Facing a New Trial (TCG)

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Strength Expansion Pack Facing a New Trial
強化拡張パック 新たなる試練の向こう
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Cards in set 66
Release date April 21, 2017

Facing a New Trial (Japanese: 強化拡張パック 新たなる試練の向こう Strength Expansion Pack Facing a New Trial) is the name given to the second Japanese subset released during the Sun & Moon Era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is an enhancement of the second main expansion, Islands Await You and Alolan Moonlight. It continues the introduction of Generation VII Pokémon to the TCG, while providing new prints of Pokémon already included in the second expansion.


The Strength Expansion Pack Facing a New Trial is a subset containing 66 cards that was released on April 21, 2017 in Japan. All the cards included within the subset are Mirror Holofoil.

Set list

Facing a New Trial
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
001/049   Bellsprout   Promotion
002/049   Weepinbell   Promotion
003/049   Victreebel   Promotion
004/049   Ledyba   Promotion
005/049   Ledian   Promotion
006/049   Tapu Bulu   Promotion
007/049   Tapu Bulu      Promotion
008/049   Salandit   Promotion
009/049   Salazzle   Promotion
010/049   Salazzle      Promotion
011/049   Alolan Sandshrew   Promotion
012/049   Alolan Sandslash   Promotion
013/049   Alolan Vulpix   Promotion
014/049   Alolan Ninetales   Promotion
015/049   Wailmer   Promotion
016/049   Wailord   Promotion
017/049   Wishiwashi   Promotion
018/049   Tapu Fini      Promotion
019/049   Electabuzz   Promotion
020/049   Electivire   Promotion
021/049   Tapu Koko   Promotion
022/049   Slowpoke   Promotion
023/049   Slowking   Promotion
024/049   Trubbish   Promotion
025/049   Garbodor   Promotion
026/049   Tapu Lele   Promotion
027/049   Machop   Promotion
028/049   Machoke   Promotion
029/049   Machamp      Promotion
030/049   Lunatone   Promotion
031/049   Solrock   Promotion
032/049   Rockruff   Promotion
033/049   Lycanroc   Promotion
034/049   Lycanroc      Promotion
035/049   Murkrow   Promotion
036/049   Honchkrow   Promotion
037/049   Sneasel   Promotion
038/049   Weavile   Promotion
039/049   Sableye   Promotion
040/049   Darkrai      Promotion
041/049   Cottonee   Promotion
042/049   Whimsicott   Promotion
043/049   Komala   Promotion
044/049   Escape Rope I Promotion
045/049   Weakness Policy I Promotion
046/049   Wishful Baton I Promotion
047/049   Acerola Su Promotion
048/049   Sophocles Su Promotion
049/049   Olivia Su Promotion
050/049   Tapu Bulu      Promotion
051/049   Salazzle      Promotion
052/049   Tapu Fini      Promotion
053/049   Machamp      Promotion
054/049   Lycanroc      Promotion
055/049   Darkrai      Promotion
056/049   Acerola Su   Promotion
057/049   Sophocles Su   Promotion
058/049   Tapu Bulu      Promotion
059/049   Salazzle      Promotion
060/049   Tapu Fini      Promotion
061/049   Machamp      Promotion
062/049   Lycanroc      Promotion
063/049   Darkrai      Promotion
064/049   Choice Band I   Promotion
065/049   Multi Switch I   Promotion
066/049   Darkness Energy   E   Promotion
  Water Energy   E Promotion
  Lightning Energy   E Promotion
  Fighting Energy   E Promotion
  Darkness Energy   E Promotion


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In other languages

Language Title
  Korean 새로운 시련 Saeroun Siryeon

Languages this set is released in

The Facing a New Trial set is released in Japanese and Korean, only available in unlimited edition, all cards printed as Reverse Holos. Since the Sun & Moon era, Japanese 1st edition cards are no longer printed.

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