Japan's XY10 Set: 'Awakening of Psychic Kings,' Alakazam!

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  1. cHoViiRuuS Aspiring Trainer
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    Are you sure about the Lugia Break translation ? Because i have no idea why they'd make it so extremely horrible ...
     


  2. Darkpoison64 Aspiring Trainer
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    lugia break does not have an ability, its the basic lugia that does. It's pretty much a reprint of the dragon exhalted boffalaunt with the 20 resistance and 120 to an ex pokemon, nice to see a stage 1 break card on a basic pokemon can hit for 150 damage could see this with bronzong or a magnizone deck. Just why make a break card with pretty much the same damage as the ex with the same amount of energy already in the format? but have different requirements either to discard 2 energy or discard a stadium? also greninja break has an ability and so does the xy greninja so you can use both abilities not at the same time, discard 1 water for 60 if in the active then discard a 2nd water for 30.
     
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  3. vaporeonH20 Aspiring Trainer
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    M Alakazam-EX looks more consistent and flexible (in terms of better partners and synergy, such as DValley and others). Plus it looks it'll have some synergy with the non-mega.
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    And actually for once I have some expectations for this Zygarde-EX :)
    Lugia is respectable, atleast it'll see some play competitively.
     
  4. Luispipe8 Pokémon Professor
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    Its Stage would be BREAK. Neither the Belt or Elixir will work.
     
  5. TheLunaticHypno Just your average Hypno fan
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    if the alakazam's attack is what evereyone is commenting (30 to everything with energy) than it might be not bad. if you use the ability twice , use the attack twice, (two turns) and then mega evolve into the mega and attack, you deal 210, so it might see some playing.
     
  6. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Awesome arts for the Alakazam cards. Lugia looks nice too...
    Mega Alakazam has potential... With bats, dimension valley, other stuff, doing a ton of damage for 1 psychic energy...
    Regular Lugia is ok, the BREAK not so much... I was actually hoping the BREAK would have Elemental Blast again and do 200 damage... at least, they're colorless, so they can be splashed on most decks...
     
  7. OmniPoke Aspiring Trainer
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    First off these cards look awesome and I personally am so happy to see Alakazam back in the TCG after so long! Regarding playability I think its difficult to say without knowing exact translations but I think Alakazam could have some potential in there, especially as we arent 100% sure what it does yet!

    Lugia is pretty much a compete reprint of Gold Breaker Bouffalant from Dragons Exalted which is interesting. That saw some play back in the day and with the HP buff and an okay attack for finishing something off it could see some play, but I think the BREAK may just be too slow to be an archetype in itself. I can definitely see Lugia being splashed in here and there to an extent!
     
  8. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    Alakazam is more similar to wobbuffet (Phantom Forces). Both attacks cost (P)(C) and do 10+ more damage per damage counter except Alakazam does 30 more per counter and Wobb does 10 more per counter.

    Alakazam/Bats/Possibly Wobb still for the ability lock or backup is going to be good. Depending on rotation we may not have Dimension Valley anymore, but seeing as this set is called "Awakening of Psychic Kings" we could see more or better Psychic support, and possibly a reprint of Dimension Valley.
     
  9. BlazeRedCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    they get more and more creative with these letter thingies.
     
  10. Apterous Aspiring Trainer
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    So Lugia ... Is basically a reprint of the B&W Gold Breaker Boufalant, right?
     
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  11. Ms Hugo Aspiring Trainer
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    M Alakazam looks awesome. Lugia not so much.

    Trying to think how best to use M Alakazam. If only Dusknoir was still around - Spinda would be an awesome partner.
     
  12. I thought Lugia BREAK was supposed to bring balance to the war? If it didn't discard 2 energy, it still wouldn't be better than alternatives, but with discard it's just awful. It's not like it's super easy to accelerate colorless.

    Maybe this is a sign that the set will have some good energy acceleration for non-Basics.
     
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  13. Ramo0927 I am a
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    that alakazam is awesome!


    but i cant believe mega gengar COULD beat it
     
  14. kai88 THE Aspiring Trainer ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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  15. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Alakazam Ex and M Alakazam Ex indeed looks viable with Bats and all the psychic support available at the moment.
     
  16. JuSmith Aspiring Trainer
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    M Alakazam could run with Bats line :D

    Lugia too bad ..
     
  17. poke4trade Raising Ash
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    Is Lugia the first Basic Break? If that is true than Paired with Mega Man and Max elixir, I don't think the break evolution will be that bad. I think it would be a stage 1 with 150 hp + a -20 resistance to attacks. And then with a muscle band attached to it there is a lot of OHKO potential. I guess I'm thinking prize card exchange.

    Gosh, can you imagine a Yveltal basic break? Oh boy...Oh boy!
     
  18. Mr_Versatile123 Aspiring Trainer
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    The truth hurts.
     
  19. DeltaOg624 Aspiring Trainer
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    i think the mega alakazam card is sweet. so ready to make a deck for it
     
  20. TheLunaticHypno Just your average Hypno fan
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    yea it might be good with bats, or maybe trevenant, but i think that the damage output cant compete with the newer good attackers
     

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