Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Evolving Skies Expansion arrives

by on August 27, 2021

The Pokémon Company has announced the launch of the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies.  The new cards are available at participating retailers around the world.  You can see the launch trailer below:

With Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, players will be able to enjoy fan-favorite Eevee and all of its Evolutions in the same set. Some Eevee Evolutions will have Battle Styles, including:

  • Single Strike Flareon VMAX.
  • Rapid Strike Vaporeon VMAX.
  • Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX.
  • and Single Strike Umbreon VMAX.

Trainers can also look forward to more strategic gameplay with the addition of Dragon-type Pokémon, such as Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX, arriving for the first time in the Sword & Shield Series.

Expansion features

Available in booster packs, special collections, and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box, the expansion includes:

  • 15 Pokémon VMAX.
  • 18 Pokémon V plus 33 full-art Pokémon V.
  • 24 Trainer cards plus five full-art Supporter cards.
  • A new Special Energy card.

In addition, Trainers in the UK and Ireland can obtain a special code to receive a Dynamax Crystal in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.  This will allow them to encounter and battle Gigantamax Duraludon in a Max Raid Battle. Codes will be available at GAME in the UK and at GameStop in Ireland from August 27 to September 27, 2021; online or in store (no purchase necessary and only while supplies last).

The Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies is out now.