Illustration rare card (TCG)

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Illustration rare is a type of rarity in the Pokémon Trading Card Game outside of Asia, introduced in the Scarlet & Violet expansion. They are Full Art Secret cards that showcase Pokémon in their natural environments and offer a closer look at their unique personalities.

Illustration rare cards are usually holographic reprints of Common, Uncommon, and Rare cards from the same set, with alternate artwork. Sometimes, entire evolution lines get reprinted as illustration rare cards. These are often drawn by one illustrator, telling the story of that Pokémon growing up. If the final evolution stage is a Pokémon ex, that card is classified as a special illustration rare instead. Starting with the Scarlet & Violet expansion, illustration rare cards feature a single gold star (Illustration Rare) for their rarity symbol.

Art Rare cards (Japanese: アートレア Art Rare) introduced in the VSTAR Universe expansion can be seen as the cognate to this rarity in Asian language expansions, however this rarity does not provide a full overlap, as Art Rare cards from the Sword & Shield Series are officially designated as "Galarian Gallery holo rare" cards and can be identified with a white star or GGH as their rarity symbol.[1] The Art Rare rarity denoted by AR (AR) rarity symbol.

Illustration rare cards are similar to the Trainer Gallery cards introduced in the Brilliant Stars expansion (the Japanese VMAX Climax subset), bar the fact that they generally do not feature characters.

