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. It has since appeared in every main series Booster Pack 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 to Ignition Assault, 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 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 is exclusively printed as a Starlight Rare, in place of the Prismatic Secret Rare foil used by the Japanese version from Collection Pack 2020.

This rarity initially did not have an official name, only being described as an "alternate foil" in official sources.[1] On the Official Card Database, cards of this rarity are labelled as Prismatic Secret Rare,[2] although it has been officially confirmed not to be Prismatic Secret Rare.[citation needed] In January 2020, at a German Konami community day event, official representatives stated to community members that the rarity is called Starlight Rare.[3][4]

List of Starlight Rare cards[edit]



  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. Marincess Sea Horse. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  3. 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. 
  4. Dan (20 January 2020). "[TCG] Major Changes For TCG Products". The Organization. Retrieved 24 January 2020.