Pokémon TCG: What Champion's Path Could Have Been

When Champion's Path was announced, The Pokémon Company advertised the set as a Journey through the Galar region where we would challenge Gym Leaders, and would contain cards featuring the Gym Leaders from the Sword and Shield Video Games.

Unfortunately the set let most people down, and in my opinion fell short of meeting their goal. The set felt weak and if it wasn't for the inclusion of Shiny Charizard V from Shiny Star V it would most likely have fallen into obscurity as another lackluster set.

I've discussed during my Live Streams that if I had designed Champion's Path I would have focused it slightly differently. I think the set would have been better as an homage to the old Gym Heroes and VS sets where the cards are based around the Gym Leaders and Rivals Pokémon.

In addition most of the cards could have come from our Vivid Voltage as a lot of nice Trainer Full arts and cards featuring the Gym Leaders and their Pokémon could be used. Alternate art versions like the upcoming signed Trainer Cards. The Full Art Trainer cards could be something similar to what we saw in Cosmic Eclipse.

This would fit better with TCPI's statement of challenging the Gym Leaders to become Champion.

Full List

Grass Type Pokémon

  • ________'s Grookey
  • ________'s Thwackey
  • ________'s Rillaboom
  • Milo's Gossifluer
  • Milo's Eldegoss
  • Milo's Eldegoss V
  • Milo's Applin
  • Milo's Flapple
  • Milo's Appletun
  • Milo's Flapple/Appletun V
  • Milo's Flapple/Appletun VMAX

Fire Type Pokémon

  • ________'s Scorbunny
  • ________'s Raboot
  • ________'s Cinderace
  • Kabu's Vulpix
  • Kabu's Ninetales
  • Kabu's Ninetales V
  • Kabu's Growlith
  • Kabu's Arcanine
  • Kabu's Arcanine V
  • Kabu's Sizzlipede
  • Kabu's Centiskorch
  • Kabu's Centiskorch V
  • Kabu's Centiskorch VMAX
  • Leon's Charmander
  • Leon's Charmeleon
  • Leon's Charizard
  • Leon's Charizard V
  • Leon's Charizard VMAX

Water Type Pokémon

  • ________'s Sobble
  • ________'s Drizzle
  • ________'s Inteleon
  • Nessa's Goldeen
  • Nessa's Seaking
  • Nessa's Arrokuda
  • Nessa's Barrowskuda
  • Nessa's Chewtle
  • Nessa's Drednaw
  • Nessa's Drednaw V
  • Nessa's Drednaw VMAX
  • Leon's Tympole
  • Leon's Palpitoad
  • Leon's Seismitoad
  • Melony's Snom
  • Melony's Frosmoth
  • Melony's Galarian Darumaka
  • Melony's Galarian Darmanitan
  • Melony's Eiscue
  • Melony's Lapras
  • Melony's Lapras V
  • Melony's Lapras VMAX

Electric Type Pokémon

  • Hop's Pincurchin
  • Marnie's Morpeko V

Psychic Type Pokémon

  • Allister's Galarian Yamask
  • Allister's Galarian Cofigrigus
  • Allister's Mimikyu
  • Allister's Galarian Corsola
  • Allister's Galarian Cursola
  • Allister's Gastly
  • Allister's Haunter
  • Allister's Gengar
  • Allister's Gengar V
  • Allister's Gengar VMAX
  • Opal's Togepi
  • Opal's Togetic
  • Opal's Togekiss
  • Opal's Milcery
  • Opal's Alcremie
  • Opal's Alcremie V
  • Opal's Alcremie VMAX
  • Bede's Ralts
  • Bede's Kirlia
  • Bede's Gardevoir
  • Bede's Galarian Ponyta
  • Bede's Galarian Rapidash
  • Bede's Hattena
  • Bede's Hattrem
  • Bede's Hatterene
  • Bede's Hatterene V
  • Bede's Hatterne VMAX
  • Leon's Dreepy
  • Leon's Drakloak
  • Leon's Dragapult

