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Pokemon Sword And Shield TCG Expansion Release Day Deals

The Sword and Shield expansion brings more than 200 new cards to the Pokemon TCG.


Pokemon Sword and Shield released last November on Nintendo Switch, introducing the Galar region to fans across the world. Now, Sword and Shield has arrived in the Pokemon Trading Card Game as the latest expansion. The expansion officially released today, adding 202 base cards and 14 secret cards to the long-running TCG.

The new set contains Galar region Pokemon like Wooloo and Yamper, and Galarian designs of old Pokemon like Galarian Ponyta. The Sword and Shield expansion also brings more than 15 new Pokemon V, including legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta. Further, Sword and Shield's main new battle mechanic, Gigantamaxing, is represented in special VMAX cards. We know that Gen 1 Pokemon Snorlax and Lapras account for two of the four VMAX cards.

The Sword and Shield expansion is also live in Pokemon TCG Online. In addition to standard booster packs, The Pokemon Company released a few box sets and decks to kick things off in the Galar Region. Check out the new box sets and decks that landed in stores today.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Elite Trainer Box | $40

Zamazenta Trainer Box (left), Zacian Trainer Box (right)
Zamazenta Trainer Box (left), Zacian Trainer Box (right)

The Elite Trainer Box retails for $40 and comes with everything you need to get started with the Sword and Shield expansion. The special collector's box has four dividers to help you store all the goodies inside.

  • 8 booster packs
  • 45 energy cards
  • 6 damage counter dice
  • coin-flip die
  • 2 acrylic condition markers
  • 65 card sleeves showing either Zacian or Zamazenta depending on which box you buy
  • Player guide for the Sword and Shield expansion

Sword and Shield Theme Deck | $13 ($19)

Get a deck that's ready to battle
Get a deck that's ready to battle

If you want a pre-made 60-card deck that you can use in both the physical card game and online game, there are three themed decks available at launch: Water, Fire, and Grass. Each deck contains the final evolution form of one of Sword and Shield's starters, so you'll get Inteleon, Rillaboom, or Cinderace out of the gate. Walmart is selling themed decks for $13, and unlike at Amazon, you can pick which deck you want.

Sword and Shield Booster Blister Pack | $13 ($19)

Booster Blister Packs come with one promo foil card
Booster Blister Packs come with one promo foil card

The Booster Blister Pack comes with three Sword and Shield booster packs and one promo foil card. You can pick between Galarian Ponyta or Morpeko foil cards.

Sword and Shield Booster Box | $99 ($151)

Sword and Shield Booster Box
Sword and Shield Booster Box

Remember the days of going to the store and buying one or two booster packs? As a kid, I always wondered what it would be like to open a whole booster box instead of a couple of packs. Well, here you go. Booster boxes contain 35 card packs, and you actually save a decent amount of money buying packs in bulk. Amazon is selling Sword and Shield Booster boxes for $100, which is $50 less than its list price.

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