Everything We Know About the Pokémon Guardians Rising Expansion

We’ve got the first big batch of information on Pokémon Sun and Moon’s second set: Guardians Rising. Players may have already known the name and release date (May 5th), but there hasn’t been much more information on the expansion, that is, until now.


Here’s everything we know about Pokémon Sun and Moon: Guardians Rising:


New Cards in the Pokémon Guardians Rising Expansion

The new set will include over 140 cards. Officially, there are 12 full art Pokémon GX cards. (You never know if there may be a secret card in these sets!) We can confirm 8 of the GX cards, but the remaining 4 still haven’t been revealed. (Let us know which Pokémon you think they’ll be on Facebook!) Here are the GX cards:

Edit: Thanks to @Hungry_Kabigon, we’ve got info on 2 more of the GX cards and confirmation that the Lycanroc is going to be Midnight Form. Credit for the images of the cards go to Hungry Kabigon, and as you can tell the information is based on the Japanese release of the card sets. The Japanese sets are usually released before the English version, and usually contain the same cards.

1. Tapu Koko-GX
2. Tapu Lele-GX
3. Kommo-o-GX

Lycanroc-GX (Midnight Form) from Pokemon Guardians Rising Card Set

4. Lycanroc-GX (Midnight Form)

5. Vikavolt-GX

6. Sylveon-GX

7. Toxapex-GX

8. Metagross-GX

Alolan Ninetales-GX from Pokemon Guardians Rising Card Set

9. Alolan Ninetales-GX

Wishiwashi-GX from Pokemon Guardians Rising Card Set

10. Wishiwashi-GX

11. ???

12. ???

We can also confirm that the following supporter cards will be present:

  • Kahuna Hala
  • Captain Mallow

There are going to be 3 full art supporter cards in the new set, and we suspect that Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow will be 2 of the 3, but can’t confirm at this time. Rumors have it that Alolan Ninetales and Vulpix will be joining as water type Pokémon as well. (Yay!)

New Theme Decks, Elite Trainer Box, and More

There are plenty of exciting new products coming out with/alongside this new set as well! Some players may have already seen the leaked information on the Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box, and we can now confirm that leak to be true.

Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box


The new Guardians rising Elite Trainer Box will feature:

  • 8 Guardians Rising booster packs
  • 65 card sleeves featuring Tapu Koko
  • 45 Pokémon TCG energy cards
  • Player’s guide to the Guardians Rising expansion
  • Damage counter dice
  • Competition legal coin flip die
  • Acrylic condition markers
  • Collectors box with four dividers
  • Code for Pokémon TCG Online

There will also be new Guardians Rising theme decks, booster blisters, and booster packs. At the moment, we don’t have any information on these products, but we’ll update this blog when we learn more!

The last Guardians Rising product that we can currently confirm is a Tapu Koko 60 Card Album. The album comes with 1 booster pack and looks like this:

Tapu Koko Card Album

Other products coming to Pokémon TCG include legendary battle decks and foil promo cards with evolutions of classic Pokémon. The legendary battle decks will contain 60 cards, 2 Pokémon EX (Ho-Oh and Lugia), 8 foil energy cards, and more. There will be a total of 5 foil promo cards including:

  • Steelix EX
  • Politoed
  • Slowking
  • Crobat
  • Bellossom
  • And Blissey

There’s a lot to be excited about with this new set of Pokémon trading cards, and there will undoubtedly be more information to be excited about before the may 5th release. We’ll keep this blog post updated with all the latest information as soon as we have it. If you want to keep up with all the latest Pokémon TCG news, including information on Pokémon Guardians Rising, follow us on Twitter.