By Michael Fontanini / May 29th, 2020
Sword & Shield: Darkness Ablaze, the new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, has been unveiled by The Pokémon Company International. It will launch globally this summer, on August 14th according to the press release. Charizard makes his Gigantamax debut in the game with the Charizard VMAX. There are seven Pokémon VMAX in the new expansion, including Centiskorch and Grimmsnarl. The Legendary Pokémon, Eternatus, also has its unique Eternamax form. Overall, the next expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game includes the following:
- Seven Pokémon VMAX
- 14 powerful Pokémon V—plus nine full-art Pokémon V
- 17 Trainer cards and four full-art Supporter cards
- Three new Special Energy cards
For fans who’d like to play with some of the new cards before the expansion launches, they can go to participating Pokémon Trading Card Game retailers to pick up the Sword & Shield: Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box. This item will be available starting on August 1st. Each box will contain four booster packs, and a 23-card evolution pack that contains key cards from both current and previous sets. Each box will also come with one of four alternate-art promo cards, and a tip sheet to help players build better decks.
You can find out more at the Pokémon Trading Card Game website when the page for the new Sword & Shield: Darkness Ablaze expansion goes up closer to launch.
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