Pokémon: Trading card game getting new Sun and Moon expansion

Pokemon Trading Card Game Getting New Sun and Moon Expansion

The Pokémon franchise is bigger than it has ever been, that much is evident by the fact that Pokémon Sun and Moon marked the biggest debut for the property ever.

That’s an incredibly impressive feat for Nintendo’s majority-owned subsidiary, and while the core RPG installments are still king, many fans will be happy to know that the Pokémon trading card game is also going strong. In fact, The Pokémon Company has just confirmed that it is preparing to release another new line on May 5th for the TCG called Pokémon Sun & Moon–Guardians Rising.

This reveal has arrived following the release of the initial Pokemon TCG: Sun & Moon series – the lot of which launched in North America on February 3rd of this year. That particular release marked the debut of some of Pokémon‘s newest creatures into the TCG, which was a monumental moment for fans. The Guardians Rising release will simply continue that initial undertaking, with the likes of the Alola region’s Legendary Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele leading the charge.

They won’t be alone, though, as the Pokémon TCG: Sun & MoonGuardians Rising expansion also includes the following:

  • Over 140 cards
  • 12 new Pokémon-GX
  • 12 full-art Pokémon-GX
  • 3 full-art Supporter cards

While followers of the Pocket Monster franchise have that to look forward to, there have also been rumblings that fans of the video games may not be without much longer either. Job postings by Game Freak seem to hint at a new Pokémon game coming to Nintendo Switch, while industry insiders have reported that a project is well into development for the same platform codenamed “Pokemon Stars“.