Cramorant VMAX, Dhelmise VMAX, Morpeko VMAX, Cinderace VMAX Revealed!

The contents of Japan’s “VMAX Special Set” have now been revealed!

As reported before, it will come with one of four VMAX promo cards — either Cramorant VMAX, Dhelmise VMAX, Morpeko VMAX, or Cinderace VMAX. The latter two are reprints with new artwork. Each promo will come with three holo Energy matching their type. All of these cards will be contained within a promo booster pack, so you won’t know what you’re getting.

It will also contain eight booster packs of each Sword & Shield set. It will cost 1,780 yen and release on October 23rd. Thanks goes to Toine L. for the translations!

Dhelmise VMAX – Grass – HP330
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Dhelmise V

[G] Chain Buzz: This attack does 30 damage times the amount of [G] Energy attached to this Pokemon to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

[G][G][C] G-Max Anchor: 240 damage. This Pokemon can’t use G-Max Anchor during your next turn.

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

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


Cramorant VMAX – Colorless – HP320
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Cramorant V

[C][C][C] G-Max Propulsion: 80x damage. Flip a coin for each Energy attached to this Pokemon. This attack does 80 damage for each heads.

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

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


Cinderace VMAX and Morpeko VMAX are alternate art reprints.

 

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  1. AshCo Ouchies!
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    I’m gonna get back into playing the TCG just for a funny meme Cramorant VMAX deck. Rely on nothing but random coin flips, baby!

    Also, Dhelmise looks fun but good lord if that isn’t one of the hardest-to look at cards I’ve ever seen... there’s too much going on here. That’s a problem with VMAX cards in general-they’re oftentimes too busy looking- but this one is one of the biggest offenders.
     
  2. The Fish 0.o
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    Porygon Z with Cramoranrt could be ok. Dhelmise can snipe goons. I wonder how we'll get these though, do we get reprints of the OG Cramorant and Dhelmise Vs in the new set?
     
  3. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    Welder and tea makes cram happy
     
  4. CeladonCityGym Aspiring Trainer
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    You are so right. I actually hate the V Max cards of this generation. Way too busy to even make out the Pokémon sometimes. It's a stupid gimmick in the games as well.
     
  5. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015
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    Cramorant is already in PZ decks, and the VMax makes it pretty brutal. 4 heads and you KO a Vmax... So, 4 recycle and a triple should net that XD

    Dhelmise, on the other hand, might spark a rillaboom revolution. Its got some good strength.
     
  6. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Dhelmise VMAX - ehh. Even with 3 energy, you can't even KO a Zacian due to Grass resistance, before dmg modifiers, and besides from having the Welder weakness, G isn't even a good type to be. F and D isn't a playable type, in terms of hitting for weakess. Inteleon VMAX is a thing, but that's it. You have a terrible retreat cost, even if you have 330 HP, T1 Talonflame with Vitality Band can KO you easily, before you even VMAX. Plus, Dhelmise V isn't a good card. Who cares? 3
    • Cramorant VMAX - too risky to deal with. Yes, pretty similar to that Z Crystal thing except its for coin flip. Even with Glimwood, you expect to do 160 minimum. Which is the same on the V, if you flip 2 heads. I know what you are thinking. Stacking the energy on this dude. I suggest not to. One Full Blitz with Vitality Band can toast this Cramorant. L might losing some tricks, but they're getting Electrode. So yeah. 3, and Cramorant V gets Longview Scope, yeah whatever
     
  7. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
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    Does weakness and resistance even apply if Dhelmise bench snipes?
     
  8. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    I need that Cramorant.Right now.
     
  9. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Better Planeta than 5ban Graphics.
     
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  10. Mcsonic00 Less Filler Cards Please
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    Cramorant VMax + Porygon-Z = new meta; you just OHKO everything! Having Cramorant V able to search 2 cards T1 is insane. If your opponent doesn't Marnie you instantly, you literally win right there and then because you are guaranteed to have candy + stage 2. Powerful Colorless Energy means you only need 4 heads to OHKO 340 HP VMax's. So happy they printed this. Even if it isn't 'meta' I will still be using CramorGon-Z to defeat meta decks.
     
  11. MasterGallade @Mithrarin on Twitter
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    Is anyone else as mad as I am that the Cinderace isn't in its Gigantamax form??? They better be planning to do all three of the Starters again in their G-max forms, it's still so dumb they weren't in the first place in Rebel Clash :/
     
  12. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Dhelmise getting extra attention makes me happy (though it should've gotten a G-Max form where it becomes a ghost ship), but yeah those swirly energy things are an eyesore.
     
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  13. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Blissy has passed the egg.
     
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  14. Kawaki Aspiring Trainer
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    I feel like the reprinted Morpeko VMAX should have been the hangry version... lol.
     
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  15. arulz THE SEEKER
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    Personally I like the dhelmise VMAX :) the action shot looks really cool and it actually looks Max

    what I personally consider the biggest problem with vmax is that they don’t actually look any bigger than the normal cards because there’s no reference point. They just look like another rare card. When I saw Dynamax I had visions of giant Pokémon in cities, forests, drawn with the same style art as Tag Teams.

    my other problem is hardly any have abilities or very interesting effects and they’re kind of simple cards. I don’t mind a few good simple cards, but it would be nice to have a balance with some more complex effects too
     
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  16. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    Hypothetically, you could use Cramorant VMAX with Triple Acceleration Energy and Memory Capsule to just create a higher HP Cramorant V, but that's all it's got going for it. Cramorant V was only ever used as a tech in Standard so I don't see this card seeing much play. Coin flip attacks suck.

    Dhelmise VMAX isn't bad with Rillaboom. Sure you don't OHKO Zacian V, but with Goons or Vitality Band I think it'll be fine. You also have the option to snipe popular support mons like Jirachi and Goons (and in control's case - Drilbur and Cinccino), so I see this card being at the very least decent.
     
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  17. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Yeah, but when you're flipping 6-10 times and can re-flip with Glimwood Tangle, thing get a lot less sucky.
     
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  18. Kumaquat Collecting Birbs
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    B I G B I R B T I M E
     
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  19. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
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    A VMAX can't OHKO a Zacian, even with 3 Energy and no effects other than immobility the next turn...?

    Honestly, unless they make every type resisted again, they should remove resistance for the time being. Grass and Fighting are the only resisted types, and both are also barely competitive.

    The game is balanced around single-typed decks, so resistance isn't adding anything right now, it's just making Metal slightly more OP and two struggling types worse
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2020
  20. bidoof&company A Trainer and his Pokemon for a more memable world
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    I saw with the snip damage for dhelmise VMAX it didn't say not to apply weakness and resistance. If that is so it would definitely spice things up