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Tag Team Pokemon TCG Podcast

Season 2, Episode 18 · 1 year ago

2-18. To Infinity and Beyond

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The boys see into the future, and dive into a set review of Infinity Zone. This will be the groundwork of our August set, and there are lots of exciting additions to the game!

How's it going everybody welcome backto tag team, the POKMON trading card games from your podcasting too. My nameis Riley Hobert and I'm joyed by my good good friend, JW Cree Wall. Now ingreen screen for our live viewers, dw how's, it gone I've evalve from a goodfriend to a good good friend. I feel like sometimes I do say a goodgood friend. You just don't catch it. Oh maybe, okay! This is the first timeI had my listening years engaged, that's a shame. Howre you doing the Sek man hatinggoneon I'm good. You know I was just in Maryland over the weekend to see mynephews. They are, they live in New York and then they were down inMaryland where my inlaws live, and so we went over there. Their youngest isfour months old and their oldest is is like about what two one and a half two.So I guess that's t yeah right Y, my inlaws and to catch up with my brotherand sister in law is just really nice. That's awesome! Man! That's awesome!Yeah! Now how about you? What what did? What did you get up to Riley thisweekend was kind of Loky. For me, I went on a couple walks because it wasreally nice outside which then devolves into a very grossweek. Yeah lots of rain, but you know Super Fun. Nonetheless,like I enjoy chill times where I can just you know, play some Tgo play someright: Tam Fi tactics and gobout my business, it's been a very busy week atwor, so I spent most days just like passingout as soon as I'm done, which is a right. It's like this Ralleyspecial these days, but when, when are you going to get off this grind that Ra?I don't know when I retire. I guess, like I mean, is it like in a definitething, or is it just kind of a covid thing, or is it just a specificallylike a now type thing- and I just I had you know in April when it was reallychaotic, I you know I had a lot going on, becausethereis multiple projects that are wrapping up- and I get project- is juststarting and kind of like e the manager of thatproject. So there's extra involvement there yeah for sure. So you know it'sall good, though TFI tactics came out with their new set, so I'm excited forfor that or half set. What is it three point: Five now three point, five kind of like the hidden fates of teamfight tactics, pretty awesome. So nevertheless, though, we also got someyew cars, a pokem on to take a look at. Do tey brought up taking a look at thecards from Infinityes Zone, a lot of our which will soon beour darknessablaze foundation of our darkness. Ablazes.That and I know a lot of listeners F viewersare excited for that. I personally, I think, rebell clash.Still has some interesting elements to explore, but there's not, as many events left inthe rebecash form, episides the Players Cup and if Yi want to know some some ofour gripes with the players Co, you can feel free to listen into any of thelast like four episodes right exactly so, you know we don'tneed to beat a dead horse. The Players Cup has a lot of flaws and theycontinue to compound upon themselves. It feels like I feel like another thing, goes wrong:the players up every day and, of course that is not a slightagainst you. If youare like actively working in the Players Cup, I kind ofdipped out when I realized that the tournament reft wasn't beingconsistently counted, yeah so yeah, I don't I just yeah. I don't know how youdo a fair tournament. If well yeah I mean it's already gatekept and then ifthings are getting lost or who knows it'll be interesting to see, I washoping to do some kind of like calculation video at this point,because we're already what ten days into the month and of supposedly theplayers couple and at the end of the month- and I was hoping to do somethingwhere it's like. Okay, we take the data from you know how many people haveplayed so far and see you know where the top players are at and how manypoints they have and how many tickets. It would take you to get. You know intothe invitational, and it's just impossible to do, because wehave no idea about the leader board yeah. It's tough, it's tough for sure.But you know we got some exciting things ahead: hough darkness, a blazecoming out in August, so two months away at this point. Normally, we don'ttake a look at cards this far ahead, but I think there's a lot of excitementaround some of these and we'd love to you know: Chahante our energy into andsome exploration of our own. I actually haven't seen all of these cards, yetmyself yea. I have taken a look at quite a few of them, but some of themwill be new to Ne as we go. I think there are some really exciting cards,and here I've been just before stream. I mean I've been looking at some ofthis stuff and I've had people actually...

...message me about some of these cardsand, like Oh, that's, a really cool. You Know Non v Pokemon. I think thoseare the ones that kind of get blown up. Just everyone knows kind of whatCrowbad does and Eturnitis does. But I've had a few people message me likeHey. What do you think about this card? What do you think about this card?Maybe some of the hidden gems in the set Ar eally some of the underratedcards when you compare them to you, know Crowbat, but it's been cool. I think. There's a lotof really great stuff in this set mimic. Hou gets another slam in card, I thinkpound for pound. Maybe a rangaroo and Mimicu are fighting for like the mostrelevant cards f since their since their invention, certainlyproportionately speaking, they they're up there right. So it's really cool. Ithink the set has a lot of great. You know V power. It has a little bit ofhate towards the gxis that will talk about hearing a little bit and thensome pretty decent non. You know nonvs non big basics, so I'm excited to seehow this set shakes things up. Obviously, like Rati said you knowwe're many months away from this, but we're starting to get, and I think wehave pretty much the full settlis, so itouldbe kind of cool to just do a a quick rundown of some of the best cards thatare coming out to keep your know your eyes, Peale, to keep your keep your youknow eyes out on the lookout for some ofthese heavy hitters here so starting from the top here ad, we have our grasspokem on immediately nothing catches. My Eye, when I'm looking at you knowthe parasses, the PAROFSEX, the simy stages of the world. You know I feellike Oor. I Ave really got shaptered in the trading Carcu, but you definitely have to look at ifyou're talking about the grass Bokman. I think it would be a good idea to kindof go out as they lay it out here on Ogebeach, which is by typing. The bestgrasp pokem on here for me is very clearly the decituy and te Sentualifeels kind of a role that the I don't know Kelvio did in like two or he,whatever four formats bon three four manuts ago, he'll suppose to like anine tails or Ahoopa yeah, exactly exactly and a very, very strong ability.Obviously it is gay kept by being on a stage to Butwhen. You have cards likeRosa and when you have just I don't know, yeah, I guess rose would be thebig one where it's like. You know it's kind of a responsive attack and I suppose there are a lot ofthings that you can do in expanded to get this card out, but it feels like areally strong card that we've needed for a while in the standard format yeah.So let's take a look at that whole line then and Jn your audio is kind of pop on alittle bit. I don't know if you want to check O. do apologize, audiojack he'slittle last out there, but going down the line. We got therallet which actually has an ability. I love when the when the evolving basicshave like some sort of Nich quality to them. A Ralat has the sky circusability if you' play the birdkeeper from your hand. During this turn, youcould Indore all energy and it's attacks only as the ane attackto, whenAv so sixty damage to bench. Cooo, nice little snipe, attack and kick off otherevolving basics, dartricks, nothing really to say and decisioby having thatCeldeo ascability, preventing all damage and having the split Arrow soget a little additional spread action. My biggest gripe with these kind ofwall cards and it's kind of a necessary evil like if you're going to have awall card it should have this problem is that they always do like very littledamage kind of hard to actually seup thewincon and usually, what I find is these walls put on so little pressurethat your opponent has enough time to assemble a solution,surm and granted. I I think, there's some great things about this cigry. Youknow it works on the active in the bench, so you know you can't use like any sort of sniping attacks to hit itwith ou through Pukmon v. So I guess the first one that comes tomind there would be the intallion vmax can't use its hydrosnipe to hit theCIGRIIN, the bench or anything like that. You have to actually get aroundthe ability somehow, but I also feel like a lot of decks, have some sort ofout to it. So sure you know, I don't think, there's immediate power thatcomes to mind. I think, if stage ches maybe get more o support and I yedominate the format. A little more than they do right now, you could seesomething something great out of it. Absolutely I do also want to highlightyou know, maybe not the best poke Mond, but certainly some really nice artworkon the rallet and the dartrixs very, very beautiful. I look at this Ralet,and that is just art that I haven't seen really before it's awesome cardart there yeah the Ralet almost reminds...

