“VSTAR Universe” Main Set Officially Revealed!

All regular cards from VSTAR Universe have now been revealed! As expected, the main set features reprinted cards from the last year. Some of them feature alternate artwork, like all three Zeraora.

The real attraction of this set will be its secret rare cards. The set will introduce new “Art Rare” and “Super Art Rare” cards. Many of them were already revealed over the last few weeks; the rest will leak by next week when the set hits store shelves in Japan. Stay tuned for a follow-up news story!

The unique cards from this set should become part of our Crown Zenith set, which starts to release in January. Crown Zenith will also include cards that were cut from recent English sets.

Main Set

Reverse Holos

The set features reverse holos with a glittery look.

Secret Rares

All of the secret rares will be revealed by next week. Only a portion of them have been revealed so far.

Update: A few minutes after posting this story, new “Art Rares” for Lapras and Latias were revealed!

New Cards

Since most of the set contains reprints, this section only contains translations for brand new cards.


Simisear VSTAR – Fire – HP260
VSTAR – Evolves from Simisear V

[R][C][C] Fireball Fever: 40 damage. You may discard up to 5 cards from the top of your deck. This attack does 40 more damage for each card you discarded.

[R] Ember Star (VSTAR Power): 30x damage. This attack does 30 damage times the number of Energy cards in your discard pile. (You can only use 1 VSTAR Power per game.)

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

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


Radiant Charjabug – Lightning – HP90
Basic Pokemon

You can’t have more than 1 Radiant Pokemon in your deck.

Ability: Shock Block
Whenever a player attaches an Energy from their hand to their Pokemon V, put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon.

[L] Linear Attack: This attack does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Hatterene V – Psychic – HP200
Basic Pokemon

[P] Horoscope: Look at the top 3 cards of your deck. Choose any number of Energy cards you find and attach them to this Pokemon. Return the remaining cards to the top of your deck in any order.

[P][C][C] Teleport Break: 80 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

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


Hatterene VMAX – Psychic – HP320
VMAX Pokemon – Evolves from Hatterene V

Ability: Witch’s Domain
Once during your turn, you may move up to 2 damage counters from 1 of your Pokemon to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C][C] Max Divine Wrath: 150 damage. The opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

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

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


Radiant Eternatus – Dragon – HP170
Basic Pokemon

You can’t have more than 1 Radiant Pokemon in your deck.

Ability: Climax Gate
Once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench, you may search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon VMAX and put them onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck. Your turn ends.

[R][D][C] Power Beam: 200 damage.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Bidoof – Colorless – HP60
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Nonchalant Look
As long as this Pokemon is on the Bench, it doesn’t take damage from any attacks.

[C][C] Hyper Fang: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

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


Regigigas V – Colorless – HP240
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Hammer In: 50 damage.

[C][C][C] Raging Blow: 100+ damage. This attack does 10 more damage for each damage counter on this Pokemon. This Pokemon is now Confused.

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

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


Regigigas VSTAR – Colorless – HP300
VSTAR – Evolves from Regigigas V

[C][C][C] Giga Impact: 230 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

Ability: Star Guardian (VSTAR Power)
You can use this Ability during your turn if your opponent has 1 Prize Card remaining. Discard 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and all cards attached to it. (You can only use 1 VSTAR Power per game.)

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

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


Sky Sealing Stone – Trainer
Item

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

The Pokemon V this card is attached to can use this VSTAR Power.

Ability: Star Order (VSTAR Power)
You may use this Ability during your turn. During this turn, when damage from the attack of your Basic Pokemon V Knocks Out your  opponent’s Active Pokemon VSTAR or VMAX, take 1 additional Prize Card. (You can only use 1 VSTAR Power per game.)

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


Friends in Sinnoh – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 3 cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Friends in Hisui – Trainer
Supporter

Draw 3 cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.

Chimecho3000

Aspiring Trainer
Member
So nothing else new other than the Radiant Charjabug (oh and Bidoof lol). Interesting to see alts of Leafeon VStar and the Zeraora V line but no Glaceon VStar or Deoxys V line in the main set.
 
