Top 10 Most Expensive Pokemon Cards From Battle Styles

On March 19, 2021 the Pokemon Company officially launched their newest TCG set titled Battle Styles. Although product is becoming increasingly difficult to come by in stores due to the current scalping situation, Battle Styles came out in full-force, with many collectors and TCG players finding ways to source the new set, either by lucking out in stores or placing pre-orders online at (an ever increasing) number of small shops that carry Pokemon Cards. While Battle Styles was presumably geared more towards the card game because of the Rapid Strike and Single Strike mechanics, collectors soon discovered that Battle Styles had some very desirable chase cards. Because of interest from both collectors and TCG players, this set has seen a lot of success in 2021. Today we will be going over the top 10 most valuable Pokemon cards from Battle Styles - Make sure to bookmark this post for when you decide to rip some packs!

Try your luck at pulling these cards from the following Pokemon card products:
Battle Styles Booster Box
Battle Styles Booster Box
Battle Styles Elite Trainer Box
Battle Styles Elite Trainer Box
Battle Styles Booster Packs
Battle Styles Booster Packs
Battle Styles 3 Pack Blisters
Battle Styles 3-Pack Blisters

#10. Cheryl Rainbow Secret Rare - 173/163

Full Art and Rainbow Rare Trainers have been really ramping up in value lately as collectors seem to really be taking a liking to these collectibles. Full Art cards are not very old for the TCG - First introduced as recently as the Black and White era in 2011 and really only picking up in popularity the past couple of years.

Cheryl was introduced in Diamond and Pearl and got her debut in Pokemon Battle Styles. In addition to this Rainbow Rare version, Cheryl also has a regular Full Art version that isn't too far in value from this one. If we extended this list, the Full Art Cheryl would come in at #14 at around $30 at the time of writing.

Rainbow Secret Rare Cheryl 173/163 is currently valued around $35 at the time of writing.

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#9. Single Strike Urshifu VMAX Rainbow Secret Rare - 167/163

If the theme of Battle Styles is TCG-centered mechanics, then the mascot is definitely Urshifu. Urshifu is a new Fighting-type Legendary Pokemon that was introduced in Generation 8 in Sword and Shield. Urshifu can be found 12 times in this set in a wide variety of styles and rarities.

Perhaps it goes without saying, but with so many Urshifu cards featured in Battle Styles you can definitely bet this won't be the only time this Pokemon is featured on our top 10 most expensive Battle Styles cards list. 

Rainbow Secret Rare Single Strike Urshifu VMAX 167/163 is currently valued around $38 at the time of writing.

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#8. Phoebe Full Art - 161/163

Phoebe is a more old-school character from the Pokemon world, having been introduced first in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire in Japan back in 2002 and in North America in early 2003. Phoebe is a member of the Hoenn Elite Four, and though her outfit may lead you to believe she specializes in Water Pokemon, she is actually a Ghost-type Trainer.

Phoebe is featured 3 times in Battle Styles, once as a regular Holo, once as a Full Art Ultra-Rare, and once as a (Spoiler-Alert) Rainbow Secret Rare. The beautiful detail and full design of this card has lead the Phoebe Full Art and Rainbow Rare versions to fetch a premium price amongst collectors.

Full Art Ultra-Rare Phoebe 161/163 is currently valued around $41 at the time of writing.

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#7. Empoleon V Alternate Full Art - 146/163
Empoleon V Alternate Art - 146/163 - Battle Styles

Alternate-Art cards have been a big hit, particularly in the Pokemon Team Up set. They can be found as promos (a prominent example being the Rayquaza GX 177a featured in the Hidden Fates Ultra-Premium collection) and as regular cards in the set. Battle Styles is the first Sword and Shield set to feature Alternate-Art style cards.

At #7 on our list we have the Rapid-Strike Empoleon Alternate Full Art card. Empoleon was introduced in Generation 4 as the fully evolved form of Piplup. Battle Styles features 6 Alternate-Art cards, with the least expensive one still fetching around $30. No matter what Alternate-Art Pokemon card you pull in Battle Styles, you can be sure it's a valuable one.

Empoleon V Alternate Full Art 146/163 is currently valued around $42 at the time of writing.

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#6. Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Rainbow Secret Rare - 169/163

Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Hyper Rare - 169/163 - Battle Styles

Once again Urshifu makes our list, this time coming in at #6. His previous appearance at #9 was his Single-Strike form Rainbow Rare, while this version is the Rapid-Strike form. Surprisingly these Rainbow Secret Rare versions of Urshifu aren't even in the top 5 of the most valuable cards from this set, and Urshifu isn't finished being featured on this list! Can you guess what Urshifu appearances in this set are more valuable?

