Time to head into the Paldea region!
As the Pokemon TCG enters a brand new generation! Pokemon from the Paldea region are coming to the Pokemon TCG! Along they are bringing not only new Pokemon but new mechanics! All of this and more with Scarlet & Violet!
Return to ex
One of the new mechanics coming with Scarlet & Violet is an old one! Welcome the return of Pokemon ex!
If you have been playing the Pokemon TCG since 2011, then you will recall Pokemon EX. Basic Pokemon with plenty of HP and hard hitting attacks. These Pokemon EX first debut during the Black & White era and continued into the XY era.
Though, we are now seeing Pokemon ex with the release of Scarlet & Violet. This is more like the original Pokemon ex that was first release during the Ruby & Sapphire era of the TCG. These Pokemon can be Basic, Stage 1 or Stage 2. They get higher HP the higher the stage. They can also have powerful attacks. Still, just like Pokemon EX, Pokemon ex also give up two prizes when knocked out.
Tera Pokemon ex
Based on Terastral Pokemon, there will be Tera Pokemon ex. They will be Pokemon ex that will feature unique artwork of the Pokemon. This is suppose to be the Pokemon Terastralized.
These Pokemon will also have a special rule at the top of the card. For the Scarlet & Violet set, Tera Pokemon ex will take no damage from attacks when they are on the Bench.
Art Rare Cards
Did you love all the special art cards that was release during the late Sword & Shield era of the Pokemon TCG? Well, then you will love to see the make an official return in Scarlet & Violet.
Certain Pokemon and Pokemon lines will have special art! Some of this art will feature Pokemon in their natural environments or offer a closer look at their personalities. Certainly something fun for collectors and players!
Below are the set details for Scarlet & Violet.
- 12 double rare Pokémon ex, including two Tera Pokémon ex featuring Arcanine and Gyarados
- 12 ultra rare Pokémon ex and eight ultra rare Supporter cards
- 24 illustration rare Pokémon
- 10 special illustration rare Pokémon and Supporter cards
- Six hyper rare gold etched cards, which can include Pokémon ex, Trainer and Energy cards
Scarlet & Violet are based on the Japanese set, Scarlet ex & Violet ex. The set releases in American and around the world on March 31st, 2023.