Scolipede and Dyna Tree Hill from ‘Matchless Fighters”

Scolipede and Dyna Tree Hill have been revealed from S5a Matchless Fighters, which releases in Japan on March 19th. These cards will likely become part of our next main set following Battle Styles.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Scolipede – Darkness – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Whirlipede

[D] Poison Sting: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[D][C][C] Venoshock: 100+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Poisoned, this attack does 120 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3


Dyna Tree Hill – Trainer
Stadium

Pokemon in play (both yours and your opponent’s) can’t be healed .

Note: Pokemon uses the word “recover” when referring to Special Conditions, so although Pokemon in play can’t have their HP healed, they can still recover from Special Conditions.

 

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  1. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    Scolipede looks pretty good for a stage 2, 220 damage plus poison with G.Slowbro V support. Would be a good tech in Eternatus decks, though being stage 2 of course holds it back.
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Scolipede - another reason why I hate bland cards like this. Okay, 220 for 3 KO Zacian, how will you t1 it? 3 Geodudes
    • Dyna Tree Hill - if healing was still a thing... 3-4
     
  3. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    wish there was better stage 2 support, there's no point of the drawback to their power being slow setup when the big basics in the meta are already stronger *and* quicker. i genuinely think letting non-rulebox pokemon evolve same turn would be fine in the current meta, theyre still clunky and situational

    when do we normally get the full set list? normally at least a week before release right?
     
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  4. NotSeen Aspiring Trainer
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    Ad Dyna Tree Hill: Hopefuly, they'll specify the card more with translation, just like they did with the previous cards with similar effect, because: what about moving damage counters? Similarly, this card doesn't specify it either… although there aren't many cards that do that…
     
  5. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    i'm not 100% sure but the fact Bronzong specifies it and other newer cards dont makes me think the rules themselves have been updated since to directly address whether or not moving damage counters between Pokemon counts as healing, so that's where the answer may lie
     
  6. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
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    I think the fact that you need to OHKO Zacian on turn 1 is the greater issue here.
     
  7. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    They simply stopped using the reminder because it's not necessary anymore. Moving damage counters around has absolutely nothing to do with healing. I mean you could make a case for potential confusion way back when the terminology used for healing was still "remove X damage counters", but after they just started using "healing" it should be pretty obvious moving damage counters has nothing to do with it. It's the famous "reading the card explains the card".
     
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  8. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
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    Dyna Tree Hill just means "Imma sweep you, & you're gonna like it."
     
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  9. Deedee Aspiring Trainer
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    Another unremarkable card with great artwork like Volcorona and Thundrus.
     
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  10. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    Uhhh dyna tree hill is actually a decent tech against togekiss Vmax.
     
  11. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    Also, beautiful "hand drawn" art style on the Stadium. I wish this style was the norm and the cgi the exception, not the other way around. Compare this art with the ones on Stadiums like Training Court or Gallar Mine. Yeah...yikes.
     
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  12. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    That Scolipede lookin fresh tho.
     
  13. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.
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    If it says ''heal'' you can't and if it says ''move'' you can.
     
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  14. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    Agreed. They seem to think simply slapping good damage on a card is enough. It fudging isn't. Zacian V would be NOTHING without Intrepid Sword. This Scolipede could be meta if it had a good ability.
     
  15. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    Exactly. It isn't even game accurate. If you were smart enough, in the video games it's totally possible for a Pokemon to evolve within a few minutes of playing. Why doesn't that translate to the TCG???
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Like what I said many many times, how will you Turn 1 a frikin Stage 2? If you can T1 a Stage 2, I.e. Energy, the actual stage 2, etc., then I will consider it
     
  17. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    How Did you do those hyperlinks?
     
  18. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
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    If that Scolipede was a Single Strike pokemon it would've been at least decent. Ramp via Houndoom, then a DCE, and hit for a total 240 + 10. Obviously being a Stage 2 attacker with nothing else but damage still makes it unfortunately janky, but that's another set of problem I'm not going to address.

    Dyna Tree Hill usage will depend on how popular Cheryl (and Mallow & Lana) is later. It's definitely going to screw up Corviknight if a counter stadium isn't ready. Bonus, it also doesn't limit itself to benched pokemon and eats up a bench itself like Heal Jammer Mimikyu.
     
  19. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
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  20. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Sky Return is back!

    But this Shaymin is not good.
    (and makes sense because we've already got Crobat)