(1) English X/Y Cards Revealed! [11/15]

xGallade

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Having the attacks name in Japanese text actually looks much better IMO. So glad they did this.
 

everydayspark

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So instead huge letters covering half of the picture we have huge, incomprehensible letters covering half of the picture
 

Scattered mind

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I like it.Makes Mega Pokemon cards have there own thing that will help them be unique from all the regular EX Pokemon.
 

PokePhD

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Oddly enough, the English version looks better than the Japanese version..

I may need to rethink my collecting goals.
 

Momaster12

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Wowza, the Japanese text looks a million times better! However, like the Japanese versions, the M before the Name looks quite ugly and out of place.

Oh and I'm calling it now, Delphox and Greninja are gonna be in a good deal of rouge decks.
 

CMP

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Yeah, the Japanese makes it look better but that doesn't mean it looks good. Thankfully I can pick up a single card of each Pokémon for my Pokédex Collection (no Megas, they aren't new Pokémon) and call it a day!
 

Bisharp'sCloak

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I must say I never expected the attack artwork to be in Japanese! That's actually pretty cool. I'm still not crazy for the attacks being written over the picture, but I like what they've done there. A clever idea, if you ask me. Now I know why the attack name was in English in the Japanese card! :p Maybe the TCG's trying to teach English players how to speak Japanese and vice versa!
 

Xous

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I had a feeling they'd go the "text becomes Japanese" route when I saw the Japanese cards had the attacks in English. Still not a fan of the choice to plaster it over the artwork, and I agree with everydayspark's post.

Ugly Megas aside, the other cards look great. It's too bad the images are so small - I was hoping for higher resolution images like they'd put out for a few of the recent sets.
 

Furn

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The fact that katakana generally has a lot of space in the characters really helps it stop looking as blocky as it does in English.

Too bad about no holo borders yet again.
 

Machamp The Champion

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I wish I could be the cool guy who has a different opinion than everyone else, but I gotta agree that the Japanese text looks better. It's still ugly, and really bizarre, but it's acceptable now.

Did I read Greninja wrong, or did the original Translation have it wrong? The card is definitely a lot better now; not having to waste an attachment on it. Along with Empoleon, a Kyurem deck would probably like this card.

I'm really glad my predictions on Evo Soda going through the Mega Evolution effect were wrong. It says in the ruling box "When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution Pokemon" which means Evo Soda won't work.

Also, something I thought I'd mention is that on the Pokemon website, it says there are 141 cards in the set. There's no way that's right. The third digit is almost definitely a 6, or maybe a 5 or an 8, but definitely not 1. I wish Pokemon put up better quality card scans.
 

scuba steveE

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Meh, the Japanese text doesn't really change it for me, I still think it doesn't flow with the card well. "Ruins the card" is a bit of a overreaction, the cards overall still look very good. I think people will eventually get use to it.
 

Pokewiz1999

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Despite the Japanese text (Which I actually like.... Sorta) I love M Blastoise-EX's art. Might make M-Blastoise/Blastoise/KeldeoStone for fun.
 

AlexanderTheAwesome

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Four Arms said:
I wish I could be the cool guy who has a different opinion than everyone else, but I gotta agree that the Japanese text looks better. It's still ugly, and really bizarre, but it's acceptable now.

Did I read Greninja wrong, or did the original Translation have it wrong? The card is definitely a lot better now; not having to waste an attachment on it. Along with Empoleon, a Kyurem deck would probably like this card.

I'm really glad my predictions on Evo Soda going through the Mega Evolution effect were wrong. It says in the ruling box "When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution Pokemon" which means Evo Soda won't work.

Also, something I thought I'd mention is that on the Pokemon website, it says there are 141 cards in the set. There's no way that's right. The third digit is almost definitely a 6, or maybe a 5 or an 8, but definitely not 1. I wish Pokemon put up better quality card scans.

I would put money on it that there is 145 or 146
 

Momaster12

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Just realized that there is only about 70 Pokémon this Gen, so does that mean we could get each Gen 6 Pokémon in this set? (Minus Zygarde)
 
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