S5a Matchless Fighters Officially Revealed, Includes Galarian Slowking V / VMAX (Single Strike) and Blaziken V / VMAX (Rapid Strike)

Published on 19 February 2021 at 06:09

Blaziken and Galarian Slowking make their debuts as V / VMAX cards!

The next Japanese set S5a Matchless Fighters has been officially revealed.

This will be the set after S5I / S5R Sword & Shield - Single Strike Master / Rapid Strike Master and will continue Rapid / Single Strike cards. Some of these cards are Blaziken V / VMAX and Galarian Slowbro V / VMAX. Rapid / Single Strike Supporters of Brawly and Karen’s Conviction and more Item cards / Pokémon with the Rapid / Single Strike spec. 


Update: Galarian Articuno V, Galarian Zapdos V, and Galarian Moltres V have been revealed too! 

  • This (sub)set will contain 70 cards + secret cards (SR cards or better).
  • This (sub)set will release on March 19, 2021.
  • Price: 4950 yen
  • 1 Booster box includes 30 packs. 1 pack includes 5 cards.

Back in November 2020, the official sell sheet mentioned that this set would contain Special Art cards and powerful meta-impacting cards. Also a S5a Matchless Fighters Klara & Avery Set will release on the same day as the release of S5a Matchless Fighters. Klara and Avery could be included in this set as Supporter cards, but so far this is not yet confirmed. 


The pack art also reveals the Galarian Legendary Birds (Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres). Maybe these could debut as V cards.


Card translations come from ToineLay, which we thank very much.

Blaziken VMAX

(Rapid Strike)


[F] Clutch 60
The Defending Pokémon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

[C][C] Max Blaze 130
Attach an Energy from your discard pile to each of up to 2 of your Benched Rapid Strike Pokémon.

Blaziken V

(Rapid Strike)


[C] High Jump Kick 50

[R][R][C][C] Fire Spin 210
Discard 2 Energy from this Pokémon.

Galarian Slowking VMAX

(Single Strike)


[D][C] Max Blight 10
Your opponent’s Active Pokémon is now Poisonned. Put 12 damage counters instead of 1 on that Pokémon between turns.

Galarian Slowking V

(Single Strike)


[C] Compound
Discard a card from your hand. If you do, draw 3 cards.

[D][C] Spell of Ruin
At the end of your opponent's next turn, the Defending Pokémon will be Knocked Out.


(Supporter - Rapid Strike)


Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Rapid Strike Pokémon and put them onto your Bench. Then shuffle your deck.

Karen’s Conviction

(Supporter - Single Strike)


During this turn, your Single Strike Pokémon’s attacks deal 20 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokémon for each Prize Card your opponent has already taken.

Echo Horn

(Item - Rapid Strike)


Put a Basic Pokémon from your opponent’s Discard Pile onto their bench.

Welcoming Lantern

(Item - Single Strike)


Put a Single Strike Supporter from your discard pile into your hand.

ToineLay: There goes all hope of a VS Seeker reprint this format.


(Rapid Strike)


Ability : Rapid Shooter
Once during your turn, you may put 2 damage counters on 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon.

[C][C] Waterfall 70


(Rapid Strike)


[C][C] Bounce 40

You may switch this Pokémon with 1 of your Benched Pokémon.


(Rapid Strike)

[C] Rally ‘Em Up
Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Rapid Strike Pokémon and put them onto your Bench. Then shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Double Spin 20x
Flip 2 coins. this attack does 20 damage for each heads.


(Single Strike)


[G] Piercistant Strike
If your opponent’s Active Pokémon has any Special Energy attached to it, it is now Knocked Out.

[G] Jet Spear 110
Discard an Energy from this Pokémon.

ToineLay: And yes there's a pun here.


(Single Strike)


[G] Stiffen
During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokémon takes 40 less damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).


(Single Strike)


[G] Pierce 20

Single Strike Urshifu

(Single Strike)

[D][C] Field Crush 50
If your opponent has any Stadium in play, discard it.

[D][D][C] Carnage Knuckle 100+
If this Pokémon has any damage counters on it, this attack does 100 more damage.

Rapid Strike Urshifu

(Rapid Strike)


[C] Slash Claw 40

[W][C] Rapid Rush 30x
This attack does 30 damage for each of your Rapid Strike Pokémon in play.



[C] Training
Search your deck for a Basic Energy and attach it to this Pokémon. Then shuffle your deck.

[C][C][C] Elbow Strike 60

Ichigeki / Rengeki Start Dash Campaign (update)

Starting from January 22, 2021: If you purchase 1 S5 (Rapid Strike Master or Single Strike Master) box, you will get based Cinderace V (Single Strike) or Rillaboom V (Rapid Strike).


You will also get 1 exchange ticket to get Cinderace VMAX (Single Strike) or Rillaboom VMAX (Rapid Strike) (these are being showcased in their Gigantamax forms instead of regular their Dynamax forms) if you buy 10 packs of S5a Matchless Fighters. You can obtain these VMAX promo's starting from March 19, 2021. While supplies last.


Campaign Period: March 19, 2021 (Friday) -May 14, 2021 (Friday)

Rillaboom VMAX

(Rapid Strike)


[G][C][C][C] G-Max Drum Solo 180
This attack does 40 damage to 2 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon.

Cinderace VMAX

(Single Strike)

[R][C][C][C] G-Max Fireball 230
Your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Burned. This Pokémon can't attack during your next turn.

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