the coming of the new age Red and Violet Pokémon TCG cards are now just four weeks away. As players around the world prepare for the big transition from V cards to the rebirth of the “ex” in Japan, the base sets have been around for over a month already, and now the follow-up kit, Triple Beat, is surprisingly revealing some. gorgeous cards That’s why we focus on what matters: which ones are most desirable.
For that, read: the most beautiful. We’re not worried about value just yet, as none of the cards are out until March 31, and potentially some won’t reach non-Japanese shores until at least June. (The more detailed and beautifully designed the card is, the more expensive it tends to be, so they often go hand in hand.) We’re also not concerned with gameplay, because we’re pretty far from understanding the meta ahead. board game. No, we worry about which ones have the most beautiful artwork today and therefore which we are most desperate to get out of a foil pack in the next few months.
With Red and VioletIn its base set, we won’t see the same split version that came out in Japan. There, the packages were released as: red or Violet, with cards unique to each split set. Fortunately, while most of what will be included has yet to be announced, there isn’t that much fuss for the international release as it’s all-in-one. Playing trading cards close to their chests, The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) showed us only the oldest teasers and only five more cards since.
We can guess that most of the cards will be those in Japan. SV base set casts, but traditionally quite a few, are left behind for later international sets with little discernible rhyme or reason. There is also more confusion this time around. SV rumors that the base set version is coming to us exactly one month later than it usually is, and that the first 151 Kanto cards will be exclusively re-released in the summer. Unless it’s going to be a super early special set situation like last year, it would overturn a version to match Japan’s Triple Beat. Pokémon GoSet overlapping Chilling Reign and Evolving Skies. Shrug!
Putting all that speculation aside, let’s get to what’s really important: Our favorite cards from the first two. Red and Violet Japanese sets (although some of the Triple Beat will still be announced next week).