All ‘VMAX Climax’ Secret Rares Revealed!

Pokemon fans in Japan have started opening their VMAX Climax booster packs and posting their pulls to social media and auction websites.

All of the secret rares in this set are reprints of existing cards with new artwork.

#185-#212: Character Rares (CHR)

Character Rares are regular Pokemon with a notable Trainer in their artwork. This type of card first debuted in 2019’s Dream League, which became part of our Cosmic Eclipse.

#212-#254: Character Super Rares (CSR)

Character Super Rares are Pokemon V or VMAX with a notable Trainer in their artwork. This type of rarity is new to this set due to the introduction of Pokemon V since regular Character Rares first debuted.

#255-#277: Secret Rares (SR)

There are no Rainbow Rares in this set! This could be due to the high volume of Trainers they wanted to feature. Or it may be because Pokemon won’t be making Rainbow Rares anymore. We should find out what’s happening in the next set.

#278-#285: Ultra Rares (UR)

Black and gold Ultra Rares first debuted in 2020’s Shiny Star V, which became part of 2021’s Shining Fates. Not all of them have been revealed yet, but you can easily guess what they’ll look like!

English Release

The set description for Brilliant Stars says it will feature 30 cards in a “Trainer Gallery” subset, so we’ll obviously be getting some of the Character Rares on February 25th.

But this also means we won’t be seeing all 70 of them in February. TPCi may split them across a few sets starting with Brilliant Stars. Or they could release the regular “Character Rares” in Brilliant Stars and save the “Character Super Rares” for our holiday set. We’ll find out soon!

shiny poliwhirl

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oh my that gold pikachu vmax looks wonderful i cant believe this is happening. im scared some character rares wont make it to the english set though
 

The Vish

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The arts are gorgeous, but 40 super rares seems a bit hefty, even by current standards. The base 30 regular cards is a good enough number, but damn, adding in all the super rares too makes for a massive assortment of secret rares, assuming they will all be secret rares in Brilliant Stars.
 

Ranger64

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That is a LOT of cards! It's interesting to note that all of the character cards have the same character on their Vs as their Vmaxes, with the exception of Urshifu. It does stink that we can't see the character (probably Zinnia) on Rayquaza at the moment though.
 

o7yourdesires

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I’m pretty spot on with the list I made for the secret rares. Bar a couple they were character rares versions but of the cards already in the set For example 213-215 is Kriketune V, Orbeetle V and VMax
 

vexel

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I freaking love this set already. Hopefully the pull rates are really good given the variety going from non rulebox pokemon up to Vmax
 

o7yourdesires

Aspiring Trainer
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255-280 is interesting. That’s a lot of unknowns - expect Galar Friends amongst them as well as some very quirky cards if the pika Vmax gold is there
 

EllieTheJellyyy

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That is a LOT of cards! It's interesting to note that all of the character cards have the same character on their Vs as their Vmaxes, with the exception of Urshifu. It does stink that we can't see the character (probably Zinnia) on Rayquaza at the moment though.
The Single Strike v/vmax is Gloria and the Rapid Strike v/vmax is Mustard like the Shadow Rider v/vmax is Victor and Ice Rider v/vmax is Peony
 

Omi

Aspiring Trainer
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I am in literal shock
1) Umbreon + Karen
2) Rapid and Single Urshifu VMAX
3) Morpeko V-UNION???
I want some of these cards so bad!!!!
 

Konopacz

Aspiring Trainer
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I like how these cards really emphasize how BIG pokemon VMAX are supposed to be.

The normal artworks don't do much to make them seem large, so that's super fun!
 

fleshrum

April in Kalos...
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IT'S TIME TO STOP.

The umbreon is pretty though. Front page of my binder has karen, umbreon, and houndoom full arts. Might have to cough up for that.