All “Battle Region” Cards Revealed: New Hisuian Pokemon Debut!

All regular cards from S9a Battle Region have just been revealed by the Japanese Pokemon TCG website!

The set’s associated Lucario VSTAR and Darkrai VSTAR decks have also been revealed. Both the set and the decks will release in Japan next Friday.

This will be the first set to feature new Pokemon from Hisui, such as Kleavor, Wyrdeer, and the Starter Evolutions.

Many or all of the cards from this set will join those from Time Gazer and Space Juggler to become part of our Astral Radiance set, which releases internationally on May 27th.

Note the set should now be called Battle Region instead of Battle Legion. Without context the Japanese name can be translated either way, but now the set’s Chinese name has revealed “region” is the intended translation. “Battle Region” is probably referencing Hisui and the fact it’s a region full of Pokemon ready to kick yo butt.

As posted before, Battle Region introduces a new type of Pokemon card called “Sparkling Pokemon.” They are shiny Pokemon with “Sparkling” in their name. Since they are powerful Basic Pokemon, you can only include one in your deck.

Sparkling Pokemon have the special texture associated with secret rares. They also feature a new reverse holo pattern that looks like crosshatching. They use a new “K” rarity, which likely stands for their Japanese name Kagayaku.

The secret rare cards will be revealed by next week — stay tuned! As we previously reported, the set will feature new Character Rares and Character Super Rares.

Battle Region will also debut a new reverse holo style featuring glittery Poke Balls:

Battle Region is a special “Strengthening Expansion Set” like 2020’s Legendary Heartbeat, which introduced Amazing Rares. Each booster pack will contain six cards instead of the usual five and cost 260 yen instead of 165 yen.

S9a ‘Battle Region’ Cards

Lucario VSTAR Deck

Darkrai VSTAR Deck

S9 ‘Battle Region’ Translations

Thanks goes to JustInBasil, Bangiras, and Arantxa T. for the translations!

Oddish – Grass – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Ram: 30 damage.

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


Gloom – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Oddish

[G][C] Absorb: 30 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

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


Vileplume – Grass – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Gloom

[G][C] Mega Drain. 50 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

[G][C][C] Allergy Storm: 90 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent can’t play any Supporter cards from their hand during their next turn. If tails, your opponent can’t play any Item cards from their hand during their turn.

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


Scyther – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Quick Attack 30+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage.

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


Heracross – Grass – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[G][C] Horn Attack: 40 damage.

[G][G][C] Overhead Throw: 120 damage. This attack also does 30 damage to 1 of your Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Roselia – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[G] Aroma Sleep: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

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


Roserade – Grass – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Roselia

[G] 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[G][C] Assassin Rose: 60 damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition, this attack also does 60 damage to 1 of their Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Combee – Grass – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[G] Honey Step: Search your deck for an Item card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Bug Bite: 20 damage.

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


Vespiquen – Grass – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Combee

[G] Honey Rush: 60x damage. You may reveal any number of “Honey” Item cards from your hand. This attack does 60 damage for each card revealed this way.

[G][C][C] Pierce: 90 damage.

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


Virizion V – Grass – HP200
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Grassland Wind
Your Pokemon with [G] Energy attached can’t be affected by Special Conditions. Heal any Special Condition from those Pokemon.

[G][G][C] Emerald Blade: 200 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Sparkling Heatran – Fire – HP160
Basic Pokemon

Sparkling Pokemon Rule: You can’t have more than 1 Sparkling Pokemon in your deck.

[R][C][C] Raging Bomber: This attack does 70 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Litwick – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[R] Ember Uproar: Discard the top card from your opponent’s deck.

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


Lampent – Fire – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Litwick

[R] Flickering Lamp: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

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


Chandelure – Fire – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Lampent

Ability: Mountain Burner
Once during your turn when you play this card from your hand to evolve a Pokemon, you may discard the top 3 cards from your opponent’s deck.

[R][C] Heat Blast: 90 damage.

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


Litleo – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Singe: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

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


Pyroar – Fire – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Litleo

Ability: Scorching Aura
Put 4 damage counters on your opponent’s Burned Pokemon instead of 2.

[R][C][C] Fire Fang: 90 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

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


Starmie V – Water – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Swift: 50 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, or any other effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[W][W] Energy Spiral: 50x damage. This attack does 50 damage times the number of Energy attached to your opponent’s Pokemon in play.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Swinub – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Stampede: 20 damage.

