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How much does it cost to complete Pokemon TCG: Scarlet & Violet Base Master Set?

January 9, 2024

A brand new series of Pokemon TCG is upon us and Scarlet and Violet Base Set is the first set to be released for generation IX games! If you're looking to complete this set, we've broken down the cost of each individual card if you buy Pokemon TCG Singles.

Scarlet and Violet Base Set was released on March 31st, 2023 and includes over 200 new cards for Pokemon TCG fans to collect. This set also introduced brand new rarities and changed the way Booster Packs gave out cards (now up to 3 rare cards per pack!).

Pokemon TCG Scarlet & Violet Base Rarity Breakdown

Before we check the total cost, it's a good idea to take a look at how many rare cards we are going to need to purchase. In Pokemon TCG, the most expensive cards are usually the holo and secret rare cards and these are the ones that are going to cost us the most money.

There are a total of 444 cards in Pokemon TCG Scarlet & Violet Base, including 186 Reverse Cards.

If you're looking to complete the Scarlet & Violet Base Master Set, you're going to have to collect every reverse card as well! The prices on reverse cards usually less than $1 each, but when there are hundreds to collect, it soon adds up!

Rarity Total Amount
Hyper Rare 6
Special Illustration Rare 10
Double Rare Holo 12
Ultra Rare 20
Rare Holo 21
Illustration Rare 24
Uncommon 60
Common 105
Reverse Cards 186


Pokemon TCG Scarlet & Violet Base Master Set Cost


Below we've estimated the total cost of collecting the master set of Pokemon TCG Scarlet & Violet Base when you buy each card separately. A Master Set refers to collecting all cards available in the set, including the reverse cards.

The prices of each card are based on third-party marketplace data and are subject to change over time. The price of this set was calculated on 9th January 2024


$356.91 is the cost it takes to complete a Scarlet & Violet Base Master Set when buying each card individually based on the prices of 3rd party marketplaces. Don't forget to factor in shipping costs too!

Let's look at the rarity cost breakdown (includes reverse cards)...

Rarity Total Cost
Hyper Rare $46.12
Special Illustration Rare $110.19
Double Rare Holo $8.90
Ultra Rare $62.91
Rare Holo $5.86
Illustration Rare $85.30
Uncommon $18.19
Common $19.44


Pokemon TCG Scarlet & Violet Base Most Expensive Cards

The most expensive cards in Scarlet & Violet Base set at the time of writing this article (9th January 2024) are below. For the most up-to-date price, check out the Scarlet & Violet Base Set List




Special Illustration Rare

Gardevoir EX

Gardevoir EX


Special Illustration Rare

Miraidon EX

Miraidon EX


Special Illustration Rare

Nest Ball

Nest Ball


Hyper Rare




Special Illustration Rare




Illustration Rare

Rare Candy

Rare Candy


Hyper Rare

Koraidon EX

Koraidon EX


Special Illustration Rare




Illustration Rare




Ultra Rare

Now let's look at the most expensive cards from Scarlet & Violet Base by rarity...

Card Rarity Cost
Nest Ball Hyper Rare $13.19 (Holo)
Miriam Special Illustration Rare $28.98 (Holo)
Gardevoir EX Double Rare Holo $1.46 (Holo)
Arven Ultra Rare $9.24 (Holo)
Professor's Research Rare Holo $0.27 (Reverse)
Ralts Illustration Rare $10.69 (Holo)
Nest Ball Uncommon $1.73 (Reverse)
Growlithe Common $0.34 (Reverse)


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