Releasing this month, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will be the official video games for the 2020 competitive Play! Pokemon Season (see "New Generation 8 'Pokemon' Games Announced"). Alongside the two games, a new series of expansions for the Pokemon Trading Card Game called Pokemon Sword & Shield will also launch, featuring characters and themes from the video games.
The Pokemon Company International has not revealed any release dates or other details about the new expansions.
The company is poised to release the Hidden Fates expansion later this month (see “‘Pokemon’s’ ‘Hidden Fates’ Revealed”).