The Pokémon Company International has officially revealed our fifth main Sword & Shield TCG set called Battle Styles. The Legendary Pokémon Urshifu from the Isle of Armor DLC will be introduced in this set. A new Battle Style mechanic will introduce new ways to play the TCG. This set is based from the Japanese set S5 Single Strike Master / Rapid Strike Master, that was revealed earlier today.
The set includes:
- Over 160 cards
- New Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards
- Dozens of recently discovered Pokemon from the Galar region
- 60 Battle Style cards
- 12 Pokemon V cards
- 6 Pokemon VMAX cards
- 16 full-art cards
- 2 new Special Energy cards
- More than 15 trainer cards
Sword & Shield - Battle Styles will release on Friday, March 19, 2021.
Inspired by the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Battle Styles consist of Single Strike Style, which delivers powerful, hard-hitting attacks that can Knock Out an opponent in a single blow, and Rapid Strike Style, which uses sneaky, technical attacks that allow a player to attack their opponent when least expected.
Any Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG can have a Battle Style, with Single Strike cards decorated with a hint of red and Rapid Strike cards with a hint of blue. In addition, Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards are available as Trainer and Energy cards, which tend to assist Pokémon of that particular Battle Style and allow players to build a Single Strike or Rapid Strike deck.
Trainers will be able to collect, trade, and play with Battle Style cards—such as Single Strike Urshifu V, Rapid Strike Urshifu V, Single Strike Tyranitar V, and Rapid Strike Empoleon V—in the new Sword & Shield—Battle Styles expansion from The Pokémon Company International. In addition, Trainers can look forward to seeing Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX in their Gigantamax forms, as seen in The Isle of Armor expansion for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games.
Choose Your Battle Style Wisely!
Be a titan full of power, or strike with impossible speed—it all depends on your martial mastery! Channel the power of Pokemon V like Mimikyu V, Tyranitar V, Empoleon V, and more. You'll also find a handful of impressive Pokemon VMAX, including Gigantamax Urshifu in both Single Strike and Rapid Strike styles! Unleash epic smashups with the Sword & Shield—Battle Styles expansion!