In the Scarlet & Violet Series

Examples of illustration rare cards

PawmiPaldeanFates226.jpg
An illustration rare
Pokémon card

List of illustration rare cards

Illustration rare cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Tarountula Grass Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 199/198 Violet ex AR 079/078
Dolliv Grass Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 200/198 Scarlet ex AR 079/078
Toedscool Grass Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 201/198 Violet ex AR 080/078
Scovillain Grass Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 202/198 Violet ex AR 081/078
Armarouge Fire Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 203/198 Scarlet ex AR 080/078
Slowpoke Water Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 204/198 Violet ex AR 082/078
Clauncher Water Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 205/198 Violet ex AR 083/078
Wiglett Water Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 206/198 Scarlet ex AR 081/078
Dondozo Water Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 207/198 Scarlet ex AR 082/078
Pachirisu Lightning Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 208/198 Violet ex AR 084/078
Pawmot Lightning Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 209/198 Violet ex AR 085/078
Drowzee Psychic Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 210/198 Violet ex AR 086/078
Ralts Psychic Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 211/198 Scarlet ex AR 083/078
Kirlia Psychic Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 212/198 Scarlet ex AR 084/078
Fidough Psychic Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 213/198 Scarlet ex AR 085/078
Greavard Psychic Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 214/198 Violet ex AR 087/078
Riolu Fighting Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 215/198 Scarlet ex AR 086/078
Sandile Fighting Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 216/198 Scarlet ex AR 087/078
Klawf Fighting Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 217/198 Scarlet ex AR 088/078
Mabosstiff Darkness Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 218/198 Violet ex AR 088/078
Bombirdier Darkness Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 219/198 Violet ex AR 089/078
Kingambit Darkness Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 220/198 Scarlet ex AR 089/078
Starly Colorless Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 221/198 Scarlet ex AR 090/078
Skwovet Colorless Scarlet & Violet Illustration Rare 222/198 Violet ex AR 090/078
Heracross Grass Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 194/193 Clay Burst AR 072/071
Tropius Grass Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 195/193 Triplet Beat AR 074/073
Sprigatito Grass Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 196/193 Triplet Beat AR 075/073
Floragato Grass Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 197/193 Triplet Beat AR 076/073
Bramblin Grass Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 198/193 Snow Hazard AR 072/071
Fletchinder Fire Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 199/193 Clay Burst AR 073/071
Pyroar Fire Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 200/193 Triplet Beat AR 077/073
Fuecoco Fire Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 201/193 Triplet Beat AR 078/073
Crocalor Fire Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 202/193 Triplet Beat AR 079/073
Magikarp Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 203/193 Triplet Beat AR 080/073
Marill Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 204/193 Snow Hazard AR 073/071
Eiscue Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 205/193 Snow Hazard AR 074/071
Quaxly Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 206/193 Triplet Beat AR 081/073
Quaxwell Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 207/193 Triplet Beat AR 082/073
Frigibax Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 208/193 Snow Hazard AR 075/071
Arctibax Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 209/193 Snow Hazard AR 076/071
Baxcalibur Water Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 210/193 Snow Hazard AR 077/071
Raichu Lightning Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 211/193 Clay Burst AR 074/071
Mismagius Psychic Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 212/193 Triplet Beat AR 083/073
Gothorita Psychic Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 213/193 Snow Hazard AR 078/071
Sandygast Psychic Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 214/193 Clay Burst AR 075/071
Rabsca Psychic Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 215/193 Snow Hazard AR 079/071
Tinkatink Psychic Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 216/193 Clay Burst AR 076/071
Tinkatuff Psychic Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 217/193 Clay Burst AR 077/071
Paldean Tauros Fighting Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 218/193 Triplet Beat AR 084/073
Sudowoodo Fighting Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 219/193 Snow Hazard AR 080/071
Nacli Fighting Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 220/193 Clay Burst AR 078/071
Paldean Wooper Darkness Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 221/193 Triplet Beat AR 085/073
Tyranitar Darkness Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 222/193 Clay Burst AR 079/071
Grafaiai Darkness Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 223/193 Clay Burst AR 080/071
Orthworm Metal Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 224/193 Snow Hazard AR 081/071
Rookidee Colorless Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 225/193 Snow Hazard AR 082/071
Maushold Colorless Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 226/193 Clay Burst AR 081/071
Flamigo Colorless Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 227/193 Clay Burst AR 082/071
Farigiraf Colorless Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 228/193 Clay Burst AR 083/071
Dudunsparce Colorless Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 229/193 Snow Hazard AR 083/071
Gloom Grass Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 198/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 109/108
Ninetales Fire Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 199/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 110/108
Palafin Water Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 200/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 111/108
Bellibolt Lightning Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 201/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 112/108
Cleffa Psychic Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 202/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 113/108
Larvitar Fighting Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 203/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 114/108
Houndour Darkness Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 204/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 115/108
Scizor Metal Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 205/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 116/108
Varoom Metal Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 206/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 117/108
Pidgey Colorless Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 207/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 118/108
Pidgeotto Colorless Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 208/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 119/108
Lechonk Colorless Obsidian Flames Illustration Rare 209/197 Ruler of the Black Flame AR 120/108
