S8b VMAX Climax Officially Revealed, CHR Cards From Dream League Return

Published on 3 October 2021 at 09:33

2021 will end with a bang!

The next High Class Pack set named S8b Sword & Shield High Class Pack VMAX Climax has been officially revealed during the Champions League 2022 Kyoto livestream, that is being held this Sunday on October 3, 2021. This is the last set of 2021 for Japan.

  • 184 cards included + ??? (SR cards or better)
  • This set will release on December 3, 2021
  • 1 Booster Box costs 5500 yen (tax included)
  • 1 Booster Box includes:

    • 10 packs
    • 1 pack includes 11 cards
    • 1 Basic Energy card (Mirror foil) are included in each pack

We have written before that VMAX Climax is coming. A new rarity named CSR (Character Super Rare) has been revealed.


CHR (Character Rares) cards originally introduced in SM11b Dream League are returning. These are reprinted cards with new (full art) artwork along with a character/trainer and the Pokémon.

The revealed CHR cards are Flaaffy (with Elesa) from S7R Blue Sky Stream, Zekrom (with N) from S3a Legendary Heartbeat, Eevee (with Bill) from S6a Eevee Heroes and Gardevoir (with Doctor) from S6H Silver Lance. Saino Misaki that illustrated Flaaffy CHR, is a new artist.


Also like with most High Class Pack sets, alot of reprinted cards are also coming. Duraludon VMAX & Rayquaza VMAX have new artwork. Flaaffy is reprinted with new artwork that was first seen as a Evolving Skies Prerelease promo here. This set will at least have 223 cards and the main set has 184 cards, as seen on the Pikachu VMAX CSR card.


Lastly V-UNION cards will also be included in this set.

Update 22-10-2021: More reprints have been revealed:

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Natural Harmonia
3 years ago

Knowing the history from the previous set that we got these CHRs, CHR will be SRs that took the reverse holo slots. So I am not surprised.

Auntie Monica
2 years ago

Very much