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The vast and gorgeous world of the Pokémon Trading Card Game is looking to brighten up the battle scene soon! A new expansion, Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage, will be bringing more Pokémon in V, VMAX, and Gigantamax forms, as well as introducing the brand new “Amazing Pokémon” classification. Here are the full details from The Pokémon Company:


In Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage, the recently discovered Mythical Pokémon Zarude makes its Pokémon TCG debut alongside other highly-collectible cards such as Pikachu VMAX, Orbeetle VMAX, and Coalossal VMAX shown in their Gigantamax forms.

The upcoming set will also debut a new type of card called Amazing Pokémon, which features a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon like Celebi, illustrated with vividly rainbow backgrounds that extend outside of the frame, as well as foil and etched details. Topped with a special rarity symbol, Trainers can look forward to collecting and playing with new Amazing Pokémon cards.


The full expansion includes the following:

  • Six Amazing Pokémon
  • Six Pokémon VMAX
  • 11 Pokémon V and 13 full-art Pokémon V
  • 16 Trainer cards and seven full-art Supporter cards
  • Four new Special Energy cards



Ahead of the TCG expansion’s release, you can find packs of Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage included in the Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage Build & Battle Box. Appearing in-stores and online at participating retailers on Saturday, October 31st, inside “[e]ach box contains four Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deck-building tip sheet.”



Good luck in your quest to collect them all!


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)