Forbidden Light (TCG)

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Forbidden Light
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Cards in set English: 146
Japanese: 110
Set number English: 76
Japanese: 69
Release date English: May 4, 2018
Japanese: March 2, 2018
Theme Decks

Tropical Takedown (Grass)
Twilight Rogue (FightingPsychic)

Ultra Sun • Ultra Moon
Forbidden Light
Sky-Splitting Charisma

Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light (Japanese: 禁断(きんだん)(ひかり) Forbidden Light) is the name given to the sixth main expansion of cards from the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sun & Moon Era in Japan). The set continues to feature Generation VII Pokémon, Pokémon-GX, and Prism Star cards in the card game.


Necrozma's Power Knows No Limits!

Taking the Pokémon world by surprise, Necrozma has absorbed a Legendary Pokémon and taken on a new form as Ultra Necrozma-GX! Other Pokémon gather to welcome this new light...or to resist it. Lucario-GX, Greninja-GX, Zygarde-GX, Yveltal-GX, Naganadel-GX, even Volcanion   and the majestic Arceus   must choose a side. Discover awesome Pokémon and mysterious treasures in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light expansion!


Forbidden Light logo

Forbidden Light is the name given to the sixth main expansion of the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Forbidden Light, the sixth expansion in the Pokémon Card Game Sun & Moon Era. It is based on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, featuring Generation VII Pokémon, the Kalos region, and Ultra Necrozma. The English expansion was released on May 4, 2018, while the Japanese expansion was released on March 2, 2018. Forbidden Light is composed of its Japanese equivalent as well as the Ultra Force subset.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
2/131   Alolan Exeggutor   Cracked Ice Holo Tropical Takedown Theme Deck exclusive
2a/131   Alolan Exeggutor   Yellow A Alternate art Lost Thunder Three Pack Blisters exclusive
15/131   Fennekin   Cosmos Holo "Forbidden Light" stamp Toys "R" Us exclusive
36/131   Magnezone   Non Holo Forbidden Light Build & Battle Box, Lightning Loop and Battle Arena Deck—Rayquaza-GX exclusive
51/131   Malamar   Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Challenge 1st Place promo
51/131   Malamar   Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Challenge 2nd Place promo
51/131   Malamar   Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Challenge 3rd Place promo
51/131   Malamar   Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Challenge 4th Place promo
57/131   Cubone   Sequin Holo General Mills Let's Go, Kanto! Mini Packs exclusive
72/131   Zygarde   Cosmos Holo "Legendary Pokémon" stamp GameStop and EB Games exclusive* or Pokémon League promo*
76/131   Lycanroc   Cracked Ice Holo Twilight Rogue Theme Deck exclusive
77/131   Buzzwole   Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season 1 promo (May 2018)
80/131   Guzzlord   Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season 2 promo (June 2018)
102/131   Beast Ring I Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season 3 promo (July 2018)
102a/131   Beast Ring I Reverse Holo Yellow A Alternate art Unbroken Bonds Season League Cup promo
102a/131   Beast Ring I Reverse Holo Yellow A Alternate art Unbroken Bonds Season League Cup Staff promo
105/131   Diantha Su Reverse Holo Forbidden Light Season Regional Championships promo
105/131   Diantha Su Reverse Holo Forbidden Light Season Regional Championships Staff promo
108/131   Judge Su Reverse Holo Professor Program promo
112a/131   Metal Frying Pan I Reverse Holo Yellow A Alternate artPokémon League Unbroken Bonds Season 1 promo (May 2019)
113/131   Mysterious Treasure I Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Cup promo
113/131   Mysterious Treasure I Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Cup Staff promo
113a/131   Mysterious Treasure I Reverse Holo Yellow A Alternate art Pokémon League Unified Minds Season 2 promo (September 2019)

