Camping Gear and Orbeetle from S5!

Camping Gear and a new Orbeetle have been revealed from the twin S5 sets, S5I Single Strike Master & S5R Rapid Strike Master, which release in Japan on January 22nd. These cards should appear as part of the international set Sword & Shield—Battle Styles, which releases March 19th.

Thanks goes to ToineLay for the translation.

Camping Gear – Trainer
Item

If you play this card, your turn ends.

Search your deck for a card and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play any number of Item cards during your turn.


Orbeetle – Psychic – HP110
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dottler

[C] Evo Control: For each Energy attached to this Pokémon, you may search your deck for a Stage 2 Pokémon (excluding Orbeetle) and put it onto your bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[P][C][C] Zen Headbutt: 100 damage.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 1

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  1. Clam Almost decent
    Clam

    Member

    The card says its zen headbutt attack does 120 but the translations say it does only 100 damage
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  2. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Every set is going to be another Champion's Path or Vivid Voltage until scalpers and streamers find a new shiny toy to ruin or TPCi actually decides to take a break from swimming in their pools of scalper money to do something about their print runs not meeting demand.
     
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  3. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
    Z_dude

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    well if orbeetle has evolutions with something like the adaptive evolution ability then this is broken
     
  4. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

    Member

    Ah, that’s true. But, I could still Candy into another Orbeetle, it’s not the end of the world.
     
  5. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
    Winkachu

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    See for players that mean a reprint but then again I am a collector and it does kinda bother me that the whole definition is based on player viewpoints, kinda silly isn't it? :p For me, the reprint is based on the same artwork, and yea there should be key points put also on player aspects like text, functionality. But then again kinda no point to argue because when it comes to definitions and lore plot holes Pokemon companies very often mess these things, which I wish they actually spent more time to make clear definitions and actually spend more time trying to reach for perfection on the quality of the brand which is a good quality standard already if I may say so.
     
  6. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    TPCi doesn't make money off scalping, but yeah. I think things will calm down a bit in a post-COVID world when people aren't stuck at home and feeling nostalgic for the good old days when there wasn't a raging pandemic
     
  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    They make the money from the scalpers buying out all their product though. Which is pretty much what's been going on for 6 months now.
     
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

    Member

    You think the product wouldn't sell out otherwise? Perhaps there's no way to know for sure but if people are buying from scalpers they would def buy from official outlets.
     
  9. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    Yes, scalpers wouldn’t buy it in the first place if they couldn’t sell it again (and for an increased profit margin too).
     
  10. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    Thats not his point. The point is that to TPCi or the businesses selling the product the scalpers buying out all there stock is a success and thus doesn't need fixing. Why would they fix something that is giving them maximum profits?
     
  11. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    SnooPINGAS usual,I see??

    I'm sorry but I paragonate Orbeetle to Dr.Robotnik and you can't stop me!
     
  12. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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  13. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

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    Oh cool, it's Hop as an attack on a 3 retreat stage 1 that also makes you asleep, or a 4 energy 120 damage attack. This'll see play for sure.
     
  14. Wechselbalg

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    I mean, Caturday *is* a thing, but fixed 120 is still too low on a fragile stage 1, even for zero energy. Although it does let you set up a KO on a Vmax or a Tag Team for Espurr without having to rely on spread.

    Problem is, by the time Tag Teams (read: ADP) rotate, Caturday Persian also does (or the latter maybe even sooner, idk anymore), and you can't play something like this with that in the format.
     
  15. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

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    If a Caturday user with the Rapid Strike designation was in the set, Vortex Scroll would be a good spreader for Espurr at least.
     
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  16. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    YES. Give me more Caturday mons PLEASE. I don't care how good they are. I don't care if Persian rotates. More Caturday cards means there's potential for more Sky Circus
     
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  17. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
    Hydroi-gon

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    Welp, this will see little to no play. I could see this Purrugly being used with Persian and Espurr in a Caturday deck, but Espurr’s attack only hits benched Pokemon and Guzma is only available in the Expanded format. Might be able to KO VMAXes and TTGXes, but seeing how much variety Expanded has, it’ll probably be pretty mediocre...

    Still though, it’s cool to see more Caturday ‘mons.
     
  18. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    We still have Boss's Orders to move someone to the bench and we received a reprint of Escape Rope.
     
  19. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
    Hydroi-gon

    Member

    Oh yeah right, thank you for reminding me
     
  20. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    Mmmmm, we really need a Caturday reprint. I know they mostly base these releases around the Japanese format, but it wouldn't hurt fun decks like these were able to be playable just a bit more time instead of existing in a format as awful as this one.

    I'm also praying that this means Sky Circus will get their fabled 3rd-4th attacker instead of needing to rely on Caturday as a secondary engine to keep the zero-energy train going.