Regidrago VSTAR, Regieleki VMAX, Omastar V, and More from ‘Paradigm Trigger!’

Pokemon has revealed several new cards from Paradigm Trigger! The set releases in Japan on October 21st and will feature 98 cards (excluding secret rares). A majority of these cards will then be featured in our S12 set Silver Tempest, with the rest likely being saved for our 2023 SWSH Special Set. Thanks goes to Bangiras and JustInBasil for the translations!

Omastar V – Water – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[C] Ancient Guidance: Search your deck for up to 2 cards that evolve from Item cards with “Fossil” in their name and put them onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[W][C][C] Tentacle Defense: 110 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Evolution Pokemon can’t attack.

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

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


Relicanth – Water – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Fossil Search: Shuffle up to 4 in any combination of Unidentified Fossil and Rare Fossil from your discard pile into your deck.

[W][C] Water Pulse: 30 damage. Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

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


Regieleki V – Lightning – HP200
Basic Pokemon

[L] Switch Bolt: 30 damage. Switch this Pokemon with one of your Benched Pokemon.

[L][C][C] Lightning Wall: 100 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon takes 100 less damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

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

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


Regieleki VMAX – Electric – HP310
VMAX (Dynamax) – Evolves from Regieleki V

Ability: Transistor
The attacks of your Basic [L] Pokemon do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

Max Thunderstrike: 220 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon can’t attack.

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

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


Anorith – Fighting – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Unidentified Fossil

[C][C] Fossil Toss: 30+ damage. You may discard an Unidentified Fossil card from your hand. If you do, this attack does 120 more damage.

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


Armaldo – Fighting – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Anorith

[C] Reaper Claw: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon has 100 or less HP remaining, it is Knocked Out.

[F][F][C] Rock Smash: 160 damage.

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


Dratini – Dragon – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Slam: 30x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 30 damage for each heads.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Dragonair – Dragon – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Dratini

[C][C] Wrap: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokémon.

[W][L][C] Surf: 80 damage.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Dragonite – Dragon – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Dragonair

[C][C][C] Dragon Claw: 80 damage.

[W][L][C][C] Energy Hurricane: 180 damage. Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Regidrago V – Dragon – HP220
Basic Pokemon

[C] Heavenly Scream: Discard 3 cards from the top of your deck and attach all Energy discarded in this way to this Pokemon.

[G][G][R] Dragon Laser: 130 damage. This attack also does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched 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: 3


Regidrago VSTAR – Dragon – HP280
VSTAR – Evolves from Regidrago V

[G][G][R] Dragon Dream: Choose the attack from a Dragon-type Pokemon in your discard pile and use it as this attack

Ability: Legacy Star (VSTAR Power)
Once during your turn, you may discard 7 cards from the top of your deck. Then, you may choose up to 2 cards from your discard pile, reveal them, and put them in your hand. (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: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Lance – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for up to 3 [N] Pokémon and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.

machamps_fifth_hand

Aspiring Trainer
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I've figured out the SR Pattern. Every SwSh set is missing an Ultra Rare from Its set (Lost Origin No Leaf Type V Regular). So No Fighting Type Will Be In This Set (I Could Be Wrong). 2 Pokemon With VSTAR/VMAX Get Alts While 2 Pokemon With Only A V Get An Alt As Well

Leaf Type V FA - 99/98
Omastar V FA - 100/98
Regieleki V FA - 101/98
Unown V FA - 102/98
Dark Type V FA - 103/98
Dark Type V Alt - 104/98
Metal Type V FA - 105/98
Metal Type V Alt - 106/98
Regidrago V FA - 107/98
Regidrago V Alt - 108/98
Lugia V FA - 109/98
Lugia V Alt - 110/98
 

Mixelman83

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I've figured out the SR Pattern. Every SwSh set is missing an Ultra Rare from Its set (Lost Origin No Leaf Type V Regular). So No Fighting Type Will Be In This Set (I Could Be Wrong). 2 Pokemon With VSTAR/VMAX Get Alts While 2 Pokemon With Only A V Get An Alt As Well

