Blastoise VMAX, Venusaur VMAX, and More Revealed!

The “Starter Set VMAX Blastoise” and “Starter Set VMAX Venusaur” have been revealed! Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for the translations!

As posted before, each item will include a 60-card deck focusing on either Blastoise VMAX or Venusaur VMAX. They will cost 1,556 yen each and include a coin, a playmat, damage counters, and a player’s guide. They will release on December 4th.

 

Venusaur V – Grass – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Leaf Drain: 50 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

[G][G][C] Double-Edge: 190 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

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

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


Venusaur VMAX – Grass – HP330
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Venusaur VMAX

[C][C] Forest Storm: 30x damage. This attack does 30 damage times the number of [G] Energy attached to your Pokemon.

[G][G][C][C] G-Max Bloom: 210 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Celebi – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Forest Exploration
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may look at the top 6 cards of your deck. Choose 1 Energy card that you find there, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle the other cards back into your deck.

[G][C][C] Leaf Step: 40 damage.

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


Blastoise V – Water – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[W] Water Gun: 30 damage.

[W][W][W] Torrent Cannon: 200 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Torrent Cannon during your next turn.

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

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


Blastoise VMAX – Water – HP330
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Blastoise VMAX

[W][W][W] Grandfall: 120 damage. Search your deck for up to 3 [W] Energy and attach them to your  Benched Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W][W][W][W] G-Max Bombard: 220 damage. This attack does 30 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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

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


Manaphy – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Ocean Search
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may look at the top 6 cards of your deck. Choose 1 Pokemon you find there, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle the other cards back into your deck.

[W][C] Water Splash: 30 damage.

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


Boss’s Orders (Lysandre) – Trainer
Supporter

Switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

As posted before, a larger version of the above products titled the “VMAX Battle Triple Starter Set” will also release on December 4th. It will come with the Blastoise and Venusaur decks plus another one for Charizard VMAX. That deck will be based on the one released earlier this year, but will contain some different cards.

Holo promo cards of Genesect, Heatran, Suicune, and Lugia will also be featured in the box. The product will also include a deck box, playmat, player’s guides, coins, and damage counters. It will cost 4,868 yen.

 

Genesect – Grass – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Linear Attack: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

[G][G][C] Techno Blast: 120 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

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


Heatran – Fire – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[R][C] Fire Fang: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

[R}[R][C] Raging Flare: 80+ damage. This attack does 10 more damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Suicune – Water – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[W] Splash: 20 damage.

[W][W][C] Aurora Loop: 130 damage. Return 2 [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon to your hand.

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


Lugia – Colorless – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Gust: 40 damage.

[C][C][C][C] Wind Pressure: 250 damage. This attack fails if your opponent has 5 or fewer cards in their hand.

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

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  1. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
    Asrialys

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    Lysandre sort of gets a reprint, but you won't be able to use your old ones... :p
     
  2. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    My little cousin,who started played Pokèmon recently thanks to Pokèmon GO,loves the Bulbasaur line,and I'm sure he'll love these Venusaur cards
     
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  3. treyh37 Watcher of Thorns
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    an energy(celebi) and pokemon(manaphy) version of stellar wish jirachi, could see some play though i think i saw jirachi use has gone down. Of the two i think manaphy is more likely to see play as decks tend to need their evos more then their energy.
     
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  4. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    Worth noting it's the start of the E regulation mark.
     
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  5. AshCo Ouchies!
    AshCo

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    I actually quite like the Blastoise VMAX visually. It's got a good pose to it while not staying too busy with all the swishes and swooshes of a typical VMAX card. Probably because the Blastoise itself is huge and takes up most of the image. Venusaur is nice too, but I'm not 100% on its design still-compared to the Mega especially.
     
  6. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    While I don't like the overuse of Boss Orders, the fact that they're actually printing more versions (AND based on older version, too) is really nice. Hopefully it means people that own the old Lysandre can use him instead of this one.
     
