2020 finally comes to a close, and many great cards also have been released during the Sword & Shield TCG.
We have asked you on the PokeGuardian Twitter & Facebook pages what your favourite card of 2020 has been, and the reason behind this. Out of all the replies we have received, we made a summary out of it.
What has been your favourite card of 2020?
Let us know in the comment section or via Twitter! And of course, thank you for all your support in 2020 and we wish everybody a very happy new year!
Has to be this card it’s just beautiful pic.twitter.com/PkF7rlTeId— 𖤐 𝕷𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖎𝖊 𖤐 🐁 (@Ratgothx) December 31, 2020
A pokemon card so broken that it is used in every format available pic.twitter.com/4O5cggEm58— Jocelyn (@4xba9qtmnn) December 31, 2020
Mine has got to be my cuddly Pikachu pic.twitter.com/V4XNMwMzOv— Madden Gaming (@_MaddenGaming) December 31, 2020
SR Zacian V promo. The English version from the ultra premium collection is so beautiful. Looks absolutely stunning in person! pic.twitter.com/7P7xKS5NvY— Keppy (@AESTIGE) December 31, 2020
Definitely my rainbow incineroar. My fiancé who isn’t into Pokémon that much heard me talking about how incineroar was my favorite card. After opening some packs with me and learning about the different rarities, she decided to find a rainbow incineroar off eBay and got— Garrett Hill (@Garrett26038040) December 31, 2020
For me it's "Boss's Order" from "Rebel Clash" preferably the FullArt version 189/192. Why? Because I always liked Giovanni and Team Rocket cards (kind of nostalgic), I like to play it in my Decks and I really like all three versions of the card! 🤩🤩🤩— Christoph // WhiteRabbit🐰 (@whiterabbitMUC) December 31, 2020
For @triforcemeg and I, think its the “Amazing” Celebi from Vivid Voltage. Pictures dont do these cards justice, the holo is stunning! pic.twitter.com/1AYjnJj79Y— Brent Koepp (@brentrkoepp) December 31, 2020
SowSow's first holo card was very special. The background and atmosphere are amazing and the 2 male Pikachu looking at the female Pikachu let you imagine a story behind the image. Shibuzoh's Gengar was a close 2nd for me. pic.twitter.com/0zbCKnyJDl— PokeTaj ポケタージ (@PokeTaj) December 31, 2020
I’m yet to get a hold of one but the Shiny Ditto Vmax has to be one of my favourite artworks of late. It’s simple but works so well!— Jacob (@JohtoYacob) December 31, 2020
SR Zacian V Promo, looks so gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/yDpFYXy2tW— Ismail (@Izzy2llah) December 31, 2020
gotta be this bad boy so dope the way he floats and the colours are so good pic.twitter.com/OMvoC1yW2o— MelonHead (@MelonHead005) December 31, 2020
Kanazawa Pikachu, art work is perfectly beautiful. Also Shiny V Max Charizard, can’t go wrong with a shiny Charizard. pic.twitter.com/e5nDIH3STF— KB (@KaanBest) December 31, 2020
There's tons of fantastic art, or impactful Pokémon, but this one card convinced me to finally start my own Youtube channel and push playing the game more competitively. pic.twitter.com/qdQYa8zEBk— Professor's Research (@PkmnResearch) December 31, 2020
Garchomp & Giratina-GX, Giratina is my all time favorite Pokemon and it never actually got a standalone GX.— ultrakirbyfan100 (@ultrakirbyfan10) December 31, 2019
I wish I could choose all ARs but there's something about the 🇯🇵 Jirachi that takes the top spot for me. The swirling rainbow pattern combined with the pose, silver borders and steel type card background makes this a beautiful sight in any collection. More ARs please Pokémon! ✨ pic.twitter.com/Csggs1xTzT— Tohjo (@TohjoTCG) December 31, 2020
Copperajah from DAA!— Sketchigigas (@overgro) December 31, 2020
Not only is its Ability very... topical (mind the pun), it's a single-prize Pokemon with 190 HP that hits for 240 with no drawback.
Perhaps too slow for the ADP meta, but I hope one day it'll have it's chance to shine.
