Today, The Pokémon Company International announced the next expansion for the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, will be available around the world on August 27, 2021. High resolution images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread
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New Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Evolving Skies Expansion Brings Together Eevee Evolutions and Showcases Dragon-Type Pokémon
Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies includes Eevee and all of its Evolutions in the same expansion, and each Evolution of Eevee will appear as a Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Some Eevee Evolutions will also have Battle Styles, such as Single Strike Flareon VMAX, Rapid Strike Vaporeon VMAX, Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX and Single Strike Umbreon VMAX.
In addition, Dragon-type Pokémon including Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX will make their first appearance in the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon TCG. Dragon-type Pokémon have strong attacks but require multiple types of Energy, which will lead to even more engaging and strategic gameplay.
Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies will be available in booster packs, special collections and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box, with one featuring Umbreon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Leafeon and the other featuring Sylveon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, and Espeon.
The full expansion includes the following cards:
- Over 200 cards
- 15 Pokémon VMAX
- 18 Pokémon V and 33 full-art Pokémon V
- 24 Trainer cards and five full-art Supporter cards
- A new Special Energy card
- Dragon-type Pokémon return with a new look
- More new Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards
Trainers interested in playing with the expansion before launch can do so with the Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting August 14, 2021. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies 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 deckbuilding tip sheet.