“Shiny Treasure ex” Main Set Fully Revealed, Features New Reverse Holo Style!

All 190 regular cards from Japan’s Shiny Treasure ex have just been revealed! The set releases in Japan on December 1st.

Shiny Treasure ex serves as Japan’s annual “reprint” set, meaning it mostly contains reprinted cards. These annual sets help ensure cards from the past year are available to Japanese players and collectors. There are only a handful of brand new cards and alternate arts sprinkled into the main set. The set also includes alternate art promos that were released first in English, such as those from our Pokemon ex boxes and prerelease kits. Those cards are new to Japanese fans.

The set will feature over 150 secret rares with alternate artwork, including shiny Pokemon. This will be the main appeal of the set. All of the set’s secret rare cards will be revealed by next week – so be sure to keep checking back!

As with all High Class Sets, each Shiny Treasure ex booster pack will come with 10 cards. Each booster pack will also come with a guaranteed Pokemon ex. Again, this is to ensure players and collectors have easier access to them.

Shiny Treasure ex will feature a new reverse holo style that uses a kind of “digitized” sheen, perhaps to represent Paradox Pokemon. This is the first time it’s been revealed.

The majority of this set’s new cards will be incorporated into our special January set, Paldean Fates, on January 26th.

Thanks goes to JustInBasil and Steffenka for helping with this article!


Shiny Treasure ex” Main Set

There are 190 cards in the main set. Most of them are reprints from the past year.


New Cards in “Shiny Treasure ex

There are only 17 brand new cards in this set. Thanks goes to JustInBasil for the translations!

Espathra ex – Grass – HP260
Stage 1 – Evolves from Flittle

Tera: As long as this Pokemon is on your Bench, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks (both yours and your opponent’s).

Ability: Dazzling Gaze
As long as this Pokémon is in the Active Spot, attacks used by your opponent’s Active Pokémon cost [C] more.

[P] Psy Ball: 30+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each Energy attached to both Active Pokémon.

Pokemon ex rule: When your Pokemon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Charmeleon – Fire – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Charmander

Ability: Flare Veil
Prevent all effects of attacks used by your opponent’s Pokémon done to this Pokémon. (Damage is not an effect.)

[R][R] Combustion: 50 damage.

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


Frigibax – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[W] Collect: Draw a card.

[W][C] Beat: 20 damage.

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


Kilowattrel – Lightning – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Wattrel

[C] United Thunder: This attack does 10 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon for each Pokémon in your discard pile that has the United Wings attack. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

[L][C][C] Speed Wing: 90 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 0


Mime Jr. – Psychic – HP30
Basic Pokemon

[.] Make-Believe Copycat: Your opponent chooses 1 of their Pokémon’s attacks. Use that attack as this attack.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 0


Flittle – Psychic – HP30
Basic Pokemon

[P][C] Psy Bolt: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

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


Gimmighoul – Psychic – HP50
Basic Pokémon

[C] Hide in Treasure Chest: Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage from and effects of attacks done to this Pokémon.

[C] Ram: 10 damage.

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


Great Tusk ex – Fighting – HP250
Basic Pokemon (Ancient)

Ability: Quaking Destruction
If this Pokémon is in the Active Spot at the end of your turn, discard the top 5 cards of your deck.

[F][C][C][C] Great Bash: 260 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by any effects on your opponent’s Active Pokémon.

Pokemon ex rule: When your Pokemon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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


Varoom – Metal – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Rev Up: Put up to 2 Basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.

[M][C] Headbutt: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 1


Iron Treads ex – Metal – HP220
Basic Pokemon (Future)

[M][M][C] Clad Rolling: 150 damage. You may discard a Future Booster Energy Capsule attached to this Pokémon. If you do, during your opponent’s next turn, this Pokémon takes 150 less damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

Pokemon ex rule: When your Pokemon ex is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 3


Gholdengo – Metal – HP130
Stage 1 – Evolves from Gimmighoul

[C] Bountiful Riches: Attach any number of Basic [M] from your hand to your Pokémon in any way you like.

