(1 day ago)
Last grass-type Forretress ever made…
This is the best Onix artwork ever made!
This card was great back in the day
(3 days ago)
Artwork looks like a Prime
(4 days ago)
This new artist Teeziro is so good. Looking forward to more of their stuff!
First Saito illustrations were in this set!
This was the last Arbok card where they got creative with its scary pattern–they gave its ‘eyes’ pupils!
Arbok never got a card in the BW era. This was the last Arbok until XY base set
This artwork is pretty much memeworthy in my book.
I didn’t know Misty’s Tentacruel had the Joestar Family’s Secret Technique, which Final Fantasy 4’s Edward also had!
(5 days ago)
©️1999-23000, huh? It would be a LOOOOOONG while before public domain kicks in on that!
Was this set the first ever McDonald’s set released outside of Japan?
Man was this card any good at *all* even back in the day?? 40 damage for *three colorless energy* and you can’t use it next turn?!
(1 week ago)
Anyone using this card against RS Urshify decks? There may be some good potential there–but I suppose you’d only include this card in your deck if you can see your opponent’s decklist beforehand and knew what they were playing.
If Boss’s orders was spelled as escape rope then I think Milotic would prevent it, but it refers to the player moving opponent benched/active Pokémon so it’s not on the player or player’s hand…
I believe this is the only reason why Dragon Type returned to the TCG. I’m thrilled, don’t get me wrong, but I think that if it weren’t for this Pokémon, we may never have seen Dragon Type again in the TCG. Not sure if that is true or not, just me personal opinion.
Rare candy has been here since the beginning ;)
Cool potential with Rewind Beam to take out Pokemon VMAX like Shadow Rider Calyrex and Rapid Strike Urshifu
This card really isn’t very good at all.
Most recent Kinebuchi artwork ever reprinted. I wonder if we’ll see his work again in any future reprints?
Similar effect to Blaine (plus the bonus of drawing cards)
Good way to get out G’s Machamp, Nidoking, or Nidoqueen in one turn! Rare Candy before Rare Candy was a thing! (It was first printed in EX Sandstorm)
Good spot. I’d say yes, but then again I’d say yes to Boss’s Orders, so my opinion is void here XD But what about Flannery or Agatha too? Similarly, Seeker, that I brought up earlier? These all disrupt your opponent’s Pokémon, which doesn’t seem to count as disrupting your opponent. Avery does stipulate “your opponent discards Pokémon”, rather than _you_ discarding _their_ Pokémon, so maybe?
But the further question that arises from this; what about Team Yell Grunt? “Put an Energy attached to 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon into their hand”. If you’re not affecting the cards already in their hand, does it count as affecting “their hand”? I’d say yes.
i love it i feel like i want it
What about Avery · Chilling Reign (CRE) #130? “your opponent discards Pokémon from their Bench until they have 3”
I suppose they might be covering all their bases, incase they ever print a Supporter that puts an effect on your opponent. Or maybe they already have a plan to print a card with kind of effect. Something like “Until your next turn, your opponent can’t play any Item cards”, on a Supporter.
Thanks for this, Leon, especially going through all that effort with the Supporter cards. Looks like it’s just a random bit of text to “tease” you that Boss’s Orders might be prevented, but isn’t XD
As an aside, after playing enough MTG, had it not been for this discussion I’d probably have said that this *would* stop anything that “targets” you. That would have included Boss’s Orders, Seeker, etc. Alas, Pokémon is a bit more vague with its wording of things :)
Regadring to affect you, I couln’t find a Supporter that does that. However, there is a Marowak’s Ability that prevent effects of attacks done to you or your hand by your opponent’s Pokémon.It’s the only other card I’ve found that has “to you or your hand”:
Marowak · Fates Collide (FCO) #37
This remembers me of attacks that can affect the player. Here are some other examples, as Abry posted some before:
Manectric ex · Deoxys (DX) #101
Vileplume · Legends Awakened (LA) #45
Aerodactyl GL · Rising Rivals (RR) #55
Spiritomb · Phantom Forces (PHF) #55
Giratina-EX · Ancient Origins (AOR) #57
Noivern-GX · Burning Shadows (BUS) #99
Alolan Golem-GX · Crimson Invasion (CIN) #34
Shadow Rider Calyrex V · Chilling Reign (CRE) #074
I looked for other Supporters that should be stopped by this Milotic’s Ability:
Rocket’s Admin. · Team Rocket Returns (TR) #86
Team Galactic’s Wager · Mysterious Treasures (MT) #115
Team Galactic’s Mars · Secret Wonders (SW) #126
Looker’s Investigation · Platinum (PL) #109
Cyrus’s Initiative · Supreme Victors (SV) #137
Judge · Unleashed (UL) #78
Team Rocket’s Trickery · Undaunted (UD) #78
Hooligans Jim & Cas · Dark Explorers (DEX) #95
Hugh · Boundaries Crossed (BCR) #130
Ghetsis · Plasma Freeze (PLF) #101
Ace Trainer · Ancient Origins (AOR) #69
Hex Maniac · Ancient Origins (AOR) #75 partially
Delinquent · BREAKpoint (BKP) #98
Psychic’s Third Eye · BREAKpoint (BKP) #108
Ilima · Sun & Moon (SUM) #121
Team Skull Grunt · Sun & Moon (SUM) #133
Wicke · Burning Shadows (BUS) #127
Mars · Ultra Prism (UPR) #128
Morty · Lost Thunder (LOT) #186
Jessie & James · Hidden Fates (HIF) #58
Sabrina’s Suggestion · Hidden Fates (HIF) #65
Oleana · Rebel Clash (RCL) #163
Note that all of these Supporters affect “your hand” and not “you”. I couldn’t find an example of Supporter for it.
