Pokémon V (TCG)

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 expansions 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 subsets are usually accompanied by Full Art prints which, unlike its predecessor Pokémon-GX, have more detailed backgrounds. Japanese prints feature slight embossing on the artwork and any particle effects.

Pokémon VMAX

Released along with the Pokémon V cards, Pokémon VMAX introduces the Dynamax, Gigantamax and Eternamax mechanics into the Trading Card Game. These cards are identified by the   graphic on the card name. 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. Pokémon VMAX are still considered Pokémon V when interacting with certain card effects.

While keeping the same layout of Pokémon V, Pokémon VMAX cards have a rainbow background and details on the card's bottom and the visual aura of Dyna/Giganta/Eternamaxing on the Pokémon. While not officially labeled as Full Art cards, they are nearly identical, as the Pokémon art covers the entire card and is printed in an embossed holofoil pattern. Pokémon VMAX released on main expansions and subsets are usually accompanied by Secret Rainbow Rare (Hyper Rare in Japan) Full Art prints using the same artwork.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon V

Pokémon 
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 #
Meowth    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH004 S-P Promotional cards   028/S-P
Celebi    Sword & Shield   001/202 V Starter Set Grass   001/023
Dhelmise    Sword & Shield   009/202 Sword   004/060
Sword & Shield   187/202 Sword   061/060
Shining Fates   009/072      
Torkoal    Sword & Shield   024/202 Shield   006/060
Sword & Shield   188/202 Shield   061/060
Victini    Sword & Shield   025/202 V Starter Set Fire   003/023
Lapras    Sword & Shield   049/202 Sword   014/060
Sword & Shield   189/202 Sword   062/060
Keldeo    Sword & Shield   053/202 V Starter Set Water   006/023
Tapu Koko    Sword & Shield   072/202 V Starter Set Lightning   006/024
Morpeko    Sword & Shield   079/202 Shield   019/060
Sword & Shield   190/202 Shield   062/060
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH056      
Shining Fates   037/072      
Wobbuffet    Sword & Shield   086/202 Sword   026/060
Sword & Shield   191/202 Sword   063/060
Indeedee    Sword & Shield   091/202 Shield   025/060
Sword & Shield   192/202 Shield   063/060
Shining Fates   039/072 S-P Promotional cards   059/S-P
Regirock    Sword & Shield   104/202 V Starter Set Fighting   005/024
Stonjourner    Sword & Shield   115/202 Sword   034/060
Sword & Shield   193/202 Sword   064/060
Sableye    Sword & Shield   120/202 Shield   036/060
Sword & Shield   194/202 Shield   064/060
Zacian    Sword & Shield   138/202 Sword   046/060
Sword & Shield   195/202 Sword   065/060
Sword & Shield   211/202 Sword   073/060
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH018 Shiny Star V   137/190
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH076 Shiny Star V   329/190
Zamazenta    Sword & Shield   139/202 Shield   044/060
Sword & Shield   196/202 Shield   065/060
Sword & Shield   212/202 Shield   073/060
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH019 Shiny Star V   139/190
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH077 Shiny Star V   330/190
Snorlax    Sword & Shield   141/202 Shield   045/060
Sword & Shield   197/202 Shield   066/060
Cramorant    Sword & Shield   155/202 Sword   051/060
Sword & Shield   198/202 Sword   066/060
Shining Fates   054/072      
Rillaboom    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH014 Shiny Star V   009/190
Rebel Clash   017/192 VMAX Rising   008/070
Rebel Clash   175/192 VMAX Rising   071/070
Cinderace    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH015      
Rebel Clash   035/192 VMAX Rising   016/070
Rebel Clash   178/192 VMAX Rising   072/070
