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An example of a Pokémon V
Pokémon V.png

Pokémon V (Japanese: ポケモンV Pokémon V) are a variant of Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They were first introduced in the Sword & Shield expansion (the Sword and Shield sets in Japan). Pokémon V have a stylized V graphic on the card name.

Pokémon V work very similarly to both Pokémon-EX from the Black & White and XY series and Pokémon-ex from the EX Series. They possess considerably higher HP and stronger attacks compared to their regular counterparts. However, when a Pokémon V is Knocked Out, the opponent takes two Prize cards instead of one. All Pokémon V are Basic Pokémon.

Aesthetically, the artwork on Pokémon V covers most of the card, with the background illustration fading into the bottom-most area, while still having the Pokémon break the card's borders (following on previous Pokémon variant cards). As such, the card text presented across the artwork is outlined, resembling Full Art cards. Pokémon V cards have a black layout on its borders and bottom text details, as well a V symbol on the top left corner. Pokémon V released on main expansions and sub-sets are usually accompanied by Full Art prints which, unlike its predecessor Pokémon-GX, have more detailed backgrounds.

Pokémon VMAX

Pokémon VMAX.png

Released along with the first Pokémon V cards, Pokémon VMAX introduce the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics into the Trading Card Game. These cards are identified by the VMAX graphic on the card name, but also count as Pokémon V. Pokémon VMAX evolve from its respective Pokémon V, giving them boosted Hit Points (so far, the biggest HPs in a Pokémon card) and more powerful attacks. When a VMAX Pokémon is knocked out, the opponent takes three Prize cards instead of one.

So far, all released VMAX Pokémon have one or two attacks and no abilities. While keeping the same layout of Pokémon V, VMAX Pokémon cards have a rainbow background and details on the card's bottom, as well its illustration also fading into the top-most area and having the visual aura of Dynamaxing/Gigantamaxing on the Pokémon. Pokémon VMAX released on main expansions and sub-sets are usually accompanied by Secret Rainbow Rare (Hyper Rare in Japan) prints.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon V

PokémonV
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 #
MeowthV Colorless SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH004 S-P Promotional cards   028/S-P
CelebiV Grass Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 001/202 V Starter Set Grass   001/023
DhelmiseV Grass Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 009/202 Sword RR 004/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 187/202 Sword SR 061/060
TorkoalV Fire Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 024/202 Shield RR 006/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 188/202 Shield SR 061/060
VictiniV Fire Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 025/202 V Starter Set Fire   003/023
LaprasV Water Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 049/202 Sword RR 014/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 189/202 Sword SR 062/060
KeldeoV Water Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 053/202 V Starter Set Water   006/023
Tapu KokoV Lightning Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 072/202 V Starter Set Lightning   006/024
MorpekoV Lightning Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 079/202 Shield RR 019/023
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 190/202 Shield SR 062/023
WobbuffetV Psychic Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 086/202 Sword RR 026/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 191/202 Sword SR 063/060
IndeedeeV Psychic Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 091/202 Shield RR 025/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 192/202 Shield SR 063/060
RegirockV Fighting Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 104/202 V Starter Set Fighting   005/24
StonjournerV Fighting Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 115/202 Sword RR 034/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 193/202 Sword SR 064/060
SableyeV Darkness Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 120/202 Shield RR 036/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 194/202 Shield SR 064/060
ZacianV Metal Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 138/202 Sword RR 046/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 195/202 Sword SR 065/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 211/202 Sword UR 073/060
ZamazentaV Metal Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 139/202 Shield RR 044/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 196/202 Shield SR 065/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 212/202 Sword UR 073/060
SnorlaxV Colorless Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 141/202 Shield RR 045/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 197/202 Shield SR 066/060
CramorantV Colorless Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 155/202 Shield RR 051/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 198/202 Shield SR 066/060
RillaboomV Grass       VMAX Rising RR 008/070
      VMAX Rising SR 071/070
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH014      
CinderaceV Fire       VMAX Rising RR 016/070
      VMAX Rising SR 072/070
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH015      
InteleonV Water       VMAX Rising RR 022/070
      VMAX Rising SR 073/070
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH016      
BoltundV Lightning       VMAX Rising RR 031/070
      VMAX Rising SR 074/070
SandacondaV Fighting       VMAX Rising RR 046/070
      VMAX Rising SR 075/070
DubwoolV Colorless       VMAX Rising RR 062/070
      VMAX Rising SR 076/070
ToxtricityV Lightning SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH017 S-P Promotional cards    
EiscueV Water       S-P Promotional cards   020/S-P
PincurchinV Lightning       S-P Promotional cards   033/S-P
PokémonVMAX
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
MeowthVMAX Colorless SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH005 S-P Promotional cards   029/S-P
StonjournerVMAX Fighting Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 35/202 Sword RRR 035/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 205/202 Sword HR 070/060
LaprasVMAX Water Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 50/202 Sword RRR 015/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 203/202 Sword HR 069/060
MorpekoVMAX Lightning Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 079/202 Shield RRR 020/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 204/202 Shield HR 069/060
SnorlaxVMAX Colorless Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 142/202 Shield RRR 046/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 206/202 Shield HR 070/060
RillaboomVMAX Grass       VMAX Rising RRR 009/070
      VMAX Rising HR 079/070
CinderaceVMAX Fire       VMAX Rising RRR 017/070
      VMAX Rising HR 080/070
InteleonVMAX Water       VMAX Rising RRR 023/070
      VMAX Rising HR 081/070
 


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