Reveal: Shaymin from ‘Matchless Fighters’

A new Shaymin has been revealed from S5a Matchless Fighters, which releases in Japan on March 19th. Shaymin will likely become part of our next main set following Battle Styles.

Shaymin – Colorless – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Return: 10 damage. You may draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.

[C][C] Sky Return: 30 damage. Return this Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your hand.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 1

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  1. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    Sky Return is back!

    But this Shaymin is not good.
    (and makes sense because we've already got Crobat)
     
  2. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

    Advanced Member Member

    awh. remember when ability draw on a single prize basic with a level-up wasn't even good enough to make every deck at worlds? Those were the days.

    EDIT: in case it wasn't clear, I think this is crap.
     
  3. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    It seems like TPC is hiding the good cards from the set. Most of what we've seen so far, especially since the initial spoilers, has been pretty bleh.

    I suppose we'll see what's up with the set when it is revealed in full on Thursday evening.
     
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  4. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

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    32/70 cards revealed so far, including 5 V's, 2 VMAXS and 6 trainers. I have a feeling this just won't be a very good set ..

    Edit - (38) if you include pre evolutions, which enevitably probably won't be any good.
     
  5. JaxuTCG i love swinub
    JaxuTCG

    Member

    Nah, what if they have something like A SINGLE STRIKE SWINUB which will be THE MOST BROKEN THING EVER !? This will be the BEST SET EVER !!

    no wait
     
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  6. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    Although you're probably right, we still have a V/VMAX line to see, and roughly 3-4 more Trainer cards. There's always the chance that something that isn't a big flashy multiprize Pokémon is actually worth a darn, too.
     
  7. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

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    Congrats Shaymin! You can deal 10 damage and draw less cards than Snorlax while taking an energy attachment! If they had named the first attack Setup though, it’d be the clearly inferior Shaymin EX. As is, it’s a clearly inferior card.
     
  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Shaymin - Shaymin-EX was nerfed so bad that it becomes a regular, yet bland Pokemon card. 2 Geodudes
     
  9. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

    Member

    Well, that's... a helpful card to put in a draft cube... and that artwork is very nice... and.. uh.. maybe it would be nice for a theme deck, if those still existed?

    Holy heck I wish TPCi would just reprint HGSS-Noble Victories and let us play that instead
     
  10. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

    Member

    I hope you're right. I'm happy with Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Breastplate, but I'm sad the birds won't get VMAX's either, maybe down the line ...
     
  11. LightYearLiam Avatar by ShadowLifeman
    LightYearLiam

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    So it's a tribute to Shaymin EX, but instead of being overpowered, it's terrible? Wow, what great card design.
     
  12. GymLdrJesse Twitter @JessePrker
    GymLdrJesse

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    Me: Mom, can I have Shaymin EX?
    Mom: We have Shaymin EX at home.
    Shaymin EX at home:
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
    snoopy369

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    I see this being a one-of in the prerelease packs, and that being the last time other than the binder-of-all-the-cards that I see this card. (Though it's a Rare in the Japanese set - so maybe not. But there's nearly always one normal-type card with attack-based draw in prerelease kits, because why not.)
     
  14. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

    Member

    Creatures Inc doesn't deseeve to make cards for this game anymore.
     
  15. CharizaedXbest Aspiring Trainer
    CharizaedXbest

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    well at least the artwork isn't horrible
     
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  16. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    One of them V/ VMAX will probably be a gmax so which one could it be?
     
  17. jamashawalker Ikouze!
    jamashawalker

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    Can't tell if this a nod or a middle finger to Shaymin EX
     
  18. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

    Member

    What are the options left? Can't be many. I hope for Kingler, might be Garbodor.

    Edit - Hatterene, Machamp and Sandaconda.

    Gengar is coming at a later date, no metal pokemon in this set so no Melmetal and Duraladon.

    Can't be Kingler either.

    So it's either Garbodor, Machamp, Sandaconda or Hatterene. If any at all!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2021
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  19. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

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    What is wrong with y'all? Card's just a tongue-in-cheek nod to Shaymin-Ex, why on earth are you whining about it? Like...because Shaymin-EX was so impactful, that somehow makes it so that every other Shaymin card better be another super good instant staple card or don't even bother printing Shaymin ever again? Get a hold of yourselves ffs...
     
  20. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
    MagnaDrake

    Member

    A decent card in for-fun limited draft games, and maybe starter decks for new players to learn how to play the game.
     
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