...me of one of the more recent ralletarts like from what is the most recent ralet besidesthis one. Is it what it have been from the last set? Isit wasn't a cosmic CODVA? Was it cosmic clips that they had that I had adeciduon. I guess we can look it up, I'm lookingit up for sure, Yeah Cosmic Kok, cliffs yeah. Itreminds me of I have it on the screen yeah this rally card, okay, just kind of flying through theair and such yeah. Even the colors is kind of feel vaguely similar, like thelighting style sure. But this looks like a paint by number: it looks socool an a Marrin pleason a has someone who collects Ralic cars. This is oneI'm excited to add to my collection, yeah, that's cool and then the dartriksas well kind of has that little spooky forest. You know mysteriousness goingon. I just I don't know they haven't had this very pale background in awhile, I feel like in the the perspective just looks very nice on theDarkrick, so I think this is AU. Great Line overall will be interesting to seehow the ability on the decitioy factors into anything, but just really solidart work, so yeah, Jo, I still popping a little bit by the way. Well, what can we do about that? You know what all right we'll try to try to do that.How are we doing? I don't know. I guess well see light next up is the firetipt pokemon right out of the sright out of the gate.We have Pokmon v with Houn Dom v. This car doesn't look incredibly good to me a lot of energy for nut, anoverwhelmingly good attack. So I don't think, there's too much to say thereyou can do some some nice damage, but not really enough compared to otherfirefock Mon can do the Relasakin is very cool. I always love when Pokamonhave this kind of ability that makes them a dul type. Unfortunately, I don'tthink turbo drive is really going to get Blaz a him all the way through ourto the finish line right, so the ability yore double I this Pokamon isboth fire and fighting just a little bit of it feels like a copbout. Almostthey should have just made it a double typing right. Yeah, I feel, like Pokmon, doesn't often make true doubletype cards. Now there has been a couple of recent examples of like abilitybased couple types, but I'm not suc, not sice steam siege dothey make a real double type, and you know even longer before that Ca, a enumber of years between Delta spces and Steves, seach yeah for sure for sure,but in any case the double typing their ability and then turbo drive four threeenergy, a fire in two colorless ondred and thirty, and you get to attach abasic forme, just cardpile, the one of your bench. So I mean an attack kind ofoutline that we've seen a lot in the past whether or not it has that muchmyability. I don't know, but certainly an interesting card. Nonetheless, maybehit things like you know, Ralit and a little executour and Pikaram, for youknow for weakness. I don't know how Taitst acombination for sure I think Imean more relevantly. You probably had sashit for weakness. I don't know why Ralad executor was theone you went to for Fire Weekebro. I want Ta regionall with it fo sure. So Ithink this is a classic example of something an our friend Andrew. Ialways harps on and that's that the stage tos are just like two weakthere's a not enough hpon. This thing it doesn't do enough damage sure andhave a good enough effect on its attack so like. Why would you play this over abasic sure, that's kind of how I feel about this gard? Sure yeah, absolutelyI mean there's yeah, you know whatever it might see.Something like again if, like Decidui somehow gets big and then you neededsome counter to tha but yeah. It's just not nothing, much to say there beyondthat. We got a couple more fire. The SIMIS are rereleased in this set, soour first one here, thes semi seer, coming in hot with a one hundred andten damage attack very awful card. I mean I can just see this being printedin their theme, decks yeah. This will probably be like a to to line in thetheme. Deck it'll, yeah it'll be something that makes people upset whenthey pull out of pack, because not only is it, you know one of the monkeys, butit also just as a terrible card, so yeah yeah for sure good O. I guess you know perhaps one day the ses playis tha triple acceleration, attacker, Aseren, Banit or something I mean itdoes have write that math on this ashion right, one en or the tripleexcel. So like Jus that I other one have the same: Atac Yeah it does so I'mguessing. They all have this giga impact for triple excel. Maybe maybethere's something there. I don't know.

Maybe you know I'll give me ill giveena break. This is probably this is probably the closest thing thesemonkeys have had to being. playable is having a triple excele one tena damageattack, so right for sure for sure you know I'll give them thatthat you know it is not the worst iteration of these monkeys. There yougo galariand Darmmanitan, I'm guessing theDAREMACCA is just a water type. Has I love when Pokeman? Does this whenthe when the attack cost is different than the Pokeman itallows her some really interesting ininteractions, I suppose but frozenheat. You do one ten damage and if you just card all water energy, you doonded nd. Seventy damage so again kind of a steep requirement for not afantastic effect. I don't know how you plan to get these water energies onconsistently right. You know, like even Fros frostpos only attaches to watertypes yeah, so there's no real attachment there, but something to kindof keep in nigh out. I suppose, if maybe there's a water accelerator,that's not a frostmoth in the future. I don't know. That's definitely anothercard that I would look to and say, like perfect theme, Deck Card Yeah, it could be in the water themedeck or something there. You go so moving into the water types from there.The sweet coon have his kind of a underwhelming looping attack. I feellike sweeker hast had this kind of attack before os energy around. I areyou thinking of Articuna. No, I'm not thinking of the Ariconot to the band.Okay, okay. Thinking of specifically, something like this for a cousyounghand cool art, Thoug on this vicon, actually really cool ar of this week,Goon. So I'm digging that for sure Deli, aact back turned a little bit there,anhes hat possile support, and also I really like this relicate Dar it's kindof cute Bro, the art. Here I mean I'm the more. I look at it, the more I'mreally impressed this is. This is a nicely artistically based to the set, ifnothing es, even the Panpor going one card down, er a fors kind of sickactualy it. This is something other than a panfor. This I de beloved card.That's right, Bro, don't even look at the semipor.The simiport is hat. That almost feels wrong to me, the SEVI so te Sime fore if you'refollowing along in video or I highly, if your reck, if you're watching thisor like listening listening at home on like a podcast tap, I recommend likepulling up this art it. The SIVI SOR for feels very strange to me. It's likea pay me like one of your French girls type thing yeah. It's like it's got thefinger like kind of twirling around you know what I'm talking about EryouSeductive, very seductive kind of creepy, does have the tripleacceleration attack like it's bretheren. I hope this is playable Wat. Would you even want to hit forwater weekness? I don't know. I'm just saying like. I hope at some point thatthis is playable Coul enforce people to put this card into their decks. Oh Gosh, looking further down the line, got theDARMACCA which ef all fom that Darnmaatan, nothing really to sayspecifically about it, and the vanellixs line looks like it'sgoing back to its old form of you know, inducing paralysis, nonsense, yeah, theVanilli and the vanellish, both having paralysis on a flip attack, and thenvanellax actually has it on an ability kind of an interesting take on theparalysis mechanic. Do you see this card potentially seeing play? Well?This was one of the things that I was excited to bring up, because this is one of thecards that I kind of highlighted just because whenever you have theopportunity to flip coins, pokemon has generally printed cards that affect the outcomes. I look at thingslike Victini in the in a way past. You know ten years ago that when youattacked it would reflip, and that was where you actually played a Vanaloxcard with the Victini, and you had two chances to flip heads for paralysis, onan attack and so fast forward. Ten years now we have this new Vanalox, afreezing called ability that lets you flip on an attack, and I mean you havethings like: will that would give you an automaticparalysis? Now the damage output really isn't anything to be excitedabout, and so I think that's probably what keeps this card from being much of a threat, and I mean the fact that it is a stageto as well, but really just the damage isn't really going anywhere. You're notreally doing anything interesting with the like. If it was some type of snipeattack, then I think I could get more...

