Pokémon ☆ (TCG)

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Pokémon Star (pronounced Pokémon Star[1]) are a type of Pokémon found in the Pokémon Trading Card Game that depict the alternate color variation of a Pokémon.

An example of a Pokémon Star

First introduced in the EX Team Rocket Returns expansion, Pokémon Star 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 Star 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 Star 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 Star, Jolteon Star, and Flareon Star proved more popular than their original prints due to the distribution method of the set.

δ Delta Species Pokémon Star are always the type that their alternate-colored form takes on the color of. For example, Gyarados Star δ is a Fire-type because Shiny Gyarados are red.

All Pokémon Star are Basic Pokémon, and all Pokémon Star cards are illustrated by Masakazu Fukuda.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon Star

Pokémon  
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mudkip     EX Team Rocket Returns   107/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   033/084
Torchic     EX Team Rocket Returns   108/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   020/084
Treecko     EX Team Rocket Returns   109/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   011/084
Latias     EX Deoxys   105/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   065/082
Latios     EX Deoxys   106/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   066/082
Rayquaza     EX Deoxys   107/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   067/082
Entei     EX Unseen Forces   113/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   019/106
Raikou     EX Unseen Forces   114/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   039/106
Suicune     EX Unseen Forces   115/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   032/106
Groudon     EX Delta Species   111/113 Holon Research Tower   056/086
Kyogre     EX Delta Species   112/113 Holon Research Tower   028/086
Metagross     EX Delta Species   113/113 Holon Research Tower   075/086
Regice     EX Legend Maker   90/92 Mirage Forest   033/086
Regirock     EX Legend Maker   91/92 Mirage Forest   059/086
Registeel     EX Legend Maker   92/92 Mirage Forest   076/086
Celebi     EX Crystal Guardians   100/100 Miracle Crystal   004/075
Alakazam     EX Crystal Guardians   99/100 Miracle Crystal   033/075
Gyarados   δ   EX Holon Phantoms   102/110 Holon Phantom   008/052
Mewtwo     EX Holon Phantoms   103/110 Pokémon Star   002/002
Pikachu     EX Holon Phantoms   104/110 Pokémon Star   001/002
Charizard   δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   100/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   052/068
Mew   δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   101/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   015/068
Flareon     EX Power Keepers   100/108 PLAY Promotional cards   024/PLAY
      World Champions Pack   011/108
Jolteon     EX Power Keepers   101/108 PLAY Promotional cards   023/PLAY
      World Champions Pack   027/108
Vaporeon     EX Power Keepers   102/108 PLAY Promotional cards   022/PLAY
      World Champions Pack   015/108
Espeon     POP Series 5   16/17 PLAY Promotional cards   025/PLAY
Umbreon     POP Series 5   17/17 PLAY Promotional cards   026/PLAY
Celebrations   17/17 Promo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition   012/025
Greninja     SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH144      
 


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  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.