Thwackey, Snom from “Shiny Star V!”

A new Thwackey and Snom will be released in S4a Shiny Star V! The set will be released on November 20th in Japan. Thanks to @ToineLay for the translations.

Thwackey – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Grookey

Ability: Familiar Ground
If you have a Stadium in play, this Pokemon has no Retreat Cost.

[G] Branch Poke: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2


Snom – Water – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[W] Call for Family: Search your deck for a Basic Pokemon and put it onto your bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2


 

Although it is likely there will be, it remains to be seen if there will be non-shiny versions of these two new shiny Pokemon in Shiny Star V.

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  1. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

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    New shiny ones. Will we have the non shiny version?
     
  2. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    Aren't these kinds of sets usually appear at the end of the generation's lifespan, to celebrate the cards released in it?
    Anyway, I hope Mimikyu and Tsareena, which got snubbed in Hidden Fates but still appear in Galar dex, finally get shiny versions.
     
  3. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
    treeckonation

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    can't wait
     
  4. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    I tought they could be the SWSH versions
     
  5. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
    Snowy Lilacs

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    Maybe in a later set, but in Shiny Star V, probably not because I figure it'd be similar to Hidden Fates/Ultra Shiny Gx
     
  6. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

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    That snom is actually good for Frosmoth decks. Makes it a little better if you end up having to start with it active.
     
  7. MasterGallade @Mithrarin on Twitter
    MasterGallade

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    Comflicted about how to feel about the fact we're most likely getting regular Shiny Rillaboom and Frosmoth even tho we already got gold FA versions in previous sets; on one hand I'm like "Yay more Shinys" but on the other hand they just feel like filler in a way lol
     
  8. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

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    This new art just shows another angle to how atrocious Thwackey is as a design.
     
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  9. bidoof&company MEMES ARE LIFE
    bidoof&company

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    I like the Snom so much!
     
  10. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    Am I the only one who thinks Snom looks like someone with their head and upper torso stuck in a pile of ice?
     
  11. AshCo Ouchies!
    AshCo

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    You’d think. But after they realized how they struck gold with how successful Hidden Fates/GX Ultra Shiny in Japan likely was, they’re probably going to make this a yearly thing for that sweet, sweet cash flow.
     
  12. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Makes sense. If you look at the PTCG subreddit, there's 0 posts about the game - only "wow, check out this pull I gambled/bought". The Standard format is in shambles. It's pretty clear they're pushing more limited, collectible sets for collectors, rather than players.
    Still, I wouldn't mind if it didn't actively detriment from the gameplay.
     
  13. AshCo Ouchies!
    AshCo

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    Well-and, take this from someone who has no experience with actually playing the game, so excuse me if I miss something- I feel like the whole situation with the pandemic would have part of an effect on this, right? I saw a couple of posts about "where should I start?" and a few deck advice ones with a quick check, but it definitely isn't as active as what I remember from a few years ago... People aren't playing as many games be I'd assume, and in terms of tournaments all that there really is is those occasional Players Cups on PTCGO, right? I feel as if with a less active playerbase due to those circumstances it would make sense to me at least that the people just opening cards and/or collecting are the ones who would be most active during all this. At least, that's part of what it could be. I don't know about the health of the actual format since I don't really pay attention, of course. If it's relatively stale, could that potentially have an effect too?

    I can't really comment on whether special sets aimed towards collectors is a detriment or not to the gameplay, because, I don't necessarily have any way of knowing. However, I think releasing too many of them does work against collectors-specifically completionists-when they release too much of it too quickly. That's at least my issue with it-I wouldn't mind if they did a Hidden Fates type deal at the end of an era, they're cool sets! But if it's going to be this thing they constantly push out every year or so, then that's where the problems come up. It can get to be too much sometimes, I imagine.
     
  14. Malavok Aspiring Trainer
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    I actually think this art is kind of cute.

    Isn't it every 2 years? At least the shiny sets. Seems that they're releasing them a year after the new generation starts. Unless you count Tag All Stars, which was a special set but not a shiny one.
     
  15. AshCo Ouchies!
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    Well, that's how it was in Sun and Moon The thing here is the precedent as to how quickly they decided to release this one. GX Ultra Shiny wasn't until the end of 2018-the second year of the Sun and Moon era, whereas this is only at the end of the first year of the SwSh era where they decided to put out one of these sets.. The whole thing is that I wouldn't at all be surprised if they did Ultra Shiny-type sets yearly from now on, given how successful the first one was.
     
  16. Clam Almost decent
    Clam

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    Snom is trying to hold in all that barf until the photographer takes the picture.
     
  17. CptBenjib Aspiring Trainer
    CptBenjib

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    I am in the Montreal, Canada area. Is this set going to be available in english, any ideas of the release date in stores ?
     
  18. Chicken008 Aspiring Trainer
    Chicken008

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    To be fair /r/pkmntcg/ is the subreddit where people actually talk about the game.
     
  19. Houndoom08 Aspiring Trainer
    Houndoom08

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    These sets usually are only published in Japan. I would be surprised if we get an English version.
     
  20. CptBenjib Aspiring Trainer
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    Are there example sets where that happened ? I know the hype is around the English version sets but even though I can’t read Japanese I find them more attractive “exclusive”. Like the OG of pokemon cards

    If they don’t print in english I am def going to pre-order !