Tapu Koko VMAX, Victini VMAX, Kriketune V, Mimikyu V, and More from S5 Revealed!

The official Japanese Pokemon TCG website has revealed several new cards from S5 Single Strike Master and Rapid Strike Master! The sets will release in Japan on January 22nd, then become part of our Battle Styles set in March.

Kricketune V – Grass – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Stage Elation
Once during your turn, you may draw cards until you have 3 cards in your hand. If this Pokemon is in the Active Spot, you may draw cards until you have 4 cards in your hand. You can’t use this Ability if you’ve used another Stage Elation this turn.

[G][C][C] X-Scissor 80+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 80 more damage.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Cherrim – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Cherubi

Ability: Spring Bloom
As often as you like during your turn, you may attach a [G] Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon (except Pokemon with a Rule Box).

[G][C][C] Seed Bomb: 70 damage.

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


Victini V – Fire – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[R] V Bullet: 10+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Pokemon V, this attack does 50 more damage.

[R][C] Flare Shot: 120 damage. Discard all Energy from this Pokemon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Victini VMAX – Fire – HP310
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Victini V

[C] Spreading Flames: Attach up to 3 [R] Energy from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way you like.

[R][C] Victory Max: 100+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Pokemon V, this attack does 120 more damage.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

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


Tapu Koko V – Lightning – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[L] Electro Ball: 40 damage.

[L][L][C] Spiral Thunder: 20+ damage. This attack does 40 more damage for each Energy attached to all of your opponent’s Pokemon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Tapu Koko VMAX – Lightning – HP320
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Tapu Koko V

[L][L][C] Max Shock: 180 damage. If you have more Prize cards remaining than your opponent, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

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


Mimikyu V – Psychic – HP160
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Dummy Doll
You may use this Ability once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench. Until the end of your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from your opponent’s Pokemon.

[P] Envying Eyes: Put 3 damage counters to your opponent’s Active Pokemon for each Prize card your opponent have taken.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Primeape – Fighting – HP120
Stage 1 (Single Strike) – Evolves from Mankey

[C] Field Crush: 20 damage. Discard any Stadium card in play.

[F][F] Frenzy Bomb: 50x damage. This attack does 50 damage for each of your Benched Pokemon with any damage counters on them.

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


Falinks – Fighting – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Rapid Strike)

[F][C] Rapid Strike Formation: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage for each of your Rapid Strike Pokemon in play.

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


Bronzong – Metal – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Bronzor

Ability: Metal Trans
As often as you like during your turn, you may move a [M] Energy from 1 of your Pokemon to another.1 of your Pokemon.

[M][C][C] Zen Headbutt: 70 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 3


Escape Rope – Trainer
Item

Each player switches their Active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon. Your opponent switches first. (If a player does not have a Benched Pokemon, that player doesn’t switch Pokemon.)

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Tool Jammer – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached.

As long as the Pokemon this card is attached to is in the Active Spot, Pokemon Tool cards attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (excluding Tool Jammer) have no effect.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Korrina’s Motivation – Trainer
Supporter (Rapid Strike)

Draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Phoebe – Trainer
Supporter

During this turn, damage from the attacks of your Pokemon VMAX aren’t affected by any effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Bruno – Trainer
Supporter (Single Strike)

Shuffle your hand into your deck, then draw 4 cards. If any of your Pokemon were Knocked Out during your opponent’s last turn, draw 7 cards instead.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Cheryl – Trainer
Supporter

Heal all damage from each of your Evolution Pokemon. Then, discard all Energy attached to the Pokemon you healed in this way.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Thanks goes to Franco T. and Toine L. for the translations!

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  1. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
    ShaunTheBoufflant

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    Top right: interested in what that card is, considering that's the FIRST TIME I've ever seen the illustrator of a card being labelled "GAME FREAK" :O :O
     
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  2. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    Sorry bottom left. Dont know what happened. The pictures got shuffled around by my phone...
     
  3. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
    dmein89

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    the pictures are in a different order every time I open this page
     
  4. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
    ForeverRanger91

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    Escape Rope reprint? Don't mind if I do.
     
  5. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
    dmein89

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    Yes it is! I pulled up an old Japanese escape rope card and the title is the exact same
     
  6. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
    WillyCharizard

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    Mimykyu V with only 160 HP and abilitie, sounds like it gonna be some kind of support kind Pokemon like Eldegoss, Crobat, Etc...
     
