Gengar and Lapras from S6!

New Gengar and Lapras cards will be featured in the S6 sets Jet-Black Spirit & Silver Lance! The twin S6 sets will release on April 23rd and will then become part of our Chilling Reign set in June. Thanks goes to Bangiras for translations!

Lapras – Water – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C] White Call: Search your deck for up to 2 Melony cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W][C] Icy Wind: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

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


Gengar – Psychic – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Haunter

Ability: Dying Gift
When this Pokemon is Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack, you may search your deck for up to 2 cards and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C][C] Pain Burst: 10+ damage. This attack does 40 more damage for each damage counter on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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

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  1. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Lapras - searches Melony. that's it. very bland after that. you just let your opponent take a free prize card. 2-3
    • Gengar - I wish that Gastly UNB wasn't rotated. 3-4 Geodudes
     
  2. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Boooo, means Zeraora won't get a VMAX :(

    I'd definitely guess at this point that Metagross VMAX will be Rapid Strike.
     
  3. Forge002 Aspiring Trainer
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    Love that Gengar. Pokemon Company are knocking it out of the park at the moment, some of the art deisgns are simply amazing, so many good cards. I just so wish the products were easier to get hold of for collectors.
     
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  4. The Fish 0.o
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    Aya Kusube illustrated Dark Gengar way back in the Neo Destiny set. Now she's back with another Gengar!
     
  5. professsorpoke yes 3 S's is not a typo
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    Gengar could be a pretty decent rouge deck, get out your first gengar with rare candy and then string the rest of them by searching out rare candy and triple acceleration, welder, etc. with maybe a 3-3-2 obstagoon line and some nets, it could work. You don't NEED to get out your obstagoon early, you just need to get some early pings in with zigzagoon and nets and an attack with gengar and the rest of your gengars will be doing decent damage. You will only really need obstagoon when dealing with your opponent's second or third threat.

    All in all, I will be trying to make Gengar work.
     
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  6. LightYearLiam Avatar by ShadowLifeman
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    Hmmm...I think nowadays, 150 HP should be the minimum for Stage 2's, considering how hard they are to use, unless maybe they have an absolutely insane attack or ability. But that Gengar is still somewhat interesting.
     
  7. professsorpoke yes 3 S's is not a typo
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    Gengars Tend to have less HP than most stage 2s, Gengar from SSH base had 110, gengar and mimikyu had 240.
     
  8. flariados Aspiring Trainer
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    Lapras: Searches for Melony
    Opponent: Plays Marnie

    It's a shame that the Lapras doesn't have the search effect as an ability like Mermaid Call Lapras.
     
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  9. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Actually, Lapras might be better than you realize! If Melony is going to become meta like Welder (though perhaps not quite as powerful), Lapras could be a really great early game Pokémon. Use White Call on the first turn, search your deck for two Melony, then scoop up net! Worse case scenario Lapras gets knocked out and you have a W Energy already in the discard pile to be accelerated by Melony without having to play any other cards to get that Energy discarded in the first place. Besides, Welder decks use Cramorant V for early game consistency (as well as sniping I suppose) all the time, and Lapras is only worth one prize if knocked out and you have the ability to use scoop up net on it, as I previously mentioned, even if it has less HP and as such is far easier to knock out.
     
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  10. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Yes, the risk of Marnie is great, but the fact remains that Marnie is still a risk in any instance where you are holding onto a key card you can’t use yet. I don’t deny that you have a point, but if we stopped using consistency cards because of Marnie, we might as well stop play the Pokémon TCG entirely.
    Still, Marnie IS a serious problem for this card, even if that problem is a mutual one shared by basically every consistency card in the format, some to a greater extent than others.
     
  11. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Nobody's gonna talk about Gengar licking a staircase? lol
     
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  12. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Kanto was a mistake
     
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  13. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    If Lapras’s first attack was an ability it might’ve been decent. Too bad it sucks

    Gengar is literally a worse version of Sableye V (an already mediocre card) in every way. Stage 2, 3 energy attack (note that we’re losing Triple Acceleration Energy on rotation) when Sableye’s is only 2. Sableye does it better with less investment. Bad card
     
  14. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
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    Man, the artwork on that Gengar is fantastic. That’s one of my favorite holos in recent memory. It feels... Classic, in a way. Probably because like @The Fish pointed out, it’s the old Dark Gengar artist, which is a classic card in itself.

    But, uh! I mean, forget the fact that the art is fantastic, it’s a Kanto Pokémon-a popular one at that!! So it’s automatically bad. We can never print anything Gen 1 anymore. And don’t forget, Charizard bad. Popular Pokémon in general, bad. There, am I winning Pokebeach now??
     
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  15. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    Probably, I mean, you checked all the boxes: being edgy about Kanto, and ignoring why companies do certains things based on market demand and target audience. Sounds about right to me. Next time just make sure to be more hysterical and whiny about it to really drive the point home. Also, rinse & reapeat every chance you get, no matter what.
     
  16. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    Ya know, I asked that to a friend just now when I showed them the picture, their response was "because I spilled Coke down the stairs" XD

    Joking aside, that Gengar card's not too bad.
     
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  17. RHowford Aspiring Trainer
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    So we should all blindly accept 100 charizards per set, got it.
     
  18. mrpnut03 Aspiring Trainer
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    I’d love a Sceptile
     
  19. lapisrabbit5 Aspiring Trainer
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    Not a zard and not a chu, who cares.
     
  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    if you want an early game setter, use Krickitune. Set it up in the active, thin some cards in your hand, use the ability, retreat, and attack or brick a turn. We still have Pokegear 3.0, which used for searching supporters. welder decks are using this before, why not on a deck that plays Melony? But I agree on your part at least