Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield (Japanese: ソードSword and シールドShield) is the name given to the first main expansion of cards from the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sword & Shield Era in Japan). The set is the first to feature Generation VIII, Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX in the card game.
Welcome to the Galar region! Meet more than a dozen powerful new Pokémon V, including the Legendary Zacian and Zamazenta—and some, like Stonjourner and Snorlax, that can evolve into enormous Pokémon VMAX for even more power! You'll also find first partners Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, little cuties like Wooloo and Yamper, and a handful of familiar Pokémon in their new Galarian forms. Catch up with a new generation in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield expansion!
Sword & Shield is the name given to the first main expansion of the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as the Sword · Shield dual sets that make up the first expansion block in the Pokémon Card Game Sword & Shield Era. It is based on Pokémon Sword and Shield, featuring Generation VIII Pokémon and the two game Legendary PokémonZacian and Zamazenta. The English expansion was released on February 7, 2020, while the Japanese expansion was released on December 6, 2019.
Starting with this set, the Fairy type was retired, with Fairy-type Pokémon being represented by the Psychic type. Additionally, Poison-type Pokémon changed from being represented by the Psychic type to the Darkness type.
The Sword and Shield sets are released in Japanese and Korean, only available in unlimited edition. Since the Sun & Moon era, Japanese 1st edition cards are no longer printed. The Sword & Shield set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, with cards in those languages also available as Reverse Holos.