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dineinunes

Buzzwole Appreciation Account
Member
Huh, weird. The alternate prints of Leafeon V and Glaceon V that were in a product in Hong Kong/Taiwan (still unreleased in Japan) are not in the set.
 

dineinunes

Buzzwole Appreciation Account
Member
With the knowledge of the regular cards of VSTAR Universe, and based on every card we still haven't gotten and the numberings TPC released a while ago, I present y'all the likely setlist of Crown Zenith.
RADIANT POKÉMON (3/3)
POKÉMON V (17/17)
POKÉMON VMAX (5/5)
POKÉMON VSTAR (8/8)

[01*] Oddish (Paradigm Trigger)
[02*] Gloom (Paradigm Trigger)
[03*] Bellossom (Paradigm Trigger)
[04*] Tangela (Paradigm Trigger)
[05*] Tangrowth (Paradigm Trigger)
[06*] Scyther (Incandescent Arcana)
[07] Sunkern (Gym Promo, Silver Tempest)
[08*] Yanma (Incandescent Arcana)
[09*] Yanmega (Incandescent Arcana)
[10] Kricketot (Gym Promo, Astral Radiance)
[11] Cherubi (Gym Promo, Battle Styles)

[12*] Carnivine (Incandescent Arcana)
[13*] Leafeon V (Special Card Set Grass Leafeon VSTAR - Hong Kong & Taiwan, Promo)
[14*] Leafeon VSTAR (VSTAR Universe, Promo)
[15] Grubbin (Gym Promo, Fusion Strike)
[16*] Zarude (Incandescent Arcana)
[17*] Calyrex (Incandescent Arcana)

[18*] Charizard V (Star Birth, Brilliant Stars) *SPECULATION* *STRAIGHT REPRINT*
[19*] Charizard VSTAR (Special Deck Set Charizard VSTAR, Brilliant Stars)
[20*] Radiant Charizard (VSTAR Universe, Pokémon Go)
[21*] Entei (Incandescent Arcana)
[22*] Simisear V (Start Deck 100, Brilliant Stars) *SPECULATION* *STRAIGHT REPRINT*
[23*] Simisear VSTAR (VSTAR Universe)
[24*] Larvesta (Paradigm Trigger)
[25*] Volcarona (Paradigm Trigger)
[26*] Volcanion (Incandescent Arcana)
[27*] Salandit (Incandescent Arcana)
[28*] Salazzle (Incandescent Arcana)

[29] Seel (Gym Promo, Lost Origin)
[30] Galarian Mr. Mime (Gym Promo, Battle Styles)

[31*] Wailmer (Incandescent Arcana)
[32*] Wailord (Incandescent Arcana)
[33] Corphish (Gym Promo, Brilliant Stars)
[34] Snorunt (Gym Promo, Chilling Reign)

[35*] Luvdisc (Incandescent Arcana)
[36*] Kyogre (Incandescent Arcana)
[37] Kyogre V (Gym Promo)
[38*] Glaceon V (Special Card Set Ice Glaceon VSTAR - Hong Kong & Taiwan, Promo)

[39*] Shinx (Start Deck 100, Battle Styles)
[40*] Shinx (Paradigm Trigger)
[41*] Luxio (Start Deck 100, Battle Styles)
[42*] Luxio (Paradigm Trigger)
[43*] Luxray (Start Deck 100, Battle Styles)
[44*] Luxray (Paradigm Trigger)
[45*] Rotom V (Lost Abyss, Lost Origin) *SPECULATION* *STRAIGHT REPRINT*
[46*] Rotom VSTAR (VSTAR Special Set)
[47*] Emolga (Start Deck 100, Evolving Skies)
[48] Eelektrik (Gym Promo, Lost Origin)
[49*] Helioptile (Paradigm Trigger)
[50*] Heliolisk (Paradigm Trigger)
[51*] Radiant Charjabug (VSTAR Universe)
[52*] Zeraora (Start Deck 100, Fusion Strike)
[53*] Zeraora V (VSTAR Universe, Promo)
[54*] Zeraora VMAX (VSTAR Universe, Promo)
[55*] Zeraora VSTAR (VSTAR Universe, Promo)
[56*] Pincurchin (Zeraora VSTAR & VMAX Deck)

[57*] Exeggcute (Incandescent Arcana)
[58*] Exeggutor (Incandescent Arcana)
[59*] Mewtwo (Incandescent Arcana)
[60*] Mew V (VSTAR Universe, Fusion Strike)
[61] Girafarig (Deoxys VSTAR & VMAX Deck)
[62*] Lunatone (VSTAR Universe, Pokémon Go)
[63] Dusclops (Gym Promo, Brilliant Stars)
[64*] Tapu Lele (Incandescent Arcana)
[65*] Hatterene V (VSTAR Universe)
[66*] Hatterene VMAX (VSTAR Universe)
[67] Enamorus (Gym Promo)

[68] Graveler (Gym Promo, Fusion Strike)
[69*] Solrock (VSTAR Universe, Pokémon Go)
[70] Baltoy (Gym Promo, Fusion Strike)
[71] Riolu (Gym Promo, Brilliant Stars)

[72*] Pancham (Paradigm Trigger)
[73*] Rockruff (Paradigm Trigger)
[74*] Lycanroc (Paradigm Trigger)

