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Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Brilliant Stars Expansion Announced

by Jacob Pierce 03 Nov 2021 0 Comments

Nov. 3, 2021—Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the new Pokémon VSTAR gameplay mechanic for the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game. Pokémon VSTAR will appear in the upcoming Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion, arriving at participating retailers worldwide in the first quarter of 2022.


The latest expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game has been revealed, featuring new cards to collect as well as a brand new game mechanic.

The expansion called 'Brilliant Stars' will launch on the 25th of February 2022. The set will contain 172 base cards along with some hidden and secret rares, including 20 Pokémon V and 15 full-art Pokémon V cards.


The new VSTAR mechanic will allow each player to use only 1 VSTAR power per game. Powers come in two varieties, Abilities and Attacks, which can both drastically alter trainers gameplay. Pokémon VSTAR will also have high HP and high-damage attacks to back up their VSTAR powers. And like Pokémon V, you're rewarded with 2 prize cards when they are Knocked Out.

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