It's time to reach for the skies as the three Legendary Birds bring another Tag Team twist to the TCG! Prepare for a Pokémon Tag Team GX card like never before with SM10b, Sky Legend!
Released April 26th and available to order from Plaza Japan now, the latest Pokémon 54+ card subset is about to introduce Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno into the Tag Team GX era for the first time - but who will be they be teaming up with in SM10b?
Well, in yet another TCG surprise, get ready for three Pokémon tag-teamed together on one card! Sky Legend changes the game with Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno GX!
The original Kanto Legendary Bird trio all feature on the same incredible GX card in the first of its kind! At the risk of a card becoming overcrowded, the trio have been captured magnificently by Mitsuhiro Arita with all three Pokémon looking ready to turn the game on its head.
And change the game they will. You'd be forgiven for thinking three's a crowd here, but such legendary prowess brings with it some legendary attacks, including "Trinity Burn" that hits for a huge 210 damage! Of course, your opposition will also have "Sky Legend GX" to contend with!
Unleashing the power of this GX attack means you can shuffle this Pokémon and all cards attached to it into your deck. If this Pokémon has at least one extra Fire, Water, and Lightning Energy attached to it, this attack does 110 damage to three of your opponent's Pokémon! This could wipe out your opponent's entire team in one fell swoop!
Not to be upstaged by this new concept, SM10b still has plenty of space for the sort of Tag Team GX we're used to! Alola favourites Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor GX form an unexpected partnership to fill the remaining Tag Team GX slot. We can only imagine Rowlet landed in the wrong tree here!
Once again, we can't wait to see both cards receive their "SR" alternate art version, with surely something particularly special on the horizon for the first ever triple Tag Team GX!
Don't forget about the regular GX cards! Keldeo GX and a new Naganadel GX ensure that the Legends aren't just found in the Sky. There's certainly a lot to take in here in SM10b with an unprecedented seven Pokémon across just four cards!
The new concepts don't stop when it comes to new Trainer cards either! But first, let's take a look at the new "TR" Trainers. Sky Legend once again brings a further four of these alternate art reprints in the form of three Supporters - the family affair of Gladion, Lille and Lusamine. The fourth TR card is the Item, Nest Ball. Which one will be hidden inside your box?
These new concepts we mention are the introduction of Z-Crystal Items! SM10b contains Normalium Z and Flyinium Z , granting a powerful GX attack to any Pokémon that knows either "Tackle" or "Air Slash" respectively – even for Basic Pokémon like Rowlet! Expect to see the remaining Z-crystals follow suit in the upcoming months.
As ever, the question is are these new Items going to become golden "UR"? Well, they won't be the only contenders, as they are joined by U-Turn Board, Recycle Energy and the Stadium Card, Blizzard Town. We would love to see a full set of UR Z-Crystals though!
Do the Supporters ever let us down? Prepare for trouble, as the first of two new Supporter cards is indeed the iconic Jesse & James! Playing Jesse & James causes each player to discard two cards from their hand, and we have already seen that this card will have a stunning Full Art "SR" version! The illustration of this card is full of character, and even features Wobbuffet and Meowth, as it looks like Team Rocket are about to blast off once again! This must-have card will truly stand amongst the greatest in terms of Full Art artwork!
The second new Supporter is a maniac! Pokémaniac to be precise! This Slowpoke-wearing cosplayer will surely be joining Jesse & James to make up SM10b’s “SR” Supporter roster!
With the first ever introduction of a triple Tag Team GX, featuring all three Kanto Legendary Birds no less, means that Sky Legend promises to be just that - Legendary! Can your deck cope without this triple threat? Not forgetting of course, the new Z-Crystal Items and the incredible new Jesse & James Supporter! The latest Pokémon TCG expansion really does have something for everyone, so don't miss out and order your box of SM10b from Plaza Japan today!