The popularity of Pokémon trading cards has never ended even today worldwide, Pokémon enthusiasts spend months, waiting for the release of different Pokémon packs. When a new series is finally released, individuals rush to the nearest stores or online platforms to grab and take a look at these beautiful wonders. 

Pokémon TCG keeps on updating and releasing different packs for their consumers. The pack sometimes belongs to a new series or sometimes an evolution form of the previous. Over here we will list the best Pokémon card packs to buy from a variety of rare card packs to valuable packs.

Our top 13 Best Pokemon packs to buy for rare cards

In a list of the top 13 best Pokémon card sets to buy, we will be providing you details and what are they best known for.

Sword And Shield

Belonging To the latest Sword and Shield, this series had one of the most updated Pokémon’s present inside it. This series also provides the best Pokémon packs to buy rare cards.

There are many packs that were released in the series, but some of the best are:

1) Sword and Shield booster display box (36)  brilliant star 

This from the whole series falls under the category of best value Pokémon card packs as it contains about 36 packs of booster boxes inside it. 

Booster boxes have different cards such as at least one or a maximum of three rare cards, a maximum of three unique cards, and up to 15 common or normal training cards. 

This booster pack is famous because it contains cards from the Sword and Shield series Brilliant Stars. This series contains over 170 cards which include the possibility of gaining at least one oversized Vmax Pokémon card, 25 to 30 art illustrated cards, from 20 to 25 special energy regards. There is also a 50% possibility of gaining an unknown or new Pokémon V-Star. This booster pack is valued up to 150$

This series was released by the end of February 2022. 

2)  Sword and Shield, Fusion strike (36) 

This pack provides the best Pokémon packs to buy for rare cards belonging to the category of Fusion Strike. It contains 36 packs 

Booster boxes have different cards such as at least one or a maximum of three rare cards, a maximum of three unique cards, and up to 15 common or normal training cards.  

This booster pack is famous because it contains cards from the Sword and Shield series Fusion Strike which was released before the series of Brilliant Stars. The series contained over 260 cards. It contains around 15 to 20 trainer cards and another 10-15 special energy cards, with at least 15 new strike cards of the fusion series, and a possibility of finding Pokémon that can kill their opponent with a single or rapid strike. 

This booster pack is valued up to 150$

This series was released by the end of November 2021.  

3)  Astral Radiance Booster display (36 pack) 

From the series part of Astral Radiance, this booster pack contains the best Pokémon card packs to buy separately. 

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As there are 36 packs present inside of it there are huge possibility of finding special cards. Booster boxes have different cards such as at least one or a maximum of three rare cards, a maximum of three unique cards, and up to 15 common or normal training cards.  

This booster pack is famous because it contains cards from the Sword and Shield series Astral Radiance. There were over 180 cards with a possibility of finding one oversized card.  

This booster pack is valued up to 150$

This series was released by the end of May 2022. 

 4)   Sword and Shield 3 Booster pack

Another Pokémon card packs worth buying from this category is the Sword and Shield booster pack of three containing cards from Brilliant Stars. 

Even though Brilliant Stars contain over 170 cards with the possibility of at least one V star and at least one enormous Pokémon Vmax card. 

This was your pack contains three packs with up to 10 trainer cards, one V star, and a 30% possibility of containing a special art trainer card. 

This booster pack is also famous for containing rare Pokémons from the Brilliant Star category such as Arceus and other energy cards. What makes this pack better is that it contains one code that can be redeemed in Pokémon.

This is a very budget-friendly option for the best Pokémon card booster packs in this series. 

5)    Sword and shield Sleeves booster pack 

Contains about 10 cards, worth its value as you won’t need a sleeve binder or hard case to protect your Pokémon. 

This bag contains at least one energy card and the possibility of finding a wild color, rainbow edition, vivid voltage expansion pack card. 

Vivid Voltage belonged to the series of Swords and Shields containing about 185 cards. This series is famous for containing at least two special energy cards out of which one can be found in this pack, a minimum of 10 trainer cards, a maximum number of 6 and a minimum of two Pokémon Vmax enormous cards, and a  possibility of minimum five Pokémon V cards. 

This series was released in 2020, and the cost of this book is under $5. 

 6)  Brilliant Stars Elite Trainer box 

This trainer box is the best Pokémon card sets to buy for beginner Pokémon players. To encourage the players, there is a proper manual and small gifts, such as Pokémon coins and markers to encourage the new players. 

This elite trainer box contains 10 packs from the Brilliant Star series of Swords and Shields. Brilliant stars contain over 170 cards with the possibility of at least one V star and at least one enormous Pokémon Vmax card. 

This elite trainer bag contains at least 40 energy cards of Pokémon TCG and at least 60 card sleeves featured by the famous Arceus. Other than providing players guideline book. It also contains six damage counters, dice, and special dividers to help organize the cards.

With all of these accessories, this is the best Pokémon card packs to buy under $60. 

 7) Tornadus, Thudurus, and Landorus cards Booster pack. 

