All 40+ Cards from ‘Starter Set VMAX Blastoise / Venusaur Decks’ Revealed!

All the cards from the “Starter Set VMAX Blastoise” and “Starter Set VMAX Venusaur” have just been revealed!

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 and Blastoise V will be released in our V Battle Decks on February 5th.

 

Venusaur Deck

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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


Yanma – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[G] Tackle: 10 damage.

[G][C]Wing Attack: 30 damage.

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


Yanmega – Grass – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Yanma

[G] Bug Bite: 30 damage.

[G][C] Nosedive:120 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


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


Cacnea – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[G][G] Pierce: 50 damage.

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


Tropius – Grass – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[G] Leaf Attach: Attach up to 2 [G] Energy cards from your discard pile to your Benched Pokemon in any way you like.

[G][C] Gust: 30 damage.

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


Gossifleur – Grass – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Leafage: 10 damage.

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


Eldegoss – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Gossifleur

[C] Full Seed: Heal all damage from 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[G] Surprise Attack: 50 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

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


Zarude – Grass – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Sticking Vine: 30 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

[G][G][C] Jungle Bomber: 110 damage.

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

Blastoise Deck

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


Horsea – Water – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[W] Water Gun: 10 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Buizel – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[W] Rain Splash: 20 damage.

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


Floatzel – Water – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Buizel

[W] Surf: 50 damage.

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


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


Volcanion – Water – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[W][C] Hammer In: 50 damage.

[W][W][W][C] Dynamite Steam: 120x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 120 damage times the number of heads.

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


Chewtle – Water – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[W] Tackle: 10 damage.

[W][C] Bite: 30 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Drednaw – Water – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Chewtle

Ability: Exoskeleton
This Pokemon takes 30 less damage from attacks.

[W][W][C] Skull Bash: 130 damage.

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


Cramorant – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[W][W] Spitting Shot: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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

VMAX Battle Triple Starter Set

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. It hasn’t been revealed yet.

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. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    Aren't these all reprints? Goddamn, TPCi is getting real lazy to fix the terrible format we are into, we are really looking at ADP dominance until the next rotation.
     
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  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Drednaw, Eldegoss, Cramorant, Zarude,Volcanion - ehh

    Take note that the Professor Juniper is getting reprinted, doesn't mean you'll use the old one. The card says Professor's Research (Juniper) not Professor Juniper. Same thing applies to Boss' Orders (Lysandre)
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    ... and that card was Block D so that won't saved for another year
     
  4. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    The Cramorant art is amazing. HYOGONOSUKE you absolute madlad. Reminds me of the Feebas from Darkness Ablaze
     
  5. Lord Charizard Aspiring Trainer
    Lord Charizard

    Member

    Is that a straight up reprint of Professor Juniper, or is that a new Boss' Orders?
     
  6. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

    News Staff Member

    The Juniper is "Professor's Research" with the flavor text Professor Juniper.

    The card featuring Lysandre is "Boss’s Orders" with the flavor text Lysandre.
     
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  7. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Is there any official confirmation of this yet? They have, again, chosen to reprint a card that already exists and gets a special clause in the rules, in a box that's not part of a regular set. For Expanded purposes, this "is" Professor Juniper (or, more accurately, Professor Juniper is a Professor's Research). I would wait for an official clarification, even though I don't expect them to choose the pro-player approach.
     
  8. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    Isn't it the same concept as how you were only allowed to have 4 of either Professor Juniper or Sycamore, but not 4 of both? That's at least how I understood it from here.

    Unrelated, can I just say I love the art for Chewtle and Cramorant? They are so cute!! :D
     
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  9. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

    Member

    love the idea of the flavour specific evergreen supporters. this solves a lot of problems very neatly, especially for integrating older formats with newer ones. Looking forward to rotation though cause ADP is an unfair deck in an otherwise very fair meta.
     