[M][C][C] Gorgeous Surf: 80x damage. Flip a coin for each [M] Energy attached to this Pokémon. This attack does 80 damage for each heads.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 2


Cyclizar – Dragon – HP120
Basic Pokémon

[G][D][C] Rapid Drive: 100 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage from and effects of attacks done to this Pokémon.

Weakness: None
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1


Technical Machine: Crisis Shot – Trainer
Tool

The Pokémon this card is attached to can use the attack on this card. (You still need the necessary Energy to use this attack.) If this card is attached to 1 of your Pokémon, discard it at the end of your turn.

[C][C][C] Crisis Shot: 280 damage. You can use this attack only if your opponent has exactly 1 Prize card remaining.

You may attach any number of Pokémon Tools to your Pokémon during your turn. You may attach only 1 Pokémon Tool to each Pokémon, and it stays attached.


Nemona’s Backpack – Trainer
Item

Put up to 2 Nemona from your discard pile into your hand.

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


Clive – Trainer
Supporter

Your opponent reveals their hand. Draw 2 cards for each Supporter card you find there.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Students in Paldea – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for a Pokémon that doesn’t have a Rule Box, reveal it, and put it into your hand. For each other Students in Paldea in your discard pile, you may search your deck for another Pokémon that doesn’t have a Rule Box. Then, shuffle your deck. (Pokémon ex, Pokémon V, etc. have Rule Boxes.)

You may attach only 1 Supporter card during your turn.

(This card has two illustrations in the set.)

Natu and Xatu are the only cards in the main set that are alternate art reprints (from Paradox Rift).


Shiny Treasure ex” Secret Rares (So Far)

Shiny Treasure ex will feature over 150 secret rares — the main appeal of the set! Only a handful have been revealed so far. The rest will leak by next week, so stay tuned!

All of them are alternate art reprints. The Pokemon are all shiny, hence the set’s name.


PokeBeach Podcast

We will discuss this set on tomorrow’s episode of the PokeBeach podcast, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Chimecho3000

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The Flittle is a new card. Looks like the worst one to date though; 30HP, 1 RC, & 2 Energy attack lol.
 

koala cub

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the new espathra ex is ... a bug type? it looks pretty cool! the grass energy typing to this card means that if a roaring moon ex has 3 energy attached to it, espathra ex can OHKO it. however, the main attraction is the ability that makes opponent's attacks cost one colorless more. alongside league hq, this can ideally make attacking espathra much harder. this will also synergize with its attack, where it wants the opponent having more energy!

this can make espathra ex carve out its own niche as a rogue deck, but you might need either (a) heavy hand control or (b) new moon lunatone to avoid getting demolished by path to the peak. still though, this is one of the most unique cards we've seen on a competitive level this generation!

art rating: good!
competitive rating: rogue deck potential
 
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koala cub

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partners to espathra ex:

new moon lunatone & solrock - by shutting off the effects of stadiums on espathra ex, your opponent can't get past its ability through path to the peak. as a matter of fact, for even more disruption, espathra ex could potentially use path to the peak ITSELF alongside lunatone & solrock, akin to the niche glimmora ex decks.

xatu - since gardevoir ex can't attach energy onto espathra, xatu will have to be the go-to energy acceleration to boost the damage of espathra's attack. it also functions as a mini-draw-engine for a deck like this.

paradox rift espathra - single-prize espathra can evolve and use its ability (prevents all damage done to it for 1 turn) to sit in the active spot for a turn, giving you more time to build up your board. also, since espathra ex decks are could feasibly run a 1-of tulip, maybe espathra could use its tulip-reliant attack?

mew ex - it will be hard for espathra ex to get big OHKO's on most mons, so mew ex can be useful against tanky pokemon like giratina vstar and charizard ex, or pokemon like raikou v which don't have lots of energy on them. a strong basic attacker is always nice, especially considering that mew ex is also a mini-draw-engine and a free retreat pivot.
 