...behind that, because if you know youparalyze theire active and then you could just spread damage around, thatwould be kind of cool, but you're just hitting a very average to bad ninetydamage, like your foreshotting things like Dragonpole, that just I don't knowthat that would work. I granted your paralyzing them, but I just feel like aspread attack might be a little bit more synogistic with the ability, inany case, freezing cold, very cool, something to look out for in the future.Something to highlight, because, anytime, that there is an autoparalysis. You should take note yeah. I think I think a couple things to branch offthat typically Pokemon doesn't as print as many things to affectabilities rightI, like accuoin livabilities at least will, I think, is one of the few thingsthat actually does, and you know going further into that. Ithink you need something to Paire with this, especially because you don't havethat spread damage that you're talking about you need to have some sort ofadditional wackdown, and particularly I'm thinking of the turmthat you knock something out, even if you paralyzed it for the entirety ofits. You know existence in front of you. They now have something that they canpromote, attack you and maybe just disrupt your whole plan right so andnot to ventiall like a skateboard and switch or like an all time high. So youprobably want to be playing some sort of like item lock Pokemon, I guess OmeStar is the only one that can really do that sure. Not I don't know like maybemaybe there's like some kind of path there. I don't see it immediately. Who knows that you know who doesn'tlove to get paralyzed. That's right. I mean I love just stalling my opponentout with paralysis, that's one of the joys of the game, so moving ot down, Marini Antoxipex,nothing too much to say here, aside from the toxipex having a aninteresting attack, but I don't think we've ever that I can't remember everseeing on a Pokemon, but it just for a colorless energy discard an energy fromthe spokemon. If you do heal all damage from this pokmon, so I don't know,maybe in the future, if they print something that can copy attacks orsomething like that. Perhaps this Toxbok has some place in the format,but for now those are pretty forgettable. And then we come to ourfirst POKEMON V in Tredna and Drednav v Max with their hardshall abilities.They take thirty less dammage from attacks and do you know decent damageon the dread? Knovy, you have a power bite attack for one hundred and thirty,the defending pogum. I can't retreat during your opponents next turn andthen the vmax, a gmax stone surge for one sixty Flipacoin d. You could do eighty more damage, tw n forty damagerespectable. If there's a new victini effect, youcan take advantage of that. I think thevthe Ja, Joov Max, is kind ofinteresting. I think the hard shell seniar dizes really well with having somuch hp because now you're taking you know, multihit Kaos into potentiallymulti mor hit Kos. So right, you know a classic example. Is You know if theyhave if they do hondred and eighty damage or somethingyou're, reducing that to a hundred and fifty? It's still not even a to hit Koright exactly it's. It should be interesting because you look ahead tothe next format and post rotation and after we lose things like goggles andLucario mal metal you just this is going to be thetankiest pokmon and so the hard shel yeah is a super cool ability, takingthirty less damage, and so just another card, probably not good, onrelease. But post rotation could have some viability yeah, especially withthe lightning weakness yeah. I was going to say onrelease. It's definitelydeadn the water, because it has this yellow symbol and the bottom leftsignifying that it takes double damage from pikachew and Zecro. So yeah absolutely H it's kind of rough.It is kind of rough all right, drakovish, anything there that you're interested in riling. No. When I firstsaw this card like a couple weeks ago, I had misreadthe ability and thought it was archios. It is yea, definitely not archiosis they've learned from their pastmistakes, though, to be fair. This is a lot more balanced than archiopsis itjust to bat. The ability says I tis Bokmon is your active pokmon. Youropponent can't play any pokemon from their hand to evolve their Pokemon, sokind of like archiops and blocks the vmaxes, so that's pretty cool, butstill just. I would have liked to see something on this on this pokemon. Thatsays like. If you have less bench pokmon than your opponent, then theycant like an Oppastar exactly so in any case, interesting ability, I mean I'm happythat they print interesting ability. It's interesting abilities, but thisone's just goinna probably be a miss, because the relatively low HP,relatively average damage output and...

