The Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 11: Gardevoir & Sableye

In September 2022, Pokémon TCG released the second main series set of 2022. The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022. It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon. This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and even Trainer cards. The Origin Forme Giratina-themed Sword & Shield – Lost Origin also continues both Radiant Pokémon as well as the Trainer Gallery, a special subset of Character Rares, Character Super Rares, Full Art Trainers, and Black & Gold VMAXes that began in the first set of the year, Sword & Shield – Brilliant Stars. Follow me through a journey through this latest set as we appreciate the artwork, discuss the card's place in the set, and discuss what certain elements of the expansion may imply for the future of the Pokémon TCG. Today, we move on to the Psychic-types from Sword & Shield – Lost Origin.

Cards of Lost Origin. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Cards of Lost Origin. Credit: Pokémon TCG

First up, we have Radiant Gardevoir. Artist Ryuta Fuse depicts a simple but cool Shiny Gardevoir that works well due to the stellar design of this character's Shiny form, an impactful pose, and a striking mixture of cool and warm colors with Gardevoir's blue color palette set over the amber and black background. It was the Sableye card that really wowed me when I started opening packs of Sword & Shield – Lost Origin. While this card is simply a holo-rare, I was surprised at how the Lost Zone aura that snakes around the card with teal, purple, and magenta lines of smoke is actually holographic as well. This makes the card, which has solid artwork by Shibuzoh., feel more premium.

Stay tuned for the continuing journey through Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield – Lost Origin. Next time, the spotlight continues with more cards from the main section of this themed expansion.

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