Bulbasaur Grass 151 Illustration Rare 166/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 166/165
Ivysaur Grass 151 Illustration Rare 167/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 167/165
Charmander Fire 151 Illustration Rare 168/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 168/165
Charmeleon Fire 151 Illustration Rare 169/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 169/165
Squirtle Water 151 Illustration Rare 170/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 170/165
Wartortle Water 151 Illustration Rare 171/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 171/165
Caterpie Grass 151 Illustration Rare 172/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 172/165
Pikachu Lightning 151 Illustration Rare 173/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 173/165
Nidoking Darkness 151 Illustration Rare 174/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 174/165
Psyduck Water 151 Illustration Rare 175/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 175/165
Poliwhirl Water 151 Illustration Rare 176/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 176/165
Machoke Fighting 151 Illustration Rare 177/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 177/165
Tangela Grass 151 Illustration Rare 178/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 178/165
Mr. Mime Psychic 151 Illustration Rare 179/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 179/165
Omanyte Water 151 Illustration Rare 180/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 180/165
Dragonair Dragon 151 Illustration Rare 181/165 Pokémon Card 151 AR 182/165
Crustle Grass Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 183/182 Ancient Roar AR 067/066
Dottler Grass Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 184/182 Future Flash AR 067/066
Toedscruel Grass Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 185/182 Future Flash AR 068/066
Magby Fire Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 186/182 Ancient Roar AR 068/066
Iron Moth Fire Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 187/182 Future Flash AR 096/066
Snorunt Water Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 188/182 Raging Surf AR 063/062
Mantyke Water Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 189/182 Raging Surf AR 064/062
Vanillish Water Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 190/182 Future Flash AR 070/066
Wimpod Water Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 191/182 Ancient Roar AR 069/066
Veluza Water Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 192/182 Ancient Roar AR 070/066
Plusle Lightning Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 193/182 Raging Surf AR 065/062
Minun Lightning Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 194/182 Raging Surf AR 066/062
Blitzle Lightning Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 195/182 Future Flash AR 072/066
Joltik Lightning Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 196/182 Raging Surf AR 067/062
Espathra Psychic Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 197/182 Future Flash AR 073/066
Gimmighoul Psychic Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 198/182 Raging Surf AR 068/062
Groudon Fighting Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 199/182 Raging Surf AR 069/062
Mienshao Fighting Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 200/182 Ancient Roar AR 072/066
Minior Fighting Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 201/182 Raging Surf AR 070/062
Garganacl Fighting Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 202/182 Ancient Roar AR 073/066
Slither Wing Fighting Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 203/182 Ancient Roar AR 074/066
Garbodor Darkness Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 204/182 Ancient Roar AR 075/066
Yveltal Darkness Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 205/182 Raging Surf AR 071/062
Morpeko Darkness Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 206/182 Ancient Roar AR 076/066
Brute Bonnet Darkness Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 207/182 Ancient Roar AR 077/066
Steelix Metal Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 208/182 Future Flash AR 074/066
Ferrothorn Metal Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 209/182 Raging Surf AR 072/062
Aegislash Metal Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 210/182 Raging Surf AR 073/062
Aipom Colorless Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 211/182 Future Flash AR 075/066
Loudred Colorless Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 212/182 Ancient Roar AR 078/066
Swablu Colorless Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 213/182 Future Flash AR 076/066
Porygon-Z Colorless Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 214/182 Future Flash AR 077/066
Cyclizar Colorless Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 215/182 Raging Surf AR 074/062
Iron Jugulis Colorless Paradox Rift Illustration Rare 216/182 Future Flash AR 078/066
Wugtrio Water Paldean Fates Illustration Rare 224/091 Shiny Treasure ex AR 338/190
Palafin Water Paldean Fates Illustration Rare 225/091 Shiny Treasure ex AR 339/190
Pawmi Lightning Paldean Fates Illustration Rare 226/091 Shiny Treasure ex AR 340/190
Shiftry Grass       Cyber Judge AR 072/071
Grotle Grass       Wild Force AR 072/071
Deerling Grass       Cyber Judge AR 073/071
Sawsbuck Grass       Cyber Judge AR 074/071
Litten Fire       Cyber Judge AR 075/071
Snom Water Temporal Forces Illustration Rare 168/162 Wild Force AR 073/071
Charjabug Lightning       Cyber Judge AR 076/071
Bronzor Psychic       Wild Force AR 073/071
Reuniclus Psychic       Wild Force AR 075/071
Cutiefly Psychic       Cyber Judge AR 078/071
Relicanth Fighting Temporal Forces Illustration Rare 173/162 Wild Force AR 077/071
Excadrill Fighting       Cyber Judge AR 079/071
Mudsdale Fighting       Wild Force AR 078/071
Arbok Darkness       Wild Force AR 079/071
Gastly Darkness       Wild Force AR 080/071
Metagross Metal       Cyber Judge AR 080/071
Meltan Metal       Cyber Judge AR 081/071
Lickitung Metal       Cyber Judge AR 082/071
Chatot Colorless       Wild Force AR 081/071
Minccino Colorless Temporal Forces Illustration Rare 182/162 Wild Force AR 082/071
Cinccino Colorless Temporal Forces Illustration Rare 183/162 Wild Force AR 083/071
Drampa Colorless       Cyber Judge AR 083/071
Associated promotional and other cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Miraidon Lightning SVP Black Star Promos   013 SV-P Promotional cards   048/SV-P
Koraidon Fighting SVP Black Star Promos   014 SV-P Promotional cards   049/SV-P
Pikachu Lightning SVP Black Star Promos   027 SV-P Promotional cards   001/SV-P
Charmander Fire SVP Black Star Promos   044 Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex   51/049
Snorlax Colorless SVP Black Star Promos   051 Pokémon Card 151 AR 181/165
Mewtwo Psychic SVP Black Star Promos   052 Pokémon Card 151 AR 183/165
Scream Tail Psychic SVP Black Star Promos   065 Ancient Roar AR 071/066
Iron Bundle Water SVP Black Star Promos   066 Future Flash AR 071/066
Mimikyu Psychic SVP Black Star Promos   075 Shiny Treasure ex AR 341/190
Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat Lightning SVP Black Star Promos   085      
Pikachu Lightning SVP Black Star Promos   088      
Flutter Mane Psychic SVP Black Star Promos   097 Wild Force AR 076/071
Iron Thorns Lightning SVP Black Star Promos   098 Cyber Judge AR 077/071
Detective Pikachu Lightning       SV-P Promotional cards   098/SV-P
Bulbasaur Grass       Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex   050/049
Squirtle Water       Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex   052/049
Phione Water       Crimson Haze AR 071/066
 


