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

asdjklghty

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Hopefully Steel still sees major play so Steel Shelter nullifies all this card's doings.

Why does Haunter confuse itself in active?
To "balance things out" by not being "one sided". TPCi has been trying too hard to make things affect both players, making the strategies not as good as they could be. I think this is in response to the Toad.
 

TokenDuelist

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I'm really loving the art on this one~ It's so cute and stylized. I would love to see more art like that in the future.
 

Kalyst

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I kind of like this little guy! I was mad disappointed when they didn't print an Imakuni type Supporter or Item that auto confused because I wanted to use the XY Inkay with the Evo ability to go into Malamar quicker. But now we get this guy and I'm sure they'll make a nasty Gengar to go along with him. Plus hey he doesn't get stopped by Wobb, so that's a thing.

Yay for Rainbow for another few years! Happy with my League Promo WOTC playset I have I picked up a while ago.
 

MegaButterfree

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Sigh

I hate to say this, but the artwork on Haunter and this whole set in general, is just....bad.

One of the two Mewtwo EX's has the derpiest artwork in history, and all of the other Mewtwo cards don't look that special.

Glalie EX's artwork is unbearably bland. I know its a Pokemon that's really just a ball, but making the whole card blue doesn't fix anything.

Really, out of all of the cards that have been revealed so far, the only good one is Mega Glalie EX, which looks a ton better than the non-mega form.

That's exactly what I was thinking...much of the artwork in this set so far really misses the mark...and quite a few almost seem like bootleg-grade illustrations.
 

TheWicky

Random and evil: first one, then the other
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This Haunter was made to be in a deck that favors evolution. Evolve your Gastly on the bench, then evolve your active mon to check your own Confusion.

Which is annoying, because Gallade is the only potential evolved mon revealed so far worthy of being in the Active space. Not entirely sure if Full Heals and Switches make any better use in your deck. This set is kind of hard to justify working together so far...
 

Empoleon_master

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Anyone else still hyped about the Cressellia? It's a freaking 110 HP non-EX with a nearly instant free retreat cost.
 

bbninjas

Ready or Not!
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This Haunter was made to be in a deck that favors evolution. Evolve your Gastly on the bench, then evolve your active mon to check your own Confusion.

Which is annoying, because Gallade is the only potential evolved mon revealed so far worthy of being in the Active space. Not entirely sure if Full Heals and Switches make any better use in your deck. This set is kind of hard to justify working together so far...
Sparkling Robe is a good counter.
 

Empoleon_master

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Not if it isn't playable.
It's not meant to be used for its sucky attack, it's meant to be used as a basic you can start with, and not worry about starting with another thing you'd prefer you don't start with. It has a lot of potential for decks that don't have a good starter like Vespiquen, would you rather start with combee or a 110 hp basic that you can retreat into vespiquen the second you play down giant plant forest?
 

Shiny Xard

'Cuz why not.
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It's not meant to be used for its sucky attack, it's meant to be used as a basic you can start with, and not worry about starting with another thing you'd prefer you don't start with. It has a lot of potential for decks that don't have a good starter like Vespiquen, would you rather start with combee or a 110 hp basic that you can retreat into vespiquen the second you play down giant plant forest?
If someone puts something like one in a deck, then most of the time your starting hand wouldn't include it, and Cress would be almost useless at that point.
 

FlippersMCgee

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It's not meant to be used for its sucky attack, it's meant to be used as a basic you can start with, and not worry about starting with another thing you'd prefer you don't start with. It has a lot of potential for decks that don't have a good starter like Vespiquen, would you rather start with combee or a 110 hp basic that you can retreat into vespiquen the second you play down giant plant forest?
You'd need to add 4 copies of Cressellia to reliably start with it, which takes up deck space for something that really, isn't good. At all. It's a terrible card, but like the rest of them, we'll have to wait and seE
 

Rozureido

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Parallel City is #58. Rainbow Energy is #59. No Special Water or Fire Energy yet again...

What's the hold up TPC?

Also assuming Double Colorless is in Red Flash (Rainbow to help Mega Mewtwo X, DCE to help Mega Mewtwo Y).
 

Pinecone

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They have 2 specials left to hit every type, Fire and Water. The 2 sets are RED flash and BLUE impact. They decide to not print them... o_O

I'm worried we won't get them and the XY special energy set will forever be incomplete.
 
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