Surprise ‘Silver Lance’ & ‘Jet-Black Spirit’ Reveal — But No Calyrex Cards Shown?

Surprise! Pokemon has officially revealed S6H Silver Lance & S6K Jet-Black Spirit! This is on the same night they revealed all the cards from Matchless Fighters, which releases next week. This is the first time they’ve revealed a future set before an upcoming one has released.

Although we know the set features both Calyrex forms as Pokemon V and VMAX, they were not revealed. This is one of the few times the featured Pokemon were not unveiled at the same time as the set. Could this be because the cards will debut the new V-Union mechanic?

Each set will feature 70 cards before secret rares. They will release on April 23rd.

Thanks goes to Toine L. for the following card translations!

Zeraora V – Lightning – HP210
Basic Pokemon (Rapid Strike)

[L][C][C] Cross Fist: 100 damage. If any of your other Rapid Strike Pokemon used an attack during your last turn, this attack does 160 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Tornadus V – Colorless – HP210
Basic Pokemon (Single Strike)

[C] Blow Through: 20+ damage. If there is a Stadium in play, this attack does 20 more damage.

[C][C][C][C] Blast Hammer: 180 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2


Tornadus VMAX – Colorless – HP320
Pokemon VMAX – Evolves from Tornadus V (Single Strike)

[C][C] Blast Wind: 60 damage.

[C][C][C][C] Max Fujin: 120+ damage. If there is a Stadium card in play, this attack does 120 more damage. Then discard that Stadium.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2


Castform – Colorless – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Forecast
If you have 8 or more Stadium cards in your discard pile, ignore all Energy in the attack cost of each of this Pokemon’s attacks.

[C][C][C] Weather Force: 80 damage. Draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Castform Sunny Form – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Forecast
If you have 8 or more Stadium cards in your discard pile, ignore all Energy in the attack cost of each of this Pokemon’s attacks.

[R][R][C] Anticyclone Blast: 150 damage. You must discard a Stadium card in play in order to use this attack.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Castform Rainy Form – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Forecast
If you have 8 or more Stadium cards in your discard pile, ignore all Energy in the attack cost of each of this Pokemon’s attacks.

[W][C] Rain Shower: This attack does 20 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Castform Snowy Form – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Forecast
If you have 8 or more Stadium cards in your discard pile, ignore all Energy in the attack cost of each of this Pokemon’s attacks.

[W][W][C] Frost Typhoon: 120 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Frost Typhoon during your next turn.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0

The set’s Pokemon Center bundle will feature Melony. As usual, it comes with two booster boxes, a deck box, and card sleeves:

 

The set’s jumbo pack has also been revealed. As posted before, it will release on April 23rd for 990 yen. It will come with two booster packs of each set, a Pokemon coin, and three promo cards — a reverse holo Trainer card, a reverse holo Energy card, and either a holo Ice Rider Calyrex V or Shadow Rider Calyrex V. The two Pokemon V will be different from the ones included in the sets

It was also revealed tonight that the following card sleeves and deck boxes will release on March 19th:

As posted before:

Silver Lance will focus on Single Strike cards and feature Water-type Ice Rider Calyrex as both a Pokemon V and VMAX. Jet-Black Spirit will focus on Rapid Strike cards and feature Psychic-type Shadow Rider Calyrex as both a Pokemon V and VMAX.

The sets will feature several special art cards that emphasize a Pokemon’s environment. The teaser info for January’s Single Strike Master and Rapid Strike Master mentioned this too. They’re likely referring to alternate art cards like the two Urshifu VMAX.

The sets will continue to introduce new Battle Style Pokemon, Supporters, and Item cards, which we already knew.

The set will also see the release of deck boxes and sleeves featuring Ice Rider Calyrex and Shadow Rider Calyrex.

This year’s Japanese sets include Single Strike Master and Rapid Strike Master in January, Matchless Fighter in March, and Silver Lance and Jet-Black Spirit in April. We also know about trademarks for…

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  1. runegate12 Aspiring Trainer
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    Yay new castforms!
     
