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. JaxuTCG Aspiring Trainer
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    Primeape with donphan could actually be kinda good
     
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  2. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
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    Of all the cards I expected to be a staple, I never thought that Pokemon would ever be Kricketune, but awesome nonetheless.
     
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  3. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    We've had dupes of Vs before. We just got a second Venusaur, Rillaboom, and Cinderace
     
  4. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Genius? GENIUS!
    That’s a really complicated idea, but I think it might just work! Somebody please make a deck list out of this.
     
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  5. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
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    Kricketune was unexpected.
     
  6. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Okay, my quick thoughts:

    1) Someone is going to figure out a way to break Mimikyu V, Phoebe be damned.

    2) I still can't stand the "Rapid Strike" and "Single Strike" labelling on top of the card art. I really hope they move it off the art in the next set or something.

    3) Interesting that Bronzong and Cheryl work well together, however I am not aware of any metal type tank decks that use evolved Pokemon at the moment. Maybe Aegislash VMAX or Scizor VMAX in the future or in Expanded? Sturdy Aggron DAA for an unkillable Aggron lol (Ability: "If this Pokémon has full HP and would be Knocked Out by damage from an attack, it is not Knocked Out, and its remaining HP becomes 10.")? Damn. That actually might work...
     
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  7. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Alright, I am looking through standard for cards to play with cherrim.
    Here's what I found:
    Shedinja VIV
    Sandile VIV
    Stunfisk VIV?
    Lugia VIV
    Tsareena DAA
    Dracozolt DAA
    Vikavolt RCL
    Bewear RCL
    Maractus SSH
    Lanturn SSH (+ Surprise box and yell grunt)
    Corviknight SSH
    Kartana UNB
    Alolan Sandslash GX (accelerate to sandshrew)

    Of those, these are the card I think have the most potential with cherrim:
    Lugia VIV: Marnie fulfills the attack requirement, Jessie James is still in format too.
    Maractus SSH: This is the card most people think of when they try to think of a card to abuse with cherrim
    Lanturn SSH: This can be a really nice control style deck. It would win off prizes (the attack does 90) but it is pretty easy (near) infinite paralysis.
    Kartana UNB: Imagine Azul's Kartana deck but with infinite grass energy attachments every turn.
     
  8. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm afraid Hyper Potion doesn't work like Max Potion. Hyper Potion can only be used on Pokemon with at least 2 Energy attached.
     
  9. Stalltar Aspiring Trainer
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    Man, can’t wait to try out a mimikyu stall deck in expanded abusing az and acerola + rainbow energy
     
  10. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    The new Venusaur VMAX. You won't even need to attach to Venusaur VMAX. Just spread the energy out on the field and use Energy Switch. And you can also abuse that new Cheryl Card for some tanking
     
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  11. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Yeah, I know about venusaur. I just didn't include it because I was just looking through the past sets.
     
  12. mrpnut03 Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm already schemin a Primeape-Donphan-Bea deck that could cause all sorts of havoc!
     
  13. mrpnut03 Aspiring Trainer
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    You forgot Shaymin Prism Star.
     
  14. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
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    Ah, yeah, my mistake. Forgot that it needed that condition. Would still work with Cheryl though! Or ramp back to bench via Metal Saucer and move to active via Bronzong.

    I think any metal VMax in the future would fit the Bronzong/Cheryl strat. Copperajah VMax comes to mind, has 340HP and a 240 damage attack. It's problem is that Copperajah needs 4 energy to hit for 240.
     
  15. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    Great.

    TEU Bronzor makes the ADPZ matchup more easy than it already is in favor of the ADP side with its ability to t2 evolve into that dreaded metal trans Bronzong...

    ^ I'm afraid some cards should--and hopefully will--get banned on this set's arrival in EVERY format EXCEPT for Unlimited. And if no bans come out, not even for TEU Bronzor... :(
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
  16. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Genius. Of course, Prism Stars have ruleboxes so it wouldn’t allow you to attack energy toShaymon. Shaymin would also be expanded format.
     
  17. blackjack61105 Aspiring Trainer
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    Tapu Koko Vmax looks pretty good turn 1 boltund then turn 2 attack. The tapu koko v can one hit adp after ultimate ray with a leon or couple zigs
     
  18. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Weavile GX:So you want Metal Links back Bronzong?

    Brozong:Yes!I'll do anything to get back in competitive!

    Weavile GX:Well,that's it,I'll give your ability back,but I've modified it a little.Now works like mine!!
    *evil laughter*

    Bronzong:...F*ck.
     
  19. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    The prevalence of switch cards in the form of Escape Rope, Switch and Bird Keeper could be an problem for Tapu Koko Vmax since switching cancels the paralyzis effect and these three cards are rather common at the moment.
     
  20. Shadow Lugia Aspiring Trainer
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