...the fact that you know Pokemon v havedecent attackers or Pomav maxes have decent attackers as their basics. Right,that's O that's kind of be was what what I was going to say about thebiggest law with a card like this is the primary evolving pokemon in thisformat, Ar Pokamon, vmax and putmost Pokmonvi, don't necessarily have greatattacks, but they do have attaks like they have reasonable attacks that couldbe thrown into something like this and that's ignoring the fact that outside of the realm of evolution,there's plenty of tag teams and basic vs and nongixes that all attack and can dealwi drink of Irsoi like. I think this is just kind of a flop. Unfortunately, really sad, because Dakovich is a fanfavorite, but Yeao, it doesn't really pan out. I meanit's better than ardevish. I have never seen this pokmon beforeyeah Artivisiman, at's horrible. I think it's MES a worrible Pokma, Ithink I's cute, but Ar divish definitely is just not even playable it.You know it has one of those tax where you take lass damage next tern it has asleep attack both for kind of egregiously high amounts of energy. NowI don't see anything oredeeming really about it, man, but lookin ahead. Here this sethas again, I just want to reiterate some awesome artwork, I'm looking hereat the sort of the lightning pokmon and electric and menetric both have very,very high quality art like the Electrice is just getting in there dude.I don't know the action pose, and then we got this manectric, which is so kindof regal, and I just Wan o can see like what looks to be. Maybe the Atan. I badbackground of the MINATURSO, that's kind of COO. I don't think the attackson Mynatu kin electric really have anything going for them, but you know afun kind of like prerlease or theme that kind of car sure sure exactly so.Moving to ondown Tappu Coco, nothing too much to talk about there. A coupleattacks, e lur draw two cards for a colorless and then lightning ball for ahundred and ten damage for lightning lightning, colorless.Nothing too interesting. There drake a Zalt, another lightning pokemon thatevolves from the fossil, so rising charge for a lightning, does thirtydamage and then has the clause during your next turn. This opponent's risingcharge does ninety more damage. You coand potentially hit you know onefifty over two turns potentially more with electripower, not sure how much this would stack. Imean I assume that if you rise ING charge once every subsequent risingcharge would do o undred and twenty and youre correc o that that is interestingto say, you know that is interesting right. You charge t up and then you'redoing just exponentially more damage over the course of the turns. Butobviously, if you get knocked out, then hea're in a bit of deep water yeah Arcdisult, I think, is the most interesting of all these possiles. Ithas an ability that doesn't force you to be active and it doesn't rely oncrappy attacks, it's more of a bench sitter, so you have that numbing forTexability and art desult, again also evolving from the rare possil, whenyour oponent attachin energy from their hand, O Hane of their pokemon, put twodamage counters on that Pokmon. So you know maybe not immediate value, andmaybe this card never sees play, but there have certainly been historicalprecedent for abilities like this to see success, Yeah Bill, I'm trying to think of thelatest ability. I think the latest card that a ve that has been successful. That has had this kindof effect, this frozen city and that's what comes to mind when I see this yeahI mean, I also think even further back to like I as six when you had theAmperos, the dark amporus. Oh sure that also had basically the sameability and was certainly good for, like adding damage, counters orcleaning up math. So right right, you wonder how much the two damage counterswill matter on Pokemon that have over three hundred health, but certainlysomething that you know, I'm not upset that they printed. I mean it could havedone more damage, but I digress not to yeah. I I mean I think, on the whole,the fossils and this set are a little underwhelming. I don't really do enoughdamage or have enough power ind their abilities to really make it, especiallybecause possils are probably the hardest kinds of Fokamon to get outtrum. But you know it's still cool. It's still cool like the Arcesult, inparticular IAS, pretty cool artwork, so yeah. It is what it is going. LonThe psychic types we get to see, some more of the blending of Farryandpsychic right off the bat with cheekly puff and wiggly Togh Wewe talk really not seeing anythingfantastic outside of its art, which is...

...very pleasant and Nice nother tripl exsellatacker. I guess I mean yeah, I suppose, but you knowyou' flipp it. Two coins Tado ninety damage, O reach heads or one hundredand eighty right, ninety freeach head, so you have to if you're really lucky,you do want any. If you're averagely, lucky you'll do ninety, and if you'reunlucky, you'll dose Yero so yeah, that's unfortunate. It is pretty unfortunate. We do gotanother got to telline. Gothatell has had some pretty disruptive and powerfulcards in the past, namely the item. LoC got the tell this one. I don't think isnearly as powerful as that right, but you do have a nightwatch SK attack onthe Gotitel uponit will have two cards at random, choser from their hand.They'll reveal themself hem into the deck. So actually it's the same attack it just does' Li liage right and for alittle less cost yeah, I don't know actually, usually they name attacks thesame thing, so this might end up being night watch when it comes to North America. Oh sure, ECAUS distorwas like itelock attack on the noyvern. There was yeah yeah and I think itmight be on the vicavalt to yeah. So I don't think it's will be distored whenit comes to America, but you know that's not really super important. It has night watch for less damage, but Idon't now one prizor as Foera a three prizer sure you know, maybe maybethere's some value there. I think dark weakness, probably isn't great in theset yeah. So we'll see how that pans out right-and I mean looking into something like expanded, like being able to do the distort attack for one energy.If you have the dimension valley down is very cool, so something in you know potentiallyexpanded. That could combo well with that yeah. So d valley always opens areally interesting rouse to playguards, so M. moving ahead to go, let and golark very forgetable. I don't even know that we need to mention them and thenMimiccou is probably the star. In my opinion, of the psychic types and theability heel stop says your opponents, benchd pokemon cannot be healed. Whatdo you think of that ability? Rightly? I think it's pretty strong, especiallyif youwere a a parrot or something like a mrmime. You know you basically removeany way for that bench to to recover t amage. I don't think there's a great amount ofhealing right now. I think Maalana is really the famior way in which youwould heal your Poko on. So you know, maybe there's not some immediate value,perhaps conce some value and expanded, but I think it's an insanely goodability, so definitely a car that you want to like, have access to and keepin your binder right for sure for sure. Obviously, the most premiere healingcard right now in the current forma is the Maloen Lana, and so that wouldn'tbe black to bid the mimic. U, as you would be healing it from your active,just O, Lono, technically hll whant, it's active or does it Hel on the bench? I thought I a atch. I thought this bloxabout that one! Really, okay, I don't mean to be an expert. Then I assumedthat healed from the active. So, let's see when you play this card you madediscard to. If you do heel twenty damage, oh from the Pokmon, you movedto the bench okay, so it would block the preeminent tr supporter trainer healing card. Sothat's very interesting, yeah yeah, sorry, yeah, no problem! I Er yinteresting card on them, mq, yeah, yeah! Sorry! I just I thought about itin a different way. So no problem, just in orders of operation, kind of thingright, right, yesh, either way. You know. I doubt this will see too muchplay specifically to block Maloan Lana. But I do think this is a good card. Ithink it's one worth having around the fact. It doesn't block healing on theactive, is a little sad, but that would probably be a little too overpoweredfor a basic ability. I think so yeah, I think so good, so Glarean cirsolov eating aura is the ability, as long asa spokeman is your active folkmon. When your opponent attaches an energy fromtheir hand to one of their Pogamon, put three damage counters on that Pokmon,so so art, Art disolv there you go similar to that pokemon. You couldpotentially place up to five damage counters or more if you have multipleart censult out. But you know this is kind of the damageoutput that I would want moving forward from this kind of ability, where youattach an energy I with at at least like the three damage, but they got ithere on the Glariin Cirsla, with a decent attack hollow missile, veryreminiscent of the Dragopole Vmax, with its base damage of sixty and thenputting three damage on your opponents pokeman. In any way, you like soanother similar thing, you pair it with probably similar things that you dodrag apults and maybe could even see...

