Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Mew VMAX, Boltund VMAX, and More in Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike

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Fuse your Pokémon TCG Battle Styles with the upcoming Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike expansion. Containing more than 260 cards, this
expansion introduces a new Battle Style called Fusion Strike. Embrace the
fluidity of this style with adaptable new Pokémon V, while also making use of powerful
Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards. And don’t overlook the power of several
Pokémon VMAX appearing in their Gigantamax forms. Prepare for the expansion’s
release on November 12, 2021, by joining us for a peek at some of the great cards you’ll find

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Mew VMAX is the kind of powerhouse Pokémon that makes
opponents tremble when it comes into play. Its Cross Fusion Strike attack
leverages the strength of your entire team by allowing you to choose one of
your Benched Fusion Strike Pokémon’s attacks and use it. This is an especially
useful tool given that Mew boasts an ample 310 HP, so you could make use of
another Pokémon with a powerful attack without putting it in harm’s way, as Mew
VMAX remains the Active Pokémon. The fact that it only requires 2 Colorless
Energy to power is even better. Mew’s second attack—Max Miracle—requires 2
Psychic Energy to utilize and does 130 damage; plus, it ignores any effects
applied to its target. This card’s incredible combination of power and opportunities
to take advantage of clever gameplay mechanics has lots of potential.

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Continuing the theme of Pokémon that derive power from the
overall strength of your deck, Boltund VMAX can unleash a fierce attack that does
additional damage for each Lightning Energy attached to your Pokémon: Bolt
Storm requires 1 Lightning Energy and 1 Colorless Energy to deliver and does 30
damage, but it does an additional 30 damage for each Lightning Energy attached
to all of your Pokémon! Then there’s the appropriately named Max Bolt that does
an incredible 230 damage—an amount likely to Knock Out any Pokémon that’s not a
Pokémon VMAX. And with 320 HP, Boltund VMAX can withstand huge attacks from
your opponent, bringing a powerful charge to any deck that leverages it.

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While Huntail might not be as bulky as the previously mentioned
Pokémon VMAX, this Fusion Strike Pokémon does boast a pretty cool Ability in Single
Strike Jammer. With it, your opponent’s Single Strike Pokémon’s attacks cost 1 additional
Energy—in a game that largely hinges on players acquiring and allocating the
necessary Energy to fire off attacks, Huntail’s Ability will undeniably come in

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Here’s another Fusion Strike Pokémon with a useful Ability
that also evolves from Clamperl. With Gorebyss’s Rapid Strike Canceler, your
opponent’s Rapid Strike Pokémon that are in play no longer have Abilities.
Given that this new expansion features Pokémon with clever Abilities that you
can build an entire strategy around, Gorebyss has the potential to wreck the
opposition, striking a powerful blow against even the most thoughtful of

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Like other Fusion Strike Pokémon, Dragapult plays off the
strength of your entire team—more specifically, its Fusion Strike Assault does,
costing only 1 Psychic Energy to wield and delivering 30 damage plus an
additional 30 damage for each of your Fusion Strike Pokémon in play. It’s becoming
clear that Fusion Strike Pokémon, with their unique Abilities and attacks, are
powerfully bolstered by having a Bench and deck full of more Fusion Strike
Pokémon. Dragapult’s Speed Attack does 120 damage and costs 1 Psychic Energy
and 1 Colorless Energy, making it relatively easy to power up both the
Pokémon’s attacks.

These are just a few of the incredible cards you’ll find in Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike. See what other cool cards you can discover when the expansion releases on November 12, 2021.


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