The Lost Abyss Pokemon TCG set and the Giratina VSTAR have officially been revealed

The Lost Abyss Pokemon TCG set and the Giratina VSTAR have officially been revealed ...

The next Japanese Pokemon TCG set has been revealed, with Lost Abyss expected to release on July 15 with over 100 new cards.

The first look at Giratina V, Giratina VSTAR, several Trainer cards, and the return of the Lost Zone game mechanic are among the highlights in this set.

Lost Zone is a game that a second out of play discard pile tied to certain Pokemon attacks, abilities, or other card effects. These can''t be retrieved once inside unless another attack, ability, or card effect is used to bring them back.

The new Giratina cards, along with several others, like a new Cramorant, Banette, Comfey, and Colresss Experiment, the Lost Sweeper, and Mirage Gate, will return for the first time since the 2018 Ultra Prism set.

Giratina VSTAR is actually equipped with a Star Requiem, which will instantly knock out the opponents Active Pokemon, but can only be used once per game, according to certain maps in the Lost Zone. Also, feeding Giratina VSTAR will be easier thanks to some of the Mirage Gate and Lost City versions, which you can read here.

With the release of Lost Origin, a decent chunk of the cards containing Lost Abyss will arrive in the English TCG on September 9th. Considering that it will also include a portion of the cards from the already released Dark Phantasma set, however, a lot of content from the entire sets will likely be reduced.