...play as kind of that eight prizes trying to play that aghtprize game in a Dragon, polt style, Dick Yeah. I think there's there'spotentially something there where you have a bunch of maybe art desults and IGlaran Persala and your spreading damage around and being reallydestructive to your fundof strategies. The Holl of isile, doing so little withits active damage is a little disappointing, but at the same timeit's basically the dragon falts attack on a basic. So I guess it makes sense sure true, so going down to the fighting types, wehave a flag online flag on stage to fighting with a hundred and fiftyhealth ability sand mase. If this Pokemon is your active Pokemon, yourponents POK, my can't retreat so something that we've seen on POKMA. Youknow nobility that we've seen on pokmon in the past and F CC is the attack costfor the desert. Guys are one hundred and thirty damage. If your opponent hasa stadiumin play discard it, if you do during your opponents, next turnprevent all damage and effects done to this pokemon by the attacks of youropponent. spokemon. So very, very strong, however, is easily countered byyour opponent, not having a stadium in play. Yeah. I think this card has thistoo much going against it right now. The first thing is your Ponnyisepastadium take mall advantage of the attack, as far as I know, there's noway to force your Bonet to play stadium right now. That's unfortunate. The camp retreat thing is cool, but inan age where scoop up net and switch ort an all time high in terms of play,account there's no floatstone or anything. You know and a floatstone askera. This tdisability might have been stronger. I think in a day and agewhere people are playing switch and scoop up net, it's a little lesspowerful for sure going down the line. We have a prettyunderwhelming hip howd online for Ho powd on just can't catch a break, rihperior V, a kind of an Underwhelmingv Pokamon the Drell run attack on it. For fighting an DOL Carlis, you get toDiscardan energy from your ponas active for eighty damage. That's all right,not fantastic, certainly not the worst attack. We've seen on a V card. I definitely not up there and probablynot competitive four retreat cost is ridiculous. Little Pog, it's a littlepog, maybe very pog. You know it's how heavy is, but you know not not a lot going on for riphere. Yer has a kind of cool threet. Look to him, though so yeah I was justgoing to say I really like the art of his. I mean it's kind of a derpylooking bokmon overall, but just really has that very action shot. Art Workwhich I enjoy a lot. So Pasimin is next up in the fighting and will round outour fighting types call for family searchyou Dack for up to two basicpokmin and put them ont of your bench very blase, and then the rock hurl forseventy damage and again you know nothing to write home to Mama aboutmoving into the dark pokemon. This is probably the premiere type of theInfinity Zone set with both the Crowbat and the eternitist starting off here onthe list. is the area nose with a spider net ability when you play thiscard from your hand to evolve one of your Pokamon? You may switch one ofyour opponents evolution pokemon with their active Pokemon, so I could seethis seeing some play in the aternitis deck,but it's probably you know miles in the future. Perhaps when a rotation happenswhere we lose, you know things like custom, catcher things like greatcatcher, where maybe there's a return to more evolution. Pokemon, you couldplay your area dose and you have scubup nets and be able to really Combo thosetwo together yeah. I think I think the area os line is super cool. It's also, I love seeing the Ara dos as a darknesspokamon. I think it looks super cool yeah, just a visually speaking, seeingthese poison tipes with the dark type aesthetic on them. You know I could see the seene Nichplay with scoop up net when bosses orders is in format, it's alittle harder to justify. Finding a space Al right unless you happen tohave like two slots open, you already play Scoupup dats right absolutely and then probably thestar of the Infinity Zone set next hear is the crow bat the with the abilitynight set asset ascent. Once during your turn, when you played this Pokmontfrom your hand, you may draw until you have six cards in your hands, but a notuse more than one night's asset ability during your turn, so something verysimilar to cards in the past shamand...

Yex, except you can only play one,which is a really good nurf. It's a nice little marriage between Tedena andShaman. Honestly, it is, it really is very strong card should see prettysignificant play. I mean if your deck plays to the Dena. There's almost noreason to not play you know. A split Crobat might be a little bit weakerthan Todenna, but the fact that you could use both Crobet and Tedany in thesame turn would really warrant. You know potential incllusion yeah, I wouldagree for the most part like, as for as many times as Dinna is morepowerful. There are probably those instances where a you either want tokeep stuff in your hand, like maybe Ou, have Brent cards that you really wantto keep and just want to draw from there. CROBATS perfect for thosesituations and Crobat is also really good in terns, where maybe you plan toplay Todai later, but you neede, O hit another Como piece first or you havealready played t Tedena and Jus really need to dig for that last piece of yourTrambo. So that way, you're gon hit everything you need so little extradrau it it's almost when you have both of them in the same deck. It feels kindof like those old days of Shamining, not quite there yet, but yeah but',well pretty cool yeah. Now this is a great card. I'm really excited for howthis will affect things, and you know just something good that I like theclause at the end, where just you can't use more than one very strong move byPokemon to include that, because it just slows things down a little bit:Yeah and snaky chanty and chat, bringing up an interesting point thatcribaut actually his a hundred eighty hit points. So, unlike the DENNA doesnot get sniped by the cramarant V, Astrim actually is kind of relevant, sothat is relevant, and then I mean you could play things like Zigzagoon, butyeah that forces your opponent to have some stuff and also a prettynonrelevant weakness as well. I mean the Dena and the Crobat both having thefighting weakness so yeah. This thing is reli, I mean there. I say itrelatively safe, probably actually the safest bench sitter that we've ever hadin terms of draw right. Like you think about things in the past I mean evenTapoulele had a hundred and SEVENYHP. So this is probably the tankiest boy.It's that we've seen sinc it's pretty strong ability, yeah nothin! I mean! I don't think youcan look at Krobat v and say that is a bad guard. Iright O know, I think,you're really off your rocker. If you, if you CANCRP AG, isn't good yeah andit's like in the past. I think people have said. Okay, you know shaming. Youknow I remember when that came out like people were like well, how do you playa one hundred and ten HP pokemine that gives up two prizes like that was areal argument in the past, but in terms of everything I mean Yeah Crowbad, justknocks it out of the park in terms of setup, pokemon yeah and I think, we'vealso as a community. We've graduated fromthat school of Thought of thinking that a liability on the bench immediatelydisqualifies it right right going down the line we have theGALARIAN obstage in line. The things are going in. Linun are probably bothobjectively worse than their Sonan Moon, based at counterparts or Sortan Shieldbasic counterparts. That being said, Te Lan obstagun has a pretty interestingability and porhavs an itsues in the future and Sartostall deck. So the badruler Ability Alass. You once perturn to have your opponent discard carsuntil they have four cars in their hands, so for a deck that maybe nstalls ther Oponi out and theydraw a lot of cards so something along the lines. Af like a dollstall, eskkind of deck or a wallstyle deck ating xpanded. You could evolve up thisCilarian obstagon force your opponent to discard cards. Every turn really putthe pressure on they have to act. I mean this. Is I like this card? Youknow, maybe it maybe it never sees play, but I think it's a cool cart. Well, asopposed to something like the Persian where you have to attack right like thePergun to drand. Those are attacks yeah. This can just be used continually everysingle turn from the bench and then you still have an attack left over todisrupt your opponent. So things like doing this into a Mars or somethingjust seems very good and kind of leaves out like a Cambo piece that you wouldneed from a trainer or an attack, otherwise so yeah and lar, maybethere's some kind of wacky mill deck that like uses reset stamps a bunch and had like millr like to aturn yeah. Idon't know that's that. I mean that's very real. Absolutely absolutely nowyou can like reset stamp ouble Mars with a wrangers kind of t, e tenantsurge kind of deck and just really dig it into your phone at every single turn.Brok. I don't know if Thae's a better lock than just having like the theHamlocomo. That's definitely more entertaining a certainly a cooler lockabsolutely so we got scraggy and scrafty notthing much to say they areNK and Malamar again, nothing too much to say their perfect theme, Deck Pokmon,Hoopa, assault gates for one darkness,...

