How Much Is a Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX Worth?

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Let’s say you’ve just pulled home a haul of great Pokémon cards from Lightning Card Collection. And let’s say you’ve just opened a pack to discover a Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX card inside. Nice work!

Your heart is likely racing. Your palms may start to get sweaty. You may even pinch yourself to test if it’s a dream or not.

To be sure, the Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX card falls under the Ultra Rare category. But exactly how much is a Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX worth? Let’s discover this ultra rare together!

Calyrex Origins

Calyrex first debuted in the Chilling Reign expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). Since then, it has had, as of this writing, seven different variations. Normally a grass type card, Calyrex actually changes its typing and card design across the seven variants.

Calyrex Variations

Calyrex is one of the few Pokémon who hold the distinction of actually riding on another Pokémon’s back. While its base card features Calyrex alone, there’s a unique twist. Variant cards feature the mythical Pokémon riding proudly atop a Glastrier or a Spectrier.

Which mythical steed it rides on top of changes the card’s elemental type:
  • Ice Rider Calyrex, atop a Glastrier, becomes a Water type card
  • Shadow Rider Calyrex, atop a Spectrier, becomes a Psychic type card

V versus VMAX

It’s important to note that both the Ice Rider Calyrex card and the Shadow Rider Calyrex card have two variants. Namely: a V variant and a VMAX variant.

You can spot the difference for yourself alongside the Pokémon name toward the top of the card. A V card will have a black bolded “V” after Calyrex’s name. In contrast, a VMAX card will feature “VMAX” in a striking sunset color scheme.

The two card variants share countless distinctions, including:
  • Unique artwork
  • Different HP stats (with VMAX cards boasting higher HPs)
  • Different attack abilities
    • Specifically, the VMAX card can use the special ability Underworld Door. This move allows a trainer to attach an energy card to one of their benched Pokémon.
  • Different KO rules
  • Different card numbers
  • And more
The good news is highly desirable VMAX cards are easy to spot, which makes hunting them a breeze.

VMAX Card Value

So, enough table setting, you may be thinking. How much is a Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX worth?

According to, this ultra rare card is valued at around:
  • $9.00 for a Grade 7 card
  • $10.00 for a Grade 8 card
  • $11.00 for a Grade 9 card
  • And $22.00 for a PSA 10 card
That’s about $13.00 on average for the Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX price. It’s worth calling out values are all based on factors such as card condition.

To be sure, while it’s not the most valuable Pokémon card around, the Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX price is nothing to sneeze at.

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX Gold Value

But there’s more good news. The Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX card actually comes in a secret variant as well! This gold card features the same stunning black and gold knockout design as other secret cards. And it comes with its own value structure as well.

So, how much is a golden Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX worth? According to, you can expect an average card value of about $18.40. If you are hunting for a Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX card, this is definitely the one to seek.

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