In the Sword & Shield Series

Examples of Galarian Gallery ultra rare cards

HisuianVoltorbCrownZenithGG1.jpg
A Galarian Gallery holo rare
Pokémon card

List of Galarian Gallery ultra rare cards

Galarian Gallery holo rare cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #


Hisuian Voltorb Grass Crown Zenith GGH GG01/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 173/172
Kricketune Grass Crown Zenith GGH GG02/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 174/172
Magmortar Fire Crown Zenith GGH GG03/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 175/172
Oricorio Fire Crown Zenith GGH GG04/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 176/172
Lapras Water Crown Zenith GGH GG05/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 177/172
Manaphy Water Crown Zenith GGH GG06/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 178/172
Keldeo Water Crown Zenith GGH GG07/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 179/172
Electivire Lightning Crown Zenith GGH GG08/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 180/172
Toxtricity Lightning Crown Zenith GGH GG09/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 181/172
Mew Psychic Crown Zenith GGH GG10/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 183/172
Lunatone Psychic Crown Zenith GGH GG11/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 184/172
Deoxys Psychic Crown Zenith GGH GG12/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 185/172
Diancie Psychic Crown Zenith GGH GG13/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 186/172
Comfey Psychic Crown Zenith GGH GG14/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 187/172
Solrock Fighting Crown Zenith GGH GG15/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 189/172
Absol Darkness Crown Zenith GGH GG16/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 191/172
Thievul Darkness Crown Zenith GGH GG17/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 192/172
Magnezone Metal Crown Zenith GGH GG18/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 193/172
Altaria Dragon Crown Zenith GGH GG19/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 194/172
Latias Dragon Crown Zenith GGH GG20/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 195/172
Hisuian Goodra Dragon Crown Zenith GGH GG21/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 196/172
Ditto Colorless Crown Zenith GGH GG22/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 197/172
Dunsparce Colorless Crown Zenith GGH GG23/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 198/172
Miltank Colorless Crown Zenith GGH GG24/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 199/172
Bibarel Colorless Crown Zenith GGH GG25/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 200/172
Riolu Fighting Crown Zenith GGH GG26/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 201/172
Swablu Colorless Crown Zenith GGH GG27/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 202/172
Duskull Psychic Crown Zenith GGH GG28/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 203/172
Bidoof Colorless Crown Zenith GGH GG29/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 204/172
Pikachu Lightning Crown Zenith GGH GG30/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 205/172
Turtwig Grass Crown Zenith GGH GG31/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 206/172
Paras Grass Crown Zenith GGH GG32/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 207/172
Poochyena Darkness Crown Zenith GGH GG33/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 208/172
Mareep Lightning Crown Zenith GGH GG34/GG70 VSTAR Universe AR 209/172
Associated promotional and other cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Galarian Articuno Psychic SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH282 VSTAR Universe AR 182/172
Galarian Zapdos Fighting SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH283 VSTAR Universe AR 188/172
Galarian Moltres Darkness SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH284 VSTAR Universe AR 190/172
 


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