mega sceptile ex which i like) but other than that he's kinda bad (plus with centiskorch vmax on the horizon that will probably do very well in our meta rillaboom is just gonna die regardless)

    rayquaza's art is phenomenal but too bad it sucks

    also pray they don't use yellow borders when we get these internationally
  10. JoPKMN Aspiring Trainer


    M Sceptile EX? Is that you??
  11. itmealice Aspiring Trainer


    Gonna have to import the Marnie stuff!

    Zarude is pretty cool, interested to learn more about Amazing Rares. The art and card style is cool at the very least!


    to say nothing about how lousy the yellow border looks in general, it looked especially clunky on the Hidden Fates non-GX shiny Pokemon (seriously. Compare the Japanese shiny Eevee to the English shiny Eevee and you'll regret so much..) I don't see them ever giving up on the yellow border except for cards that don't have a standard border to begin with.

    So I'm more worried about the Japanese pull rates of Amazing Rares, because I think I'd actually really like to collect these cards.
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  13. jamashawalker Ikouze!


    Collectors are going to have the time of their lives with these.

    As a player. no to all of them. Unless the other ones are going to have an amazing ability they all are going to bad if this is the direction they are going to go for energy cost
  14. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
    Kyle J. Asplund


    That Rayquaza's nice, but where Bea at?
  15. Hexogen Merc W140


    The amazing rares remind me of the crystal Pokemon in Aquapolis/Skyridge :3
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  16. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB



    Because 87 tiers of rarity aren't enough, let's have another.
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  17. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Rayquaza-GX is loadable in certain decks so I can see it as an attacking option in them to diversify weakness or simply as a strong 1-prize attacker. The fact that it's compatible with Karate Belt helps it a bit too.

    But even then, an attack cost like this and no ability is pushing it, so I'm expecting the other amazing rares have abilities that help them attack or setup, or maybe they are going to print something that helps loading their awkward costs? I would really like that to try and balance big basics, attackers that are less consistent but can manage to OHKO/2HKO them - a la Blacephalon - could make for a far more interesting format.
  18. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer


    damn, zarude doing what mega sceptile did but with 10 less hp? but its a basic and no need to mega evolve? wew
  19. Nyora A Cat


    Mega Sceptile is baaaaaaaaacckkkkkkkKK!!!!

    Holy shoot amazing rares look, well, amazing! I love the funky costs and even though so far they aren't too impressive, I don't doubt others will be really epic. But they're def gonna have funky costs too, so.
  20. NotSeen Aspiring Trainer


    “Amazing” rares – amazingly useless. Nobody'll use 'em. Ridiculously expensive rainbow-colored good-to-nothing attacks (I mean, just look at it: 3 different type of energies for only looking for 7 energies and attach 'em. No damage to opposing Pokémon at all. It lasts for 3 turns to set the attack up, not mentiong you have to have luck to get all those energies to your hand. 70 HP is almost certainly OHKOed or 2HKOed. That's really wrong idea, similraly when BREAK evolutions were the thing…). Jirachi's ability is copy of Pidgeotto and we even have another similar stuff in expanded.
    Rayquaza? You must be kidding me, aren't you? It's copy of Rayquaza EX with the exception, you have to discard all energies from it and the whole process repeating to attack again. Let's add a “high“ retreat cost (of course, it'd be not-that-expensive, if certain conditions were met… – but only then!) resulting in my opinion, that amazing rares are nothing but garbage. The greatest thing from last couple of years were dual-typed cards (which lasts only for 1 expansion…) and ancient traits (and nobody remembers 'em recently…)
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