Shiny Rotom, Koffing from “Shiny Star V!”

A new shiny Rotom and shiny Koffing will be released in S4a Shiny Star V! The set will be released on November 20th in Japan. Thanks to bangiras for the translations.

Koffing – Darkness – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[D] Ascension: Search your deck for a card that evolves from this Pokemon and put it onto this Pokemon to evolve it. Then, shuffle your deck.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Rotom – Lightning – HP80
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Rotochoice
Once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench, you may search your deck for up to 2 Item cards with “Rotom” in their name, reveal them, and put them in your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

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

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

The cards will also appear in the set as regular non-Shiny cards, as shown below:

 

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    These actually aren't bad. Koffing lets you have a Weezing on Turn 1 (presumably the Detention Gas one). Rotom lets you get two Rotom phones. While they probably won't win any tournaments, they at least look fun to play.

    But, are these cards only going to be available as shiny, or will Shiny Star V contain their regular forms? I'd hate to come up with a fun deck, only to realize one of its main pieces is extremely rare and collectible.
     
  2. ccearleyart Aspiring Trainer
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    only problem is the darkness energy for this koffing. detention gas weezing normally plays dce/ counter energy.

    works great for galarian weezing, being able to shut off abilities turn 1. they would have to use a boss if they want to continue there set up
     
  3. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Both of these are rotated, though DCE did come back as Twin Energy. I think it's worth it to get that first tick of damage on Turn 1, and then continue evolving your benched Koffings. I'm genuinely curious how I'd fare against ADPZ, which usually runs only big basics (and is a bit slow, at least for this format). If it's a good match-up, then it might be genuinely good.
     
  4. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Hmm. I never thought about this. I thought that the shiny secret rares would all be unique cards, but the idea that they would simply be shiny-art clones of the regular cards in the set makes a lot more sense...
     
  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Koffing - Turn 1 Ability Lock, oh boi. 3-4
    • Rotom - That makes a turn 1 Rotom Bike. 3

    Also, they release the regular versions of the cards as well. So we still get the Rotom and the likes of Thwackey in SM5 as a regular card.
     
  6. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    Hm, very interesting. Besides the ability lock Weezing the spread one could also benefit from this as well. 1 damage counter every where a turn early.
     
  7. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  8. runegate12 Aspiring Trainer
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    I can see Ditto V getting lots of play!
     
  9. CharizaedXbest Aspiring Trainer
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    Reshiram gonna be real easy to set up
    welder koko attach
     
  10. Nyora A Cat
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    Amazing DEATH
     
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  11. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    They're definitely gonna censor that attack name lol
     
  12. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Both Dittos look nice,especially since the VMAX one has the same attack as Mega Gengar.
    The Amazing Rares are pretty broken but is difficult to charge them up.
    Imagine charging up Yveltal at the max and Knocking Out every Pokèmon of your Opponent...
     
  13. jo94 Gen 3 lover
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    The only viable amazing rare is kyogre with ADP, but the attack is not that great. If you manage to charge one kyogre than you can swipe off your opponent with caturday espurr, i'll try to make a deck out of it
     
  14. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Yeah, sure, what about the Darkness energy?

    All in all these cards could be fun in the right deck, but their costs are way too high for them to be anything except gimmicks. A shame multi prizers will keep dominating the format.
     
  15. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    Amazing rares are returning? I’m confused now why weren’t there any in shocking volt tackle, maybe they are only in special sets
     
  16. AshCo Ouchies!
    AshCo

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    Ditto V?! I’ll take 20.

    Also glad that there’s going to be more Amazing Rares. I quite liked those and it’d have been a bummer if they just relegated that cool feature to six Pokémon in a single set-something about just the six of them didn’t feel “complete” to me.
     
  17. Galar Aviad Aspiring Trainer
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    Now , those are good looking Amazing Rares! Makes me want to get them. If only there was a normal mail service from Japan :(
     
  18. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
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    Can Ditto Vmax copy opponent's GX attacks??
     
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  19. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    Wow! A rectangular-shaped box lid on that Shiny Crobat V Box! What a novel concept.
    (Snark about our ETB's aside, I do actually like how this looks.)

    And I'm glad to see Amazing Rares come back!
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Ditto V/ VMAX - Ditto V itself is awesome. It gives your opponent a surprise factor on what deck are you playing because you play Ditto. That's it. I don't see any use for it, maybe on a Centiskorch VMAX deck wherein, you swap it into Centiskorch V then VMAX to smash damage, I think. VMAX, eh. Except it can use Triple Axel. 4/3-4
    • Crobat VMAX - Just a plain Pokemon V card, with a very unsurprising attacks, eh. Just play Crobat V for a consistent ability. 3 Geodudes
    • Kyogre AR - I thought we're done with these ARs, secondly, we expect to see these in SWSH5 set. Anyways, on Kyogre, how do we this atk cost, sure Turbo Patch can be handy, but its on a coin flip so you expect to hit 1-2 times. Trumbeak can be helpful, but what if one of the energy found there wasn't the energy that we need? Aurora Energy, how do we get the energy back? We have no ways to recover special energy. 3-4
    • Reshiram AR - KOs Tag Teams for single energy, but how could be pull the three energy atk? 3
    • Yveltal AR - The attack will be translated as "Amazing Knockout" or "Amazing Doom" (bcoz the given trans sounds violent to the kid's game, no offense to the translators, I know they did a good job). Okay, we have a CC so means, Twin Energy but how about R, P, and D? 3