(1 week ago)
Tapu Koko is the only Tapu to have a shiny form printed.
Funny that they split this guy and his counterpart up, for different sets
I wonder why this guy isn’t in TEU with Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan? Cuz he needs both of them to work.
Why is this card in TEU?
Lol this art is amazing
The first thing I looked at on this card was “Adrenalash” which made me think this card was in a different language.
FIRST EVER FULL ART CARDS!!!
Lol they really just waited 1 set to borderline Powercreep Beartic with their “Legendary-Big Basics” design that we’re still feeling to this day. Both are cool cards regardless though.
This has got to be one of the most experimental artworks in the history of the TCG
By evolving a Caterpie that has Adaptive Evolution :)
How would you evolve this on your first turn?
My guess is it might’ve been something they did to define the Ground types as having their own little niche in the big Fighting umbrella? Rocks were all big and bulky (Base Onix‘s 3 retreat was fairly conspicuous for a Basic; Jungle Rhyhorn‘s 3 retreat was almost certainly conspicuous for a Basic that evolved); Fighting types proper were kind of in the middle; Ground Pokémon erred towards lighter retreats
It took Corsola literally dying in order to be printed in shiny form
Oh that’s right! Forgot the dead lil’ guy…
For whatever reason there was a brief time where Sandslash cards could have zero retreat. I’m not sure why this was ever the case, but being one of my favorite Pokémon, I miss it.
Gen 2, Corsola has a regional form as well. You’re right about Gen 4, though.
However, Power Keepers was the final set to have Pokémon with two resistances.
Slowking is currently the only Gen 2 Pokemon to get a regional form.
No gen 4 Pokemon has yet received a regional form.
For a brief period. But then Pokémon Legend came around and those featuring two Pokémon also have two weaknesses! But from that point on the feature was retired. (I think lol).
I believe that Power Keepers was the final set to have Pokemon with two weaknesses–is that correct?
A moth so powerful it had to be nerfed with TWO weaknesses…
You’re right! My mistake :)
Not sure if you count it, but Lance’s Aerodactyl from the Japanese exclusive VS expansion was also a common :)
Weird AlBlob Takeshi
Also, this is still the only time Aerodactyl has been a common-rarity card! It was uncommon once, but besides that it’s always been star-rare.
First ever full-art Flygon card! And we’re getting a second one in Brilliant Stars :)
Shining Charizard showed us flying zard’s butt from behind–here’s his front!!
Beautiful card, I’m a fan of Gyarados, I always remember when my mum got me a base set theme deck which contained a holo Gyarados and I just loved it, later down the line I had a shining Gyarados which was so amazing, I kick myself for loosing all my old cards :(
Cute art :)
Between this card and the Lake Trio, I believe that Forbidden Light marks the first time that legendary/mythical Pokemon appeared in the TCG as uncommon, not rares. Am I correct in this?
That’s right–I forgot about shining Raichu, my bad! Still, though, I think it’s funny there’s plenty of high-profile Pokemon still awaiting shiny form: Squirtle, Clefairy, Shaymin, Manaphy, Arcanine, etc…
Raichu actually did get a shiny card in the form of Shining Raichu. It doesn’t resemble the modern shiny Raichu, but does match its gen 2 sprite. But I do appreciate the Platinum sets giving us more obscure shinies after Neo and EX mostly gave them to high profile, popular Pokémon.
I mean*i like this card* its so powerful
I lile this card…
I find it cute that they gave Relicanth, a super-obscure Pokemon, a shiny version–especially cuz super high-profile Pokemon like Venusaur, Dragonite, Raichu, etc. have never appeared in their shiny form!
Ursaring be doing the Fusion Strike pose!
(2 weeks ago)
The first three Cacturne cards ever made were all holo rares–and Cacturne has never seen a holo rare card printed since.
This card came out in prerelease form–any way we could get scanned images of EX and DP era prerelease cards?
This was the first-ever holo Quagsire card printed!!!
This is the most recent time Hariyama has been printed as a holo card.
This is the only shiny one of the Legendary Birds trio that has ever been printed in the TCG
Tokiwa City SmuggleBrian Duddy
Thunder should have been a hit or miss attack in the TCG. And yeah it should have been the last attack on the card too. Also, none of Thunder or Thunderbolt should have recoils after attacking.
Tokiwa City SmuggleOtaku
So I gathered this is not a reprint in this case since the wording of the card is different from the newer one.
rip forest of giant plants you would’ve loved gym leader challenge month 6
Gorgeous card. I had it when I was a kid, long ago :(
I think if Deceive placed 5 instead of 4 it would be a lot more usable. You’d be able to force a lot more KOs if your opponent has evolving basics, which usually hovered around 50 HP. Still a fun and flavorful card though. Love the type combo too.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an attack with such a negligible effect like this, especially in later sets. Feels weird to flip a coin for just 10 more damage.
Get away from the volcanoes, little guy!! You don’t wanna go extinct!!
Also works great with Pokemon that have Top Entry, like Luxio · Shining Fates (SHF) #032 and Lombre · Rebel Clash (RCL) #008.
If you draw into Nugget using a trainer, ability, or attack, you can put it back on top of your deck to get the effect on your next turn.
Nugget tells that you can play it only when you draw it “at the beginning of your turn”; so it shouldn’t work with either Oranguru or the Cups?
Skyridge Vaporeon was the first of *many* Vaporeon cards that would feature a Poke-Power/Ability.
This artwork is the first time in TCG that Flareon has actually been depicted as breathing fire
It looks like a velociraptor
Why does Bench Manipulation have such a high energy cost?
I do like Dark Gyarados, but I can’t help but feel Dark Vileplume · Team Rocket (RO) #13 would’ve been a better Team Rocket representative for this set, especially since Shining Magikarp already represents this line. Dark Vileplume’s trainer lock concept spawned an archetype that’s been continuously remade every couple generations!
Can’t wait until we get Drake and Glacia. I gotta complete my collection of gen 3 league members.
Yeah, that’s good! Maybe without the requirement to have the Stage 1 *and* the Stage 2 in hand simultaneously though, since otherwise it might be a bit hard to actually play? Though it does work to benefit Stage 2s specifically this way, rather than evolution pokemon in general, which is kinda nice.
Or maybe just a reprint of Rowlet&Exeggutor: “Each player can search their deck for a card that evolves from 1 of their Pokémon and put it onto that Pokémon to evolve it. If that Pokémon is now a Stage 1 Pokémon, they can search their deck for a Stage 2 Pokémon that evolves from that Pokémon and put it onto that Pokémon to evolve it. Then, shuffle your deck. You can’t use this effect on the first turn or on a Basic Pokémon that was put in play in this turn.”
Should be like: “Each player can show their opponents a Stage 1 Pokémon that evolves from one of their basic Pokémon in play and a Stage 2 Pokémon that evolves from that Stage 1 Pokémon. Play both of them to evolve the basic Pokémon and the Stage 1 Pokémon. If a Player evolves some Pokémon in this way, no Abilities of the involved Pokémon can be activated this turn. You can’t use this effect on the first turn or on a Basic Pokémon that was put in play in this turn.”
This is a good card