Now your Pokemon Can Evolve to VSTAR, with a New Mechanic Announced

03 November 2021
Brilliant news for Brilliant Stars
Now your Pokemon Can Evolve to VSTAR, with a New Mechanic Announced Images

In the first quarter of 2022, we're expecting Sword & Shield – Brilliant Stars to become available for the Pokemon Trading Card Game, but now we've also had the news confirmed that we'll be encountering VSTAR cards within it. 

The Pokemon Company confirmed in its announcement the following: "Pokémon VSTAR evolve from Pokémon V and will play a major role in the Pokémon TCG metagame. Each Pokémon VSTAR has a VSTAR Power — an Ability or attack — with an extremely powerful effect that can decide the outcome of a battle. Players can use only one VSTAR Power per game, and those who use a VSTAR Power must flip over a VSTAR marker during the battle."

These cards will also have high HP and high damage attacks, with two prize cards being given when the card is knocked out. 

VSTARs will be available in Charizard, Shaymin, Whimsicott and of course in Arceus – the Pokemon that titles the new Pokemon game being released last year. There will also be a special Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards.

You'll be able to pick up these as booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections, which will include 20 Pokemon V and 15 full art pokemon, four new VSTAR, three new Pokemon VMAX, 22 trainer cards and six full art supporter cards, and one new special energy cards. 

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Finally, VSTAR cards will also be available in the Pokémon TCG: Leafeon VSTAR Special Collection and Pokémon TCG: Glaceon VSTAR Special Collection. These will include a promo card, an etched promo card, an etched oversized card, an acrylic VSTAR marker, and five booster packs. 


Always wanted to play Pokemon and never known where to start? Charlie thought the same! Join her at the very beginning of her Pokemon TCG journey, in the video below and future videos.




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