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New Pokemon trademarks point towards upcoming Trading Card Game sets

Published: 28/Sep/2020 21:39 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 8:05

by Brent Koepp


Trademarks filed by The Pokemon Company in September may have just revealed new sets in the Trading Card Game. The filings give us three names for what could be upcoming expansions in the TCG.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game first made its debut in North America in 1999, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. Children around the world became obsessed with finding the rarest holographics.

Decades later, the hobby is as popular as it’s ever been with its latest Champion’s Path set being an instant hit with fans. However, recent trademark filings may have given us a clue about three upcoming sets.

charizard champions path pokemon cards
PokeGuardian / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon TCG sets are still introducing jaw-dropping rare cards.

New Pokemon TCG sets revealed by trademarks?

The Pokemon TCG is currently following the eighth generation title Sword & Shield, with its latest release Champion’s Path hitting stores on September 25. Now, future sets in the trading card game might have been revealed.

Pokemon source and Bulbapedia editor ‘abcboy’ first made the discovery, and posted it on Twitter. “Three trademarks filed by GF, Creatures, Nintendo on the 15th. Most likely for the TCG,” they tweeted.

According to the reliable source, the rough translations of the potential set names are: “Matchless Fighters, Silver Lance, and Jet-Black Poltergeist.”

Popular Trading Card Game outlet PokeGuardian reacted to the news, and agreed that it could potentially be the names of future TCG sets. “Very interesting. Potential new set names.”

Interestingly, reports earlier in the month speculated that an upcoming Sword & Shield set 4.5 in February 2021 could be based on the Pokemon franchise’s 25th anniversary.

“We got word from someone that on February 19, 2021, an Elite Trainer Box, Pin Boxes and Tins with a set placeholder named SWSH 4.5 would come. Most likely 25th anniversary set products,” PokeGuardian tweeted on September 18th.

The trademarks filed on the 15th however are not related to the 25th anniversary items. It should also be stated that both sources are not confirming these are in fact Trading Card Game sets, rather that they have the potential to be.

On the other hand, companies can file things all the time without it actually leading to a product anytime soon. So take this with a big a grain of salt. The new names, however, are interesting to say the least.


Every Legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:58 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:59

by Paul Cot


Legendary Pokemon from past generations have finally been added to Pokemon Sword and Shield in the Crown Tundra DLC.

There was uproar when Pokemon Sword and Shield first released and trainers realized that not only was half the National Pokedex missing but that there were zero Legendary Pokemon from the older generations.

It looks like that was all part of a plan however, with their returns coming in the second Sword Shield expansion. It seems to have worked too, as Crown Tundra expansion has been well received from virtually all quarters.

Over the years, and generations, there have been a lot of Legendary Pokemon added to the franchise. So, it should come as little surprise that the list of returning legends is quite long – not that trainers will be complaining.

This is in addition to latest new Legendary species – Calyrex, Glastrier, Regieleki, Regidrago, and Spectrier. Furthermore, the Crown Tundra also brought Galarian forms of the iconic Kanto bird Pokemon.

Legendary Crown Tundra
Pokemon Company
The Crown Tundra plays host to all previously missing Legendary Pokemon…

List of Legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra

Here is a list of every returning Legendary Pokemon that can be found in the Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC, broken down by where.

Max Lair Dens

The following Legendary ‘mons can be obtained by completing a Max Lair run. It’s important to note, that each species can only be caught once.

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Mewtwo
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu FIni
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Necrozma
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Meanwhile, the Regi-Pokemon are part of the Crown Tundra’s story. They feature in The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.

  • Regice
  • Regirock
  • Registeel

Each of these is obtained in order to progress through the chapter and the expansion as a whole. They are required to encounter Regieleki or Regidrago.

Interestingly there aren’t any missing legends but a lot of Mythical Pokemon haven’t been added. Surely they are in Game Freak and the Pokemon Company’s plans, though. Time will tell.