Pokemon Battle Styles List – The Best, Rarest and Most Expensive Cards

Here are the cards we love from the latest TCG Set.

By Sam Woods

March 19, 2021

It’s that time of the year when the Pokemon Trading Card Game releases its next card set.

This time out, we have Battle Styles, a set that is focused around the first set of Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, The Isle of Armor.

Within the set, there is an awesome range of cards with a particular focus on the new Single/Rapid Strike styles.

Here are the cards we’ve found to be the most expensive as well as the ones we think just look the coolest from Battle Styles.

  • MORE POKEMON CARDS – Pokemon Shining Fates – The Best, Rarest and Most Expensive Cards

Battle Styles Most Expensive Cards

There are a few cards within the recent Pokemon Battle Styles TCG Set that are already selling for a decent buck, despite the set only launching today. These prices are likely to fluctuate, but for now, here are the current most expensive cards on eBay:

  • Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX – 170/163 (£155/$216)
  • Tyranitar V – 155/163 (£130/$181)
  • Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Rainbow Rare – 169/163 (£100/$139)
  • Houndoom Secret Rare Gold – 179/163 (£100/$139)
  • Single Strike Urshifu VMAX – 168/163 (£95/$132)
  • Phoebe Rainbow Rare – 175/163 (£69/$96)
  • Empoleon V – 146/163 (£65/$91)
  • Urshifu VMax Rainbow Rare – 169/163 (£60/$84)
  • Cheryl Rainbow Rare –  173/163 (£60/$84)

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Rarest Cards

The above value chart gives a good indication of which cards are likely to be the rarest. This time out, unlike Shining Fates, there is no incredibly rare Charizard card, but there are still some that could prove difficult to acquire.

Battle Styles Best Cards

Now, don’t go thinking this is an official ranking, it’s not. These are just the 5 cards that I think are the best available in the new Battle Styles set.

5/ Mawile

There’s nothing particularly special about this card, and I’m not even a huge Mawile fan but, there’s something about the art that just makes it look cool. It could be the watercolour style or the giant mouth-claw but good job Mawile.

4/ Coalossal

Coalossal is one of the best looking new Pokemon from Sword and Shield and this card absolutely exemplifies that. Nothing more can be said, other than it looks like a monster.

3/ Empoleon V

Like Mawile, I’m not a massive Empoleon fan. It’s a fine Pokemon, just not one that blows me away but this card is special. I’m a big fan of full-art cards that have a bit of personality, and this certainly fits that bill. Standing in front of a scenic background, Empoleon is completing some martial arts training with Mienfoo and Falinks. It’s a really nice card.

2/ Single Strike Style Mustard

As well as full-art Pokemon cards with personality, I’m a big fan of full-art trainer/supporter cards. The artwork on this Single Strike Style Mustard card is fantastic and is one that will almost certainly look even better up close and personal.

1/ Tyranitar V

Not only is this one of the best cards in the Battle Styles set, but I think this could be one of the coolest cards in recent memory. Tyranitar is already a complete badass but with a card like this, his levels are elevated even further. On the card, Tyranitar is living his best life, after devouring a ton of food with Pignite, he’s fallen asleep in the sun. Oh to live the life of a Tyranitar.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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