Pokémon ☆ (TCG)
- If you were looking for the Shiny Pokémon found in the Pokémon games, see Shiny Pokémon.
First introduced in the EX Team Rocket Returns expansion, Pokémon saw the return of Shining/Alternate color Pokémon after their brief appearance in the Neo Revelation and Neo Destiny expansions. While they were still bound by the 1-per deck rule, they no longer featured multiple energy-type attacks (with the exception of Latias, Latios and Rayquaza from EX Deoxys) and often had very beneficial attacks, making them much more playable.
Pokémon features part of the Pokémon out of the artwork window border and the rarity symbol is in gold foil. Various areas of the card have golden tinges added to it, such as the corners of the attack text box and artwork window; the shadows of these graphics are also holographic.
Like their predecessors, these cards were still difficult to obtain, the odds of finding one roughly 1 in 2 booster boxes, sending their prices soaring. By far the most valuable Pokémon are the Japanese versions of the Eeveelutions, which were awarded as tiered prize cards to members of the Pokémon Players Club. Complete sets and the higher tier cards still command high prices. Their subsequent English release in the EX Power Keepers expansion and POP Series 5 promotional set saw their initial demand decrease, though the Japanese World Champions Pack reprints of Vaporeon , Jolteon , and Flareon proved more popular than their original prints due to the distribution method of the set.
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