Champion's Path (TCG)

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Champion's Path
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Cards in set 80
Release date September 25, 2020

Pokémon TCG: Champion's Path is a special expansion released during the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The set features Generation VIII Pokémon and focuses on the Gym Leaders of the Galar region.


Do You Have the Heart of a Champion?

Take the first step to defeating all rivals and proving your worth! Trainers like Bede and Marnie will challenge you throughout your journey in the Galar region, and wild new Pokémon power your strategies to take on mighty Gym Leaders in stadiums packed with cheering fans. Discover Venusaur, Lucario, and Incineroar as new Pokémon V—plus Gigantamax Pokémon like Drednaw VMAX and Alcremie VMAX! Show your skill and mastery with the Pokémon TCG: Champion's Path expansion!


Champion's Path is a special expansion of the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and was first available from September 25, 2020. Similar to other special expansions, such as Generations and Shining Legends, Champion's Path booster packs could not be purchased separately and instead, were available exclusively in various set-related products. Champion's Path is composed of cards from the Japanese Infinity Zone expansion as well as the Explosive Walker and Legendary Heartbeat subsets, Charizard & Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Sets, and the V Starter Decks. The expansion also includes cards that were previously Japanese-exclusive promos, among which is a Secret Rainbow Rare print of Charizard VMAX originally released as a Limited format tournament prize. Another Secret card featuring Shiny Charizard V was a surprise inclusion ahead of its debut in the Japanese Shiny Star V subset. The presence of these two cards saw a large demand for Champion's Path products, prompting Play! Pokémon to issue a statement regarding additional stock[1].

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
007/073   Victini   "4" Cinderace Deck stamp Battle Academy 2022 exclusive
007/073   Victini   "53" Cinderace Deck stamp Battle Academy 2022 exclusive
018/073   Hatenna   Non Holo Pikachu jack-o’-lantern stamp Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle exclusive
026/073   Machamp   Non Holo Tutorial Deck exclusive at stores & events
027/073   Lucario    Non Holo Tutorial Deck exclusive at stores & events
035/073   Galarian Zigzagoon   Eevee Deck stamp Battle Academy 2022 exclusive
036/073   Galarian Linoone   Eevee Deck stamp Battle Academy 2022 exclusive

Set list

Champion's Path
No. Mark Card name Type Rarity
001/073   Venusaur      Promotion
002/073   Weedle     Promotion
003/073   Kakuna     Promotion
004/073   Beedrill     Promotion
005/073   Eldegoss      Promotion
006/073   Vulpix     Promotion
007/073   Victini     Promotion
008/073   Incineroar      Promotion
009/073   Sizzlipede     Promotion
010/073   Centiskorch     Promotion
011/073   Carvanha     Promotion
012/073   Sharpedo     Promotion
013/073   Wailord      Promotion
014/073   Drednaw      Promotion
015/073   Drednaw      Promotion
016/073   Gardevoir      Promotion
017/073   Gardevoir      Promotion
018/073   Hatenna     Promotion
019/073   Hattrem     Promotion
020/073   Hatterene     Promotion
021/073   Galarian Cursola      Promotion
022/073   Alcremie      Promotion
023/073   Alcremie      Promotion
024/073   Machop     Promotion
025/073   Machoke     Promotion
026/073   Machamp     Promotion
027/073   Lucario      Promotion
028/073   Zygarde     Promotion
029/073   Rockruff     Promotion
030/073   Lycanroc     Promotion
031/073   Rolycoly     Promotion
032/073   Grapploct      Promotion
033/073   Ekans     Promotion
034/073   Arbok     Promotion
035/073   Galarian Zigzagoon     Promotion
036/073   Galarian Linoone     Promotion
037/073   Galarian Obstagoon     Promotion
038/073   Absol     Promotion
039/073   Purrloin     Promotion
040/073   Liepard     Promotion
041/073   Scraggy     Promotion
042/073   Scrafty     Promotion
043/073   Trubbish     Promotion
044/073   Inkay     Promotion
045/073   Malamar     Promotion
046/073   Nickit     Promotion
047/073   Duraludon      Promotion
048/073   Swablu     Promotion
049/073   Altaria     Promotion
050/073   Bede Su   Promotion
051/073   Full Heal I   Promotion
052/073   Great Ball I   Promotion
053/073   Hop Su   Promotion
054/073   Hyper Potion I   Promotion
055/073   Kabu Su   Promotion
056/073   Marnie Su   Promotion
057/073   Milo Su   Promotion
058/073   Piers Su   Promotion
059/073   Poké Ball I   Promotion
060/073   Pokémon Center Lady Su   Promotion
061/073   Potion I   Promotion
062/073   Professor's Research [Professor Magnolia] Su   Promotion
063/073   Rotom Bike I   Promotion
064/073   Rotom Phone I   Promotion
065/073   Sonia Su   Promotion
066/073   Suspicious Food Tin I   Promotion
067/073   Team Yell Grunt Su   Promotion
068/073   Turffield Stadium St   Promotion
069/073   Drednaw      Promotion
070/073   Gardevoir      Promotion
071/073   Galarian Cursola      Promotion
072/073   Grapploct      Promotion
073/073   Hop Su   Promotion
074/073   Charizard      Promotion
075/073   Drednaw      Promotion
076/073   Gardevoir      Promotion
077/073   Kabu Su   Promotion
078/073   Piers Su   Promotion
079/073   Charizard      Promotion
080/073   Suspicious Food Tin I   Promotion


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Gigantamax Drednaw booster
Obstagoon booster
Gigantamax Alcremie booster
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In other languages

Language Title
  French La Voie du Maître
  German Weg des Champs
  Italian Futuri Campioni
  Brazilian Portuguese Caminho do Campeão
  Spanish Camino de Campeones

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