Pokemon TCG: Brilliant Star expansion has continued through the Sword and Shield card series in the first part of 2022. Through it, the new Pokemon VSTAR has been introduced. Pokemon Trading Card Game: Brilliant Stars expansion has been launched in February 2022. Its expansion comes with the new Pokemon VSTAR which has the ability to evolve Pokemon V cards. This means, players could turn their Pokemon V into a powerful Pokemon VMAX. This would definitely change your gameplay and it would also allow you to have more evolution options even in standard format.
Brilliant Stars has built the Pokemon V mechanics which has been introduced at the start of the series in February of 2020. Though players thought that Fusion Strike would be Sword and Shield’s last expansion, the good news is that Brilliant Stars has become part of the series.
Though Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl was released on November 19, 2021, unfortunately, Brilliant Stars expansion will not take part of the new series for its TCG. This was definitely a surprise to some players as the Arceus VSTAR was features in the Pokemon Legends: Arceus looming on the horizon which was released in January of 2022.
What The Brilliant Stars Expansion Will Bring To The Pokemon Trading Card Game
There are over 170 cards including 4 new Pokemon VSTARcards that have been added to the game itself. This means that there are about 20 new Pokemon V cards added and 3 Pokemon VMAX. 20 new trainer cards and new special energy card is available as well. The Arceus VSTAR and Charizard VSTAR cards were seen on Pokemon VSTAR and their statistics are impressive and their card art are mesmerizing. Each Pokemon has 280 HP and their attacks provide great amounts of damage. These two cards are included in the expansion.
Keep in mind that you will only be able to use VSTAR once per game. This means when used, it could be a game-ender type of card and could change the entire course of the card game, match and battle.
Similar to Pokemon V, the Pokemon VSTAR cards reward opponents with two prize cards when they are eliminated. The Pokemon TCG: Leafeon VSTAR Special Collection and Pokemon TCG: Glaceon VSTAR Special Collection boxes have been available since the first quarter of 2022.