The Pokemon Company is officially known as the next Pokémon TCG set, Astral Radiance, which is one of several first-printed Pokemon and other characters from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
The set is expected to be released on May 27th, and introduced 180 new cards, including Pokemon V, VSTAR, and a new subset of new cards called Sparkling Pokemon.
For the players who had Legends: Arceus, this is the first time that Hisuian Typhlosion, Decidueye, and Samurott will be playing cards with printed, V and VSTAR variants. In addition, the origin forms of Dialga and Palkia will be included.
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The Japanese equivalent to Astral Radiance, Time Gazer and Space Juggler, were officially launched for the OCG last week. This new set will also include cards from the new Battle Region set, such as Hisuian Starters and Sparkling Greninja, Hawlucha, and Heatran.
Japan’s sets are a complete set of card reveals for those of us who wait to see what cards we can find fully available in Astral Radiance, especially because we still need to buy a few selected-set cards from other sets.
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And, given that the Sword and Shield tag is from Legends: Arceus, it’s still going to continue using this tag, because TPC labels sets based on a generation, not individual titles. When the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will take place in November, players can expect the first set of 2023 changes to this by a new classification.