The Pokémon Company has unveiled the next official expansion set as part of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). Read on below to learn more about the new Incandescant Arcana set, which will be released later this year in Japan:
A large gathering of strong and beautiful Pokemon!
In addition to strong and beautiful Pokémon such as Arora Rocon VSTAR and Reshiram V, there are also Shining Pokémon that are not included in regular expansion packs! The enhanced expansion pack “Incandescent Arcana”, which is also supposed to be a shield battle, will be released on September 2nd (Friday)!
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Features of the enhanced expansion pack “Incandescent Arcana”
As drawn on the package, the enhanced expansion pack “Incandescent Arcana” is themed around beautiful and strong Pokemon! Arora Locon is the first pre-evolution Pokémon to appear in Pokémon VSTAR.
Like the enhancement packs that appeared in the past, special rarity cards such as “CHR (Character Rare)” and “CSR (Character Super Rare)”, “Shining Pokemon”, and cards with gorgeous mirror specifications are also included!
Enhanced expansion pack “Incandescent Arcana” recording card
Shut out Pokemon with special traits!? Powerful against Pokemon V-centric decks!
Alola Rocon VSTAR
The skill “Snow Mirage” not only gives you an advantage in fighting Pokémon with special effects, but it doesn’t calculate the effects on your opponent’s Battle Pokémon, so you can deal damage to any opponent!
The “Ginsetsu Star” technique of “VSTAR Power” can be used without energy, and the more Pokémon V on the opponent’s field, the greater the damage. Strong against Pokemon V-centric decks!
Alola Rocon V
The trick “White Drop” does 60 damage if the opponent is Pokemon V. As a technique that can be used without energy, it has high damage. The skill “Frost Smash”, which gives 110 damage without any disadvantages, is also easy to use.
Legendary Pokemon, phantom Pokemon appear one after another!
With the trick “Glittering Wings”, you can attach basic energy from the deck to your Pokémon on the field. You can anticipate the future developments of the battle and attach it to a benched Pokémon, or you can attach it to Reshiram himself and aim for great damage with the attack “White Blaze” on the next turn!
The attack “Stardust” is tossing two coins, and if all are face-up, the opponent’s Battle Pokémon will be horrified! If you combine it with a card with an effect that allows you to re-throw a coin, you can increase your chances of success.
With the ability “Take a wish”, you can add 3 cards of your choice from the deck when you get stuck, so it’s easy to assemble the next development, and it’s excellent!
Beautiful flame parade! The bond between Serena and Mafoxy shines!
You can select and use the effect of discarding up to 3 cards from your hand and then drawing them back to 5 cards, or the effect of calling the opponent’s Pokemon V to the battlefield.
It’s powerful in that it can be used according to the situation, such as using the card draw effect when your hand isn’t very good, and using the summon effect when you want to defeat Pokemon V on the opponent’s bench!
The technique “Flare Parade” is a technique that can be used with as little energy as 1 colorless energy. Damage increases by the number of “Serena” in the trash, up to 240 damage! It seems to get stronger towards the end of the battle.
Also, if your opponent has a lot of energy, you can expect great damage by using the attack “Energy Crush”, so use it according to the situation!
The technique “Flare Parade”, which has the same effect as Mafoxy’s technique, can also be used by Tailner. It requires 1 more colorless energy than Mafoxy, but by adding twin energy, you can use 1 energy sheet to use the tricks.
The 1-evolved Pokemon Tailner is easier to put into play than Mafoxy, and you can aim for the attack “Flare Parade” early on!
Add “Serena” to your hand with the attack “Michibiku”.
Garrett & Kirlia, who can increase their hand with their special traits, are here!
With the characteristic “Refine”, you can stably replenish your hand without relying on support, and the trick “Magical Shot” can deal enough damage with less energy.
The characteristic “Refine” has the same effect as the characteristic possessed by Garnite. Let’s put a lot of Garnite and Kirlia on the field to increase the stability.
The skill “Memory Skip” can inflict damage while preemptively blocking the opponent’s next technique. It’s especially powerful against Pokemon with only one attack.
Cards that go well with the “VSTAR Special Set” released on August 5th!
Due to the characteristic “Triple Gear”, when you evolve, you can attach up to 3 basic energy cards from your deck to your Pokemon in your field as you like.
Zacian VSTAR and Zamazenta VSTAR, which will appear in the “VSTAR Special Set” released on August 5th, are the same Steel-type Pokémon as Gigigiaru, so they go well together.
Two pieces that lead to the evolution to Gigigiaru. Giaru’s trick “Call Sign” can add Pokemon from the deck, so it will help evolve into Gigial and Gigigial.
Drawn bonds! Introducing two types of “CHR”!
Even in the enhanced expansion pack “Incandescent Arcana”, cards with a rarity of CHR depict the relationship between characters and Pokemon.
A picture of Serena and Tailner sitting on a chair and chatting. What Serena has is a hat with the same coloring as her own hat. She may be a tailner’s hat, since she has a hole in it.
Carne and Sarnite sat on a place like a bed with a canopy. Holding up the charm, it seems to be staring at it together with Garnight. A beautiful piece drawn with a gentle touch.
Cards with luxurious mirror specifications are now available!
Serena (luxury mirror specification)
In the enhanced expansion pack “Incandescent Arcana”, a card with a gorgeous mirror specification that shines in the shape of a monster ball is also available.
Enjoy the shield battle! Recommended cards for shield battles
A collection of easy-to-use cards! Pokemon Recommended for Shield Battles
You can summon your opponent’s Pokémon to the battlefield with the attack “Drag” and deal damage to them. It is powerful because it can follow up an opponent’s Pokémon that has taken damage and escaped.
With the characteristic “Maneki Ear”, you can bring two support cards when you evolve. Especially strong in shield battles where the battle situation can change greatly depending on whether you can use support in your turn.
The skill “Hippataku” can be used with 2 colorless energy, so it can be used even in decks that do not have super energy.
Many easy-to-use trainers are also included!
A re-recording of powerful goods that allow you to switch between battle Pokemon and bench Pokemon. It’s also useful in shield battles because you can replace Pokemon whose HP has decreased with bench Pokemon without wasting energy to escape.
Re-recorded support for returning 4 cards from each other’s hand to the deck. In addition to being effective as a card for increasing your hand, it can also be used as a card for interference as it can interfere with your opponent’s hand.