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Kyle and Justen peer into the newest booster pack, Photon Shockwave!
- Has a lot of rarity upgrading this set. Even Some minor good cards got a rarity boost to at least Super.
- No general support really at all. Unless you’ve got the archetypes that get support in this pack or plan on using a new deck, there’s really nothing in this pack.
- Brings a new top tier deck “Rabbit Laggia”.
- In general I’d say this pack is a very poor pack, and I don’t recommend getting much of it. (Kyle)
- Based mostly around getting multiple 2000 beaters on board
- Boss Monster: Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon
- Majority of the support is poor/useless
- Photon Sabre Tiger is pretty cool.
- They “evolve” up from Reptile>Dinosaur>Dragon
- The Evolzars are extremely powerful and worth building decks around
- The archetype itself seems strong
- Westlo and Cerato appear to make very powerful combos together
- TCG Exclusive: Evolsaur Pelta also very good.
Old Archetype Large Support:
- Receives some very powerful support this set
- Multiple usable monsters:
- Rabbit gives the much needed boost the deck needed
- Look forward to even better support in the next pack
- A small number of fish are added to the arsenal
- In particular Friller Rabca appears very strong
- Shark Stickers is a very solid card for Rank 3 XYZ
Old Archetype Small Support:
- Naturia Maron
- Appears to very greatly help Pineapple
- D.D. Telepon
- This thing gives some very crazy options to Psychic decks
- Prior of the Ice Barrier
- An interesting addition, but I’m not sure what to do with it
- Watt King Cobra
- Watt Cancel
- Both seem very good for watts, but I’m not sure if this will make us see any Watt decks any time soon
Individual Cards of Note:
- Spell and Trap version of Dark Dust Spirit
- Gishki Beast
- A one card Rank 4 XYZ Summon
- Number 20: Giga Brilliant
- Really big Gantetsu
- Tri-Wight Zone
- Special Summoning 3 monsters, no matter what they are, is amazing
- Momentary Truce
- Can anybody say Final Countdown?
- Rescue Rabbit
- Evolzar Laggia
- Evolzar Dolkka
- Wind-Up Zenmaines
- Wind-Up Rabbit
- Dark Smog
- Shard of Greed