Set lists

Forbidden Light
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/131   Exeggcute     Promotion
2/131   Alolan Exeggutor     Promotion
3/131   Snover     Promotion
4/131   Abomasnow     Promotion
5/131   Scatterbug     Promotion
6/131   Scatterbug     Promotion
7/131   Spewpa     Promotion
8/131   Vivillon     Promotion
9/131   Skiddo     Promotion
10/131   Gogoat     Promotion
11/131   Pheromosa     Promotion
12/131   Alolan Marowak     Promotion
13/131   Heatran     Promotion
14/131   Fennekin     Promotion
15/131   Fennekin     Promotion
16/131   Braixen     Promotion
17/131   Delphox     Promotion
18/131   Litleo     Promotion
19/131   Pyroar     Promotion
20/131   Palkia      Promotion
21/131   Froakie     Promotion
22/131   Froakie     Promotion
23/131   Frogadier     Promotion
24/131   Greninja      Promotion
25/131   Clauncher     Promotion
26/131   Clawitzer     Promotion
27/131   Amaura     Promotion
28/131   Aurorus     Promotion
29/131   Bergmite     Promotion
30/131   Avalugg     Promotion
31/131   Volcanion       Promotion
32/131   Dewpider     Promotion
33/131   Araquanid     Promotion
34/131   Magnemite     Promotion
35/131   Magneton     Promotion
36/131   Magnezone     Promotion
37/131   Helioptile     Promotion
38/131   Heliolisk     Promotion
39/131   Xurkitree     Promotion
40/131   Rotom     Promotion
41/131   Uxie     Promotion
42/131   Mesprit     Promotion
43/131   Azelf     Promotion
44/131   Espurr     Promotion
45/131   Meowstic     Promotion
46/131   Honedge     Promotion
47/131   Honedge     Promotion
48/131   Doublade     Promotion
49/131   Aegislash     Promotion
50/131   Inkay     Promotion
51/131   Malamar     Promotion
52/131   Skrelp     Promotion
53/131   Dragalge     Promotion
54/131   Hoopa     Promotion
55/131   Poipole     Promotion
56/131   Naganadel      Promotion
57/131   Cubone     Promotion
58/131   Torterra     Promotion
59/131   Infernape     Promotion
60/131   Gible     Promotion
61/131   Gabite     Promotion
62/131   Garchomp     Promotion
63/131   Croagunk     Promotion
64/131   Toxicroak     Promotion
65/131   Pancham     Promotion
66/131   Binacle     Promotion
67/131   Barbaracle     Promotion
68/131   Tyrunt     Promotion
69/131   Tyrantrum     Promotion
70/131   Hawlucha     Promotion
71/131   Zygarde     Promotion
72/131   Zygarde     Promotion
73/131   Zygarde      Promotion
74/131   Diancie       Promotion
75/131   Rockruff     Promotion
76/131   Lycanroc     Promotion
77/131   Buzzwole     Promotion
78/131   Pangoro     Promotion
79/131   Yveltal      Promotion
80/131   Guzzlord     Promotion
81/131   Empoleon     Promotion
82/131   Dialga      Promotion
83/131   Flabébé     Promotion
84/131   Flabébé     Promotion
85/131   Floette     Promotion
86/131   Florges     Promotion
87/131   Sylveon     Promotion
88/131   Dedenne     Promotion
89/131   Klefki     Promotion
90/131   Xerneas      Promotion
91/131   Goomy     Promotion
92/131   Goomy     Promotion
93/131   Sliggoo     Promotion
94/131   Goodra     Promotion
95/131   Ultra Necrozma      Promotion
96/131   Arceus       Promotion
97/131   Bunnelby     Promotion
98/131   Diggersby     Promotion
99/131   Furfrou     Promotion
100/131   Noibat     Promotion
101/131   Noivern     Promotion
102/131   Beast Ring I   Promotion
103/131   Bonnie Su   Promotion
104/131   Crasher Wake Su   Promotion
105/131   Diantha Su   Promotion
106/131   Eneporter I   Promotion
107/131   Fossil Excavation Map I   Promotion
108/131   Judge Su   Promotion
109/131   Lady Su   Promotion
110/131   Lysandre   Su   Promotion
111/131   Lysandre Labs St   Promotion
112/131   Metal Frying Pan I   Promotion
113/131   Mysterious Treasure I   Promotion
114/131   Ultra Recon Squad Su   Promotion
115/131   Ultra Space St   Promotion
116/131   Unidentified Fossil I   Promotion
117/131   Beast Energy     E   Promotion
118/131   Unit Energy       E   Promotion
119/131   Palkia      Promotion
120/131   Greninja      Promotion
121/131   Naganadel      Promotion
122/131   Lucario      Promotion
123/131   Zygarde      Promotion
124/131   Yveltal      Promotion
125/131   Dialga      Promotion
126/131   Xerneas      Promotion
127/131   Ultra Necrozma      Promotion
128/131   Bonnie Su   Promotion
129/131   Crasher Wake Su   Promotion
130/131   Diantha Su   Promotion
131/131   Ultra Recon Squad Su   Promotion
132/131   Palkia      Promotion
133/131   Greninja      Promotion
134/131   Naganadel      Promotion
135/131   Lucario      Promotion
136/131   Zygarde      Promotion
137/131   Yveltal      Promotion
138/131   Dialga      Promotion
139/131   Xerneas      Promotion
140/131   Ultra Necrozma      Promotion
141/131   Beast Ring I   Promotion
142/131   Eneporter I   Promotion
143/131   Energy Recycler I   Promotion
144/131   Metal Frying Pan I   Promotion
145/131   Mysterious Treasure I   Promotion
146/131   Unit Energy       E   Promotion

