Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Paldea Evolved Part 25: Lycanroc & Sudowoodo
Our spotlight on the artwork of Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet - Paldea Evolved moves to the Fighting-types, starting with Lycanroc ex.
With Sword & Shield officially concluded, the Scarlet & Violet era of the Pokémon TCG kicked off in March 2023 with a focus on the ninth generation of Pokémon games and the new region: Paldea. It all began with the Scarlet & Violet base set, which introduced major, lasting changes to the hobby. Now, the borders of the cards have become silver, matching the Japanese releases. Another major change is that now, each pack culminates in at least a holo-rare and two reverse holos. The major mechanic of this era is the lowercase ex, which features a double holographic pattern of a horizontal shine and a starry sparkle. Full Art exs now use a green, foil outline around the Pokémon. The Secret Rare section of expansions going forward features Full Arts, Illustration Rares and Special Illustration Rare exs, Full Art Trainers, Special Illustration Rare Trainers, and Gold Hyper Rares. On June 9th, 2023, the Pokémon TCG released the second set of this era, Scarlet & Violet – Paldea Evolved, which focused on the Paldean Starters and the Treasures of Ruin Legendaries. In today's installment of this Scarlet & Violet – Paldea Evolved art spotlight, let's take a look at some Fighting-type cards.
Lycanroc ex is illustrated by kawayoo, who shows even early on in the Scarlet & Violet era that this card type won't only feature that 3D style of art that we saw a lot in the first set, Scarlet & Violet base. Here, the Rock-type Lycanroc (shown as a Fighting-type in the TCG, as that typing groups in Fighting-, Rock-, and Ground-) is depicted in its Midnight Form. We also get an exceedingly happy Sudowoodo, as illustrated by Jerky.
Stay tuned for the journey through this special set as we continue to spotlight the cards and artwork of Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet – Paldea Evolved. Next time, the spotlight continues with the main section of the set. You can read more about this iconic trading card game right here at Bleeding Cool.