Arctovish V, Blitzle, and Zebstrika from ‘Jet-Black Spirit’

A new Arctovish V and a Rapid Strike Blitzle and Zebstrika have been revealed from S6k Jet-Black Spirit! The twin S6 sets will release on April 23rd and many of the cards will become part of our Chilling Reign set in June. Thanks goes to Toine L. for the translations!

Arctovish V – Water – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[W][C][C] Primordial Freeze: 80 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is a Pokemon V or Pokemon-GX, it can’t attack during your opponent’s next turn.

[W][W][C][C] Giga Impact: 220 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

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


Blitzle – Lighting – HP60
Basic Pokemon (Rapid Strike)

[L] Thunder Spear: This attack does 10 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Zebstrika – Lightning – HP120
Stage 1 (Rapid Strike) – Evolves from Blitzle

[C] Link Bolt: 30+ damage. If any of your other Rapid Strike Pokemon used an attack during your last turn, this attack does 90 more damage.

[L][C][C] Spark Rush: 90x damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 90 damage for each heads.

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

Gardevoir, Peony, and Peonia were also revealed a few hours before this news story was posted.

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Because you're arguing pointless semantics and I don't see the point in continuing this conversation. In summary, you agree that Zacian V is a better card, you agree its ability is going to be used more often, and you even agree with the premise that there's something wrong with the format. I immediately conceded that it's not "objectively better", simply better in most contexts. If you want to continue to argue as though you have something to prove then go ahead, just don't expect a reply.
     
  2. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    I already smell Arctovish VMAX
     
  3. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
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    You're the one who said Zacian V had the stronger ability which isn't true. And you never said you changed your mind on that
     
  4. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    I was really hoping this would be the set we get Kingler VMAX, but the last two possible spots (9,10) are probably taken up by Stayu and Starmie (the malamar one) that have been teased.

    TBH I'd much prefer an Arctovish VMAX over a Celebi one!
     
  5. The Fish 0.o
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    YES. MORE FOSSILS PLEASE!
    If we get Dracozolt VMAX and Arctovish VMAX in the same set I will implode with joy.
     
  6. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
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    And, like usual, completely nailed the art
     
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  7. The Fish 0.o
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    Also holy crap the art on Blitzle is flawless. HYOGONOSUKE's wide shots like the Remoraid and Feebas are soooo good. The little light ripples on the water and the clouds in the back :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  8. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
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    I can see a certain Mahone trying out that Zebstrika for the content.
     
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  9. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
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    Oh god, i can hear the intro
     
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  10. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    That zebstrika can have Rapid Strike, Double Colourless, Triple Acceleration, and the new Spiral Energy thrown on it by Porygon-Z (UBB). Dealing 90 per heads, especially with Rapid Strike Energy, is basically guaranteed to OHKO most 2 prizers and some tag teams. Will be neat before rotation cuts pory and triple, then the entire concept of coin flip multiplier attacks gets banished to expanded
     
  11. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    2 Rapid + 2 Double + 2 Triple + 1 Spiral/any elec proxy = 14 coin flips when you only need 4 to hit for 360 (aka ohko everything), and that's on the lighter side of energy. It can go up to 32 flips with a full 4/4/4/4 stacked zebra (a bad idea but still).

    (Why am I even going over this? Everyone's seen Maractus, Blissey, CramVMax, ect in action)

    (I guess my point is that it has double colourless effectively twice because rapid strike which is neat)
     
  12. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
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    Sadly this isnt like Maractus or Blissey, you stop flipping if you get any tails. Theoretically you can have infinite heads but worst case scenario is your first flip gives you tails and you deal 0 damage.

    On average you would flip 2-3 heads per attack, probably.
     
  13. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    Aw, I just noticed that part. Okay, it's mediocre, use sandaconda instead for somewhat inconsistent 1-prize nuke potential then
     
  14. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Blitzle/Zebstrika - again, what? You have a second atk that is too flipply to disregard, and a first atk that isn't KO common single-prize Basics, but too awkward to spam it, and even you can do 120, they can do 120 back to you. It's just like giving your opponent AFK (A Free KO). 3/3-4
    • Arctovish V - Is this has a VMAX? Cuz, this is bland as heck. Zacian will KO you for 3 Energy. 3
     
  15. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    Gardevoir: TIMES UP OVER BAM! SNAP BACK TO REALITY!! OH THERE'S GOES GRAVITY! OH IT'S A STAGE 2! UNPLAYABLE AUTOMATICALLY! (I'll be here all week lol)

    Man that is a crazy good ability. Balanced on a stage 2 pokemon. But we really aren't fitting a stage 2 line into our deck for BASIC energy acceleration when we have so many better options for each type. Fighting is the only one that really needs better energy acceleration but then they all have to compete with the Urshifus who have their own way of not needing acceleartion. So yeah this Gardevoir card is just not doing it for me unfortunately. As an attacker definitely not. Shadow Calyrex is better in everyway, doesnt matter about the prize difference.

    Peony:
    I really like this card. It feels really good in those decks that play from the discard pile and you need specific trainer cards. Kricketune V definitely is going to appreciate it.

    Peonia:
    If Gladion saw play then this will definitley see play. I love that this says pick up first then put back down. Meaning you can put down some prize cards that you don't need.


    Arctovish V:
    There better be a VMAX with this, otherwise there is zero reason to play this when Zacian V is better in every way. That first attack is super meh when the format has tons of switch cards.

    Zebstrika/Blitzle:
    Meh, definitely filler. Boltund from Battle Styles is better.


    All in All Peony and Peonia are the only winners. Set revealing tonight so hopefully there will be some game changers :)
     
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  16. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    I can hear the laugh. That precious laugh... rofl
     
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  17. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Insert "MAN" meme with the Blitzle here.
     
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  18. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
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    Hope they end up doing all four fossils as V's. Especially Dracovish, to gaze upon the might of a truly perfect creature in card form.
     
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  19. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    In the context of me not caring about the Standard format or caring about what any sort of meta is, I love this Gardevoir card. It has me written all over it. But in the context of the current format, it's just a shame that the game has devolved to the point where Stage 2's aren't allowed to shine. Because really, who wouldn't want to be able to use that Ability?

    Peony and Peonia seem niche, but interesting. And since I'm late to comment and we're already onto the next revealed cards, I really like the art on both Blitzle and Zebstrika!
     
  20. flariados Aspiring Trainer
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    Knowing my luck though I'd end up getting Peonia prized.