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MEDIA ALERT: Pokémon Trading Card Game: Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift Expansion Releases Today, Introducing Ancient and Future Pokémon

Nov. 3, 2023 — Today, The Pokémon Company International has released the latest expansion in the bestselling Pokémon Trading Card Game, Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift, available beginning today at participating retailers worldwide, including Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise.
Inspired by the Paradox Pokémon from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift introduces Ancient and Future Pokémon and Trainer cards. Embodying toughness and power, Ancient Pokémon tend to have direct attacks that do a lot of damage, and they’re more difficult to Knock Out. Harnessing speed and technique, Future Pokémon tend to have Abilities and attacks with extra effects that allow for clever maneuvers and crafty strategy. In addition, Ancient Trainer cards tend to assist Ancient Pokémon, while Future Trainer cards tend to assist Future Pokémon.
Technical Machines have also returned to the Pokémon TCG in Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift, where they appear as new Pokémon Tool cards that allow access to a new attack while attached.
Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift is now available in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections at participating retailers worldwide, and select products can be found at Pokémon Center in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. In celebration of the Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift expansion, a gift will be available with any Pokémon TCG purchase of $15 or more. Trainers will receive a special Iron Moth promo card from GameStop in the U.S. and Canada, as well as from EB Games in Australia and New Zealand — or a special Slither Wing promo card from Best Buy in the U.S. The promo cards will be available starting today, while supplies last.
In addition, Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift is now digitally playable via the Pokémon TCG Live app for iOS, Android, macOS and Windows devices. Trainers can collect and battle with new Ancient and Future Pokémon, and upon login, the Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift Battle Pass will reward players with a new deck featuring Roaring Moon ex. Players can also unlock an additional premium deck featuring Gholdengo ex by redeeming Crystals, earned by completing daily quests.
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