The tenth set of the Sword & Shield TCG named Astral Radiance been revealed by the Pokémon Company International.
This set will introduce Pokemon and characters from the Hisui region seen in the Pokemon Legends: Arceus videogame. Hisuian Typhlosion, Decidueye & Samurott will debut as V / STAR cards. Dialga & Palkia Origin Forme will also make it's debut in the TCG.
Astral Radiance will also introduce Radiant Pokémon, a new gameplay mechanic that features Shiny Pokémon illustrated in etched artwork. Radiant Greninja from the Japanese S9a Battle Region set has been confirmed.
This set will most likely mainly based off the Japanese upcoming main expansion set S10 Sword & Shield - Space Juggler / Time Gazer and S9a Sword & Shield Enhanced Expansion Pack - Battle Region. Astral Radiance releases on May 27, 2022.
Major Update March 8, 2022:
- Astral Radiance set has been officially revealed in English. Set information and description added & edited the article with this information.
- Added the full Astral Radiance Product Line-up.
This set product description mentions it will include:
- Over 180 cards
8 Pokémon VSTAR
- 3 Radiant Pokémon
21 Pokémon V and 2 Pokémon VMAX
- 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
- More than 20 Trainer cards
Travel back to a primitive land dominated by myth and legend, where Origin Forme Dialga VSTAR and Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR shape the very fabric of time and space! Explore a vast wilderness unlike anything you've ever experienced, where you'll encounter Decidueye, Typhlosion, and Samurott as Hisuian Pokémon VSTAR. Meet talented Trainers and other powerful Pokémon that call the ancient Hisui region home, and discover a new kind of Shiny Pokémon: Radiant Pokémon. Charge courageously into battle in a new world with the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance expansion!
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Booster box + booster pack images
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance 1-Pack Blisters & 3-Pack Blisters
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Premium Checklane Blisters
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Sleeved Booster Pack
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Elite Trainer Box
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Pokemon Center Elite Trainer Box
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Build & Battle Stadium
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Build & Battle Box
Prerelease Promos of Magnezone, Wyrdeer, Hisuian Basculegion & Hisuian Samurott have been revealed too.
Sword & Shield - Astral Radiance Mini Portfolio
Also more product images reveal the Astral Radiance booster box image and promos of Sylveon & Eevee are included in the Astral Radiance 3-Pack Blisters. These two promos originate from the Japanese 8th Gym promo set.
There are 5 booster pack artworks, Hisuian Samurott booster pack artwork is present in the 3-pack blister. We don't have the full image yet of that.
Not much more is revealed, we only have these product images to work with. The set has unfortunately not been officially revealed yet.
As of now, Japanese Sets Space Juggler & Time Gazer have not been revealed, which should reveal Dialga Origin (Forme) VSTAR and Palkia Origin (Forme) VSTAR.
You can read the Japanese card translations of S9a Battle Region here, which has launched today in Japan.
Note: The set reveal might had been planned for a reveal by TPCi this week, but could be delayed. The social media pages of TPCi have gone silent since Wednesday without explanation. This could have something to do with a conflict in a certain country this week.