Shining Legends is a special 78 card expansion first made available in English on October 6, 2017. Its Japanese equivalent, the Strength Expansion Pack Shining Legends is a subset containing 82 cards that was released on July 15, 2017 in Japan, and is considered an enhancement of the third Sun & Moon Era main expansion, To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow and Darkness that Consumes Light. It features the collection symbol "SM3+".
Released in Japan to coincide with the twentieth Pokémon movie, the expansion includes several Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that were featured in all the Pokémon movies released at the time. The expansion also marked the return of Shining Pokémon to the TCG which were last seen in the Neo Destiny expansion.
Similar to the Generations expansion released during the XY BREAK series, Shining Legends booster packs could not be purchased separately and instead, were available exclusively in various set-related products, starting with the Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box, as well as the Shining Legends Pin Collections. Each booster pack contains 11 cards, with 2 guaranteed foil cards.
The Shining Legends set is released in Japanese and Korean, only available in unlimited edition. Since the Sun & Moon era, Japanese 1st edition cards are no longer printed. The Shining Legends set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, with cards also available as Reverse Holos.