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7 of the Rarest Pokémon Cards in the Lost Origin Series

Pokémon is a video game series that has been around for 26 years since being started with the release of the Red and Blue versions for the Game Boy. Since then, the franchise has evolved into various media, such as anime, spin-off games, films, and merchandise. However, perhaps the best-known media related to the franchise is the Pokémon trading card game (TCG), which also started in 1996. 

The Pokémon TCG is notable for its expansive card library, featuring cards from all generations of the Pokémon franchise. Players can collect cards from the base sets, as well as from special expansion sets and promotional cards featuring mesmerising art. In the spirit of the franchise, the TCG also features rare cards that only a handful of collectors can get. The Lost Origin series, part of the Sword and Shield expansion released in September 2022 is an example. The series is notable for including variants from the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, making them all the more valuable to players.

If you are planning to get the Lost Origin expansion, you have a chance of getting the following rare cards:

#1 - Giratina V (Alternate Art)

Giratina is a legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV and is part of the Creation Trio alongside Palkia and Dialga. The Giratina V card from Lost Origin is a special version of the Giratina card with artwork that puts it in its natural habitat, the Distortion World. The artwork is incredibly detailed and full of vibrant colours and activity. Fans who played Pokémon Platinum will easily recognise it because it's a unique and captivating place, making this card the most valuable in the collection. 

#2 - Aerodactyl V (Alternate Art)

Aerodactyl is a Pokémon introduced in the first generation that can be resurrected with its fossil, the Old Amber. Aerodactyl V's alternate art offers us a rare peek at the ancient Pokémon world. It features a lush landscape which includes other fossil Pokémon, like Shieldon, Bastiodon, Tropius, Tirtouga, and Archeops, wandering around unfettered in a time before containment in Pokéballs. It's a captivating illustration that has been a hit among Pokémon fans for its ability to transport them back to the distant past. 

#3 - Rotom V (Alternate Art)

Rotom is a Ghost/Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV, and its secondary type changes depending on the appliance it possesses. Rotom is being happy surrounded by the appliances it can possess and use. These five items are the microwave oven (Heat Rotom), a washing machine (Wash Rotom), a refrigerator (Frost Rotom), an electric fan (Fan Rotom), and a lawnmower (Mow Rotom). The illustration provides a perspective that mirrors how Rotom feels facing different options and opportunities. 

#4 - Pikachu VMAX (Trainer Gallery, Character Rare)

As the official mascot of the Pokémon franchise, it's only fitting that a Pikachu card makes it to this list. The card is notable because it features a Gigantamaxed Pikachu along with Kanto champion Red, who was the blueprint for the anime's Ash Ketchum. 

#5 - Galarian Perrserker V (Alternate Art)

Among the four alternate art Pokémon cards in Lost Origin, Galarian Perrserker V is the least sought-after. Its popularity is not as widespread as the other cards due to its newer existence. The illustration shows a rather plain setting without any characters aside from the Viking-themed creature. Regardless, it's still a sought-after card because of its unique design. 

#6 - Pikachu V (Trainer Gallery, Character Rare)

Yet another Pikachu card, this is also similar to the previously mentioned Pikachu VMAX card. However, the difference lies in that the Pikachu here is in its standard size. Again, Red appears on the card, making it more valuable because the character rarely appears in media outside of the games. 

#7 - Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR (Gold Rare)

Zoroark is a Dark-type Pokémon from Generation V, but the Hisuian Zoroark regional form introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a Normal/Ghost-type. This Pokémon card has been a surprise hit, especially given its late arrival to the franchise. Its heavy-hitting and menacing image and unique design made it stand out even more than other cards like Greninja & Zoroark-GX, which are much more expensive. As a result, it's no shock to see this rare card doing great since it can be used in any deck that doesn't already have a VSTAR power, providing it with lots of versatility. 


The Pokémon is all about strategy, so having the right cards and knowing how to use them is key to success. Some cards are rarer than others, and you'd be lucky to get them because they can provide advantages in battle. If you do, you can use them to your advantage, and their monetary worth owes on how powerful they can be in the right hands.

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