Sword & Shield Archives

Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Silver Tempest in November 2022
Over the past two years, we've seen renewed interest in the hobby due to a number of factors, including the 25th Anniversary, strong Sword & Shield-era sets featuring stunning Alternate Arts, influencers, box breaks, COVID-19 lockdown pushing people to find hobbies, and more For a time, sets and cards that were readily available quickly became[...]
Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Rebel Clash in November 2022
Over the past two years, we've seen renewed interest in the hobby due to a number of factors, including the 25th Anniversary, strong Sword & Shield-era sets featuring stunning Alternate Arts, influencers, box breaks, COVID-19 lockdown pushing people to find hobbies, and more For a time, sets and cards that were readily available quickly became[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 44: CSRs Begin
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
Pokémon TCG Japan: VSTAR Universe Preview: Raihan SAR
After a few revealing leaks, Pokémon TCG Japan's high-class set VSTAR Universe has finally been revealed. VSTAR Universe will drop in Japan this December and is thought to be the basis for the early 2023 English-language special set closing out the Sword & Shield era, Crown Zenith Like previous special sets VMAX Climax and Shiny Star V, VSTAR Universe is[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 40: Pikachu CR
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 38: Trainer Gallery Begins
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 37: Gold Trainers
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 36: Gold VSTARS
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 35: Rainbow Trainers
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 34: Rainbow Pokémon
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 33: Full Art Volo
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 32: Full Art Lady
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 31: Trainers Begin
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
Pokémon TCG Reveals Missing Crown Zenith Product: Pikachu VMAX Box
Now, the release of these cards brings up the question… when will these be released in English? Well, here is our answer, and it's thankfully a resounding "yes." It is also believed that the Eevee card used as a CoroCoro promo in Japan will be released in the actual numbered Crown Zenith set. In addition to this news, here[...]
Pokémon TCG Releases Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest Today
A new Pokémon TCG set arrives on shelves today. Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, previously only available at tournament-official hobby shops, will be available at all participating retailers, big box stores, and hobby shops The set features Alolan Vulpix and Lugia as VSTARs and is set to close out the Sword & Shield era as the last[...]
Crown Zenith Is Pokémon TCG’s Special Set Coming in January 2022
This month's Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest will be the final main series set which means it will be the last expansion with Sword & Shield in the title However, the Pokémon TCG is going on a victory lap at the start of 2023 with a final special set to close out the era titled Crown Zenith[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 17: Radiant Steelix
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 15: Drapion VSTAR
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 14: Enamorus & Aerodactyl
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
Pokémon TCG Early Opening: Silver Tempest – Best Booster Box Ever?
The time has come, Pokémon TCG fans, for some Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest openings Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest is the next official Pokémon TCG expansion, and this Alolan Vulpix and Lugia-themed set is notable in that it is the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era[...]
Pokémon TCG Early Opening: Silver Tempest Elite Trainer Box
The time has come, Pokémon TCG fans, for some Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest openings Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest is the next official Pokémon TCG expansion, and this Alolan Vulpix and Lugia-themed set is notable in that it is the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 12: Psychic-types
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 11: Radiant Gardevoir
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 10: Rotom V
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
Non-Evolved Pokémon Deserve Chase Cards From Pokémon TCG
Besides, we have seen… what, a dozen Charizard chase cards in the Sword & Shield era? Would a Charmander Alt Art not be the better move next? Other exceptions are cute Pokémon like Eevee and Vulpix Eevee gets the Ultra Rare treatment sometimes, and Alolan Vulpix just broke through the Evolution Ceiling to get its V and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 9: Magnezone VSTAR
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 8: Pikachu & Raichu
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
: The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 7: Kyurem VMAX
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 6: Water-types
The expansion, Sword & Shield – Lost Origin, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the eleventh set under the Sword & Shield banner and is the first to include the Lost Zone mechanic, which appears as a teal and purple aura around certain Pokémon This appears on standard cards, holos, Vs, VSTARs, and[...]
Pokémon TCG Japan: Reveals Quagsire V As A Gym Promo
Pokémon TCG Japan has revealed the pack art and cards for Paradigm Trigger, the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era Paradigm Trigger is set for release on October 21st, 2022, in Japan So far, we can confirm that this set focuses primarily on Lugia and contains a Lugia VSTAR, with the Galarian Legendaries[...]