Fighting Type Pokémon

  • Bea's Hitmontop
  • Bea's Pancham
  • Bea's Pangoro
  • Bea's Galarian Farfetch'd
  • Bea's Galarian Sirfetch'd
  • Bea's Machop
  • Bea's Machoke
  • Bea's Machamp
  • Bea's Machamp V
  • Bea's Machamp VMAX
  • Gordie's Binacle
  • Gordie's Barbaracle
  • Gordie's Shuckle
  • Gordie's Stonjourner
  • Gordie's Rolycoly
  • Gordie's Carkol
  • Gordie's Coalossal
  • Gordie's Coalossal V
  • Gordie's Coalossal VMAX
  • Raihan's Roggenrola
  • Raihan's Boldore
  • Raihan's Gigalith
  • Raihan's Trapinch
  • Raihan's Vibrava
  • Raihan's Flygon
  • Raihan's Silicobra
  • Raihan's Sandaconda

Dark Type Pokémon

  • Opal's Koffing
  • Opal's Galarian Weezing
  • Pier's Scraggy
  • Pier's Scrafty
  • Pier's Inkay
  • Pier's Malamar
  • Pier's Stunky
  • Pier's Skuntank
  • Pier's Galarian Zigsagoon
  • Pier's Galarian Linoone
  • Pier's Galarian Obstagoon
  • Marnie's Purloin
  • Marnie's Liepard
  • Marnie's Croagunk
  • Marnie's Toxicroak
  • Marnie's Morpeko
  • Marnie's Impidimp
  • Marnie's Morgrem
  • Marnie's Grimmsnarl
  • Marnie's Grimmsnarl V
  • Marnie's Grimmsnarl VMAX

Metal Type Pokémon

  • Opal's Mawile
  • Raihan's Duraludon
  • Raihan's Duraludon V
  • Raihan's Duraludon VMAX
  • Hop's Corviknight
  • Leon's Honedge
  • Leon's Doublede
  • Leon's Aegislash

Colorless Pokémon

  • Hop's Wooloo
  • Hop's Dubwool
  • Hop's Dubwool V
  • Hop's Rookidee
  • Hop's Corvisquire
  • Hop's Snorlax
  • Leon's Axew
  • Leon's Fraxure
  • Leon's Haxorus

Trainer Cards

  • Hop
  • Marnie
  • Bede
  • Milo
  • Nessa
  • Kabu
  • Bea
  • Allister
  • Opal
  • Gordie
  • Melony
  • Rihan
  • Leon
  • Poké Ball
  • Great Ball
  • Hyper Potion
  • Turffield Stadium
  • Motostoke Stadium
  • Stow-on-Side Stadium
  • Glimwood Tangle
  • Circhester Bath
  • Spikemuth
  • Hammerlocke

Secret Rares

  • Leon's Rillaboom V Full Art
  • Leon's Cinderace V Full Art
  • Leon's Inteleon V Full Art
  • Leon's Charizard V Full Art
  • Leon's Charizard VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Milo's Eldegoss V Full Art
  • Milo's Eldegoss VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Nessa's Drednaw V Full Art
  • Nessa's Drednaw VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Kabu's Centiskorch V Full Art
  • Kabu's Centiskorch VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Bea's Machamp V Full Art
  • Bea's Machamp VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Allister's Gengar V
  • Allister's Gengar VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Opal's Alcremie V Full Art
  • Opal's Alcremie VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Gordie's Coalosal V Full Art
  • Gordie's Coalosal VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Melony's Lapras V Full Art
  • Melony's Lapras VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Piers Obstagoon Gold Rare
  • Hop's Dubwool V Full Art
  • Hop's Dubwool VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Marnie's Morpeko V Full Art
  • Marnie's Morpeko VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Bede's Gardevoir V Full Art
  • Bede's Gardevoir VMAX Rainbow Rare
  • Hop Full Art
  • Marnie Full Art
  • Bede Full Art
  • Milo Full Art
  • Nessa Full Art
  • Kabu Full Art
  • Bea Full Art
  • Allister Full Art
  • Opal Full Art
  • Gordie Full Art
  • Melony Full Art
  • Raihan Full Art
  • Leon Full Art

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