'Battle Style' is March's Set, Introduces New Single Strike and Rapid Strike Cards!

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  1. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    Theres a lot of really good stage 2s atm, so this lifesplosion orbeetle is very welcome :)
     


  2. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    And with heavy hearts we must choose Orbeetle over Cradilly in expanded because it's more consistent. You will be missed.
     
  3. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Did you just say instant stage 2 playability? No basics, no stage 1s, no rare candies, no nothing? Is this the card we’ve all been waiting for?! (Which, ironically, is on a stage 2)
     
  4. srsrox Aspiring Trainer
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    Not really. Cradily is easier with Alolan Exeggutor and Rowlet.
     
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  5. CharizaedXbest Aspiring Trainer
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    both cards are good, the camping gear might be better
    but the orbeetle is about to be insane
    in standard this card with 4 energy means getting out all the most powerful cards in the game no penelty
    not bdif off the bat
    but very very good
    and yeah its omastar basically
     
  6. Clam Almost decent
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    Camping gear seems interesting I don't know how good it is at the price of your turn you get any card in your deck which seems pretty nice, although beware of Marnie if you are tempted to use this card :p
     
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  7. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    Could you first turn get a blipbug out and try and find evolution incense and skyla and then the next turn use skyla to find the rare candy? It would sort of be like having 8 rare candies if you had 4 skyla and 4 rare candy, it would be your supporter for the turn though.
     
  8. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    Greens exploration could be better actually if you don't have many Pokémon with abilities in your deck
     
  9. MagnaDrake Aspiring Trainer
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    That Orbeetle could possibly fetch a Stage 2 GX if you're up for some funny shenanigans.
     
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  10. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Triple acceleration energy! No one has mentioned it.
     
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  11. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
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    Awesome!! Lifesplosion is back and this time, it’s meant to accommodate Triple Accel and DCE!! It’s finally time to bust out my Hatterene/Orbeetle SSH control deck, hehehehe.
     
  12. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Unfortunately Orbeetle cannot bench other Orbeetle cards ;).
     
  13. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
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    can't you use orbeetle with something in expanded?
     
  14. CardPone Delta Species is best species
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    Lifesplosion has always been one of my favorite attacks in the whole TCG, so it's awesome to see one of my favorite effects making a comeback in the tcg. Is it better than Cradily? That remains to be seen. My decks that worked Lifesplosion thrived off of Lileep not being a basic by started with an energy accelerating Pokémon like Rayquaza or Shining Mew to pump Cradily so full of energy by turn 2 that he can't think straight. I'd like to see if I can do the same with Orbeetle.
     
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  15. Clam Almost decent
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    The card says its zen headbutt attack does 120 but the translations say it does only 100 damage
     
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  16. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Every set is going to be another Champion's Path or Vivid Voltage until scalpers and streamers find a new shiny toy to ruin or TPCi actually decides to take a break from swimming in their pools of scalper money to do something about their print runs not meeting demand.
     
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  17. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
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    well if orbeetle has evolutions with something like the adaptive evolution ability then this is broken
     
  18. kingK4RP Who doesn't love a good old Magikarp?
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    Ah, that’s true. But, I could still Candy into another Orbeetle, it’s not the end of the world.
     
  19. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    See for players that mean a reprint but then again I am a collector and it does kinda bother me that the whole definition is based on player viewpoints, kinda silly isn't it? :p For me, the reprint is based on the same artwork, and yea there should be key points put also on player aspects like text, functionality. But then again kinda no point to argue because when it comes to definitions and lore plot holes Pokemon companies very often mess these things, which I wish they actually spent more time to make clear definitions and actually spend more time trying to reach for perfection on the quality of the brand which is a good quality standard already if I may say so.
     
  20. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    TPCi doesn't make money off scalping, but yeah. I think things will calm down a bit in a post-COVID world when people aren't stuck at home and feeling nostalgic for the good old days when there wasn't a raging pandemic
     

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