‘VSTAR’ Trademark Filed!

A new “VSTAR” trademark has been filed by Pokemon. It’s under the same usage terms as recent Pokemon TCG sets, meaning it could be an upcoming Japanese set. Trademarks are discovered five to six months in advance, so this would release around April or May if it’s a set.

The next Japanese sets are Single Strike Master and Rapid Strike Master on January 22nd and then an unnamed March set. We also know of three trademarks for sets that could release around March: Matchless Fighter, Silver Lance, and Jet-Black Spirit.

In the past trademark filings have also been used for new types of TCG mechanics and even the Fairy type.

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  1. UrGardevoir_callsmeMaster Aspiring Trainer
    UrGardevoir_callsmeMaster

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    It's a Zacian evolution. Save this comment
     
  2. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
    WillyCharizard

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    January 22th? There is no set on December? Its gonna be like 3 months then since the last true set... hate when they dont release sets every month
     
  3. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

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    Imagine they give us Zacian vmax. Max Blade 4 metal energy does 370 damage and negates all effects on the defending pokemon with the stipulation that it can't attack next turn. They give 340 hp because why not.;)
     
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  4. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    Almost sounds like a type of credit card or rewards program at a casino.

    Would be cool if they brought back a revamped Legend mechanic.
     
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  5. AshCo Ouchies!
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    Last time they had something with "Star" in it, back at the end of '17/early 18 with Prism Stars being announced, I thought we'd be getting a spiritual successor to the Gold Star cards. But... I don't know if that applies here, given the "V" in the name. I really couldn't tell you even what I think this could be.
     
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  6. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Why would it get a VMax? VMax is supposed to represent Dynamax and Gigantamax, but Zacian and Zamazenta cannot Dynamax in the games.
     
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  7. Rui Teixeira Aspiring Trainer
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    Thats why they will get a VStar instead of a VMax
     
  8. Cue2Power Cramorant is Godly
    Cue2Power

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    V star might be a 2 prize prism star.
     
  9. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    The new January mechanic I guess?
     
  10. Shadow Lugia Aspiring Trainer
    Shadow Lugia

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    Does anybody remember Spectrier? Uh, hello, Spectrier is a jet-black spirit. So jet-black spirit will be the set to contain Spectrier V, obviously.
     
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  11. hervul Aspiring Trainer
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    Don't know why I read "failed" instead of "filed" and was looking for the reason in the article! Lol
     
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  12. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    I guess following the pattern of Gen 3's Pokemon Star and Gen 7's Prism Star, this will be some kind of mechanic that is limited in the deckbuilding stage.

    But I could also see it being LEGEND 2.0 and the mechanic for how they handle the Calyrex fusions.
     
  13. Victory Victini Securing the win
    Victory Victini

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    Maybe they'll be like the prism stars and acespecs where you can only have one of them in your deck. At least I hope so because I really like the idea of powerful cards you can only run in your deck as one of cards.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
  14. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    True but neither can eternatus and that got a VMAX and the only way to see it’s eternamax form is to use eternabeam
     
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  15. Stalltar Aspiring Trainer
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    After reading that, the first thing that came to mind for me was that they could do a mechanic similar to palace format where they could print very strong cards worth 1-4 stars and there can only be a max of 4 stars in a deck.
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Silver Lance, and Jet-Black Spirit.

    Clearly the Calyrex forms
     
  17. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    Haha, I totally called that Jet Black and Silver Lance would be the Calyrex horse sets since we first heard about these names! The only question is "matchless fighter." Gigantamax Machamp? Marshadow? I am stumped. (Edit: wow, it's Urshifu. Duh. Why didn't I think of that x))

    Also regarding the mechanics of the Calyrex fusions, sure I could see them doing a LEGEND thing again. But honestly I think the greater probability is they'll just make them straight up Calyrex cards with no special mechanic, a la Black Kyurem and White Kyurem.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
  18. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    This is fair. It's close enough though that they could implement it as a VMax. But at least Eternatus has some kind of big alternate form to go into at some point in the story.
     
  19. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
    TokenDuelist

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    Alrighty boys, people don't like big basics, so let's give the big basics even more upgrades.
     
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