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Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars (Japanese: スターバース Star Birth) is the name given to the ninth main expansion of cards from the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sword & Shield Era in Japan). The expansion introduces the Pokémon VSTAR mechanic to the TCG. The expansion centers on the Alpha Pokémon Arceus, which supports the Pokémon V and new Pokémon VSTAR mechanic. Like their predecessors Pokémon VMAX, Pokémon VSTAR evolve from a requisite Pokémon V. Each Pokémon VSTAR has an attack or Ability called a VSTAR Power that, much like GX attacks in the Sun & Moon Series, can only be used once in a game. Other Pokémon supporting the VSTAR mechanic in the expansion include Charizard, Shaymin, and Whimsicott. Brilliant Stars includes a subset of cards named the Trainer Gallery, which comprises Full Art reprints depicting Pokémon alongside a Trainer, a concept last seen in the Cosmic Eclipse expansion. Each Brilliant Stars booster pack contains ten cards from the expansion, a code card for use with the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, and either a basic Energy card (featuring a new design) or a VSTAR marker card. VSTAR markers can be used as a visual aid for players to show if they have used a Pokémon VSTAR's VSTAR Power or not, much like GX markers in the Sun & Moon Series. Trading Card-sized markers have a white obverse with the VSTAR symbol and a black reverse with a Poké Ball design. Acrylic VSTAR markers were available in other products. Each Star Birth pack contains five cards

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