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  1. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    I've got the joke,you don't like them all.
     
  2. flariados Aspiring Trainer
    flariados

    Member

    Ball Guy full art revealed last month had Level Ball in the artwork. It was coming.
     
  3. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts
    Mistwalker

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    Keep in mind that the English set shows that we are getting 60 Battle Style (RS/SS) cards and the Japanese set only revealed 36 I believe. So Kecleon will come eventually. There is also a promo artwork of the Rapid Strike pokemon where Kecleon is shown in it but another one where he is absent from it. It was a Japanese promo artwork so they probably took him out since he wouldn't be in this set specifically. So just be patient my friend
     
  4. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts
    Mistwalker

    Advanced Member Member

    That Empoleon artwork....I must have it
     
  5. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    Regarding those 60 cards:

    36 in the main Japanese sets
    2 Empoleon FA
    2 Tyranitar FA
    2 SS Urshifu FA
    2 RS Urshifu FA
    2 SS Urshifu VMAX FA/RR
    2 RS Urshifu VMAX FA/RR
    8 FA/RR Supporters (Korrina, Bruno, Mustards)
    4 likely SR Golden Items/Energy
    60 Total

    I could imagine the Kecleon, Farfetch'd, Rockruff, Tornadus, Zeraora, etc., might be in Matchless Fighter, since we know Blaziken will get a V card in that set, and was featured in the promotional material as well
     
  6. Wavestripe Med Student
    Wavestripe

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    Am I blind, where is zeraora? He was in the advertisement 0:
     
  7. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
    Z_dude

    Member

    level ball + durant mill?
     
  8. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts
    Mistwalker

    Advanced Member Member

    Ahhh ok, that makes sense now I didn't take into account the SR, RR, and FA cards
     
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  9. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    HYONGONOSUKE hits it out of the park again.
    Love it!
     
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  10. MuhQ Aspiring Trainer
    MuhQ

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    Does this mean Rainbow Rares are gone? I sure hope so, they are ugly and these are beautiful!
     