...energy. Ninety damage of this Pokeminawasn't moved from your bench, the actor spot. During your turn, this attackdoes nothing so something like the galisipod gx from the past, whereAROSZAP Y go ors, aptos yeah going from the bench to the active. Does you knowdamage in this case, but you know doing more damage from those other pokemon inthe past, so very interesting ogam on there a darkness, you know again, Idon't know how relevant that will be. I mean dragonpults, obviously, is a card right now, but this darkweakness, maybe won't matter with things like a Turnativ. Soo Oy doesn'tapply the weakness it'sit's pretty much. Oh yeah, this yeah, that's right! Thisright. This attack is an effect by weekness, so yeah, I don't know we'llsee, get that if that's seasonin Pi. I think if anything, this card is like aniche early game attacker for the Eternitte Stex to kind of soften things,up as you're preparing your your big WAMBO, Comvo, yeah, absolutely sonickets and theval. The next darkness spoke mon down here, really justsetting us up for the ATERNIIST B Max Atturniis vmax power excel thirtydamage for a color list. You may attach one darkness energy from your hand, toone of your pokmon and dynamax cannon, one hundred and twenty damage. If youroppones actthe Pokmon is a vmax, this tectas one hundred and twenty moredamage. Yeah I mean the the power excel is goodfor for getting ready for multiple turn O thitmaxes. I think what we reallywant to see, though, is that Itsturni is vmax. It's kind of like the coverart card for Infinity Zone, F, darkness, ablaze and fittingly its ability nameis infinity zone. So if all of your pokmon and play are dark pokemon, youget access to a skyfield. Basically, you can now have eigt up to eight darkpokmonon, your bench, but the caby out of that is as soon as you play a nondark pokemon. You must discard down to five so pretty crazy and it has aattack that synogizes perfectly without ability. It has dread end which doesthirty damage for each of your dark pook one and play including theattorniess in the active position. So right a slightly buffed up megaray, butyou can't have any other pokemon besides darkness, so with Aton Benchand the turn is active. You get to two hundred. Seventy damage, prettysubstantial, especially if you get a pokein with that Hoopa and that's threehundred sixty death should be just taken out prettymuch everything aside from. I guess what the DREADNA already it would evennowyou're trying to do the dread not with live because live by ten right,because it's taking thirty less each time. Yeah I live by twenty cus. Itwould take six t and then yeah yeah, wo thousand andtwenty. That's right so and just to clarify the attornit,you can't play dark nondark, Poke Amon. When you have a turn I this active, butif you're punting this like a malwhile or something that'll, get rid of theability or if it somehow theactivates the ability in another way. Well, onething that I was seeing was that you play it with weevile and the SNEEZLthat is water. You know you cand devolve the weevial, and so yoursneezal becomes water type, thereby nullifying the ability. And then youcan discard the pokleman that you don't want. Maybe a damage aternitist is hitthe bench you could just get rid of it by devolving your own Popeo yeah andthat's something a friend of mine was talking about is just like. You knowutilizing that kind of mechanic. I think I think there's definitely goingto be some interesting things that happen with the atternithiss is areally interesting ability kind of a twist on the the Skyfield kind of thingyeah now based on it ability. So you canstill play a stadium, I'm guessing that this is going to be apowerful card. Does a lot of damage for efficient energy cost a a lot of HP?Really I mean everything you coal watch from a car. This car basically hasright exactly so you looking at cards to buy from darkness ablaze when itdrops in America I mean crowbats and internitis. Really likethat's going to be yeure, really yeah. You cover all your bases. there. Inyou can't go wrong if you buy those. That's right! That's right! What about the metal types, though wedo have scissor with a vmax. The SCISSOR v not really anything toospecial. The tearoff attack for thirty damage, wellow you just card a tool andspecial energy from your ponents active, so potentially SOM Muse there to getrid of special energy in particular, but perhaps some some cool tools, but then scissor vmax is kind of underwhelming. I think it'sprobably one of the worst vmaxes that we have so far doesn't really do much. It just does a little bit ofdamage honestly, not even that much...

...right yeah. If you're looking for atank, I mean- I guess you know again. The weakness would be a factor right,so fire isn't that bad? Isn't that good of an archetype, thenmaybe scissor is your kind of large tank of choice, but even so yeah t themath here just isn't very impressive. You have this hard scissors attack thatdoes note damage and reduces the damage that you take from Attak next turn. But,of course your oponent can always you know guss around that and go for thingson the bench and then the Max Steel Spike for Metal, metal, colorlist doesone hundred and ninety damage with no extra effect and just kind of doesn'treally seem like the attacks that I would enjoy using yeah. I largely agreeSCISORD, not really not really making waves in my head.Sorry Bro got a kind of underwhelming scarmry with you know some neat art and a clink clang again, nothing reallygreat here, I think metal types, maybe maybe folkemon felt a little bad abouthow good the last couple metal types were, because I think this set isreally leaving a lot to be desired. Thet clink link does have a cool attack,jus two hundred damage for metal and Doubl Coolis. If theyre are no cling orcling on your Banch, the TAC does nothing. So you know you have this gearkind of thing going for it. That's about it, though youhave likenew CAPARAJA that can't be affected by special conditions, and it does two hundred forty damage ifyour have any damage counters on your bench. Otherwise, it is hunred D,twenty for two metals and two colorless again. I don't really see a greatreason to pay play this over the already existing Caparaja that can dotons of damage already Ron, but you know maybe there's some kind ofarchetype here. I could definitely see this being like a Tcgo kind of deckright, exactly exactly and then going down here to the colorlist type. Sowe've seen a lot of just very cool pokemon so far, but here is kingascon.Colorless retaliate has a an attack that we've seen before this retaliatedoing more damage. If your opponent was knocked out on the last turn or ifyou're sorry, if your pokemon was knocked out by you, opponents attackduring your last turn, it does ninety more damage o hundred nd twenty damagetotal. If that condition is met, the kind of weak thing about this is thatcolorless isn't going to hit much for weekness. If anything, I don't. Ifanythin, nothing really my mind, we have steen colorless revenge retaliateattackers in the past. I think there was like a boufflant that had this,that saw, you know very little play maybe like eight years ago, but youknow most of the retaliate attacks are doing specific. You know weakness damage, andso this one especially with how high HP is nowadays probably not going to seetoo much play, but is an interesting card done, sparse ability, one last digif this poke mil was knocked out by damage from an opponents attack thiscard, the top two pope top two cards of your opponents, deck so dun, sparse,very cool ability name. I love one. Last dig, I think theability itself is also pretty cool. You know, I think, with some of thesemill decks. It's really race against the prize, as opposed to necessarilyneeding to discard extra cards. So I don't know if this will find a place,but you know I think it's a cool card andprobably one that you just you know you keep four of them in a deck boxsomewhere in case you ever need them. That's right so Teddy Ersa and Ursering,nothing too much to discuss, accept the UR. SRING does havea hammer arm and clotslash that really remind me of the hearthgold Yeah Toring.I was thinking the same thing, so there is an ursering prime from Hart Gold,soul silver. I believe the hammer arm was the actual attack name and it assixty damage and discarded the top cart of your ponents teck. And then I can'tremember the second attack name, but it was for four colorless and did you knowa hundred damage or whatever? It was so very interesting to see this kind ofrevolve, even though they didn't do too much to buff the card. It's justinteresting when they do reprint, similar mechanics on similar POKMA andthen skiddy and del Ketdy. A couple more colorless here, del Cadty,captivating, tals witch your oponents active Pok, my watvaloner their benchand the new active is now confused, Very Yan, Very Yon, but a nice huteartwork, the Dell catty pampering itself in in the in the house. I don't know inthe room in the vanity in the vanity eahyeah. Next, we got the V pokemon forthe colores line. We got this SALAMENSV and SOM mens o b Max sommon t va withthe transplit attack THAs thirty to each of your opponents pokemon. Ifthere was a good way to power this up, it's not a terrible attack, especiallyon two hundred twenty eht feet: Basic Bokmon, yeah Salmons vmax...

