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MEDIA ALERT: New Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest Expansion Coming Soon

Aug. 25, 2022 — Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the latest expansion of the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest, coming to participating retailers around the world starting on Nov. 11, 2022.
Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest will introduce more Radiant Pokémon—such as Radiant Jirachi and Radiant Alakazam—which are Shiny Pokémon, illustrated in etched artwork, that often have a powerful Ability or attack. The expansion will also highlight more Pokémon VSTAR, including Lugia VSTAR and Regidrago VSTAR, plus the first Pokémon VSTAR in the Pokémon TCG to not be fully evolved: Alolan Vulpix VSTAR.
Trainers can look forward to finding the following noteworthy cards from Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections, which are now available for preorder at Pokémon Center in the US, Canada and UK. In addition, they can preorder the exclusive Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box, which includes two additional booster packs, a second set of card sleeves and a unique metallic coin.

  • Three Radiant Pokémon
  • 15 Pokémon V and 18 full-art Pokémon V
  • One Pokémon VMAX
  • Six Pokémon VSTAR
  • 30 cards with artwork featuring fan-favorite Trainers and Pokémon in the Trainer Gallery subset

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