Pokemon TCG Japan: Paradigm Trigger Preview: Full Art Lugia V
Pokémon TCG Japan has revealed the pack art and maps for Paradigm Triggerthe last set of the main series of the Sword and Shield time. Paradigm Trigger is slated for release on October 21, 2022 in Japan. So far, we can confirm that this set primarily focuses on Lugia and contains a Lugia VSTAR, with the Galarian Legendaries Regidrago and Regieleki also appearing on the pack art. Regidrago will receive a VSTAR while Regieleki will appear on a VMAX. Along with the main set, there will also be promo packs given out with booster boxes containing more cards, including a Lugia VSTAR with different art. This set, as well as the direct previous Japanese set Incandescent Arcana which focused on Alolan Vulpix, will be the basis for the fourth and final English Sword and Shield set of 2022, which should close the era for international audiences. Today we continue our Paradigm Trigger glimpsed while looking at the first Secret Rare that was revealed on set.
This is Lugia V Full Art. Now while the full arts are not considered rare secrets in English Pokémon TCG sets, these are indeed Secret Rares outside of standard set numbering in Japan. This Lugia V Full Art is illustrated by 5ban charts, which does a solid job with the artwork. What I’m interested in is if there will be Lugia V alt art in this set. If there’s an Alt Art, it’s gonna have a hell of a time leading the gorgeous Mitsuhiro Arita Standard Lugia V that we presented yesterday.
Japanese sets often give us a first taste of what English sets might include, so be sure to keep an eye out for our coverage. You can stay tuned for previews of Paradigm Trigger maps as well as updates on everything Pokémon TCG right here at Bleeding Cool.