V-Union Confirmed as Card Mechanic; V-Union and More 25th Anniversary Boxes in 2021!

The “V-UNION” trademark is indeed referring to a new TCG mechanic!

We can now reveal a new “V-Union Premium Box” will release for the English TCG on September 24th, 2021. Placeholder names for products always use mechanics in the titles, like “V Boxes” and “VMAX Boxes,” so this confirms “V-Union” will be a new mechanic.

Last week I reported about a 25th anniversary set releasing on October 8th, 2021. We’ve now learned the set will see the release of a “V-Union Box,” meaning it will be the second product of 2021 to feature it.

Since trademarks usually go into use around six months after they’re discovered, the Japanese TCG may introduce the V-Union mechanic around late spring or early summer. This lines up with the English TCG getting V-Union boxes in the fall.

In related news, we’ve learned the 25th anniversary set will see the release of one of the most expensive items ever: a $120 box. We don’t have a placeholder title for the box yet or know what it will contain.

Thus we can report the 25th anniversary set will see the release of an Elite Trainer Box, a V-Union Box, a VMAX Figure Collection, a V Premium Collection, a Collector’s Chest, Mini Tins, Pin Boxes, and the $120 box. There are still no booster boxes or packs listed for the set, so it’s definitely another special set.

We haven’t seen VSTAR appear in the placeholder titles of any English products through November 2021. This could indicate it’s just a Japanese set name, especially since it was revealed before V-Union (which already has two products next year). VSTAR also didn’t include a logo in its trademark application, unlike applications for past TCG mechanics like the Fairy-type and V-Union.

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  1. TATECE1234 Aspiring Trainer
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    Tag Team Part II
     
  2. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    Electric Boogaloo
     
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  3. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
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    I am waiting for legend cards part 2.
     
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  4. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    I hate that I'm not excited for this, and instead I'm just dreading the release of yet another overpriced & understocked set....
     
  5. Shuppetwithagun Aspiring Trainer
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    Whyyyyyyy. Pokémon please explain releasing champions path then a few months later another special scalper set, and a few months after that ANOTHER special set. I guess it works for them but what about the younger audience without a steady income you won’t be getting those people to buy each set. Mildly upset by this decision but oh well it’s not my choice to make.
     
  6. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, I will call it "Vunion" from now on.
     
  7. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    Hopefully by September 2021 the scalpers and fair weather influencers will have moved onto something else after the bubble pops so the rest of us have a chance to buy some of this stuff.

    It’s sad when you can’t find a majority of the products released in the past 3-4 months. No Champion’s Path. No Elite Trainer Boxes. No Small But Mighty. No Jirachi GX Collection.

    But at the same time, the same could be said about TPCi and their supply, but they know that overprinting due to the boom isn’t the best solution (ex. Evolutions and Pokémon Go).
     
  8. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Tag Team part 2, take 4 prizes when it's knocked out.
     
  9. bidoof&company MEMES ARE LIFE
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    Now there is a scary idea...
     
  10. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    It's not their fault that people with a shit ton of money have nothing else better to do and they know there are suckers willing to pay for them at a higher cost.
     
  11. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    LOL nope next year being the 25th anniversary will be the worst it'll ever be. Thanks to those influencers. So if you want any of this shit next year pre-order it as soon as possible.
     
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  12. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    I can't believe people are actually thinking this will be Tag Teams with different names. It's one thing to ironically take tongue-in-cheek jabs at TPCi based on some questionable decisions they've been making, but apparently lots of people are actually and unironically believing they would do such a thing. I mean, really? C'mon now, it's obviously not gonna be "V Tag Team" or "4 prizes Vmax tag team" or anything ike that. My money is on it being something similar to Legends.
     
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  13. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    Yup, you’re probably right. The whole thing sucks. Guess we’ll have to pick at the scraps left behind with the League Battle decks and the janky repackaged XY packs with a common reverse foil bouncing around inside.
     
  14. carrotfoot Aspiring Trainer
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    I have no idea if this is sarcastic or not.
    But I mean...GX was very similar to EX, just evolution and a special move added. V was even closer to EX. Also, they don't seem to venture too far off the beaten path in terms of trends. Tapu Lele was like Jirachi EX, Dedenne was like Shaymin, Crobat was like both. Boss' Orders was just Lysandre again. Lost March was Night March again slightly tweaked. Mad Party was the same thing slightly tweaked again.
    I have no idea what this is, but I think it's fair to assume V-Union could be Tag Teams again slightly tweaked. Especially considering Union is the key word.
     
  15. Baconcrisp3 Aspiring Trainer
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    They are Basic Pokemon with 400-460 health that are worth all six prizes. Charizard and Greninja V-Union has 450 Health and has an attack for a fire energy that just instantly defeats your opponent's active Pokemon GX or V. Their other attack does 300 Damage for five fire energy (but the attack does 100 damage more for each Water energy attached). Apparently Whalelord and Guzzlord V-Union is Supposed to have 510 health and have an ability that lets you heal all damage on him by discarding all of your benched Pokemon (It also auto Paralyzes your opponent's active evolution Pokemon).
     
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  16. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    And don’t forget Zacian and Zamazenta V-Union, which for three Metal Energy does 300 Damage and if you knock something out you take an extra prize and it also prevents all damage done to it during your opponents next turn. And it has 600 HP and it’s ability let’s it hold up to three Pokémon Tools.
     
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  17. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    Y'all really don't hold back, do ya? XD
     
  18. Cue2Power Cramorant is Godly
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    I still think its gonna bring back a mechanic similar to Legend pairs, but for calyrex riders, and other fusion pokemon.
     
  19. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    I was joking, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a Zacian and Zamazenta V-Union Card (and it probably will be broken). I’m hopeful though!
     
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  20. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    I absolutely feel ya on that. New sets are starting to feel like getting a huge bill in the mail.