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!

Want to join PokeBeach's news team? We're currently looking for TCG news writers, especially those who live in time zones where it's night in America (such as Europe). If this interests you, please fill out this application!



PokéBeach's news commenting system is completely integrated with our forums! , you can reply to this story's forum thread directly on this page with all of the forum's functionality!

  1. John InCENAroar Praising the Vish, Praying for Sableye V
    John InCENAroar

    Member

    T1 can't hit 350, but it can hit 290, with Dojo and Band adding 10, and energy adding 20. Theoretically, you use Mustard to get out the Primeape. You also need a full bench with damage on it, which means that unless we get something to spread a counter to your own board like a COE Weezing does, T1 at this damage level is infeasible. T2 is more reasonable, though, especially since you can Mustard again for Emboar, and 320 on T2, OHKOing every relevant mon outside of Urshifu VMAX and Coalossal VMAX thanks to weakness.
     
  2. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    Cheryl is pretty dang stupid in combination with Bronzong on Metal decks. I hope that the format doesn't get more energy trans mons, I was praying we wouldn't get any consistent healing but they really went and printed that...

    Kricketune is ok, but really? This effect was previously printed on Oranguru from SM. Are they trying to kill off any good utility single-prizers may have?
     
  3. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

    Member

    See, I feel the complete opposite. When I saw Luxray and Zeraora were in the set I thought they could have had a V/VMAX. But not .. let's give Tapu Koko (and Victini) another V (it's second and we're not even half way through the gen). So disappointing.
     
  4. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

    Member

    New Falinks card!!! This set is neat

    Oh in terms of meta? 180 for a rapid stike energy on a 1 prize in expanded with sky field isn't too bad. Mediocre in standard, though.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
  5. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    I was referring specifically to the randomness of Kricketune haha, I'm not the biggest fan of yet another Koko and Victini V repeats either.
     
  6. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
    Kaizaac

    Member

    Hot take: Cherrim will be a prerelease promo for Battle Styles (and maybe Bronzong as well, but I feel that Cherrim is more likely.
     
  7. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    But hey, at least the art is stunning. Also it means you have the option to use either Koko/Victini Vs to evolve into the Vmax. The new Koko could end up being better than the one we have now if Venasaur Vmax ever becomes good.
     
  8. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
    dmein89

    Member

    I feel like Donphan that does 20 to your bench fits here?
     
  9. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    Imagine combining Primape with Domphan from VIV (or perhaps with Donphan Prime in unlimited format).
    I can see it now... Excadrill plus Donphan plus Primeape. Probably not the meta-dominating deck I’m imagining it to be, but who knows? At any rate it has potential.
     
  10. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    Also, I actually thought that Mimikyu was the cutest ever! It’s just a lonely little guy impersonating Pikachu in order to make friends, hanging out by some flowers in order to get a hug! Isn’t that right, Mimikyu? ;)
    And yes, Cheryl is going to be busted with decks like Dragapult VMAX (assuming people still use it anymore?), and given the low HP and OHKOness of single prize evolutions I doubt it will help much. Still it’s worth a try.
     
  11. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    Wait, there aren’t any flowers. Those are bricks. My mistake.
    Still think it just looks like it needs a hug.
     
  12. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

    Member

    These look great. Kricketune is a buffed Oranguru from SUM and Cherrim is like a better but also worse Frosmoth. Here comes the Marcactus and Cherrim decks!
     
  13. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
    treeckonation

    Member

    i think they did it back in x and y i think it was double crisis? idk i could be wrong
     
  14. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    I love how you can actually see the cloth texture on the artwork. Makes him seem so surreal
     
  15. flariados Aspiring Trainer
    flariados

    Member

    Still helps Venusaur VMAX though
     
    AngryBokoblin likes this.
  16. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
    MagnaDrake

    Member

    Bronzong seems to be interesting. Aside from the obvious Energy Switch replacement for ADP/Z or LucMetal/Z, it could be used for some hilarious Hyper Potion stall strat. Put a tanky M pokemon on active, tank one hit, move energy from it to the bench, Hyper Potion, move back the energy. This, an in addition to Mallow & Lana supporter.

    Also since it doesnt say basic M energy, you can also move Special Coating somewhere else if you need it. Solid card.

    edit: Didn't realize Cheryl heals ALL damage from an evolution pokemon! Definitely bonkers (on paper) with the metal VMaxes and this new Bronzong.
     
  17. MasterGallade @Mithrarin on Twitter
    MasterGallade

    Member

    While I'm not a huge fan of repeating Victini and Tapu Koko V, they are two of my favorite Pokemon and they look GREAT so I'll take 'em <3

    What really concerns me though is the Supporters - like, it's cool Phoebe and Cheryl are getting their first cards ever, but I swear if we never get Gordie/Melony/Raihan Full Arts for some reason I'm gonna be really upset :/
     
  18. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
    Z_dude

    Member

    mimiku+giovanni's scheme+ordinary rod+lillies pokedoll+pal pad=broken deck
     
    RisingRaichuu and AngryBokoblin like this.
  19. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

    Member

    The release of these cards, particularly Cheryl, is going to turn the meta-game on its head. Now, Cheryl enables any VMAX deck with the ability to move energy around, like Eternatus VMAX with Weavile GX into a powerhouse that can’t be taken out. I can see some fun plays with Gengar SSH, Dragapult VMAX, and Cheryl as well, but I think Eternatus is what benefits the most. I’m really liking Kricketot V, hopefully it gets a promo card to drop the price, it’s going to be as much of a staple a Dedenne GX and Crobat V, that ability is so good!
     
  20. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

    Member

    No, that’s not quite how it works. Effects are removed when a Pokémon moves from the Active Spot to the Bench, not when it’s played onto the Bench. So, if you bench Mimikyu V and retreat into it, it’ll keep its immunity. But if you play Escape Rope/Phione, it’ll lose its effect.