Pikachu VMAX, Orbeetle VMAX from ‘Shocking Volt Tackle’ Revealed!

S4 Shocking Volt Tackle has officially been revealed! As we previously reported, it’s Japan’s fourth Sword & Shield series set and will release on September 18th. It will feature 100 cards (excluding secret rares).

The booster pack artwork shows Leon’s Charizard and Galarian Sirfetch’d, so they will be in the set. This set may be where our Galarian Sirfetch’d V promo is coming from.

As usual, Pokemon Center stores will be selling a box that contains two booster boxes of the set, a deck box, and card sleeves. This time they’ll feature Leon and his Charizard:

Thanks goes to Arantxa T. and Franco T. for the translations!

Orbeetle V – Grass – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[G] Flatter: 20 damage. You may switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[G][C] Mystery Wave: 50+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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

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


Orbeetle VMAX – Grass – HP310
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Orbeetle V

Ability: Wonder Beam
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent’s Pokemon.

[G][C] G-Max Wave: 50+ damage. This attack does 50 more damage for each Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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

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


Barraskewda – Water – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Arrokuda

[W] Target Skewer: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. This attack does 20 damage to that Pokemon for each damage counter on it. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[W][C] Jet Headbutt: 60 damage.

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


Pikachu V – Lightning – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[L] Charge: Search your deck for up to 2 [L] Energy and attach them to this Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck.

[L][L][C] Thunderbolt: 200 damage. Discard all Energy from this Pokemon.

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

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


Pikachu VMAX – Lightning – HP310
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Pikachu V

[L][L][L] G-Max Volt Tackle: 120+ damage. You may discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon. If you do, this attack does 150 more damage.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

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


Electrode – Lightning – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Voltorb

Ability: Buzzap Generator
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is in your Bench, you may Knock Out this Pokemon. If you do, search your deck for up to 2 [L] Energy and attach them to your [L] Pokemon in play in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[L][L][C] Electric Ball: 100 damage.

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


Wyndon Stadium – Trainer
Stadium

Whenever a player plays a Pokemon VMAX from their hand during their turn to evolve their Pokemon V, heal 100 damage from that Pokemon.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

Pokemon Center stores will be holding a campaign where you can get a Pikachu promo pack for every six booster packs of Shocking Volt Tackle you purchase. Each pack will contain one of five Pikachu promo cards:

The holographic Pikachu is the only completely new card:

Pikachu – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[L][L] Thundershock: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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

The other non-holo Pikachu promos are reprints from the Sun & Moon era, which is why they’re printed on the older card templates. But they have new Sword & Shield promo numbering and the Shocking Volt Tackle set stamp.

Pikachu V and VMAX are reprints of the ones from the set but with alternate artwork.

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  1. Xeno Zacian: The best boi
    Xeno

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    Somebody stutter on the Orbeetle translations?
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Lemme Guess, TPCi plan to release Pikachu VMAX promo box usin that VMAX Promo? The same happens to Eternity, right?
     
  3. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast
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    Man! They're really trying to get an Electrode/card that KOs itself that's balanced.
     
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  4. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Orbeetle V/VMAX - The atk is fine. Its always designed to punish your opponent to stack some energy. The ability on the VMAX tho is massive. Even Roxie rotated in the format, we found some alternatives, & even with the ability alone, this thing is massive to wriggle down your opponent into KO range. In decks like.... Reshizard to KO Pikarom (I was thinking Eternity but it makes its ability pointless tho. 4/4 Geodudes
    • Pikachu V/VMAX - Atks on V, ehh?! On the VMAX, the fact that L energy is difficult to retrieve in a common manner. KOing Tag Teams is good but short on VMAXs. Downside of this is looping this atk. 3/3-4
    • Electrode - oh well, Mismagius was banned so I will take its place then. This can fit into any deck since you may cancel the secondary effect, which F types can use their stuff pretty easy. 4-5. Nice L energy accel as well.
    • Barraskewda - okay. 140+ for 1 energy, I guess. Nice finisher. 3-4
    • Wyndon Stadium - Great for tanking, I guess? 3 Geodudes
     
  5. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    Orbeetle has got its Vmax, I hope it’s on the pack art, my life is complete
     
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  6. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Orbeetle VMAX has the same ability as Weezing(and possibly even stronger).

    Btw,I have a strange tought that the Sirfetch'd from the theme decks will be in this Japanese expansion.
     
  7. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    ? Seems fine to me.
     
  8. JustNotCricket Aspiring Trainer
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    Gosh, those Pikachus are so bad.
     
  9. FilpACoin The Best Typo
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    Keeping Electrode in mind; Wyndon stadium and the Pikachus are underwhelming. Barraskewda looks like a new finisher? I was really confused about how good it was until I remembered that Barraskewda is the evolution. Basically the same as Cramorant V in many situations. Maybe one could make a deck about forcing your opponent to switch and two-hit KOing with it...
    Orbeetle VMAX looks like one of the more interesting VMAXs- I love the ability, and the attack isn't half bad against plenty of the format.
     
  10. Xeno Zacian: The best boi
    Xeno

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    It was missing descriptions yesterday
     
  11. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    WPM did mention that translations were coming once our translator team were done translating!
     
  12. PurgeEmoji123 Aspiring Trainer
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    I guess this is their way of bringing back chubby pikachu without changing the newer version
     
  13. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    You can use U-Turn Board and/or Switch to cycle through multiple copies of Orbeetle VMAX that you have set up, since the ability is only limited to once per copy. Sounds pretty powerful and may be viable as its own deck coupled with a Roxie engine, or as part of a Dragapult VMAX deck.
     
  14. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  15. PokkenTrainerN Aspiring Trainer
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    Cramorant will be yeeting the arrokuda to the discard pile
     
  16. The Fish 0.o
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    Cramorant's EYES in Arrokuda's artwork...that fish is dead
     
  17. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    THAT CRAMORANT.
    NEEDS.
    TO.
    BE.
    MINE.


    IT'S.
    BEAUTIFUL.
     
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  18. AshCo Coming back with the BLOST
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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.
     
  19. 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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  20. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Cramorant should use Pikachus as well to be perfect