Forbidden Light
No. Mark Card name Type Rarity
001/094   Exeggcute     Promotion
002/094   Alolan Exeggutor     Promotion
003/094   Scatterbug     Promotion
004/094   Scatterbug     Promotion
005/094   Spewpa     Promotion
006/094   Vivillon     Promotion
007/094   Skiddo     Promotion
008/094   Gogoat     Promotion
009/094   Pheromosa     Promotion
010/094   Alolan Marowak     Promotion
011/094   Fennekin     Promotion
012/094   Fennekin     Promotion
013/094   Braixen     Promotion
014/094   Delphox     Promotion
015/094   Litleo     Promotion
016/094   Pyroar     Promotion
017/094   Froakie     Promotion
018/094   Froakie     Promotion
019/094   Frogadier     Promotion
020/094   Greninja      Promotion
021/094   Clauncher     Promotion
022/094   Clawitzer     Promotion
023/094   Amaura     Promotion
024/094   Aurorus     Promotion
025/094   Bergmite     Promotion
026/094   Avalugg     Promotion
027/094   Volcanion       Promotion
028/094   Helioptile     Promotion
029/094   Heliolisk     Promotion
030/094   Espurr     Promotion
031/094   Meowstic     Promotion
032/094   Honedge     Promotion
033/094   Honedge     Promotion
034/094   Doublade     Promotion
035/094   Aegislash     Promotion
036/094   Inkay     Promotion
037/094   Malamar     Promotion
038/094   Skrelp     Promotion
039/094   Dragalge     Promotion
040/094   Hoopa     Promotion
041/094   Cubone     Promotion
042/094   Pancham     Promotion
043/094   Binacle     Promotion
044/094   Barbaracle     Promotion
045/094   Tyrunt     Promotion
046/094   Tyrantrum     Promotion
047/094   Hawlucha     Promotion
048/094   Zygarde     Promotion
049/094   Zygarde     Promotion
050/094   Zygarde      Promotion
051/094   Diancie       Promotion
052/094   Rockruff     Promotion
053/094   Lycanroc     Promotion
054/094   Pangoro     Promotion
055/094   Yveltal      Promotion
056/094   Guzzlord     Promotion
057/094   Flabébé     Promotion
058/094   Flabébé     Promotion
059/094   Floette     Promotion
060/094   Florges     Promotion
061/094   Sylveon     Promotion
062/094   Dedenne     Promotion
063/094   Klefki     Promotion
064/094   Xerneas      Promotion
065/094   Goomy     Promotion
066/094   Goomy     Promotion
067/094   Sliggoo     Promotion
068/094   Goodra     Promotion
069/094   Ultra Necrozma      Promotion
070/094   Eevee     Promotion
071/094   Bunnelby     Promotion
072/094   Diggersby     Promotion
073/094   Furfrou     Promotion
074/094   Noibat     Promotion
075/094   Noivern     Promotion
076/094   Eneporter I   Promotion
077/094   Fossil Excavation Map I   Promotion
078/094   Unidentified Fossil I   Promotion
079/094   Ultra Ball I   Promotion
080/094   Rare Candy I   Promotion
081/094   Switch I   Promotion
082/094   Pokémon Catcher I   Promotion
083/094   Mysterious Treasure I   Promotion
084/094   Choice Band I   Promotion
085/094   Lady Su   Promotion
086/094   Diantha Su   Promotion
087/094   Judge Su   Promotion
088/094   Hau Su   Promotion
089/094   Lysandre   Su   Promotion
090/094   Bonnie Su   Promotion
091/094   Lillie Su   Promotion
092/094   Lysandre Labs St   Promotion
093/094   Double Colorless Energy   E   Promotion
094/094   Unit Energy       E   Promotion
095/094   Greninja      Promotion
096/094   Zygarde      Promotion
097/094   Yveltal      Promotion
098/094   Xerneas      Promotion
099/094   Ultra Necrozma      Promotion
100/094   Lady Su   Promotion
101/094   Diantha Su   Promotion
102/094   Bonnie Su   Promotion
103/094   Greninja      Promotion
104/094   Zygarde      Promotion
105/094   Yveltal      Promotion
106/094   Xerneas      Promotion
107/094   Ultra Necrozma      Promotion
108/094   Eneporter I   Promotion
109/094   Mysterious Treasure I   Promotion
110/094   Unit Energy       E   Promotion


