Everything We Know About Pokémon Sun and Moon Burning Shadows

Pokémon TCG Sun and Moon’s second expansion is coming out soon, and coming with it are dozens of new cards, including a few that are sure to be favorites among collectors and players. Here’s what’s been revealed so far:

Sun and Moon Burning Shadows Release Date

Pokémon TCG Sun and Moon Burning Shadows is set to release on the 4th of August (8/4/17). Though if you ask us, that’s still not soon enough! ????

Sun and Moon Burning Shadows Official Description

“What strange fires lurk in the shadows? Minions of Team Skull and a cavalcade of new Pokémon stand ready to battle in the dark of night and in the blazing sun! Slug it out with new titans like Necrozma-GX and Tapu Fini-GX, or battle with trusty allies from Machamp-GX and Charizard-GX to Darkrai-GX and Ho-Oh-GX. Fight for what’s right with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion!

Some Pokémon have adapted to the distinctive micro-climates of the Alola region, taking on different forms than they have in other regions. These Pokémon are called regional variants. Taking root in the Alola region, they live like native Pokémon. Regional variant Pokémon can have different appearances and types, and their ways of living can also differ from that of the forms previously known.”

New Cards in Sun and Moon Burning Shadows

The new Pokémon and trainer cards we know will be in Pokémon Sun and Moon Burning Shadows are:

  • Over 140 new cards in total
  • Necrozma-GX
  • Tapu Fini-GX
  • Machamp-GX
  • Charizard-GX
  • Darkrai-GX
  • Ho-oh-GX
  • Marshadow-GX(?)
  • Unknown GX
  • Unknown GX
  • Unknown GX
  • Unknown GX
  • Unknown GX
  • 6 new full art supporter cards

Products Coming with the New Expansion

As usual, there will be 2 products released on the 4th, your standard booster packs and an elite trainer box. The elite trainer box will feature:

  • 8 Burning Shadows booster packs
  • 65 card sleeves featuring Necrozma
  • 45 Pokémon energy cards
  • Players guide to Burning Shadows
  • 6 damage counter die
  • 1 Competition-legal coin-flip die
  • 2 acrylic condition markers
  • 1 collectors box
  • 1 online code

There’s no word at the moment on any new theme decks, blister packs, or other products, but those will undoubtedly pop up after the release as well.

What are you most hyped for?

This new release comes with a lot to be excited about, however for us, the most exciting card thus far is Charizard-GX. Charizard is almost always an epic and very powerful card, and a GX version is certainly going to be no different. What part of the new expansion excites you most?