[W][C][C] Icy Wind: 40 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

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


Piloswine – Water – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Swinub

[C][C] Stampede: 30 damage.

[W][C][C] Blizzard: 50 damage. This attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Mamoswine – Water – HP180
Stage 2 – Evolves from Piloswine

[W][C][C] Blizzard: 80 damage. This attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[W][W][C][C] Iceberg Press: 170 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon. The Defending Pokemon can’t attack during your opponent’s next turn.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Barboach – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W][C][C] Rain Splash: 40 damage.

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


Whiscash – Water – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Barboach

[W][C][C] Mud Shot: 80 damage.

[W][C][C][C] Thrash: 120+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 60 more damage. If tails, this Pokemon does 60 damage to itself.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Hisuian Basculin – Water – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[.] Schooling: Search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon and play them to your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W] Tackle: 10 damage.

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


Hisuian Basculegion – Water – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Hisuian Basculin

[W] Grudging Dive: 30+ damage. If any of your Pokemon were Knocked Out by damage from an attack during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does 90 more damage, and your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

[W][C][C] Jet Head: 80 damage.

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


Keldeo – Water – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C] Smash Kick: 20 damage.

[W][C] Line Force: 10+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Sparkling Greninja – Water – HP130
Basic Pokemon

Sparkling Pokemon Rule: You can’t have more than 1 Sparkling Pokemon in your deck.

Ability: Concealed Card
Once during your turn, you may discard an Energy card from your hand. Then, draw 2 cards.

[W][W][C] Moonlight Shuriken: Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon and do 90 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Pokemon (don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Jynx – Psychic – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Summoning Dance: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and switch it with their Active Pokemon. The new Active is now Confused.

[P][C][C] 80 damage.

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


Hisuian Typhlosion V – Psychic – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[.] Singe: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.

[P][P][C] Shivering Flames: 120 damage. Choose a card from your opponent’s hand without looking. Reveal the card, then have your opponent shuffle it into their deck.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Hisuian Typhosion VSTAR – Psychic – HP260
VSTAR – Evolves from Hisuian Typhlosion V

[P][P][C] Hollow Flame: 180 damage. Put 3 damage counters on your opponent’s Benched Pokemon in any way you like.

[P] Shadow Roaster (VSTAR Power): If your opponent’s Active Pokemon has 4 damage counters on it, it’s Knocked Out. (You can’t use more than 1 VSTAR Power in a game.)

When your Pokemon VSTAR is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Misdreavus – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Mumble: 10 damage.

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


Mismagius – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Misdreavus

[P] Ominous Chant: Your opponent reveals their hand. If your opponent has 4 or more cards in their hand, choose cards until they only have 3 card remaining. Then, your opponent shuffles the cards you chose back into their deck.

[P][C] Psybeam: 50 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

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


Ralts – Psychic – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[P] Teleport Break: 10 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Kirlia – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Ralts

[P] Teleport Break: 30 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Gallade – Psychic – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Kirlia

Ability: Buddy Catch
Once during your turn, you may search your deck for 1 Supporter card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[P][C][C] Helix Cutter: Move an Energy from this Pokemon to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2


Diancie – Psychic – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Princess Curtain
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, whenever your opponent plays a Supporter card from their hand, prevent all effects of that card done to your Benched Basic Pokemon.

[C] Spike Draw: 20 damage. Draw 2 cards.

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


Wyrdeer – Psychic – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Stantler

Ability: Fast Paced
Once during your turn, you may draw a card.

[C][C] Extrasensory: 40+ damage. If you have the same number of cards in hand as your opponent, this attack does 80 more damage.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 2


Rhyhorn – Fighting – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[F][C][C] Take-Down: 70 damage. This Pokemon does 20 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Rhydon – Fighting – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rhyhorn

[F] Horn Drill: 30 damage.

[F][C][C][C][C] Take-Down: 120 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Rhyperior – Fighting – HP190
Stage 2 – Evolves from Rhydon

[F] Earth Wrecker: 50+ damage. Discard the top card of your deck. If it’s an Energy, this attack does 100 more damage. Then, attach that discarded Energy to this Pokemon.

[F][C][C][C] Rock Tackle: 180 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Relicanth – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Deep Dive: Choose up to 2 Basic Energy cards from your discard pile, reveal them, and put them into your hand.

[C][C][C] Tackle: 80 damage.

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


Hippopotas – Fighting – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[F][C] Mud-Slap: 30 damage.

