‘Chilling Reign’ To Be Largest SWSH Set So Far at 198 Cards!

According to PTCGO’s internal data, Chilling Reign will feature 198 cards before secret rares. We already knew we wouldn’t get all the Japanese cards in our English set based on the set description.

Our set will be sourced from S5a Matchless Fighters (70 cards + 26 secret rares) and S6 Silver Lance & Jet-Black Spirit (140 cards + 50 secret rares).

Note that Japan counts full art Pokemon and Supporters as secret rares, but those are always in our main set list. Based on the English set’s description we know we’re losing three Pokemon V and one Pokemon VMAX (along with their secret rare versions). This means we’d have as many as 34 of Japan’s “secret rares” in our main set.

As such, roughly 45 cards of Japan’s 244 cards will be cut from our main Chilling Reign set. Our staff member JustinBasil estimates we’re getting all the full art Supporter cards plus the full art Honey promo. We don’t yet know how our secret rares (gold and rainbow rare cards) will be affected by cuts.

Chilling Reign‘s main 198 card set will have four less cards than Sun & Moon‘s 202 cards, but it will have more secret rares, making it the largest set of the Sword & Shield era. For reference, Battle Styles featured 163 cards (+20 more secret rares), Vivid Voltage had 185 cards (+18 secret rares), Darkness Ablaze had 189 (+12 secret rares), Rebel Clash had 192 cards (+17 secret rares), and Sword & Shield had 202 cards (+14 secret rares).

However Chilling Reign‘s main set doesn’t approach the size of sets like Lost Thunder (214 cards before secret rares) or Cosmic Eclipse (236).

Japan has been increasing the amount of secret rares they release lately. Here’s all the potential secret rares from both Japanese sets that will make up our English set. Which will we get in our set, and which will be saved for later?

S5a ‘Matchless Fighters’ Secret Rares

S6 ‘Silver Lance’ Secret Rares

S6 ‘Jet-Black Spirit’ Secret Rares

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  1. UrGardevoir_callsmeMaster Aspiring Trainer
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    Mom u don't understand. Me getting Sandaconda Alternate art, with the radiator on it, is very important.
     
  2. The Fish 0.o
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    I have a bad feeling they'll cut Acrtovish and Dracozolt...
     
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  3. srsrox Aspiring Trainer
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    Remember when sets had only 1 secret card? Pepperidge farm remembers.
     
  4. Forge002 Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow that is both really exciting yet terrifying at the same time, more so for my wallet and my health. If my wife notices just how much i shall be spending on Chilling Reign in June, i may not make it to Sword and Shield 7.
     
  5. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Am I the only one kind of rolling my eyes that product has been consistently out of stock for almost a year now but TPCi continues to just bulldoze along obliviously with 200+ card sets every other month like it's 2019 again?
     
  6. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
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    TPCi: Hey maybe soon we can finally release the rest of those Tag All Stars secret rares internatio-

    TPC: *Dumps over 200 main set cards and 76 secret rares on TPCi's head*
     
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  7. Toasty Poffin Gengar is best Pokémon
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    Oh my lord....These cards, there so gorgeous!
     
  8. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    Given how popular Blaziken is, I can see them cutting the V/VMAX and use that to sell a special set ala Champion's Path.
     
  9. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    Nah, Blaziken is one of the "sees play day one" type of cards from the set, there's absolutely no way we're not getting Blaziken in Chilling Reign.
     
  10. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    Perhaps, but on the flip-side, you never know what Pokemon will do, they could throw a curveball at us.
     
  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Now this looks like a job for me
     
  12. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    I don't know if I allow this but visit my partial set list to help what cards being omitted fromfrom Chilling Reign
     
  13. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
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    This is in all honesty too much. Like, either up the pull rates or cut 90% of the ultras and secrets. There's not enough product to keep up.
     
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  14. Bongooo Eternatus VMAX is Mega Rayquaza's goth phase
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    Please put Caitlin in the set
     
  15. Dragon TheDragonEmpire
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    Same to me
     
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  16. The Vish Aspiring Trainer
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    I really just wish they'd do away with Rainbow Rares entirely. I'd much rather get an alternate art of a VMAX than a lazy rainbow card. Same with the supporters. You lose all of the charm when you get rid of the colour.
     
  17. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    So what it is the largest set?? I don't want to be a down-beaten bad mood grumpy commenter here but the truth is can't even finish collecting each set. I have used my strategy to buy every product on each set and always finish my set at 70-80% the rest of the cards that I do miss cost way too expensive if buy separately. What makes the problem even worse than here in Europe getting Pokemon TCG products is way harder, especially if you are coming from Eastern Europe, like me, I am from Latvia. We don't have any official way to buy from store Pokemon products. We got regular guys who buy from other European retailers and then resell that same product more than twice expensive. And even me who buy from other European retailers I constantly face extra costs on shipping and the fact that the same TCG products that cost in the USA cheaper are more expensive here at RRP.

    Right now I can try to buy every 3rd set release and even then it will be finished around 80-90% range if lucky.

    I do love the artworks from common to secret rares but Pokemon company has to think about how they release these products so people can actually try to finish each set and enjoy collecting cards. Back in old days, it was easier to finish the set for reasonable money spent but now that can't be done. Lost Thunder also was hyped huge set. I have only managed to get about 12 packs total and very similar is with almost every set.
     
  18. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
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    So everybody just follow me
    Because we need a little controversy
    ;)
     
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  19. herecomestherillaboom Aspiring Trainer
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    I really hope the shiny gold Snorlax is in the set.
     
  20. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts
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    Man, the art keeps getting better and better. I might have to try to get my hands on that alt art Tornadus