Starter Set VSTAR Lucario/Darkrai Revealed in Japan!

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Pokemon Card Game Japan have revealed their new product for February, ‘Starter Set Lucario VSTAR’ and ‘Starter Set Darkrai VSTAR’.

The product will come with:

  • 60 cards ready to play deck

  • Paper Damage Counters

  • VSTAR Marker

  • Pokemon Coin (respective Pokemon)

  • Playmat

  • Player’s Guide



These 2 products will be released on February 25, 2022, and will be priced at 1,711 Yen (tax included).


Here are the new cards:

Lucario V Star 

FCC - Fighting Knuckle 120+

This attack deals 120 more damage to your opponent's Active "Pokemon V". 


VSTAR Power 

FC - Wave Surge Star 70x

This attack deals 70 damage for each Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon (You can only use 1 V Star Power per duel).

Lucario V

CC - Crush Punch 50

Discard 1 Special Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.


FCC - Whirlwind Awe 120

Darkrai V Star

CC - Darkness Wave 30

This attack deals 30 more damage for each [Dark] Energy attached to your Pokemon. 



(Ability) Abyss Star

During your turn, you can add 2 Pokemon Items from your Discard Pile to your hand (You can only use 1 V Star Power per game)

Darkrai V

DC - Darkness Wave 50

DDC - Dark Hole 130

Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Asleep


D - Genie's Hand

Attach 1 [Dark] Energy from your Deck to your Pokemon.


DDC - Tyrant Hole 100

Guts Pickaxe - Item 

Reveal the top card of your Deck, then if it is a [Fighting] Energy, attach it to 1 of your Bench Pokemon, otherwise add it to your hand.

Dark Patch - Item (reprint from BW - Dark Explorers)

Attach 1 Basic [Dark] Energy from your Discard Pile to 1 of your [Dark] Bench Pokemon

Other than these cards, in these products, you will also get Crobat V, Quick Ball, Ultra Ball, Choice Belt (Lucario), Twin Turbo Energy (Lucario), Professor's Research, Boss's Orders, and Cynthia's ambition.


So what do you guys think? These 2 new VSTAR cards, in my opinion, will see some play, especially Darkrai V because of Dark Patch. Lucario V also can be a good counter to Arceus VSTAR because of its weakness. Let's just see how things roll out in Japan and maybe we can get a very good grasp of how the meta will be in the future.


Comment down below to share your thoughts!


Stay safe and healthy! - Arelios

News Source: Official Website of Pokemon Card Game Japan (

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