[F][C][C][C] Rolling Tackle: 90 damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Hippowdon – Fighting – HP150
Stage 1 – Evolves from Hippopotas

[F][C][C] Bite: 80 damage.

[F][C][C][C] Sand Press: 180 damage. Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Sparkling Hawlucha – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Sparkling Pokemon Rule: You can’t have more than 1 Sparkling Pokemon in your deck.

Ability: Big Match
If this Pokemon is on your Bench, your Pokemon’s attacks do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon VMAX.

[F][C] Spinning Kick: 50 damage.

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


Hisuian Decidueye V – Fighting – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[F] Mountain Hunt: Search your deck for up to 2 cards and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[F][C][C] Point-Blank Shot: This attack’s damage isn’t affected by any effects on the Defending Pokémon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Hisuian Decidueye VSTAR – Fighting – HP270
VSTAR – Evolves from Hisuian Decidueye V

[F][C][C] Somersault Feather: 160+ damage. You may discard up to 3 Energy cards from your hand. This attack does 30 more damage for each Energy you discarded in this way.

Ability (VSTAR Power): Winds and Clouds Star
During your turn, you may draw cards from your deck until you have 8 cards in hand.

When your Pokemon VSTAR is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Kleavor – Fighting – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Scyther

[C][C] Lumberjack Hack: Flip 2 coins. If both are heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Knocked Out.

[F][F] Frienzied Tackle: 120 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

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


Hisuian Qwilfish – Darkness – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[.] Thorn Rush: Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 10 damage for each heads.

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


Hisuian Overqwil – Darkness – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Hisuian Qwilfish

[.] Intense Poison: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. Put 5 damage counters for Poison between turns.

[D][C] Sticker Quill: 50 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

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


Poochyena – Darkness – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Gnaw: 10 damage.

[C][C] Rush In: 30 damage. This Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

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


Mightyena – Darkness – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Poochyena

Ability: Hustle Bark
If your opponent has any Pokemon VMAX in play, this Pokemon’s attacks cost [C][C][C] less.

[C][C][C] Wild Tackle: 160 damage. This Pokemon does 50 damage to itself.

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


Absol – Darkness – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[D] Sweeping Calamity: This attack does 10 damage to each of your Opponent’s Pokémon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

[D][C] Claw Rend: 50+ damage. If the Defending Pokémon already has any damage counters on it, this attack does 70 more damage.

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


Hisuian Samurott V – Darkness – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[D] Zigzag Drop: Discard up to 2 Pokemon Tools attached to your opponent’s Pokemon in play.

[D][D][D] Shadow Slash: 180 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Hisuian Samurott VSTAR – Darkness – HP270
VSTAR – Evolves from Hisuian Samurott V

[D][D] Merciless Blade: 110 damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon has any damage counters on it, this attach does 110 more damage.

Ability (VSTAR Power): Moon Cutting Star
Once during your turn, you may put 4 damage counters on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 VSTAR Power in a game.)

When your Pokemon VSTAR is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Garchomp V – Dragon – HP200
Basic Pokemon

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

[W][F][F][C] Sonic Strike: Discard 3 Energy from this Pokemon and do 220 damage to one of your opponent’s Pokemon (don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon).

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Hoothoot – Colorless – HP50
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Lookout
As long as this Pokemon is in play, Basic Energy attached to your Benched Pokemon can’t be discarded by the effects of your opponent’s Items and Supporters.

[C][C] Flap: 20 damage.

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


Noctowl – Colorless – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Hoothoot

[C][C] Silent Wing: 50 damage. Your opponent reveals their hand. Then, smack ’em!

[C][C][C] Air Slash: 120 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokémon.

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


Stantler – Colorless – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Guard Press: 30+ damage During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon takes 30 less damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

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


Miltank – Colorless – HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Miraculous Body
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from your opponent’s Pokemon V.

[C][C] Kick About: 10+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

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


Glameow – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Fake Out: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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


Purugly – Colorless – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Glameow

[C] Body Slam: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[C][C][C] Slashing Claw: 100 damage.

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


Turbo Stall – Trainer
Item

You can use this card only if you go second, and only on your first turn.

Search your deck for a Basic Energy card and attach it to 1 of your Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck. Your turn ends.

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


Honey – Trainer
Item

Choose 1 of your Pokemon, then flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, heal 40 damage from that Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn.


Cancelling Cologne – Trainer
Item

Your opponent’s Active Pokemon has no Abilities until the end of this turn (including Pokemon that move to the Active Spot during this turn).