  7. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    The Boss' Orders (Lysandre) doesn't have the "E" marker so that means Boss' Orders only last until Sept. 2022. Other cards revealed today are the First Block "E" cards.
    • Venusaur V/Vmax - can be used in any deck. Since the first atk costs CC. You can whack it on a Welder deck to deal Grass weakness. Or in a Water deck to deal Grass weakness. 30x just seems weak to me. Oh, I forgot it says Grass. So we're stuck on using a Stage 2 to accel energy, without mentioning Welder weakness. 3/3-4
    • Blastoise V/Vmax - I kinda like this card. Its a hard-hitting one. 3/4
    • Celebi - I dunno if it will be good in the future, but getting the energy you need for setting up turn 1 going 2nd on something like Volcanion is really really good. 4
    • Manaphy - Both this and Celebi have 1 RC so U-Turn Board. This one searches Pokemon you need in the early game especially on something like a Spiritomb in which it needs Spiritomb and Jynx and Jirachi for setting up. 4
    • Boss' Orders (Lysandre) - Epic card. Almost 4-of, doesn't have the E marker
     
  8. o7yourdesires Aspiring Trainer
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    Yakingu, you can’t use your old lysanders as the card is Boss’s Orders (Lysander) and not Lysander it’s a completely different name
     
  9. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    And you cannot play both 4 Lysandre and 4 Boss's Orders, even though they have a completely different name. Lysandre follows the "Boss's Orders" rules, even though he's not a Boss's Orders himself. It's also curious that they've picked him, instead of any other Boss. We don't even know what happens when they'll print "Boss's Order (Guzma)" in the future. Will Boss's Order (Giovanni) become legal again, or will they be scummy and force you to rebuy a set of identical cards? I assume the latter, and I would assume Lysandre isn't going to become legal. It would be doubly-scummy, since they have no problem reprinting Skyla, but they won't reprint the Supporter everyone needs, making it blatantly obvious it's a cashgrab. I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt though.
     
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  10. Cue2Power Cramorant is Godly
    Cue2Power

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    Ooh my great new boss' orders art! Hope the full art looks good. also now that charizard vmax is more accessable the price might go down.
     
  11. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

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    You gotta love the jarring difference in mindsets between the Japanese Pokemon Company with the products that they release and how international consumers and sellers value the products that we get. (This isn't yet another Charizard rant, just a comparison.) In the US: "CHARIZARD VMAX IS TOTALLY WORTH $100!!!" Japan: "Hey, so here's three full, 60-card decks featuring the Kanto starter V's and VMAX's--including Charizard VMAX, four promo cards, and some materials for playing the game. $50." It's very silly...

    Also, I'm loving the Celebi and Manaphy cards! They could be very useful, and of course, they have great artwork too.
     
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  12. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
    Kyle J. Asplund

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    Not Lysandre again...
     
  13. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
    Ilexon

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    The Lysandre has a D on it rather than an E, does that mean this is just an alternate artwork? How will this get released everywhere else?
     
  14. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

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    Seems like they noticed that attacks like Full Blitz/Altered Creation were stupidly designed to cheat out their own costs, walked back from that, and now we have a Blastoise that has the Full Blitz/Altered Creation attack, but is an evolution, only hits for 120, and needs the full [W] cost to pay for it. They really don't want another ADP/Pikarom in the making.
     
  15. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

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    What have they done to you, Blastoise? They've turned you into... a marketable mascot...
     
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  16. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
    Kaizaac

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    Better than Charizard. And Venasaur V is the third Pokémon that has 2 V cards with different attacks.
     
  17. SlamTheHuman Aspiring Trainer
    SlamTheHuman

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    (8) i huuuuurt myself todaaaaay, to see if i still feeeeeel (8)
     
  18. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    I like the Lugia. Looks like it would be fun to mess around with somehow.
     
  19. Johnny2316 Aspiring Trainer
    Johnny2316

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    I'm just glad that we actually get something other than another Charizard card. Blastoise and Venusaur really deserved this after their Gigantamax debut in the Isle of Armor. These cards look so amazing.