Pokémon Trading Card Game adds Mewtwo VSTAR, Rotom VSTAR and more
On January 20, 2023, the Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion Crown Zenith will be released. New Radiant Pokémon, amazing Pokémon V, Pokémon VSTAR, and Pokémon VMAX, plus the return of certain fan favourites from past expansions with magnificent new artwork are just some of the highlights of the more than 160 new cards included in this set. The expansion’s 70-card subset, Galarian Gallery, is packed with eye-popping artwork. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the new cards that will be available in the upcoming expansion before it even drops. Look at these stunning objects.
This exciting deck is kicked off by the menacing Mewtwo VSTAR. The battle between this Legendary Pokémon and a powerful Charizard was, of course, a raging inferno of energy and flame. It makes sense that Mewtwo VSTAR would have access to such devastating attacks. It does 90 damage times the number of Psychic Energy cards you discard with its Psy Purge attack. If your opponent is using a lot of Pokémon V, you can deal 120 damage to each one with the Star Raid VSTAR Power. They will undoubtedly experience the effects of that assault.
From the tumult of combat to the calm of a garden oasis: that is the Gardenia’s Vigor. The Eterna City Gym Leader, armed with a watering can, can be found in the midst of a field of blooms, often accompanied by her Bellossom, Cherubi, and Cherrim pals. When you play this Supporter card, you get to draw two additional cards. If you do, you can use up to two Grass Energy cards from your hand to power up a single Pokémon on your bench. It seems that Gardenia is able to give her allies a much-needed boost before a fight.
This Thievul card stands out due to its vivid colour scheme, which consists of shocking red and orange alongside stark black and white. It has a dark, mysterious air that is appropriate for the Fox Pokémon. Thievul has a solid Sharp Fang attack, dealing 110 damage to the target, and its Baffling Ability could come in handy if your opponent goes after your Benched Pokémon, as it prevents all effects of your opponent’s Supporter cards from happening to your Benched Pokémon V if your opponent has two or fewer Prize cards remaining.
Rotom VSTAR appears worried for a Pokémon that is so eager to do action. However, the poor thing has zero cause for concern. Its 250 HP is decent, and when used in conjunction with Scrap Pulse, an attack that does 80 damage plus an additional 40 damage for each Pokémon Tool card you transfer from your discard pile to the Lost Zone, your opponent will have a lot to worry about. If you’re in need of a hand refresh, Rotom VSTAR also has a VSTAR Power that could come in handy: the Conversion Star Ability, which allows you to discard any number of cards from your hand and draw an equal number. So take heart, Rotom; you have our gratitude.
This Radiant Charjabug separates out from its green contemporaries thanks to its striking red colouring. This tiny Pokémon is well-equipped to cause mayhem and injury in unexpected ways. Any Pokémon, whether it be the Active Pokémon or one from the opponent’s bench, takes 30 damage from its Linear Attack. Even worse, if a player attaches an Energy card from their hand to their Pokémon V, two damage counters must be placed on that Pokémon as part of its Shocking Block Ability.