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The Pokémon Company has announced some new details on the upcoming Scarlet and Violet expansion to the Pokémon Trading Game ahead of its release this March.
The new expansion will bring the tabletop game up to date with the games, introducing a bunch of the latest Pokémon into the card battler. But it’ll also change things up with some gameplay mechanic updates.
As well as the new Pokémon, the TCG will also be taking inspiration from the latest video games, by incorporating the Terastal phenomenon and introduce Tera Pokémon with unique etched artwork.
Pokémon TCG Scarlet and Violet expansion release date
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Scarlet and Violet expansion is set for launch on March 31, 2023. You’ll be able to pick up the new cards in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and in special collections too.
When the new set releases, it’ll feature a new version of the Pokémon-EX mechanic last seen in the Black & White and XY series cards.
Now, instead of being all basic Pokémon, Ex cards in Scarlet & Violet can be Basic, Stage 1 or Stage 2. While they’ll of course be tougher, they’ll also give two Prize cards if they’re Knocked Out.
The artwork for the cards is also getting a refresh with the new expansion, and we’re promised full-art etched cards including rare and special illustration rare monsters, showing an entire Evolution line.
While a full list of cards is to come, here’s what cards players can expect to find in the new expansion:
- 12 double rare Pokémon ex, including two Tera Pokémon ex featuring Arcanine and Gyarados
- 12 ultra rare Pokémon ex and eight ultra rare Supporter cards
- 24 illustration rare Pokémon
- 10 special illustration rare Pokémon and Supporter cards
- Six hyper rare gold etched cards, which can include Pokémon ex, Trainer and Energy cards
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Scarlet and Violet expansion will be available from all good stockists, as well as the Pokémon Center in the UK, US and Canada.
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