The NEXT set has been announced! Not the SM5 Ultra Prism that’s being pre-released next weekend, but next one – due out in May 2018, named ‘Forbidden Light’!
Featuring Ultra Necrozma, (see below for its breakdown) it also ties in with the rumours that Dragon types (Ultra Necrozma being Psychic/Dragon in the VGC) are getting support.
Also reported online, Lucario, Greninja, Zygarde and Yveltal are getting GX cards, suggesting a Kalos/Gen 6 revisit – begging the question of what happened to Gen 5? Additionally Naganadel is getting a GX card suggesting that this set is tying together all of the new Pokémon and formes from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon which will bring the TCG up to date with the Video Game.
Finally the set includes 5 more Prism Star Cards including an Arceus which requires [W][G][L] to be able to attack. I’m grateful that they’re continuing the Prism Star type in Forbidden Light.
Basic Dragon Pokémon– HP190 [Ultra Beast]
[P][M] Photon Geyser: 20+ damage. Discard all basic [P] Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 80 more damage for each Energy card discarded in this way. If only there was a way to recycle or reattach metal energy such as Magnezone or Metagross-GX?!
[P][M] Destructive Light GX: This attack can only be used if there are 6 or less total Prize cards remaining in play. Place 6 damage counters on each of your opponent’s Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.) Like the baby Necrozma but hitting each of your opponents Pokémon, not just GX/EX
Weakness: Fairy (x2) Resistance: none Retreat: 2
So all in all Forbidden Light looks to shake things up in a good way.