Media Alert

2/7/2020 9:00 AM

MEDIA ALERT: First Expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series Out Now

Today marks a new era for the Pokémon Trading Card Game with the release of the first expansion in the Sword & Shield Series. Taking its inspiration from the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, this expansion introduces a brand-new mechanic to the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon VMAX. Pokémon VMAX evolve from Pokémon V and feature Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon, with players able to collect cards like Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX—both in their Gigantamax forms.
The Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield expansion features:

  • Over 50 Pokémon from the Galar region
  • 17 Pokémon V and 12 full-art Pokémon V, including Zacian V and Zamazenta V
  • Four Pokémon VMAX, including Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX
  • More than 30 Trainer cards, including four full-art Supporter cards
  • A new Special Energy card

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