Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck (TCG)

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck
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Box art
Types used Psychic

The Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck is a 60-card Pokémon Trading Card Game deck that was available during the Sword & Shield Series. It was listed for official release on July 22, 2022.


Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX Opens the Door to Victory!

Take the reins of destiny and battle your way to victory with Shadow Rider Calyrex, the High King Pokémon! This Pokémon VMAX is yours in this powerful, League-ready deck for skilled Trainers and Pokémon TCG players. With a slew of cards including premium foil cards, sought-after power cards, and a well-tuned set of Pokémon and Trainer cards, the Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck does more than feature a Legendary Pokémon of the Galar region: it puts together all the elements to support you in your next match against friends and neighbors, in person or online!


The Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck was one of two Calyrex-centric decks listed for release on July 22, 2022 and features the Shadow Rider form of the High King Pokémon. As part of the League Battle Deck product line, the deck featured cards that were recently prevalent at the time of its release, providing a competitively viable foundation for new or experienced players. The two decks available at this time were also the first to be classed as Play Level 3 as a reference to their potential. Early in the 2021-22 Standard format, the Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX archetype was popular due to the titular Pokémon being able to provide Energy acceleration, draw power, and a strong attack all in one.

Each deck included a deck box, two acrylic condition markers, six damage-counter dice, a competition-legal coin-flip die, a rulebook, a Quick Guide, and a code card that could be used to unlock the deck in either the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online or the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. This deck also contained three exclusive Non Holofoil prints of Chilling Reign Cresselia, two exclusive Non Holofoil prints of Evolving Skies Galarian Articuno, and re-releases of Non Holofoil Sword & Shield Marnie (×4) from the Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box.

Deck list

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
075/198   Shadow Rider Calyrex   
074/198   Shadow Rider Calyrex   
064/198   Cresselia  
063/203   Galarian Articuno  
076/203   Pumpkaboo  
156/202   Air Balloon I
158/072   Boss's Orders [Lysandre] Su
163/202   Evolution Incense I
140/198   Fog Crystal I
164/202   Great Ball I
169/202   Marnie Su
171/202   Ordinary Rod I
060/072   Professor's Research [Professor Juniper] Su
179/202   Quick Ball I
183/202   Switch I
169/192   Training Court St
Psychic Energy   E 15×


The deck was initially set to release on June 17, 2022 in relevant Western markets overseen by The Pokémon Company International but was altered late-on to July 22 in English-language regions. As a result of the late change, some retailers began to sell it on the original date. The reason for the change is unknown.

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Evolving Skies: Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box
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Fusion Arts
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Paradigm Trigger
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