Pokémon Night Wanderer Feature Cards Officially Revealed!

Image of Pecharunt revealed during the official Night Wanderer unveiling.
Credit: Pokémon Company


Image of Pecharunt revealed during the official Night Wanderer unveiling.
Credit: Pokémon Company

A new Pokémon TCG set was recently announced in Japan. Hitting the scene on June 7th, this Japanese set features 68 new cards before Secret Rares are included in the count. Of course, this also means that English players will not be seeing Night Wanderer themselves, but we will be seeing it in the form of other sets. Twilight Masquerade is a good example of this, showcasing cards from the Japanese sets Mask of Change and Crimson Haze.

This means that these feature cards from Night Wanderer are very likely to show up somewhere. While we do not know where that is yet, we can still take a look at the new featured cards unveiled for Night Wanderer. The translations being used to discuss these cards come from Pokebeach.

Pecharunt EX

The Pecharunt EX card from the upcoming Japanese Night Wanderer Pokémon TCG set.
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Pecharunt EX’s translation is as such:

Pecharunt ex – Darkness – HP190 Basic Pokémon

Ability: Chain of Command Once during your turn, you may switch 1 of your Benched [D] Pokémon (excluding any Pecharunt ex) with your Active Pokémon. If you do, your new Active Pokémon is now Poisoned. You can’t use more than 1 Chain of Command Ability per turn.

[D][D] Irritating Burst: 60x damage. This attack does 60 damage times the number of Prize cards your opponent has taken.

Pokémon ex rule: When your Pokémon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)Resistance: none Retreat: 1

Chain of Command is an interesting ability, allowing your Active Pokémon to, basically, Retreat without paying a cost, as long as you’re not swapping with Pecharunt itself. This can help save on Retreat costs that could otherwise knock back your Energy development. This does still come at a cost of Poisoning your Pokemon, but this ability could be quite powerful in capable hands.

Irritating Burst is a great comeback mechanic that can start knocking out some powerful Pokémon later in the game. If your opponent has four prize cards taken, for example, Irritating Burst does 240 damage! We’re already seeing a similar effect with Charizard EX, who is currently taking over the metagame. Sadly, Pecharunt does square off pretty poorly with the metagame menace, so its tough to tell how good this will be if Charizard EX is still legal when it hits the English TCG.

Okidogi EX

Okidogi EX from the new Pokémon TCG set Night Wanderer
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Okidogi ex – Darkness – HP250 Basic Pokémon

[C] Poison Muscle: Search your deck for 2 Basic [D] Energy and attach them to this Pokémon. Then, shuffle your deck. If you attached any Energy in this way, this Pokémon is now Poisoned.

[D][D][C] Crazy Chain: 130+ damage. If this Pokémon is Poisoned, this attack does 130 more damage.

Pokémon ex rule: When your Pokémon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)Resistance: none Retreat: 3

Okidogi EX is pretty self-explanatory: set yourself up with Poison Muscle and obliterate your opponents with Crazy Chain. You want to get Poisoned to double your damage, which gives some interesting synergies with the Chain of Command ability from Pecharunt EX.

Munkidori EX

Munkidori EX from Night Wanderer
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Munkidori ex – Darkness – HP210 Basic Pokémon

Ability: Skip A Beat: If this Pokémon is Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack while you have a Pecharunt ex in play, your opponent takes 1 less Prize card.

[D][D][C] Dirty Headbutt: 190 damage. During your next turn, this Pokémon can’t use Dirty Headbutt.

Pokémon ex rule: When your Pokémon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)Resistance: none Retreat: 1

It's obvious that Pecharunt EX really sits as the cornerstone of the synergies between these new Pokémon. Munkidori EX has an even more obvious synergy with Pecharunt than Okidogi EX did, cutting the prize given to your opponent for besting it in half if Pecharunt EX is around. Outside of that, Munkidori does not seem too powerful. Being unable to use Dirty Headbutt every other turn means that Chain of Command from Pecharunt becomes even more crucial to this card’s success.

Fezandipiti ex – Darkness – HP210 Basic Pokémon

Fezandipiti EX from the upcoming Japanese Pokémon TCG set Night Wanderer
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Ability: Take Advantage: If 1 of your Pokémon was Knocked Out during your opponent’s last turn, you may draw 3 cards. You can’t use more than 1 Take Advantage Ability per turn.

[C][C][C] Cruel Arrow: This attack does 100 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Pokémon ex rule: When your Pokémon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)Resistance: none Retreat: 1

Fezandipiti EX is a really strange Pokémon. You don’t really need Pecharunt for this one to work, and being able to hit any of your opponent’s Pokémon offers some interesting opportunities. All in all, Fezandipiti takes advantage of unique situations and can comes with a great catchup ability in Take Advantage that synergizes well with Pecharunt’s signature attack.

All in all, while we are unsure if these are the most competitive Pokémon in the world, they do have some really cool synergies with one another. Pecharunt EX is definitely the centerpiece of this strange collection, and the other Pokémon that are included all benefit a lot from its presence. While Fezandipiti EX and Okidogi EX can still do fine without Pecharunt EX, Munkidori EX really feels like it needs Pecharunt EX around to function properly.

Looking forward to more Pokémon Night Wanderer reveals? Be sure to stay tuned!


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