The best Pokemon cards to draw from the Sword & Shield: Lost Origin expansion

The Lost Origin expansion will feature a number of powerful Pokemon TCG cards and expand the awesome trainer gallery with a third wave of artful additions.

The Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield expansions have been getting collectors and gamers excited for the past few years. From the introduction of powerful VMAX mechanics to the great selections of collectibles found in the Shining Fates expansion, the demand for Pokemon TCG merchandise is currently at a staggering level.

The next Sword & Shield Pokemon TCG expansion, Lost Origin, is set to release on September 9, 2022, and will bring with it another large list of cards. Like previous sets, there will be standard V, VMAX, VSTAR, Radiant, and Trainer Gallery cards for players to draw.

However, there are a handful of particularly rare, powerful, or visually stunning cards that stand out as the best Pokemon TCGs for the Lost Origin expansion.

How big is the list of Lost Origin maps?

The latest Pokemon TCG expansions have been large enough thanks to the inclusion of Trainer Gallery cards. Although the official list of cards for the English version has not yet been made available, a full list based on the Japanese versions via pokebeach helps give an idea of ​​what will be included.

Below are the top five draw cards from the Sword & Shield: Lost Origin TCG expansion.

5. Rainbow Rare Kyurem VMAX

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Rainbow Rare Kyurem VMAX

Rainbow Rare cards are always an incredible attraction when opening a Pokemon TCG pack. However, this Rainbow Rare Kyurem VMAX doesn’t just look good. With a powerful moveset and a low amount of energy cards needed to deal with the main attack of over 120, it will be a boost for collections and competitive decks.

4. Gold Rare Giratina VSTAR

Pokemon TCG Lost Origins Expansion Golden Rare Giratin VSTAR

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Gold Rare Giratina VSTAR

Like Rainbow Rares, Golden Star (or Golden Rare) cards from Pokemon expansions are highly sought after. While it doesn’t come with Kyurem’s accessible HP or attacks, the card’s stunning holo image and rarity will likely make it an expensive card for collectors. It is also a great attraction for fans of Pokemon Legends: Arceus game, where Giratina is one of the main legendary Pokemon.

Pokemon TCG Lost Origins Eternatus VMAX Expansion Trainer Gallery

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Eternatus VMAX Workout Gallery

Trainer Gallery cards have made the last three Pokemon TCG expansions especially special. These cards work like normal Pokémon cards in matches, but feature unique Pokémon art with an iconic NPC from the franchise.

In this Trainer Gallery map, the Legendary Eternatus powerhouse hides behind Sword & Shield antagonist Chairman Rose. While definitely an unsettling map, Eternatus is both an iconic attraction and gameplay boost to the TCG.

Pokemon TCG Lost Origins Pikachu VMAX Expansion Trainer Gallery

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VMAX Pikachu Trainer Gallery

There are few Pokémon NPCs as notable as Red and Blue from the original Kanto-based games of the Pokémon series. The Pikachu VMAX Trainer Gallery Edition is breathtaking, featuring Pikachu dominating Red as he prepares for battle. This map will no doubt be an exciting attraction for longtime Pokemon fans.

Pokemon TCG Lost Origins Expansion Trainer Charizard Gallery

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Charizard Trainer Gallery

Although not a VMAX, VSTAR, or holo rare, this card is the staple of the Sword & Shield: Lost Origin Pokemon TCG expansion. Charizard is one of the most notable and valuable Pokémon in the TCG. Each iteration of the card can sell for a good profit, and these special Trainer Gallery cards will likely be no exception.

Plus, this Charizard is lovingly snuggled up to famed Champion Leon of Galar, who’ll steal the heart of any Pokemon fan, even if Charizard isn’t a personal favorite.

While the true value of each card won’t be known until after the Sword & Shield: Lost Origin Pokemon TCG expansion launches, it’s worth noting some of the best draws available overall.

Those looking to get their hands on these amazing cards will want to make sure their pre-orders are set for September 9, or plan to hit up local card shops early to score a few booster packs when they launch.

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