‘Single Strike Master’ & ‘Rapid Strike Master’ Officially Listed, +UV Cards?

Amazon Japan has officially listed Single Strike Master and Rapid Strike Master! As posted before, they’re Japan’s next Sword & Shield sets and will release as a dual set. They will hit store shelves on January 22nd, which is later than usual.

The two sets are themed around Urshifu and The Isle of Armor. Each set will contain 70 cards, excluding secret rares. They are advertised as taking us into the second year of Sword & Shield. (In Japan, “base sets” are often dual sets, like the first Sword and Shield dual sets.)

While Japan’s first Sword and Shield sets saw the release of one Premium Trainer Box (pictured below), both of these sets will get their own. Their official product description mention a “UV” term we haven’t heard before, which is some sort of card that will be holo. Could the “UV” be a new type of Pokemon V? A new rarity or foil treatment? At this point we’re not even sure if it’s supposed to be read as “UV” or “+UV” since the phrasing isn’t parsed with spaces. It’s up to interpretation at this point!

Contains 157 cards: 1 holo+UV, 48 “normal” reprints, 108 Energy cards
1 Pokemon coin
1 acrylic damage counter set (6 100 damage, 8 50 damage, 20 10 damage)
1 premium poison marker
1 premium burn marker
1 damage counter case
15 packs of either Single Strike Master or Rapid Strike Master

The set will also see the release of deck sleeves, a carrying case (with 11 dividers), and a folder file.

Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for the translations!

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  1. PokemonMasterNate VMAX Charizard will be mine!
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    Klara Full Art time? Hecc yes-
     
  2. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe the UV cards are something to do with Urshifu? idk
     
  3. Rotom Master Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe it means Urshifu V/Vmax?
     
  4. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
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    Urshifu starts with U, I would guess that it means Urshifu V/V-MAX for UV, but I could be wrong. I'm excited to see what this is!
     
  5. johnwick Aspiring Trainer
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    Seeing as how we're heading towards set #5 after Vivid Voltage, could be a new game mechanic.

    SM 1-4 GX
    SM 5-8 Prism Star
    SM 9-12 Tag Team
     
  6. MasterGallade @Mithrarin on Twitter
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    My first thought was Ultra Violet, which makes me thinks it just a new type of holo, but could easily be a new mechanic as well
     
  7. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, we've kind of got a "new" type of card with Amazing Rates. It doesn't really rule out a new type, but it makes it a little bit less likely.
    Vs are already holo, so why would they specify that? It sounds more like a new foiling treatment.
     
  8. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe UV is just something as simple as Ultra V/Ultra Vmax?
     
  9. Nyora A Cat
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    Gigantamax Guzzlord \o/
     
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  10. Newwaverap Aspiring Trainer
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    So Cynthia is back? Jesus there goes my chance at getting the alternate art FA at a reasonable price. And so is electropower? PIKAROM BABY!!!
     
  11. Nyora A Cat
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    You may find it beneficial to read the entire post.
     
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  12. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  13. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    Aww hoping uv meant ultra beast . But kinda figured it was the pokemon name. So new gimmick for main set still not known, if there is even one. Will they print more amzing rares? I mean snm we had gx ultra we had ultra beasts then we got tag teams . Then we got v cards n vmax
     
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  14. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Wait,the cards from these sets will come in Europe in January or April?
     
  15. AshCo Ouchies!
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    I'm actually really relieved it ended up being something as simple as "Urshifu V."

    I was fully expecting a new type of Ultra Rare or form of rarity they were going to start doing, which would have been the last thing I wanted in a series already so clogged up with them.
     
  16. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    These are for Japan's double set in jan. Atm our set are nov we get votage fevlb we get 25th anniversary set. Cards from Jan set for Japan will be in our main set. Atm nornally we get it in 2nd Friday of Feb but woth the special set releasing the 3rd Friday of Feb i don't think our main set will be released in Feb at all. It could be in Jan or March. Hopeing jan that way we are syncd with Japan but that dream been teased and theorized fir over a year and dont think it happen
     
  17. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
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    Dang it, I was thinking it meant Urshifu V/V-MAX but I was hoping it meant some new thing.
     
  18. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    25th anniversary set in January and Urshifu set in May then?
    Just to confirm.
     
  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    We don't yet know if there's something different going on with our English releases. We won't know until we have an official release date for SWSH 5. At this point we're too far out to have a reliable release date for it.
     
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  20. johnwick Aspiring Trainer
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    I know you must be busy and all, but I was on the GameStop website and they have a Pre-order for Lapras and Snorlax VMax box. Did I miss Pokebeach's article/forum about this? Or is this new?