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Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Water Pokémon Master, Jun 6, 2017.
Honestly in a world where baby Koko exists, I wouldn't sleep on that Cacturne.
Worst SM set so far in all honesty.
EDIT: Kakuka has Water Duplicates?! YES!
Milotic is probably the most interesting new revelation imo, not because it's super amazing or anything but because it allows for some hitherto impossible stall strats in combination with Koko Promo. Once you get a flip down you can keep your opponent from building a field pretty well, and every time you shuffle them they lose the items they used to get set up like candies and ultras, and in an evolution centric meta it's realllly slow to recover from that.
Marowak gives Kiawe/Ho-oh some extra support. The fact that there's no Alolan Cubone lets you also run the bodyguard one. I don't think that the Gourgeist/Oranguru combo is quite fast or consistent enough for standard. Could work in expanded with eco arms and Elesa but in Expanded you have tool drop anyways. Kakuna actually makes Beedrill EVO playable though I'd hesitate to call it a good deck. Gladion really helps with that style of deck but you can still easily get destroyed by prizes.
"Let's make an energy card that can help stage 2 non-gx Pokemon be good
THEN RELEASE A BUNCH OF BAD STAGE 2'S!"
Bee duplicates seems cool though.
No. it is a reuseable Plea GX but it only affects one Pokémon at a time and it has to have damage to it. This should not be that difficult with Tapu Koko around. This sure is one of the better cards in this set. it is a shame that Feebas is that terrible.
Milotic seems pretty interesting and I don't know how Gyarados is in expanded but I imagine that Magikarp buffs it.
I'll probably be trying out Camerupt/Fliptini
Cincinno, the first card to interact with your opponent since Cecil Juniper.
Alolan Marowak, for its pretty dang good fire type support, ecspecially when playing against Gardevoir and Darkrai.
Altaria, putting Goodra and other Stage 2 Dragon Types directly onto the bench
Numel, my friend loves numel.
Of course, all the GX's.
But, alas, there is no Goomy, nor Goodra GX.
Guzzlord, possibly the ONLY deck to play 56 energy.
Magikarp would be interesting for gyara AOR, but Shining Celebi makes the flail magikarp the best one.
Interesting that we are only getting the two memory cores. That may delay Silvally.
I'm excited for Alolan Golem. His GX move could put someone into big jam, not being about to play any cards from your hand could cost them the game if you play him right.
Now we just got a new great grass attacker on Beedrill and the incredible "water duplicates" kakuna. It is now certain Greninja won't be played anymore with Beedrill and Golisopod seeing lots of play.
I'm willing to bet the SM4+ is going to be home to the item/ supporter cards for Ultra Beasts. It just makes no sense to release them as a separate entity from regular GX and not use that in some way.
Also I'm glad to see Kakuna have its own Water Duplicates, but I think it'd be tough going to make a deck around EVO Beedrill work even with it. You'd have to keep streaming out Beedrills as they got KO'd; thankfully there's plenty of ways to shove your Kakunas/Beedrills back in the deck for more Kakuna Duplicates, but that seems clunky at face value. You'd also have the same fear as Passimian/Mew with prizing your bees.
hey a good magikarp
TIL there is no Alolan Cubone.
Definitely going to be playing Salazzle, Alolan Marowak, Gourgeist, and Milotic. These are fun cards. The whole set on a whole is "ehhh"...
Xerneas looks like it could be a budget-friendly replacement for Lele
Our lord and savior Gladion actually has a decent usage.
Greninja didn't just need to stream ninjas, it had to duplicates, then evolve into breaks. Being forced to search out that extra stage makes it harder to stream them. I think there's potential for the Bees.
I don't think it's going to be nearly as good as ninja, just purely off the fact that greninja can snipe for 60 damage twice while also hitting 70 and locking abilities while bees just snipe for 160, but it could definitely come together.
Milotic's first attack is very interesting. Will be nice against decks that run max elixers or bench pokemon that are setup.
I was thinking the same thing. Could be really interesting against evo/candy decks.