Japanese Scarlet & Violet Pokémon Card Rarities List

Published on 7 March 2023 at 23:00

This guide provides the latest Card Rarity list for the Japanese Scarlet & Violet TCG, complete with the official Japanese names for each rarity and their pronunciation.


Basic rarities:

  • R = Rare (レア - Rea) - This is a Holo card.
  • U = Uncommon (アンコモン - Ankomon)
  • C = Common (コモン - Komon)

Please note that the following list on how many cards you get per 1 box, is based on booster box openings and may contain inaccuracies. It's important to keep in mind that there is no official information about card ratios, and since 2021, the mention of "1 SR or better every booster box" has been stopped. Therefore, the projections of these card ratios are subject to change.


RR - Double Rare

ダブルレア - Dabururea

This is the most common rarity for ex cards.

Also Terastal ex cards fall under the same rarity, these cards are textured similar to RRR VMAX cards, however these seem to be 1 per box, but you are not guaranteed one.

You can get up to 4 or 5 RR ex cards (including Terastal ex) per box.


SR - Super Rare

スーパーレア- Sūpārea

This rarity is often mistaked with the term 'Secret Rare'.

These are usually Pokémon ex cards or Supporter cards and are textured.

You get 1 SR card or better per box guaranteed, and maybe 2 SR cards or better per box.


AR - Art Rare

アートレア - Ātorea

Introduced originally in VSTAR Universe. These are cards with special artwork that show the characteristics of a Pokémon. You get 3 AR cards guaranteed per booster box.


SAR - Special Art Rare

スペシャルアートレア - Supesharuātorea

Introduced originally in VSTAR Universe. These are ex cards or Supporter cards with special artwork that show the characteristics of a Pokémon or character. These cards also contain a layer of glitter foil, similar to HR Special Art cards from last generation.

You may get 1 SAR card per booster box. When pulled, it would the same slot as the SR card in 1 box.


UR - Ultra Rare

ウルトラレア- Urutorarea

These are usually Gold Cards.

Usually these could contain Item, Tool, Stadium, Energy or Gold Pokémon ex cards.

When pulled, it would the same slot as the SR card in 1 box.

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Kevin aka "ole man pokemon"
a year ago

Thank you This helped a great deal very much appreciated .

John F
10 months ago

Confusingly, the English and JP both use the UR Ultra Rare label, but to mean different things. Both use SR, but in Japanese SR means Super Rare, and English SR means Secret Rare (and neither has the other SR). Confusing!

Japanese SR (Super rare) = English UR (Ultra rare)
Japanese UR (Ultra rare) = English SR (Secret rare)

John F
10 months ago

Oops, they don't both have SR, English calls the old Secret Rare (gold cards) now HR Hyper Rare instead.

corrected:
Japanese SR (Super rare) = English UR (Ultra rare)
Japanese UR (Ultra rare) = English HR (Hyper rare)