The Pokémon Company International has officially released a brand new trailer for the latest expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), dubbed Pokémon Sword & Shield Astral Radiance. It is available now at participating retailers around the world.
Pokémon Sword and Sheild – Astral Radiance Trailer and Details
The Pokémon Sword and Shield Astral Radiance trailer highlight what this new set brings to the table, and the main feature is the inclusion of Pokémon from the Hisui region, as seen in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It includes Hisuian Decidueye, Hisuian Typhlosion, Hisuian Samurott, the Origin Formes of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia, and more for the first time in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The Pokémon Sword & Shield Astral Radiance expansion also introduces Radiant Pokémon, a new mechanic that features Shiny Pokémon with powerful Abilities or attacks that will shake up the Pokémon TCG metagame. The official description from the website reads:
“Meet the Radiant Pokémon of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Astral Radiance expansion. This expansion introduces a sparkling new mechanic unique to Shiny Pokémon. Each player is only allowed to have one Radiant Pokémon in their deck at a time. Stunning artwork captures the magnificent Hisui region—a wild wonderland teeming with spectacular views and powerful Pokémon. Celebrate the magic of the powerful bond between Pokémon and Trainer with Trainer Gallery cards.”
“Travel back to a primitive land dominated by myth and legend, where Origin Forme Dialga VSTAR and Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR shape the very fabric of time and space! Explore a vast wilderness unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, where you’ll encounter Decidueye, Typhlosion, and Samurott as Hisuian Pokémon VSTAR. Meet talented Trainers and other powerful Pokémon that call the ancient Hisui region home, and discover a new kind of Shiny Pokémon: Radiant Pokémon. Charge courageously into battle in a new world with the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Astral Radiance expansion!”
The set will include over 180 cards, 3 brand-new Radiant Pokémon, 8 Pokémon VSTAR, 21 powerful Pokémon V and 2 enormous Pokémon VMAX, 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset, and more than 20 Trainer cards.
Pokémon Sword & Shield Astral Radiance is currently available for preorder in the Pokémon Center!