With Astral Radiance just a few weeks away, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the best Dialga and Palkia cards from Pokemon TCG’s history. This first article will look at the top 5 Dialga cards before Astral Radiance releases on May 27th.
Palkia & Dialga (Legend)
Part of Pokemon HS – Triumphant which was released in November 2010, the Palkia & Dialga Legend cards are one of the best examples of Pokemon’s Time & Space legendaries. The cards show the two Pokemon combining across two cards forming an epic combination that screams legendary power.
Arceus & Dialga & Palkia GX (Alternate Art)
Cosmic Eclipse is one of the great, if not the greatest, modern Pokemon sets of all time. ADP Alternate Art just happens to be one of the main chase cards for the huge Sun & Moon expansion. We all know ADP as a dominant Pokemon TCG deck throughout the Sun & Moon era thanks to the sheer OP effects of Altered Creation GX. The Alternate Art of the card by Kouki Saitou captures the legendary Creation trio and the sheer awe of their power. If I could only pick one Dialga or Palkia card it would have to be this.
Dialga EX (Full Art)
The silver Dialga EX full art is one of the most beautiful cards to see in person thanks to its almost invisible ink across the full card. Released as part of Pokemon XY: Phantom Forces back in 2014, this card feels mythical with its full span silver artwork. 5ban Graphics are very meh, to say the least, but this particular card overlooks that thanks to its uniqueness.
Dialga LV. X
Who doesn’t love LV. X cards? Dialga LV. X from 2008’s Great Encounters is a fantastic card thanks to its holo edges and impressive artwork by Ryo Ueda. The gold background adds to Dialga’s visible presence creating an awesome illusion of force within the card. LV. X made a return for Pokemon TCG: Celebrations and is to this day one of the best Pokemon TCG card types ever.
Origin Dialga V Alternate Art
Dialga’s Origin form released as part of Pokemon Legends: Arceus has had a mixed reception due to its strange shape change that made Dialga look almost pony-like. Time Gazer’s Origin Dialga V has taken that form and ran with it, creating an awesome Alternate Art card that looks fantastic alongside the blue colour of Dialga. Let’s hope Mitsuhiro Arita’s masterpiece is included as part of Astral Radiances set list!
Are you excited for Pokemon TCG: Astral Radiance? Which Dialga is your favourite Pokemon TCG card of all time?
John-Anthony Disotto – Ludkins Media Editor-in-Chief
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