I also just love Copperajah haha. pic.twitter.com/mQ9iJLgcEj
Pikachu SWSH020 Promo from the Sword and Shield collection box.— James (@justicus_) December 31, 2020
It's been a heck of a long time since I saw a promo card for a relatively cheaper sealed product that was THIS good. pic.twitter.com/DUQRgUCYB4
Zacian secret rare cause I packed it in my first Sword and Shield booster box. pic.twitter.com/jd52OYX0fB— Jay (@hitman_jayy) December 31, 2020
This card is so nice and I am glad I got it pic.twitter.com/4QrEuoypHt— OFF_Times (@julien_pier) December 31, 2020
Definitely this one! It’s so beautiful pic.twitter.com/lzpfIGNCn8— iLUVturboBOOST (@iLUVturboBOOST) December 31, 2020
I just started collecting Pokémon cards literally a week ago and my favorite card of 2020 is the Amazing Rare Rayquaza from Vivid Voltage! It is both a beautiful card and one of the better pulls from the set. It was also in my first elite trainer box/pack opening ever! pic.twitter.com/1vS1rWf67P— Brandon (@NevermindBrandn) December 31, 2020
The rainbow pika. I remember on the day vivid voltage launched, I lost my damn mind when I pulled it. I pulled it, the pika Vmax, AND the regular Pikachu V in the same set of packs. I had 2 etbs and 6 singles. pic.twitter.com/NiZcvyZV3J— BlastOffBobby (@xBlastOffz) December 31, 2020
Not many great cards this year, in comparison to last year, but I guess I'd choose twin energy. Definitely a fun card to boost the consistency of 1 prize expanded decks already using DCE pic.twitter.com/7kKn3R7Vfa— Kyle - Whimsicast (@Whimsicast) December 31, 2020
I love HYOGONOSUKE and this art is just hilarious. I love how little of the art Feebas actually takes up pic.twitter.com/hn9emMlipp— 🏳️⚧️ Penny 🏳️⚧️ (@One_Cent_Penny) December 31, 2020
Special Delivery Pikachu. I’m a mailman and like Pikachu lol.— TJ Johnson (@follow_that_ass) December 31, 2020
Arceus & Dialga & Palkia GX because it has been instrumental in helping me learn how to play TCG from scratch this year which has helped me a lot 🙂 pic.twitter.com/cHCtXRigJt— whatdayisit? (@therealalibrown) December 31, 2020
wish i could've gotten the box but i was too slow to get it for a reasonable price :( pic.twitter.com/7qRyIHaHbH— Phillipp (@Yusei_1996) December 31, 2020
Oddly enough mine is Tool Scrapper secret rare from Rebel Clash since it was the off hand pack that got me into the hobbysimce i got somthing good and now its lead to the pokemon tcg being a pretty big part of me pic.twitter.com/2VXIAdlWyV— Woobius 🐸(COMMISONS OPEN)🐸 (@Woobiusart) December 31, 2020
I really feel like this years card design (especially for trainer cards) was just a worse version of the early Sun & Moon era. While quick ball is terribly designed compared to Nest ball, it is responsible for making oneprizers searchable again, and that’s always worth something. pic.twitter.com/r00gujIKoJ— Åke Kettil Wallström (@Nenne_KW) December 31, 2020
such a cutie for an exclusive promo pokemon pic.twitter.com/2J2Mt53ope— banæna (@BananaTimezZ) December 31, 2020
Special Delivery Pikachu!— OTNeil (@otneil_) December 31, 2020
They finally brought this art to a card, I couldn’t be happier! pic.twitter.com/QVuHDXiGYY
Mine was Mew3 (specifically this art because it looks amazing). I chose this card because it brought me the most success overall and my best result in tournaments throughout the year. I also love the card because Mewtwo is my second favorite Pokémon. 😉 pic.twitter.com/XroeVSC2c1— Cole Lewis (@BigCole1536) January 1, 2021
Colossal vmax really good and underrated.
To bad no Lati cards this year. I probably had to say my favorite card is Rainbow Rare Gardevoir VMAX. Definitely one of the coolest cards for me.
The Gyarados from Ancient Origins (21/98) is by far my favorite.
This card's art is absolutely awesome. Its Full Retaliation attack is more powerful that it seems, and Gyarados is just one of my favorite Pokémon.
Wait, never mind. That came out five years ago. My favorites besides that card is probably, from a collector's perspective, would be Wailord from Vivid Voltage. It has an absolutely awesome art, and not a bad attack, either. From a player's perspective, it would actually be the Rhyperior from Sword and Shield. It has an amazing board wiping attack that gets even better with Telescopic Sight (which is also a favorite on mine)
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