Sword & Shield Holo Pattern Revealed!

The holo pattern for the Sword & Shield era has been revealed!

It’s appears to be a vertical rainbow pattern with spaces between each line. The digital images likely won’t do the pattern justice until we have real photos or videos.

Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are from the upcoming “V Starter Decks.” In English they will be included in our Galar Collections.

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  1. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    Eh, don't hate it. But I too am rainbow trash so...
     
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  2. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

    Member

    It looks like a vertical tinsel pattern that's less vibrant. Interested to see how it looks in pictures, though before I pass judgement on it. Could end up being pretty alright.
     
  3. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

    Member

    AHHH
    This is amazing
    I hope it stays rainbow
     
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  4. MATTUSH Aspiring Trainer
    MATTUSH

    Member

    This pattern is only for promo cards right?
     
  5. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
    Chrswrites

    Member

    Is it a bit like the black and white pattern
     
  6. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
    JakeTheGearHeart

    Member

    I hope the holo pattern stays on the borders in the English prints.
     
  7. thats dissapointing
     
  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Okay. But I can't imagine what the art looks like by just removing that holo pattern.

    BW holo makes me hard to imagine the art.
     
  9. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

    Member

    I was thinking maybe a diagonal tinsel type pattern, but this is still decent. I wonder if this will also be used on the V cards, or maybe a second new pattern?
     
  10. Ryn7321 real magnet hours
    Ryn7321

    Member

    Looks like a vertical version of BW holos.
     
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  11. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
    Snowy Lilacs

    Member

    Meh its okay, but nothing will ever beat the original holo pattern from the Wizards of the Coast era cards
     
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  12. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
    Oddish22

    Member

    We have to see it in person to really judge it. It looks like BW 90° shifted, but finer and less bright, so you might be able to see the artwork better. It's OK, but it's already the second design part that makes me like SM better than SWSH, so for me BW < XY ? SWSH < SM.
     
  13. autogatos Aspiring Trainer
    autogatos

    Advanced Member Member

    What was the holo pattern for S&M? Will we still get cards with other holo patterns (like how SM has galaxy, shattered, and a few others, not sure what the “main” one is)?

    Sorry if these are obvious questions, this is the first time I’ve seen a new era released since I started playing (collected the base set as a kid in the 90s, but then stopped and just finally got back into the game right before Ultra Prism).

    If this means no more galaxy holos, I will be sad. Those are my favorite. From an artistic perspective, a less symmetrical pattern is more visually appealing. I don’t love the straight lines here.

    Edit: ok did some reading, is the diagonal wavy lines the “psychedelic” pattern/the main sun & moon pattern? And cosmos and cracked ice still appear on certain types of promos regardless of set?
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
  14. KennethIverHansen Aspiring Trainer
    KennethIverHansen

    Member

    This somehow reminds me of the foil pattern for EX Cards....I Personally won't hate that, but I don't have a final opinion until "Real" pictures are shown
     
  15. Flash~ZT0 Aspiring Trainer
    Flash~ZT0

    Member

    So are we gonna have rainbow borders or a weirdly tacky holo yellow border???
     
  16. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
    Oddish22

    Member

    1. Yes. 2. Possible, but we don't know for sure. It has been like that for the last 7 years, I don't know since when. But it has not always been like that. I personally don't like the cracked ice and wish the cosmos on the promos was a bit stronger (brighter).
     
  17. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

    Member

    We've already seen that the English cards are keeping the yellow border.