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  2. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    If I were a betting man, Castform has a form changing gimmick.
     
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  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Zeraora V - Just Turbo Patch the third energy and can do 100 to the active, 160 to the bench, if your RS mon used an atk last turn. It's fine. Snipe 190 with Passimian. 4
    • Tornadus V/VMAX - Too underwhelming for a Pokemon that don't for weakness... or isn't. Remember the 100+ dmg boost for SS mon? Yes. That applies on Tornadus VMAX. 240 if there's a stadium and discard it, it can OHKO anything... if you can fuel 4 energy in one turn. 3/3-4
    • Castform - kinda like Rotoms from Ultra Prism with this 0 energy mechanic. You just need to run like 10 Stadiums and discard them. Hopefully the attacks are worth the ability.
     
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  4. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Sunny Form Castform - here. Another reliance on Stadium cards. 3
    • Castform - just run Crobat. You hand might messed up on your opponent's turn, plus you have to dump 8 Stadiums to do that. 3
    • Rain Form Castform - dmg spreader, okay. 3-4
    • Snowy Form Castform - yay! Bland card! 2-3
     
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  5. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
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    Hail Yeah
     
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  6. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
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    Mitsuhiro Arita art on Tornadus VMAX makes me really happy. I love his art and I love that trio of Pokemon. (I know, someone actually likes them. Crazy, isn't it?) And that Zeraora is gorgeous too. More Ultra Rares like that, please.

    I guess my only real complaint is that it's been, what, two and a half generations since that trio has had their Therian forms featured? I mean, I'm glad to see those Pokemon regardless, whenever they're featured, and I do like the incarnate forms, but... Come on. Let's see the more interesting ones.

    Still, fantastic art on the VMAX regardless.
     
  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Can't wait for these Castform cards to get bumped up to rare status in English for absolutely no reason. They have an ability, clearly they're rares! -TPCi, probably
     
  8. The Fish 0.o
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    The Rotoms from Ultra Prism are back wooooooo
     
  9. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
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    Hoennian Rotoms?
     
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  10. coolcorsola Aspiring Trainer
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    Pokemon Center bundle featuring Melony?? Does that mean Melony full art incoming finally?!
     
  11. Hexogen Merc W140
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    THE MELONY SLEEVES OMGGGG
     
  12. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I mean, you kinda did ask for it yourself, didn't ya? :p
    Also, I think it's a bit early to complain about the featured V cards. Yes, Zeraora and Tornadus are V cards, but we know we'll be getting Calyrex V/VMAX (and maybe also the horses as V), so they definitely are gonna feature Galar mons in the set. Battle Styles had Victini/Koko, yet still had some unexpected mons like Kricketune and Stoutland, as well as Galar mons like Flapple and Corviknight
     
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  13. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Huh... No one was in a hurry to see a new colorless V-Max pokemon, but I guess that they needed an obligatory colorless v-max on their flagship release.

    Each card reveal just makes me fear about the fate of the missing Galar Gigantamaxes. Random Pokemon keep getting V-Maxes while we are still missing 8 game V-maxes. And with the focus on Calyrex formes, we can discard Hatterene and Kingler from getting a V-max this set.
     
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  14. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Haha Sunny Castform go sweep Zacian
     
  15. Little_Snorlax Aspiring Trainer
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    I bet if we have Thundurus Vmax, its move would be Max Raijin
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Haha Zacian slap Coating Metal.

    Seriously, how will you T1 Castform since you need 8 Stadiums in the discard. Tools are manageable. But Stadiums?
     
  17. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    C'mon, make me correct. Cinderace and Cresselia in this set
     
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  18. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Probably isn't that good.
     
  19. Nyora A Cat
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    Serperior should also prolly be in this set too right?
     
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  20. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Cinderace as a VMAX? Surely not another one, I'm losing count.