Pokémon TCG reveals Pokémon card 151: Onix brings Kanto vibes
Onix brings big Kanto vibes to the newly revealed Pokémon TCG Japan card from the Pokémon Card 151 special set, due out in June.
Pokémon trading card game Japan has revealed details about the upcoming set Pokemon card 151, an expansion based on the original 151 Pokémon introduced in the Kanto region. This set is notable in that it’s the first time we’ve seen a new Kadabra card in 21 years. Kadabra has not been in the Pokémon TCG since Mage Uri Geller sued the company over Kadabra’s design, which he says was inspired by his spoon-bending technique. Just three years ago, Geller withdrew his lawsuit and publicly apologized to Pokémon fans for the restrictions placed on the use of Kadabra as a result of this highly popular lawsuit. Aside from the return of Kadabra, this expansion is notable in that it will be in the Pokédex order, where normal sets are primarily organized by type. This set will be released in Japan on June 16th and there are currently no details on the English language release. I tend to think this will be the first special set of the Scarlet & Violet Era for English speaking collectors but as yet there is no way of telling how Pokemon card 151 will show up in the States. Today, let’s take a look at the set’s Onix card.
Onix was once one of the most well-known Pokémon. Onix was prominent during the Kanto era when there were only 151 Pokémon and Ash ran in the anime with Misty and Brock. It was Brock’s signature Pokemon and was terrifying despite not showing much of its actual power. This Onix card is illustrated by Shin Nagasawawho contributed to it Pokémon trading card game since 2009 Platinum – Supreme Winners. Nagasawa was very active during the current Scarlet & Violet Era and draws new species like Glimmora, Nymble, Paldean Tauros, Toedscool, Wiglett, Cetoodle and more.
Japanese sets often give us an early idea of what the English language sets might contain, so keep an eye on our coverage. Stay tuned for Scarlet & Violet era card previews and updates on everything Pokémon trading card game here at Bleeding Cool.