This article takes a look at the cards most likely to be the Evolving Skies Chase Cards.
What are Chase Cards?
Chase cards are rare cards often with a 1/100 or less chance of being inside a booster pack. They are often one of the ultra rare or secret rare cards from an expansion set. If there is a full art Charizard in a set it is highly likely to be a Chase card but in sets without a Charizard card it is more a case of the cards that hold the most appeal due to their artwork, their rarity or their value.
The Evolving Skies expansion set is due to release on 27th August 2021. The set contains a total of 237 cards, 34 of which are secret rare cards. Evolving Skies also has 38 ultra rares, many of which are alternate art versions. In total there are 87 full art cards in the set which means it has great appeal for collectors.
However, with a set list of 237 cards and 87 full art cards the pull rate for these cards will be low. It is predicted that the pull rate for the top Evolving Skies chase cards is likely to be around 1/10,000.
Evolving Skies is based on the Japanese sets Skyscraping Perfection and Blue Sky Stream which were released on 9th July 2021. This means that it is possible to see which cards are the rarist and most sought after in Japan.
Our Top 5 Evolving Skies Chase Cards Prediction
Please Note: Pictures will be updated with Evolving Skies images when they become available.
Top of the list is the Ultra Rare Alternate Art Rapid Strike Rayquaza VMAX which is currently selling on Ebay for around £600. Rayquaza is a popular dragon-type Pokémon that features in the pack artwork for the set. The image shows Rayquaza in Gigantamax form flying over a dense forest with mountains in the background.
Next is Ultra Rare Alternate Art Single Strike Umbreon VMAX which will set you back around £550. Umbreon in Gigantamax form is perched atop a building looking out over a body of water in which is reflected a cloudy and starry night sky.
Following close behind is the Ultra Rare Alternate Art Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX. Currently selling for around £500 on Ebay this card features Sylveon in the centre of a garden landscape with Eevee in the foreground and background.
Another card that is very likely to be a fan favourite is the Alternate art Rayquaza V. The card shows Rayquaza spiralling away from a trainer and her Pokémon into a deep blue sky with sandy hills beneath. This card is currently selling for around £200.
Our fifth Chase Card prediction is the Ultra Rare full art trainer card Zinnia’s Resolve. Full art trainer cards are always popular and the artwork for this card shows Zinnia holding firm against a swirl of cloud that seeks to engulf her. Currently on sale for around £150 on Ebay.
Looking at the Japanese equivalents, the artwork for all the ultra rare, particularly the alternate art versions, is stunning. It will be interesting to see if our top 5 predictions are correct or whether other cards from the set take their place.