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

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  1. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Is Blacephalon GX really getting that good though? I would say that baby Blacephalon is a much better contender, because while Welder allows for some crazy extra damage output (150 extra), you're only adding damage. Blacephalon usual problems (bricking with energy, dying to Judge/Marshadow plays since they really need big hands, needing time to up their damage output), are still as present as ever. Blacephalon is still a tier 1 deck anyway, simply by number of event points and tops.

    I can see Baby Blacephalon variants actually overtaking the GX simply by virtue of it being a 1-prize attacker, synergizing well with Fire Crystal, Fiery Flint, Energy Recycler and also not needing to setup multiple Naganadels on bench, while also still being Beast Ring/Beast Energy compatible, and most important of all, lowering the ammount of Fire Energy needed on deck since you don't banish it. I guess we will end up seeing which variant does better.
     


  2. Catastrophia TCG and TCGO player, as well as Judge and TO
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    Don't get me wrong - I agree with all those problems the deck has (which is why I don't play it). The new cards in SM10 Unbroken Bonds (including the new Volcanion coming as a pre-release promo) just mean that it can get set up way faster, which makes it that bit stronger. It definitely won't be the new bdif though ;).
     
  3. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Man, Dusk Stone combines a bunch of the wording traits I hate about Pokemon. Overexplaining things that should go without saying (the being able to play it the turn the Pokemon was played), and implying Honchkrow and Honchkrow-GX are the same name. Both of those can confuse newer players, and are just bad wording in general.
     
  4. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    The wording is necessary especially in regards to saying it works on the turn you play down the pokemon otherwise this item would only work on the players first turn. Ambiguous wording is much worse because it causes judges like me to have to spell it out to everybody. But if someone asked me what this card did I would tell them they need to read more carefully.
     
  5. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
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    That weezing will be a very interesting and useful addition to a spread damage deck. Given the format is pretty basic heavy right now......I like it.
     
  6. Duke Erebus Aspiring Trainer
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    That Clefable seems like it could be a solid contender in Expanded, particularly. If you have 6 Pokemon with a Fairy energy attached, you can deal 190 damage (before other modifiers) for a single energy on a single-prize attacker. Combine this with Geomancy Xerneas and Sky Field, and you can easily have up to 9 Pokemon with Fairy energy attached for base 280 damage. It might be more difficult to get all those energy out in actual practice, but it still seems worth trying.
     
  7. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
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    Rules question:

    If I have the regular Persian in play (with the ability that makes Pokemon with cat day not need energy cost) + shining celebi in play can the evolved forms that have the cat day attack not need energy to do their attacks?

    Would make for a very interesting incineroar deck.....
     
  8. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
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    After thinking this through, this can't work -- the shining celebi just says "can use the attacks of previous evolutions" which I think is different from having the attack.
     
  9. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Neither is necessary to mention. Trainers, attacks, abilities, etc. that evolve Pokemon bypass the normal evolution rules. Mentioning it is completely redundant, and can make people assume cards like Ultra Prism Gible that DON'T say that don't work that way.

    At the very, VERY least, redundant reminder text like this should be parenthesized to indicate it doesn't change how the card functions, but most card games wouldn't include such information. (Or would include it in every single instance, which Pokemon also doesn't do.)
     
  10. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Aside from Pokemon BREAK and Pokemon LV.X, there is no way a Pokemon can "have" an attack that isn't directly printed on the card.
     
  11. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Umm evosoda evolves the pokemon but adheres to normal evolution rules, Wally does not the distinction is necessary otherwise dusk stone would just look like a very specific evosoda. And an attack that evolves a pokemon is done in between turns so really it does follow the rules and if it didnt it would say so
     
  12. FourteenAlmonds Roasted, but not salty
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    Blastoise-GX + Baby Blastoise is a thing, isn’t it?
     
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  13. kusa Aspiring Trainer
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    I summon Whimsicott GX attach an energy and use TOY BOX GX to search the five piezes of EXODIA the forbidden one! now EXODIA Obliterate!
     
  14. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Evosoda and Rare Candy are worded that way specifically because they would otherwise be able to evolve a Pokemon the turn it came into play. (Heck, Rare Candy used to be able to do just that, and was errata'd.) I didn't even realize Wally shared Dusk Stone's wording, but that also doesn't actually affect how IT works, either. It's pretty common knowledge that effects like Eevee's Energy Evolution ability bypass the normal rules, and there are many, many rulings to that effect. Most of these effects do not mention the fact they can be used the turn the Pokemon came into play, even though they can be, because that's a basic gameplay rule.

    Attacks are done during a turn. (Which is pretty obvious, since that would otherwise make cards like Diantha near-unusable.)
     
  15. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again
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    Clafairy with the move Bitch Slap, again. Gotta love that brand association.
     
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  16. j2y8n2x Aspiring Trainer
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    This set is a must have for me. Especially Mismagius and Drifblim.
     
  17. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  18. Frost Amethyst
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    This is as good a time as any to say:
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    Poor Lt. Surge
     
  19. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Nice google translator :p
     
  20. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer
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    Ten card return? Tres creatif!
    Lol
     
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