...also has a spread type attack with twinsonic, doing forty thamage to two of your oppots Pokem on of your choice, and then it has kind of a finisherattack with maxwing for four energy, really not a fantastic line. I'm suresome people will try to make this work as kind of a spread and and ultimatelylike a use maxwling. Once you spread enough damage to finish things off, I don't thinkthere's enough going on there. I don't think it's a got enough frontloaded power to keepgoing, but it sure yeah it is. I like the double snip, you know, twofr fortyis pretty impactful and I mean when this releases you know we should stillhave a very large amount of setup in Geraci and various other basic pokemonto snipe. On the bench so Salamon's something that you know it is it ithappens, you know and O it isit occurs. Yeah we'll see if it has an impactgoing on down Starley Staravian stiraptor Starley, with an ability skycircus. If you played bird keeper from your hand during this turn, ignore allenergy in the attackcost of this pokemon. So the Rallet also had thisyeah oalty very caterday. Ask It is it is, and this I mean it's a is a prettyinteresting attack, sharp eyes, search your deck for any two cards and putthem into your hand. So for a Fiftye, a another Berdky for basic yeah rightyeah, you just keep the chain going. So definitely a you know. I don't know how obviously how good thestar rapter is going to be. But you know it's always nice when they printthe basics that do something. You know that really interact with the gamestate going on up to the star Rapter herhane mixer. Seventy damage you maymove as many energy a cards attach to your Pokamon as you like to any of yourother Pokemon, so something that doesn't immediately come to my mind ashaving a use, but something that otentially could in the future yeah theDuckla and Swana, also having thes sky circus ability on that Swana. So, where you ignore the attack cost.If you played a birdkeeper, this Wuana, not too fantastic, you do seventydamage and you can justcard a card from your hand. If you choose to do that,you do one forty damage. Instead, you know, I guess it's the big finisher inthe Sky SORTF this Dick. I honestly can't wait to see the prereale ticksthat come from. You know the bird keeper Blut Sky, circus ECAUSE, I thinke're Gonabeyeah, and then we have the squovit and the Gredent, not anything too special theyre thegreedence. If it had some mor HP, I think the hit and run could potentiallybe useful, but with only one twenty HP, I don't think there's too much going onthere right right. So moving into the trainers and supporters, we got CheerYell Horn, which looks like a Mubu Zela. Each player's active Pokmon is nowconfused, could have some viability with some of the pokemon that do youknow extra damage if your opponent has a special condition, but iyou know might be very, very fewarchetipes. I don't ever see this being played on its own. You know just as additionaldisruption, I'm not sure, although there is that potential turbo patch.The item that has everyone in this hisy, but is really just a reprint of somekind of energy acceleration item from many years past but says flibicoin. Ifheads choose a basic energy from your discard, pile and attached to one ofyour basic poke on so I can see how people would be mad about thisinexpanded with just the insane amount of you knowalready acceleration that you have from the discard, although it might be justoutclassed by Max elixer and things like dark patch and expanded. I meanthis card, I think, is fine in standard. It's not something that I like to see,but I don't think it's going to ruin the game. Like some people think yeah,I don't know if it'll necessarily in the game, I mean it's basically areverse, crushing hammer right, you know your lip a coin and you get anenergy as posed up within coin you're. Moving your epont energy. I think this card will see a decentamount of play. I think it remains to be seen how much play it sees. It kind of depends what the attackcosts are relative to what the the card gool cans card pool can support, but I still think it's a very good card.I mean getting ahead on a energy attachments, I's exactly why peopleplay for crushing camera and a lot of decks now and so in the same way youcan play for Turbo Patch to do the exact same thing. So if you're Adeckwits more agro and cares more about launching attacks than preventing youropponment from attacking this is a very classic and meaningful alternative tothe crushing Hammera Strategy. There you go, we got the rare fossil and youknow just basically the the what what...

...it was it called in the past mysteriousposs, yeah, sterious fossib like old, amber it's. You know it's Allit's, allin that same tree house all the same and then toughness Cape a trainer item.This is an item that I'm very excited about the maximum hp of the BasicPokemon. This card is attached to is increased by fifty unless you're a gxSar O. Yes, sorry pekram exactly, but this is a cool card. I think this willbe very interesting for decks that play these kind of damage reduction cardsalready. So I look at at card like Lacario Mel metal, really enjoyingsomething like toughness Cape. Obviously you know you lose theweakness reduction if you're playing the metal saucers, but you just getthat XRAHP and oh well. I guess you can't use that.That's a GX, never mind! I take it all back, but you look at something likeAsatian, which would just really enjoy the XRHP that you know you could do without the thefire weakness. You know yeah, and I think you know tough t escape- is just asuperior giant charm for decks that rely on basic focumon. So I'm sure thisCardalsey play and the same way that that giant carm does atr. You know it'sa decent enough card, similar to fighting feory Bell, except you'retrading, the damage for a little extra HP, absolutely moving down the line to mountain tosmoke. kind of again. Building off that sortof mill element is card is clearly meant to be played with the Gosh. Why a I? Why am I losing my brainhere? I'm scrawling it's getting to the end of the year witthe Don Marnasr. I knew it started with Du, but I just could not think of theend of Dons Pars's name, so yeah mountaiis go clearly mets we play withDon spars. You know you sacrifice the Dine Farst, they mill some cards andthen they also mill whatever they yeah Brat. You know the prize card getsremoved as well so kind of a gimmicky strategy, but kindof fun too yeah I, like the Mountaino smoke. I mean it's interesting. I don'tknow if it really supplants any of the other kind of stall trainer item tool,things that you could play. I don't know if it's a better card than anyother of thes insanely, powerful stallmill cards that we have so butsomething to keep an eye on. We have birdkeeper the trainersupporter that we've all been talking about, switch your active Botemon withone of your bench and then draw three cards so a little bit more viable howTrno Jaron yeah it's just a better version of those cards exactly well. Iguess it forces you so in a deck that you wouldn't want to switch or if youdo, if it's edecate, like only once one fokmon active or something right right,so I don't know Romat the the the juryis still out Youre on fird keeper,whether or not it will see her pierce. Another ser supporter peers isactually very cool and I wouldn't be surprised if this sees playing expanded. You SEARCHYOU DACK for one dark bookMon and anyone energy, including tetial energy. You know you know for GouzMahala. A lot of people play that just for access to special energy and theydiscard two cars to do it with peers, especially in expanded. You can grave aCrowvat and a DART and a special energy of some sort, and that's insane. That'sreally good, really, really strong yeah. Exactly I mean you hit the nail in thehead, where I just love that they kept the Energy Claus like open, ended whereand it didn't even have to be a basic energy just that special energy andyeah. You look a lot to the expanded format, which has just all theseinsanely good special energy types and the darkness energy you know, wouldhave been bad before this set, but now we get a draw hard that, as thedarkness spoke Mon, so this supporter has just a ton of viability in decksthat are not built around darkness Pokemon, just for the fact that theycan draw cards and grab those you know hard to find special energy yeah. Ithink peerse is a fantastic heart. I really do and- and it doesn't feel itdoesn't feel like overpowered or anything like that. It's ot very, likeit's very reasonable, because you're, not you know, drawing any extra cardsyou're. Not Really. You know the Crowbad is getting your cards obviously,but I just doesn't feel too strong. You know it doesn't feel like a card.That's like an auto inclusion, but it feels like a card that you know youcould build your deck around playing it. Yeah, iten and then rose supporterchoose up to two basic energy from your discard, pile and Attachon the one year,your vmax. Now, that is a pretty strong effect, but the counter to that is youalso hade the discard your hand Raley. What do you think about this card? I think, if you have some sort ofsupplementary draw that this card isn't necessarily horrible, I mean attaching to energy, is prettygood and if there's a good place to attach them from is the discard. Pile...

