Pokémon LV.X (TCG)

An example of a Pokémon LV.X

Pokémon LV.X are a special kind of Pokémon found in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They first appeared in the Diamond & Pearl expansion and made their final in-set appearance in the Arceus expansion. Essentially replacing Pokémon-ex, Pokémon LV.X have similar attributes in appearance to their predecessors, with a similar holographic border and similar levels of strength, as well as the same level of rarity. They also lack the major drawback of Pokémon-ex as a player will not receive two Prize cards for Knocking Out a Pokémon LV.X. They do, however, differ greatly in terms of gameplay.

Firstly, Pokémon LV.X are treated as "Pokémon Level-Up" cards as opposed to Basic Pokémon or Evolution cards. The same rules apply as with evolution, however: a Pokémon cannot be Leveled-Up in the same turn as it is played or evolved and a Pokémon that is Leveled-Up will lose all Special Conditions affecting it (though only the Active Pokémon, not the player's Benched Pokémon, can be Leveled-Up). However, a Pokémon LV.X's key trait is that it will still be able to use all Pokémon Powers and attacks usable by its previous level (the Basic Pokémon or highest Stage Evolution card under it).

As well as that, cards that require the player to search their deck will only allow them to choose a Pokémon LV.X if the card states "Pokémon," "Basic Pokémon or Evolution card" (this applies only to Trainer cards from the EX Series) or "Pokémon LV.X" - cards stating only "Basic Pokémon" or "Evolution cards" (such as Great Ball and Professor Elm's Training Method respectively) will not allow the player to search for a Pokémon LV.X.

Pokémon LV.X cards also share the same name as the Pokémon they Level-Up from, and as such only four of either card are allowed in a 40- or 60-card deck. For instance, a player would be allowed to have two Honchkrow LV.42 and two Honchkrow LV.X in the same deck, but only four Honchkrow would be allowed in total. As well as that, because of the fact that these two cards share the same name, an effect which would remove the highest Stage Evolution card from a Pokémon would, in this example, force the removal of both Honchkrow cards, leaving only Murkrow.

Pokémon LV.X were retired at the end of the Platinum Series of the Trading Card Game, to be replaced in HeartGold & SoulSilver by both Pokémon Prime and Pokémon LEGEND.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon LV.X