NobodyBW

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Espathra is actually pretty cool, though my issue is its attack takes a lot of investment to reach damage already matched by other EX for less.
 

MagnaDrake

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Espathra is actually pretty cool, though my issue is its attack takes a lot of investment to reach damage already matched by other EX for less.
Seems like its design is strictly to be a counter against Darkness pokemons. One P energy instahits a fully charged, fully healthy roaring moon Roaring Moon, and 4 P energy can counter hit a TeraZard, assuming it has 3 energy on it because of Espathra's ability.

But you're correct, other than that it takes intensive resources to hit anything else for respectable damage. Koala on an earlier post does provide nice partner options, it will definitely have to be run alongside Xatu.
 

dineinunes

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Hey that vileplume is the one from Path to the Peak!
No, it isn't. This Vileplume is from 151. The one from PttP has a similar artwork but doesn't have an ability.

Vileplume-Path-to-the-Peak.jpg
 

steffenka

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They weren't brave enough to give us shiny Pineco.

Yeah, weird that its Forretress got one, but not its pre-evo.
Pineco is right there in the set before Forretress haha. Based on the numbering, it seems every non-ex Pokemon, except for Gimmighoul and Gholdengo, are getting Shiny cards, as well as every ex card that isn't a Legendary Pokemon from Paldea
 

dineinunes

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List of gen 9 pokémon not featured in the set therefore not getting shiny cards:

Tarountula
Spidops
Nymble
Lokix
Tadbulb
Bellibolt
Bramblin
Brambleghast
Klawf
Bombirdier
Orthworm
Cetoddle
Cetitan
Farigiraf
Dudunsparce
Scream Tail
Brute Bonnet
Flutter Mane (yet to be printed)
Slither Wing
Sandy Shocks
Iron Bundle
Iron Hands
Iron Jugulis
Iron Moth
Iron Thorns (yet to be printed)
Roaring Moon
Iron Valiant

The following pokémon though featured in the set are unobtainable as shinies in-game and therefore highly unlikely to get shiny cards:

Wo-Chien
Chien-Pao
Ting-Lu
Chi-Yu
Koraidon
Miraidon
 

gladbachOlli

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No arcanine fullart shiny :-/ no flareon, joltreon and vaporeon baby shinys either. No butterfree baby shiny :`-( no gastly/haunter/gengar baby shinys, but they weren't very possible, so it's okay. Snorlax and entei baby shiny is cool. I hope, entei geht's the 4th ar shiny.
 

steffenka

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Why is judge getting a sr, but is not even in the set? :-D
These sets tend to give SR cards to Supporters who haven't received them yet, despite not being in the set, so I think cards like Nemona, Youngster, and the promo Supporters are likely candidates for other SR (along with the new ones from the set)
 

NobodyBW

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List of gen 9 pokémon not featured in the set therefore not getting shiny cards:

Tarountula
Spidops
Nymble
Lokix
Tadbulb
Bellibolt
Bramblin
Brambleghast
Klawf
Bombirdier
Orthworm
Cetoddle
Cetitan
Farigiraf
Dudunsparce
Scream Tail
Brute Bonnet
Flutter Mane (yet to be printed)
Slither Wing
Sandy Shocks
Iron Bundle
Iron Hands
Iron Jugulis
Iron Moth
Iron Thorns (yet to be printed)
Roaring Moon
Iron Valiant

The following pokémon though featured in the set are unobtainable as shinies in-game and therefore highly unlikely to get shiny cards:

Wo-Chien
Chien-Pao
Ting-Lu
Chi-Yu
Koraidon
Miraidon
The box legends I'm guessing will be saved for something like the Crown Zenith boxes at the end of S/V era, some time after an in-game event for their shinies has already passed.
 

gladbachOlli

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These sets tend to give SR cards to Supporters who haven't received them yet, despite not being in the set, so I think cards like Nemona, Youngster, and the promo Supporters are likely candidates for other SR (along with the new ones from the set)
We will only have 5 supporter fullarts this time.