Astral Radiance Pokémon Set: Top 10 Most Valuable cards
In this article, we mention the ten most valuable cards so far from the set Astral Radiance, along with facts and reasons which makes them so precious.Edit Article
Most Valuable Cards in Astral Radiance
Base expansion cards:
10th) Path to the Peak (Gold Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 213/189)
9th) Darkrai-VStar (Astral Radiance - 99/189)
Dark Pulseattack, base damage for 30 + 30 for each energy attached to your Pokémon (at the cost of two colorless energies). And with cards that support your main attack like Galarian Moltres Baby (from Evolving Skies) with the
Malevolent Chargeability, which makes the effect of being put into play from your hand, you can attach two dark energies from your hand to that Pokémon -- increasing the amount of Energy in play. There's also Galarian Moltres-V (from Chilling Reign) with the
Direflame Wingsability, which recycles dark energy per turn from the discard that can be attached to it, boosting Darkrai's power; and finishing the techs complement for Darkrai, we have the reprint of the iconic card of the Black/White era: Dark Explorers – the Dark Patch, whose card rescues a dark energy from the discard and attachs it to one of your Benched Dark-type Pokémon in addition to its VStar ability,
Star Abyss, which retrieves two items from the discard and puts them into your hand. Darkrai-VStar is a powerful long-term competitive card, so keep an eye out (extras: Darkrai-VStar pretty much reminds us of its old version, Darkrai-EX in X/Y: Breakpoint).
8th) Origin Forme Palkia-VStar (Astral Radiance - 40/189)
Subspace Swellattack, with base damage of 60 + 20 for each Pokémon in the bench (both yours and your opponent's — almost similar to the effect of Suicune-V from Evolving Skies), in addition to the VStar ability,
Star Portal, which makes you search for 3 water energies from the discard pile and attach to your Pokémon in any way you want. Even with cards that complement water decks, such as Irida with the effect to fetch a water Pokémon and an item (the same effects as the old Korrina card, from X/Y: Furious Fist), Palkia will definitely be one of the public favorites, of the same importance that Arceus-VStar has.
7th) Hisuian Samurott-VStar (Gold Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 209/189)
Merciless Blade, with base damage of 110 + 110 if the opponent's Active Pokémon has any damage counters, in addition to its VStar Ability,
Moon Cleave Star, that this Pokémon can put 4 damage counters on one of the opponent's Pokémon. Even before the September rotation, there are cards that can make combos for the Dark Box, such as the Galarian Zigzagoon (from Sword/Shield: Base Set) that with the Collection Net, can drip damage counters on the opponent to create the combo, plus Sableye-V itself (from Sword/Shield: Base Set) as an attack complement to his second attack which is similar to Hisuian Samurott, which hits a specific amount of damage if the opponent has damage counters.
6th) Origin Forme Palkia-VStar (Rainbow Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 192/189)
5th) Machamp-V (Alternative Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 172/189)
Revenge Busterdoes per base 50 + 50 if any Pokémon on your bench has any damage counters, and the
Seismic Toss(for two fighter energies and one colorless) deals 140 damage. It is not a strong card within the current competitive as expected from the fighter type (as was expected from Lucario-VStar), just having, again, only commercial value for collectors thanks to its art.
4th) Origin Forme Palkia-VStar (Gold Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 208/189)
3rd) Irida (Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 186/189)
2nd) Origin Forme Palkia-V (Alternative Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 167/189)
“Tesseract”effect, the “distortion of the fourth dimension”, showing precisely the main power of Pokémon: space.
Rule the Region(for a water energy), has the effect of taking a stadium card from your deck and putting it in your hand and then shuffling your deck; and the second attack,
Hydro Break(for two water energies and one colorless), does base 200 damage, but cannot be used again the next turn.
1st) Origin Forme Dialga-V (Alternative Full Art) (Astral Radiance - 177/189)
Metal Coating(for a colorless energy), it searches for two metallic energies from the discard and binds them to the Pokémon; and his second attack,
Temporal Rupture(for 3 metallic energies and one colorless) does base 180 damage. It's a heavy Pokemon for the format, though there's Arceus-VStar to speed up the energies.
Honorable Mentions: Trainers Gallery
Garchomp-V (Astral Radiance – TG#23)
Dragon Claw(for one water energy, one physical energy, and one colorless energy) based on 120 damage.
Sonic Strike(for two water energies, a fighter energy and a colorless) has the effect of having to discard 3 energies to deal 220 damage to one of the opponent's Pokémon.
Starmie-V (Astral Radiance – TG#13)
Swift(for two colorless energies) with 50 base damage, and ignoring any effects of the opponent's Pokémon, including weakness or resistance.
Energy Spiral(for two water energies) based on 50x damage per number of energies attached to your opponent's Pokémon.