Japan's XY11: 'Explosive Fighter / Cruel Traitor', CP5: 'Mythical / Legendary Dream Holo Collection'

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  1. Good observation. Though Hawlucha is arguably the best as it's a Basic Pokemon. The fact that your opponent chooses the Pokemon to switch stops this from being broken but I can still see this being used as a 1 or 2 in some decks.

    Also, that art is awesome.
     
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  2. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    So we finally got clear version of Hawlucha. Too bad the Weakness got corrected. But I can't fault it, as this Pokémon gives other Flying types hope for having a Colorless Version released. But it also gives me hope that one day, Surskit will be Water (with Lightning Weakness), and a Colorless Masquerain will be released.
     
  3. Ms Hugo Aspiring Trainer
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    This + Lysandre is a decent counter if a Jirachi's walling your Special Energy attackers.
     
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  4. SharKing I won't bite... much.
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    That Ability is honestly just a worse Escape Rope. How sad; I was hoping the first Colorless Hawlucha would be decent.
     
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  5. Javi Blizz Spanish TCG Player
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    This could be good in a M Gardevoir (Cruel Traitor) deck
     
  6. bbninjas Ready or Not!
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    Something I just thought of: Hawlucha is a direct counter to an unprepared Trevenant.
     
  7. Numelz Numelz Ariadoney Clear Nail Polish
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    The art is so green. I can see this being paired with flying press hawluch--- WAIT A MINUTE THEYRE BOTH HAWLUCHA DARNIT!!!

    Actually, I have to say it IS VIABLE. With dimension valley and BKT florges attacks for free and 2hkos most things. The added discard can also be a counter for target whistle based decks. Oh yeah and it helps NM. If you can fit it in NM that is.
     
  8. Gengar Lv. X Aspiring Trainer
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    Pokemon Circulator (Unleashed 81) ;)
     
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  9. asdjklghty -------------
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    Seems to take up too much space and is too difficult of a combo to pull off. Just play more hammers and team flare grunts.
     
  10. Ms Hugo Aspiring Trainer
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    I dunno, a 2-card out to something that walls your Giratina? I guess Escape Rope has more versatility though.
     
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  11. Not too playable, but my first thought was that it could be a 1-of disruptor in M Ray decks. That was because I misread it.
     
  12. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I just want my flying type already. I hope it happens soon. Not really impressed with the card.
     
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  13. AgentMFilms The Anti-Meta One
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    I'd argue that the solution to a lack of space wouldn't be throwing in more cards. Hawlucha and Lysandre were mentioned so that one might be able to end Jirachi's walling effect, not so that one could simply stop it from happening next turn. Hawlucha and Lysandre would be a much more viable option, considering that you wouldn't have to depend on coin flips in any way, and you could always choose a different Pokémon instead.
     
  14. PikaMasterJesi Relic from the Past
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    At first, I thought this was like Luxray Lv. X, but now it's like that Gallade's attack from Plasma Storm. It doesn't have much use unless your opponent has one bench, really, or if their bench is filled with Shaymins and Jirachis.
     
  15. SaitoGmr5 Aspiring Trainer
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    People don't you realize what this is? It's a catcher, the same effect before the errata, this is not decent, it's broken, and i can see it becoming a staple in a lot of agressive decks. You don't even need a lot of space or scoop ups, almost all of you that play Shaymin, play AZ, using this guy can save you a supporter for a turn, decks like locks will love this because you can save a Lysandre and use a Xerosic, or fire decks, don't lose a Blacksmith for that turn.
     
  16. I think it has a lot of use; namely if the opponent's active has an ability that's impairing you, like Trev or Wobbuffet or a Safeguard Pokemon, or a Burst Balloon, etc.

    The opponent chooses, so it's not like the Catcher. It's more akin to a one-sided Escape Rope.
     
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  17. DTheConqueror Pokemon Researcher
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    I think that Mega garevoir would be well with Night March. Wouldn't you agree?
     
  18. Starsoulklr 'Rolling around at the speed of sound'
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    Not quite Wobbuffet as Wobb turns off Sudden Cyclone. But you are right about turning off Trev being very useful.

    It's all about when you do use it. It could be useful when used at the right board position. If anything being colorless makes it being easier to put in a deck.
     
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  19. D'oh you're right. My mind broke for a moment; I was thinking it'd activate from the hand before Wob for some reason. :p

    I hate Wob...
     
  20. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer
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    nice vs jolteon! for any deck that wants to run escape rope/lysandre this is like 5x the opportunity to hit it thanks to ultra ball, i feel like this card is going to see play for sure
     
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