Leaf Type V FA - 99/98
Omastar V FA - 100/98
Regieleki V FA - 101/98
Unown V FA - 102/98
Dark Type V FA - 103/98
Dark Type V Alt - 104/98
Metal Type V FA - 105/98
Metal Type V Alt - 106/98
Regidrago V FA - 107/98
Regidrago V Alt - 108/98
Lugia V FA - 109/98
Lugia V Alt - 110/98
No please let me have unown alt art
 

N's Rhyperior

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Dratini/Dragonair/Dragonite - oh well, some uninspring attacks. 3/3/3
Omastar V - crap on everything. 2-3
Regieleki V/VMAX - Definitely a boost some L decks, if someone would make benefit on this. Actually, this and GO Zapdos along gives +40 on a Basic L Pokemon's attacks. 3/4
Regidrago V/VSTAR - The VStar Power is super consistent, ngl. Making Dragon-type VMAX/VSTAR giving more advantage like Rayquaza VMAX, as it uses Fire Energy like Drago. Although getting Fire energies is... not easy atm. You only get Magma Basin, and that's it. Mirage Gate is a thing, meaning Comfey LZ engine would be a thing in your deck. 3/4
Lance - Basically Winona, oh boy! 3
Relicanth - nah. 2
Anorith/Armaldo - stage 2, whatever. 2/3
 
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vexel

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Regidrago vstar seems very good kinda like mew vmax's attack except you can ultra ball away things like giratina vstar or dragonite v without even having to play them to use their attacks.
 

PMJ

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Omastar V's Ancient Guidance really needed to be an once-per-turn Ability for a single Fossil target. It would have made the Fossil bros so much better.

Regidrago VSTAR looks promising. There are a lot of funky attacks for it to copy, like Goodra VSTAR's Rolling Iron and Dialga EVS's Chrono Wind. Notably, in Expanded, it gains access to Dialga-GX's Timeless GX, White Kyurem-EX's White Inferno, and, perhaps most awesomely of all, M Rayquaza-EX's Dragon Ascent. As a Mewmew player I am definitely interested in this guy. Copying VSTAR Power attacks as well as GX attacks seems super busted.
 

gladbachOlli

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I've figured out the SR Pattern. Every SwSh set is missing an Ultra Rare from Its set (Lost Origin No Leaf Type V Regular). So No Fighting Type Will Be In This Set (I Could Be Wrong). 2 Pokemon With VSTAR/VMAX Get Alts While 2 Pokemon With Only A V Get An Alt As Well

Leaf Type V FA - 99/98
Omastar V FA - 100/98
Regieleki V FA - 101/98
Unown V FA - 102/98
Dark Type V FA - 103/98
Dark Type V Alt - 104/98
Metal Type V FA - 105/98
Metal Type V Alt - 106/98
Regidrago V FA - 107/98
Regidrago V Alt - 108/98
Lugia V FA - 109/98
Lugia V Alt - 110/98
I don't think so. My quote is:
Leaf/Fire Type V FA (maybe Cradily) - 99/98
Omastar V FA - 100/98
Regieleki V FA - 101/98
Unown V FA - 102/98
Unown V Alt - 103/98
Dark Type V FA - 104/98
Dark Type V Alt - 105/98
Metal Type V FA (maybe Bastiodon) - 106/98
Regidrago V FA - 107/98
Regidrago V Alt - 108/98
Lugia V FA - 109/98
Lugia V Alt - 110/98
 

machamps_fifth_hand

Aspiring Trainer
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I don't think so. My quote is:
Leaf/Fire Type V FA (maybe Cradily) - 99/98
Omastar V FA - 100/98
Regieleki V FA - 101/98
Unown V FA - 102/98
Unown V Alt - 103/98
Dark Type V FA - 104/98
Dark Type V Alt - 105/98
Metal Type V FA (maybe Bastiodon) - 106/98
Regidrago V FA - 107/98
Regidrago V Alt - 108/98
Lugia V FA - 109/98
Lugia V Alt - 110/98
I dont think Unown will get alt art because in the past 2 pokemon with a VSTAR/VMAX Get an alt while 2 Singular V get an alt as well. Unless they switch things up because Rotom V got a Alt but a VSTAR rotom was revealed seperate from Lost Abyss.
 

