Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Vivid Voltage In November 2021

The Pokémon TCG is an ever-changing and unpredictable market. Last year, we saw renewed interest in the hobby due to a number of factors including the coming 25th Anniversary, a strong launch for Sword & Shield-era sets, influencers, box breaks, COVID-19 lockdown pushing people to find hobbies, and more. Sets and cards that were readily available quickly became difficult to find. Now, every month, I will do an installment of this series, Pokémon TCG Value Watch. This series is not financial advice but is rather a way to help collectors know the trajectory of a card's availability so that Pokémon TCG completionists like myself know when to strike. Today, let's see how the cards of Sword & Shield – Vivid Voltage, which came out in November 2020, are doing in November 2021. You can check out last month's installment for comparison here.

Vivid Voltage logo. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Vivid Voltage logo. Credit: Pokémon TCG

Here are the top valued cards of Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield – Vivid Voltage with market values observed on TCGPlayer as of this writing:

  1. Pikachu VMAX Rainbow Rare 188/185: $187.32
  2. Pikachu V Full Art 170/185: $30.80
  3. Nessa Rainbow Rare Trainer Supporter 196/185: $17.65
  4. Bea Full Art Trainer Supporter 180/185: $17.26
  5. Bea Rainbow Rare Trainer Supporter 193/185: $16.71
  6. Nessa Full Art Trainer Supporter 183/185: $16.08
  7. Pokémon Center Lady Full Art Trainer Supporter 185/185: $14.91
  8. Shiny Galarian Obstagoon Gold Secret Rare 198/185: $13.42
  9. Togekiss VMAX Rainbow Rare 191/185: $12.80
  10. Leon Full Art Trainer Supporter 182/185: $12.01
  11. Shiny Oranguru Gold Secret Rare 199/185: $11.62
  12. Allister Rainbow Rare Trainer Supporter 192/185: $10.79
  13. Leon Rainbow Rare Trainer Supporter 195/185: $9.01
  14. Galarian Darmanitan VMAX Rainbow Rare 187/185: $7.97
  15. Orbeetle VMAX Rainbow Rare 186/185: $7.22
  16. Pikachu VMAX 044/185: $7.19
  17. Beauty Rainbow Rare Trainer Supporter 194/185: $7.18
  18. Aegislash VMAX Rainbow Rare 190/185: $7.06
  19. Rayquaza Amazing Rare 138/185: $6.68
  20. Coalossal VMAX Rainbow Rare 189/185: $6.68

Oh wow. I didn't see that huge of a drop coming between the eleventh and twelfth month after the Pokémon TCG released this set. Pikachu VMAX Rainbow Rare was at $222.75 and has been steadily over $200 for a year… and has now dropped to a shocking $187.32. The Pikachu Full Art also continues to fall, losing another $10.0o. Virtually every card on the list has had a significant drop. This is likely due to yet another reprint of Vivid Voltage booster boxes.

This set, though? If I were looking to complete it, I'd act soon. These are very low prices for Secret Rares and Full Arts.

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