Fuse this with Team Aqua Energy and boom: Rapid Strike Energy · Battle Styles (BST) #140.
I think some people forget how strong this card is as a Not Fully Evolved Pokemon. Crazy looking back and realizing the utility it has.
Do you think that the “Team Battle” format (2v2 and 3v3 maybe), though now is a “for fun” format, may be involved in this? Is that format going to be renewed/restored by TPC? In that case, Milotic protects you and not “your Team-mate”, right?
I wonder why cards from the Radiant Collection–and Generations in general–aren’t worth more, especially considering that Generations boosters are going for about $50 each. https://www.tcgplayer.com/product/187238/pokemon-generations-generations-booster-pack?xid=pi66ccfc93-f647-45c9-aa2a-d9064539b957&page=1&Language=English
Seems weird to me that the rarest card in a set this rare/unique would be worth this little. ($25 on average)
Thanks for your thoughts, Abry, it has been a big help. I found an official ruling here; https://compendium.pokegym.net/all-rulings-by-date/. I feel it’s best to run it as just a hand-disruprion preventer, and ignore the confusing “you or” clause. Looks like that text was added without any thought as to what it actually adds to the card’s coverage.
So it takes about 25 years for a home Pokémon to reach level 36.
Anyway, awesome sequence from Eo.
Best Carnivine artwork
Uh, I’m blind, I focused on the last part and not the “supporter” part. I’m sorry, checking by searching keywords I have to agree to your op; it seems all cards refers to the hand or a specific card, and not “your opponent” directly (except for Marnie, N and the similar cards that say “Your opponent shuffles…”; maybe Guzma?).
Weird that there’s no Cacturne in this set
This is the Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan dojo from gen 1, right?
This set has *so* many dang cards that I always forget what’s in it. Like this guy.
I HAVE THIS POKEMON AT MY HOUSE IDK WHERE THE LAST PLACE I PUT IT NO CAP I SWEAR TO GOD HIMSELF I COULD HAVE GOTTEN 500 DOLLARS BUT KNOW IT’S OUT THE DRAIN I AM SEARCHING MY (WHOLE) HOUSE FOR IT !!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the replies, Arby. I am unsure if any of these cards would covered by Milotic, however, as Milotic stipulates only Supporter cards, and not Abilities.
Some of your cards bring up ideas with me though. If those cards DID get prevented by Milotic, why would Boss’s Orders not be (“Switch 1 of _your opponents_ Benched Polemon”). Although with Boss’s Orders you get to choose, it would still “target” your opponent like these Abilities.
The reason I ask is because I plan to run this in my cube with older cards, things like Seeker · Triumphant (TM) #88, and there are going to be a few interaction questions that come up.
Adam Capriola Otaku
(2 weeks ago)
Hey Otaku, you’re doing it right. The text search behavior regressed recently and I was unaware that it did, so thanks for bringing this up. You’ll want to use a plus sign (which wasn’t working, but now is) to get an exact match, like this: +text:”[W] Pokémon”
Phione‘s ability: Whirlpool Suction
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokémon is on your Bench, you may have _your opponent_ switch their Active Pokémon with 1 of their Benched Pokémon.
Trevenant‘s Perplexing Forest : 20
You may have _your opponent_ switch their Active Pokémon with 1 of their Benched Pokémon.
Escape Rope maybe too
Omastar‘s Fossil Bind:
As long as you have fewer Pokémon in play than your opponent, _they can’t play_ any Item cards from their hand.
May be like Umbreon & Darkrai-GX · Unified Minds (UNM) #125‘ Dark Moon?
“Your opponent can’t play” any Trainer cards from their hand during their next turn…
I understand this stops cards like Marnie (SSH) #169 and N (NVI) #92, but I feel I am feel I am missing some other cards that this also stops. It seems to make a distinction between “you OR your hand”. What cards are covered by the inclusion of “you”? If none, why is this card not worded as just “prevent all effects of that card done to your hand”, minus the “you or”?
Am I doing something wrong? I went to search for cards with “[W] Pokémon” in their text, which used to be the easy way to find effects that referenced Water Pokémon. However, now it seems to just be showing me most (yet not all) Water Pokémon plus Water support. Am I just misreading all these extra cards, like the one above?
Such a cool card. I wonder why they made a Gen 6 secret rare full art card for Dialga and none for Palkia?
Only time Pelipper has appeared as Colorless type!
Seems like such a ferocious Pokemon doesn’t belong in such an adorable city! The background reminds me of the Czech city of Telč.
He’s blissfully unaware of the tornado sneaking up on him