Shining Fates   018/072      
Inteleon    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH016      
Rebel Clash   049/192 VMAX Rising   022/070
Rebel Clash   180/192 VMAX Rising   073/070
Toxtricity    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH017 S-P Promotional cards   048/S-P
Polteageist    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH021 S-P Promotional cards   040/S-P
Eldegoss    Rebel Clash   019/192 Rebellion Crash   010/096
Rebel Clash   176/192 Rebellion Crash   097/096
Champion's Path   005/073 Shiny Star V   016/190
Ninetales    Rebel Clash   026/192 Rebellion Crash   013/096
Rebel Clash   177/192 Rebellion Crash   098/096
Milotic    Rebel Clash   043/192 Rebellion Crash   022/096
Rebel Clash   179/192 Rebellion Crash   099/096
Eiscue    Rebel Clash   055/192 S-P Promotional cards   020/S-P
Boltund    Rebel Clash   067/192 VMAX Rising   031/070
Rebel Clash   181/192 VMAX Rising   074/070
Toxtricity    Rebel Clash   070/192 Rebellion Crash   036/096
Rebel Clash   182/192 Rebellion Crash   100/096
Pincurchin    Rebel Clash   072/192 S-P Promotional cards   033/S-P
Dragapult    Rebel Clash   092/192 Rebellion Crash   049/096
Rebel Clash   183/192 Rebellion Crash   101/096
Sandaconda    Rebel Clash   108/192 VMAX Rising   046/070
Rebel Clash   184/192 VMAX Rising   075/070
Falinks    Rebel Clash   110/192 Rebellion Crash   061/096
Rebel Clash   185/192 Rebellion Crash   102/096
Malamar    Rebel Clash   121/192 Rebellion Crash   070/096
Rebel Clash   186/192 Rebellion Crash   103/096
Copperajah    Rebel Clash   136/192 Rebellion Crash   075/096
Rebel Clash   187/192 Rebellion Crash   104/096
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH030 S-P Promotional cards   037/S-P
Dubwool    Rebel Clash   153/192 VMAX Rising   062/070
Rebel Clash   188/192 VMAX Rising   076/070
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH049 Shiny Star V   154/190
Pikachu    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH063 Lightning Pikachu V Deck   028/127
Eevee    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH065 Colorless Eevee V Deck   075/127
Butterfree    Darkness Ablaze   001/189 Explosive Walker   001/070
Darkness Ablaze   177/189 Explosive Walker   071/070
Charizard    Darkness Ablaze   019/189 Charizard VMAX Starter Set   001/021
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH050 S-P Promotional cards   103/S-P
Champion's Path   079/073      
Houndoom    Darkness Ablaze   021/189 Infinity Zone   009/100
Darkness Ablaze   178/189 Infinity Zone   101/100
Centiskorch    Darkness Ablaze   033/189 Explosive Walker   016/070
Darkness Ablaze   179/189 Explosive Walker   072/070
Vikavolt    Darkness Ablaze   060/189 Explosive Walker   025/070
Darkness Ablaze   180/189 Explosive Walker   073/070
Mew    Darkness Ablaze   069/189 Psychic Mew V Deck   038/127
Rhyperior    Darkness Ablaze   095/189 Infinity Zone   049/100
Darkness Ablaze   181/189 Infinity Zone   104/100
Galarian Slowbro    Darkness Ablaze   099/189 Darkness Galarian Slowbro V Deck   059/127
Crobat    Darkness Ablaze   104/189 Infinity Zone   053/100
Darkness Ablaze   182/189 Infinity Zone   105/100
Shining Fates   044/072      
Grimmsnarl    Darkness Ablaze   114/189 Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Set   006/020
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH057      
Eternatus    Darkness Ablaze   116/189 Infinity Zone   064/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH064 Infinity Zone   106/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH044 S-P Promotional cards   079/S-P
Scizor    Darkness Ablaze   118/189 Infinity Zone   066/100
Darkness Ablaze   183/189 Infinity Zone   107/100
Galarian Stunfisk    Darkness Ablaze   128/189 Explosive Walker   055/070
Darkness Ablaze   184/189 Explosive Walker   076/070
Salamence    Darkness Ablaze   143/189 Infinity Zone   080/100
