Pokemon TCG Sword and Shield Darkness Ablaze Expansion Will Launch This Summer
The expansion features seven Pokemon VMAX cards.
Trainers, the next expansion for the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) is called Sword & Shield - Darkness Ablaze.
The Darkness Ablaze expansion will include seven Pokemon VMAX cards, including Charizard VMAX, Centiskorch VMAX, and Grimmsnarl VMAX. All three of these cards will feature the Gigantamax versions of these Pokemon. The Giganamtax phenomenon was introduced in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield on Nintendo Switch. It causes a Pokemon to grow larger and change in appearance during a Pokemon battle.
Another new VMAX card, Eternatus VMAX, will feature the Legendary Pokemon Eternatus in its Eternamax form.
This expansion will also have 14 Pokemon V Cards, including nine full-art Pokemon V cards. You’ll be able to collect 17 different Trainer Cards and four full-art Supporter cards, as well as three new Special Energy cards.
The full Darkness Ablaze expansion will be released around the world on August 14, 2020. However, you’ll be able to get your hands on some of these cards early by picking up the Sword & Shield - Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box, which will be released on August 1.
According to a press release, each one of these Build & Battle Boxes will contain “four Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze 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.”
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