  10. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

    Member

    He is my fav artist. I try to collect all his cards. Did you know he did the alt art bird gx?
     
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  11. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
    Mimikeon

    Member

    Yes, there is official confirmation. Also, what would the "pro-player approach" be in this situation?
     
  12. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

    Member

    Pretty disappointing that these awesome art pieces are put on cards that are not intended to be usable in any way

    Most of these cards aren't just sub-par, they're also boring. Just a few vanilla attacks with the occasional "flip some coins", "attack X Energy from X place", or "This Pokémon does X damage to itself". The Abilities aren't exciting either, they're either a passive effect (Drednaw) or ripped from an older card (Celebi and Manaphy)

    The two VMAXs here are somewhat interesting, they're fine. But why is everything else so dull? What does Horsea add to the Blastoise deck?

    I'm seeing the same design philosophy with these deck filler Pokémon creep into the main sets and I'm not liking it one bit
     
  13. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    Yeah. Still salty that I never got my hands on that one. His Mimikyu from Cosmic Eclipse is my personal favourite. I'm currently on a mission to collect every kawayoo card from the HGSS series, just because the majority of them look absolutely terrifying. Eg:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    Agreed. BUT the one good thing about amazing looking cards having garbage attacks is it makes them VERY cheap to buy and collect.
     
  15. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
    Animegamer420

    Member

    Heatran breakdancin
     
  16. Kumaquat Collecting Birbs
    Kumaquat

    Member

    BIRD
     
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  17. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Can you link to it?
    Allowing players to use the cards they already own, instead of buying the exact copies again.
     
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  18. Wolfgirl90 Professor Luna
    Wolfgirl90

    Advanced Member Member

    How this mechanic works was announced before Sword and Shield was released as part of the overall changes coming to the TCG in this block. This change was made to avoid having to make new clauses in the rules regarding certain cards that have maintained a certain mechanic, e.g. having to tell players to not use Juniper and Sycamore and Magnolia and [insert name of future professor here] in a deck. Just call them all "Professor's Research" and call it a day. Same with "Boss's Orders".

    Now the only thing that needs to be said that you can't have both "Professor's Research" and the other professor cards or "Boss's Order" and "Lysandre" in the same deck in Expanded (this issue doesn't exist in Standard). With that rule in place, it needn't be updated again.
     
  19. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Well, for one, it's not a new mechanic (if you can call it that), it's an already-existing one and Professor's Research was simply added to the list. I'm not sure you've understood our posts - we're talking about this card's legality in Standard. If PR(Magnolia) rotates out and gets replaced by PR(Professor Oak), will the Magnolia version still be legal? Or will the players be forced to buy a new playset, because a small italic subtext was changed? If PTCG wants to have "evergreen" cards they can constantly reprint, but also force the players to buy them repeatedly, that's having the cake and eating it too.
    That's why the choice of Lysandre and Juniper is interesting. These are PR/BO cards that already exist, within the same rule. If these work as overwrites, retroactively making the originals into PR/BO, that could allow them to be Standard-legal. I don't think they'll do it, but I don't want to rob them of this opportunity until they make an official statement.
     
  20. Wolfgirl90 Professor Luna
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    This was answered in the link that I posted:

    "From now on, instead of giving the card a new name each time, the name Professor's Research will be used. If the card is updated in the future, the new professor's name will appear in the upper-right corner of the card, but the card name will remain Professor's Research."

    The name of the card is "Professor's Research". The name of the professor is not part of the card name and is just flavor text. The Juniper version is called "Professor's Research" and the Oak version of this card is called "Professor's Research". Similarly, Giovanni is just flavor text for the card "Boss's Orders"; the Lysandre version is named "Boss's Orders". If we get a Cyrus or Ghetsis version of this card one day, it too will be named "Boss's Orders."

    This is being done to avoid the issue that we had before with different professors having the same effect and having to update the rules because of this. Now it doesn't matter (except in Expanded).