'Blue Impact' / 'Red Flash' Japan's XY8 Sets, Next Set Block Titled 'XY: BREAK!'

Rozureido

Aspiring Trainer
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Mega Mewtwo Y does not hit for Weakness. The attack specifically states to ignore weakness.

I forgot about that. Even better than.

Unless some sort of easy to use supporter lock also comes with this set I don't see how Maxie's Gallade decks won't be tier 1 next season.
 

TheStrictNein

Has tried turning it off and on again
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I forgot about that. Even better than.

Unless some sort of easy to use supporter lock also comes with this set I don't see how Maxie's Gallade decks won't be tier 1 next season.

Eh.

Maxie's suffers from losing Exeggcute. Unreliable hand control starts to become an issue, as Eggs get you out of some nasty positions.

I think it'll be strong, but Rogue.

Hence why we didn't consider Blastoise Keldeo Tier 1 anymore simply due to Archie's requirement.
 

Robin Aisaga

Ginger Lillie > Regular Lillie
Member
Very pleased to see a good stage 2 Pokémon. It's a fighting type. Needless to say that's great because of all the fighting support (Which is the best support along with fairy if you ask me). Though it would be great if you could get Gallade from your discard pile with Maxie's hidden ball trick, that's just a tech and shouldn't be the focus in any deck.

YES! A way to use Great Ball :p

Uhm... Does it matter how you arrange your top 5 cards when you use Great ball? I mean It's still the same 7 cards you're taking a look at?
 

TheStrictNein

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Alakazam maybe due to the Uri Geller, though I'd expect it to be over at this point.

The problem is they could only really release an Alakazam EX or an Abra that allows immediate evolution to Alakazam, which would in turn make Alakazam have a Stage 1's power level rather than a stage 2.
 

CYL

All hail Eevee!
Member
The problem is they could only really release an Alakazam EX or an Abra that allows immediate evolution to Alakazam, which would in turn make Alakazam have a Stage 1's power level rather than a stage 2.
I thought they would have gotten over it by now. That was 2000 - they still haven't settled it yet?
 

asdjklghty

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Wowzas! That Gallade art is really awesome - it reminds me of Rising Rivals actually. Surprises me that 5ban made it, actually, it looks really detailed!

What makes the card so good, imo, is that the Ability has great synergy with Maxie. You can use the ability to rearrange the top cards so you can guarantee the right draw to stream Maxies. What perhaps worries is me is with such a good card there is possibly going to be a Supporter locker also released in this set.

I forgot about that. Even better than.

Unless some sort of easy to use supporter lock also comes with this set I don't see how Maxie's Gallade decks won't be tier 1 next season.

Have y'all forgotten about the frozen Ice Cream Cone?
 

Whitney's Miltanks

Milk Maniac
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I find it interesting how similar this card is to ancient trait Swampert with them both being the two types for Maxie and Archie to play. Having access to fighting support and needing one less energy attachment without sacrificing damage output if you use DCE makes it faster as an attacker (although with lower damage output), but I'd say Swampert's ability is far more useful as a support pokemon, which stage 2 pokemon are better suited for.
 

CYL

All hail Eevee!
Member
Who's the judge? Like, doesn't he/she understand that it's Uri Geller they're dealing with? The specialist in (losing) lawsuits?
Did they have to take 15 years? We're still waiting for the next Kadabra around here, which on a side note, can actually bend spoons with psychic powers. Unlike someone.
 

TheStrictNein

Has tried turning it off and on again
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Who's the judge? Like, doesn't he/she understand that it's Uri Geller they're dealing with? The specialist in (losing) lawsuits?
Did they have to take 15 years? We're still waiting for the next Kadabra around here, which on a side note, can actually bend spoons with psychic powers. Unlike someone.

The problem is that Uri won't drop the case and Nintendo won't pay. One side can't conclusively disprove the other so as long as they have the money, the court's will let them keep fighting.
 

Luispipe8

Pokémon Professor
Member
I can definitely see potential in this card, and I'll probably try to make it work regardless, since it's my favorite Pokemon. :p But still, 130 + Muscle Band + Fighting Stadium + Strong Energy = 190, which OHKO's all Basic EX except for Gengar, which is quite strong. And you could even attack a DCE to allow the streaming and still hit for a lot.
 

RealSlim

Dragons Breeder
Member
It was me. Mostly because of this:



I mean, he did such an awesome job in the last set (Kyurem-EX and specially Giratina-EX - I even put it on my avatar as you can see)... but yes, I admit, this is u.a.f.! (Although, IMO, Mewtwo was always a bit ugly).
Either this was an occasional miss that happens to every artist, or maybe we'll have to see more Planeta cards in the future to see if he's actually a consistent good artist...

Anyway, in regards to playability... This is a recent trend. EXs with megas have been quite bad lately, because they want us to use the Megas... Psyburn doing 120 for [P][P][C][C] is freakin' annoying...
I was not talking about you! :p I was talking in general :) As you said, every artist can miss an artwork! :)
 

CYL

All hail Eevee!
Member
It can OHKO Gengar, right? 190 - 20 (resistance) = 170, unless Hard Charm. But if I start 'unless'ing, then anything might not get knocked out, so yeah.
 
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