Pokémon LV.X
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Empoleon LV.X   Diamond & Pearl   120/130 Space-Time Creation    
DP Black Star Promos   DP11 DP-P Promotional cards   078/DP-P
Infernape LV.X   Diamond & Pearl   121/130 Space-Time Creation    
DP Black Star Promos   DP10 DP-P Promotional cards   071/DP-P
Torterra LV.X   Diamond & Pearl   122/130 Space-Time Creation    
DP Black Star Promos   DP09 DP-P Promotional cards   076/DP-P
Electivire LV.X   Mysterious Treasures   121/123 The Lakes' Secret    
Lucario LV.X   Mysterious Treasures   122/130 Secret of the Lakes    
DP Black Star Promos   DP12 DP-P Promotional cards   004/DP-P
Magmortar LV.X   Mysterious Treasures   123/123 The Lakes' Secret    
Gardevoir LV.X   Secret Wonders   131/132 Dawn Dash    
Honchkrow LV.X   Secret Wonders   132/132 Moonlit Pursuit    
Cresselia LV.X   Great Encounters   103/106 Moonlit Pursuit    
Darkrai LV.X   Great Encounters   104/106 Shining Darkness    
DP Black Star Promos   DP19      
Dialga LV.X   Great Encounters   105/106 Shining Darkness    
DP Black Star Promos   DP17 Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
DP Black Star Promos   DP37 DP-P Promotional cards   107/DP-P
Palkia LV.X   Great Encounters   106/106 Shining Darkness    
DP Black Star Promos   DP18 Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
      DP-P Promotional cards   105/DP-P
Garchomp LV.X   Majestic Dawn   97/100 Moonlit Pursuit    
      DP-P Promotional cards   058/DP-P
Glaceon LV.X   Majestic Dawn   98/100 Dawn Dash    
Leafeon LV.X   Majestic Dawn   99/100 Dawn Dash    
Porygon-Z LV.X   Majestic Dawn   100/100 DP-P Promotional cards   075/DP-P
      Temple of Anger    
Azelf LV.X   Legends Awakened   140/146 Cry from the Mysterious    
Gliscor LV.X   Legends Awakened   141/146 Heatran Half Deck    
Magnezone LV.X   Legends Awakened   142/146 Temple of Anger    
Mesprit LV.X   Legends Awakened   143/146 Cry from the Mysterious    
Mewtwo LV.X   Legends Awakened   144/146 Regigigas Half Deck    
DP Black Star Promos   DP28 Mewtwo LV.X Collection Pack   006/012
Rhyperior LV.X   Legends Awakened   145/146 Cry from the Mysterious    
DP Black Star Promos   DP29      
Uxie LV.X   Legends Awakened   146/146 Cry from the Mysterious    
Dusknoir LV.X   Stormfront   96/100 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky   042/092
Heatran LV.X   Stormfront   97/100 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky   015/092
DP Black Star Promos   DP31 DP-P Promotional cards   092/DP-P
Machamp LV.X   Stormfront   98/100 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky   052/092
Raichu LV.X   Stormfront   99/100 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky   026/092
Regigigas LV.X   Stormfront   100/100 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky   080/092
DP Black Star Promos   DP30 Regigigas LV.X Collection Pack   011/012
Drapion LV.X         DP-P Promotional cards   123/DP-P
Platinum   123/127 Galactic's Conquest   060/092
Giratina LV.X   Platinum   124/127 Galactic's Conquest   052/096
DP Black Star Promos   DP38      
Shaymin LV.X   Platinum   126/127 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky   012/092
Shaymin LV.X   Platinum   127/127 Galactic's Conquest   015/096
DP Black Star Promos   DP39 Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack   003/012
Flygon LV.X   Rising Rivals   105/111 Bonds to the End of Time   073/090
Hippowdon LV.X   Rising Rivals   107/111 Bonds to the End of Time   056/090
Snorlax LV.X   Rising Rivals   111/111 DP-P Promotional cards   127/DP-P
Arceus LV.X   Arceus   94/99 Advent of Arceus   077/090
DP Black Star Promos   DP53      
Arceus LV.X   Arceus   95/99 Arceus LV.X Deck: Grass & Fire   011/017
DP Black Star Promos   DP56      
Arceus LV.X   Arceus   96/99 Arceus LV.X Deck: Lightning & Psychic   011/017
Gengar LV.X   Arceus   97/99 Advent of Arceus   043/090
Salamence LV.X   Arceus   98/99 Advent of Arceus   072/090
Tangrowth LV.X   Arceus   99/99 Advent of Arceus   004/090
Pokémon   LV.X
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Dialga   LV.X   Platinum   122/127 Galactic's Conquest   066/096
Palkia   LV.X   Platinum   125/127 Galactic's Conquest   033/096
Absol   LV.X   Supreme Victors   141/147 Beat of the Frontier   065/100
Charizard   LV.X   Supreme Victors   143/147 Charizard Half Deck   002/016
DP Black Star Promos   DP45      
Pokémon   LV.X
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Floatzel   LV.X   Rising Rivals   104/111 Bonds to the End of Time   020/090
Luxray   LV.X   Rising Rivals   109/111 Bonds to the End of Time   030/090
Mismagius   LV.X   Rising Rivals   110/111 DPt-P Promotional cards   011/DPt-P
Pokémon   LV.X
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Alakazam   LV.X   Rising Rivals   103/111 Bonds to the End of Time   042/090
Gallade   LV.X   Rising Rivals   106/111 Gallade Half Deck   009/018
Infernape   LV.X   Rising Rivals   108/111 Infernape Half Deck   004/018
Pokémon   LV.X
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Garchomp   LV.X   Supreme Victors   145/147 Garchomp Half Deck   007/016
DP Black Star Promos   DP46      
Rayquaza   LV.X   Supreme Victors   146/147 Beat of the Frontier   079/100
DP Black Star Promos   DP47      
Pokémon   LV.X
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Blaziken   LV.X   Supreme Victors   142/147 Beat of the Frontier   020/100
Electivire   LV.X   Supreme Victors   144/147 Beat of the Frontier   039/100
Staraptor   LV.X   Supreme Victors   147/147 Beat of the Frontier   081/100
Pokémon   LV.X
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pikachu   LV.X         DPt-P Promotional cards   043/DPt-P
 



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