Unless you’re living under a Pokéball-shaped rock, you probably know that the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) is hotter than ever right now. And today, The Pokémon Company revealed the next expansion for this best-selling card game.
Sword & Shield — Evolving Skies will feature Eevee and all of its evolutions in the same expansion, and each evolution will appear as a Pokémon V and as a Pokémon VMAX. Some of the evolutions will also have battle styles, including Single Strike Flareon VMAX, Rapid Strike Vaporeon VMAX, Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX, and Single Strike Umbreon VMAX.
This expansion also marks the first appearance of Dragon-type Pokémon in the Sword & Shield series. These Pokémon — including Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX, have strong attacks but also require multiple types of energy.
The Evolving Skies expansion will be available starting on Aug. 27 in booster packs, special collections, and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box (one features Umbreon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Leafeon, while the other has Sylveon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, and Espeon). The full expansion includes 15 Pokémon VMAX, 18 Pokémon V and 33 full-art Pokémon V, 24 Trainer cards, five full-art supporter cards, and a new Special Energy card.
To get in on the Evolving Skies action a bit early, fans can snag the Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box, which will be available at local Pokémon TCG retailers starting on Aug. 14. These boxes contain four booster packs, a 23-card Evolution pack with key cards from current and prior sets, and a deckbuilding tip sheet.
For more Pokémon TCG updates and additional info, head to pokemon.com!