The Pokemon Trading Card Game is introducing a brand new variety of card, which mixes 4 playing cards to type one highly effective Pokemon. The Pokemon Company revealed new particulars in regards to the V-UNION mechanic, a brand new card mechanic that might be launched later this yr. Each V-UNION Pokemon is made up of 4 completely different playing cards, every of which depicts a special piece of paintings. In order to carry a V-UNION Pokemon to a participant’s bench, that participant should have all 4 V-Union playing cards of their discard pile. The V-UNION mechanic has already drawn comparisons to Yu-Gi-Oh‘s Exodia, a monster with an computerized victory situation that’s solely triggered when all 5 of its physique components are in play.
V-UNION Pokemon are extremely highly effective, with a number of assaults and skills. For occasion, V-UNION Greninja permits its participant to take a look at their opponent’s hand as soon as per flip, cannot be poisoned, and is not affected by merchandise playing cards performed by an opponent. Plus, it has 4 strikes with various results, starting from assaults that deal ton of harm to an opponent’s benched Pokemon to a transfer that stops an opponent’s Pokemon from retreating on the next flip.
You can try an instance of V-UNION Greninja beneath:
Notably, this is not the primary time the Pokemon Trading Card Game has launched Pokemon that require a number of playing cards to enter play. The HeartGold & SoulSilver period of the game featured Pokemon LEGEND playing cards, which required two playing cards to play. Unlike V-UNION playing cards, Pokemon LEGEND playing cards had been performed from a participant’s hand as a substitute of from the discard pile.
So far, The Pokemon Company has revealed three V-UNION playing cards: V-UNION Greninja, V-UNION Mewtwo, and V-UNION Zacian. These three Pokemon will every be featured in particular theme decks that additionally include a Professor Burnet card, which has the flexibility to go looking your deck for playing cards after which discard them. While no plans have been introduced for the worldwide launch of V-UNION playing cards, the Japanese variations are being launched alongside the “Towering Perfection” and “Sky Stream” expansions, which might be launched within the US and overseas as “Evolving Skies” in August. We’d anticipate to see extra details about V-UNION playing cards within the very close to future.
The Pokemon Trading Card Game is about to launch its “Chilling Reign” growth within the United States later this month, which is able to function Pokemon seen within the Crown Tundra area of the Galar area.