Da idiot

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Omastar V
Can set up your fossil Pokémon. But you are giving up 2 prize cards and there doesn’t exist that good fossil Pokémons. Archeops is the only good one and that boi has lugia vstar. So it doesn’t make competitive sence. 1,5/5

Relicanth
Clearly has a niche, and nothing outclasses relicanth in that niche, but the format doesn’t posses the need for relicanth. 1/5

Regileki V
First attack is lowkey bust. We have seen it on zoroark V and it works very well with diancie. Second attack doesn’t do much damage but it gives you a defensive option for when you whiff vikavolt V or the vmax. Hp is quite low. 4/5 rating it as an evolving Pokémon.

Regileki Vmax
This will be top tier up to rotation. 2 of this guy out + choice belt and vikavolt hits for 140. Ohkoing palkia and 2hkoing Vstars while item lock. Ad an Energy and Vikavolt does 280 damage. Post rotation it will still be decent to power up the lightning attackers that shows up. Zeraora V could like this damage buff. Attack is decent and can use DTE but it wont replace pika vmax. Pika has immunity to basics and has another weakness than the same as arceus Vstar. 5/5 meta defining for 3 months with vikavolt

Anorith
We have evolving 1 prize Pokémons that hit for 150? We need to increase the HP of our stage 2 guys. 2/5

Armaldo
Just does nothing good 1/5

Dratini
Pre evolution. 70 is the expected HP, and no weakness is decent so a 40 for 1 attack doesn’t cheek you out. 2/5 decent pre evo

Dragonair
100 is an ”upgrade” but isn’t level ball searchable. We need to increase the average HP of our evolving Pokémons and at the same time, level ball. Dte attatchment gives you a crushing hammer attack, that is decent. 2/5?

Dragonite
The attack is great. Get 1 attack of and all you have to worry about is get the stage 2 guys up every turn. Problem is that you don’t ohko evolving V guys such as palkia V and tina V. So you will only 2hko 2 prizers while they ohko 1 prizers, and they will always get the first KO. Maybe it could become viable if we get a Dragonite 𝙚𝙭 in the scarlet violet era. 1/5 stage 2 guys as a win condition is not viable

Regidrago V
220 HP without weakness is good. Don’t like 3 retreat cost for air ballon. First attack is risky. But even urshifu players have used on ocasion the opponent's Poké stop. And if you play this, then you will use the attack sometimes. Second attack is alward energy cost. Gardenia and arceus is probably your only friend. Or arceus Vstar. But the attack isn’t even particularly good. 2/5 pre evolution

Regidrago Vstar
We have already seen on tina Vstar and goodra Vstar how great it is to have 280 HP 2prize pokemon with no weaknes is. 3 retreat cost is not ideal. Ability might be worse than starbirth but this is still S tier StarPower. You can even pick cards from your discardpile you didn’t discard. Broken. It also can discard your dragon guys in a pinch for the attack.
The attack is very strong, but high maintence. I think the lost zone with leafeon is the best way to power this up. Or you could go with gardenia and arceus. But you will have acces to so many great attacks. 4/5

Lance
Wiona had shaymin ex and didn’t even see play. So Lance shouldn’t see play in vstar or basic focused decks. But stage 2 decks could use it. Altaria from evolving skies should love this. But I don’t know about a dragon guy that is strong enough to compete with sableye, cram and arceus.
3/5 I have no idea how much play it will see. But dragon decks with inteleon should probably play Arezu instead of Lance
 

Gethbert

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2. Oh boy Regidrago VSTAR
this card is nuts firstly here are some attacks that I had in mind
1. Giratina VSTAR as your beat stick
2. Hisuian Goodra VSTAR if to force boss/ropes and to just be a flat wall
3. Garchomp V Sniper
And These Are Their are so many more and in expanded this guy is a monster
4. The New Dragonite so that every one has energy
how do you power him up

1. Lost Box Mirage Gate (plus cram/sableye combo)
2. Raihan then Dragonite
3. Arceus VSTAR (prob my least fav)
4. Thorton with cherrium + basin (the worst and the best at the same time)

And that VSTAR power

1. Boss for game
2. Early game discarding attacks
3. Top Stop Bricking

the V also isn’t bad
130 and snipe is pretty good low maintenance and the first attack comboing very nicely with guru (who combos with the VSTAR) to get more energy



Definitely will be at least teir 2