I get the feeling people will use some of the Baby Pokémon to get around Steelix's "drawback".
Out of cards I haven't reviewed I find Beheeyem very interesting with TAE. I doubt it'll be good though.
Aerodactyl: Ability is annoying to Jirachi, not much else. Attack ohkos Pikarom and can be powered up in one turn with belt and TAE. GX attack is great. You can get it instantly with lab so you won't need fossils. Albeit Fossil lab ends yur turn.
Drapion has potential with TAE and Victini but will ultimately be hindered by relying on coin flips.
Noivern is tickling people. Nothing more needs to be said.
Oranguru is a cool mechanic but is still bad.
Stadium search is really good for decks that rely on stadiums. Like Aerodactyl( new) , shrine decks, and latios lab lock.
Channeler is Pokemon ranger but it cures self conditions like item lock. Nice to have it back in the format but I don't see any great uses for it in our standard. Though It is a Nerf to Latilab. Oh and hoopa!
I mean if you run 4 Naganadels.
Huh... Who knew Noibat was ever a Dragon type to begin with. Must be one of those "Delta Species" dealies.
Also, that Sewaddle Translation is very unclear. Is it saying that you get to search for 2 stage 1 forms of itself - in this case, Swadloon - To put on the bench? And was it designed to be reused somehow by other evolvable basics, so that it can search for their own evolutions? That's kind of vague.
Somehow, I see Beheeyem becoming a nasty thorn like Accelgor DEX, as Active Pokemon abilities from Aerodactyl-GX and Weezing and such could combo quite well with item lock.
Sorry, lots of errors in that. I had to leave WiFi but I wanted to get that out quick lolWhat? Aerodactyl-GX increases attack costs, not retreat. That's what makes the card interesting too, imo. It's kinda awkward to meet its attack costs without DCE. Yeah, you can use TAE, but that's definitely less than ideal.
Also, Hoopa rotates but there's Keldeo-GX now.
Anyway, yeah, this set doesn't look too good overall. Of course, Mew/Mewtwo is very good, but the most interesting card to me outside of that is Aegislash, just because I have a cool idea with Meganium/Swampert and Recycle Energy to stream Aegislash for 130-200 damage each turn.