Top 10 Most Expensive Pokémon Card 2021!

The 25th anniversary of Pokemon has seen some enormous releases. It’s been a big year for the Pokemon Trading Card Game as well.

In the games, we have New Pokemon Snap, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl. Evolving Skies, Fusion Strike, and Celebrations are just a few of the fantastic expansions that made 2021 a strong contender for one of the best years in the game’s history.

You might be wondering which cards in mass production were the most valued given the number of releases and cards available. We’re utilising TCGPlayer’s market prices for the cards from Shining Fates (including its Shiny Vault), Battle Styles, Chilling Reign, Evolving Skies, Fusion Strike, Celebrations (including the Classic Collection), the McDonald’s 25th Anniversary promos, and the First Partner Pack cards to figure that out.

We’re also omitting any limited-print one-off cards, like those presented to Post Malone and Katy Perry for their contributions to the series this year, as this is a list of cards that you might really actually own.

10. Chilling Reign: Snorlax (Golden Secret Rare) – $91.28

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One of Chilling Reign’s golden secret rares, Snorlax, comes first on the list. Although Snorlax is a very well-liked Pokemon, that doesn’t entirely explain why this card is so highly sought-after.

The sole golden secret rare card in the top 25 most valuable cards published in 2021, not only on this list, is this one. The shiny Mew from Celebrations, which ranks 26th and costs roughly half as much, is the next golden hidden rare.

9. Evolving Skies: Rayquaza V (Alternate Full Art) – $93.34

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This card in particular exemplifies why the Evolving Skies expansion was so fantastic. Rayquaza VMAX, a massive Rayquaza flying through the air with a reference to the fairly obscure OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire character Zinnia, did a particularly good job of highlighting the expansion’s dragon motif. Rayquaza will still appear on this list in the future, but its card art this year is unquestionably its best.

8. Sylveon VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) for Evolving Skies costs $94.53

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Sylveon VMAX is one of three eeveelution VMAXes that can be found in the top 10 Pokémon of 2021, continuing the dominance of Evolving Skies over this list. One of the standout examples of this tendency is the Marshow slipping down Sylveon VMAX’s scarf in this year’s hidden art, which frequently depicts Pokemon unwinding in peaceful settings.

7. Fusion Strike: Gengar VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) – $103.23

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The most recent expansion, Fusion Strike, debuted in November, and Gengar VMAX was its most valuable card. It is still the first card on our list to be worth over $100, despite the fact that its value has decreased by approximately $80 since then. Fantastic artwork by Sowsow gives this card a chalky, scratchy texture that is uncommon in playing cards.

6. Chilling Reign: Blaziken VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) – $106.58

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Blaziken VMAX’s artwork by Shigenori Negishi is contentious, but its vivid colours and strong lines undoubtedly make it the year’s most striking card. It makes natural that Blaziken is succeeding so well in Chilling Reign since it ranks right up there with Charizard as one of the most widely-liked starter Pokemon. Since Chilling Reign’s release, its value has held up rather well, declining by only approximately $30 since June.

5. Fusion Strike: Mew VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) – $115.23

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Fantastic Mew VMAX from Fusion Strike’s artwork. It is so, so good how it is flinging about black cabs someplace in Galar and just enjoying the fun of its life. Additionally, it has maintained its value well; other Mew cards from Fusion Strike have fallen to about 20th position, but this one has risen to become the third most valuable card in Fusion Strike and the fifth most valuable card in any expansion that was released this year.

4. Fusion Strike: Espeon VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) – $122.27

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Espeon VMAX, the final Fusion Strike card on the list, has surpassed Gengar VMAX to become the expansion’s new most valuable card. It’s simple to understand why, though, as one of the prettiest pieces of game art in a very long time features a drowsy, enormous Espeon lying on a Tudor-style roof.

3. Shining Fates (Shiny Vault): Charizard VMAX – $127.87

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The collector-focused release, which debuted just at the beginning of 2021, included a large number of Pokemon in their gleaming alternate colours. This shining Charizard VMAX was the most valuable card discovered in the “Shiny Vault,” which included foil, shiny copies of well-known Pokemon.

Charizard usage has been really low this year, which is a surefire way for an expansion to be popular. The Celebrations Classic Collection Charizard, a reprint of the enormously costly Base Set, is the year’s other major Charizard card and is presently sitting in 13th place, at an asking price of $84.62.

2. Evolving Skies: Rayquaza VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) – $165.25

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Rayquaza is back in his VMAX form this time. It has a massively gigantic Rayquaza flying across the mountains in a shower of VMAX energy, despite the fact that the artwork for this one is a little less striking than the V painting with Zinnia on it.

The card with the largest annual value reduction is Rayquaza VMAX, which is an unfortunate distinction. The price has dropped by more than $200 since its August launch from roughly $390.22 to the present. However, $165.25 for a card is not a bad price, and it has stabilised since August, when it had its largest decline.

1.Evolving Skies: Umbreon VMAX (Alternate Secret Art) – $173.87

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Since Umbreon is the most well-known Eeveelution, it is not surprising that it will be the most valued card produced in 2021. A VMAX’d Umbreon is seen in this wonderful piece of art by Keiichiro Ito reaching for the moon on a lovely, sea-green night. Due to their important role in Evolving Skies, Eeveelutions have absolutely dominated this year, therefore it seems sense to see one soar to the top of our ranking.

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