All Regular ‘VMAX Climax’ Cards Revealed! (Secret Rares Next Week)

Pokemon has officially revealed all the regular cards from VMAX Climax!

This is Japan’s annual “reprint” set containing notable cards from the last year. Most of the main set features reprinted cards.

Each pack of VMAX Climax will contain a guaranteed chase card: a Pokemon V, VMAX, V-UNION, or secret rare. Each booster box will cost 5,500 yen and contain 10 booster packs, with 11 cards per pack.

The set’s secret rares will feature “Character Rares,” which were originally introduced in 2019’s Dream League. These are full art cards that feature a Trainer in the Pokemon’s artwork. The set will also introduce a new rarity called “Character Super Rare,” which seem to be reserved for Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX.

The set will release in Japan on December 3rd.

‘VMAX Climax’ Main Set

As expected, most of the set is reprints.

There are only 15 new cards (18 if you can’t the four pieces of Morpeko V-UNION.)

Rayquaza VMAX, Duraludon VMAX, and Hoopa have new alternate art versions, meaning there’s technically 21 new cards for collectors.

‘VMAX Climax’ New Cards

There are 15 new cards in the set.

Cherubi – Grass – HP40
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Lively Fruit
Prevent all effects of attacks from your opponent’s Pokemon done to this Pokemon. (Damage is not an effect.)

[G][C] Leafage: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Snorunt – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W] Icy Breath: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[W][C] Icy Snow: 20 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Eiscue – Water – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Fusion Strike)

[W][C] Block Slider: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. This attack does 40 damage times the number of Fusion Energy attached to your Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[W][W][C] Icicle Missile: 100 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Morpeko V-UNION – Lightning – HP310
V-UNION

How to play a Pokemon V-UNION: Once per game during you turn, combine 4 different Morpeko V-UNION from your discard pile and put them onto your Bench.

[C] Union Gain: Attach up to 2 [L] Energy cards from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

[C][C] All You Can Eat: Draw cards until you have 10 cards in your hand.

[L][C][C] Burst Wheel: 100x damage. Discard all Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 100 damage for each card discarded in this way.

[L][C][C] Lightning Ball: 160 damage.

When your Pokemon V-UNION is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Mimikyu VMAX – Psychic – HP300
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Mimikyu V

[C][C] Occult Number: Put 4 damage counters on your opponent’s Pokemon in any way you like. If you played Acerola’s Premonition from your hand during this turn, put 13 damage counters instead.

[P][P] Max Shadow: 120 damage. Discard a random card from your opponent’s hand.

When your Pokemon VMAX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 1


Dedenne – Psychic – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[P] Dedeflash: 20+ damage. If your opponent has exactly 1 Prize remaining, this attack does 60 more damage and your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Milcery – Psychic – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[P] Lead: Search your deck for a Supporter card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[P] Ram: 10 damage.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Alcremie – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Milcery

Ability: Extra Order
If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, your turn does not end when you play Cafe Master.

[C][C] Rainbow Flavor: 10+ damage. This attack does 40 more damage for each type of basic Energy attached to your Pokemon in play.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Druddigon – Dragon – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[R][W] Revenge: If 1 of your Pokemon was Knocked Out by damage from an attack during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does 120 more damage.

[R][W][C] Dragon Claw: 120 damage.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Acerola’s Premonition – Trainer
Supporter

Your opponent reveals their hand. Draw a card for each Trainer card you find there.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Gloria – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Pokemon that don’t have a Rule Box and put them onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Galar Friends – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 3 cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Purification Gloves – Trainer
Item

Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached.

The attacks of the Pokemon this card is attached to do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active [P] Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

You may play any number of Item cards during your turn.


Hunter’s Gloves – Trainer
Item

Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached.

The attacks of the Pokemon this card is attached to do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active [N] Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

You may play any number of Item cards during your turn.


Café Master – Trainer
Supporter

Choose up to 3 of your Benched Pokemon. Search your deck for that many basic Energy cards of different types and attach 1 to each Pokemon you chose. Then, shuffle your deck. Your turn ends.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.

‘VMAX Climax’ Secret Rares

All of the set’s secret rares will be revealed by next Thursday. These are what have been revealed so far:

The new cards from Japan’s VMAX Climax will most likely become part of the international Brilliant Stars set, which releases on February 25th.

Judging by the numbering, it seems the Japanese set will have around 30 Character Rares (Flapple through Oranguru) and around 40 Character Super Rares (Blaziken V through Blissey V).

