Pokemon TCG Japan: Incandescent Arcana Preview: Radiant Alakazam

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One of the most anticipated Pokémon TCG the sets arriving in Japan this year have now been revealed. Incandescent Arcana is slated for release on September 2, 2022 in Japan. Unlike the previous direct Japanese set, the Origin Forme Giratina theme Lost Abyss which brought back the Lost Zone mechanic, this set will include rare characters and Radiant Pokémon. Leading this set is the unusual yet exciting Alolan Vulpix VSTAR, which follows the fun trend of Pikachu and Eevee Ultra Rares, where it’s the cute, iconic shape that gets the functionality rather than the over the top evolution. This set, along with the subsequent main series Paradigm Trigger Japanese set, which will focus on Lugia, will be the basis for the fourth and final English-language Sword & Shield set of 2022, which is expected to close out the era. Today we continue our Incandescent Arcana seen with another Radiant Pokemon.

Glowing arcane cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG

The latest Radiant Pokemon from Incandescent Arcana was revealed as Radiant Alakazam. Akira Komayama reveals this card, which depicts the Shiny version of Alakazam, using his trademark spoons. Shiny Alakazam’s color scheme works incredibly well with the color of the Psychic type card with the Radiant reverse holo pattern playing on it. This is definitely the one I can’t wait to shoot silver storm.

Since the special card strikes that can be fired in reverse holo slots usually don’t last long, I think we’re nearing the end of the line for Radiant Pokémon. Which Shiny species would you like to see receive the Radiant treatment before the Sword and Shield era ends?

Japanese sets often give us a first taste of what English sets might include, so be sure to keep an eye out for our coverage. You can stay tuned for previews of Incandescent Arcana maps as well as updates on everything Pokémon TCG right here at Bleeding Cool.

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