Pokemon Card Game Japan finally revealed the full list of their upcoming set S9 ‘Star Birth’. The set will be having 100 cards before SR, HR, etc., and will be released on January 14, 2022. The set will be priced at 4950 Yen per box (30 Booster Pack per Box).
It will be featuring a new mechanic, VSTAR Power that is similar to the GX attack that can only be used once per game.
Please note that we only cover some of the cards that may impact the game
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Ability - Wave Veil
Prevent all damage done to your Benched Pokémon by your opponent's attacks.
W - Water Spray 20
CC - Low Sweep 20
FFC - Fire Punch 70
CC - Megaton Punch 50
FFC - Boltplosion 120+
If "Electivire" is on your Bench, this attack deals 120 more damage
E - Thunder Wave
Flip a coin, if heads, your opponent's Active Pokemon is now paralyzed.
EC - Headbolt 30
E - Fume Bolt 30+
If your Benched "Magmortar" has any damage counters on it, this attack deals 90 more damage.
EEC - High Voltage Current
Deal 50 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon. [Don't apply Weakness or Resistance for Bench Pokemon]
LC - Tricky Thunder 30x
This attack deals 30 damage for each Pokemon Tool attached to your Pokemon.
C - Moonlight Miracle
Flip 3 coins, then for each head, evolve 1 of your Pokemon, by taking a card from your Deck that it evolves into and immediately evolving it.
PCC - Magical Shot 90
P - Hindrance String 20
During your opponent's next turn, the Basic Pokemon that received this attack, cannot use attacks.
PCC - Cotton Guard 90
During your opponent's next turn, this Pokemon receives -30 damage from attacks
PCC - Trick Move 160
During your opponent's next turn, they cannot play Pokemon Tools or Special Energy from their hand.
[VSTAR Power] P - Cotton Trick Star
Deal 60 damage for each Energy attached to this Pokemon to 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. [Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Bench Pokemon.] [You can only use 1 V STAR Power per match.]
P - Tri-Recharge
Flip 3 coins, for each head, attach 1 Basic Energy from your Discard Pile to your Bench Pokemon in any way you like.
PC - Psychokinesis 10+
This attack deals 30 more damage for each Energy attached to the opponent's Active Pokemon.
CC - Big Hand 30+
This attack deals 10 more damage for each card in your hand.
FFC - Megaton Punch 120
D - Ransack
Flip 2 coins, for each head, look at your opponent's hand then place cards from there to the bottom of your opponent's Deck in any order you like.
DCC - Slash 100
Ability - Honcho’s Stash
This Pokémon may have up to 4 Pokémon Tools attached to it. If it loses this Ability, discard Pokémon Tools from it until only 1 remains.
DDC - Shadow Fear 130
Your opponent reveals their hand.
C - Engraving Fear
Until the end of your next turn, the Pokemon that receives this attack has its Weakness changed to Dark Type (Apply Weakness Damage of x2).
D - Cursed Droplet
Place 2 damage counters on your opponent's Pokemon in any way you like.
Ability - Gearwhirl
Your Basic Pokemon receive -20 from your opponent's Pokemon's attacks.
MCC - Roaring Attack 90+
Flip a coin, if heads, this attack deals 90 more damage.
CC - Card Claw 30
During your opponent's next turn, this Pokemon receives -30 damage from the attack.
MMC - Iron Hammer 80+
If this Pokemon has a [Fire] Energy attached to it, this card deals 80 more damage.
GF - Sand Spray 70
GFFC - Dragon Impulse 160+
If the opponent's Active Pokemon is a Pokemon VMAX, this attack deals 160 more damage, then discard 3 Energy from this Pokemon
CCC - Whirlwind
Shuffle your opponent's Active Pokemon and all cards attached to it, into the Deck.
CCCC - Spinning Bird 180
Discard 2 Energy attached to this Pokemon.
Ability - Working Teeth
Once per turn, you can draw cards until you have 5 cards in your hand.
CCC - Tail Smash 100
Flip a coin, if tails, this attack does nothing.
CC - Leek Strike 20+
This attack deals 10 more damage for each damage counter on the opponent's Active Pokemon.
Ultra Ball - Item
Choice Belt - Tool
The attached Pokemon's attacks deal +30 damage to your opponent's Active Pokemon V.
Roseanne’s Backup - Supporter
Choose 1 or more:
Shuffle a Pokémon from your discard pile into your deck.
Shuffle a Pokémon Tool card from your discard pile into your deck.
Shuffle a Stadium card from your discard pile into your deck.
Shuffle an Energy card from your discard pile into your deck.
Collapse Stadium - Stadium
Each player can't have more than 4 Benched Pokémon. If a player has 4 or more Benched Pokémon, they discard Benched Pokémon until they have 4 Pokémon on the bench. The player who played this card discards first.
If more than one effect changes the number of Benched Pokémon, use the smaller number.
Don't forget to check the other reveals for this set:
What do you guys think? This set will definitely bring changes to the current meta and Ultra Ball is BACK. Even for some of the non-V Pokemon can be a new engine for our deck or even make a deck itself. I can’t wait for Brilliant Stars releases!
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Stay safe and healthy! - Arelios
News Source: Official Website of Pokemon Card Game Japan (pokemon-card.com)