The next two Pokémon TCG to come to Japan have been revealed. Despiser of time and space juggler will come out at the same time. They focus on the Origin Formes of Sinnoh Legendaries Palkia and Dialga which were revealed in the Nintendo Switch game Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Despiser of time and space juggler will continue the VSTAR mechanic introduced this year and will likely include Full Arts, Rainbow Rares, Gold VSTARs, and more across the board. These two sets, plus the special February 2022 expansion combat region, will surely be the basis of the next English set, Sword and Shield – Astral Radiancecoming May 2022. Today, let’s take a look at VSTAR Palkia and Dialga from the set.
With Sword and Shield – Astral Radiance officially announced this week, these card reveals Despiser of time and space juggler will certainly be VSTARs included in the set. They are on art for boosters with Hisuian Typhlosion, Hisuian Decidueye and Hisuian Samurott who were VSTARs in combat region and will certainly appear in the English set as well. While I thought the opposite of Hisuian Starters, I like these VSTARs better than the standard Vs. It’s probably because we get a little less… weird horse the vibes of those two, you know?
Now here’s a theory I have for Despiser of time and space juggler. So far we have seen one Gold VSTAR per set. star birth had Charizard, combat region had Samurott, so it looks like a trend. However, given that these are two sets (two sibling sets, but still two separate sets), I think it’s safe to assume that we’ll be getting VSTAR Gold Secret Rares for Palkia and Dialga. We are of course far from the Secret Rare reveals, but that is my current theory!
Japanese sets often give us a first taste of what English sets might include, so be sure to keep an eye out for our coverage. You can stay tuned for previews of Despiser of time and space juggler maps as well as updates on everything Pokémon TCG right here at Bleeding Cool.