Sword & Shield TCG Set

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Water Pokémon Master, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
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    wow, what's poison gonna be next? fairy?
     
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  2. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
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    That makes no sense. Just make a Poison Type
     
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  3. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    In a trading card game, it's not a great idea to have multiple types that are the same color. As the player (or viewer) is looking through the deck and at the board, the different cards and card types need to be easily distinguishable. It would really only make sense for them to add poison if they were to add all the other types, but that would be logistically problematic and would clutter the game.

    Still, it is odd that they chose to give poison dark type, as its relationships with fighting, psychic, and fairy will be different from the video game now.
     
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  4. Rozureido Aspiring Trainer
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    Why move Poison to Dark? Why not Ghost? Ghost seems to make more sense...
     
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  5. taigercub Aspiring Trainer
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    nah they have fairy energy
     
  6. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    Woohoo, there's a new Hitmonlee card and I don't have to depend on Hitmonchan this time!
     
  7. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
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    Agree on this, I even planned making my own Fake Set where Ghost is moved to Darkness.. . . Now Ghost n Psychic are identical (they could have atleast make Ghost resist to Colorless) while doing that they should have moved bug weakness to colorless.
    They atleast could have make type that share energy to have some extent of different

    I also just noticed that Dark lost their resistance
    I would have been interesting if Rock was moved to Metal seing both Metal n Dark were introduced together
     
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  8. The Fish Smells very fishy
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    THE ARTWORK IS SO GOOOOOOOD
     
  9. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    Poison types are Dark types now? Makes perfect sense now on why Metal types have Grass Resistance again. I predict that in May's Sword and Shield set (March's Sword and Shield set in Japan), Fairy type Pokémon will lose their Dark Resistance. I can see Sableye, Spiritomb and Mimikyu getting a Weakness in this era of the Trading Card Game.
     
  10. 7master Aspiring Trainer
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    card type | Pokémon type

    grass -> grass, bug
    fire -> fire
    water -> water, ice
    lightning -> lightning
    psychic -> psychic, ghost, poison*
    fighting -> rock, ground, fighting
    darkness -> darkness, poison*
    steel -> steel
    fairy -> fairy
    dragon -> dragon
    colorless ->flying, normal

    *the type poison was moved to darkness

    Currently the card-type 'fighting' has three types of the Pokémon. Rock is also very similar to the metal. Therefore the type 'rock' should come in card-type 'steel'.
     
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  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    If you wonder why Croagunk is weak to Fighting because Poison is weak to Ground.

    Secondly, SWSH1 may only focused more on Pokémon that are in Galar dex, maybe in the next set, they'll include things like Zoroark and Skarmory.

    I will guess that the Fairy in the set is the Zacian Hero of Many Battles form. Because accg to this site, they'll be a Zacian and Zamazenta card that may help their Vs
     
  12. EonStjan16 Aspiring Trainer
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    Honestly, if they don't want to add all types from the video games (which is understandable), they should at least add Ground type (which would also include Pokémon that are Rock types in the video games). I can get behind the other type conversions in the TCG, but having Ground and Rock type Pokémon be Fighting type makes absolutely NO sense.
     
  13. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Darkness does honestly fit Poison best of the existing TCG types, seeing as how Poison and Dark Pokemon are both the obligatory "bad guy fodder." Though I agree with others that Ghost makes even more sense with Dark, since they hit the same things for weakness and have some thematic overlap.

    I get the feeling this was mostly done so Eternatus can have a cool black card. lol EDIT: Also just realized that, unless Dragon's weakness has changed, Eternatus cards will always be weak to either Fighting (Zamazenta) or Fairy (Zacian).
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
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  14. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    U mean resistance -30 not -20 now
     
  15. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    Does this mean no blastoise vmax
     
  16. jo94 Gen 3 lover
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    I'm trying to think to all the poison pokemon that will have a cool kickass black card. GIMME THAT VMAX BLACK VILEPLUME ASAP!
     
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  17. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    Okay, they seriously need to make Ghost types and Ground types. People usually say the colors would be too similar but that's coming from a normal person. They can just make them darker than Fighting and Psychic Pokemon. It's not that hard to realize that.
     
  18. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Okay.... this is silly. Unless it's something about the Japanese word for the poison type that I'm not understanding.

    Grass made the most sense given poisonous plants and insects, Psychic at least they were purple, but this is just whack. Oh well, we'll get used to it I'm sure...

    Edit: guess it was too much work to just make a new type, eh? If anything Rock/Ground should be priority for having a type of their own ("Earth?") away from Fighting.
     
  19. SableyeGuy Creating the future big brian BDIF...
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    Why are lots of the attacks and abilities blank?
     
  20. Flash~ZT0 Aspiring Trainer
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    Fairy types use Fire energy now, Dragon types are all Fairy type now.
     

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