  7. MuhQ Aspiring Trainer
    MuhQ

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    Please be good Primeape finally Please be good Primeape finally Please be good Primeape finally..!
    Also Metal Links Bronzong is back?
     
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  8. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    Cheryl and Phoebe get their first cards in this set. Also just what Zacian decks needed, more support. My Corviknight deck likes it though.
     
  9. runegate12 Aspiring Trainer
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    Some of those supporter characters are very random but I like it!
     
  10. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
    ForeverRanger91

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    Shocking that Phoebe nor Bruno didn't have cards before now. Cheryl is a little random though.
     
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  11. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
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    Phoebe full art better be in this set!!
     
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  12. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

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    And, juuuuuust as I'm about to stop buying some of the newer TCG products because of the apocalypse that are 3-prizers... Akira Egawa lures me back in with that amazing Tapu Koko art. And Kouki Saitou's Primeape, and Hasuno's Falinks...

    The artists for the tcg are carrying it HARD
     
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  13. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Primeape
    Full bench damaged 250 + one Single Strike energy 20 + Dojo 40 + Emboar 30 + Vitality Band 10 = 350

    Its quite powerfull
     
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  14. jamestajames Aspiring Trainer
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    Cherrim implies that we will get good non-Rule Box Pokemon to accelerate to. But we all know that ain’t happenin.
     
  15. Huk Aspiring Trainer
    Huk

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    Is there a mistranslation in the Ability on Mimikyu V? You have to play Mimikyu V on the Bench to prevent damage done to it, but effects are removed when Benched, right?
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Delelelewhoop V - Actually, this ability is amazing. Another option for draw engine. It acts like Oranguru SM, but it's better than we don't have. And the RC is really doable for Pokémon that needs to be in the active. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Cherrim - here. Another support for single-prized mon. Until it throws itself in Expanded, bcoz it doesn't help Rule Box mons. Is it better than Rillaboom? Depends on the context. If you run a deck who wants to land huge dmg, but probs on looping like Rillaboom VMAX, run Rillaboom. If pure Grass type gimmicks, run Cherrim since it's a Stage 1. 4
    • Victini V/VMAX - on the V, use the SWSH one. On the VMAX, 220 on a Welder, why not? 3/4
    • Tapu Koko V - just use the one with free retreat, the V here is too situational, that the opponent can counter it. But the VMAX gives you infinite paralysis, as long you use like Electrode. Good for stalling time for setup or some stuff. 3/4
    • Mimikyu V -
      Assume that you'll gust this thing to take prizes. Since it has 160 HP. Other than that, ehh. 3
    • Primeape - Does more damage for 1 energy, what I mean 1 energy, I mean 1 SS energy and Karate Belt. Maybe doing like 300-400+ dmg, on the standard part is like 150+ 3-4
    • Falinks - the goodness of the card depends on the RS mons that will release this year. 120 for a RS energy, pretty basic for a single-prized mon. 3
    • Bronzong - another perk for Zacian ADP bois. No more Energy Switch. Bronzong TUP was teched on a Zacian ADP that won PC1 months ago. If you still running that deck with some changes, consider this. On other Metal decks, this is like the Metal Quagsire. 4
    • Escape Rope and Exp. Share - pretty good cards that are timely need for the reprint on the current meta. Again, Zacian ADP.
    • Tool Jammer - this turns off cards like Air Balloon, which helps to retreat Crobat V for free, or Metal Goggles, so that you can pulp Zamazenta V. Ironically, this turns off or I should say, Knocks Off by Tool Scrapper. 3-4
    • Korrina's Motivation - another good draw option. Will this be good over Marnie and Research? Probably not. But this is the pure draw card that we need. 4-5
    • Phoebe - Eternatus must run 1 copy of this for Zamazenta matchup. 4
    • Bruno - not as good as Rosa or Teammates for the card with requisites, but another draw option. 4
    • Cheryl - can pull some combos, if you run an evo deck, on Vmax, Yes. But on regulars, nah. Single-prized Stage 2s are pretty obliterated by today's meta. 3
     
  17. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    How to Turn 1 this?
     
  18. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    I'm going to play Maractus SSH for DAYS. XD
     
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  19. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Of all the Pokemon Kricketune got a V card, and I could not be happier! I love the randomness of the mons they choose for V cards! :D

    Also that Mimikyu is one of the scariest Mimikyu cards ever, it looks very creepy to me haha
     
  20. Falling Skies The Traveler
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    I can't see many of these cards being good in the current metagame, but they're all very cool and unique cards with potential applications. It's nice, and I hope the rest of the set is like this.
     
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