Contains 2 booster packs which contain up to 10 cards and at least one energy card. This pack also includes a special promo code that can be redeemed in the game and an extra 2 to 3 cards that can either be a rare or a Vmax card or one or three from Tornadus, Thudurus, and Landorus cards. 

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Originally these Pokémons did not have any series released dedicated to them up to this time, but these Pokémon are famous because of a small conflict within the Pokémon’s of its region. Tornadus is under the category of flying Pokémon, but other than that Landorus is a ground type while Thudurus is an electrical Pokémon. 

 It is one of the Pokémon card packs worth buying under a budget of 15 dollars. 

As these Pokémons are rare to find, they hold a good value separately and can be sold for at least 6$ to $7 each. 

 8)     Vivid Voltage sleeved booster (10 cards). 

It is one of the best Pokémon packs to buy under a Budget of 15 dollars. 

Vivid Voltage belonged to the series of Sword and Shield containing about 185 cards. This series is famous for containing at least two special energy cards, out of which one can be found in this pack, a minimum of 10 trainer cards, a maximum number of 6 and a minimum of two Pokémon Vmax enormous cards, and a  possibility of minimum five Pokémon V cards. This pack is Charizard themed with at least one Charizard present inside the deck and up to 60 different cards.

This pack is valued at up to 50$.

From the series of Scarlet and Violet 

9)   Scarlet and Violet Booster display (36 pack) 

This from the whole series falls under the category of best value Pokémon card packs as it contains about 36 packs of booster boxes inside it. 

Each booster pack contains at least one energy card belonging to the series of Obsidian Flames of the Scarlet and Violet series of Pokemon. 

The Obsidian Flames contained over 190 cards, specifically themed in dark illustrations. This also contains a minimum of 10 trainer cards and at least 15 new Pokémon that weren’t released previously. Those new Pokémon can either belong to their categories or unique ones with their own strengths such as Dragonite. 

As this series contains 36 packs, you have a 20% possibility of gaining a brand-new Pokémon card from the series. This pack is famously known as ‘Raging Flames of Darkness’

This series was released in August of 2024. The value of this pack is estimated to reach up to $200.  

10)  Scarlet and Violet booster bundle (6 packs) 

This bundle is one of the best Pokémon card booster packs as it contains 6 packs from the latest series Scarlet and Violet’s Paradox Rift Latest series. It contains brand-new Pokémon and even strong and well-known Pokémon Mewtwo. It is like a mixture of the past, and the future for Pokémon lovers.

This series consists of over 180 cards with a minimum of 10 brand-new Pokémon that have never been heard of and dozens of specially crafted and illustrated cards for Pokémon enthusiastic collectors. There are a minimum of 10 trainer cards split present in each set. 

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Each of the six packs in this contains at least one energy card and 10 other cards, which can be trainer or other special cards (new ones such as Armarouge.) 

This pack is also known as ‘Undercover the Anomalies of Area Zero’. 

This series was released in the first week of November 2024 and after a while, this pack was released and became the top Pokémon card packs to buy under 30$=

11)  Scarlet and Violet booster pack

It’s belongs to one of the best Pokémon card packs to buy for profit as there are 30% possibility of finding rare cards and even special edition cards with different sizes. These different-sized Pokémon can easily sell for different prices that can reach up to $50.

12) Shining Fates Elite trainer box 

Next up is the Shining Fate Elite trainer box, which even on being released in 2021 is still considered as the best Pokémon card packs to buy in 2024. It also contains shiny Pokémon cards that are of great value and even special Pokémon Vmax and V cards. 

Belonging to the series part of Scarlet and Violet, the Shining fates contain over 190 cards and at least a minimum of 90 shiny Pokémon cards. These cards hold great value in the market as they can also be sold separately, making it one of the Pokémon card packs worth buying. 

Further on this elite box is also known as ‘Reveal a shiny destiny’ because it contains a special gold foil Vmax card, at least 40 energy cards, and special card sleeves, inspired by one of which gigantic Pokémon is Eevee. This Elite box also contains a rule book, dividers to organize the deck, and special markers to encourage new players, to buy and play this game. 

Despite being from the previous series of Pokémon, this back, still holds its value, reaching up to $60 each.  

13) Crown Zenith 

This crown Zenith special collection belongs to the top Pokémon card packs to buy, just because of the existence of the special addition Vmax Pikachu. 

Although this belongs to the early series of Sword and Shield it still holds its value because of the existence of Pikachu being featured in this book. 

This booster pack contains 10 cards and one energy card per pack, following any sort of Pikachu, either an oversized, promotional, or even Vmax Gold foiled Pikachu. Like in the original series. there is an old specially illustrated Pokémon inspired by the Galarian gallery. This Crown Zenith is an eight series also containing shining Pokémon and at least 15 special powerful Pokémon. 

This pack was released after the release of this series in January 2024, with a value of a maximum $35. 

Conclusion:

If it was under our hands to choose Best Pokémon Packs To Buy from both Sword and Shields and Scarlet and Violet, it would definitely be the elite boxes. hey come under a budget of $70 and also include player guides, tons of trainers, cards,  special additions, promotional codes, and even promo codes.