...and Ithis card is ceelly mants to beplayed with Rose Tower Yeah, which is a you know, Ar Rangaroo SK card just inthe form of a stadium. So you know there's clearly an intent there withwhat you're supposed to be doing. In my opinion, rose tower is so goodyeah, oh good, because I mean you think about it: Ino in you're likeimmediately okay! Well, you know your opponent can use it to, but the counterto that is like if you're playing, ROA stadium, then you're playing your deckto get down. To that low hand, count and then to be able to ROAs stadium,you know: Have Your Deck, where you're getting it to you know zero or one cardrepeatedly: Ros stadiuming every turn. It's just is so strong and I cound seea comboing. I mean it obviously comas very well with rose and so it'll becurious to see how these two interplay and how the decks will play them because I think rose isjust very good, makes a lot of the more you know harder to get out of vmaxspokamon now, maybe a little bit more viable, and so these two kind of Commotogether there to provide some draw and also some acceleration to the Vmaxpokmon that or maybe after thoughts, right yeah. I think that's, ultimatelywhat the the Ros and roast tower wil will find themselves. In is, I think,the strongest of maxes are the ones that'll have support built into them or,like you know, the set design o support. So, like you know, atturn of this is aclass example of it has the set design support it has stuff given to itoutright but stuff like the Dreadna or stuff,like some other potential femaxes down the road, I'm sure ther'll bea, plentyof them that have high energy attack costs, but maybe oare cool in nichesort of ways. I think, rose and rose tower is exactly the kind of thing andyou know maybe that's a four fun kind of card instead of like a competitivekind of card, but I think that's still valid and coolsure spikemooth, the other stadium in the set whenever pokemon players Pokmon,is removed from the active spot to the bench during their turn put to damagecounters on that Pokemon doesn't seem the best en compared tosome of the other stadiums that we have access to. But something to keep inmind I mean the extra damage is interesting. Nonetheless, we got acouple of energy specialal energy, the hide energy, obviously very, verystrong when you include it in the internative Crobad deck. As long asthis card is attached to a pokamon, it provides one darkness, energy and theretreat cost of the darkness Pokmon. This card is attached to is zero yeah,so kind of given that dark cloak in a way dark, cloak, ing and energy. Youknow can't hate it, don't really love it, but can't hide it either right and then we have the powerful seaenergy so for any colores Pokmon that this entergis attached to you do twentymore damage. So I guess, if you're really into Doublewo, this is the thecard for you bro Finally, Broken Double Porigonbro Yeah Dovwell, its reallybeen waiting fir time, O shotiit sounds kind of good. I think I'm going tobuild that on the stream tonight. Well, you don't really have thispowerful energy yet, but not yet ro, but we're going to get there yeah. Soyou know double is probably the only car that really takes o advantage ofthis right now, but it's a cool energy card. You know it's a strong energy ina way. That's great! That's right, that's right! So that is the infinitieson setless Riley. Just before, like we end the cast, are there any ones thatkind of jump out to you as being maybe format, defining a side from Crobadatternitis? Are there any cards that you just want to kind of highlight inour last few minutes? Yeah? I think you know we really raged about peers. Ithink that's going to be a fantastic cardan expanded in varticular, and youknow maybe there's something good there in standard as well. I don't thinkgetting the hide. The energy and the Krobat is good enough and standard, butyou know I could also see it seeing play. I think Turbo Patch I'll ask Hor Iskit by saying I don'tthink it's immediately amazing at every single deck you know don't go crazy,but I think it has a lot of potential aswell, and you know there's I think, when in an age where people are makingthat choice, that crushing hammer is the card that they need to follouttheir deck. This is the clear like alternative school ofthought, and so and- and I think, generally speaking,you know outside of defining the format. POKEMON is trying to to help out with powering up some ofthese niche pokemon that have a lot of energy coss ye have Terbo, Passian roseand the same set so clearly, there's they're trying to like expand upon theengines that you use to make these poke...

...on word. So I think, no matter how the Sep pans outyou know. Attornathis will probably be the deck to look at going into this setbut Ri, I think, there's a lot of cool stuff in it and some cool precedents.If nothing else going forward sure yeah, I look to Ros and rose tower just beingsome of my favorite cards from this set very, very strong, the the powerful cloak or the toughnestcloak. Being something that I just see. You know we look at big charm. I meanbig charm, really messes up a lot of math. Now, imagine you know a betterbig charm, so that should see some play in it's in its lifetime. I, like thosetwo wile three cards, especially like thosejust seem to me, some of the standouts yeah that yeah. I think this hat's going to becool. I think it's going to be fun. There's some some great cards a lot ofgreat artwork, which isn't necessarily always true. I think pookbanl actuallydoes have a lot of great art work in general, but the set is like reallyreally good and it's a lot of really fun cards to look at so sure you knowI'm excited for it. I hope you allare too, if you have any cards orstrategies that you're really excited for be sure to either leave that in thecomment section of wherever you're viewing or just send us a tweet at tag.Team POKEMON WED be happy to discuss more some of those cards and statiesthat that are making you guys excited absolutely and with that I think we'recoming to a close for today. Thank you all so much for tuning in. Ithink the set has a lot of exciting strategies and I'm excited to talk themore with you as we approach thei release date. Beyon, the lookout formore content in the coming weeks aboutrebbel clash and the events that are going on, maybe we'll touch with someORDR format stuff to- I guess, a we're, an interesting time and po hem on inthis quarantine world. So that's right! That's right! There's not too muchcoming up in terms of competitive hokeman for either of us. I suppose wecould do some of the you know, weekly tournaments, that are run on the on theweekends. But you know there is the invitational. There is the limitlessstuff that's coming up, and so I expect some content outlining the format forthat. But for now I'm JBW cree wall. This is Riley. Hulbert we've had agreat tag team. Thank you guys so much for supporting us and we'll catch youon the next episode see everyone.

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