Will Pokemon cards go up in value?
This is why the short answer is 'Yes'. BUT the primary force affecting the value of cards in a TCG is the cards being used in the most powerful and popular decks. Sometimes new cards are released which create powerful synergies with older cards, causing those cards to spike in value. This is rare.
Can you evolve a Pokemon the same turn you play it?
Evolution notes:Neither player can evolve a Pokémon on its first turn in play. When you evolve a Pokémon, it means that Pokémon is new in play, so you can't evolve it a second time the same turn! You can evolve any Pokémon you have in play, whether it's Active or Benched.
Are Pokemon V cards better than GX?
With that out of the way, let's talk about Pokemon V cards! Similarly to Pokemon EX and Pokemon GX cards, Pokemon V cards are stronger than regular Pokemon, with higher Hit Points and heavy hitting attacks. And just like EX and GX cards, if they are knocked out, you take 2 prize cards instead of 1.