Boltund, Yamper, Galarian Mr. Rime from ‘Single / Rapid Strike Master!’

A new Yamper, Boltund, and Galarian Mr. Rime will appear in Single / Rapid Strike Master. The sets will release in Japan on January 22nd, then become part of our Battle Styles set in March. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Galarian Mr. Rime – Water – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Galarian Mr. Mime

[C][C] Ball Juggling: 10+ damage. You may discard any number of Item cards from your hand with “Ball” in their name. This attack does 40 more damage for each card discarded in this way.

[W][C][C] Frost Smash: 80 damage.

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


Yamper – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Fetch the Ball
Once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench, you may put 1 Poké Ball and 1 Great Ball from your discard pile into your hand.

[C][C] Flop: 20 damage.

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


Boltund – Lightning – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Yamper

[L] Corner: 30 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[L][L][C] Defiant Spark: 130 damage. If this Pokemon has any damage counters on it, the cost for this attack is [L].

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

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  1. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    The Yamper and Boltund art is so cute!
     
  2. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Mr. Rime and Yamper look like a fun combo that could be potentially viable with Scoop Up Net.
     
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  3. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Oh boy,Mr.Rime turns useful again.
     
  4. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Galarian Mr. Rime - it kinda depends on what Poke Ball that we have. Like the "Ball" cards that we have is like 4 rn. The cute thing is its for Twin Energy, good against Fire Decks like Centiskorch, but Fire decks tends to play Heat R Energy that will buff their HP. So 4 Ball cards isn't enough to KO Centiskorch VMAX with 2 Heat R on. The problem is the looping. Sure, Yamper gets you 2, but how about one or two Yamper are prized, what if you need to search for both of them to pull the winning trick, that's the problem here. The looping of dmg that's makes decks like these unplayable because they can spam huge damage every turn. 3-4
    • Yamper/Boltund - Sure Poke Ball is flat out bad, but Great Ball isn't. Aside from aforementioned Mr. Rime, this Yamper can be good as a 1-of in some decks needs minor boost in consistency, you can use Scoop Up Net to reuse it, but until the end of the day, you'll ran out of SUN, what if 3 are prized? You'll getting screwed. Better use of these item for Picking Up Jirachi or some sort. For Boltund, ehh. Jynx, 130 for L, nothing new. It isn't tagged as RS/SS so it doesn't get some boost. You're not even KO a Zacian V. 4/3
     
  5. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    We're also getting Ball Guy, right? Could be a fun, ball based rogue deck. Especially in expanded, with Level and Dive balls to increase consistency and seek out Rimes, and a cavalcade of fodder like Ultra Ball, Nest Ball, Cherish Ball, ect to toss at the opponent.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2021
  6. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    All this art is amazing! Love the HYOGONOSUKE Mr. Rime, and the doggos are adorable! :D
     
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  7. Nyora A Cat
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    Alright Foongus, I think it's time.
     
  8. JaxuTCG Aspiring Trainer
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    I feel like that Mr. Rime is actually quite nice with the Ball Guy supporter, especially if you're hitting for weakness, this could be a great budget deck when the set gets released.
     
  9. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    So with a Cincinno / Zoroark GX 4-4 line, 4/4of yamp-boltunds, 4x TEAM MAGMAS SECRET BASE, 4/4 line of electro power AND Electrocharger, and the rest of the deck just ball search cards, 4 crushing hammers, 1 enhanced hammer, 4 Speed lightning, 4 basic energy, 1 koko 1 t.mountain, and possibly a marshadow squeezed in to remove stadiums?

    If that doesn't sound like a great 1 prize card deck for Boltund, I dont know what would...
     
  10. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    The Boltund wouldn’t be so bad in standard if we had rainbow energy.
     
  11. Constantine Palaiologos Last Roman Emperor
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    The mr time is absolutely terrible when compared to baby blowns and even the stelix from cosmic eclipse. The modifier is only 40x which is like 8-9 cards for a big vmax. It doesn’t have hearth or crystal and relies on yamper. Besides, there are only like 3-4 ball cards in standard and you actually want to play them so you can set up. When you need you t1 mr mime you have to sacrifice 40 damage by Playing quick ball.
     
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  12. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    You als have Sonja to search out Basic Pokémon and Scoop Up Net to recycle Yamper. Galarian Mr. Rime may be worth the effort.
     
  13. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts
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    I feel like Ball Guy will be in this set..
     
  14. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
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    Well, this has potential. However, there’s one big problem. Galarian Mr. Rime is an Evolution Pokémon. No, I’m not just hating on Evolution Pokémon, let me explain. The current search we have for Evolution Pokémon isn’t that limited, but, they’re not “Balls.” Evolution Incense and Pokémon Communication, one or the other is always necessary in an Evolution Deck at decent counts to ensure consistency. But, these won’t provide to the power of Mr. Rime’s attack, which is very unfortunate, later game, you’ll be unable to turn extra search cards into damage. Also, there are only 3 “Balls” in Standard at the moment: Pokeball, Great Ball, and Quick Ball. Quick Ball is best of these, and your deck won’t be able to run with just these “Ball” cards, the output is too limited. I believe Yamper has hidden potential to shine, as an addition to “infinite” loop decks that need continuous discard fodder; you can use Make Do on two balls that were previously played for searching and get back two more cards with a Scoop Up Net, that sounds decent.
     
  15. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    That might actually be good though. Relying less on the balls to actually get the Pokémon in play would be a boon to the strategy. Not saying your argument about the deck not getting up attack power is bad, it makes it total sense, I’m just saying that, space aside, the use of non-ball Pokémon search items would be an improvement.
     
  16. Ethan R Aspiring Trainer
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    Just a note, cherish ball is legal
     
  17. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
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    galarian mr rime with ball guy and apricorn maker in expanded sounds fun
     
  18. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Ah yes, my old friend Apricorn maker. Great card; artwork is great, effect is great, full-art is great, Sunkern photobomb is great. ;) This deck would be a lot better in expanded, with more balls and more recycling strategies. In unlimited this strategy might be just plain whacky, with Trash Exchange shuffling your discard pile into your deck and discarding a card for each card shuffled in from the top of your deck, but that might not be as good as I thought.
     
  19. Falling Skies The Traveler
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    Both these cards likely would've been great several years ago, but currently the average HP levels are far too high for either of these cards to be good. Mr. Rime takes, in the best case scenario, 5 discards and a Vitality Band or Galarian Zigzagoon to one-hit KO a Zacian, which is the lowest HP attacker that you'll commonly see in standard. Even with Yamper for recovery there's simply no way for that to be sustainable long-term. Boltund also feels several years too late, in a format with Rainbow Energy it would be good as a tech to hit for weakness in the same way Raichu XY was for years.

    It's unfortunate that for a one-prize Pokemon to be good they have to be capable of doing nearly 300 damage for minimal attachments every turn, otherwise no matter how interesting they are they're doomed to unplayability.
     
  20. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    That Yamper gives me vibes of the Mareep card from Neo Discovery. I like it.

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