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Shining Pokemon, Crystal Pokemon and Star Pokemon Trading Cards
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Shining Pokemon, Crystal Pokemon and Star Pokemon Trading Cards
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11-26-2012, 07:40 PM
We all know Shiny Pokemon exist in video games, but they also exist in the TCG.

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Shining Pokemon were Basic Pokemon cards with the Pokemon sporting their alternate or "shiny" colorings. However, their attacks were complex, forcing you to mix Energies in order to attack, and most of these attacks barely did anything, or sometimes, had effects to possibly null the attempted attack. You were also only allowed one copy of a Shining Pokemon of your choice in your Deck.

Next up were the Crystal Monsters, and these were even more of a pain then Shining Pokemon were. There were a handful of Pokemon that were evolutions like Kingdra, Crobat and Golem, and unlike Shining Pokemon, Crystal Pokemon were NOT treated as Basic Pokemon, and had to be evolved to play them if need be. They also suffered from the same pratfall as Shining Pokemon with the bizarre Energy combinations, although obscenely more apparent.

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Take Crystal Kingdra's Dual Burn attack. Two Psychic Energies, one Electric and one Colorless Energy for an attack that only does 60 damage. Plus, if you flipped tails on it's effect, one of those Energies has to be discarded (for each tail flipped out of 2). These cards were pretty much just for show, and were pretty much cannon fodder in a competitive deck.

The final set of shiny Pokemon cards were the "Star" Pokemon cards, named that way because of the star icon in the name at the top of the card.

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These Pokemon, like the Shining Pokemon, were Basic cards, and only 1 Star card was allowed in your Deck.

These cards were pretty balanced, most sporting attacks that the Pokemon could learn in game (for example Flareon 'Star''s attack is Flamethrower, an attack Flareon can learn in-game). Star cards are also the most balanced of the three sets, and the attacks don't have bizarre Energy combinations or power shortages when it comes to attacks, but they, like their previous incarnations, are just for show, even though these cards were the most balanced.

So, these are the 3 sets of "Shiny" Pokemon cards. The question is; did you have any of these cards growing up?

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11-27-2012, 10:21 PM
I have an Alakazam Star card, as well as the three Crown Beast ones, but that's about it. Growing up, I had hordes of Light and Dark cards, but no Shining or Crystal ones. Ah well.


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11-28-2012, 12:11 AM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2012, 12:33 AM by smoakdragon.)
(11-27-2012, 10:21 PM)Incineration~ Wrote: I have an Alakazam Star card, as well as the three Crown Beast ones, but that's about it. Growing up, I had hordes of Light and Dark cards, but no Shining or Crystal ones. Ah well.

Like Incineration, I have a few Light (Golduck and I thin Azumarill) and Dark (Charizard, Blastoise, Flareon, Dragonair, Crobat, Gyarados, Marowak, and Magacargo... probably a few more XD) Pokemon Cards.

Edit: I actually went through my Pokemon cards (yes I really looked through all of them) and found more light and dark Pokemon cards :3

As for the starred "shiny" Pokemon Cards I have a Jolteon... but I'm pretty sure it came in a deck. (So that one doesn't really count!
And I have a couple Pokemon cards that don't fall under any of these categories, but they still have colors of a shiny version of that Pokemon (they're Lotad and Yanma by the way). I'm not really sure if they're rare or not...

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12-01-2012, 12:07 AM
(11-28-2012, 12:11 AM)smoakdragon Wrote:
(11-27-2012, 10:21 PM)Incineration~ Wrote: I have an Alakazam Star card, as well as the three Crown Beast ones, but that's about it. Growing up, I had hordes of Light and Dark cards, but no Shining or Crystal ones. Ah well.

Like Incineration, I have a few Light (Golduck and I thin Azumarill) and Dark (Charizard, Blastoise, Flareon, Dragonair, Crobat, Gyarados, Marowak, and Magacargo... probably a few more XD) Pokemon Cards.

Edit: I actually went through my Pokemon cards (yes I really looked through all of them) and found more light and dark Pokemon cards :3

As for the starred "shiny" Pokemon Cards I have a Jolteon... but I'm pretty sure it came in a deck. (So that one doesn't really count!
And I have a couple Pokemon cards that don't fall under any of these categories, but they still have colors of a shiny version of that Pokemon (they're Lotad and Yanma by the way). I'm not really sure if they're rare or not...

I remember you saying u thought my bro and i had one of these cards XD i dont think we do thou XD

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12-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Shining Noctowl and Shining Magikarp are the ones I had.

I'm pretty sure I had a Star Slowbro.
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