The latest Pokémon TCG expansion, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, has officially been released worldwide today, bringing with it a total of 237 cards to collect in the set. It focuses on Eevee Evolutions and the return of the Dragon-type to the Pokémon TCG.
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 newest Pokémon TCG special expansion set, Shining Fates, released worldwide on Friday, and the main way to get cards from this massive set featuring over 100 Shiny Pokémon is by buying the various Shining Fates products.
Yesterday, Marriland unboxed and did a thorough review of the Shining Fates Elite Trainer Box, which is a good starting point if you want to read up on the set. That’s not the only product that offers Shining Fates booster packs in it, though, so today Marriland will be taking a look at one of the three Shining Fates Tins, the Shiny Cramorant Tin, sent for review from The Pokémon Company International. You can watch the unboxing in the video above, or keep reading to see some additional thoughts and pictures of the tin and its contents.
Yesterday was the release date of the newest Pokémon special expansion set, Shining Fates, a set that includes over 100 Shiny Pokémon inside of the special Shiny Vault subset within Shining Fates, which itself contains 73 cards.
The Pokémon Company International sent Marriland some products from Shining Fates to check out and unbox (big thanks for that!), so you can either watch the video above to see the video unboxing, or you can continue reading to find out what the Elite Trainer Box contains and a few highlights from the set.
The first set in the Pokémon Sword & Shield series of the Pokémon TCG is set to be released on February 7, 2020, and Prerelease tournaments are going on from January 25, 2020 through February 3, 2020, so there’s still a chance to get some of the new cards early if you go to one of the Prerelease events.
Pokémon was kind enough to send over the three Theme Decks from the Sword & Shield expansion — Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon — which contain a preconstructed deck that is ready to go and play against your friends with. These are great for beginner players and also offer quite a few helpful Trainer cards for advanced players. In addition to the unboxing video above, I’ll list the deck contents for each deck below, along with my thoughts on it.