Shiftry, Grapploct, and More from S6

A new Shiftry, a new Weavile, and a new Grapploct will release in S6K Jet Black Spirit. A new Hypno will release in S6H Silver Lance. The twin S6 sets will release on April 23rd and many of the cards from those sets will then become part of our Chilling Reign set in June.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Shiftry – Darkness – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Nuzleaf

[D] Tengoodbye: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon has any damage counters on it, return that Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your opponent’s hand.

[D][C][C] Winter Whirlwind: 130 damage. Discard a card from your opponent’s hand without looking.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3

Grapploct – Fighting – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Clobbopus

Ability: Grappling Master
If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s Retreat Cost is increased by 2.

[F][C][C] Synchro Buster: 80+ damage. If you and your opponent have the same number of cards in your hands, this attack does 80 more damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resist: None
Retreat: 3

Hypno – Psychic – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Drowzee

[P] Hypnosis: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

[P] Wake-Up Slap: 30+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition, this attack does 90 more damage. Then, remove all Special Conditions from that Pokemon.

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

Weavile – Water – HP110
Stage 1 (Rapid Strike) – Evolves from Sneasel

[C] Two Hit KO: If the Defending Pokemon takes damage from 1 of your Rapid Strike Pokemon during your next turn, it is Knocked Out.

[W] Nasty Plot: Search your deck for up to 2 cards and put them in your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

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

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  1. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish


    No way. 'Tengoodbye'. The puns are on point. PLEASE keep that as the translation in English

    edit: I love how Shiftry's just flying hundreds of feet above ground. Just casually. Because why not.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
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  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    @Toinelay, one of the major translators from this site, translated this as "Shiftried Away", which is funnier to see. Either of the two won't make its way on the official translation anyways.
    • Shiftry - stage 2 and too awkward. It has some decency here and there. so watch out. Stage 2 tho. Rosa will be rotated. 3 Geodudes
    • Grapploct - we have a ton of switching options right now, at least it nullifies Air Baloon. 3-4
    • Hypno - bad first atk, bad second atk if you let to remove the special condition, unless that attack KOs. 3
    • Weavile - I don't know how will this thing works. 3-4
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
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  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    this has "Tengu" in the initial translation from this site.
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  4. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    At first I saw the Weavile and thought "huh, it must be water so it can actually use Rapid Strike Energy"... Then I saw the energy costs and the attacks.

    They're really allergic at anything other than Urshifu employing the Rapid Strike Energy well, huh? Mienshao and Zangoose are the only other Rapid Strike attackers that can make proper use out of it.
  5. Nyora A Cat


    Empoleon V, Zeraora V, Blaziken VMAX.
  6. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    Zeraora V still has an [L] cost remaining. Empoleon V still needs another [C] to cover the attack cost. Blaziken V-Max is a good example I missed.

    Still, almost all Single Strike attackers are somewhat compatible with Single Strike Energy and the added damage. Don't know why we keep getting attackers like Weavile, Luxray and Carnivine where Rapid Strike Energy does nothing other than provide [C][C].
  7. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer


    Whoever drew that Hypno knew exactly what they where doing
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  8. Hydroi-gon Casual Player


    Weavile: Is a Rapid Strike Pokemon
    Also Weavile: Needs only one energy to use its attacks
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  9. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    Shiftry: Nice first attack but not sure it is worth the effort to get a stage two Pokémon out since you do not draw prize cards. Only returning one Pokémon to the opponent's hand that also needs to have damage counters on it also makes it hard to bench the opponent.

    Grapploct: Nice ability but switching cards and stadium cards like Dark City bypass the retreat lock.

    Hypno: Despite the low attack cost removal of the inflicted special conditions kills this card. Otherwise it could at least pair with Weepinbell.

    Weavile: Love the low attack cost and the fact that it can be searched out with Octillery but the effect of the first attack vanishes if the opponent retreats in between turns which reduces the viability of this card a lot. Nasty Plot is nice but as an attack that naturally ends your turn it is real vulnerable to Marnie which renders the attack next to useless.
  10. FireLizard Dragon shipper


    Mienshao + Weavile deck change my mind
  11. flariados Aspiring Trainer


    So my opponent just attacked with Weavile, okay. *reads card*. Okay so if I just retreat it removes the effect? Okay cool.
  12. flariados Aspiring Trainer


    Gotta be room for Grapploct in Control, surely?
  13. FireLizard Dragon shipper


    I'm not sure about that
  14. Alolan Teddiursa Aspiring Trainer
    Alolan Teddiursa


    Too bad none of these would be good, at least in Expanded. I feel like evolution Pokemon are getting worse. Actually, no matter what they print, single prize attackers will never be good again unless ADP gets less dominant. Hopefully, A Pokemon with a ability similar to Pokemon Ranger could be printed to gain easier access (e.g. when you put this Pokemon into play, remove all effects of attacks in play). Boy, do I miss diversity.

    Amazing art though. Too bad the attacks are a bit underpowered.
  15. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer


    I think the Grapploct was designed with Marnie in mind - Reduce the hand sizes to 5 and 4 respectively, play a card to make both at 4, attack for 160, then hope your opponent dont have a Switch card next turn. Though, I feel like the attack is 1 [C] too expensive.

    It + Galar Mine + Tool Jammer could lock something up but as many have mentioned before we are in a format where 4 Switches (sometimes Escape Rope) are common. Not counting Bird Keeper and Scoop-up Net, either. You COULD bank on them not having the card in hand after a Marnie, but we're also in a format where card draw is bonkers.
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  16. LightYearLiam Avatar by ShadowLifeman


    Not sure how good they'll be, but some of these cards have pretty fun and interesting effects, which is always great to see. The Shiftry is especially intriguing.
  17. I'm a Sword! Aspiring Trainer
    I'm a Sword!


    Ok. If the ruling with Weavile attack is "even if they move to the bench," this has some serious potential in rapid strike decks. If the effect doesn't carry into the bench, well, meh.
  18. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    Unless otherwise stated in the card text itself effects on defending and attacking Pokémon vanish once they hit the bench. This rule allows Zacian V to attack on its next turn if you can switch it out of the active spot and back into the active spot on the next turn. If the effect of Weavile's first attack would stick even if the opponent is moved to the bench it would be good and definitely worth a consideration. The art looks awesome, though.
  19. RHowford Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Grapploct could be fun with Galar Mine, hammers etc.
  20. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer


    Slap Awake > Wake-Up Slap, a move that Hypno gets in the games.