We know from the English set description that Brilliant Stars will have 30 cards in a “Trainer Gallery” subset, so we may not be seeing all 70 of them in February. TPCi may choose to split them across a few sets and release some as promos. In this case, we don’t know which ones we’ll see in Brilliant Stars.

It’s also possible TPCi is hiding the Character Super Rares from the English set description. For example, they may be counting the Character Rares as the 30 cards they mentioned. Then the 40 Character Super Rares would somehow be secret rares in our English set.

We’ll find out in the coming months!

Shinxed3

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ooh, Sigilyph is probably getting a Secret Rare. Maybe. I can't imagine it being included in this set for any other reason, since it already got reprinted in Shiny Star V.
 

ronangorski

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My guess:
185 Cherrim
188 Flareon
189 ?
193 Electrode
197 Banette
199 Malamar
200 Orbeetle
203 Passimian
204 Falinks or Stonjourner
207 Obstagoon
209 Tauros
211 Snorlax
 

beatbox2000

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That means that every V & VMAX in the set is getting a CSR. Personally think that is overkill. Also, Morpeko V UNION is getting a V UNION CSR set too. 8 Morpeko cards in the set lol.

Only Rayquaza and Duraludon Vs aren't getting ones - and that's probably because their alt arts already feature Zinnia and Raihan.

Besides that, these are the Pokemon (excluding NFEs) that can receive normal CHRs:

1. Beedrill or Cherrim or Abomasnow
2. Flareon
3. Castform-Sunny
4. Eiscue or RS Urshifu (unlikely) or Electrode or Jolteon or Zapdos
5. Banette
6. & 7. Cresselia or Sigilyph or Malamar or Dedenne or Orbeetle (unlikely)
8. & 9. Lycanroc (unlikely) or Passimian or Falinks or Stonjourner or Kubfu
10. Obstagoon or Spiritomb or Hoopa or SS Urshifu (unlikely)
11. Druddigon or Tauros
12. Snorlax or Castform
 

beatbox2000

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Also which trainers should these match up with:

1. Kricketune V
2. Orbeetle V/VMAX
3. Centiskorch V/VMAX - Kabu
4. Ice Rider Calyrex V/VMAX
5. Zeraora V
6. Morpeko V-Union - Marnie
7. Galarian Articuno V
8. Sylveon V/VMAX
9. Mimikyu V/VMAX - Acerola again?
10. SR Calyrex V/VMAX
11. Galarian Zapdos V
12. SS Urshifu V/VMAX - Mustard
13. RS Urshifu V/VMAX - Mustard
14. Galarian Moltres V
15. Crobat V - Koga
16. Umbreon V/VMAX
17. Eternatus V/VMAX - Rose
18. Corviknight V/VMAX - Bird Keeper?
19. Zacian V - Hop?
 

beatbox2000

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Also it looks like the CHR/CSR set will be split. There are only 28 CHRs but 42 CSRs. So unless they're only going to put in 2 CSRs, they probably are picking and choosing. Morpeko definitely looks like it'll be a V-Union set.
 

N's Rhyperior

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Also it looks like the CHR/CSR set will be split. There are only 28 CHRs but 42 CSRs. So unless they're only going to put in 2 CSRs, they probably are picking and choosing. Morpeko definitely looks like it'll be a V-Union set.
Set? I think you mean Promo Box
 

N's Rhyperior

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Well, Alcremie is just pointless. No Milcery that cheats Evolutions. So Café Master remains to be useless T1 going second.
 

The_Rayquaza_Guy

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Also which trainers should these match up with:

1. Kricketune V
2. Orbeetle V/VMAX
3. Centiskorch V/VMAX - Kabu
4. Ice Rider Calyrex V/VMAX
5. Zeraora V
6. Morpeko V-Union - Marnie
7. Galarian Articuno V
8. Sylveon V/VMAX
9. Mimikyu V/VMAX - Acerola again?
10. SR Calyrex V/VMAX
11. Galarian Zapdos V
12. SS Urshifu V/VMAX - Mustard
13. RS Urshifu V/VMAX - Mustard
14. Galarian Moltres V
15. Crobat V - Koga
16. Umbreon V/VMAX
17. Eternatus V/VMAX - Rose
18. Corviknight V/VMAX - Bird Keeper?
19. Zacian V - Hop?
4) I think Peony can match Ice Rider.
5) CSR of Zeraora V was just revealed.
8) Sylveon's pair up could be with Valerie.
10) Peonia for Shadow Rider.
16) Umbreon Vmax- Karen (I'm calling it!!!)
18) Since Corviknight is a Taxi, it might feature the Taxi Driver lol.
19) We already have Hop featured on Zamazenta V. It has to be Gloria and Zacian V.