The 10 Most Valuable Shiny Pokémon Cards of All Time

What Are GX Pokemon Cards? 

GX Pokemon cards are a special type of Pokemon card that features a character or Pokemon using a powerful move known as a GX attack. These cards were introduced in the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) in 2016 as a way to add a new level of strategy and excitement to the game. GX Pokemon cards are typically more powerful than regular Pokemon cards and can only be used once per game much like the VMax mechanic from the Sword and Shield era of Pokemon, so players must use them wisely. Just like their EX and V counterparts, they are usually marked with a GX symbol in the top right corner of the card and are sometimes highly sought after by collectors due to their rarity and power, but mostly their rarity.

GX’s have since been discontinued in the Pokemon TCG and replaced with the VMax mechanic but it is possible they will see a return in the upcoming Scarlet & Violet era of Pokemon.

Are GX Pokemon Cards Worth Any Money?

Some GX Pokemon cards can be worth a lot of money, especially if they are rare or hard to find. However, not all GX Pokemon cards are valuable, and the value of a particular card can vary depending on a number of factors, including its rarity, condition, and demand from collectors. Demand from collectors is often determined by both how cool the art of the card is and what Pokemon the card features on it. If it’s an amazing piece of artwork but it’s just a picture of a Tauros, collectors aren’t going to be particularly excited about it because let’s be honest nobody really cares about Tauros. However, if that Tauros were a Charizard or a Pikachu perhaps, it would be worth a hell of a lot more. 


If you’re considering purchasing a GX Pokemon card and are wondering if it’s worth the investment, there are a few things you can do to research its value. One option is to check online auction sites like eBay to see what cards in a similar condition are selling for. You can also check online price guides, such as TCGPlayer, or which provide information on the value of different Pokemon cards whether they be ungraded or in a PSA 10 as well as providing a graph that highlights trends in the fluctuation of the card’s price.


It’s important to note that the value of a GX Pokemon card can change over time, and it’s possible for a card that was once worth a lot of money to lose value, or for a previously unvalued card to increase in value. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to do your research before investing in any Pokemon cards, including GX cards.

#10 Gold Ultra Necrozma GX

This entry may come as a shock to some newer fans of the TCG who have possibly never even heard of Ultra Necrozma but this card has remained one of the most consistently expensive cards from the Sun & Moon era of Pokemon likely thanks to its unique style. Unlike the gold cards we see now in the Pokemon TCG, these gold, secret rares made both the card and the Pokemon itself gold giving this amazing finish. This card comes from the 2018 subset Dragon Majesty which featured many other crazy pulls, Gold Ultra Necrozma GX included. Ungraded, you can find one of these for around $86.38 and in a PSA 10 you’ll likely find them selling for more than $200.

Gold Ultra Necrozma GX

#9 Rainbow Rare Charizard & Braixen GX

The 2019 set Cosmic Eclipse brought about some of the most beloved cards throughout the whole of Sun & Moon’s run and was also one of the largest sets in the era so naturally, something from that set was going to make this list. This card featuring the Charizard alone was enough to boost the sales of Cosmic Eclipse as collectors tried to get their hands on yet another variant of the Rainbow Rare Charizard. Because of this, you can likely find one of these cards selling for around $93.35 and that’s when it’s not even graded. If you can manage to find one in a PSA 10, you’d likely be paying upwards of $300 for it.

Rainbow Rare Charizard & Braixen GX

#8 Rainbow Rare Rayquaza GX

Despite there being over 60 legendary Pokemon very few are quite as iconic as everyone’s favorite green dragon: Rayquaza. That’s why it makes the number 8 spot on our list as despite just being your average, run-of-the-mill rainbow rare, it still manages to be a collectors’ favorite on sheer popularity (and rarity) alone. Ungraded, you can likely pick one of these up for $103 but in a PSA 10, you’d struggle to find one for less than $500.

Rainbow Rare Rayquaza GX

#7 Arceus & Dialga & Palkia GX (Alternate Full Art)

This is a personal favorite of mine as it features what is probably one of the coolest arts on this list and is also likely why it even made this list at all. The Arceus & Dialga & Palkia GX Alternate Art (quite a mouthful) comes from the aforementioned 2019 set Cosmic Eclipse and features the trio as a glistening marble statue. Its super original art is likely why these things sell for more than $107.89 ungraded, then when put into a PSA 10 they sell for more than $500.

Arceus & Dialga & Palkia GX

#6 Rainbow Rare Mewtwo & Mew GX

What can be said about Mewtwo and Mew that hasn’t already been said? Two of the most popular OG legendary Pokemon, so famous that people who don’t even know anything about Pokemon can still recognize them. Therefore, naturally, when both of them make their debut on a tag team Pokemon card in Rainbow Rare form there is only one possible outcome and that is an expensive and equally rare card. They come from the more underrated Sun and Moon set Unified Minds from 2019 and can be found selling for more than $111 ungraded and in a PSA 10, upwards of $300. 

Rainbow Rare Mewtwo & Mew GX

#5 Rainbow Rare Reshiram & Charizard GX

As you might’ve been able to guess, there are going to be quite a few Charizard on this list because let’s face it, Charizard is just the cash cow of The Pokemon Company, and at this point, it basically prints money for them. So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise when I say that this card, released in the 2019 set Unbroken Bonds, is no exception to that rule. It features a pretty awesome fire/dragon-type duo of the Black & White Legendary Reshiram and everybody’s favorite orange dragon: Charizard. Ungraded you may find these selling for around $140 but in a PSA 10 they can get as expensive as $500.

