Celebi V, Sandaconda V, and Other VMAX and Trainer Appearances for S6!

Sandaconda V and Celebi V from S6 have been revealed! They will also be available as special art promos when purchasing the set’s booster boxes. The twin S6 sets will release on April 23rd and will then become part of our Chilling Reign set in June. Thanks goes to Toine L. for the translations!

Celebi V – Grass – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[G] Lew Leaf Dance: Attach any number of [G] Energy from your hand to your Pokemon in any way you like.

[G][C] Slash Back: 60 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Sandaconda V – Fighting – HP220
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Sand Barricade
This Pokemon takes 30 less damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

[F][F][C] Land Crush: 140 damage.

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

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

We can also exclusively reveal S6 will feature Sandaconda VMAX, Metagross VMAX, Volcanion V, and Supporters of Flannery, Siebold, and Peony. This information was sent to high-level shop owners by Pokemon and then relayed to us. (This is not an April Fool’s joke.)

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  1. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
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    Is Teeziro a new artist to the TCG? If so, that's a fantastic debut card illustration. I want that Celebi so much!
     
  2. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah, that Celebi looks gorgeous. Don't know how practical that first attack is though, specially on a two-prize.
     
  3. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    Another Celebi V? We must be getting a VMax too, similar to Tapu Koko and Victini.
     
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  4. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Flannery, here it come the new Welder or maybe just a new Kiawe
     
  5. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
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    Holy hell, the regular AND the Alt Art on Celebi are absolutely gorgeous. Really digging the look of both of them. And those Sandaconda V’s are pretty great too!! More of this, please.
     
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  6. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    Is the sandaconda in the alternate art the silicobra you encounter in the games with team yell? That’s so cute!
     
  7. The Fish 0.o
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    I believe they participated in an illustration contest/Grand Prix where they drew a Charizard (I think the 2020 one? Or maybe an older one). This is their first official card!
     
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  8. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe we’ll get garbodor gmax too
     
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  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Celebi V - bland and impractical, next. 2-3
    • Sandaconda V - bland and pointless, next. 2-3
     
  10. The Fish 0.o
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    Oh come on, Sandaconda isn't thaaaat pointless. With Cape of Toughness it can sit comfortably at 300hp, and the 2 retreat cost, instead of the 3 on the Rebel Clash Sandaconda, is way better. Sure it doesn't hit hard or fast, but the typing and weakness are good, and the tank potential doesn't make it straight garbage. Celebi's first attack wont be used 99/100 times, but it could be necessary that one time when the luck gods are against you. Yes they're just launchpads into their respective VMAXs, but both cards have minor niches that don't make them completely useless until they evolve.
     
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  11. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Sandaconda is genuinely good because in a format where Victini V-Max is so prominent, it can survive the hit and heal with Cheryl or Wyndon Stadium.

    All of this is assuming it will get its V-Max form soon enough - which it should, given the fact that now it has two basic V.
     
  12. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    The post states that Sandaconda VMAX comes in this set. This means for Ice Lance the VMAX cards are Ice Rider VMAX, Sandaconda VMAX, and Tornadus VMAX. Shadow Rider will have Shadow Rider VMAX and acording to this post Metagross VMAX. If Celebi also received a VMAX card Metagross VMAX should be a single stike card. This is based on the assumption that each partial set has no more than three VMAX cards .
     
  13. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Shocked they're being so unimaginative with V choices. I hope we still get at least one of the following; Obstagoon, Perserker, Frosmoth & G. Weezing.
     
  14. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Single Strike;
    Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX
    Tornadus VMAX SINGLE Style
    Sandaconda VMAX

    Rapid Strike;
    Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX
    Metagross VMAX RAPID Style?
    Celebi VMAX?

    Only way Metagross isn't Rapid Strike is if Celebi doesn't get a VMAX and whatever does, is Rapid Strike. Single Strike set already has its 3 VMAX's though so I can't see how Metagross will be in that set.

