The Pokémon Company International has announced that the Pokémon TCG: Sword and Shield expansion is now available worldwide.
This is the first expansion in the Sword and Shield series to release for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and takes inspiration from the Nintendo Switch exclusive games.
It introduces a brand-new mechanic in Pokémon VMAX, which evolve from Pokémon V and feature Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon.
This presents the chance to collect cards such as Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX, both in their Gigantamax forms.
The Pokémon TCG: Sword and Shield expansion has more than 50 Pokémon from the Galar region, 17 Pokémon V and 12 full-art Pokémon V (including Zacian V and Zamazenta V), four Pokémon VMAX (including Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX), over 30 Trainer cards (including three full-art Supporter cards) and a new Special Energy card.
Those in the United Kingdom can receive two promo cards at WHSmith and GAME. In WHSmith while stock lasts you must spend £10 or more on Pokémon TCG products to receive Galarian Obstagoon, whereas purchasing any Pokémon TCG product in GAME will reward you with an oversize Snorlax V.
In Ireland, you can receive a Galarian Obstagoon when you spend at least €10 on Pokémon TCG products in Eason stores, while stocks last.