Darkness Ablaze   185/189 Infinity Zone   108/100
Galarian Sirfetch'd    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH043 Amazing Volt Tackle   065/100
Vivid Voltage   174/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   106/100
Venusaur    Champion's Path   001/073 Grass Venusaur V Deck   001/127
Incineroar    Champion's Path   008/073 Fire Incineroar V Deck   015/127
Wailord    Champion's Path   013/073 Water Wailord V Deck   024/127
Drednaw    Champion's Path   014/073 Infinity Zone   026/100
Champion's Path   069/073 Infinity Zone   102/100
Gardevoir    Champion's Path   016/073 Explosive Walker   030/070
Champion's Path   070/073 Explosive Walker   074/070
Galarian Cursola    Champion's Path   021/073 Infinity Zone   043/100
Champion's Path   071/073 Infinity Zone   103/100
Alcremie    Champion's Path   022/073 Legendary Heartbeat   031/076
Shining Fates   064/072 Legendary Heartbeat   079/076
Lucario    Champion's Path   027/073 Fighting Lucario V Deck   050/127
Grapploct    Champion's Path   032/073 Explosive Walker   045/070
Champion's Path   072/073 Explosive Walker   075/070
Duraludon    Champion's Path   047/073 Metal Duraludon V Deck   073/127
Orbeetle    Vivid Voltage   020/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   008/100
Vivid Voltage   166/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   101/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH078 S-P Promotional cards   110/S-P
Zarude    Vivid Voltage   022/185 Legendary Heartbeat   013/076
Vivid Voltage   167/185 Legendary Heartbeat   077/076
      S-P Promotional cards   108/S-P
Talonflame    Vivid Voltage   029/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   016/100
Vivid Voltage   168/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   102/100
Galarian Darmanitan    Vivid Voltage   036/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   023/100
Vivid Voltage   169/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   103/100
Pikachu    Vivid Voltage   043/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   030/100
Vivid Voltage   170/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   104/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH061 S-P Promotional cards   122/S-P
Ampharos    Vivid Voltage   049/185 Legendary Heartbeat   014/076
Vivid Voltage   171/185 Legendary Heartbeat   078/076
Coalossal    Vivid Voltage   098/185 Legendary Heartbeat   042/076
Vivid Voltage   173/185 Legendary Heartbeat   080/076
Drapion    Vivid Voltage   106/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   069/100
Vivid Voltage   175/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   106/100
Steelix    Vivid Voltage   115/185 Legendary Heartbeat   046/076
Vivid Voltage   176/185 Legendary Heartbeat   081/076
Aegislash    Vivid Voltage   140/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   080/100
Vivid Voltage   177/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   107/100
Togekiss    Vivid Voltage   126/185 Legendary Heartbeat   058/076
Vivid Voltage   178/185 Legendary Heartbeat   082/076
Alakazam    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH083 Amazing Volt Tackle   041/100
Vivid Voltage   172/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   105/100
Ditto    Shining Fates   050/072 Shiny Star V   140/190
Greedent    Shining Fates     S-P Promotional cards   076/S-P
Venusaur    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH100 Venusaur VMAX Starter Set   001/021
Blastoise    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH101 Blastoise VMAX Starter Set   001/020
Pokémon 
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Meowth    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH005 S-P Promotional cards   029/S-P
Lapras    Sword & Shield   050/202 Sword   015/060
Sword & Shield   203/202 Sword   069/060
