Prism Star (TCG)

Prism Star cards are a card variant found in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They were first introduced in the Ultra Prism expansion. Prism Star cards feature the Prism Star symbol next to the card title.

An example of a Pokémon Prism Star card

Prism Star cards have black borders and various areas of the card design have rainbow tinges added to them, such as the corners of the attack text box and character window. The background of the card text area also features the Prism Star symbol reminiscent of Necrozma's back of its tail. The artwork for Prism Star cards always shows the subject with a glow, which is usually but not always fire-like.

The Prism Star rule, contained within a Rule Box, says that players cannot have any duplicate copies of a Prism Star card in their deck. However, the Prism Star symbol is part of the card's name, so one player can have 4 Volcanion cards and 1 Volcanion Prism Star card in the same deck. Additionally, the Prism Star rule also says when a Prism Star card would otherwise go the discard pile, it goes to the Lost Zone instead. Since cards can never leave the Lost Zone and only one copy of a Prism Star card can be in a deck, this usually means that a Prism Star card can only be played once per game.

In Lost Thunder, Prism Star Stadium cards are introduced. These cards have a shared effect which protects them from the effects of Item cards and Supporter cards. As such, the only way to remove these Stadium cards from play is through playing a different Stadium card or using the effect of an attack, Pokémon Power, or Ability.

Cards that have appeared as Prism Star cards

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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Giratina     Ultra Prism   58/156 Ultra Moon   030/066
Lunala     Ultra Prism   62/156 Ultra Moon   032/066
Darkrai     Ultra Prism   77/156 Ultra Sun   031/066
Solgaleo     Ultra Prism   89/156 Ultra Sun   043/066
Cyrus   Su Ultra Prism   120/156 Ultra Sun   059/066
Super Boost Energy     E Ultra Prism   136/156 Ultra Moon   065/066
Volcanion     Forbidden Light   31/131 Forbidden Light   027/094
Diancie     Forbidden Light   74/131 Forbidden Light   051/094
Arceus     Forbidden Light   96/131 Ultra Force   037/050
Lysandre   Su Forbidden Light   110/131 Forbidden Light   089/094
Beast Energy     E Forbidden Light   117/131 Ultra Force   048/050
Jirachi     Celestial Storm   97/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma   057/096
Latias     Celestial Storm   107/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma   066/096
Latios     Celestial Storm   108/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma   067/096
Victini     Dragon Majesty   7/70 Dragon Storm   004/053
Lance   Su Dragon Majesty   61/70 Dragon Storm   050/053
Celebi     Lost Thunder   19/214 Super-Burst Impact   015/095
Xerneas     Lost Thunder   144/214 Fairy Rise   033/050
Ditto     Lost Thunder   154/214 Thunderclap Spark   043/060
Heat Factory   St Lost Thunder   178/214 Super-Burst Impact   093/095
Life Forest   St Lost Thunder   180/214 Fairy Rise   050/050
Lusamine   Su Lost Thunder   182/214 Super-Burst Impact   092/095
Thunder Mountain   St Lost Thunder   191/214 Thunderclap Spark   058/060
Shaymin     Team Up   10/181 GX Ultra Shiny   006/150
Tapu Koko     Team Up   51/181 Dark Order   014/052
Black Market   St Team Up   134/181 Dark Order   052/052
Wondrous Labyrinth   St Team Up   158/181 GX Ultra Shiny   145/150

See also

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