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Pokemon TCG news: Sword & Shield Astral Radiance coming in May

The Pokémon Company International today revealed Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance, the next expansion for the hit Pokémon Trading Card Game. Inspired by Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will include various Hisuian Pokémon and card art showcasing the Hisui region. In addition, Trainers can look forward to the introduction of Radiant Pokémon, a new gameplay mechanic featuring Shiny Pokémon with a powerful Ability or attack.

Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:

  • Three Radiant Pokémon
  • Eight Pokémon VSTAR
  • 21 Pokémon V and two Pokémon VMAX
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will launch on May 27, 2022, at participating retailers worldwide.

Source: The Pokemon Company

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