‘V Battle Decks’ To Feature Venusaur V and Blastoise V, New ‘Play Level’ Indicator!

The “V Battle Decks” and “V Battle Decks Bundle” we announced several months ago have now been revealed! There will be two 60-card “V Battle Decks” featuring either Blastoise V or Venusaur V from Japan’s Starter Set decks. Each deck will release on February 5th for $14.99.

A bundle package will also be available with both decks so you don’t have to purchase them separately. It will come with eight additional Trainer cards, two of which will be holo. It will retail for $29.99.

The products feature a new “Play Level” indicator that ranges from Level 1 to 3. This may be similar to the old Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert level indicators on old Pokemon TCG products under Wizards of the Coast. Will this also be shown on other Pokemon TCG products?

Venusaur V – Grass – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Leaf Drain: 50 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

[G][G][C] Double-Edge: 190 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Blastoise V – Water – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[W] Water Gun: 30 damage.

[W][W][W] Torrent Cannon: 200 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Torrent Cannon during your next turn.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Mighty Pokémon V Battle for Victory!

Powerful Pokémon V are ready to charge onto the battlefield in the new Pokémon TCG: V Battle Decks! Each 60-card deck is led by a valiant Pokémon V and includes everything you need to play right away. Let the battle begin!

In each box, you’ll find:

  • 1 ready-to-play 60-card deck
  • 3 reference cards
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Single-player playmat
  • Damage counters
  • 1 large metallic coin
  • 1 deck box
  • 1 Quick Guide to unlock the strategies within
  • 1 code card to play this deck online

Two Strong Pokémon V Stand Ready!

Get ready for a major Pokémon battle with a ready-to-play double deck bundle—with extra Trainer cards! The Pokémon TCG: V Battle Deck—Venusaur vs. Blastoise includes a deck for you and one for a friend, so you can face off. You can choose either Venusaur V or Blastoise V to lead your team in a heads-up battle against another Trainer. Then, switch up the decks and see what things look like from the other side—can you win with both powerful Pokémon V?

The Pokémon TCG: V Battle Deck—Venusaur vs. Blastoise includes:

  • 2 ready-to-play V Battle Decks (60 cards each)
  • Each deck includes a powerful special Pokémon: Venusaur V or Blastoise V!
  • 8 additional Trainer cards, including 2 foil cards
  • 2 large metallic coins
  • 2 deck boxes
  • 2 Quick Guides to unlock the strategies within
  • 2 single-player playmats
  • 6 reference cards
  • Damage counters
  • 1 guide to upgrading your decks
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

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  1. arulz THE SEEKER
    arulz

    Member

    This idea has a lot of potential. If this replaces theme decks i see that having a lot more appeal and value with the 'chase card' on the front. And the play indicator kind of signals to parents and new players that competitive pokemon is a thing that you should think about and potentially branch out into. love it overall
     
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  2. Jason Chu Aspiring Trainer
    Jason Chu

    Member

    Oh wow, the japanese VMAX looks better than the English ones. I guess those Japanese artwork for blastoise and veno won't be making it's way over to English?
     
  3. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    So, "Play Level 1" will be more skill-intensive than the current "Play Level 3".
     
  4. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
    TokenDuelist

    Member

    I've got a great idea

    Let's finally start releasing the Japanese theme decks like we should

    BUT, let's remove the V-Max cards.
     
  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Now the VMAXs are shrouded in mystery
     
  6. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Wait. How do we get their VMAXs if Venusaur and Blastoise are SWSH100 and SWSH101, respectively?
     
    Cue2Power likes this.
  7. AshCo Ouchies!
    AshCo

    Member

    Perhaps they'll put them in the special set coming up? Unless we already know too much of the details of SwSh4.5 to rule that out, I'm not sure.
     
  8. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
    TokenDuelist

    Member

    I just wanted to roll back in here to say this is the best "shots fired" moment I've seen and I keep thinking about how right this is.
     
  9. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

    Member

    Oh, that packaging is actually kinda cool. Line them up and the gap between them forms the V.
     
  10. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
    Hongo

    Member

    The Wizards levels returneth.
     
  11. jamestajames Aspiring Trainer
    jamestajames

    Member

    14.99 plus 14.99 is 29.98, so you actually save more money by buying them separate. You’re welcome.
     
    Hongo likes this.
  12. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

    Member

    Is this for SwSh 4.5?
     
  13. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
    Ilexon

    Member

    The double pack comes with extra trainers aparently
     
  14. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    Cool decks,I'll buy them.
    But what about their VMAXes?
     
  15. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

    Member

    I bet the VMAXes will be in SWSH 5 as booster pack mascots alongside the 2 Urshifu forms.
     
  16. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover

    Member

    I love the play level idea. Probably not important for experienced or maybe even returning players but for new players and/or parents it's nice to show how strong the deck is. I wish they could explain the different levels in more detail as if it is just play level 1 and nothing else that would be kinda vague.