English Greninja pack
English Zygarde pack
English Ultra Necrozma pack
English Naganadel pack
Japanese Forbidden Light pack
English Forbidden Light
booster box
Japanese Forbidden Light
booster box
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Languages this set is released in

The Forbidden Light set is 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 Forbidden Light set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, with cards also available as Reverse Holos.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Lumière Interdite
  German Grauen der Lichtfinsternis
  Italian Apocalisse di Luce
  Korean 금단의 빛 Forbidden Light
  Brazilian Portuguese Luz Proibida
  Spanish Luz Prohibida

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Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Sun & Moon Series
SM Black Star Promos
Sun & Moon: Forest ShadowRoaring HeatBright TideSun & Moon Prerelease Kit
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
Guardians Rising: Guardians Rising Prerelease KitSteel SunHidden Moon
Lugia Legendary Battle DeckHo-Oh Legendary Battle DeckBattle Arena Decks: Black Kyurem vs. White Kyurem
Burning Shadows: Burning Shadows Prerelease KitRock SteadyLuminous Frost
McDonald's Collection 2017Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion: Crimson Invasion Prerelease KitDestruction FangClanging Thunder
Ultra Prism: Ultra Prism Prerelease KitImperial CommandMach Strike
Forbidden Light: Forbidden Light Build & Battle BoxTropical TakedownTwilight Rogue
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan NinetalesMcDonald's Collection 2018
Celestial Storm: Celestial Storm Build & Battle BoxLeaf ChargeHydro Fury
Battle Arena Decks—Mega Charizard X vs. Mega BlastoiseDragon Majesty
Lost Thunder: Lost Thunder Build & Battle BoxBlazing VolcanoStorm Caller
Team Up: Team Up Build & Battle BoxRelentless FlameTorrential Cannon
Detective Pikachu
Unbroken Bonds: Unbroken Bonds Build & Battle BoxLightning LoopBattle Mind
Let's Play, Pikachu!Let's Play, Eevee!
Unified Minds: Unified Minds Build & Battle BoxSoaring StormLaser Focus
Hidden FatesMcDonald's Collection 2019Battle Arena Decks—Rayquaza-GX vs. Ultra Necrozma-GX
Cosmic Eclipse: Cosmic Eclipse Build & Battle BoxTowering HeightsUnseen Depths
Battle Academy
Sun & Moon Era
SM-P Promotional cards
Pikachu's New Friends
Collection SunCollection Moon: Sun & Moon Starter SetPremium Trainer Box
Rockruff Full Power DeckTogedemaru DeckTurtonator DeckSun & Moon
Islands Await YouAlolan Moonlight: Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set
Facing a New TrialAsh vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
To Have Seen the Battle RainbowDarkness that Consumes Light
Shining Legends
Awakened HeroesUltradimensional Beasts
GX Battle BoostSolgaleo-GX & Lunala-GX Legendary Starter Set
Ultra SunUltra Moon: Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box
Ultra ForceUltra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes
Forbidden Light
Dragon StormChampion Road
Sky-Splitting Charisma
Thunderclap SparkGX Starter DecksFairy Rise
Super-Burst Impact
Dark OrderGX Ultra ShinyEevee-GX Starter Sets
Tag Bolt: Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box
Night UnisonTrainer Battle DecksFull Metal Wall
Double Blaze: Tag Team GX Deck Build Box
Sun & Moon Family Pokémon Card GameGG EndSky LegendGreat Detective Pikachu
Miracle Twin: Tag Team GX Starter Sets
Remix BoutDream League
Alter Genesis
Tag All StarsExtra Regulation Box