Alternate Arts for Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Revealed!

Alternate art versions of both Urshifu VMAX from Single Strike Master & Rapid Strike Master have been revealed! As of yet, the specific rarity of these cards is unclear—these alternate arts could be similar to the alternate arts that were treated like full art cards in the Tag Team sets of the Sun & Moon series.

Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX were previously revealed with the announcement of Sword & Shield—Battle Styles.

 

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  1. AshCo Breaking za law, breaking za world
    AshCo

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    All those Cramorant on the Rapid Strike one... That's some really solid artwork. I really dig whenever they do 2D stuff on Ultra Rares. A lot better than... Most of the rainbow superty-duperty shiny shine sheen blast your eyeballs cards that are just palette swaps of existing cards.

    Sure hope they keep this up!
     
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  2. Kavross Aspiring Trainer
    Kavross

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    Alt art rapid strike is awesome, though its mouth seems...wrong
     
  3. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
    Kyle J. Asplund

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    Buff Bears
     
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  4. CardPone Delta Species is best species
    CardPone

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    I super hope these are going to replace rainbow rares. Those ugly things have long outlived their novelty and the alt arts of Tag Teams have always been far superior. We do not need more than two versions of every single ultra rare.
     
  5. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    This means one thing...
    ALTERNATE ARTS ARE BACK!
     
  6. itmealice Aspiring Trainer
    itmealice

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    Rapid Strike looks insanely cool
     
  7. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Don't tell me that these are the SR Vmaxs that we get. I mean, it's a VMAX, expect a RR variant
     
  8. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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  9. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    Phantom Forces Crobat is back!Kind of.
     
  10. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    The one tiny Clobbopus in the Rapid Strike Artwork is so CUTE AAAA. I NEED THE CARD

    Also the Goldbat artwork is amazing. The could've given the Crobat a better attack though...
     
  11. Falling Skies The Traveler
    Falling Skies

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    Before anyone gets too excited, Manectric VIV has the exact same ability as Crobat, but on a Stage 1 instead of a Stage 2. And Cinccino SSH outclasses them both, anyways, if you're looking for single prize draw support.
     
  12. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
    Rocket The Shellos

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    could be good in eternatus
     
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  13. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

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    Eh, I feel like these cards are very similar to the SWSH Inteleon line whereas putting in the whole evolution line takes up so much deck space that you just end up playing other better cards instead. It's probably worse here since this Crobat line only draws you cards while the pre-mentioned Inteleon line searches you cards. Yes, of a less quantity, but I'd rather have a really good trainer card or 2 in my hand than 2-3 random cards from my deck.

    You could, I guess. But I think Eternatus would rather dedicate the deck space to more cards that fill up the bench. Whatever quantity of Golbats and Crobats that get put in Eternatus decks won't even count for additional damage for Eternatus. I mean a good quarter of your bench space is already Crobat V's, and that card is already one of the best draw cards in the game.
     
  14. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Zubat/Golbat/Crobat - when I first see the card before translation was up, I thought it'll be the reincarnation of bats from PHF. It wasn't. Its a budget Crobat V. I don't think Eternatus VMAX will play these cards since they have 4 Crobat V already. 3/3/3
     
  15. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

    Member

    What. How am I supposed to get excited for a Stage 2 that has a vanilla attack and an ability that was on a stage 1 two sets ago.

    It almost feels like they're trying to keep single-prize Pokémon as boring as possible in order to stop Standard from being potentially overrun by "Evolution", if they decide to make it a format.
     
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  16. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

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    These were pretty “meh” cards. If Golbat drew 3 like Bewear, Manectric, and other Stage 1’s with that ability it could’ve been more okay. Of course, Crobat would also have to draw 4 then, just to be better than Golbat. I don’t think this would be meta-breaking, because they’re both evolutions, and if you want a turn 2 Crobat, you need to commit 1 Bench space the turn earlier, and then 1 Rare Candy and Crobat. 4 card draws, though unprecedented, feels most right for that effort.
     
  17. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    2 for 100 is actually a pretty good coverage attack. I don't know how I feel about a coverage Pokemon as Stage 2, but the abilities seem to be designed to make up for it with extra draw. Don't think anyone's supposed to play this for draw only. I can see it being played in SPO/Evolutions.
     
  18. jamestajames Aspiring Trainer
    jamestajames

    Member

    I wonder when they’re going to read those surveys about how to make the game state better; and more importantly- announce what the surveys said, to see if they’ll actually do what the community wants. Because this isn’t what I consider a better game state. No one asked for this.
     
  19. Clam Almost decent
    Clam

    Member

    Wow these are pretty boring I wish I had more to say about them other then it might maybe sort of work in a Eternatus VMAX but I think there are simply better options.

    I could be wrong because I don't follow the meta of the TCG too much as I got really sick of it but I just don't think this card could work when there is a better (pricy though) crobat V.
     
  20. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

    Member

    You KNOW they're going to keep rainbow rare VMAX's in addition to these alternate arts. (Though, I'd love to be wrong.) I thought the same thing when they were announced for Tag Teams. But TPC can't resist the urge to add ALL the different rarities. And I can't help but think of what happened with rainbow rares in the SwSh era.
    Good news! V's don't have rainbow rares!
    Yes! Awesome!!
    They're on the full art Supporters instead!
    WHY???