  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Bellsprout/Weepinbell/Victreebel - Weepinbell is good for dropping base 30 dmg which need for key KOs and its more accessible than GRI Salazzle. 2/3-4/2
    • Kricketune V - New drawcard, ngl. 5
    • Cherubi/Cherrim - Good energy accel on Venusaur VMAX. Other than that, play something else. 3/4
    • Cacnea/Cacturne - ehh. 2/2
    • Durant - Good news, we have Devour Durant Mill boi. Bad news, it's more awkward than the previous one. 3-4
    • Scatterbug/Spewpa/Vivillon - as bad as its Pokedex no. 2/2/2
    • Tapu Bulu - Sounds like a GX but -20 dmg. 3-4
    • Carnivine - useless RS card. 1-2
    • Fomantis/Lurantis - ehh. 1/1
    • Blipug/Dottler/Orbeetle - if we have better Stage 2 that we could be used, I can say that this is a good card. 3/3/3-4
    • Flapple V/VMAX - I wonder if Appletun V will evolve into that since Flapple and Appletun have basically the same Gmax. Anyways, Flapple VMAX's main atk is only good if you have max HP which is not good in the long run. 3-4/3-4
    • Entei - ehh. 2-3
    • Victini V/VMAX - Better buy SSH Victinis already. 3/5
    • Heatmor - can I ask how many Pokemon will you able to KO from your 3-energy atk, considering the effect is flippy? 2-3
    • Salandit/Salazzle - 300 dmg. from a Welder or a Twin Energy. 3/3-4
    • Tepig/Pignite/Emboar - Extra dmg if you turn 2 this one early. 3/3/4
    • Sizzlipede/Centiskorch - sounds like Wela Volc as an ability. 3/3
    • Horsea/Seadra/Kingdra - if you bring Frosmoth to the equation, that would be super awkward. 3/3/3
    • G. Mr. Mime/Mr. Rime - more balls, more damage, less looping factor. 2/3
    • Remoraid/Octillery - any RS decks would play this one. 3/4-5
    • Corphish/Crawdaunt - the highest form of badness. 2/2
    • Empoleon V - loves Rule Box mons so much that it may shutdown single-prized decks because they rely on Jirachi so much. 4
    • Frillish/Jellicent - what if Jellicent gets KOd. Of course, you have to a bajillion dmg per turn. 2/3
    • Bruxish - Forever be bad. 1
    • Shinx/Luxio/Luxray - too bad it can't use RSE to do 200 for 1 energy attachment. Without RS nonsense, good use of Top Entry Luxio. 3/2-3/3-4
    • Electabuzz/Electivire - what's the point? 2/2
    • Tapu Koko V/VMAX - at least the VMAX has a more doable effect than Chuchu. 3/3-4
    • Yamper/Boltund - Yamper gets ya Poke Balls while Boltund does 130. 4-5/3-4
    • Pachirisu - cute. 1
    • Baltoy/Claydol - make as an ability, please! it's too dependant on your opponent. 2/3-4
    • Necrozma V - nice card on a format with poor energy accel for P types. 3-4
    • G. Slowpoke/Slowbro - hopefully you won't get smashed by confusion using Yell Horn, because 220 for 3 on a 1 prized mon is nice. 3/3-4
    • Spoink/Grumpig - last good Grumpig was from EX Emerald, I guess. 1/1
    • Chimecho - ehh. 2
    • Espurr/Meowstic - 3/3
    • Mimikyu V - still don't know its uses. 3
    • Mankey/Primeape - this could do a lot of damage if you set up fast enough. 3/4
    • Gligar/Gliscor - ehh. 1/2
    • Rolycoly/Carkol/Coalossal - good stage 2, too slow to get going. 3/3/3
    • Onix/Sttelix - ehh. 3/2
    • Cubone/Marowak - ehh. 2-3/2-3
    • Stonjourner - why all SS cards we see as so non-supportive? 2
    • Mienfoo/Mienshao - nice hit-and-run card we got. 3/4
    • Falinks - RS tech card. 3-4
    • SS Urshifu V/VMAX - 100 for TCE, 270+ for 4 but super expensive. 3/4
    • RS Urshifu V/VMAX - love the VMAX 100% 3-4/5
    • Zubat/Golbat/Crobat - more drawcard option. 3/4/4-5
    • Murkrow/Honchkrow - at least it can use Dusk Stone. 2/2
    • Houndour/Houndoom - SS energy accel deck. 3/5
    • Tyranitar V - 3-4
    • Morpeko - first hangry card. 3
    • Pawniard/Bisharp - ??? 2/2
    • Bronzor/Bronzong - if Zacian needs more buff.... 3/4-5
    • Mawile - taking away the ability to hit weakness really hurt the card's viability. 2
    • Honedge/Doublade/Aegislash - low looping material. 2/2/3,3
    • Corviknight V/VMAX - Budget Zacian V, but VMAX stops you from being gusted. 3-4/3-4
    • Spearow/Fearow - WTH??!! -10
    • Lickitung/Lickilicky - if UNM one was not good enough... 3/3
    • Stoutland V - ko Mad Party for 2-3 prizes is the evilest thing can do. 3-4
    • Drampa - ehh. 2
    • Glameow/Purugly - 2/3
    • Bouffalant - Kricketune counter. 3
    • Indeedee - ehh. 2
    • Fan of Waves - special energy stall. 3
    • Energy Recycler -
    • Level Ball - we really need this by a lot. 5
    • Tool Jammer - metadependent 3-4
    • Scrolls - Fury, good. Whirlpools, good. 3-4/3-4
    • Jar of Vitality - special energy recovery in SS decks. 4-5
    • Tower of Darkness - draw power. 3-4
    • Tower of Waters - free retreat! 3-4
    • Mustard RS/SS - 5/5
    • Korrina's Motivation - 4-5
    • Bruno - Cynthia's Feelings but 1 lesser card. 3-4
    • Cheryl - makes VMAX become so ridiculously nuts. 3-4
    • Escape Rope - we need this. 5
    • Exp. Share -
    • Phoebe - Zamazenta Counter. 4
    • Camping Set - vulnerable to Marnie. 3-4
    • RSE/SSE - 5/5
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2021
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  12. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    I really, really like the Empoleon V Alt. Empoleon looks like a dad with it's 6 unruly children and I adore it
     
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  13. Clam Almost decent
    Clam

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    The "Rulebox" is hopefully what pokemon is probably going to say in something such as "This attack does 30 damage to all pokemon who have rulebox's (Pokemon GX, Pokemon V, etc have ruleboxes)" another example of this would be Empoleon V's ability, you can read the translation of that for yourself. I have a question though would this change effect non GX/V pokemon such as Prism as they have a rulebox to tell the player how they are played?
     
  14. iam10pm Aspiring Trainer
    iam10pm

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    No Amazing Rares?
     
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  15. hervul Aspiring Trainer
    hervul

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    I feel the sets contain 95% of filler which will not see play. Happy to see Level Ball though. Kingdra could also be fun to play.
     
  16. hervul Aspiring Trainer
    hervul

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    Yes, it will include Prism (and Break). This discussion was held when they revealed Empoleon V some weeks ago.
     
  17. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

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    Good point. Is weird if they are counting they FA and especially the SR versions, when the other numbers they use (eg. 12 Pokemon V) doesn't include them.
     
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  18. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

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    My godness, these are absolutely gorgeous, especially Empoleon (I'm biased here as he's my favorite pokémon, but hey...c'mon now, it IS beautiful, isn't it?)
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2021
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  19. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
    MagnaDrake

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    Kingdra's ability is really good on paper but sad to see it's stuck on a Stage 2.
     
  20. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Necrozma V laser go zap