S9a Battle Region Officially Revealed, New Sparkling Pokemon Introduced

Published on 21 January 2022 at 06:39

Sparkling Pokemon Coming!

The next Japanese set named S9a Battle Region after much speculation, has been revealed. This is the second set of year 3 in the Sword & Shield TCG.


This (sub)set will introduce a new type of card named 'Sparkling Pokemon'. 

Sword & Shield Enhanced Expansion Pack Battle Region

  • This set will contain 67 cards + ??? (SR cards or better)
  • This set will release on February 25, 2022
  • Booster box Price: 5200 yen

1 Booster box includes:

  • 20 packs
  • 1 booster pack includes 6 cards

Garchomp V & Starmie V have been revealed, along with Sparkling Greninja and Sparkling Hawlucha. Lastly the Chandelure line has been revealed.


Sparkling Pokemon are Shiny Pokemon. A Sparkling Pokemon is a Pokemon that has rules, powerful moves and abilities. The rule is that you can only have one of these Sparkling Pokemon cards in your deck, similar to Gold Star cards from the past. Sparkling Pokemon have the 'K' rarity. These cards also appear to be textured. 


Note: These cards are not the same as Shining Pokemon cards from Shining Legends, these Sparkling Pokemon are different cards with a different naming and ruling.

Stay tuned for more news about this set in the future!

Card translations comes again from ToineLay, thank you!

Garchomp V


WFC - Dragon Claw 120


WFFC - Sonic Strike 

Discard 3 Energy from this Pokémon. This attack does 220 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Starmie V


CC - Swift 50
This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, or any other effects on your opponent’s Active Pokémon.


WW - Energy Spiral 50x

Does 50 damage times the amount of Energy attached to all of your opponent’s Pokémon.

Sparkling Greninja


Sparkling Pokemon Rule
(You can't have more than 1 Sparkling Pokémon in your deck)

Ability: Secret Asset
Once during your turn you may discard 1 Energy from your hand, then draw 2 cards

WWC - Moonlight Shuriken
Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 90 damage to 2 of your opponent's Pokemon.

Sparkling Hawlucha


Sparkling Pokemon Rule
(You can't have more than 1 Sparkling Pokémon in your deck)


Ability: Big Match

As long as this Pokémon is on your Bench, all of your Pokémon's attacks deal 30 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon VMAX.

FC - Spin Kick 50



Ability: Deck Roast
Once during your turn, when your play this card from your hand to evolve one of your Pokémon, you may discard the top 3 cards of your opponent's deck.

RC - Heat Blast 90



F - Flickering Light 20

Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy from 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokémon.



F - Disorderly Merrymaking

Discard the top card of your opponent’s deck.

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