- If you were looking for the "Ancient Trait" card attribute introduced in the Primal Clash expansion, see Ancient Trait.
Ancient (Japanese: 古代 Ancient) is a category of cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game first introduced in the Paradox Rift expansion, mainly revolving around the ancient Paradox Pokémon from the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games; those released in previous expansions do not have the Ancient category. It is the counterpart of the Future cards and can be considered a spiritual successor to the Single Strike style category of cards from the Sword & Shield series.
Ancient cards are distinguished by a stony Ancient label superimposed on the top right corner of the card art, and a layered strata background adorning the entire right half of the card. Ancient cards are available as Pokémon and Trainer cards; Ancient Pokémon tend to have direct attacks that deal a large amount of damage, while being difficult to Knock Out. Certain attacks, Abilities and Trainer cards interact specifically with Ancient cards.
List of Ancient cards
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