Pokémon TGC Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign Expansion Announced

Trainers can soon enhance their Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) decks with the addition of Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign, the next expansion of the Pokémon TCG unveiled today by The Pokémon Company International. Drawing upon The Crown Tundra expansion for the hit Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign will introduce over 70 new Battle Styles cards, including the Pokémon TCG debut of Legendary Pokémon Calyrex, as well as Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres in Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign will be available worldwide on June 18, 2021.

Calyrex will make its Pokémon TCG debut as a Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX in both Ice Rider and Shadow Rider forms, allowing players to bolster their decks, or create new ones, centered around this powerful Pokémon that will deliver exciting gameplay strategies. In addition, Trainers can look forward to playing with many new Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX, including cards featuring Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres.

Available in booster packs, special collections, and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box featuring Ice Rider Calyrex and Shadow Rider Calyrex, the full Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign expansion includes the following:

  • Eight Pokémon VMAX
  • 15 Pokémon V and 26 full-art Pokémon V
  • 28 Trainer cards and 13 full-art Supporter cards
  • Three new Special Energy cards

Trainers interested in playing with the expansion before it launches can do so by grabbing the Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting June 5. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deck-building tip sheet.

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