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


Cyllene – Trainer
Supporter

Flip 2 coins. For each heads, choose a card from your discard pile and put it on top of your deck in any order.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Roxanne – Trainer
Supporter

You can only play this card if your opponent has 3 or less Prize cards left.

Both players shuffle their hands into their decks. You draw 6 cards and your opponent draws 2 cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Kamado – Trainer
Supporter

Discard all cards from your hand except 1 card. Then, draw 4 cards. (You can’t use this card if it is the last card in your hand.)

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Jubilife Village – Trainer
Stadium

Once during each player’s turn, that player may shuffle their hand into their deck. If they do, they draw 5 cards and their turn ends.

This Stadium stays in play when you play it. Discard it if another Stadium comes into play. If a Stadium with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

Lucario VSTAR Deck Translations

Scyther – Grass – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Speed Scythe: 20 damage.

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


Meditite – Fighting – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[F] Focus Fist: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

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


Medicham – Fighting – 110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Meditite

[F] Battle Step: 50 damage. Search your deck for up to 2 [F] Energy cards and attach them to your Benched Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

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


Lucario V – Fighting – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Crush Punch: 50 damage. Discard a Special Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[F][C][C] Cyclone Kick: 120 damage.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Lucario VSTAR – Fighting – HP270
VSTAR – Evolves from Lucario V

[F][C][C] Fighting Knuckle: 120+ damage. If your  opponents Active Pokemon is a Pokemon V, this attack does 120 more damage.

[F][C] Aura Star (VSTAR Power): 70x damage. This attack does 70 damage times the number of Energy attached to your opponent’s Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 VSTAR Power in a game.)

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Landorus – Fighting – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C] Palm Strike: 20 damage.

[F][F][C] Smash Edge: 130 damage. Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon.

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


Rockruff – Fighting – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[F] Double Draw: Draw 2 cards from your deck.

[F][C][C] Rear Kick: 30 damage.

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


Falinks – Fighting – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[F] Fighting Headbutt: 10+ damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is a Pokemon V, this attack does 50 more damage. (Don’t apply Weakness for this attack’s damage.)

[F][C][C] Jet Head: 80 damage.

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


Kleavor – Fighting – HP140
Stage 1 – Evolves from Scyther

[C][C] Scatter: 10+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

[F][C][C] Rock Tackle: 150 damage. This Pokemon does 50 damage to itself.

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


Gutsy Pickaxe – Trainer
Item

Reveal the top card of your deck. If it’s a [F] Energy, attach it to 1 of your Benched Pokemon. Otherwise, reveal it to your opponent and put it into your hand.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn.

Darkrai VSTAR Deck Translations

Murkrow – Darkness – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Peck: 10 damage.

[D][C] Wing Attack: 30 damage.

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


Honchkrow – Darkness – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Murkrow

[C] Peck: 20 damage.

[D][D][C] Night Cyclone: 160 damage. Move all Energy from this Pokemon to your Benched Pokemon in any way you like.

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


Hisuian Qwilfish – Darkness – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C} Ram: 10 damage.

[D][C] Rolling Tackle: 30 damage.

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


Hisuian Overqwil – Darkness – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Hisuian Qwilfish

[D] Dirty Press: 30+ damage. If you have at least 3 [D] Energy attached to your Pokemon in play, this attack does 90 more damage.

[D][C] Pierce: 70 damage

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


Seviper – Darkness – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[D][D] Surprise Attack Turn: 60 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched [D] Pokemon.

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


Darkrai V – Darkness – HP210
Basic Pokemon

[D][C] Dark Wind: 50 damage.

[D][D][C] Dark Hole: 130 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.
When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Darkrai VSTAR – Darkness – HP270
VSTAR – Evolves from Darkrai V

[C][C] Dark Pulse: 30+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each [D] Energy attached to your Pokemon.

Ability: Star Abyss (VSTAR Power)
During your turn you may search your discard pile for up to 2 Item cards and put them into your hand. (You can’t use more than 1 VSTAR Power in a game.)

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Inkay – Darkness – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[D] Call for Family: Search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon and put them on your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[D][C] Tackle: 20 damage.

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


Hoopa – Darkness – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[D] Genie Hand: Search your deck for a [D] Energy and attach it to 1 of your Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck.

[D][D][C] Tyrant Hole: 100 damage.

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

ZestyGan

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I really hope each of the starters are playable...I don't want to have waited so long only for them to be F tier, and nor should I. The first regional forms for any starters should have great cards..Also, where are the Sparkling cards?? There's so little...
 

beatbox2000

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Nice introduction for the Hisuian starters with Shin Nagasawa. VSTARs look like trash though.

