The Pokémon Company has announced the next expansion set for the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Evolving Skies, which is set to focus on Eevee and their various evolution options, such as Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon. This release will also mark the return of Dragon-type Pokémon, marking their first inclusion in the Sword & Shield line of card packs.
Beginning on August 14, 2021, players can expect to snag booster packs and Battle Boxes featuring artwork for each “Eeveelution”, and eventually, we’ll see the release of two Elite Trainer Boxes, each featuring a number of evolutions in the artwork.
Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield – Evolving Skies will release worldwide beginning on August 14, 2021, for your regional pricing.
An important note about the expansion: each evolution of Eevee will appear as a V and VMAX card, and some evolutions will have Battle Styles, a variant introduced with the recent Battle Styles expansion pack. If you’re looking to load up your deck, expect to see Single Strike Flareon VMAX, Rapid Strike Vaporeon VMAX, Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX, and Single Strike Umbreon VMAX.
Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX are notable Dragon-type inclusions, ending this type’s absence from the TCG since 2019. Dragon-type Pokémon offset their powerful attacks with high Energy costs, making them a strategic force to be reckoned with.
As always, there will surely be more information available as we creep closer to the release date.