‘Matchless Fighter’ Revealed as March’s Japanese Set!

We can now reveal S5a Matchless Fighter will be the name of Japan’s TCG set on March 19th!

It will be a sub-set released in the wake of January’s S5I Single Strike Master and S5R Rapid Strike Master. The set will feature 70 cards (before secret rares), including Galarian Slowking V, Blaziken V, and apparently even more cards featuring Urshifu. The product description also mentions it will feature other Pokemon from The Crown Tundra.

The set name was previously revealed through trademark listings along with the names Silver Lance and Jet-Black Spirit, which seem to reference Calyrex’s new forms with Glastrier and Spectrier. Those sets would be releasing after this one, perhaps in April or May.

Yesterday we also learned of a new VSTAR trademark, which could also be an upcoming set name or TCG mechanic.

News of this March set also implies another major piece of news: Japan will not see a February set to celebrate Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. (Unless they release some kind of special product.) If anything, we will see one for the TCG’s 25th anniversary in the fall, like with Evolutions.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    That meanswould we will see our first Kubfu card because SWSH5 probably don't have Kubfu there. Hopefully on the mentioned set has Galarian Slowpoke there
     
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  2. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    So,what about Rapid\Single Strike Master?
     
  3. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    If you're asking about the Japanese release, they're released in Japan on January 22nd, as seen here :)
     
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  4. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
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    Holy Shiinotic didn't we get a Blaziken card literally not even a year ago

    When is my sweet little Swampert getting some love...?
     
  5. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover

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    A new Blaziken card!? Please be playable! Please be playable!
     
  6. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover

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    As much as I love Blaziken I agree with this.
     
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  7. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Hmmm,but why making two expansions of Urshifu?
     
  8. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    If we consider the upcoming block of sets to be the “DLC block,” it makes sense to have multiple sets dedicated to each DLC - we’ll probably have these two sets that focus more on Isle of Armor, then a couple sets focusing on Crowned Tundra (as hinted by the trademarked names that could relate to the Calyrex forms).
     
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  9. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
    Mudkip_Is_God

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    Please.... make Swampert V!
     
  10. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Probably to have Kubfu as a card as well. If the two main sets focus on Gigantamax Urshifu, only Urshifu V/VMAX would appear. As it appears right now, Matchless Fighter will feature non-V Urshifu cards, and we can thus get Kubfu
     
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  11. Kinda wishing we could get a Glalie V or something.
     
  12. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Alright,I've got it.
     
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