Brilliant Stars came out in Feburary and has since been known as one of the best sets in the Sword and Shield generation. The Alternate art cards in Brilliant Stars are a part of the reason why it’s so popular, along with the introduction of VSTAR cards and the pull rates. Here’s a list of all Alt Art cards in Brilliant Stars.
What are Alt Art Cards?
Alternate Art cards, Alt Art for short, shows an alternative art style to the usual one we see on Pokemon cards. These usually present themselves as Full Art cards and can be V or VMAX. Alt Arts often times become the best cards in the set and are chase cards that everyone wants. They’re also some of the rarest modern Pokemon cards out there, which is why they’re so expensive.
154 Charizard V Alt Art
Charizard has and always will be a fan favorite and usually takes the spotlight when certain cards like this come out. This Charizard Alt Art is no exception. The card shows a fierce battle between it and Venusaur that was inspired by the Pokemon anime. It’s also one of the most valuable cards in Brilliant Stars.
156 Lumineon V Alt Art
Full Art cards of Lumineon are usually vibrant just like this Lumineon Alt Art. The attention to detail of the water and sun rays are beautiful and it’s easy to see why this card is one that many fans want in their collection.
162 Honchkrow V Alt Art
Honchkrow is another Pokemon that doesn’t get enough love in general and we’re happy to see it get such a great illustration in this new set. Honchkrow hasn’t received this much popularity since the Sun and Moon expansions and this Honchkrow Alt Art gives it justice.
166 Arceus V Alt Art
The Arceus Alt Art may be the last on the list but definetly not the least favorite of the bunch. Although, many fans prefer Charizard by default, this set has shaken some expectations and made Arceus a fan favorite of the entire set list. Arceus was the focus of Pokemon Legends Arceus and subsequently became a huge focus in Brilliant Stars. This card could arguably be the best chase card in the set for that reason.
Compared to other sets there isn’t a huge selection in Brilliant Stars when it comes to Alt Arts but they’re all really strong illustrations. The Charizard and Arceus cards especially carry most of the popularity between them, but Honchkrow and Lumineon look amazing as well and should be chase cards for everyone opening Brilliant Stars packs.
Where to Buy Brilliant Stars Packs
After seeing those Brilliant Stars Alt Arts and you’re looking to get your hands on some Brilliant Stars booster packs or boxes, a great and reliable source for Pokemon cards is GameStop. Not only will you be getting it from a trusted source for a good price, but PokePatch also earns a commission from some orders, and you’ll be helping our website stay up. Thank you!