‘Darkness Ablaze’ Prerelease Promos Listed!

The Darkness Ablaze prerelease promos have been revealed through the promo legality document on Pokemon.com. They will be Decidueye (SWSH035), Arctozolt (SWSH036), Hydreigon (SWSH037), and Kangaskhan (SWSH038).

We don’t have images of the actual cards yet, which will feature alternate artwork. Those will be revealed closer to August 14th.

Decidueye – Grass – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dartrix

Ability: Forest Camouflage
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by the attacks of your opponent’s Pokemon V and Pokemon-GX.

[G][C] Split Arrow: 90 damage. This attack does 20 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance.)

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


Arctozolt – Lightning – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rare Fossil

Ability: Numbing Vortex
Whenever your opponent attaches an Energy from their hand to 1 of their Pokemon, put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon.

[L][C] Electro Ball: 70 damage.

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


Hydreigon – Darkness – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Zweilous

Ability: Dark Squall
As often as you like during your turn, you may attach a [D] Energy from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon.

[D][D][C] Jet Black Fang: 130 damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Kangaskhan – Colorless – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Retaliate: 30+ damage. If any of your Pokemon were Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack during their last turn, this attack does 90 more damage.

[C][C][C] Hammer In: 100 damage.

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

The cards come from Japan’s Infinity Zone set, except Hydreigon, who is from the Charizard VMAX deck. The cards from Infinity Zone will become part of both our Darkness Ablaze set and special 2020 set.

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  1. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer
    JustInBasil

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    I really like 3/4. Kangashan definitely feels like the weakest link.
     
  2. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I can see decidueye being the most desirable promo
     
  3. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Would've preferred Hoopa, Dracovish, or one of the Mad Partiers over Kangaskhan but still pretty solid choices.
     
  4. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    Arctozolt will be the best for prereleases but decidueye is best from a competitive point of view.
     
  5. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
    Mudkip_Is_God

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    That Hydreigon would be good with Greninja & Zoroark decks.
     
  6. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Very weird that these SwSh promos weren't fully informed these days which makes us guess what they are. At least we confirmed that Hydreigon is in there. As of July 16, no English cards yet
     
  7. srsrox Aspiring Trainer
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    Welp, we know which promo I'm destined to get.
     
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    This was my exact thought too...
     
  9. itsAdoggo yamperyamperyamper
    itsAdoggo

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    There always seems to be one promo that is just weaker - I wonder how they decide them?
     
  10. Wavestripe Med Student
    Wavestripe

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    Arctozolt is my 4th favorite pokemon of all time so I am....very very excited
     
  11. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    My boy Decidueye has finally a promo!
    But how they'll release them ?I don't think there'll be any Prelease Tournament after the COVID-19.
     
  12. Wavestripe Med Student
    Wavestripe

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    We'll get them in our build and battle kits!
     
  13. Xeno Zacian: The best boi
    Xeno

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    Hydreigon is great for dark boxes who are willing to use it like a centerpiece (like Archie's Blastoise minus the Archie)

    Arctozolt is INCREDIBLE... but it's a fossil. Spiritomb in shambles rn.

    Decidueye is downright awesome, but the grass type hasn't been nearly as powerful ever since FOGP saw its ban.

    Kangaskhan... eh forget it.
     
  14. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
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    Does decidueye's ability include Vmax as a type of V card? Or just V?
     
  15. Xeno Zacian: The best boi
    Xeno

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    That's what I was wondering as well. Since it doesn't specify V-Max I would only assume (unless they're categorizing V's and V-Maxes together which is unclear from TCPI)
    that it's just V cards.
     
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  16. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  17. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm wondering why they made staff version of the cards if no event will occour. Or there some place on the planet that the pre release event is now ok?
     
  18. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Ok. Kangaskhan may be useless but that artwork is beautiful
     
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  19. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Is the English cards start leaking? I haven't touch my setlist for months
     
  20. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    Hot damn a new HYOGONOSUKE art.
     
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