5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

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5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

The Scarlet and Violet Set in Pokemon TCG is one of the most popular series expansions. Hence, here are the best cards in the Scarlet and Violet set.


Pokemon Trading Card Game or Pokemon TCG in short is one of the most popular collectible cards games to ever exist. Published first in October 1999, it is a beloved game that has been expanded to become a very large franchise with many Pokemon series’ being integrated into it. The most recent expansion added to the card game is the Scarlet and Violet series expansion with more than 190 cards. This pack of cards reintroduced the popular Pokemon EX series of cards which went out of fashion in 2007. It has lots of rare cards, but which ones are the best? Keep on reading to find out the 5 best cards in the Scarlet and Violet set in Pokemon TCG.

Miriam – Special Illustration Rare

5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

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Miriam is a character in the Pokemon series that plays the character of a nurse. She is the school nurse at Naranja Academy or Uva Academy. She aspires to be a healthcare instructor at the academy despite failing once already but has not given up hope. Miriam is the 251st card out of 198 cards in this pack of cards. It is a Supporter type of card titled the “Trainer” card and comes in three different versions. The three versions that this card comes in are Uncommon, Ultra Rare and Special Illustration Rare. The version included in this list is the Special Illustration Rare which has a market price history of retailing for USD $50-$30. 

The art for the Miriam card was done by the illustrator, Akira Komayama. The ability of this card is that it allows you to shuffle and take 5 cards from your discarded pile of cards and back to your deck, then draw 3 additional cards. Hence, this is one of the best cards in the Scarlet and Violet Set.

Miraidon EX – Special Illustration Rare

5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

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Miraidon is a Legendary Paradox Electric or Dragon dual-type Pokemon introduced in Generation IX with five different interchangeable forms. Miraidon is also known to be a futuristic relative of the dual-type Dragon Pokemon that was introduced in the same generation named Cyclizar. He is one of the mascot Pokemons, specifically the one named Violet in the Scarlet and Violet Pokemon series. Miraidon EX is the 244th card out of 198 cards in this pack of cards with five different rarity versions of it currently available. The five different card versions are Rare, Double Rare, Ultra Rare, Special Illustration Rare and Hyper Rare. The version included in this list is the Special Illustration Rare illustrated by Kantaro, retailing for USD $20-$30. 

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The ability of this card is “Tandem Unit” which lets you pick 2 Basic Lightning Pokemon cards from your deck and put them on your Bench, then shuffle the deck and the Attack for this card is “Photon Blaster” with 220 Damage HP. Hence, this is one of the best cards in the Scarlet and Violet Set. 

Koraidon EX – Special Illustration Rare

5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

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Koraidon is a Legendary Paradox Fighting or Dragon dual-type Pokemon introduced in Generation IX with five different interchangeable forms. Koraidon is also known to be an ancient relative of the dual-type Dragon Pokemon that was introduced in the same generation named Cyclizar. He is one of the mascot Pokemons, specifically the one named Scarlet in the Scarlet and Violet Pokemon series. Koraidon EX is the 247th card out of 198 cards in this pack of cards with five different rarity versions. The five different card versions are Rare, Reverse Holo Rare, Double Rare, Ultra Rare and Special Illustration Rare. The rarity version included in this list is the Special Illustration Rare illustrated by Aky CG Works, retailing for USD $11-$18.

The ability of this card is “Dino Cry” which lets you attach 2 Basic Fighting Energy cards from the discarded pile to your Basic Fighting Pokemon and once used, your turn ends. The Attack for this card is “Wild Impact” with 220 Damage. Hence, this is one of the best cards in the Scarlet and Violet Set. 

Gardevoir EX – Special Illustration Rare

5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

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Gardevoir is a Psychic and Fairy dual-type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is one of Ralts' final forms, which evolves to Kirlia at level 20 and then into Gardevoir at level 30, who can also Mega Evolve using Gardevoirite, a Mega Stone, into Mega Gardevoir. Gardevoir is also known to be a distant relative of the dual-type Fairy/Fighting Pokemon that was introduced in generation IX named Iron Valiant. Gardevoir EX is the 245th of 198 cards in this pack of cards with three rarity versions. The three rarity versions are Double Rare, Ultra Rare and Special Illustration Rare. The rarity version included in this list is the Special Illustration Rare illustrated by Jiro Sasumo, retailing for USD $20-$23.

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The ability of this card is “Psychic Embrace” which lets you attach a Basic Psychic Energy card from the discarded pile to your Psychic Pokemon and put 2 damage counters on that. The Attack for this card is “Miracle Force.” Hence, this is one of the best cards in the Scarlet and Violet Set.

Gyarados EX – Ultra Rare

5 Best Cards In The Scarlet and Violet Set In Pokemon TCG

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Gyarados is a Water and Flying dual-type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It is the final form of Magikarp, which evolves to Gyarados at level 20. Gyarados can also Mega Evolve using Gyaradosite, a Generation VI Mega Stone which is a type of held item, into Mega Gyarados. Gyarados EX is the 225th card out of 198 cards in this pack of cards with two different rarity card versions. The two different rarity card versions are Double Rare and Ultra Rare. The rarity version included in this list is the Ultra Rare illustrated by 5ban Graphics, which has a market price history of retailing for USD $7.30-$14.60.

It has 300 passive HP as a Water-type card. The first Attack of this card is “Waterfall” which does 100 HP damage and the second Attack of this card is “Tyrannical Tail” which lets you increase damage HP by 180 more if your opponent's Active Pokemon card has any damage counters attached to it. Hence, this is one of the best cards in the Scarlet and Violet Set.

Conclusion

Regardless of Pokemon TCG being released in 1999 just as a means to capitalize on the popularity of Pokemon in the USA, it has prevailed thus far. To this day in the 20th century, Pokemon TCG is still one of the most played card collectible games both on a playmat and online. The Scarlet and Violet series expansion was released on March 31, 2023 and quickly took the internet by storm. Rightfully so, in our opinion, because Pokemon EX coming back with more rare and better cards is a win-win in every situation. This is exactly why you need to check out the 5 best cards in the Scarlet and Violet set given above and collect them quickly for yourself! 

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