Today marks the official release date of the Pokémon TCG set Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign, an expansion set featuring over 230 cards and themed around the Crown Tundra from the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass.
As such, cards from the set include both forms of Calyrex—Ice Rider V/VMAX and Shadow Rider V/VMAX—as well as the three Galarian Legendary Birds—Galarian Articuno V, Galarian Zapdos V, and Galarian Articuno V. There are, of course, plenty of other cards and many more Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards to continue those strategies that were introduced in the previous set, Sword & Shield—Battle Styles.
The Pokémon Company International was also generous enough to send Marriland some sealed Booster Boxes and Elite Trainer Boxes of the set for review and unboxing purposes, and you can find these videos further on in this post, along with an analysis on several of the notable cards in the set.
The upcoming Pokémon “strategic team battle game,” Pokémon UNITE, has been confirmed to release in July 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and September 2021 for mobile devices. Cross-platform play will be available as long as players link their Pokémon Trainer Club account or Nintendo Account on both devices.
The next Pokémon TCG expansion set has been announced by The Pokémon Company International today. Called Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, this set brings back the Dragon type to the card game and features a bunch of “Eeveelutions” in the set. It releases worldwide on August 27, 2021 and is confirmed to have over 200 cards.
Today, the release dates for the upcoming Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch have been revealed—not just Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but also Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set for a worldwide release on November 19, 2021. You won’t have to wait for long after that, though, for Legends: Arceus; while it was initially slated for an “Early 2022” release, it turns out they meant that quite literally—it will be released worldwide on January 28, 2022.
As previously teased back in January with the first announcement of P25 Music, the illustrious Katy Perry is joining Pokémon for their 25th Anniversary and is a part of the P25 Music collaboration with Universal Music Group.
Her new single and video, “Electric,” is available on YouTube or on supported music platforms, and features a Pikachu in the video, and the two look back on their earlier days, with Katy starting in a farmer’s market playing music for tips with alongside Pichu to playing at her first gig.
In addition to that, there is special Katy Perry x Pokémon P25 merchandise available, including a T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, and a Tote Bag. You can find these for pre-order at the P25 Official Music Store, and you can find pictures of them down below, after the press release.