Sword & Shield Archives

Pokémon Trading Card Game Artist Spotlight: sowsow
Credit: Pokémon TCG During the Sword & Shield era, sowsow began to contribute notable chase cards and promo cards to the hobby The Gengar VMAX Alternate Art from Sword & Shield – Fusion Strike is a monster of a chase card valued at over $100, but it's not just the value that is special about these cards[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Silver Tempest Part 21: Fighting-types
In November 2022, Pokémon TCG released the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era The expansion, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the twelfth set under the Sword & Shield banner and it adapts the Japanese sets Incandescent Arcana and Paradigm Trigger, with its Trainer Gallery[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Silver Tempest Part 18: Psychic-types
In November 2022, Pokémon TCG released the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era The expansion, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the twelfth set under the Sword & Shield banner, and it adapts the Japanese sets Incandescent Arcana and Paradigm Trigger, with its Trainer[...]
Pokémon TCG Announces Cyrus & Klara Premium Tournament Collections
That means that the booster packs within will be all Sword & Shield-era sets. Crown Zenith Elite Trainer Box (available January 20, 2023): Includes 10 Crown Zenith booster packs, one special art card featuring Lucario VSTAR and various gameplay accessories Crown Zenith Collection—Regieleki V or Regidrago V (available January 20, 2023): Includes four Crown Zenith booster packs, one[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Silver Tempest Part 12: Electric-types
In November 2022, Pokémon TCG released the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era The expansion, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the twelfth set under the Sword & Shield banner and it adapts the Japanese sets Incandescent Arcana and Paradigm Trigger, with its Trainer Gallery[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Silver Tempest Part 10: Water-types
In November 2022, Pokémon TCG released the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era The expansion, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the twelfth set under the Sword & Shield banner and it adapts the Japanese sets Incandescent Arcana and Paradigm Trigger, with its Trainer Gallery[...]
Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Rebel Clash in December 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: Silver Tempest Part 3: Grass-types
In November 2022, Pokémon TCG released the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era The expansion, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the twelfth set under the Sword & Shield banner and it adapts the Japanese sets Incandescent Arcana and Paradigm Trigger, with its Trainer Gallery[...]
Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield - Silver Tempest Pull Rate Quest #4
It's going to be interesting to see how the latest set, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, is seen because it is the third main series set in a row that has a special Trainer Gallery subset consisting of Character Cards, Character Super Rares, Full Art Trainers, and Black and Gold VMAXes that can be[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Silver Tempest Part 1: Set Begins
In November 2022, Pokémon TCG released the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era The expansion, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, came out on September 9th, 2022 It is the twelfth set under the Sword & Shield banner and it adapts the Japanese sets Incandescent Arcana and Paradigm Trigger, with its Trainer Gallery[...]
Pokémon Trading Card Game Artist Spotlight: Modern Mitushiro Arita
Alt Arts have become beloved staples in the last leg of the Sun & Moon era and in the second and third years of the Sword & Shield era, but they began with one card much earlier in the Sun & Moon era. It was the special set Shining Legends that debuted the first true Alt Art with the[...]
Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield - Silver Tempest Pull Rate Quest #3
It's going to be interesting to see how the latest set, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, is seen because it is the third main series set in a row that has a special Trainer Gallery subset consisting of Character Cards, Character Super Rares, Full Art Trainers, and Black and Gold VMAXes that can be[...]
Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield - Silver Tempest Pull Rate Quest #2
It's going to be interesting to see how the latest set, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, is seen because it is the third main series set in a row that has a special Trainer Gallery subset consisting of Character Cards, Character Super Rares, Full Art Trainers, and Black and Gold VMAXes that can be[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 50: TG Trainers Part 2
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: Sword & Shield - Silver Tempest Pull Rate Quest #1
It's going to be interesting to see how the latest set, Sword & Shield – Silver Tempest, is seen because it is the third main series set in a row that has a special Trainer Gallery subset consisting of Character Cards, Character Super Rares, Full Art Trainers, and Black and Gold VMAXes that can be[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Part 49: TG Trainers Part 1
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 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[...]