The ninth set of the Sword & Shield TCG named Brilliant Stars has been revealed by the Pokémon Company International.
This set will be mainly based off the Japanese upcoming main expansion set S9 Star Birth, and also introduces VSTAR cards. Brilliant Stars will release on February 25, 2022.
This set will include:
Over 170 cards
4 brand-new Pokémon VSTAR
20 powerful Pokémon V and 3 enormous Pokémon VMAX
- 15 full-art Pokémon V
30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
22 Trainer cards and 1 new Special Energy card
- 6 full-art Supporter cards
Update: Added the full Brilliant Stars product line-up
The set description of Brilliant Stars reveals new VMAX cards: Mimikyu VMAX and Aggron VMAX, and the earlier revealed Kingler VMAX from the Japanese Start Deck 100. Check it out below in the article.
There are no new cards fully revealed, the revealed cards are the same as today's Star Birth reveal in Japan we have covered this morning.
Charizard V & Charizard VSTAR, along with Moltres and new Trainer cards named Cheren's Care (which has the effect of Burning Shadows Acerola, but for Colorless Pokemon), Kindler, Magma Basin and Double Turbo Energy are in this set. Arceus V & Arceus STAR were teased a while ago.
Shaymin VSTAR and Whimsicott VSTAR are confirmed to be in Brilliant Stars. That makes a total 4 VSTAR cards as mentioned in the set descriptions. These two aforementioned cards are yet unrevealed.
However, VMAX cards are still mentioned in this set and the 'Trainer Gallery subset' might strongly suggest CHR & CSR cards from S8b VMAX Climax are in Brilliant Stars. But that's still unconfirmed.
Also the Brilliant Stars Elite Trainer Box and the Pokemon Center Elite Trainer Box version have been revealed. Includes a VSTAR marker. Lastly a new Basic Energy design has been shown off in the product image.
Stay tuned for possibily more information and product images later today.
Constellations Align in a Show of Force!
Overflowing with light, Arceus VSTAR descends from on high to share its celestial powers with other Pokémon V. Shaymin VSTAR,
Charizard VSTAR, and Whimsicott VSTAR find themselves wielding awesome new VSTAR Powers, while Mimikyu VMAX,
Aggron VMAX, and Kingler VMAX in its Gigantamax form boast tremendous strengths of their own. Discover glimmering
constellations and start your journey toward stellar greatness in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion!
• Over 170 cards!
• 4 brand-new Pokémon VSTAR
• 20 powerful Pokémon V and 3 enormous Pokémon VMAX
• 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
• More than 20 Trainer cards and a new Special Energy card