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Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Silver Tempest Expansion with New Radiant Pokémon Launches Today

The Pokémon Company International has released the latest expansion for the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card GameSword & Shield—Silver Tempest, available starting today at participating retailers around the world.

Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest reveals three new Radiant Pokémon, including Radiant Jirachi and Radiant Alakazam — Shiny Pokémon with powerful Abilities or attacks and illustrated in etched artwork. The new expansion also introduces more Pokémon VSTAR, including Lugia VSTAR, Regidrago VSTAR and Alolan Vulpix VSTAR — the first Pokémon VSTAR in the Pokémon TCG to not be fully evolved.

This expansion also includes 15 Pokémon V, 18 full-art Pokémon V, one Pokémon VMAX, six Pokémon VSTAR and a Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards with artwork featuring popular Trainers and Pokémon.

Trainers can find Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections at participating retailers.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Astral Radiance Expansion to Introduce the Radiant Pokémon Gameplay Mechanic

Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the next expansion for the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance, which will launch at participating retailers around the world starting from May 27, 2022.

Inspired by the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will feature various Hisuian Pokémon and card art that showcases the Hisui region. The expansion will also introduce Radiant Pokémon, a new gameplay mechanic that features Shiny Pokémon illustrated in etched artwork. Radiant Pokémon tend to have a powerful Ability or attack with the potential to impact the Pokémon TCG metagame. Players will only be able to include one Radiant Pokémon in their deck.

In addition, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will continue to highlight Pokémon VSTAR and includes a special Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards with artwork featuring fan-favorite Trainers and Pokémon.

Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:

  • Three Radiant Pokémon
  • Eight Pokémon VSTAR
  • 21 Pokémon V and two Pokémon VMAX
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

Charizard and Eternatus make their Pokémon VMAX debut in Pokémon: Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze, Out August 14

Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze

The Pokémon Company International has unveiled the newest expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card GameSword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze, arriving around the world on August 14, 2020.

Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze introduces highly collectible cards including Charizard VMAX, as the fan-favorite Charizard makes its Gigantamax form debut in the Pokémon TCG—just like in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. In addition, Trainers will be able to pull more Pokémon from the Galar region as Pokémon VMAX, such as Centiskorch VMAX and Grimmsnarl VMAX in their Gigantamax forms, and the Legendary Pokémon Eternatus VMAX in its unique Eternamax form.

The full expansion includes the following:

  • Seven Pokémon VMAX
  • 14 powerful Pokémon V—plus nine full-art Pokémon V
  • 17 Trainer cards and four full-art Supporter cards
  • Three new Special Energy cards

Fans interested in playing with cards from the expansion before launch can do so by picking up the Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting August 1. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deck-building tip sheet.

Pokémon Trading Card: Sword & Shield — Rebel Clash is Out Now

Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash

The Pokémon Company International has launched the latest installment of the Pokémon Trading Card Game with the Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash expansion.

The company is working hard with its distribution and retail partners to ensure Trainers can experience Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash; however, current circumstances mean that product availability may be limited.

Arriving in booster packs, theme decks, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections, Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash continues to debut more Galarian Pokémon, as well as new Pokémon VMAX that showcase Pokémon in their Gigantamax forms as seen in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games.

The expansion features the following key cards for fans to collect, trade, and battle with:

  • 16 Pokémon V and 14 full-art Pokémon V, such as Toxtricity V, Dubwool V, and Boltund V
  • Seven Pokémon VMAX including Toxtricity VMAX, Copperajah VMAX, Dragapult VMAX, and the final Evolutions of the first partner Pokémon of Galar
  • Over 15 Trainer cards and four full-art Supporter cards
  • Four new Special Energy cards

Sword & Shield Announced for the Pokémon Trading Card Game

At the Pokémon World Championships, Sword & Shield, the next series in the Pokémon Trading Card Game debuted. Based on the upcoming video games, the debut also revealed a new type of card, Pokémon V.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled the new series coming to the game. Included in the series are Pokémon V, powerful new cards that will play an important role in players’ strategies. Event attendees also received a preview of Zacian V and Zamazenta V, which will be available in the series’ upcoming first expansion.

More details about the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series will be announced soon.