Cramorant, Arrokuda, Swellow from ‘Shocking Volt Tackle!’

A new Cramorant, Arrokuda, Taillow, and Swellow from Shocking Volt Tackle have been revealed! The set will release in Japan on September 18th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Cramorant – Water – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Continuous Barrage: 60x damage. You may discard any number of Arrokuda from your Bench. This attack does 60 damage for each Arrokuda discarded in this way.

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


Arrokuda – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Swarm: Search your deck for up to 2 Arrokuda and put them on your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W][C] Peck: 20 damage.

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


Taillow – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Double Peck: 20x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 damage for each heads.

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


Swellow – Colorless – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Taillow

[C] Quick Attack: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 40 more damage.

[C][C] Energy Assist: 40 damage. You may attach up to 2 basic Energy from your discard pile to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 0

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  1. PokkenTrainerN Aspiring Trainer
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    Cramorant will be yeeting the arrokuda to the discard pile
     
  2. The Fish 0.o
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    Cramorant's EYES in Arrokuda's artwork...that fish is dead
     
  3. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    THAT CRAMORANT.
    NEEDS.
    TO.
    BE.
    MINE.


    IT'S.
    BEAUTIFUL.
     
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  4. AshCo Ouchies!
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    I really hope something allows for those Arrokuda to come back from the discard relatively easily (There might be already, I don't pay attention enough to know this offhand). It'd be kinda like a quasi-Weavile/Eggs deck that's a fun time in the Legacy format, except without all the Eggs/Junk Arms shenanigans.
     
  5. Alex Leblanc Aspiring Trainer
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    This is cool, this is the kind of interaction I expected to see between Dragapult and Dreepy cards. Love to see it, 240 turn one, but we don't have much ball search.
     
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  6. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Cramorant should use Pikachus as well to be perfect
     
  7. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?
    DKQuagmire

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    I can see Cramorant being used with Lure Balls to keep reusing the Arrokuda.
    60 X for each Arrokuda though is pretty broken. and its only for 2 colourless energy!!

    I don't think Centiskorch V Max decks will be very happy when this card is released!
     
  8. Wockomtosh Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh how I miss revive and rescue stretcher! I used to play Passimian and I constantly had all my non-prized cards on the bench because of those 2 cards.
     
  9. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Lure Ball rotates out, and more importantly, only recovers evolution Pokemon from discard.
     
  10. Emerfirek Aspiring Trainer
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    Is this hinting at new/returning revive/recycle options?
     
  11. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  12. PokemonMasterNate VMAX Charizard will be mine!
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    Oh wow, now that is a awesome Charizard.
     
  13. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Hooray, now the Cramorant deck is playable!

    Also Bea is crazy stupid good accel, yeah, it is supporter for the turn, but with Crobat and Dedenne you can still draw cards, and Oranguru helps setting up energies on top... Fighting decks are gonna be good or at least playable now.

    Leon is a niche trainer, a 1-of in most decks, except Charizard which can easily get to 300-330 damage in a single turn... A shame for that RR cost, tho, most of the time you will be relying on Welder instead. Still, I'm glad we have a replacement Charizard for budget decks after TEU rotates.
     
  14. Emerfirek Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh, so Nessa is the way the new Cramorant will work.

    Leon seems kinda lackluster, but at least 3 copies can be added to the hand w/ sth like Magneton and then discarded right away w/ Research, Dedenne, or Duskull.

    Bea seems like she'll fit in the few [F] minidecks like Excadrill and Hippopotas in Expanded, I guess.

    But I really appreciate more kinda-owner's mons that benefit from their owner's cards in some way like the Mach Strike Garchomp and the Claydol from Celestial Storm. Actually, that Claydol's Miraculous Spin attack was kinda like a precursor for this Zard's attack.
     
  15. CharizaedXbest Aspiring Trainer
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    well charizard can hit up to 330, 340 with a band, 350 with fighting energy and dojo, not to mention zigzagoon pings
    that is by no means bad
    the ability as basically a stronger acro bike
    not bad
     
  16. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    I believe Charizard gonna be in the next theme deck and probably Drednaw as the opposite deck
     
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  17. AshCo Ouchies!
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    I really love the art on that Charizard.
    However... I really hate that Leon's in it.

    My love of Charizard collecting and my loathing of Leon's god-awful design are really clashing here.
     
  18. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Male Indeedee - ehh. 1
    • Tailow/Swellow - ehh. 2/2
    • Arrokuda, Cramorant - donking machine but it requires more work. 3, 3
    • Charizard - Stage 2, I know. But the ability and attack is good. The ability is Acro Bike but bit aggressive and its on a Stage 2. The atk is payable and doable. It can be payable with Welder, if you have 2 Leon in the discard already, then you use Magneton to search Lt. Surge and 2 Leon, plus Vitality Band, this can do 370 damage. Yeah, it needs more work. 4 Geodudes
    • Hitmontop - ehh. But its a F type and lot of good Pokémon atm are F weak, so why not? OHKO on Eternatus for a Twin Energy ( Martial Arts Dojo needs basic F to do more dmg, keep that mind), with Electrode easily replaces Mismagius, Karate Belt and MAD have a way to cheese the prize thingy. Still ehh for me. 3-4
    • Drednaw - what's the point of this card? In order to loop Paralysis, you need to recover cards turn after turn using Nessa. This has the same thing as Sky Circus, in order to loop Sky Circus, you have to switch your active using Bird Keeper dude. 3
    • Leon - not the same as Kukui since Kukui draws 2 cards, plus 20 more damage, but extra 30 dmg is game-changing. Easily a 1-of in most decks that needs more damage. 5 Geodudes
    • Bea - finally a better way to accelerate F energy. Coalossal is good, but it needs Fire Energy, in order to make its ability has value. 4 Geodudes
    • Nessa - Super Rod for W types. 3-4
     
  19. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Is Charizard has F energy on its attack cost?
     
  20. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    Charizard has multiple redeeming qualities but the fact that he’s a stage 2 makes him suck unfortunately in a meta with ADP and VMAX decks that don’t take much time setting up damage