Volcanion Prism Star
(Forbidden Light FLI 31)
- Standard (XY BreakThrough on): 3/5
- Standard (Sun & Moon on): 3/5
- Expanded: 3/5
- Limited: 4/5
Time to look at another card from SM Forbidden Light: Volcanion Prism Star! A Basic Water type with 160 HP, weak to Lightning, and a retreat cost of three, it has an ability and an attack. Jet Geyser lets you discard a water energy from your hand and your opponent has to choose one of their Benched Pokemon and switch it with their Active Pokemon. Sauna Blast costs WWW for 100 damage to the opponent’s Active Pokemon and 20 damage to each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.
It’s unfortunate that you don’t get to control which Pokémon you want to be Active since your opponent is doing it. Still, it can be useful to get that particular Pokémon whose effects or Abilities are online (especially if certain Abilities functions only if said Pokémon is in the Active spot) out from the Active spot unless your opponent has two of the same Pokémon in play, making it futile. Sauna Blast is a good attack that also spreads through your opponent’s side, but the attack cost would suggest quickly loading it with Aqua Patch or, in Expanded, Blastoise’s Deluge Ability. With Choice Band, it can barely 2HKO the game.