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Pokémon: Top 10 Most Valuable Full Art Rainbow Cards

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Check out here in this article the 10 best-rated cards this second semester, this October, about the Full Art Rainbow cards, to chase investments.

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Today we're going to talk about Pokémon card investments for your collection, if you want to know about Full Art Rainbow cards.

Are you interested? So let's get to the list.

The 10 Highest Investment Full Art Cards to date

10th) Arceus VStar (Brilliant Stars - 176/172)

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Being the protagonist of many decks in the competitive format, within regionals, Internationals and World with its Trinity Nova attack that makes it energize 3 energies for your V Pokémon, it is practically essential for decks that ask for at least 3 energies to attack.


In addition to its VStar Power, Starbirth, which makes you look for any two cards in your deck and put them in your hand, which is a great resource filter.

Its dollar value is on average US$ 25.

9th) Sylveon VMax (Evolution Skies - 211/203)

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This one is more about collecting than competitive play, and as it has a large part of the aesthetic issue of "fairy" or "cute thing", there may be a lot of demand for this card.

Like Arceus, its dollar value is on average US$ 25.

8th) Origin Forme Palkia VStar (Astral Radiance - 192/189)

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Another strong card in the competitive that started rocking in its debut due to its energy cost as a tribute attack Subspace Swell that for just two water energies did 60 + 20 damage to each Pokémon on the respective players' bench, dealing 260 damage for free, it starred in great placements in the London Worlds.

Its dollar value is on average US$30.

7th) Umbreon VMax (Evolution Skies - 214/203)

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Beloved by many as one of the coolest Eeveelutions by the public, according to surveys, and still with the nostalgia factor used by the anime because of Gary (yes, very likely that's why) and because of the second generation of games from GBC (Gold/Silver/Crystal), it also has a certain admiration from many fans and is a collector's target, as well as other Pokémon such as Pikachu and Charizard.

Its dollar value is US$ 35.

6th) Giratina VStar (Lost Origin - 201/196)

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Starring in this expansion as the signature Pokémon for the Lost Zone mechanic, it went all out by rolling up its sleeves with its warlike power with Lost Impact dealing 280 damage, knocking out virtually every VStar Pokémon in the current format. It still has its VStar Power, and its Star Requiem attack that knocks out any of your opponent's active Pokémon, regardless of their HP.

Being an excellent card in competitive, there are many players who want to put their cards at maximum rarities, they probably would like to put this card in their deck to make it as beautiful as possible.

Just like Umbreon, its dollar value shares the same at $35.

5th) Rayquaza VMax (Evolving Skies - 217/203)

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The darling of the Japanese because of the mythological theme and cultural association with the dragon as a symbol of strength, majesty and power, of course he wouldn't be out of this rank.

Due to the sensational design of the Pokémon, its fame also spread across the west for being considered one of the best legendaries in the Hoenn region. While it doesn't have a strong enough solidification to go head-to-head in the current Standard format Metagame, it is pretty strong in Expanded.

And for collecting, it easily competes with Mewtwo, and its cards are always in high demand.

Like Umbreon and Giratina, they all share its $35 dollar value.

4th) Mew VMax (Fusion Strike - 268/264)

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Still with great space in the competitive, Mew VMax has the synergy with the cards of the Fusion Strike expansion with the high draw engine of its Genesect V support.

With the ability to copy attacks from Pokémon that have the acronym Fusion Strike and still being able to reuse the Power Tablet FST 236 that increase Mew's damage, easily exceeding 300 damage, which is a headache for players. And not to mention that it was very present at the London World Cup.

Its dollar value is US$ 40.

3rd) Charizard VStar (Brilliant Stars - 174/172)

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Not surprisingly, Charizard would enter a top 3 of most expensive cards. Despite having raw and efficient damage such as its VStar Power, and its Star Blaze attack to deal 320 damage, unfortunately it is a type of Pokémon that requires a lot of energy and still has a discard process to deal massive damage.

It gets valued for collectors, as usual, and for some eventuality, maybe it fits into a deck in Expanded, since in Standard, it doesn't have any quick answer for current Pokémon.

Its dollar value is US$ 85.

2nd) Pikachu VMax (Vivid Voltage - 188/185)

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And again, the nostalgia factor comes in here: Ash's Pikachu, Red's Pikachu; no matter what your memories are, this Pokémon will be the first to be remembered in terms of collectors within the Pokémon world, and every card from it is welcome to collectors around the world as a signature Pokémon to the franchise.

And it's one of the few reasons why Vivid Voltage products are worth the investment, which remains one of the worst products to buy, and the exception to that is precisely this Pikachu that you only have in this expansion.

Its dollar value is US$ 120.

1st) Charizard VMax (Champion's Path - 74/73)

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Zero surprises that Charizard is in this top, right?

Coming from the first special set of the Sword/Shield block, Champion's Path featured not only the shiny version of Charizard V but also its Rainbow version that was not included in the base set Darkness Ablaze, just to increase the search value from this special collection.

As a high-collection Pokémon, losing to Pikachu, it turned out that this card has increased in price even more from 2020 onwards and will continue in this progression.

Again, it's a hard card to see play in the current Metagame because of the cost of 5 energies to deal 300 damage, as we have Mew VMax for two energies hitting over 330 damage, knocking out the Charizard; and not to mention the Origin Forme Palkia VStar that hits double weakness because of the water type, from 260 going to 520 with such ease; letting it glow maybe in the Expanded format.

Its dollar value is US$ 175.

Honorable Mentions

1st) Snorlax VMax (Base Sep - 206/202)

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Here it enters for two reasons: history and collecting.

In the story part, when the Sword/Shield expansion started, it had a great relevance for being one of the Pokémon with the highest HP and still having the effect of hitting more for each Pokémon on your bench, the same old tactic similar to the one used in M Rayquaza-EX ROS 76, but as time went by, it was losing strength and going into oblivion, leading to the second factor.


The second factor was collecting, as well as one of Kanto's beloved Pokémon, made by data and research on Pokémon consumer preferences that made it enter this niche of demand.

Its dollar value is US$ 25.

2nd) Boss's Orders: Giovanni (Rebel Clash - 200/192)

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It is practically the only "Boss's Orders" card that has the Rainbow version. And when it comes to Giovanni, one of the series' acclaimed villains, it still has the appealing value of childhood nostalgia and Team Rocket symbolism.

Its dollar value is US$ 25.

3rd) Irida (Astral Radiance - 204/189)

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This card is excellent for the water archetype, as it looks for a water Pokémon and a Trainer Item card from the deck, to make your searches easier. It's just an update from Korrina FFI 95 to the current format, only as I said, for water instead of fighting, which makes this card expensive and in high demand until the end of 2022.

Its dollar value is US$ 20.

4th) Marnie (Base Sep - 208/202)

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This card has always played and will continue to play until the end of 2022 for the current Metagame, of course, for people who like to pimp their decks, having this type of card in their deck as a higher rarity option.

Its effect causes you and the opponent to shuffle their respective hands and place those cards at the bottom of their decks, and your opponent draws the top four cards of the deck, and you draw five cards from your top deck.

The value is equal to that of Irida, in US$ 20.


Which cards do you think should be in the positions by preference of personal taste? Do you agree with the “Rainbow” rarity? Do you like the qualities of these cards? Comment your opinion below.