Battle Styles

Do you feel like taking your opponent down with a single, powerful punch—or seizing victory with clever, technical attacks that keep your opponent guessing? You'll soon get your choice with the release of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & ShieldBattle Styles expansion, coming March 19, 2021. The expansion will debut an exciting new gameplay mechanic called Battle Styles, introducing two different forms of attack: Single Strike and Rapid Strike. The former is the Pokémon equivalent of a throwing a knockout punch; the latter is like a chess game using tactical attacks to build steadily to victory.

Here's what else you can expect from the Sword & ShieldBattle Styles expansion coming out in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections:

  • 60 Battle Styles cards

  • 12 Pokémon V and 16 full-art Pokémon V

  • Six Pokémon VMAX

  • 19 Trainer cards and six full-art Supporter cards

  • Two Special Energy cards