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Pokémon TCG Japan's Cyber Judge Preview: Iron Leaves Ex

Iron Leaves, a Paradox Pokémon theorized to be a future descendant of Virizion, makes its Pokémon TCG debut in Japan's Cyber Judge set.

Article Summary

  • Japan's Pokémon TCG reveals Iron Leaves Ex in Cyber Judge, linked to Virizion.
  • Wild Force and Cyber Judge sets to showcase Paradox Pokémon from DLCs.
  • English-language TCG set Scarlet & Violet - Temporal Forces arrives March 2024.
  • Ace Spec cards return with fresh holo patterns in upcoming Japanese expansions.

Pokémon TCG Japan has begun teasing the next Scarlet & Violet-era sister sets, Wild Force and Cyber Judge. These two sets are themed to the new Legendary Paradox Pokémon released in the recent DLC's expanding on the Paldea region. Wild Force features the ancient ancestors of the Beasts of Johto, the Paradox Pokémon Raging Bolt (an ancestor of Raikou), Gouging Fire (an ancestor of Entei), and Walking Wake (an ancestor of Suicune). Cyber Judge features the future descendants of the Swords of Justice, the Paradox Pokémon Iron Leaves (a descendant of Virizion), Iron Boulder (a descendant of Terrakion), and Iron Crown (a descendant of Cobalion). Both sets hit shelves on January 26th, 2024. These expansions will also reintroduce Ace Spec cards with a new holo pattern. It has already been confirmed that these sets will combine to make up our English-language Pokémon TCG set for March 2024, Scarlet & Violet – Temporal Forces. Today, let's take a look at a new Pokémon ex from Wild Force.

Wild Force / Cyber Judge cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Wild Force / Cyber Judge cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG

The first card we're revealing from Wild Force is Iron Leaves. Iron Leaves is a Paradox Pokémon theorized to be a future descendant of Virizion, one of my personal favorite Legendary Pokémon. Let's get to know Iron Leaves ahead of its Pokémon TCG debut by reading Dex entries from the original Scarlet & Violet DLC in which it appeared:

  • Many of its physical characteristics match those of a Virizion from the future that was covered in a paranormal magazine.
  • According to the few eyewitness accounts that exist, it used its shining blades to julienne large trees and boulders.

The Pokémon TCG debut card of Iron Leaves is drawn by 5ban Graphics.

Japanese sets often give us early ideas of what the English-language sets may include, so be sure to keep an eye on our coverage. You can stay tuned for previews of Scarlet & Violet cards as well as updates on everything Pokémon TCG right here at Bleeding Cool.

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