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

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  1. NotSeen Aspiring Trainer
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    The video is awfully cool. I know about videos for TCG from earlier, but (in my opinion, of course), THIS ONE really motivates me and I already can't wait to have some of those cards. Even if they're not THAT GREAT on the paper, the video still adds the fuel to that.
     
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  2. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Oh,this sounds like an amazing set!
     
  3. DangerLiam Aspiring Trainer
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    It's a shame it's taken this long to work out the "Rule Box" wording, feel like that could have gotten around a number of problems with GX, V, EX and so forth.
     
  4. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Loving the reveals so far!
     
  5. flariados Aspiring Trainer
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    These cards remind me of the Team Magma and Team Aqua cards from 2004, complete with the special energies, trainers and support Pokemon. Also the focal two Pokemon (Kyogre/Ground and the Urshifus). The more I think about it, the more similar it feels.
     
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  6. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    what's the point of that empoleon ability? "rule box" pokemon are the only basics you'd really want to be blocking the abilities of. they must be terrified of tanking crobat/dedenne's value
     
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  7. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Urishifuru Rapid Strike looks really bad, even with ACOG Scope it won't be 1-shotting anything on the bench. Who would have thought that a slow and methodical approach won't really fit a ridiculously fast format?

    Single Strike on the other hand can OHKO basically any GX, so I expect to see a lot of it. It even gets to set itself up on Turn 1.
     
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  8. flariados Aspiring Trainer
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    They remind me more of the Team Magma vs Team Aqua cards from 2004.
     
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  9. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Neat. I always like the label/faction-based card gimmicks like SP and Owner's Pokemon. Having Trainer & Energy cards count as the type of cards + having an opposing faction was something I felt was missing from last gen's Ultra Beast mechanic. Makes the cards more fun to collect for me.
     
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  10. flariados Aspiring Trainer
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    Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX and Telescophic sight + Goons for free Dedenne KOs sounds good.
     
  11. The Fish 0.o
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    The Rapid Strike poster is hilarious to me. Loving the art on both of them.
     
  12. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    What is this 'rule box' terminology on the empoleon card, is that to also target EX cards too?
     
  13. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    2 Rebel Clash Coalossal(Ability) + Dojo + Single-Strike Energy + Vitality Band = 1HKO to VMAXes that are NOT Psychics and/or Fliers(Colorless cards that are Flying-type in the VGs) in the event you have more Prizes remaining than your opponent...

    Empoleon V changed the regular game. No more Rillaboom ability use, no more Perrserker add-on damage from ADPZ, and even no more V/GX damage-blocking from Decidueye, as all of the above will be stripped of the Abilities that allow those things to happen, but in order to make such stripping happen, Empoleon V has to stay in the Active spot.

    ^ If you have a Yanmega or some other pokemon that can switch out after attacking in deck to ensure the opponent can't use their Abilities on their turn...

    Yes. If Scoop-Up Net had the same terminology, maybe we wouldn't have seen Shaymin-EX banned from Expanded as quick as it actually happened...
     
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  14. The Fish 0.o
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    Empoleon's ability only works on basic pokemon...
     
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  15. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh?

    Then it's not that significant... maybe except for the Primate Wisdom Oranguru, and maybe both Jirachis w/ draw Abilities(TEU & VVO)...
     
  16. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Who approved that art for Empoleon V? It's horrible. Look at that thing's face.
     
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  17. The Fish 0.o
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    But then the booster pack artwork is glorious...
     
  18. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Agreed. They did Empoleon justice on the pack art.
     
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  19. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
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    going to make people mad at the game. ok i will use those cards
     
  20. The Fish 0.o
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    Yep. I also love how he's just flying in the Rapid Strike poster (Kecleon hype woooooo). I wonder if they'll make a VMAX of the penguin boyo. Then again, the booster pack art doesn't have any red auras around it.


    Also, just realised that Mustard can cheat the rather useful stage 1s and 2s into play.
     

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