    Edit - I hope Zeraora Rapid Strike gets a VMAX.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2021
  15. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    OR Flannery could be the new Blacksmith or Blaine’s Last Stand or a better Fire Crystal as a supporter. It could also be completely original OR an absolute rip-off of Flannery from Lackey.

    Now that you mention it, it probably is! Have to admit that the Silicobra debacle was one of the funniest scenes featuring Team Yell. Wouldn’t be surprised if they adopted it as this card and your theory suggests.

    Mr. Rhyperior did the math and based off of the confirmed numbers for Chilling Reign and Mr. Rhyperior’s calculations, I don’t think we’ll be getting Garbodor VMAX... for that matter it doesn’t look like we’ll get more than one VMAX with a gigantamax form between the three Japanese sets that comprise Chilling Reign! However, it also said there would only be 3 alt. Arts, which also means no room for the Alt. Art Vs revealed here. So I’m not sure what to think.

    Technically 30 damage reduction isn’t the same as 30 extra HP. It’s actually better because it works each time the Pokémon is attacked. So instead of being able to survive two hits of less than 150 damage, it can survive two hits of less than 170 damage.
    In fact, I just realized that it would take 3 hits from a Togekiss VMAX to knock it out.
    All of this is, of course, assuming that Cape of Toughness is attached.

    I have two contradictory comments. One, I absolutely agree that the lack of Galarian V’s is shocking, and two, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Besides, with only two exceptions all the gigantamax Pokémon are either Kantonian or Galarian, so having a nice variety of Vs is great. And anyways, Piers never used Dynamax, so while an Obstagoon V would be great, Obstagoon VMAX simply could not be allowed.
     
  16. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    In all fairness if these evolve into VMAXs these are some pretty good cards depending on their VMAXs.

    Celebi can accelerate energy to itself to power up its VMAX. Very similar to Single Strike Urshifu's Laser Focus

    Sandaconda's defense means it can't be KOed by Zacian nor Victini VMAX. The latter has proven to be a successful archetype post rotation.
     
  17. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    Yo 8 years later and we are finally getting someone form the Kalos Elite 4.
     
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  18. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I'm not disagreeing with you, however I think it's important to remember that they are a company, meaning they intent to make money, so I think that is something they are considering as well. I definitely can see Frosmoth and Obstagoon coming as V cards at some point, since they seem rather popular, but what is gonna sell more? Mr. Rime VMAX or Tapu Koko VMAX? Of course the price also depends on playability, but from a visual standpoint, some Mons are just more likely to get ultra rare cards based of their looks than others - even though they've already gotten ultra rares (hence why Starters, Legendaries and Pseudolegends get so much attention compared to other).

    I'm just happy that we're finally getting a snakenado card! Also, that Sandaconda alt is adorable!!
     
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  19. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    I really hope that all the supporters have some potential to be playable in some way. Especially Flannery!!
    They did an amazing job with Melony by keeping it balanced and extremely playable.

    Volcanion V, I predict this is going to be the same as its unbroken bonds counterpart. Accelerate energy to fire pokemon in some way.

    Metagross VMAX. I would be so happy to see this card if metal wasn't already extremely dominant as it is right now. Just by it's existence you already have tons of support. Unless they plan on being bold and making it a Psychic type...Even then you have psychic support coming lol it's in the ultimate win-win scenario. Making it a Rapid Strike is would just be overkill
     
  20. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    I get what you're saying as I see this argument a lot, I'm just not sure I'll ever truly buy it. Outside of putting Charizard on the cover, I don't think certain pokemon sell more packs than others. Maybe it's different in Japan?

    Even so, Celebi doesn't need two V's, Sceptile could have had it, and instead of Victini, maybe Ho-oh or Arcanine.

    Maybe I'm biased because I don't like (Celebi, Victini, Tapu Koko) in the first place. I'm a bit more forgiving with Sandaconda as it's Galar.