It has been suggested that this article be renamed to Parallel. (discuss)
The reason given was: unless someone points to a preponderance of official sources that call these "Parallel Rares", this name is just confusing: it suggests a Rare with a Parallel coating, rather than any card with a Parallel coating
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The key feature of Parallel Rare cards is the reflective coating that covers the entire card face. This coating tends to stiffen the card. When scanned, the coating creates a uniform haze on the card.
Due to applying to the whole card uniformly, the Parallel Rare coating is typically combined with other rarities to create hybrid rarities. There are Parallel Rare variants of many basic rarities (Common, Super Rare, Ultra Rare, Secret Rare, Holographic Rare) as well as one special rarity (Extra Secret Rare). All Duel Terminal cards use special Duel Terminal Parallel Rare coating which has a different appearance to the standard Parallel Rare coating.
- Normal Parallel Rare
- Super Parallel Rare
- Ultra Parallel Rare
- Secret Parallel Rare
- Holographic Parallel Rare
- Duel Terminal Parallel Rare