[75] Koffing (Gym Promo, Chilling Reign)
[76*] Purrloin (Paradigm Trigger)
[77*] Liepard (Paradigm Trigger)
[78] Krokorok (Gym Promo, Vivid Voltage)
[79*] Pangoro (Paradigm Trigger)
[80*] Skrelp (Paradigm Trigger)
[81*] Dragalge (Paradigm Trigger)
[82*] Hoopa (VMAX Climax, Darkness Ablaze)
[83*] Galarian Meowth (Paradigm Trigger)
[84*] Galarian Perrserker (Paradigm Trigger)
[85*] Scizor (Incandescent Arcana)
[86*] Aron (Paradigm Trigger)
[87*] Lairon (Paradigm Trigger)
[88*] Aggron (Paradigm Trigger)
[89] Metang (Gym Promo, Silver Tempest)

[90] Absol (CoroCoro Promo)
[91] Pawniard (Gym Promo, Astral Radiance)
[92*] Pawniard (Incandescent Arcana)
[93*] Bisharp (Incandescent Arcana)
[94*] Zacian (Incandescent Arcana)
[95*] Zacian V (VSTAR Special Set)
[96*] Zacian VSTAR (VSTAR Special Set)
[97*] Zamazenta (Incandescent Arcana)
[98*] Zamazenta V (VSTAR Special Set, Brilliant Stars)
[99*] Zamazenta VSTAR (VSTAR Special Set)

[100*] Rayquaza V (Blue Sky Stream, Evolving Skies) *SPECULATION* *STRAIGHT REPRINT*
[101*] Rayquaza VMAX (VMAX Climax, Evolving Skies)
[102*] Rayquaza VMAX (Special Deck Set Rayquaza VMAX, Evolving Skies)
[103] Duraludon V (Dragon Pokémon V Get Challenge Campaign Promo, Evolving Skies)
[104*] Duraludon VMAX (VMAX Climax, Evolving Skies)
[105*] Radiant Eternatus (VSTAR Universe)

[106*] Tauros (Paradigm Trigger)
[107*] Ditto (VSTAR Universe, Pokémon Go)
[108] Eevee V (CoroCoro Start Deck)
[109*] Snorlax (Start Deck 100, Fusion Strike)
[110] Starly (Gym Promo, Brilliant Stars)
[111*] Bidoof (VSTAR Universe)
[112*] Chatot (Incandescent Arcana)
[113*] Regigigas V (VSTAR Universe)
[114*] Regigigas VSTAR (VSTAR Universe)
[115*] Shaymin (Paradigm Trigger)
[116*] Stoutland V (Start Deck 100, Battle Styles)
[117*] Yungoos (Paradigm Trigger)
[118*] Gumshoos (Paradigm Trigger)
[119*] Oranguru (Paradigm Trigger)
[120*] Greedent V (Start Deck 100, Fusion Strike)
[121] Wooloo (CoroCoro Start Deck)
[122] Dubwool (CoroCoro Start Deck

[123] Bea (Bea After School Trainer Card Collection, Vivid Voltage)
[124] Bede (Bede's Determination Trainer Card Collection, Sword & Shield)
[125*] Crushing Hammer (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[126] Digging Duo (Gym Promo)
[127*] Energy Retrieval (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[128] Energy Search (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[129*] Energy Switch (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[130*] Friends in Hisui (VSTAR Universe)
[131*] Friends in Sinnoh (VSTAR Universe)
[132] Great Ball (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[133] Hop (Hop's Daily Routine Trainer Card Collection, Sword & Shield)
[134] Leon (Leon's Advice Trainer Card Collection, Vivid Voltage)

[135*] Lost Vacuum (VSTAR Universe, Lost Origin)
[136] Nessa (Nessa's Rest Trainer Card Collection, Vivid Voltage)
[137] Poké Ball (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[138] Pokémon Catcher (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[139] Potion (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[140] Raihan (Raihan's Indomitability Trainer Card Collection, Evolving Skies)

[141*] Rare Candy (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[142*] Rescue Carrier (VSTAR Universe, Evolving Skies)
[143*] Sky Sealing Stone (VSTAR Universe)
[144] Switch (Start Deck 100, Sword & Shield)
[145*] Trekking Shoes (VSTAR Universe, Astral Radiance)
[146*] Ultra Ball (VSTAR Universe, Brilliant Stars)

Some observations:

The numberings TPC gave us seem to ignore all the cards that are associated with Paradigm Trigger related products (like the Mystery Box and the Gym Promos). It is likely that TPCi will rearrange the numbers because Absol, based on what they posted, is wrongly placed between Metal pokémon. They might also rearrange the numberings to fit these missing cards in or they might end up coming as promos. The cards that were intentionally excluded from this speculative setlist are:

