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Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Water Pokémon Master, May 28, 2018.
My reaction to Suicune GX's Ability:
These are both p. good. The illustrations also look nice. I'm happy.
EDIT: Oh, right, the other two...Suicune is meh and Tyranitar is ok I guess??? That ability can be a bit annoying.
The Tyranitar has SOO much potential. Ability is beyond amazing, attack is decent, GX attack could be used to automatically send one of your opponents pokemon to the lost zone, and it has pretty hefty HP. I guess my main problem is that dark types don't have a lot of support, but we will see when more of Dark Order gets revealed. I hope we get something energy acceleration related so Tyranitar can be even better.
Oh and also beware of Mosquito Johnny Bravo.
So tyranitar is literally just A Marowak GX’s GX move. Over and over again. That is completely broken.
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Intelligent Japenese speakers get on translations for that DNA energy and react hammer!
Whoah! The ability on that Tyranitar is ridiculous. Too bad it's a stage two with wonky energy requirements.
Suicune GX? And it is actually pretty damn good. Built in Acerola effect plus reduced damage is always a plus. Could see play in Greninja.
OK, I really want to know what the Faba supporter and Lusamine Prism do. Waiting patiently for the translations...
On another note: f*ck yeah Forretress. That second attack is probably some sort of self-destruction thing though.
Just looking at the cards, there's a MooMoo Milk reprint.
So much news today, this is great!
Looks like we have that React Hammer the new Meowth was hinting at.
Using my phone's crappy machine translation, it looks like unown's ability gives you a win condition if you have 35 cards in your hand???
If true, it's the king of all meme decks. I'm calling it now.
The other Unown looks like you get a win if there are 66 damage counters on the board. That actually seems kind of doable in a casual setting.
It looks like it's Shrine of Memories in Energy form
I think it's your side only? Guess we'll see soon enough.
MISSING is 12 supporters in opponent's lost zone for win I believe, also maybe slightly feasible.
I like the new hammer!
(Discard one energy from any Pokemon on the field to discard pile)
(You cannot use this card on your first turn if you attack last. )
I also think Smeargle can potentially be very good.
(See your opponent's hand, and choose a supporter card, and then use the supporter card)
Overall it looks like there are some really creative card effects in this set, even if they're not really usable.
My crappy translation also seemed to say that you have to use a supporter that turn if you have 12 in the lost zone.
Oh, I bet React Hammer is a Lost Remover reprint
Reading what little Japanese that I can, Memory Energy is ba--wait. Was Memory Energy ever a thing? Or am I just confusing it with Memory Berry? There was that and Shrine of Memories, I think. I really can't recall if Memory Energy existed. Which, I suppose, is ironic that I can't remember a card about memory.
Also, very interested to see what Lost Mixer, I think, (between Moo Moo Milk and Choice Band) and Lusamine Prism Star do!
GOOD GOD I FLIPPED WHEN I SAW ALL THIS! TYRANITAR? CELEBI PRISM STAR! SUICUNE-GX!?!? LARVITAR HAS AN ABILITY!?!? LUSAMINE PRISM STAR!?!? GOOD F-
Ok. Alright. Let me evaluate things here one at a time.
Tyranitar-GX first since I wanted him to be a GX more than anything else. Oh my god he puts things in the Lost Zone when he gets a knock out, energies and all. The attacks are both pretty good, 2HKO damage and 30 spread damage to some key pokemon like Rayquaza-GX, and your classic simple KO damage for your GX attack that can even go through Hoopa if you really want to. My question is how are you going to charge it? It looks really difficult since I don't recall any dark energy acceleration in SM-on (please remind me if there is!). So far I only have Darkrai-GX's ability into Energy Switch for energy acceleration on this guy. I would love to make him work if I could.
Suicune-GX!? I did not expect that at all, but that's awesome given that we needed to complete the trio of the legendary dogs on GXs, and so far I think he's the best out of all of them. The ability seems useless and reminds me of that cruddy Starmie we got in Crimson Invasion (or Shining Legends, I can't remember and I'm too lazy to open another tab). I guess it's more of an emergency kind of ability if it takes too much damage from say Shrine of Punishments or it took a hit from Zoroark-GX or other pokemon that do 2HKO damage. Weird ability, I like it, but what matters most are it's attacks, one doing 2HKO damage while resisting attacks, the other being Golisopod's GX attack to put it back on the bench for a chance to use the ability (Don't forget 180 damage with Choice Band getting a KO on things like Tapu Lele-GX and Rayquaza-GX). I think this was meant to be a Pokemon that wants to be invincible as long as you can make it, unfortunately at the cost of redoing all the charging up to get to using it's attacks, but like I said eariler I think it's the best of the legendary dog GXs and I have high hopes for it.
Oh man, just looking at these other cards, Celebi PS, Elm's Lecture in all of it's glory, Jumpluff, Blissey, there's a Whitney card!? So many cards, so much interest, so many gimmicks, so much fun! I can't wait for all these to be translated!