The Pokemon Company International announced Sword & Shield: Battle Styles, an expansion for Pokemon TCG, will be releasing on March 19, 2021.

This expansion features the new Battle Styles gameplay mechanic for Pokemon TCG which was inspired by the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield video games. The two Battle Styles in this set are the Single Strike Style, which are knockout blows, and the Rapid Strike Style, which are sneak attacks. Battle Style cards included in this set are Single Strike Urshifu V, Rapid Strike Urshifu V, Single Strike Tyranitar V, Rapid Strike Empoleon V, and Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX in their Gigantamax forms.
This expansion comes in the form of booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections. The set includes 60 Battle Style cards,12 Pokemon V, 16 full-art Pokemon V, 6 Pokemon VMAX,19 Trainer cards, 6 full-art Supporter cards, and two Special Energy cards. Booster packs will come with 10 cards.

The Pokemon Company International also revealed Shining Fates, a special expansion line for the Pokemon Trading Card Game, for release into retail on February 19, 2021 (see "Pokemon Company International Reveals 'Shining Fates'").

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