Baltoy and Claydol Revealed from ‘Sky Stream’

A new Baltoy and a new Claydol have just been revealed from S7R ‘Sky Stream’, which releases in Japan on July 9th.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations.

Baltoy – Fighting – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Smack: 20 damage.

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


Claydol – Fighting – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Baltoy

[C][C] Rapid Spin: 30 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon. If you do, your opponent switches their Active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon.

[F][F] Ancient Seal: Put damage counters on your opponent’s Active Pokemon until its remaining HP is 60.

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

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  1. JaxuTCG i love swinub
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    Not a Cosmic Power reprint, therefore its bad
     
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  2. UrGardevoir_callsmeMaster Aspiring Trainer
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    Would probably be half decent if it was a rapid strike or single strike.

    just throw it on the nothing special pile
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Baltoy/Claydol - another bland card after Drampa. 2/2-3
     
  4. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    Seems ok with Quick Shooter Inteleon. Also didn't know Claydol could levitate that high. Imagine a squadron of them droning through the mountains...
     
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  5. Halcyonseer Aspiring Trainer
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    It would have been so cool if Claydol was Rapid Strike (Rapid Strike Energy)
     
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  6. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    It's weird that they put a worse version of the attack Rapidash V has on a Stage 1. That said, the dependence of using this type of attack to combat overgrown Pokemon isn't that interesting to play with.
     
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  7. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Claydol’s an interesting looking card! Might be a fun pick for Mid- or perhaps Mid-High power level cubes! I say Mid- and Mid-High because I’m not sure how balanced 120 HP on a stage 1 is in Mid or whether Ancient Seal is too strong for Mid. Regardless, a fun SWSH card for cubes based around more middling power levels.
     
  8. professsorpoke yes 3 S's is not a typo
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    This would be at least playable and interesting if it were Rapid Strike.... Sigh.
     
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  9. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
    treeckonation

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    ok so i can use these cards to make some vmaxes go down to 60hp
     
  10. Nos Aspiring Trainer
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    Is it worse because you have to pay 2 specific typed energy rather than colorless? Because Rpaidash V lowers their HP to 100, while Claydol lowers it to 60. If this worked with Twin Energy I could actually see it have some fringe use, like with Inteleon.
     
  11. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    SWSH really loves printing the same Pokemon over and over and over... this is our fourth Baltoy card in 2 years.
     
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  12. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Rapidash works on any Pokémon. This just works on active.
     
  13. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

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    Oh boyyyyy. I can't wait to spend $4 on a pack only for this discount version of the sparkle pony V to be in the Rare slot
     
  14. Nos Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh I gotcha, dang this is a big downgrade then.
     
  15. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    Even without that, double-F is an awful cost compared to double-colorless. That 40 damage barely makes a difference.
     
  16. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

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    I'm all for forgotten Pokémon, but this is what, the 3rd reprint of Baytol/Claydol in the same year? What about Hariyama that hasn't had a card since SM base set? What about giving Conkeldurr its first ever Rule box card? Mamoswine who hasn't gotten a card since Crimson Invasion?

    I assume there must be a bias concerning how japanese the concept of the dogu is, but I can't be the only one bothered by it.
     
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  17. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    I always wondered how they choose their pokemon for the TCG. And I was just thinking about Hariyama recently too. This got me curious and went through the list of pokemon....they print ALOT of claydol and Aggron...
     
  18. sonicjms Bench, Call, Ride, Summon, Cast
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    Perhaps the amount of HP is why this pair isn't a Hariyama line, the SM01 line had 80 and 130hp respectively and we'd expect higher on these after 4-5 years
     
  19. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    It’s an Uncommon. What you SHOULD be worried about is pulling THREE of these in one pack! :)

    Remember DCE is expanded only. Not that that makes Claydol more viable in the OFFICIAL standard format.

    Has anyone else made the connection that both Aggron and Claydol were owned by Steve Stone, who is also one of the few Pokémon characters whose last name we know?
    Sus.
     
  20. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Genuinely doubt that's the case. All our latest Steelix cards are all between 170-190 HP value, they printed a 190 hp Copperajah. He would be around that ballpark, maybe 180 hp.