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Pokémon TCG Japan's Shiny Treasure Ex: Shiny Squawkabilly Ex

What is the difference between Shiny Squawkabilly and the differently colored Plumages of this Pokémon as seen in the Pokémon TCG?

Article Summary

  • Discover Japan's Pokémon TCG high-class set Shiny Treasure ex, featuring shiny Pokémon.
  • Learn about Squawkabilly's unique colors and shiny variations in the new TCG expansion.
  • Catch a glimpse of what English-language Pokémon TCG sets could include from Japan's releases.
  • Stay updated with previews of Scarlet & Violet cards and Pokémon TCG news at Bleeding Cool.

At the end of every calendar year, the Pokémon TCG Japan releases what is called a "high class" set. These sets are characterized by featuring mostly reprinted cards in the main numbered section of the set, allowing those who may have missed important cards from previous sets that year to catch up. These sets are also known for featuring a large number of Secret Rares, which are generally all-new cards. These high-class sets are usually the most anticipated sets of the year for fans of the Japanese Pokémon TCG. English fans often key in as well because these are sometimes the source material for our "special" expansions. In other cases, they are integrated into main expansions or sometimes never released in English. Examples in the past are GX Ultra Shiny, which was adapted into Hidden Fates, Tag Team GX All-Stars, which was never adapted, Shiny Star V, which was adapted into Shining FatesVMAX Climax, which was adapted into the Trainer Gallery subsets in main-line Sword & Shield-era sets, and VSTAR Universe which was adapted into Crown Zenith. Now, the Pokémon TCG Japan has revealed its next high-class set: Shiny Treasure ex. This expansion will be like GX Ultra Shiny and Shiny Star V, in that its expansive Secret Rare section will focus on Shiny Pokémon. Like those previous sets, it will feature "Baby" Shinies (a popular fan phrase for non-Full Art Shiny cards) and Full Art ex Shinies. It has already been confirmed that the English-language Pokémon TCG will adapt this high-class Japanese set into an early 2024 special expansion titled Scarlet & Violet – Paldean Fates. Today, let's take a look at one of the newly revealed Shiny Pokémon ex from Shiny Treasure ex.

Shiny Treasure ex cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Shiny Treasure ex cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG

Squawkabilly is quite a colorful Pokémon. Even its standard, non-Shiny form comes in color variations: Green Plumage, Blue Plumage, Yellow Plumage, and White Plumage. The Shiny version of each is consistent, changing its normally black tuft and yellow claws to pink but keeping the plumage the same color. Arist PLANETA Mochizuki depicts the Shiny version of Green Plumage Squawkabilly on this card.

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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