Starlight Rare

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Starlight Rare is a rarity in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. It debuted in Rising Rampage.

Starlight Rare cards have the same horizontal holographic foil pattern as a Prismatic Secret Rare, but applied to the whole card rather than only the artwork. The only areas of the card to which the foil is not applied are the card text box, empty Link Arrows, and portions of the artwork. Starlight Rares resemble the 20th Secret Rare and OCG Prismatic Secret Rare rarities.


The existence of this rarity was not mentioned until after the physical release of its debut set, Rising Rampage (which was released on July 25, 2019). It has since appeared in every Core Booster since, where it appears as an alternative rarity for several cards that are also available in a standard rarity in that set.

From Rising Rampage (July 25, 2019) to Ignition Assault (January 30, 2020), in main series Booster Packs there are four Starlight Rare cards per set. The cards are selected so that there is one of each original rarity: Rare, Super Rare, Ultra Rare, and Secret Rare. From Eternity Code (April 30, 2020) onward, a fifth Starlight Rare is present, being a reprint that does not otherwise appear in the set.

Additionally, in the TCG the special Astral language "Number 39: Utopia" printed in Battles of Legend: Armageddon (July 23, 2020) is exclusively printed as a Starlight Rare, in place of the Prismatic Secret Rare foil used by the Japanese version from Collection Pack 2020 (the set's OCG counterpart).

This rarity initially did not have an official name, only being described as an "alternate foil" in official sources.[1] In January 2020, at a German Konami community day event, official representatives stated to community members that the rarity is called Starlight Rare.[2][3] In May 2021, the term "Starlight Rare" was used by the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Twitter to describe this rarity.[4] The name is now used on the official Card Database,[5] and the page "New to Yu-Gi-Oh!" on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! website includes Starlight Rares in its description of the key rarities in booster packs[6] (which was updated during the March 2022 restructure of the official website).[7]

On the Official Card Database, cards of this rarity released from their debut in Rising Rampage (July 25, 2019) until Lightning Overdrive (June 3, 2021) are labelled as Prismatic Secret Rare;[8][9] starting in Dawn of Majesty (August 13, 2021), Starlight Rares are labelled as such on the Official Card Database.[5]

List of Starlight Rare cards[edit]

Card Number Card Original rarity
RIRA-EN003 "Marincess Sea Horse" Ultra Rare
RIRA-EN046 "Wynn the Wind Charmer, Verdant" Rare
RIRA-EN048 "Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess" Secret Rare
RIRA-EN077 "Storm Dragon's Return" Super Rare
CHIM-EN008 "Unchained Twins - Aruha" Rare
CHIM-EN039 "Salamangreat Pyro Phoenix" Secret Rare
CHIM-EN048 "Gorgon, Empress of the Evil Eyed" Super Rare
CHIM-EN049 "I:P Masquerena" Ultra Rare
IGAS-EN020 "Sky Striker Ace - Roze" Ultra Rare
IGAS-EN048 "Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable" Rare
IGAS-EN067 "Lightning Storm" Secret Rare
IGAS-EN094 "Time Thief Perpetua" Super Rare
ETCO-EN026 "Chamber Dragonmaid" Secret Rare
ETCO-EN036 "Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill" Secret Rare
ETCO-EN045 "Traptrix Allomerus" Ultra Rare
ETCO-EN055 "Eria the Water Charmer, Gentle" Super Rare
ETCO-EN100 "Effect Veiler"
BLAR-EN000 "Number 39: Utopia" (Astral glyphs)
ROTD-EN005 "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous" Ultra Rare
ROTD-EN037 "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" Super Rare
ROTD-EN062 "Triple Tactics Talent" Secret Rare
ROTD-EN086 "Wynn the Wind Channeler" Ultra Rare
ROTD-EN100 "D.D. Crow"
PHRA-EN003 "The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales" Secret Rare
PHRA-EN023 "Alpha, the Master of Beasts" Secret Rare
PHRA-EN045 "Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder" Secret Rare
PHRA-EN046 "Tri-Brigade Ferrijit the Barren Blossom" Ultra Rare
PHRA-EN100 "Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze"
BLVO-EN001 "Armed Dragon Thunder LV10" Secret Rare
BLVO-EN028 "Live☆Twin Lil-la Treat" Ultra Rare
BLVO-EN029 "Heavenly Zephyr - Miradora" Secret Rare
BLVO-EN065 "Pot of Prosperity" Secret Rare
BLVO-EN100 "Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier"
LIOV-EN017 "Live Twin Ki-sikil Frost" Ultra Rare
LIOV-EN023 "Bahalutiya, the Grand Radiance" Secret Rare
LIOV-EN049 "Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous" Super Rare
LIOV-EN064 "Book of Lunar Eclipse" Secret Rare
LIOV-EN100 "Black Rose Dragon"
DAMA-EN009 "The Iris Swordsoul" Secret Rare
DAMA-EN024 "Antihuman Intelligence ME-PSY-YA" Secret Rare
DAMA-EN025 "Protecting Spirit Loagaeth" Ultra Rare
DAMA-EN039 "Shooting Majestic Star Dragon" Secret Rare
DAMA-EN100 "Stardust Dragon"
BODE-EN007 "Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous" Secret Rare
BODE-EN012 "Floowandereeze & Snowl" Secret Rare
BODE-EN041 "Swordsoul Grandmaster - Chixiao" Secret Rare
BODE-EN051 "Evil★Twin's Trouble Sunny" Ultra Rare
BODE-EN100 "Elemental HERO Stratos"
BROL-EN000 "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" (Astral glyphs)
BROL-EN094 "Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon"
BACH-EN004 "Blue-Eyes Jet Dragon" Secret Rare
BACH-EN009 "Dinomorphia Therizia" Secret Rare
BACH-EN034 "Illusion of Chaos" Secret Rare
BACH-EN049 "Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy" Super Rare
BACH-EN100 "The Dark Magicians"
DIFO-EN007 "Therion "King" Regulus" Secret Rare
DIFO-EN035 "Alba-Lenatus the Abyss Dragon" Secret Rare
DIFO-EN046 "Exosisters Magnifica" Ultra Rare
DIFO-EN083 "Patissciel Couverture" Super Rare
DIFO-EN100 "Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion"



  1. McHale, Jerome (October 18, 2019). "Powering Up with Chaos Impact!". So one great way to show whether or not your "Pyro Phoenix" has been reincarnated, is by using this lovely alternate foil version of it, as the reincarnated one.
  2. ReneBrain (20 January 2020). "@renebrain_". Twitter. Retrieved 10 April 2020. For everyone: The so called "Prismatic Secret Rare" got its official name: Starlight Rare … Information from the CommunityDay in Germany directly from KONAMI Germany.
  3. Dan (20 January 2020). "[TCG] Major Changes For TCG Products". The Organization. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG [@YuGiOh_TCG] (28 May 2021). "Get a sneak peek of the latest core booster set at the Lightning Overdrive Premiere! Pre-release Event! You can have your chance at getting a Starlight Rare Black Rose Dragon! Contact your local OTS to see if they are participating." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. a b Shooting Majestic Star Dragon. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  6. "New to Yu-Gi-Oh!". Yu-Gi-Oh! | Official Website. Konami. Retrieved 16 May 2022. Starlight Rare cards feature a rainbow-colored foil on the card name, and a bright, rainbow-colored foiling across the art and all borders, and other parts of the card.
  7. "NEW TO YU-GI-OH!". Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. Konami. Archived from the original on 1 November 2021.
  8. Marincess Sea Horse. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  9. Black Rose Dragon. Retrieved 16 May 2022.