August’s English TCG Set: ‘Burning Shadows’

The name of our SM3 set is Burning Shadows and it’ll be released on August 4th!

The set will feature Ho-Oh-GX and Necrozma-GX from Japan’s SM3 sets, Did You See the Fighting Rainbow? and Light-Consuming Darkness. New cards from SM2+ like Darkrai-GX, Machamp-GX, and Tapu Fini-GX will also be included.

Fiery Battles and Deep Shadows!

What strange fires lurk in the shadows? Minions of Team Skull and a cavalcade of new Pokémon stand ready to battle in the dark of night and in the blazing sun! Slug it out with new titans like Necrozma-GX and Tapu Fini-GX, or battle with trusty allies from Machamp-GX and Charizard-GX to Darkrai-GX and Ho-Oh-GX. Fight for what’s right with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion!

  • Over 140 cards
  • 12 new Pokémon-GX
  • 6 new full-art Supporter cards featuring important human characters

This is the first time we’re hearing about Charizard-GX, which will presumably be included in Japan’s SM3 set.

It’s possible Marshadow-GX will be in this set since Japan’s SM3 is based on the 20th movie, which features Marshadow. Marshadow is a “shadow” with “burning” candle-like eyes. However, Darkrai also fits the description of a “burning” shadow, so who knows? Although the name is “Burning Shadows.”

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  1. Tapu Lele I'm the reason why your wallet is empty
    Tapu Lele

    Forum Mod Member

    Important "human" characters. Give me a break
  2. rainyman123 The King


    If there isn't no Chandelure-GX I will cry forever
    Seb likes this.
  3. KidWhoaCollects Aspiring Trainer


    Charizard hyper rare = $9,000
  4. Vivek Evil Yveltal


    Necrozma-GX, Charizard-GX and Ho-Oh-GX..
    There goes my July's salary.
  5. BKRapper Aspiring Trainer


    I haven't even cleaned up my current anticipation drool for the G.R. set yet and they're already throwing the 3rd set at me?! How do I just direct deposit my paychecks directly to TPCi already?
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  6. Dino Aspiring Trainer


    Do we really need another Charizard ultra rare? We had ten, not counting the promos in the last block.
  7. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    Umm have you ever been to a leauge lol.
  8. Gold Weedle Aspiring Trainer
    Gold Weedle


    Absolutely yes.
    Starsoulklr and RealSlim like this.
  9. ArceusTrainer Arceus Collector


    Yes, give me le pokegrills
  10. Rooie Aspiring Trainer


    Do we know of any FA Supporters other than Olivia and Acerola? I assume "Minions of Team Skull" means that we'll be getting Plumeria and/or Gladion, at least.
  11. PerkyPancham Top 16 Regionals 2016, Top 16 Nats 2016


    Watch my middle school-level salary be gone forever.....

    I'm really excited for Necrozma GX, as it's probably my fav legendary and it's GX attack's gotta be interesting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 18, 2017
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  12. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Wait.... What???! Charizard GX??! I hope this Stage 2 GX will be good, pls.

    The set name is super duper cool. Burning Shadows, huh? #ChandieReference

    Wait. The only Gen 7 Pokemons that aren't give their debut in the main TCG set are Silvally and Type: Null, Giant Exeggutor, Alolan Marowak, Surfing Raichu (Yes, I know. He was in the Trainer Kit. You know what I mean), Magearna, and the Ultra Beasts. Maybe these will give their debut except Silvally, I expect Silvally to have it's own set.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  13. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer


    I'm just gonna say it.
    I'm sick of Charizard
    I'm sick of Darkrai
    I'm mildly tired of Machamp
  14. Sounds like we'll get more Dark support! Just what we needed.
  15. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer


    Human characters?

    Colress appeared in the S&M games, so why not give HIM a reprint? If that's not possible, at least give him a new card w/ a different name and effect, ala Oak and Oak New Theory?

    Also, 140 cards? Makes it more likely that the Best of XY isn't going to make it stateside...

    ^ Unless it gets reprinted post-rotation in SM4, RIP, VS Seeker... You made the format faster, and soon, we'll have to struggle to get supporters from discard again... :(
  16. postmodern_pinko So postmodern

    Articles Staff Member

    I've always found the text blurbs for the English sets really vapid but "fight for what's right" is just yikes. Anyone could vomit up these preconstructed phrases.
  17. rayray369 RayRay


    I'm guessing we get Lusamine and/or Wicke. More fan-service full-arts!!!
    Sparkeagle likes this.
  18. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer


    Are there also non-human supporters??
    Starsoulklr likes this.
  19. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
    Ami Dark


    I just want to go on record as saying I knew it. I knew the riding Pokemon were all pretty much getting GX cards. Well save for Stoutland and Sharpedo because let's face it...Not very marketable. But who knows. Saving best for last? Charizard just from being popular is going to be expensive as a rainbow and full-art.
  20. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Magearna actually debuted in Steam Siege as Magearna-EX and a promo. Unless you are counting SM+ the main sets.