Pokémon TCG: Rapid Strike Master and Single Strike Master Officially Revealed

From the Battle Style announcement mentioned yesterday, the next Pokémon TCG Expansion for Sword and Shield; Rapid Strike Master (Rengeki s5r) and Single Strike Master (Ichigeki s5i) set has been officially revealed for Japan. Along with this the English set Battle Styles (SwSh5) has also been revealed.

Battle Styles

Single StrikeRapid Strike

This new set introduces a mechanic similar to prior expansions like Black and White's Team Plasma and Team Magma where cards belong to one of two Battle Styles, either Rapid Strike or Single Strike. These cards will have abilities and trainers that allow you to draw cards with this typing or enhance them with special energy or items.

In addition they have created a new mechanic that involves EX, GX, V and other cards with Rule Boxes. The Empoleon card has an ability that stops all Basic Pokémon's Abilities unless they have a Rule Box.

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Each set will contain 70 cards + secret cards (SR or better) each and will release on January 22nd. Each Booster box will cost ¥4,950 JPY ($47 USD) and contain 20 packs containing 5 cards each.

The previously announced Ichigeki and Rengeki Trainers Boxes will also release for ¥6,400 JPY ($62 USD). These appear to be similar to the Pokémon Trainer's Toolkit we received and might be used for next years Trainer's Toolkit releasing in May.

Players who purchase five booster packs in Japan can receive different promo item depending on the store.

  • Lawson: A mini deck box featuring Rapid Strike Urshifu
  • Family Mart: A playmat featuring both forms of Urshifu
  • 7-11: A deck box featuring Single Strike Urshifu

The Pokémon Center will have a box bundle featuring the Fighting Gym Leader Korrina. The box set will contain a 2 booster boxes (1 of each set) along with a deck box and sleeves featuring Korrina.

Cards

Translations by Toine Lay

Single Strike

Emboar - 180 HP - Fire
Stage 2 Evolves from Pignite
Single-Strike
Ability: Fighting Spirit Stance
All of your Single Strike Pokémon's attacks deal 30 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon.
[R][R][C][C] Heat Stamp  130
Weakness: Water x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 4
Illustration: Anesaki Dynamic
Format: E
s5I 012/070

Houndoom - 130 HP - Dark
Stage 1 Evolves from Houndour
Single-Strike
Ability: Single Strike Roar
Once during your turn, you may search your deck for a Single Strike Energy card and attack it to 1 of your Single Strike Pokémon. Then, shuffle your deck. If you attached Energy to a Pokémon in this way, put 2 damage counters on that Pokémon.
[D][C] Darkness Fang 50
Weakness: Grass x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: Ryota Murayama
Format: E
s5I: 045/070

Tyranitar V - 230 HP - Dark
Basic
Single Strike
[D][C][C] Mountain Avalanche   60
Discard the top 2 cards of your opponent's deck.
[D][D][C][C] Single-Strike Crash   240
Discard the top 4 card of your deck.
Weakness: Grass x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3
Illustration: Ayaka Yoshida
Format: E
s5I 046/070

Single Strike Urshifu V - 220 HP - Fighting
Basic
Single Strike
[F] Grind
Search your deck for up to 2 Fighting Energy and attack them to this Pokémon. then Shuffle your deck.
[F][C][C] Impact Blow 180
This Pokémon can't use Impact Blow during your next turn.
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3
Illustration: PLANETA Machizuki
Format: E
s5I 036/070

Single-Strike Urshifu VMAX - 330 HP - Fighting
Dynamax Evolves from Rapid Strike Urshifu
Single Strike
[C][C][C] Thrust  100
[F][F][F][C] G-MAX Single Strike   270
Discard all Energy from this Pokémon. This attack's damage isn't affected by any effects on your opponent's Active Pokémon.
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 3
Illustration: PLANETA Tsuji
Format: E
s5I 037/070

Single Strike Scroll - Scroll of Fury
Trainer - Pokémon Tool
Single Strike
The Single Strike Pokémon this card is attached to can use the attack on this card.
[F] Furious Rage  10+
This attacks does 10 more damage for each damage counter on this Pokémon.
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
s5I 064/070

Tower of Darkness
Trainer - Stadium
Single Strike
Once during their turn, each player may discard a Single Strike card from their hand and draw 2 cards.
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
s5I 069/070

Single-Strike Energy
Special Energy
Single Strike
This card can only be attached to a Single Strike Pokémon.
While attached to a Pokémon, this card provides one Dark or Fighting Energy. Attacks from the Pokémon this card is attached to deal 20 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon.
Format: E
s5I 070/070

Mustard - Single Strike Stance
Trainer - Supporter
Single Strike
You can only play this card if it is the only card in your hand.
Search your deck for a Single Strike Pokémon and put it onto your bench. Then draw 5 cards.
Illustration: Mitsuhiro Arita
Format: E
s5I 068/070

