Claydol, Energy Recycler Reprint from ‘Rapid Strike Master!’

A new Claydol and an Energy Recycler reprint will be in S5R Rapid Strike Master! The set releases in Japan on January 22nd, and will then be a part of our Battle Styles set, which is released on March 19th. Thanks goes to JimCheeseIt for translations!

Claydol – Psychic – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Baltoy

[C] Power Split: Attach [P] Energy from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way you like, until the total number of Energy attached to your Pokemon is the same as the total number of Energy attached to your opponent’s Pokemon.

[P][P][C] Psyshot: 100 damage.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2


Energy Recycler was last printed in Forbidden Light, and has been out of the Standard format since August 28th, 2020. Fun fact: This is the first time the card has been printed without a Psychic Energy orb in the art.

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    Claydol is actually quite nice, though it requires a ton of investment in discarding all of these energies.
     
  2. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
    MagnaDrake

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    Having recycler back is nice, though I'm not sure what decks would use it other than Voltage Beat Rillaboom.

    At the point you can ramp that much energy, it's probably too late.
     
    The Fish likes this.
  3. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    Ultra Necrozma + Claydol in Expanded?
     
  4. srsrox Aspiring Trainer
    srsrox

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    Malamar is much better.
     
  5. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    What if I told you that Claydol's eyes were actually on its belly, and the big head was just a fancy hat. Like a Falinks trooper without the armour, but with a hat and 2 arms instead
     
  6. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    A shame that Rowleggs rotates this August because now Rillaboom variants will need Rare Candy + Turrfield in order to do anything.

    Claydol is meh.
     
  7. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

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    74 cards left to reveal for this set. Wonder if we'll just get a huge dumb in a week from now?
     
  8. Wechselbalg

    Member

    Remember Starmie from Team Up? (That's more of a rhetorical question.) That one was about as "good" as this Claydol and literally no one cared about it. Actually, Starmie was probably better.
     
  9. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
    MagnaDrake

    Member

    And then there's Rotom from Cosmic Eclipse. You could argue that it's better than Starmie, even, since its a basic, but alas.
     
  10. Wechselbalg

    Member

    Rotom was actually used a few months ago (I think) in some Mew3/TrevNoir builds.
     
  11. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

    Member

    I never wanna look at him any other way again :')
     
    The Fish likes this.
  12. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    Energy recycler is nice to have in format, good to see it back.
    It will help the maractus enthusiasts, that's for sure!
     
  13. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    Japanese TCG website will upload them all this Thursday night/Friday morning, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  14. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

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    Claydol GE reprint when
     
  15. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

    Member

    Huh, Claydol. Could be nice, but really, it needs to have a 2 energy base + 1 more energy for each Energy attached to your opponent’s Pokémon to see a decent amount of play.
     
  16. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

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    Between this, the new Weepinbel and Salazzle, and Vivid Voltage Phanpy, Shibuzoh has been absolutely POPPING OFF with the art lately
     
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  17. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

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    Say, I have a question. I’m seeing $30-40 preorders for the build and battle kits for Battle Styles. Does that mean this set is going to get big-time scalped like Vivid Voltage?
     
  18. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
    Winkachu

    Member

    Am I the only one that thinks that this isn't a reprint but an alternative art print? I always thought a reprint is of exact same artwork but only set logo below is changed or typing changed on the same artwork. Guess the collector in me maybe is a little too harsh and nitpicking on how words are used but yea there is a difference.
     
  19. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    most reprints have different art, just look at the various prints of rare candy or Switch. The alt art rule never was a hard rule about cards with alternate arts dont count but just a codified system for designating when cards don't extend a cards life in standard rotation
     
  20. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    Energy Recycler is definitely a reprint and will be treated as such when it comes out internationally. The 'E' Regulation block on this print of the card guarantees that. The previous print of Energy Recycler had the 'A' regulation block.