Update (12/17): The card has been selling on auction websites for around $1,300.
An unprecedented error has occurred! The official Japanese Pokemon TCG website has issued an apology regarding a misprinted Victini V promo that was handed out to players at the Championship Series 2022 tournament in Kyoto.
Some background first. There are currently two unique Victini V cards with their own attacks, as you can see below in English. It’s one of the few Pokemon V to have two completely different cards. Players were supposed to receive the right-hand one with a special stamp.
However, players received an accidental “hybrid” version: a card with the left one’s attacks and right one’s illustration!
The correct version should have simply been the right-hand card with the tournament stamp:
The tournament took place on October 3rd. The error card was awarded to Juniors players who won at least four games and to Seniors and Masters players who won at least five. So there are definitely several copies of the card out there! They may be worth something to collectors.
Creatures has announced they will be mailing players the correct version of the card. Additionally, the error version cannot be used in official tournaments.
In my 20+ years of covering the Pokemon TCG, the only time I remember this happening is when Wizards of the Coast printed the non-holo Electrode from Jungle with Base Set Electrode’s illustration. I believe this is the first time Japan has made an error like this.