This Rainbow Rare Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Secret Rare has G-Max Rapid Flow which discards all energy from Urshifu and deals 120 damage to 2 of the opponent's Pokemon. Urshifu was introduced intending to play a big part in the TCG.

Rainbow Secret Rare Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX 169/163 is currently valued around $46 at the time of writing.

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#5. Phoebe Rainbow Secret Rare - 175/163

Phoebe Hyper Rare - 175/163 - Battle Styles

At #5 we get to see a familiar face! Phoebe once again makes our list after landing at #8 in her Full Art form. A Full Art Rainbow Rare Trainer being featured so high on the list even above the Rainbow Rare Legendary Pokemon is a testament to the fact that Trainers are really taking their place as desirable collectibles.

Traditionally Trainers have always been the least desired cards in Pokemon sets, perhaps only rivaled by Energy cards. Because of this, collectors were slow to adopt Full Art trainers with the expectation that they may follow a similar path. Years later, it is abundantly clear that Full Art trainers have set themselves apart from the fate of regular Trainers.

Rainbow Secret Rare Phoebe 175/163 is currently valued around $50 at the time of writing.

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#4. Houndoom Gold Secret Rare - 179/163

The fact that we've already broken $50 at #5 on this list is a clear indication of the current value of Battle Styles, despite the fact that it was initially viewed by many collectors as being less collectible since it primarily focused on TCG mechanics. While there are several other Gold Secret Rares available in Battle-Styles, this is surprisingly the only one to land on our top 10!

Houndoom was first introduced in Generation 2 in Pokemon Gold and Silver in 1999 in Japan and 2000 in North America and is the evolved form of Houndour. Houndoom has always been a popular Pokemon and this Gold Secret Rare version from Battle Styles is highly sought-after. 

Gold Secret Rare Houndoom 179/163 is currently valued around $53 at the time of writing.

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#3. Single Strike Urshifu VMAX Alternate Art Secret Rare - 168/163

Single Strike Urshifu VMAX Alternate Art - 168/163 - Battle Styles

Surely you recognize this guy by now. Urshifu once again makes our list at #3 in his Single Strike VMAX form - So what makes this different from the previous Urshifu cards? Like #7 on our list, the value of this Urshifu comes from the fact that it is a popular Alternate-art card and a Secret Rare.

This Single Strike version of Urshifu has G-Max One Blow which discards all Energy cards from Urshifu and deals 270 damage to the opponent's Pokemon. The attack isn't affected by any effects on their active Pokemon.

Secret Rare Single Strike Urshifu VMAX Alternate Art 168/163 is currently valued around $64 at the time of writing.

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#2. Tyranitar V Alternate Full Art - 155/163

At #2 we have a massive step-up in value. Ever since day 1 of Battle Styles this card has been the number one chase card for most of the community. This Tyranitar V Alternate Art card fetches more than double the value of #3 and it's easy to see why this card has left such an impact on the collecting community.

The design of the Tyranitar V Alternate Art is extremely unique and highly collectible. it showcases a passed-out Tyranitar clearly having consumed too much food. Behind a nearby tree you can see a Pignite hiding, taking stock of the situation. This card is a clear step-up in style and design from the rest of the set.

Full Art Tyranitar V Alternate Art 155/163 is currently valued around $130 at the time of writing.

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#1. Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Alternate Art Secret Rare - 170/163

And finally we arrive at the number one most expensive card from the Battle Styles set. With how often Urshifu has been featured on this list, it is likely no surprise to find him once again at #1 in the Alternate Art Secret Rare form.

If Tyranitar V Alternate Art showcases the most unique design, then Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Alternate Art definitely showcases the most stunning design. This card doesn't waste any space, depicting Urshifu in an impressive display of VMAX strength and filling the card in true Full Art fashion. If you look really close you can also find a number of Pokemon featured on the card, having been caught in Urshifu's attack. 

Secret Rare Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX Alternate Art 170/163 is currently valued around $150 at the time of writing.

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Try your luck at pulling these cards from the following Pokemon card products:
Battle Styles Booster Box
Battle Styles Booster Box
Battle Styles Elite Trainer Box
Battle Styles Elite Trainer Box
Battle Styles Booster Packs
Battle Styles Booster Packs
Battle Styles 3 Pack Blisters
Battle Styles 3-Pack Blisters
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