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Pokémon Sword & Shield – Evolving Skies: The Coolest Cards We Pulled From Boosters Packs

by Brian Shea on Aug 13, 2021 at 08:01 AM

The latest entry in the Pokémon Trading Card Game's Sword & Shield series releases later this month with Evolving Skies. This new expansion focuses on dragon types, Galarian forms of the Legendary birds best known from the Kanto region, and Eevee's various evolutions. In total, Evolving Skies boasts more than 200 new cards, including 18 Pokémon V, 15 Pokémon VMAX, 24 trainer cards, a new Special Energy Card, and more cards that use the new Single Strike and Rapid Strike mechanics.

The Pokémon Company sent us a bunch of booster packs for the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield – Evolving Skies set. We opened the packs to see what we could pull. While we've seen the Legendary birds from Kanto's Galarian forms appear in a recent expansion, I loved collecting the new versions of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. As someone who loves the Eeveelutions, I loved the ones I pulled, but was disappointed I didn't get any of the Gen 1 forms. My overall favorite card in this expansion is the Gyarados VMAX, which I wasn't lucky enough to get, but I was thrilled to see some of the other full-art Pokémon V and VMAX cards emerge from the booster packs I opened.

You can check out the full gallery of my favorite cards I pulled from the new Evolving Skies expansion below.


Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield – Evolving Skies has a global release date of August 27. For more on the Pokémon Trading Card Game, check out the hub below.