Pokémon Sword and Shield Brilliant Stars- The Launch Of VSTAR
The release of this epic set due early March 2022. Pre Order yours now!
27 February, 2022 by
Pokémon Sword and Shield Brilliant Stars- The Launch Of VSTAR
Nicole O'Hara

Discover glimmering constellations and start your journey toward stellar greatness in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield - Brilliant Stars expansion! Take a closer look at the new gameplay mechanic that will debut in the Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion.


What are Pokémon VSTAR?

Pokémon VSTAR evolve from Pokémon V. Each Pokémon VSTAR has a potent VSTAR Power, and each player can use only 1 VSTAR Power per game. VSTAR Powers come in two varieties, Abilities and attacks, and both can drastically alter the course of a battle. As you might expect, Pokémon VSTAR 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're Knocked Out. Let's take a closer look at a couple Pokémon VSTAR you can find in the 
Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion.

Arceus VSTAR

The Mythical Pokémon Arceus appears as a Pokémon VSTAR with the Starbirth VSTAR Power. This Ability lets you search your deck for up to 2 cards to bring into your hand. With this Ability at your disposal, you'll be able to snag the cards you need no matter the situation. Arceus VSTAR also has the Trinity Nova attack, which does 200 damage and allows you to search your deck for up to 3 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokémon V in any way you like.


Charizard VSTAR

Charizard VSTAR has the Star Blaze VSTAR Power, an attack that hits for a massive 320 damage. You have to discard 2 Energy from Charizard VSTAR when you use the attack, but it's sure to prove useful against even the strongest opponent. For its other attack, it can use Explosive Fire to do 230 damage if there are any damage counters on it already. Your opponent should definitely get nervous when you bring Charizard VSTAR into play!


Whimsicott VSTAR

Whimsicott looks about as happy as a Pokémon can be as it leaps into action on this Whimsicott VSTAR card. This little Pokémon VSTAR may be small in stature, but with its 250 HP, it can certainly hold its own in battle—even more so when it unleashes its Trick Wind attack, which does a considerable 160 damage while also preventing your opponent from playing any Pokémon Tool or Special Energy cards during their next turn. However, its biggest strength might be its Fluffball Star VSTAR Power. For each Energy card you've attached to Whimsicott VSTAR, this attack does 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokémon. This could be a good way to knock a troublesome Pokémon looming on your opponent's bench out of play before any damage is done. Clearly, Fluffball Star is an attractive option for the one VSTAR Power that can be used during a game.

In addition to the Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion, Trainers can find Pokémon VSTAR in the Pokémon TCG: Leafeon VSTAR Special Collection and Pokémon TCG: Glaceon VSTAR Special Collection when they become available in the first quarter of 2022. Each of these special collections includes a promo card featuring Leafeon V or Glaceon V, an etched promo card and etched oversize card featuring Leafeon VSTAR or Glaceon VSTAR, a VSTAR marker, and Pokémon TCG booster packs.

Pokémon VSTAR deliver an exciting new twist to the Pokémon TCG that will change the way you play. Add some of these powerful new cards to your deck when the Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion launches on Early March 2022.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Brilliant Stars- The Launch Of VSTAR
Nicole O'Hara 27 February, 2022
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