Players got their
first taste of mighty Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX in the recent Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield expansion. The latest expansion, Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash, brings even more of these
incredible cards to the table, including Pokémon VMAX featuring the final Evolutions
of the three first partner Pokémon of the Galar region. Take a look at some of
the awesome cards that will be available when Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash arrives on May 1, 2020.
Depicted in the midst of chest-pounding fury, Rillaboom VMAX
is not a Pokémon to be trifled with. This furious Pokémon VMAX is primed and
ready to unleash incredible damage with its Max Beating attack. Not only does
this vicious attack hit for 130 damage, but you can also choose to discard up
to 3 Grass Energy from Rillaboom VMAX when you use it, adding 50 damage for
each card you discard. That’s up to 280 damage from a single Max Beating! Talk
about lowering the ‘boom.
Your opponent had better be wary if they go up against your
Cinderace VMAX. Thanks to its Counter attack, this fiery final Evolution of
Scorbunny can dish back whatever it takes. If Cinderace VMAX takes damage from
an attack during the previous turn, Counter returns that damage—plus 30 more.
To really turn up the heat on the other player, use the Max Pyro Ball attack,
which does a respectable 170 damage and makes the target Burned. Cinderace VMAX
could prove to be a hot addition to your Fire-type deck.
Don’t underestimate Inteleon’s strength, despite its wiry
frame—its devious smirk provides a hint of the power hidden within. Inteleon VMAX
can dish out damage to multiple targets or chip away at your opponent’s Active
Pokémon’s HP—and its Energy. The Max Bullet attack hits your opponent’s Active
Pokémon for 160 damage and 1 of their Benched Pokémon for 60 damage. Hydro
Snipe only does 60 damage, but it lets you send an Energy attached to your
opponent’s Active Pokémon back into their hand. They’ll have a hard time building
up their offense if that Energy keeps getting reset!
The sly-looking Dragapult VMAX is the odd one out in this
roundup (since it’s not a first partner’s Evolution), but it’s one tough
customer. Its Max Phantom attack is a nod to Dragapult’s tendency to launch
Dreepy from its horns like missiles—this attack hits your opponent’s Active
Pokémon for 130 damage and also lets you put 5 damage counters on their Benched
Pokémon however you like. Will you pile all that damage on one unfortunate
Pokémon, or will you spread out the punishment? No matter what you choose, your
opponent will be sorry they messed with Dragapult VMAX.
Check back later as we reveal more of the fantastic cards
you’ll find in Pokémon TCG: Sword &
Shield—Rebel Clash, and be ready when the expansion releases May 1, 2020.