New ‘V-UNION’ Trademark Filed for the Pokemon TCG!

A new trademark for “V-UNION” has been filed by Pokemon. It’s under the same terms as all of their recent TCG applications, meaning it’s either an upcoming TCG set or mechanic.

However, unlike most of Pokemon’s trademark applications, this one includes a logo. We’ve seen this very few times in the past. The only example I can remember is for the Fairy-type. The application trademarked both “Fairy” and included the exact type symbol that was eventually used on cards. Could this possibly be a new Pokemon V mechanic?

The style of the font is also the same as the ones used on cards for Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX:

A few weeks ago we also discovered a trademark for “VSTAR.” The two might be related. What do you think these could be for? Let us know below!

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  1. tag team vmaxes 4 prizes each, im calling it
     
  2. Stalltar Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m really hoping they’ll be like legend cards
     
  3. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
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    union = more than one I bet the first card is going to be zamazenta and zacian
     
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  4. Rui Teixeira Aspiring Trainer
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    x2

    Its either that, or just tag team Vs for 3 prizes.

    The "union" part makes it kinda obvious to guess
     
  5. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    I would assume that this is a one-time mechanic so that Calyrex and Galastrier/Spectrier can work together in the TCG, but I think this might be for more than that...
     
  6. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    I think they might go for some sort of "combining" feature like the aforementioned Legend cards. I don't think it'll be 4-prize Pokemon - at some point, additional prizes make zero difference unless it's directly 6 of them. While I wouldn't put it past them, I genuinely believe they see the issues with the current meta and VMAXes were just too far in the design pipeline to scrap and cancel.
     
  7. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    110% this is for the Calyrex fusions.

    No doubt about it in my mind.

    Question is whether it will work more like a LEGEND or a Tag Team, as others pointed out.
     
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Also hell yeah let's Unionize Pokemon ✊
     
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  9. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe like the legend cards of the HGSS era?
     
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  10. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Tag Team Pokèmon again?
    Oh no...
     
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  11. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
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    TPC make single-prize Pokémon actually interesting and useful challenge
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2020
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  12. Cue2Power Cramorant is Godly
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    Nah its prob gonna be 6 prizes ;(
     
  13. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    2 Vs together should just be called W.
     
  14. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    I suspect they have to add the logo in cases where they'd otherwise possibly be denied the trademark, either on generic grounds (Fairy) or perhaps there are others using the word as a mark that they must be clear to differentiate from with art.

    Definitely seems like the Calyrex model, in any event; curious if it's single cards or if it's double cards, though.
     
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  15. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    Taking stabs at a couple possibilities beside the "it's Tag Team VMax". All anticipate we literally just get two V-Union cards, for the two different Calyrexes;

    - Ice Rider Calyrex V-UNION and Shadow Rider Calyrex V-UNION are played from your hand and functionally identical to Pokémon-V. I think this is a likely possibility.

    - The two V-UNION cards are played from your hand but act more like VMAX (i.e. 3 card prize for KO). I'm out of the loop on the meta right now but I assume this is too broken at this stage in SWSH block. Unless Gen 9 really is going to drop next year, it seems to early to be bringing back TTGX-tier power.

    - The two V-UNION cards have to be played on top of Calyrex V; with or without some additional caveat to actually play the card. Which could include either you must discard a Glastrier/Spectrier from your hand, or you must have and also discard a Glastrier/Spectrier from your bench, or some other permutation of a mechanic along those lines.


    I think it is *incredibly* unlikely we will see them bring back a LEGEND-esque mechanic.
     
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  16. Victory Victini Securing the win
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    Can't wait for ADP 2!
     
  17. jWaSiMhE Aspiring Trainer
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    If they go along this kind of route. Could this also be used to make Necrozma/Kyurem form V-UNION cards perhaps?
     
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  18. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Also Shellder plus Slowpoke
     
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  19. jWaSiMhE Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes though they've never implemented that in the games so seeing it in the TCG after all this time would be strange.
     
  20. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
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    Can’t wait to play the new ADP-Zacian Union V card that does 500 damage for three energies, comes with type specific energy acceleration in the same set, takes 5 extra prizes per ko, and has special promo tool cards printed for it that invalidate the rest of the meta. I’m so sick of having to build decks and meta game, it’s gonna be so much better when everyone and their uncle can just show up with a force fed league battle deck product for 20 bucks and have a 50% chance of winning every mirror match, there’s just way too much skill in the game atm, imo