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New Pokémon TCG gameplay mechanic, Pokémon VSTAR, to debut in 2022

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced that a new Pokémon TCG gameplay mechanic, Pokémon VSTAR, will be featured in the upcoming Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion, arriving worldwide on February 25, 2022.

Pokémon VSTAR will play a major role in the Pokémon TCG metagame. Each Pokémon VSTAR has a VSTAR Power — an Ability or attack — that can decide the outcome of a battle. Pokémon VSTART also have high HP and high-damage attacks, and they give up two Prize cards when Knocked Out.
Available in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars will feature four new Pokémon VSTAR (including Arceus VSTAR, Charizard VSTAR, Shaymin VSTAR, and Whimsicott VSTAR), three new Pokémon VMAX, and more!

Available in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars will include the following:

  • 20 Pokémon V and 15 full-art Pokémon V
  • Four new Pokémon VSTAR
  • Three new Pokémon VMAX
  • 22 Trainer cards and six full-art Supporter cards
  • One new Special Energy card

Source: The Pokémon Company UK

3 comments

  1. Pokémon VSTAR will soon allow players to use Pokémon from their hand in battle, rather than just the Basic Pokémon. This addition means that trainers will be able to make more strategic decisions without having to rely on luck. The new mechanic also allows trainers special abilities, such as drawing additional cards and manipulating their deck.

  2. We’ll complain that the Arceus is too hard just like Necrozma. The exp share won’t overlevel my pokemon sadly. Tedious grinding required.

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