Purugly from ‘Rapid Strike Master’

A new Purugly has been revealed from S5R Rapid Strike Master, which releases in Japan on January 22nd. Purugly should appear as part of the international set Sword & Shield—Battle Styles, which releases March 19th.

Purugly – Colorless – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Glameow

[C] Caturday: Draw 3 cards. If you do, this Pokémon is now Asleep.

[C][C][C][C] Claw Slash: 120 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3

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  1. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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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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  4. The Fish 0.o
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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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  5. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
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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.
     
  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    We still have Boss's Orders to move someone to the bench and we received a reprint of Escape Rope.
     
  7. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
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    Oh yeah right, thank you for reminding me
     
  8. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    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.
     
  9. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Will we ever see Purugly back?

    I mean in the video games.
     
  10. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    I’d like to see Purugly as a ride Pokémon if that ever becomes a thing again. ;)
     
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  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Anyone know why Rapid Strike is currently more expensive than Single Strike?
     
  12. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
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    they be bringing back caturday!
     
  13. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Yeah, this is a very fair point. My initial thought was that if we somehow managed to stop scalping today or for the last several months (completely theoretical, I realize it's impossible); I think that product would still sell out (thus still netting them maximum profits). So if TPCi wasn't "swimming in their pools of scalper money" they would be "swimming in their pools of non-scalper money" instead; so it's not like they're actively trying to incentivize scalping as a business model. Was just making a stupid nitpick ahead of my major contribution which was to predict / hope that things calm down / scalping reduces / stock increases post-COVID.

    That being said, you make a brutally honest capitalist critique which I agree with -- if the profits are rolling in, who cares how, or why, or what the plebs on the ground are doing, as long as the company is making money? Sad.

    While we're on the topic I might also add that it's sad to see LGSs engage in pseudo-scalping by selling product significantly above MSRP. Smh.
     
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  14. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  15. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I absolutely love the corviknight cards and the flapple cards
     
  16. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    Level Ball! Looks like Mr Rime has some standard format ammo and a consistency booster. Also generally good for low HP decks like Mad Party.
     
  17. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    I’m super excited about this set there’s a possibility game play wise that things may be changing for the better.
     
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  18. Victory Victini Securing the win
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    IS THAT LEVEL BALL???? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
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  19. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    Corviknight VMAX has free retreat, ignores abilities and a 240 damage attack? Christ, that could be scary. Begone, Zacian, ADP has a new main partner (semi-sarcastic)
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
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  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    when you realized that the set info for battle styles says 60 Battle Style card but the Jap set gives us 34
     
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