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Lost Thunder Set Analysis

Chris Breaks Down The Best Cards From Pokémon's Largest Set Ever--Lost Thunder!

11/12/2018 by Chris Fulop

Hello again!

In this article, I will be going over the enormous Lost Thunder expansion. I use the adjective "enormous" both because I expect this set to have a pretty major impact on the shape of the format and because of the raw number of new cards being printed in it. Lost Thunder is the largest set ever printed for Pokémon.

As usual, I'll only be reviewing certain cards. Clearly unplayable cards are going to be omitted, as will Pokémon such as pre-evolution cards that don't really stand out besides for serving the purpose of evolving. I'll make sure to review cards I feel are hyped or potential "trap" cards which I do not actually think are very good, as well.

Since the set is not yet released, and not currently available in the 60Cards database, I'll be including the card text above each individual review. Again, these are translations accumulated around the internet, and while I clearly believe the translations to be accurate and trustworthy, the final translation MAY differ.

Before jumping in for a long, long set review, I want to discuss the main boogie man from the set: "Lost March". A "throwback" to the Night March gimmick from Phantom Forces, this set features a small subtheme of Pokémon that work with putting cards into the Lost Zone, and then taking advantage of that fact. The main culprit is Jumpluff, who has an attack for a lone Grass Energy that does 20 damage for every non-Prism Star Pokémon in your Lost Zone. Therefore, many of the cards' reviews will take into account this gimmick and how they fuel it. I don't want to have to explain that for each of those cards, so here is the disclaimer.


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