Fusion Strike is the biggest Pokemon TCG set of the Sword And Shield series and so we've picked out the best cards to pull from this humongous set! With a total of 284 cards, Fusion Strike is also the last set to come out in 2021 for the Pokemon TCG and marks the end of a very exciting 12 months for collectors.
Fusion Strike is based on the Japanese set Fusion Arts, but also includes several cards that were cut from other sets like Evolving Skies and several other promotional sets that never got translated into English cards, which is probably one of the reasons why this set is so big.
Mew is the central character of this set, coming in with 6 different card versions, including an alternative-art and Rainbow Rare. There are also 20 Secret Rare cards, with Flaaffy getting the Gold Card treatment for this set.
Fusion Strike can be purchased in Booster Boxes containing 36 Booster Packs. You'll also get the pink Elite Trainer Box that has 8 Booster packs and everything else you need to start playing the Pokemon TCG game. These Booster Packs also contain new Pokemon TCG Live Code Cards to use with the new online version of the game (which has been delayed until 2022).
The popularity of this set remains to be seen; with global shortages all over the world and Pokemon TCG fans coming off a huge release in Celebrations Set, this set is hard to call on whether it will sit on shelves. So far there have already been delays with shipping Elite Trainer Boxes for Fusion Strike and other products.
Best Cards from Fusion Strike
With over 284 cards to choose from, we've chosen the best cards you'll want to pull from Fusion Strike below!
Starting off the top pulls list for Fusion Strike is this Mew V alternative full-art card. Part of the main set, #251 sees Mew alongside several other Pokemon with a unique art-style by artist Naoki Saito. Early indicators are that many of the Mew cards from Fusion Strike will be the most expensive to buy as singles.
Rainbow Rares are always awesome cards to pull from Pokemon TCG sets, and with this set featuring Mew heavily, we think the Rainbow Rare Mew is a perfect addition to this top list of Fusion Strike pulls. If you're not a fan of Rainbow Rares (WHY?!) you can also pull this card in it's VMAX version with full-art in tact. Currently, the Rainbow Rare Mew is hitting highs of $150.00 at the time of writing this, though expect it to come down as more fans rip open boosters.
This Gengar VMAX alternative-art is going to be many fan's favorite of the Fusion Strike set and it shows early on with it's price hitting over $170.00 USD! Gengar is Mew's partner in this set, with three different card varieties to collect. Both of these Pokemon are generation I Pokemon, which shows that the first generation Pokemon are still some of the most popular considering they've been heavily featured in the Sword & Shields series.
Elesa's Sparkle is the full-art trainer we've chosen for the best trainer to pull from Fusion Strike. There is a Rainbow Rare and normal full-art version of this card, and it does seem to be the most popular trainer card out of the set. Elesa is a Gym Leader from the Unova region featured in Pokemon Black & White series.
Secret Rare Holo
The Gold Card Pokemon of the TCG sets are always popular pulls and it's surprising there is only one Pokemon in gold for Fusion Strike, especially considering it's such a huge set! Flaaffy is a generation II Pokemon and certainly fits the pink theme of Fusion Strike.
If you didn't get your Eevee fix from Evolving Skies, this Espeon VMAX ultra-rare card will give you another taste of that Eevee magic. As you can imagine, this card was cut from the Evolving Skies set and so many fans will be happy to see it finally getting into an English set. There are still a few other Eevee Evolutions cards that are missing from the Japanese Eevee Heroes' set, so we may yet see them too!
Celebi got a lot of love in Chilling Reign set released earlier this year and has also featured as an Amazing Rare card in Vivid Voltage. Fusion Strike gives us an ultra-rare Celebi V card to chase, with it currently going for around $50, which is quite high for a ultra-rare V and shows that many fans love this artwork of the flying bug / psychic Pokemon.
Rare Holo VMAX
The regular Gengar VMAX also makes our list of top pulls from Fusion Strike. They really like depicting Gengar's long tongue causing chaos in these prints eh? Luckily, if this is one of your favorite cards to pull it shouldn't be too difficulty as it's just a regular VMAX rarity.
Rare Holo VMAX
The Mew VMAX regular is currently going for over $30, but it's still early days. This is still one of the best looking cards in the entire set and a must have for Mew fans. This is the same pose used in the Rainbow Rare also, but we definitely like this version more.
If you're sick of Mew, let us know in the comments! The final Mew in our top picks is the alternative-art Mew VMAX Secret Rare card, currently hitting over $150.00 on auction sites. The VMAX is beating the Mew V alternative art (at the top of this article) so far in terms of price. Which one is your favorite?
Let us know in the comments of any missed cards you think should be in the top pulls of Fusion Strike. You can view the entire set in on Pokemon TCG Fusion Strike Card List database.