Most Expensive Cards in Scarlet and Violet: 10 Base Set Cards to Look For

Witness the wonders of Paldea by pulling the most expensive cards in Scarlet and Violet base set! Apart from being the first set to introduce

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most expensive cards in Scarlet and Violet

Witness the wonders of Paldea by pulling the most expensive cards in Scarlet and Violet base set!

Apart from being the first set to introduce Generation IX Pokemon, Pokemon TCG Scarlet and Violet became the foothold for many changes in the current card design, such as the addition of gray border and expansion codes.

And despite the growing number of expansions being released for the Scarlet and Violet series, several cards from its base set are expected to maintain their high price tags, making them worthy collectibles for TCG fans.

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If you recently bought some packs of Scarlet and Violet base set, keep your eyes on the following cards that are the most valuable in the market today:

10. Miriam (Ultra Rare)

Miriam – 238 (Ultra Rare)
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The cute and caring nurse of Uva Academy takes her charm in Pokemon TCG as one of the chase cards in the Scarlet and Violet base set.

This Trainer card features a full art of the alluring nurse Miriam, as well as a supporter effect that allows you to revive five Pokemon from your discard pile by putting them back to your deck.

9. Koraidon ex (Special Illustration Rare)

Koraidon Ex – 247 (Special Illustration Rare)
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Being the face of an entire Pokemon generation alone is enough to justify a Koraidon ex’s price.

Though it’s not as powerful as other ex cards, this Koraidon ex has a beautiful artwork that also portrays a running Dedenne.

8. Arven (Ultra Rare)

Arven – 235 (Ultra Rare)
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With a will as strong as a sturdy Masbostiff, Arven is more than just an excellent sandwich maker; he is an explorer that gave us a better look at how diversified the Pokemon species of Paldea are.

Considering the popularity and relevance of Arven in the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet games, it is no surprise that the first printings of an Ultra Rare Arven card will fetch a good price.

7. Ralts (Illustration Rare)

Ralts – 211 (Illustration Rare)
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Most basic Pokemon cards are quite cheap, since you can pull lots of them in a single booster pack. But that won’t be the case with this Illustration Rare Ralts card.

Talking about an eye-candy of a card, this Ralts’ artwork follows a particular story if you tried to check the other full-art cards under its evolution line.

6. Arven (Special Illustration Rare)

Arven – 249 (Special Illustration Rare)
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Halfway through our list is yet another Arven card with a better artwork.

We’ve mentioned earlier that Arven is an excellent sandwich maker, and there’s no other way to prove it than this card showing Arven preparing sandwiches, and helping you get some good utility cards from your deck.

5. Rare Candy (Hyper Rare)

Rare Candy – 256 (Hyper Rare)
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Hyper Rare cards are known for their premium gold-plated backgrounds and are easily distinguishable from most cards in the Scarlet and Violet set.

This Rare candy, the second most expensive Hyper Rare card in the entire set, does the very same thing that makes it easier to win games: evolve a Basic Pokemon straight into its Stage 2 form.

4. Nest Ball (Hyper Rare)

Nest Ball – 255 (Hyper Rare)
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The most expensive Hyper Rare card in the set so far is no other than his Nest Ball card, which can get you a Basic Pokemon card from your deck.

The Nest ball is a classic staple for many Pokemon TCG deck builds, thanks to its straightforward trainer effect. Pulling a Hyper Rare Nest ball card can be a rare sight, resulting in its high price.

3. Miraidon ex (Special Illustration Rare)

Miraidon Ex – 244 (Special Illustration Rare)
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It’s hard to imagine a Scarlet and Violet set without its two mascot Pokemon: Koraidon and Miraidon.

The two Pokemon cards mirror each other in terms of abilities and moves, but Miraidon ex has twice the current price of Koraidon ex, probably because more people loved Pokemon Violet according to some online forums, such as this one.

2. Gardevoir ex (Special Illustration Rare)

Gardevoir Ex – 245 (Special Illustration Rare)
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Gardevoir-based decks have been considered meta in the recent years, thanks to its versatility and compatibility with a wide range of other cards.

However, this Gardevoir ex has something more to offer–it’s aesthetically pleasing artwork featuring a wholesome view of Gardevoir interacting with its owners.

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1. Miriam (Special Illustration Rare)

Miriam – 251 (Special Illustration Rare)
Credit: Creatures Inc.

What a way to start and end this list with you’ve guessed it – Miriam!

This Special Illustration Rare Miriam card remains the most valuable card in the Scarlet and Violet base set, simply because of the character’s fanbase, as well as her unique, pink-themed alternate artwork.

Most Expensive Cards in Scarlet and Violet: The Bottom Line

The most expensive cards in Scarlet and Violet are a worthy investment for your Pokemon TCG collection for 2024, considering that they belong to a set that made Pokemon cards look like the way they are right now.

The set also provides new opportunities for other beautiful cards to grow in value, since it doesn’t have OP legendaries or heavy fan-favorites, such as Charizard.

Nevertheless, good luck with opening your packs!

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Celsos

From his man cave in the Philippines, Celsos hoards a box full of Pokemon cards. He loves everything about Pokemon, but he also enjoys other things like playing video games, reading Tolkien's books, and writing. He currently works as the editor and writer for PokeCard HQ.

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