More “Incandescent Arcana” Cards Revealed!

Several more cards have been revealed from Incandescent Arcana, which releases in Japan on September 2nd. Many of the cards from the set should become part of our Silver Tempest set in November.

Thanks goes to JustInBasil and Toine L. for the translations!

Serperior V – Grass – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[C] Noble Light: Heal 30 damage from each Pokemon in play.

[G][C][C] Solar Beam: 120 damage.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Serperior VSTAR – Grass – HP270
VSTAR – Evolves from Serperior V

[G][C][C] Royal Tornado: 190 damage. Move any amount of Energy from your Pokemon to your other Pokemon in any way you like.

[G] Coiling Star (VSTAR Power): 60x damage. This attack 60 damage for each Energy attached to this Pokemon. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 VSTAR Power in a game.)

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Mewtwo – Psychic – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C] Psypump: Attach up to 2 [P] Energy from your discard pile to 1 of your Pokemon.

[P][P][C] Limit Break: 90+ damage. If your opponent has 3 or fewer Prize cards remaining, this attack does 90 more damage.

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


Zacian – Metal – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[M] Battle Legion: 20+ damage. This attack does 10 more damage for each of your Benched Pokemon. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness or any other effect on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[M][C][C] Slicing Blade: 100 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 2


Zamazenta – Metal – HP130
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Metal Shield
If this Pokemon has any Energy attached to it, it takes 30 less damage from attacks.

[M][M][C] Revenge: 100+ damage. If any of your Pokemon were Knocked Out during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does 120 more damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 2


Ho-Oh V – Colorless – HP230
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Rebirth Flames
Once during your turn, if this card is in your discard pile, you may put this card onto your Bench. If you do, attach up to 4 basic Energy cards from your discard pile to this Pokemon. If you use this Ability, your turn ends.

[C][C][C][C] Rainbow Burn: 100+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each type of basic Energy attached to this Pokemon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Swablu – Colorless – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Continuous Spin: 20x damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 20 damage for each heads.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 1


Altaria – Colorless – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Swablu

[C][C] Magical Echo: Move all damage counters from 1 of your Benched Pokemon to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Wind Blast: 90 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 1

TandemTCG

Aspiring Trainer
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And no chance of Ho Oh reappearing in Paradigm Trigger? I’m not familiar with how they structure the Japanese sets
Not as a V. It would basically be moving Heaven and Earth for us to get an alternate art of Ho-Oh V. Sorry. At least this art we have been shown today is illustrated by the best artist IMO!
 

FireLizard

A man who knows nothing about proportions.
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Finally Serperior gets the glory he deserved.Waiting for the full line tho.

Also HO-OH EX IS BAAAAAAAACK!
 

N's Rhyperior

Pokebeach's The Rhyperior = YouTube's N
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Not really, your turn does end remember. They kinda nerf Ho-oh EX.
Finally Serperior gets the glory he deserved.Waiting for the full line tho.

Also HO-OH EX IS BAAAAAAAACK!
Serperior V/VSTAR - You have Gardenia, you do flat KO on Vs, meh. Nothing special. VSTAR Power is just an auto-OHKO. Nice CSR tho. 3/3
Ho-oh V - They nerf Ho-oh EX, that's it! Basically Ho-oh EX, except its Colorless and has nerfed ability. Idk why people didn't emphasized more on this card. 3-4 You basically taking free 2 prizes and easily been gusted away by Boss' Orders, unless you have some cards to pair with. A 1-of it seems.
Swablu/Altaria - meh. I don't see a Stage 1 have potential. Basically swapping 200 dmg to Vs for a Double Turbo? We've some cards that has that. 3/3
Mewtwo - meh. 2-3
Zacian - If its 1 energy 120, I would be impressed. 3
Zamazenta - what's with all these bland single-prized cards? It seems these designed for GLC format, not Standard format. Don't get me started for the complicated attack on Zamazenta. 3 energy alone really hinders it. 2-3
 

Dark Espeon

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Zamazenta - what's with all these bland single-prized cards? It seems these designed for GLC format, not Standard format. Don't get me started for the complicated attack on Zamazenta. 3 energy alone really hinders it. 2-3

Zamazenta seems to have potential in a Lost Zone Box that runs Metal Energy. You can power it up in one turn with a manual attachment and Mirage Gate to hit for a solid 220 damage on a one-prize Pokémon with essentially HP 160.
 

fleshrum

April in Kalos...
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So it's basically a reprint of the Ho-oh from Dragons Exalted.
this Ho-oh is much, MUCH better. That had 160HP, ability worked on a coin flip, only attached 3 energy, and capped at 80 damage without further attachment or set up. VirGen rising in popularity made it particularly good, ohko with pluspower or another single attachment. The deck is basically a Mewtwo EX variant, but still.

Ho-oh is my favorite old school deck, to the point where I have it in paper to this day. This type of attack is super fun as well, cause it's always a chore to set up. I have fond memories of ohko-ing my friends' M-Kyogres with a Vivillon XY powered by a Togekiss RSK. To say nothing of Skittles back in the DPPt era.

Man, we talk alot about power creep, but this just makes me feel old and crotchety. Obviously 80 damage with minimal setup is not what it used to be, but seeing a cool old card recreated in this way, completely eclipsing the new one in power... I don't know why exactly, but I'm really sad now.