Rainbow Rare Reshiram & Charizard GX

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#4 Rainbow Rare Lugia GX

Despite popular belief, Lugia is not a dragon type in any way shape, or form. However, the mascot of Soul Silver is likely one of the most beloved legendary Pokemon of all time (next to Mew and Mewtwo, of course) and as a result, he makes a spot on our list. There’s not much else to say about this card than the fact that it features a roaring Lugia on the front with a rainbow finish. Ungraded they sell for upwards of $150 and in a PSA 10 you can pick one of these up for more than $400.

Rainbow Rare Lugia GX In A PSA 8

#3 Shiny Charizard GX

It wouldn’t be a complete Pokemon list without Charizard taking up at least 50% of the spaces on the list and if you were at all into the Pokemon TCG during the Sun & Moon era then chances are you saw this one coming. The card that took the world by storm following the reprint of Hidden Fates as everyone with a dime to spare was chasing it. The Shiny Charizard GX features the same Charizard GX full art but this time the Charizard is black instead and also is extremely rare. Because of this, even when it isn’t in a grading case, this card is difficult to find for less than $300, and then if you’re one of the lucky few that manages to get it in a PSA 10 you have yourself a $1000 card.

Shiny Charizard GX

#2 Latios & Latias GX (Alternate Full Art)

Maybe I’m just a sucker for alternate arts because this is yet another one of my personal favorites from this list. Coming from the 2019 set Team Up, which introduced the tag team mechanic, this card features the two legendary Pokemon, first making their debut in the Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire series of games, adorably forming a heart as they touch nose to nose in front of a beautiful sunset. The theme of love on this card is likely a result of Latios and Latias being the first ever gendered legendary Pokemon making them breedable in the game. Without a grade, this card is still worth more than $350 and in a PSA 10, it sells for more than $1250.

Shining Charizard In A PSA 9

#1 Rainbow Rare Charizard GX

Yes, you guessed right, there wouldn’t be order in this world if Charizard didn’t take the number one spot on this list for its Rainbow Rare card that burst onto the scene in the 2017 set Burning Shadows. Just like every other variation of the Charizard GX, it’s just the usual Charizard GX full art but this time with a rainbow finish. There’s not much to say about this card that you probably haven’t already heard about it since its release in 2017 apart from the fact that ungraded you can pick it up for around $416 and in a PSA 10 it sells for more than $2500.

Rainbow Rare Charizard GX

How Are GX Pokemon Cards Different From EX Pokemon Cards?

EX Pokemon cards are a type of Pokemon card that was introduced in the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) prior to the introduction of GX Pokemon cards all the way back in 2003. Like GX Pokemon cards, EX cards feature a character or Pokemon using a powerful move and are typically more powerful than regular Pokemon cards. However, there are a few key differences between EX and GX Pokemon cards:


Symbol: EX Pokemon cards are marked with an EX symbol in the top right corner of the card, while GX Pokemon cards are marked with a GX symbol.


Uses per game: EX Pokemon cards can be used multiple times in a single game, while GX Pokemon cards can only be used once.


Rarity: EX Pokemon cards were originally more common than GX Pokemon cards, but as the Pokemon TCG has evolved, both types of cards have become harder to find.


Power level: GX Pokemon cards are generally considered to be more powerful than EX Pokemon cards.


Overall, both EX and GX Pokemon cards are powerful additions to a Pokemon TCG deck. However, they differ in their use per game, rarity, and power level.

How Many GX Cards Are There?

It’s difficult to determine exactly how many GX Pokemon cards have been released, as the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) has been constantly expanding and evolving since it was first introduced. GX Pokemon cards were first introduced in the Pokemon TCG in 2016, and since then, many new GX cards have been released in various sets and expansions.


There are also different types of GX Pokemon cards, including full-art GX cards, which feature artwork that extends beyond the standard card frame and rainbow rare GX cards, which feature rainbow-colored foil on the card art.


Given the constantly evolving nature of the Pokemon TCG and the large number of sets and expansions that have been released, it’s likely that there are hundreds or even thousands of GX Pokemon cards in circulation.

What Sets Can I Find GX Cards In?

GX Pokemon cards have been released in many different sets and expansions for the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG). Some of the sets in which you may be able to find GX cards include:


  • Sun & Moon (released in 2016)
  • Guardians Rising (released in 2017)
  • Burning Shadows (released in 2017)
  • Ultra Prism (released in 2018)
  • Forbidden Light (released in 2018)
  • Celestial Storm (released in 2018)
  • Lost Thunder (released in 2018)
  • Team Up (released in 2019)
  • Unbroken Bonds (released in 2019)
  • Unified Minds (released in 2019)
  • Cosmic Eclipse (released in 2019)


This is not an exhaustive list, as this fails to acknowledge the hundreds of GX Promos, and Japanese Exclusives that are out there. However, in general, if you’re looking for GX cards, you may want to check out some of the sets listed above, as well as other recent releases. Keep in mind that new sets and expansions are being released all the time, so there are always new GX cards to discover.

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