Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising (Japanese: キミを待つ島々Islands Await You and アローラの月光Alolan Moonlight) is the name given to the second 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 and Pokémon-GX in the card game, with a focus on the guardian deities.
Island Guardians, Ready for Battle!
Visit Alola for Pokémon fun, from the beaches to the mountain peaks—and discover new traditions and new challenges! Meet the island guardians Tapu Koko-GX and Tapu Lele-GX, and sharpen your skills with Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow! Be amazed by the secret powers of Kommo-o-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Metagross-GX, Sylveon-GX, Toxapex-GX, Vikavolt-GX, and many more! Come to the islands, and seize the power of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion!
Guardians Rising is the name given to the second main expansion of the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as the Islands Await You · Alolan Moonlight subsets that make up the second expansion block in the Pokémon Card Game Sun & Moon Era. It is based on Pokémon Sun and Moon, featuring Generation VII and the first two guardian deities, Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele. The English expansion was released on May 5, 2017 while the Japanese subsets were released on March 17, 2017.
Guardians Rising contains 169 cards, including 12 new Pokémon-GX and several Pokémon native to the Alola region. The Japanese equivalent Islands Await You and Alolan Moonlight each feature 50 cards, with Islands Await You featuring Tapu Koko and Alolan Moonlight featuring Lycanroc. The English release brings together the release of the two Japanese subsets, the Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon, released on January 27, 2017, as well as the remaining cards from the Rockruff Full Power Deck, released on December 15, 2016.
Upon purchasing a booster box of either subset in Japan, patrons received an exclusive SM-P Promo card based on which booster box they purchase. Golisopod was handed out for Islands Await You while Dhelmise was handed out for Alolan Moonlight.