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. diamondsword008 Aspiring Trainer
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    This is sooo going to be my next meme deck for Battle Styles.
     
  2. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
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  3. JaxuTCG Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh my god. Cherrim / Coalossal gonna be my favourite deck now...
     
  4. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    My Cherrim / Maractus deck will be waiting for your Cherrim / Coalossal deck. =D
     
    The Fish likes this.
  5. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    The classic energy cannon deck, definitely fun to mess with. Pory-z tends to be the ideal partner with double colourless, triple accel and recycle energy.
     
  6. hervul Aspiring Trainer
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    Why do they keep printing Lickilicky? Am I the only one thinking it’s the worst Pokémon in existence?
     
    Hongo and CardPone like this.
  7. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
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    Not the worst, but they've been neglecting some of the best Pokémon, like Bellossom.
     
  8. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

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    Got both Empoleon and Falinks in this set, so personally I'm satisfied.
     
  9. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I like Lickilicky haha, it's such a cutie :p
     
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  10. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    The coalassal artwork is terrible
     
  11. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    No matter what Pokémon they put in a set, there will always be someone who wishes they put in something else.
    Also, I really like the Coalossal artwork, best artwork featuring the Pokémon yet.
     
    AngryBokoblin and Diego Lima like this.
  12. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Lickilicky - assuming if Licks Go Crazy Lickilicky wasn't good enough. 3
    • Coalossal - 3-4
     
  13. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
    Kangaflora

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    A bit disappointed that Carkol and Coalossal aren't Fire-type, but then we do have a good few years to go until we enter Generation IX.
     
  14. jamestajames Aspiring Trainer
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    How dare a Stage 2 do 200 damage for 4 energies and not have an effect like “Does 50 damage to itself”. Hopefully anyone that took that survey on how to make the game better mentioned something about how Stage 2’s get absolutely shafted. This is a perfect example of it. This card is beyond unplayable.
     
  15. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

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    Lickilicky control when?
     
  16. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    I think it's perfect. It shows how genuinely horrifying encountering Coalossal can be. It looks so alive
     
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  17. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
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    tbh with this one, first attack is the better option, second attack is like a last resort kinda deal, but I agree, Stage 2's are shafted beyond belief since the introduction of Tag Teams.
     
  18. CardPone Delta Species is best species
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    Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well. Lickilicky and Crabominable are the worst Pokémon in my opinion, followed closely by the Galar fossils and the elemental monkeys.
     
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  19. Blissey-Z is back... kinda.

    I don't think it is as good, as Coalossal is a stage 2 rather than a stage 1, but it hits weakness on Pikarom and Eternatus which is a bonus I guess. It also gets the +10 extra damage, but it loses Blissey's incredibly useful ability. Blissey's ability really made the deck work well but Coalossal doesn't have it, and it's on a stage 2. I think Cramorant Vmax is just better in general, until Porygon-Z rotates.

    Lickilicky is funny
     
  20. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    Illumise is a Pokémon I despise. In Pokémon Go especially. There’s nothing likable about it.