Swampert, Zoroark, Palossand from ‘Eevee Heroes!’

Swampert, Zoroark, and Palossand have been revealed from Eevee Heroes! Once again these cards were revealed by Pokemon Taiwan so they’re written in Traditional Chinese, not Japanese. Thanks goes to Bangiras and Law T. for the translations!

Swampert – Water – HP170
Stage 2 – Evolves from Marshtomp

Ability: Mud Maker
Once during your turn, you may attach a [W] or [F] Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon.

[W][C][C] Earthquake: 180 damage. This attack does 20 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Zorua – Darkness – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Rear Kick: 30 damage.

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

Zoroark – Darkness – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Zorua

Ability: Illusion Transformation
Search your discard pile for a Stage 1 Evolution card (excluding any Zoroark). Discard this Pokemon and all cards attached to it, then put the new Pokemon in this one’s position.

[C][C] Darkness Blast: 70 damage.

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

Palossand – Psychic – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Sandygast

[P][C][C] Gloomy Sand: 120 damage.

[P][P][P][C] Sand Storm Pressure: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Basic Pokemon, it is Knocked Out.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 4

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  1. huupie2 Aspiring Trainer


    Zoroark sounds like ditto prism star with extra steps. Kinda funky, I like it! Maybe a weird way to get vmaxes into play for some weird ass deck?
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  2. SceptileSquad Leaf Blade!


    Swampert looks kinda cool, but that Zoroark is giving me serious Mew3 vibes. This pretty much turns Zorua into a ditto prism star, so many creative combos can come out of this!
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  3. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    Would not be that sure about it. Zoroark specifies stage 1 evolution Pokémon and Pokémon Vmax technically are not stage 1 evolvution Pokémon. Also note that Zoroark discards any cards attached to him incl. energies.
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  4. huupie2 Aspiring Trainer


    Oh, good points. Still could be cool in the future though!
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  5. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


    Where does the [F] part on Swampert come from? I don't see any [F] symbol in the text.
  6. Nyora A Cat


    It's there, just partially hidden.
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  7. LostSalamence LOST: The End


    Darn that artwork on Swampert is great!
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  8. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer


    How is Swampert's ability is a worse Hurricane Charge (from UNM Dragonite) when they're both Stage 2s with similar HP? I really hope that's a mistranslation...
  9. FireLizard Dragon shipper


    If you charge fast Palossand,there's no Pokèmon that will survive(I think)
  10. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
    Rocket The Shellos


    zoroark could be decent in stage 1 expanded decks considering theres an ascention zorua
    swampert is is just a worse frosmoth/coalossal, unless theyre printing a new dragon type garchomp that's really good i doubt itll see any play
  11. fleshrum April in Kalos...

    Advanced Member Member

    It should be both, right? It's so strange that it isn't a "and." Hope it is a mistranslation.

    Zoroark is really cool. I'm thinking... Zoroark into PLB4 Cradily, Lifesplosion into ???, profit! Good with the stage1 Omastar too.
    Last edited: May 7, 2021
  12. Michael Stadler Aspiring Trainer
    Michael Stadler


    Again, new evolution lines that won't see any play because it can't compete with Vs and Vmaxs, and honselty can't even compete against the rare playable non-V decks like spiritomb or mad party.

    I'm still waiting for the day we get a playable stage 2 single prize deck. The last one that was worth playing is Greninja Break or I missed one?
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    • Zorua/Zoroark - is this is the way to cheat Stage 1s into play like Ditto did, this will open up opportunity for Stage 1s with good abilities. Although you need to leave 4 spaces for the 2-2 Zoroark line though. 3/4-5
    • Swampert - It ain't a draw, but it's a nice energy accel if you can Turn 2 this one. 4
    • Palossand - forget about this one. 2-3
  14. fleshrum April in Kalos...

    Advanced Member Member

    Gardevoir GX, Fossils was good in the early tag team meta... Lost March, kinda?
  15. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
    Rocket The Shellos


    also are we sure the Inteleon SR is from SWSH base set and not the Rapid Strike one from Matchless Fighters? It seemed like every SR from E block sets only went as far back as Amazing Volt Tackle/Vivid Voltage as everything prior to that was covered in Shiny Star V. That would also mean we could get the Single Strike Cinderace and Rapid Strike Rillaboom as SRs in the upcoming twin sets
  16. AliceVoltaire Aspiring Trainer


    Whoa I LOVE that Swampert, in Expanded that's going to be a good Archie's target for Fighting decks for sure. Finally something to help fill the void of losing Maxie's.

    Zoroark Box is going to be hype as heck, I'm already theorycrafting it. Some ideas that immediately come to mind: Aerodactyl/Golisopod, Whimsicott/Garbodor, Primeape/Donphan, any other multi Stage 1 deck could all become more consistent by relying on a single Stage 1 line instead of two. Altaria, Beheeyem, Honchkrow-GX, Galarian Weezing are fairly easy techs that give you the ability to shift to a control strategy. Finally, some assorted Pokemon I'm considering playing around with are Rhydon UNB, Toxtricity DAA, Alolan Sandslash-GX, Noctowl SSH, Flapple RCL. This is going to be a VERY fun card.
  17. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    I can see Zoroark as a means to put the new Galarian Weezing into play that increases all Darkness energy attached to cards with Weezing in their name by one. The main reason here is that you want to play both Weezing and Galarian Weezing in this deck but you are limited to four Koffing in total. Zoroark could help the deck to bypass this limitation.
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  18. JaxuTCG i love swinub


    Calyrex Palossand lol

    Also Zoroark is pretty good, kinda like that old Ditto but for stage 1s
  19. srsrox Aspiring Trainer


    Man, that Zoroark reminds me of Brock's Ninetales... not exactly the same thing, but the things you can do with this card are super exciting!
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  20. NicoNoo Meta/budget player


    The obvious problem with all this Zoroark theorymonning is that in most of these cases you are removing 1 hoop (having the original basic and your evolution in play) for another (having zoroa and zoroark in play, AND the stage 1 you want in discard).

    For decks that only use a single stage 1, this obviously does nothing - your deck needs to play 2 or more stage 1 lines, or have an innate limitation on the number of stage 1s you could otherwise place in your bench or the easiness of it. Another thing to keep in mind is that this obviously requires a lot more of deck focus - Ditto was a 1-of, while this requires at least 4 spots on your deck alongside stuff to discard the desired stage 1 into your discard.

    As this comes up after rotation, there's no purpose on theorycrafting with non-galar fossils and TEU-SWSH cards. These have better support in expanded. We also lose Dedenne so there goes our best discard tool, so we'll have to make do with Quick Ball and deck specific trainers.

    So Zoroark is currently limited to stuff like Weezing/Galarian Weezing deck from Chilling Reign, or rare fossil decks - because honestly, the support for Rare Fossil currently sucks. Also hypothetical Snorunt/Rockruff/stage 1s that evolve from the same basic decks that already exist on expanded, or can be added later to the game. Still, that's not half bad. It's definitely far more useful than the random trash that fills 80% of our sets.
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