What Shining and Crystal Cards would you like to see?

We are all probably very well acquainted with the Pokemon that have been featured as Shining Pokemon and are also familiar with the Crystal set. Many of us undoubtedly have some inner hopes of seeing more like these types of cards in the future.

The Shining Pokemon featured were generally of Pokemon that were easily recognized throughout the community as being mainly high-profile Pokemon. Pokemon like Charizard, Mewtwo, Mew, Gyarados, and Raichu were featured throughout the Neo Series, as well as some arguably low-profile Pokemon like Noctowl and Steelix. People loved these cards and the art they were featured in, and it’s hard to say any Pokemon was featured in a bad light.

The Crystal set featured some other high-profile Pokemon as well, but arguably showcased more low-profile Pokemon like Golem, Crobat, and Nidoking. It was a set unlike many others where they were colorless cards, but their moves, separated by three different color energies, gave spirals of colors emphasized in the cards they were in. They had some of the greatest art featured on a Pokemon set as well, where even a Golem can look incredible. In terms of set collections, this is easily one of the most sought after sets to complete.

The Pokemon featured as Shining Holographic Cards:

  1. Shining Gyarados
  2. Shining Magikarp
  3. Shining Celebi
  4. Shining Charizard
  5. Shining Kabutops
  6. Shining Mewtwo
  7. Shining Noctowl
  8. Shining Raichu
  9. Shining Steelix
  10. Shining Tyranitar
  11. Shining Mew

And the Pokemon featured as Crystal Holographic Cards:

  1. Kingdra
  2. Lugia
  3. Nidoking
  4. Celebi
  5. Charizard
  6. Crobat
  7. Golem
  8. Ho-Oh
  9. Kabutops

The question remains, though. If you could choose 11 different Pokemon to be represented as Shining, and 9 different Pokemon to be represented as Crystal, what Pokemon would you choose?


I would love to see some new Pokemon as Shinings, in addition to some old favorites. I’d like to see Shining Aegislash and Shining Hydreigon for one. We better have a shiny Greninja card soon as well. I’m wondering if the new gold-border trainers mean we’ll see new shiny cards?

As for crystals, I’d love a crystal Greninja too. I think it fits well with Greninja’s in-game ability Protean. I love crystal Ho-Oh so much, I really want a remake of that card. Also, crystal Milotic.

Crystal Clefable would be freaking amazing with the fairy-type background

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Shining ditto! :blush:


I’d be happy just to have a foil Lilypad Mew.

Shiny pachirisu, shiny jirachi, shiny purple (anime or mystery dungeon based) kekleon, shiny pink (anime based) butterfree! A secret rare holo reprint of the lilypad mew would be awesome. As for crystals, how about a onix (like in the anime, Diancie, and xerneas.


Lol, I was thinking ditto as well initially.

I’m so typical with this answer, but a shining eevee would be hella cute / popular.

shining poliwrath

I’d kill for a shining ditto! :blush:


Blastoise, Venusaur, Feraligatr, Typhlosion, Meganium, Blaziken, Sceptile, Torterra + the other Starters that i’m too tired to remember right now. :blush:

Crystal Typhlosion would be so cool.


Crystal Suicune, Entei and Raikou

Crystal onix for sure

They’d have to have original artworks to the same tune WOTC was printing back in the day. If we have any artists on the site, it would be awesome to see a few custom versions of the cards noted above.

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The crystal cards are even more unique in that each card has tinges of colors behind the text based on the energy types for each pokemon’s attacks. A subtle feature which adds to the beauty of these very rare cards :stuck_out_tongue:

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Shining dragonite, Shining Scyther, and shining Gengar = Win, Now close the thread.

Shining Alakazam, Gengar, Dragonite, Jolteon (electric), Umbreon :blush:. This could be a long list.

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Here’s a tough question: Which would be better as Crystals versus shinings & vice versa.

Shining Steelix → Crystal Steelix
Crystal Kingdra → Shining Kingdra


Honestly my wish was granted with the BW ultra rares. Shining exeggcute ftw