Choose Your Battle Style Wisely!
Be a titan full of power, or strike with impossible speed—it all depends on your martial mastery! Channel the power of Pokémon V like Mimikyu V, Tyranitar V, Empoleon V, and more. You’ll also find a handful of impressive Pokémon VMAX, including Gigantamax Urshifu in both Single Strike and Rapid Strike styles! Unleash epic smashups with the Sword & Shield—Battle Styles expansion!
Battle Styles is the name given to the fifth main expansion of the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as the Single Strike Master · Rapid Strike Master dual sets that make up the fifth expansion block in the Pokémon Card Game Sword & Shield Era. It is based on Pokémon Sword and Shield and The Isle of Armor Expansion Pass, featuring Generation VIII Pokémon and the Wushu Pokémon Urshifu in both of its forms. The Japanese expansion was released on January 22, 2021, and the English expansion was released on March 19, 2021.
The Battle Styles expansion is the first expansion to feature two new variants of cards: Single Strike and Rapid Strike. Single Strike cards deliver powerful, hard-hitting attacks that can Knock Out an opponent in a single blow. Rapid Strike cards use sneaky, and technical attacks.
Single Strike Master (Chinese: 一撃大師 Single Strike Master, Thai: มาสเตอร์จู่โจมครั้งเดียว Single Strike Master, Korean: 일격마스터 Single Strike Master) and Rapid Strike Master (Chinese: 連擊大師 Continuous Strike Master, Thai: มาสเตอร์จู่โจมต่อเนื่อง Continuous Strike Master, Korean: 연격마스터 Continuous Strike Master) were released on January 29, 2021 in Taiwan and Hong Kong, February 24, 2021 in South Korea, March 26, 2021 in Thailand and May 21, 2021 in Indonesia. The Traditional Chinese and Thai sets contain the same cards and feature the same numbering as the Japanese release, while the Korean set contains the same cards but has some of the cards numbered differently.