Morpeko    Sword & Shield   080/202 Shield   020/060
Sword & Shield   204/202 Shield   069/060
Shining Fates   038/072 VMAX Special Set   003/004
Stonjourner    Sword & Shield   116/202 Sword   035/060
Sword & Shield   205/202 Sword   070/060
Snorlax    Sword & Shield   142/202 Shield   046/060
Sword & Shield   206/202 Shield   070/060
Rillaboom    Rebel Clash   018/192 VMAX Rising   009/070
Rebel Clash   193/192 VMAX Rising   079/070
Cinderace    Rebel Clash   036/192 VMAX Rising   017/070
Rebel Clash   194/192 VMAX Rising   080/070
Shining Fates   010/072 VMAX Special Set   002/004
Inteleon    Rebel Clash   050/192 VMAX Rising   023/070
Rebel Clash   195/192 VMAX Rising   081/070
Toxtricity    Rebel Clash   071/192 Rebellion Crash   037/096
Rebel Clash   196/192 Rebellion Crash   107/096
Dragapult    Rebel Clash   093/192 Rebellion Crash   050/096
Rebel Clash   197/192 Rebellion Crash   108/096
Malamar    Rebel Clash   122/192 Rebellion Crash   071/096
Rebel Clash   198/192 Rebellion Crash   109/096
Copperajah    Rebel Clash   137/192 Rebellion Crash   076/096
Rebel Clash   199/192 Rebellion Crash   110/096
Butterfree    Darkness Ablaze   002/189 Explosive Walker   002/070
Darkness Ablaze   190/189 Explosive Walker   079/070
Charizard    Darkness Ablaze   020/189 Charizard VMAX Starter Set   002/021
Champion's Path   074/073 S-P Promotional cards   104/S-P
Centiskorch    Darkness Ablaze   034/189 Explosive Walker   017/070
Darkness Ablaze   191/189 Explosive Walker   080/070
Grimmsnarl    Darkness Ablaze   115/189 Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Set   007/020
Eternatus    Darkness Ablaze   117/189 Infinity Zone   065/100
Darkness Ablaze   193/189 Infinity Zone   112/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH045 S-P Promotional cards   080/S-P
Scizor    Darkness Ablaze   119/189 Infinity Zone   067/100
Darkness Ablaze   194/189 Infinity Zone   113/100
Salamence    Darkness Ablaze   144/189 Infinity Zone   081/100
Darkness Ablaze   195/189 Infinity Zone   114/100
Drednaw    Champion's Path   015/073 Infinity Zone   027/100
Champion's Path   075/073 Infinity Zone   111/100
Gardevoir    Champion's Path   017/073 Explosive Walker   031/070
Champion's Path   076/073 Explosive Walker   081/070
Alcremie    Champion's Path   017/073 Legendary Heartbeat   032/076
Shining Fates   073/072 Legendary Heartbeat   086/076
Orbeetle    Vivid Voltage   021/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   009/100
Vivid Voltage   186/184 Amazing Volt Tackle   112/100
Galarian Darmanitan    Vivid Voltage   037/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   024/100
Vivid Voltage   187/184 Amazing Volt Tackle   113/100
Pikachu    Vivid Voltage   044/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   031/100
Vivid Voltage   188/184 Amazing Volt Tackle   114/100
      S-P Promotional cards   123/S-P
Coalossal    Vivid Voltage   099/185 Legendary Heartbeat   043/076
Vivid Voltage   189/184 Legendary Heartbeat   087/076
Aegislash    Vivid Voltage   127/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   081/100
Vivid Voltage   190/184 Amazing Volt Tackle   115/100
Togekiss    Vivid Voltage   141/185 Legendary Heartbeat   059/076
Vivid Voltage   191/184 Legendary Heartbeat   088/076
Eevee    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH087 S-P Promotional cards   101/S-P
Dhelmise    Shining Fates   010/072 VMAX Special Set   001/004
Cramorant    Shining Fates   055/072 VMAX Special Set   004/004
Crobat    Shining Fates   045/072 Shiny Star V   109/190
Ditto    Shining Fates   051/072 Shiny Star V   141/190
Venusaur    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH102 Venusaur VMAX Starter Set   002/021
Blastoise    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH103 Blastoise VMAX Starter Set   002/020
 



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