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Pokemon TCG Vivid Voltage set gets release date, “Amazing” cards, more

Published: 28/Aug/2020 19:33 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 9:46

by Brent Koepp


On August 28, The Pokemon Company announced the newest expansion for the Trading Card Game. Vivid Voltage will hit stores this Fall, and is the next Sword & Shield set after Darkness Ablaze. 

The Pokemon Trading Card Game made its debut in North America in 1998, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. Kids from around the world became obsessed with collecting the rarest holos. Decades later, the hobby is as popular as ever, with some collectibles selling for as much as a house.

Currently, the TCG has been centered around the eighth generation Nintendo Switch title Sword & Shield. This Fall, it’s getting expanded in a major way with a new release called Vivid Voltage. The expansion includes the viral Fat Pikachu card – which Japan got in August – as well as the “Amazing” Legendary cards featuring Celebi, Jirachi, Rayquaza, and more.

pokemon legendary heartbeats set
The Pokemon Company / PokeGuardian
The Viviv Voltage set will feature the “Amazing” Legendary cards.

Vivid Voltage announced for the Pokemon TCG

The Vivid Voltage set will be hitting stores on November 13 in North America. The TCG expansion is sure to be a hit with collectors, as it includes both a Fat Pikachu VMAX, as well as the rare “Amazing” cards that were previously only available in Japan.

The vibrant cards are a new type of holographic that features an explosion of color speckles, reflective surface, and Legendary Pokemon such as Zacian, Celebi, Rayquaza, Raikou, and more.

The rare collectibles originally made their debut in the Legendary Heartbeats set in Japan, but this Fall, North American players will finally get their chance to nab the sought-after items.

pokemon vivid voltage amazing cards
The Pokemon Company / PokeGuardian
The “Amazing” Legendary cards feature a new holographic style.

Rare Cards featured in the set

  • Zarude V
  • Pikachu VMAX
  • Orbeetle VMAX
  • Coalossal VMAX
  • Celebi Amazing Legendary
  • Raikou Amazing Legendary
  • Zacian Amazing Legendary
  • Zamazenta Amazing Legendary
  • Jirachi Amazing Legendary
  • Rayquaza Amazing Legendary
  • 11 Pokémon V and 13 full-art Pokémon V
  • 16 Trainer cards and 7 full-art Supporter cards

On top of that, fans can also get their hands on the Fat Pikachu themed Elite Trainer box set which will feature 65 card sleeves with the rotund electric mascot on the back.

pokemon vivid voltage elite trainer box

As if there weren’t enough goodies, according to Pokeguardian, Vivid Voltage will have blister packs sold in stores which include promo cards for starters Sobble, Grookey, and Scorbunny. The outlet also states that a new Vaporeon collectible will also be available.

pokemon vivid voltage vaporeon promo

Despite releasing decades ago, the TCG continues to be relevant with kids and adults in 2020. Collectors are willing to pay hundreds and even thousands for rare items.

The latest set, Darkness Ablaze – which released in August and – had Charizard cards selling for over $700 on online auction sites like eBay. If nothing else, it’s proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.


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.