Seviper and Zangoose from ‘Matchless Fighters’

Seviper and Zangoose 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!

Seviper – Darkness – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Single Strike)

[D][D][C] Strength Tail: 90+ damage. If you played a “Single Strike” Supporter card from your hand during this turn, this attack does 90 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2


Zangoose – Colorless – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Rapid Strike)

[C][C][C] Gale Claw: 50 damage. If you played a “Rapid Strike” Supporter card from your hand during this turn, this attack also does 50 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2

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  1. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    The illustration is awesome,too bad they need 3 Energies to set up
     
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  2. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

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    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..
     
  3. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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

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    • 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
     
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  5. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    If you place the artworks side by side they connect to form one picture!
     
    AngryBokoblin, mrpnut03 and huupie2 like this.
  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Actually both cards look like decent additions to their respective decks. I can see Seviper in a non-V Urshifu list as a 2-off card since you are already using Houndoom to accelerate Single Strike Energy and you are most likely also using Bruno and a 1-off Karen's Conviction. While Seviper does not do much for Urshifu Vmax it is a solid card for Urshifu non-V. Zangoose can be a decent addition to various Rengeki decks. Blaziken Vmax provides acceleration and Urshifu Vmax combined with Inteleon fit the bench damage theme. I can see this card as a 1-off in most Rengeki lists because at present the only viable Rengeki supporter is Korrina's Motivation. Another option would be a rengeki deck based on Mustard to activate Zangoose and bench either Urshifu Vmax or Inteleon from the discard pile.
     
  7. Yen Aspiring Trainer
    Yen

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    Energy costs look pretty rough so I'm withholding my judgement until we see more of this set. But i guess the good news is that Single Strike/Rapid Strike is looking to be more than a one-set gimmick
     
  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Korrina's Focus
     
  9. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

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    The artwork crosses over on the cards, could this potentially be hinting at the return of a legend mechanic with V union?
     
  10. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
    Rcxd9999

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    Doubt it. It wouldn't be the first time that an artist doing an assortment of card arts decided to have some fun with a few of them like this.
     
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  11. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

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    If I want a heavy-cost Darkness attacker in my urshifu (v or non-v) deck, I'm gonna be using Tyranitar-V which also doesn't require me to use a Single-Strike supporter the same turn so I can disrupt my opponent with Marnie or use a consistent draw supporter instead of relying on Bruno and Mustard. Even Karen is somewhat situational for this, because while Tyranitar and Urshifu will be hitting for massive damage from the get-go, with Seviper you're required to go all the way out with very little setup options.

    Zangoose is even more pointless as there's no reason to use it over Urshifu Rapid Strike - it doesn't hit for weakness, and it will be getting OHKO'd next turn so you're losing your energies either way.
     
  12. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    IDK, tyranitar doesn't ko drag for 3 energy but seviper does. The problem is that the ss supporters suck. It isn't a bad option though. Honestly mustard out the baby ss urshi and houndoom onto it would be better than this in basically every way tho.
     
  13. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
    Kangaflora

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    Nice to see both Zangoose and Seviper again. It's also good that their attacks don't specifically target each other like in the past where Zangoose's attacks were only useful when used against a Seviper.
     
  14. TATECE1234 gotem
    TATECE1234

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    I really fail to understand the people that say these aren’t trash
     
  15. ShinyMimikyu Aspiring Trainer
    ShinyMimikyu

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    All of those scenarios can be achieved without this card. Rosa and Starly do the same thing and don't require energy.
     
  16. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

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    Seviper is our teased Basic Pokemon that can do 180 for 3 energy if conditions are met.

    That just leaves the stadium and the Basic Pokemon that places damage counters for 1 Energy, which are obviously the blurred images that were shown (Spiritomb & Dyna Tree Hill).
     
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  17. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

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    Zangoose actually looks really good to me. With Mew UNB rotating out, the spread is looking up. Telescopic Sight can add a little more umph to the attack. Can’t the new Cherrin accelerate to Zangoose? The attack isn’t so bad then...
     
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  18. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
    kingK4RP

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    It’s called hope, we just can’t stand to believe that the game has lost everything but big Pokémon. ;)
     
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  19. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

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    Rosa does not work if your opponent hadn't KO'd something the previous turn. Starly stays in the active after attacking. Both cannot be preemptively setup turns prior. Having a play always available, no matter if your hand is disrupted or not, if you drop Delibird and Twin at any time is powerful.
     
  20. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

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    Are Pokemon players seriously complaining about DDC being a high attack cost? Please go outside, even if it's just a foot.