Pokémon TCG’s Sword & Shield: Lost Origin Expansion Launches in September

The Pokémon TCG has announced that it will release what is likely to be the final expansion in the game’s Sword & Shield era this September.

Sword & Shield: Lost Origin continues the adaptation of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, giving us more of the regional variants that it began introducing in the recently released Astral Radiance.


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According to the Pokémon Company, Lost Origin will focus on Giratina VSTAR as it “plunges the world into the abyssal shadow of the Lost Zone.” Along with more Pokémon VSTAR (introduced in Brilliant Stars), we’ll also be getting more Pokémon Radiant from Astral Radiance and, of course, the V and VMAX cards that have defined the Sword & Shield era.

Although we haven’t seen any cards from Lost Origin, it has been confirmed that Magnezone, Drapion, Kyurem VMAX, and Radiant Gardevoire will headline the set. Although this expansion will be set in the ‘Lost Zone’ instead of Hisui, we will get more Pokémon from the region, such as Enamorus V, Hisuian Goodra, and Hisuian Zoroark.

As expected from an expansion called Lost Origin, it has been confirmed that we will see the return of the Lost Zone mechanic last seen in the Lost Thunder expansion from the Sun & Moon era. The Lost Zone is effectively Magic: The Gathering’s exile, a zone where cards are completely removed from the game instead of being sent to a discard pile (or graveyard, as it’s called in Magic).

However, instead of being where the cards are going to sit around and be completely useless, there are cards that play with the Lost Zone in interesting ways. For example, Sun & Moon: Cosmic Eclipse’s Whimsicott has the Lost March attack, which deals more damage for each Pokemon you have in the Lost Zone.

Sword & Shield: Lost Origin will include three new Radiant Pokemon, six new VSTAR cards, 14 Pokemon V, one VMAX, and thirty new cards for the ongoing Trainer Gallery. The Trainer Gallery has been a recurring feature of recent expansions, showcasing famous Trainers alongside their signature Pokémon.

Interestingly, this expansion will be released later than usual and won’t hit stores until September 9, 2022. This is likely due to the imminent arrival of the ninth generation with the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in November, and the basic set of the TCG we are waiting to follow it. If this is the case, it not only explains why the standard rotation was pushed back to early 2023, but also suggests that Lost Origin may be the final release we see in the Sword & Shield era.

Sword & Shield: Lost Origin will be released in booster packs, booster boxes, Elite Trainer boxes, and new six-pack booster packs, on September 9, 2022.

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