Pot of Vitality
Trainer - Item
Single Strike
Shuffle up to 2 Single Strike Energy cards from your discard pile into your deck.
Illustration: Toyste Beach
Format: E
s5I 062/070

Rapid Strike

Mienshao - 90 HP - Fighting
Stage 1 Evolves from Mienfoo
Rapid Strike
[C] Pound 20
[F][C] Spinning Whip 90
Your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Confused. Shuffle this Pokémon and all attached cards into your deck.
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1
Illustration: Taira Akitsu
Format: E
s5R 046/070

Octillery - 110 HP - Water
Stage 1 Evolves from Remoraid
Ability: Rapid Strike Search
Once during your turn, you may search your deck for a Rapid Strike card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck. You can't use more than 1 Rapid Strike Search Ability each turn.
[W][C][C] Waterfall 50
Weakness: Lightning x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: Souichirou Gunjima
Format: E
s5R 023/070

Empoleon V - 210 HP - Water
Basic
Rapid Strike
Ability: Emperor's Eyes
As long as this Pokémon is in the Active Spot, your opponent's Basic Pokémon in play have no Abilities, except for Pokémon with a Rule Box (Pokémon V, Pokémon-GX, etc. have Rule Boxes).
[W][C][C] Swirling Slice 130
Move an Energy from this Pokémon to 1 of your Benched Pokémon.
Weakness: Lightning x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: Ayaka Yoshida
Format: E
s5R 026/071

Rapid Strike Urshifu V - 220 HP - Fighting
Basic
Rapid Strike
[F] Strafe 30
You may switch this Pokémon with 1 of your Benched Pokémon.
[F][F][C] Hundred Furios Blows 150
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: PLANETA Machizuki
Format: E
s5R 050/070

Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX - 330 HP - Fighting
Dynamax Evolves from Rapid Strike Urshifu
Rapid Strike
[F] Gale Thrust 30+
If this Pokémon was on the Bench and became Active this turn, this attack does 120 more damage.
[F][F][C] G-MAX Rapid Strike
Discard all Energy from this Pokémon. This attack does 120 damage to 2 of your opponent's Pokémon.
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: PLANETA Tsuji
Format: E
s5R 051/070

Rapid Strike Energy!
Special Energy
Rapid Strike
This card can only be attached to a Rapid Strike Pokémon.
While attached to a Pokémon, this card provides 2 Water and Fighting Energy at the same time.
Format: E
s5R 070/070

Mustard - Rapid Strike Stance
Trainer - Supporter
Rapid Strike
You can only play this card if it is the only card in your hand.
Put a Rapid Strike Pokémon from your discard pile onto your Bench, then draw 5 cards.
Illustration: Naoki Saito
Format: E
s5R 067/070

Fan of Waves
Trainer - Item
Rapid Strike
Choose a Special Energy attached to one of your opponent's Pokémon and put it back at the bottom of their deck.
Illustration: sadaji
Format: E
s5R 061/070

Rapid Strike Scroll - Scroll of Whirlpools
Trainer - Pokémon Tool
Rapid Strike
The Rapid Strike Pokémon this card is attached to can use the attack on this card.
[F][C][C] Null Whirlpool
This attack does 30 damage to each of your opponent's Pokémon.
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
s5R 065/070

Tower of Water
Trainer - Stadium
Rapid Strike
The Retreat Cost of both player's Rapid Strike Pokémon is 2 less.
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
s5R 069/070

Promos

Honey Box, Cinderace (Single Strike Master) and Rillaboom (Rapid Strike Master) are Box Promos. The Single Strike and Rapid Strike Urshifu cards are from the Premium Trainers Boxes.

Honey
Trainer - Supporter
Draw a card for each of your opponent's V Pokémon in play.
Illustration: Ryuta Fuse
Format: E

Cinderace V - 210 HP - Fire
Basic
Single Strike
[C][C] Flare: 50
[R][C][C][C] Full-power Shot: 210
This Pokémon can't attack during your next turn.
Weakness: Water x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: CG Works
Format: E
Promo 168/S-P

Rillaboom V - 220 HP - Grass
Basic
Rapid Strike
[G][C][C] Drain Punch: 60
Heal 30 damage from this Pokémon.
[G][C][C][C] Drum Rush:160
Weakness: Fire x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
Promo 170/S-P

Single Strike Urshifu V - 220 HP - Fighting
Basic
Single Strike
[F] Low Kick  30
[F][F][F][F] Stout Knuckle  180
This attack's damage is not affected by Resistance.
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
sF 006/033

Rapid Strike Urshifu V - 220 HP - Fighting
Basic
Rapid Strike
[F][C] Rotating Kick: 40
[F][F][C] Sonic Speed Combo: 90
this attack does 20 damage to 2 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon.
Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2
Illustration: 5ban Graphics
Format: E
sF 007/033

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