Snow Hazard & Clay Burst Coming To Pokémon TCG Japan
Pokémon TCG Japan has revealed a new of Scarlet & Violet sets on the way including Snow Hazard, Clay Burst, Pokémon Card 151, & more.
New trademarks have been found for Pokémon TCG sets in Japan. These are all likely to be Scarlet & Violet-era sets coming out this year. So far, we know that Triple Beat will be the next set released by Japan. This is confirmed for March 10th, and it is what Japan calls a subset. Then, the next sister sets will be released on April 14th. They are Snow Hazard and Clay Burst, and the focus on these will likely be the Treasures of Ruin Legendary Pokémon Chien-Pao and Ting-Lu. It has already been leaked that Iono, Gym Leader of the Electric-type Levincia Gym, will get a Full Art and Special Illustrator Rare. Along with Snow Hazard and Clay Burst will be special products, including an as-of-yet untilted ex Special Set and a Gym Set for Iono. Following that, Pokémon Card 151 will be a special Kanto-themed expansion releasing on June 16th with another set, titled Raging Surf, found in trademarks and expected to be released later in Summer 2023.
That's what's happening in Japan. Here is the upcoming English-language slate of Pokémon TCG releases for the first and second quarter of 2023:
- Crown Zenith Mini Tins (available February 17, 2023): Includes two Crown Zenith booster packs and one sticker sheet
- Crown Zenith Special Collection—Pikachu VMAX (available February 17, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs, one etched promo card and one oversize promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX, and one foil promo card featuring Pikachu V
- Mimikyu ex Box (available March 3, 2023): Includes four booster packs, one promo card and oversize card featuring Mimikyu ex, and one foil promo card featuring Greavard. It will retail for $19.99.
- 2022 World Championship Decks (available March 3, 2023): Each of these products will include a 60-card World Championships deck and items from the 2022 World Championships, including a booklet, pin, coin, deck box, playmat, and poster. The four available decks include the ADP Deck, Shape of Mew Deck, Cheryl Again Deck, and Ice Rider Palkia Deck, which are based on the decks of the Championship winners. They are $14.99 each.
- Crown Zenith Tins (available March 17, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs and one full-art promo card featuring Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, or Galarian Moltres
- Klara Premium Tournament Collection (available March 24, 2023): Includes seven booster packs, a deck box, Cyrus-themed card sleeves, a metallic coin, and other competitive items. It will include a Full Art Promo card featuring Cyrus and three copies of a holographic Trainer card. MSRP is $39.99.
- Cyrus Premium Tournament Collection (available March 24, 2023): Includes seven booster packs, a deck box, Cyrus-themed card sleeves, a metallic coin, and other competitive items. It will include a Full Art Promo card featuring Cyrus and three copies of a holographic Trainer card. MSRP is $39.99.
- Scarlet & Violet base set drop (available March 31, 2023): The first set of the new era debuts with booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and more.
- Crown Zenith Pin Collection—Rillaboom, Cinderace, or Inteleon (available April 14, 2023): Includes three Crown Zenith booster packs; one promo card featuring Rillaboom, Cinderace, or Inteleon; and one corresponding pin
- Crown Zenith Premium Playmat Collection—Morpeko V-UNION (available April 14, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs, four Morpeko V-UNION cards, one Professor Burnet card, one playmat, and one oversize card
- Crown Zenith Premium Figure Collection—Shiny Zacian or Shiny Zamazenta (available May 5, 2023): Includes 11 Crown Zenith booster packs; one etched promo card featuring either Shiny Zacian V or Shiny Zamazenta V; one corresponding Shiny figure and a Shiny pin; and one set of card sleeves
- Cyclizar ex Box (available May 5, 2023): Includes a Cyclizar ex Black Star Promo card, a jumbo version of Cyclizar ex, a holographic card featuring an as-of-yet unannounced Pokémon, and four booster packs. It will retail for $19.99.