Gardevoir, Peony, and Peonia from S6 Revealed!

A Pokemon Center poster for S6 has revealed Gardevoir, Peony, and Peonia! We previously revealed these cards would be in the set along with Sandaconda VMAX, Metagross VMAX, and Volcanion V, which have yet to be revealed. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Gardevoir – Psychic – HP???
Stage 2 – Evolves from Kirlia

Ability: Arcana Shine
Once during your turn you may look at the top 2 cards of your deck. Choose any number of basic Energy you find there and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Put the other cards into your hand.

[C][C][C] Brain Wave: 60+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each [P] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Peony – Trainer
Supporter

Discard your hand and search your deck for up to 2 Trainer cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Peonia – Trainer
Supporter

Choose up to 3 of your Prize cards and put them into your hand. Then, place the same number of cards from your hand face-down as Prize cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.

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  1. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    Gardevoir GX is back,isn't she?
    (Yeah I know Gardevoir can be male too)
     
  2. Coolpilot Bisharps don't know 'bout my Togekiss
    Coolpilot

    Advanced Member Member

    Ooo, really like Peonia if that translation is correct - great for cubes! Most (maybe all? can't think of another off the top of my head) of those style of effects only work with face down prize cards, so having a prize-swap card that works with face up ones will be great synergy with stuff like Town Map & Here Comes Team Rocket.
     
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  3. Legends#23 Aspiring Trainer
    Legends#23

    Member

    Love my guy Peony cant wait for the full art
     
  4. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

    Member

    Peonia could be great if you unluckily have all your crucial cards in the prizes, which I guarantee has happened to everyone at least once. Peony needs Kricketune or other support, but searching any 2 trainer cards could allow for interesting combos, like evo incense + rare candy. Just have to be aware of the drawback of having a barren hand, have a draw mon like Oricorio-GX, Zacian V and the like on your bench. Wiping your hand could also help with Mustard if you plan for the next turn.
     
  5. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
    MagnaDrake

    Member

    Gardevoir is uhhh..... neat, to say the least. The ability to ramp ANY type of basic energy is great (Amazing Rare shenanigans), but I'm not sure why they limit the scry to only 2 cards because the odds of seeing a basic energy there are kinda low. They could have said 'Look at the top 5 cards of your deck and attach up to 2 basic energy' and it would be better without making it broken. The attack is really costly too, 3[P] for 150 on a stage two is rough. I guess you could combo it with Primate Wisdom but that's about it. Very nice art though!

    EDIT: Okay, it's actually a mini-Intrepid Sword that doesnt end your turn. Definitely better and makes more sense that way.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2021
  6. Constantine Palaiologos Master of deckbuilding
    Constantine Palaiologos

    Member

    I like how this set really feels like UNB card quality: Most cards (at least the ones we have seen) are some degree of usable and most of them have moderate-to-good card design. Peony together with kricketune can help stage 2:s and other combo-reliant decks and Pionia can swap out prizes which has been missing sins gladion rotated. I hope the card translates to you getting to look at your prize cards, otherwise, it isn't as strong, but no matter what it will probably still see play in control decks. I mean TPCJ seems to hate control, so seeing cards helping it out is always good considering how skillful and healthy for the meta they are.
     
  7. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

    Member

    There's no way Peonia doesn't get immediately banned in Expanded.
    Yes, I would like to put 2 Greedy Dice and Jirachi ◊ in my prize cards, thank you very much.
     
  8. pikakong Aspiring Trainer
    pikakong

    Member

    The last part of Gardevoir’s ability says “...add the remaining card(s) to your hand” instead of shuffling them back into the deck FYI
     
  9. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    The "adding cards to hand" instead of shuffling into deck makes it definitely better than Trumbeak, since it's basically a draw 2/attach 1-2 for any deck with basic energy. I wonder if control decks would use this given that it's the best OPT draw tool in the game but has the ''small'' issue of being a stage 2.

    Peony is fantastic, and just ensures Kricketune place as a staple post-rotation.

    Peonia is... ok, I guess, if mostly limited in usage compared to Gladion. Still, you have a 50% chance of hitting that lone copy of whatever tech you run, so that helps a bit, and recovering better resources while getting rid of useless ones depending on match-up is dang useful. Prizes are a faulty mechanic, and the more tools we get to avoid getting screwed over by random prizing, the best, IMO.
     
  10. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Okay, that makes more sense. There are multiple Stage 1's that just add an Energy, but a Stage 2 would need to "fish" to even get the chance? At least now it's a guaratneed draw 2.
    Of course Zacian V has a stronger version of this ability as a Basic, but hahaha what is balance
     
  11. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    Pretty disingenuous to say Intrepid Sword is the stronger ability. You are ignoring that it...

    -Only ramps metal energy
    -Only ramps to that specific Zacian V
    -And immediately ends your turn so you can not use multiple intrepid swords or attack

    In a vacuum Gardevoir has the stronger version of the ability. Its just stuck on a stage 2
     
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  12. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    - Draws 3 instead of 2
    - Exists on a Basic
    - That has 220 HP
    - And a better attack
    I did not say it's "objectively stronger", but it's definitely stronger in most situations.
     
  13. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    You said Zacian V "has a stronger version of this ability" which is just wrong. Of course the other facets of Zacian make it the better card the Gardevoir but the ability is not one of them
     
  14. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    If you want to ignore the context in which they exist, sure. Drawing 3 is still stronger than drawing 2. These Abilities aren't exactly equal, but as you've admitted, Zacian is a better card, which is why we're going to see more of it.
     
  15. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    Drawing 3 and then ending your turn is much worse then drawing 2.

    I'm calling out your BS because you point wasnt just "Zacian is the better card" it was "Zacian has the better ability while also being a a basic with a good attack so lol balance" which is just such a misrepresentation of the facts. You don't need to lie to call out TPC for not having a well balanced game
     
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  16. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
    Hydroi-gon

    Member

    You know, Gardevoir is actually a pretty neat card. The ability combines well with Primal Wisdom, the attack is easy to charge up and does good damage and it hits the Urshifus and MewMew for weakness. Unfortunately the second-Stage evolution is a problematic flaw for this card, not to mention the fact that a huge portion of the Gardevoir cards have really low hp. I wont be surprised if it has like 130-140 HP.

    Oh yeah and Peony is awesome
     
  17. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Unless you're not planning on attacking anyway, and it's on a card that has all the qualities we've both listed.
    But sure, take the "dunk" if that makes you feel better, I am not going to stop you.
     
  18. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    And how many times do you not attack after the first turn of the game? I rarely see Intrepid Sword used more then once maybe twice a game. Gardevoir would get to use its abilty every turn of the game and draw you many more cards over the course of the game then Zacian does
     
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  19. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    Given that the games nowadays have the tendency to rarely go into double-digit amount of turns, the ability to ignore the Supporter limitation and draw 3/ramp on the first turn will probably far outweigh doing the same on turn 2-4 while using a ton of resources. And drawing 3 is 50% better than drawing 2, which matters when its purpose is setting up quickly.
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Peony - such a weird card but a good concept. Imagine if your deck has a concept of needing cards to be discarded for some interesting interactions, Peony is such a good card to use. Searching your Reset Stamp (I know it's gonna be rotated, I get that.) To win the game or clearing your hand to use Quick Ball then Crobat to draw 6. Crippling your hand size is just a thing we can't ignore. 4
    • Peonia - if we can only peek the prizes... 3-4
    • Gardevoir - if we only have ways to easily turn 1 a Stage 2, 80% of the time, I can consider this card already. 3