Ponyta (Gym Promo, Silver Tempest)
Quagsire V (Gym Promo)
Pikachu (Sword & Shield Precious Collector Box, Pokémon Go)
Duosion (Gym Promo, Silver Tempest)
Unown V (Paradigm Trigger Mystery Box, Silver Tempest)

Pancham (Gym Promo)
Galarian Meowth (Gym Promo)
Aerodactyl (Gym Promo)
Lugia V (Paradigm Trigger Mystery Box, Silver Tempest)
Lugia VSTAR (Lugia Get Challenge Campaign Promo, Silver Tempest)
Hisuian Braviary (CoroCoro Promo)
Tranquil Park (Gym Promo)
 

Gethbert

I Miss Fairy Type
Member
Cards, adorable but not that great, still will try out, but BIDOOF such a great card, it may not seem like much but bibarrel will get even better which is a term said almost every set now.D4091F9E-0082-4686-B448-B9F211F95589.jpeg
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zeph

Oddish Enthusiast
Member
Still hoping for a special card for Fusion Strike Meloetta. It'd be really weird to give one to every other relevant card in the archetype but leave out the one that's best in Expanded.
 

axelfure

Aspiring Trainer
Member
I really don’t understand why they made Radiant Charjabug so unplayably bad. It had potential but there’s no reason to not let it’s attack inflict weakness and for the ability damage to have to come from energy attached from hand in a Lugia based meta. It could actually be very relevant if it dealt damage for all energy attached with a 60 for 1 snipe. Also with this being the last S&S set it’s unfortunate to see all these V based cards. ex’s won’t take off immediately upon release but a lot of these cards will lose value while they’re still in standard. I think it would have been more interesting to see some rulebox effects instead of pigeonholing just Vs.

A lot of the art cards are beautiful though, I’ll definitely be looking to add quite a few to my collection.
 

Polaris

...
Member
That bidoof is insane, not just because of it's ability, but also because it has a single retreat cost. Combine this with most decks running Serena instead of Boss, and this thing will pretty much always live. This could be good enough to make Zoroark a real deck; or, I could see Lost Box or some other Roxanne-susceptible deck run it.
 

dineinunes

Buzzwole Appreciation Account
Member
Still hoping for a special card for Fusion Strike Meloetta. It'd be really weird to give one to every other relevant card in the archetype but leave out the one that's best in Expanded.
There isn't one and there is no space for it. There are only 2 ARs we don't know about and they have to be either Dark, Metal or Dragon. I think they might be Zoroark and Magnezone.
 

Bewear The TERRIBLE

Rogue TCG Player
Member
I really don’t understand why they made Radiant Charjabug so unplayably bad. It had potential but there’s no reason to not let it’s attack inflict weakness and for the ability damage to have to come from energy attached from hand in a Lugia based meta. It could actually be very relevant if it dealt damage for all energy attached with a 60 for 1 snipe. Also with this being the last S&S set it’s unfortunate to see all these V based cards. ex’s won’t take off immediately upon release but a lot of these cards will lose value while they’re still in standard. I think it would have been more interesting to see some rulebox effects instead of pigeonholing just Vs.

A lot of the art cards are beautiful though, I’ll definitely be looking to add quite a few to my collection.
Yeah, we've got Mirage Gate & Nova as well, which is why you don't see arctozolt in standard these days. Sad.. 😢😖 You would've thought by now they would have come up with a new ability that punishes a pokemon for simply gaining an energy.
 

TheRainmaker

The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy
Member
Radiant Charjabug is such a meme. The only use I see for it is in Jolteon VMAX after Headbutt Tantrum Galarian Zigzagoon and Shady Dealings rotate (the latter making Quick Shooting less valuable, but still probably the best choice for the deck but with Rare Candy now), but by then we'll also have Pokemon ex and the current best V decks can accelerate from deck or discard pile to bypass it if they want (Lugia, Giratina, Mew, and Palkia).
 

Mimikeon

Aspiring Trainer
Member
I really don’t understand why they made Radiant Charjabug so unplayably bad. It had potential but there’s no reason to not let it’s attack inflict weakness and for the ability damage to have to come from energy attached from hand in a Lugia based meta. It could actually be very relevant if it dealt damage for all energy attached with a 60 for 1 snipe. Also with this being the last S&S set it’s unfortunate to see all these V based cards. ex’s won’t take off immediately upon release but a lot of these cards will lose value while they’re still in standard. I think it would have been more interesting to see some rulebox effects instead of pigeonholing just Vs.

A lot of the art cards are beautiful though, I’ll definitely be looking to add quite a few to my collection.
It doesn't inflict weakness on the bench, which is just the typical rule.