Delibird from ‘Matchless Fighters!’

A new Delibird will appear in S5a Matchless Fighters! The set releases on March 19th, and will then likely become a part of the next English main set following Battle Styles! Thanks goes to Bangiras for translations!

Delibird – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[W] Icy Snow: 10 damage.

[C][C] Delivery: Return this Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your deck. Then search your deck for any card, put it in your hand, and shuffle your deck.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1

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. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

    Member

    Oh my gosh guys, Delibird control is finally here lol.
     
    JaxuTCG and RisingRaichuu like this.
  2. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Oh hey, I've actually put the exact same attack in my custom set, so I can't help but say this is a very fun way of doing tutoring, as the player loses nothing but tempo. I'd be really happy to see it played in a slower format, but it's probably not playable in what we have now.
     
    JaxuTCG likes this.
  3. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    This Delibird has not only cute art but also neat attack,but probably the best Delibirds are Guardian Rising and Lost Thunder
     
    The Fish likes this.
  4. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Delibird - why are still seeing bland cards from this set lately? At least it can do in some hit and run decks baiting for like Lillie's Poke Doll, or Cursola, or whatever. Decks like this see no play. Why do I bother? 3-4
     
  5. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

    Member

    I have no clue what the meta is like now. But for my own interests, I like it!
     
  6. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
    Raigetsu

    Member

    I'm not big into Delibird but that art is FANTASTIC
     
  7. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

    Member

    This isn't a bland card at all. It's a very unique effect that is actually a very useful tool for control, which absolutely sees play and success.
     
  8. LightYearLiam Avatar by ShadowLifeman
    LightYearLiam

    Member

    I like it! A creative effect that fits the theme of Delibird. Probably not top meta or anything, but seems at least vaguely usable.
     
  9. ShinyMimikyu Aspiring Trainer
    ShinyMimikyu

    Member

    How and why is this useful, specifically?
     
  10. ADP Big Rat 212/???
    ADP Big Rat

    Member

    Uh oh, you better not argue with The Lucmetal Master or he might write an angry tweet about you
     
    ShinyMimikyu likes this.
  11. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
    AshCo

    Member

    This art looks like you'd see it right at home in an e-series set. For that, I love it.
     
  12. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

    Member

    Right now control has quite a few tools to work with, but every single one of those tools is C block or D block. This is the first thing that can actually be used in control decks from E block. We have no idea what control will look like then, but this may end up being the best way to search for cards.
     
  13. ShinyMimikyu Aspiring Trainer
    ShinyMimikyu

    Member

    You stated that this card is a "useful tool," mentioned nothing about rotation. Mentioned nothing about the future. I'm asking you to clarify what makes this card good. Give me two specific matchup scenarios where this card is a useful tool so I know you're not talking out of your ___.
     
    ADP Big Rat likes this.
  14. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

    Member

    This card can get you whatever you want and let you promote a wall like Altaria. If you want scenarios, I could list 58 of them.
    Search your deck for Lysandre for next turn and promote a wall.
    Search your deck for Yell Horn for next turn and promote a wall.
    Search your deck for Aipom for next turn and promote a wall.
    Search your deck for Air Balloon for next turn and promote a wall.
    Search your deck for literally any card that you need the next turn and promote a wall.
    Control is not an archetype that has a set strategy, if it did it's called a lock, stall, or mill deck. The control archetype exists as a collection of tools available to deck builders to deal with meta decks. Control doesn't rotate like Pikarom, Eternatus, Centiskorch, every other deck will, a control deck is just a deck that wins the game by completely preventing your opponent from winning. Delibird is a new tool that control players can play just like Pawniard, Munchlax, Yell Horn, Capture Energy, etc.
     
  15. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

    Member

    Wow, my Team Rocket binder is seeing a lot of action lately!
     
  16. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

    News Staff Member

    Nyora likes this.
  17. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    The illustration is awesome,too bad they need 3 Energies to set up
     
    flariados likes this.
  18. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

    Member

    Wait.....these are really good??? Seviper kills pretty much 70% of EXes, crobat V and dedenne GX, and Zangoose does 80 damage to 2 of your opponent's benched Vs. Huh..
     
  19. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

    News Staff Member

    Like FireLizard said, though... these attack costs are rough.
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Seviper/Zangoose - awesome attacks but how will you T1 this, eh? Seviper has Houndoom. But if you run 2 Houndoom in play to accel to a single-prized mon, well things went wrong. Again, if you set this up turn 1 with Karen as a SS Supporter basis, you can basically OHKO anything. On Zangoose, we have RSE but its RSE. Once you use RSE on it manually, that's you're energy for the turn. 3-4/3-4 Once again, why I keep seeing bland cards lately
     
    Diego Lima likes this.