Not really sure how the CHR/CSR cards are going to work out since there doesn't seem to be much space besides those that have been revealed.
 

beatbox2000

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I really hope each of the starters are playable...I don't want to have waited so long only for them to be F tier, and nor should I. The first regional forms for any starters should have great cards..Also, where are the Sparkling cards?? There's so little...
There's a Shigenori Negishi Heatran which looks terrible. Really don't like his artwork and now it doesn't even have a background lol.
 

ZestyGan

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There's a Shigenori Negishi Heatran which looks terrible. Really don't like his artwork and now it doesn't even have a background lol.
Not only is it awful art, it's...heatran. One of the least liked legendaries and one of the worst shinies. People used to get stoned for this buffoonery...
 

beatbox2000

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68Vileplume CHR
69Chandelure CHR with Shauntal
70Wyrdeer CHR with Azeru
71Kleavor CHR with Lian
72Miltank CHR
73Virizion V FA
74Starmie V FA
75Hisuian Typhlosion V FA
76Hisuian Decidueye V FA
77Hisuian Samurott V FA
78Garchomp V FA
79Cyllene FA
80Roxanne FA
81Kamado FA
82Virizion V CSR
83Starmie V CSR with Misty
84Garchomp V CSR with Cynthia

This is what I'm guessing is the secret rare lineup.

So far holos are CHRs, so Vileplume is the only one before Chandelure. Probaby another one with Erika. Then Miltank with Whitney is the most obvious choice after. Only other holo after Kleavor is Absol.

Then instead of going to the CSRs, they'll put in the full art Vs and trainers. One extra space for Virizion V CSR since it's the only other V besides Starmie and Garchomp.

Kinda weird that the Hisuian starters don't get any CSR but perhaps there might be VSTAR CSRs or something or maybe alternate art VSTARs (plz no, having that stupid star be there will be fugly).

Just realized I forgot to put in any alternate arts - most likely the 3 starters but I've got no space now, so maybe the whole list has to be thrown out lolz.
 

TheRainmaker

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For the past year I've been clamoring for some sort of Hex Maniac retrain, mostly to run as a 1 of for Expanded since various lockdown decks are such a pain in the rear there... and hypothetically one that only works during your turn so that it's not as busted as Hex Maniac which cannot come off the ban list (unless VS Seeker is banned). Well it looks like we finally got one in the form of Canceling Lure, and while being an item card is generally stronger than being a supporter, the monkey paw certainly curled for me because now it does nothing against item lock which many of these lockdown type of decks run (but it does help against Honchrow GX I guess, though I don't know if I'd want to run it for that match-up specifically).

On the standard side of things it can be an out to things like the new Miltank in this set and an alternate option over using Phoebe, and you can also loop it with the new Floatzel to perpetually shut down abilities like Galarian Weezing's while recycling a second item card.
 
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Da idiot

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For the past year I've been clamoring for some sort of Hex Maniac retrain, mostly to run as a 1 of for Expanded since various lockdown decks are such a pain in the rear there... and hypothetically one that only works during your turn so that it's not as busted as Hex Maniac which cannot come off the ban list (unless VS Seeker is banned). Well it looks like we finally got one in the form of Canceling Lure, and while being an item card is generally stronger than being a supporter, the monkey paw certainly curled for me because now it does nothing against item lock which many of these lockdown type of decks run (but it does help against Honchrow GX I guess, though I don't know if I'd want to run it for that match-up specifically).

On the standard side of things it can be an out to things like the new Miltank in this set and an alternate option using to Phoebe, and you can also loop it with the new Floatzel to perpetually shut down abilities like Fleet Flooted while recycling a second item card.
dude, just tech for the meta, the great thing with expandeds cardpool is that everything have several different counters with different qualities
 

TSA123

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curious why wyrdeer and kleavor don't get the hisuian classification but overqwill does
 

Pokémon Spears

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Is so random to see Jynx there, but I don't complain, I love all of her cards. I wish she was on Legends
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dineinunes

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curious why wyrdeer and kleavor don't get the hisuian classification but overqwill does
Because they are not regional forms nor do they evolve from regional forms. They are just new evolutions to old pokémon (like any Eeveelution after gen I or like Togekiss, Magmortar or Tangrowth). You don't call Sylveon "Kalosian Sylveon" so the same applies here for both of these.
Ursaluna will follow this same pattern since it's just a new evolution to Ursaring.