Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon (Japanese: コレクションサンCollection Sun and コレクションムーンCollection Moon) is the name given to the first main expansion of cards from the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sun & Moon Era in Japan). The set is the first to feature Generation VII Pokémon in the card game.
Welcome to the tropical Alola region! Start your journey with Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, then seek out the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo-GX and Lunala-GX to witness the awesome power of a new kind of Pokémon: each Pokémon-GX brings an attack so devastating that you can use only one of them per game! Discover dozens of never-before-seen Pokémon, Alola forms of some familiar favorites, and new ways to battle in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion!
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Sun & Moon is the name given to the first main expansion of the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as the Collection Sun and Collection Moon dual expansions that make up the first expansion block in the Pokémon Card Game Sun & Moon Era. It is based on Pokémon Sun and Moon, featuring Generation VII Pokémon and the two game Legendary PokémonSolgaleo and Lunala. The English expansion was released on February 3, 2017, while the Japanese expansions were released on December 9, 2016.
Sun & Moon introduced Pokémon-GX, a type of Pokémon. Pokémon-GX are more powerful versions of Pokémon. When a Pokémon-GX is Knocked Out, the opponent takes two Prize cards instead of one. Pokémon-GX have a GX attack which have more powerful damage or effects than usual attacks. Each player could only use one GX attack per game. Pokémon-GX generally came in three types of prints, Regular card, Full Art card, and Secret Rainbow Rare card (called Hyper Rare card in Japan). The card border was black. The card text was outlined. They lacked the Pokémon's Pokédex number, species, height, and weight. The GX attack's energy cost, name and damage were written in a blue and black bar with silver border. The Pokémon-GX rule box took the place of the Pokédex entry. Regular prints featured the artwork covering most of the card with the Pokémon out of the card border. The whole card was Holofoil and had a glossy finish. Full Art prints have a shard-like diamond background. Rainbow Rare prints have the exact same artwork as Full Art prints but were fully silver (including the Pokémon) and have a rainbow reflector finish.
Sun & Moon also introduced an updated card design, which included numerous changes. The Stage and Evolution area received new graphics. The curvy strips between the Pokémon's name and the HP were removed. The bar displaying the Pokémon's Pokédex number, species, height, and weight also received a new graphic. The background of the card text area featured a new design. The Weakness and Resistance were written in a white bar and retreat in a separate white bar beside the other two. The Pokédex entry was written without a frame. The illustrator's name, set symbol, card number, and card rarity were moved to the left, above the copyright information. The Sheen Holofoil was changed to Water Web Holofoil. The Reverse Holofoil also received a new design.
The booster pack size for English expansions were increased from 11 to 12 and included a Basic Energy card in every booster pack.
The Collection Sun and Collection Moon sets are released in Japanese and Korean, both only available in unlimited edition. Since the Sun & Moon era, Japanese 1st edition cards are no longer printed. The Sun & Moon set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, with cards also available as Reverse Holos.