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Pokémon TCG Reveals Pokémon Card 151: Wigglytuff Ex

Pokémon TCG Japan's upcoming Kanto-themed Dex-ordered expansion Pokémon Card 151 will feature a puffed-up Wigglytuff on an ex.

Pokémon TCG Japan has revealed details for the upcoming set Pokémon Card 151, an expansion based on the original 151 Pokémon introduced in the Kanto region. This set is notable in that it will be the first time we have seen a new Kadabra card in 21 years. Kadabra has been absent from the Pokémon TCG ever since magician Uri Geller sued the company for Kadabra's design, which he felt was inspired by his spoon-bending technique. Just three years ago, Geller withdrew his complaint and publicly apologized to Pokémon fans for the limits that had been placed on the use of Kadabra due to this highly popularized lawsuit. Outside of the return of Kadabra, this expansion is notable because it will be in Pokédex order, where normal sets are ordered by type first and foremost. This set will be released on June 16th in Japan, and there are currently no details regarding the English-language release. I tend to think that this will be the first special set of the Scarlet & Violet era for English-language collectors, but as of now, there is no way to tell how Pokémon Card 151 will show up in the States. Today, let's take a look at look at a new Pokémon ex revealed from this set.

Kanto cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Kanto cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG

Artist Saki Hayashiro delivers one of my favorite Pokémon ex of the Scarlet & Violet era so far. Wigglytuff is hilariously puffed up on this card, accentuating the hit with a hilarious illustration. Hayashiro is credited to quite a few Ultra Rares and Double Rares since their debut in Sword & Shield – Rebel Clash. Some of the most prominent cards included in Hayashiro's repertoire includes Galarian Rapidash V as a SWSH Black Star Promo, Chandelure V from Sword & Shield – Fusion Strike, and the incredible Shiny Mew Gold from Celebrations.

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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