'Unbroken Bonds,' May's English SM10 Set!

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  1. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    Man, that Muk Tag Team card is literally EVIL. I've played a few Poison decks in the day (Crobat Prime and Plasma/Virbank City Gym/Hypnotoxic Laser, anyone?), but I think the sludge twins there have the best version of Toxic. Long as you're not playing someone who can use Pokémon abilities to swap out, or they're using Pokémon with relativly low retreat costs, that card's leathal if you can set it up quickly.
     


  2. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Poison condition decks are gonna make a comeback. And i know a good poison condition card when i see one. in my opinion they are
    Hypnotoxic Laser
    Virbank City Gym
    Toxicroak EX
    Seviper(BUS)
    Toxapex
    Toxapex GX
    Muk&Alolan Muk GX.(in may)
     
  3. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Venemoth looks good. However, an item or ability that causes special conditions would work better for the pokemon card.
     
  4. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Ability and/or free retreat bypasses dust island, but not that many decks run ability switch (only ones I can think of are Sogaleo and Zeroaura), and retreat costs can be adjusted with absol.
     
  5. ForeverRanger91 Aspiring Trainer
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    Baby Venomoth with Koga's Trap for the snipe?
     
  6. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    Ultra beasts besides naganadel dont care about the no ub thing because marshadow gx exists, and in expanded, nit even naga because mew ex exists
     
  7. Izzo H O R R I B L E
     
  8. Sallazle: Checkmate Zebstrika, Zoroark and Swampert
     
  9. Drampa GX just got a new partner.
     
  10. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  11. MultX Aspiring Trainer
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    Hello, Boost energy. Porygon is very interesting
     
  12. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Baby Blacephalon next quarter :)
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    Well, now we just need a special charge reprint. Seriously, we no longer need to mourn the loss of DCE in August, as now we have TCE. Porygon - Z is cool, and the ability is busted, but I can only see it working in decks that already play rare candy *cough* *Nidoqueen* *cough*. Nidoqueen with no longer needs Mally, as you can use TCE, DCE and Psychic Energy for consistency. I can't wait. Also, I don't think I've ever clicked on a notification, as I never thought I'd see the words Triple, Colorless and Energy in the same sentence. TCE 7/10 (goes to 8 or 9 if we get a Special Charge Reprint) Porygon - Z 6/10 (Cool card, but needs candy to be useful)
     
  13. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
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    Triple boost is absolutely busted in Gardevoir
     
  14. Wechselbalg *****
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    So...Gardevoir-GX will rotate and there is not much in the current Standard card pool that can make good use of this...the only things that come to my mind are:

    a) baby Sceptile with this Porygon - bad
    b) Nidoqueen - meh, Malamar is still better because you need to fill your bench with evolutions anyway
    c) Aerodactyl - could be ok, but you should probably still play a thin Malamar line

    EDIT:

    d) there's also the new baby Tyranitar that does 230 against EX/GX for [D][C][C][C], that could be something

    We'll just have to wait and see what else gets printed I guess.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  15. Yen Aspiring Trainer
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    This might be the clearest sign that DCE might not get reprinted and that it is slowly being phased out. If it wont come in the May set, then the August set is the last chance.

    For this card, it really fixes Evolution-based decks' biggest problems in that there are too many Evolved Pokemon with high energy costs. It is no coincidence the only Stage 2 Evolution-based attacker decks that have had competitive success, Greninja and Gardevoir, have minimal one energy attachment attacks and TCE will solve some of it
     
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  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    • Venomoth - Snipe 90 is good, but the requirement of having an opponent a special condition could be a pain, use Koga's Trap if you feel desperate. (To know what Venomoth I am saying, check Mr. David) 3 Geodudes
    • Triple Colorless Energy - Too bad it only viable to Evolved because there are some basics that can benefit on this like Oranguru and Passimian (heh! VEs!) and too bad that it is a once-per-turn thing because we don't ways to recover special energy. Busted on Gardevoir, some decks make easy to pull like Aerodactyl. 4-5 Geodudes
    • Porygon-Z - If you run so many Special Energy, use Porygon-Z. It could reserve a slot for a manual attachment. 4 Geodudes.
     
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  17. TotoBoss Kappa
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    Why they'd have to give it a different name... now I cant use the old ones ;-;
     
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  18. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    The compressed images of the full card in the thumbnails on the news page don't look good...could we got back to zoom ins on the art?
     
  19. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    I quite like that new Porygon-Z. Decks cpuld het away using all 3 unit energies now.
     
  20. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Triple boost seems great for Nidoqueen/Meganium, especially if it's running stage 2's.
     
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