Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield

Celebrate 25 Years of the Pokémon TCG

Explore the history and evolution of the Pokémon TCG with notable cards throughout the years.

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    Explore the history and evolution of the Pokémon TCG with notable cards throughout the years.

  • Charizard

    Charizard stood out as one of the most iconic Pokémon TCG cards in the game’s entire history. Owning a Base Set Charizard was an undeniable source of pride.

  • Dark Gyarados

    The introduction of Dark Pokémon to the Pokémon TCG brought a certain sinister energy to card art and gameplay.

  • Rocket’s Zapdos

    This Basic Pokémon helped introduce Owner’s Pokémon, which were Pokémon that featured their Trainer’s name in the title.

  • Cleffa

    Cleffa helped introduce the tricky Baby Pokémon rule, which required players to flip a coin before attacking a Baby Pokémon. Its incredible Eeeeeeek attack drew seven cards.

  • Shining Magikarp

    Shining Pokémon were so special that Trainers were only allowed to include one in each deck, making it highly sought-after by Pokémon TCG players.

  • Mew-EX

    This card played a major role in the decks that won Worlds in both 2006 and 2007. Its Versatile Poké-Body made it an extremely flexible attacker.

  • Gardevoir-EX

    Delta Species were special Pokémon with an unusual Pokémon type. This Gardevoir-EX was a Fire type, rather than its usual Psychic. Further distinguishing this Pokémon was its Imprison Poké-Power.

  • Umbreon ☆

    Umbreon ☆ was only available in POP Series 5 boosters and had the powerful Dark Ray Poké-Power, making it extremely coveted by Pokémon TCG players.

  • Luxray GL LV.X

    This card helped win the 2009 and 2010 World Championships using its Bright Look Poké-Power. The card’s exciting new mechanic—LV.X—substituted leveling up for Evolution.

  • Donphan

    This Pokémon Prime was a popular choice in competitive play, with its substantial HP, low-cost attack, and a Poké-Body with great defensive value.

  • Reshiram

    This was one of the very first full-art Pokémon. With a groundbreaking 130 HP and 120-damage attack on a Basic Pokémon, Reshiram was difficult to beat.

  • Mewtwo-EX

    Two-Prize Pokémon returned with Pokémon-EX. Mewtwo-EX’s X Ball attack was so powerful that players often engaged in “Mewtwo Wars” between opposing Mewtwo-EX.

  • Xerneas-EX

    Fairy-type Pokémon made their dramatic Pokémon TCG debut with an all-new basic Energy type for the first time since Darkness and Metal, heralded by Xerneas-EX!

  • M Rayquaza-EX

    Mega Evolution Pokémon introduced a new type of Evolution: Pokémon-EX evolving from other Pokémon-EX. Mega Rayquaza-EX dished out huge damage with the right setup.

  • Tapu Lele-GX

    Pokémon-GX premiered in Sun & Moon, boasting once-per-game GX attacks and surrendering two Prize cards when Knocked Out! Tapu Lele-GX's incredible Ability made it especially popular.

  • The journey continues...

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations

Every Pokémon TCG expansion is unique, but the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collection takes extraordinary to another level. Featuring a Classic Collection in addition to other exciting cards, this expansion features a celebratory parade of cards you won’t find anywhere else. Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with a collection that highlights some of the game’s most memorable moments and Pokémon.

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This expansion features riveting reprints of classic Pokémon TCG cards.

Relive some of your favorite moments from 25 years of Pokémon with these cards.

Pikachu steals the spotlight as the featured Pokémon of several full-art cards.

Who’s That Celebrations Pokémon? Quiz

How well do you know the Pokémon that play a starring role in the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations expansion? Take this four-question quiz to determine your level of Pokémon expertise.

Question 1 of 4

Which Legendary Dragon- and Fire-type Pokémon originally discovered in Unova is said to help people who want to build a world of truth?

Question 2 of 4

This Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto evolves when exposed to a Thunder Stone and stores electricity in its cheek pouches.

Question 3 of 4

Which Eevee Evolution originally discovered in Johto gains power from the moon’s aura?

Question 4 of 4

This Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in Alola has a gaseous body that can be blown away by the slightest breeze.


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You’re on your way as a Pokémon Trainer. Keep learning to become the best Pokémon Trainer you can be!


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You have plenty of Pokémon training ahead, but you have what it takes to become a Pokémon expert!


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Pokémon Trading Card Game Card Dex

Keep track of your Pokémon TCG collection with the Pokémon TCG Card Dex app. Available at no cost for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, this app lets you browse cards from every expansion in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series and Sun & Moon Series. And by using your device’s camera, you can scan and keep track of which cards are in your collection—right inside the app.

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