‘Evolving Skies’ Products Revealed, Plus FOUR Elite Trainer Boxes!

TPCi has officially revealed Evolving Skies! The set will feature two Elite Trainer Boxes, each featuring four of the eight Eeveelutions!

It will also have two Pokemon Center Elite Trainer Boxes like Chilling Reign. Unlike Chilling Reign‘s, the ones for Evolving Skies have a warning hazard for sharp points related to a pin. So it seems they will have different goodies. The Chilling Reign versions cost $10 more and came with two additional booster packs, a metal coin instead of an acrylic coin-flip die, and metal damage counter dice instead of acrylic ones.

Update #1 (8:00 AM): Additional set numbers revealed in the UK press release, see below! | #2 (8:30 AM): More product images revealed! | #3 (4:30 PM): The one-pack blisters have also been revealed, featuring Eevee and Galarian Slowpoke!

 

The Evolving Skies Build & Battle Stadium Box has been covered in a separate news story.

As posted before, Evolving Skies will largely be a combination of cards from Japan’s Eevee Heroes and their upcoming Sky Stream and Towering Perfection sets. It will release on August 27th. Here’s the official press release:

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced the next expansion for the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, will be available around the world on August 27, 2021.

Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies includes Eevee and all of its Evolutions in the same expansion, and each Evolution of Eevee will appear as a Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Some Eevee Evolutions will also have Battle Styles, such as Single Strike Flareon VMAX, Rapid Strike Vaporeon VMAX, Rapid Strike Sylveon VMAX and Single Strike Umbreon VMAX.

In addition, Dragon-type Pokémon including Rayquaza VMAX and Duraludon VMAX will make their first appearance in the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon TCG. Dragon-type Pokémon have strong attacks but require multiple types of Energy, which will lead to even more engaging and strategic gameplay.

Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies will be available in booster packs, special collections and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box, with one featuring Umbreon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Leafeon and the other featuring Sylveon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, and Espeon. The full expansion includes the following cards:

  • 15 Pokémon VMAX
  • 18 Pokémon V and 33 full-art Pokémon V
  • 24 Trainer cards and five full-art Supporter cards
  • A new Special Energy card

Trainers interested in playing with the expansion before launch can do so with the Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting August 14, 2021. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deckbuilding tip sheet.

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  1. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
    Mimikeon

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    Day 1 for Pokemon Center version
     
  2. jamashawalker Ikouze!
    jamashawalker

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    Dear me these are blessed images...
     
  3. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    We're being spoiled with these artworks...like they didn't have to make Ray and Umbreon so badass but they did anyway
     
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  4. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

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    I'm curious what the ETB deck sleeves will look like with 4 pokemon sharing them
     
  5. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    I really want champion mats of these. Hopefully pokemon will start up again before evolving skies comes out.
     
  6. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    Turning up to a tournament with a Rayquaza playmat for maximum intimidation points :D
     
  7. Vladimer Aspiring Trainer
    Vladimer

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    New collector here.

    I just would like to know where to get a "pokemon center etb" outside USA? :)
     
  8. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

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    Unfortunately, the Pokémon Center only ships to the USA and Canada as of now, so unless you live in either of those places, you'll have to find a friend that lives there who'll buy them for you.
     
  9. Pastrygator Aspiring Trainer
    Pastrygator

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    Wow. The Pokemon center version of the Chilling Reign ETBs lasted for...what, 2-3 days? I suspect these will last...not that long.
     
  10. Forge002 Aspiring Trainer
    Forge002

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    At least they are a bit more distinct in colour than Chilling Reign ETB's. As someone who is badly colourblind, its very hard seeing the difference between them lol.
     
  11. KellyGaffney3 Aspiring Trainer
    KellyGaffney3

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    God, the way that green and yellow mesh is so solid! Pokemon has been killing it with these logos and color pallets.
     
  12. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
    JayMankey

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    Welp, looks like this set will be blursed with the Eeveelutions, after all! Prepare your wallets for the worst, people!
     
  13. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
    Ilexon

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    Even the colour palette is the same as roaring skies! I love it
     
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  14. SweetPikachu Aspiring Trainer
    SweetPikachu

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    Damn I feel the complete opposite...this theme is so ugly and doesn't match the Pokemon.
     
  15. KellyGaffney3 Aspiring Trainer
    KellyGaffney3

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    I think it only works with rayquaza but tbh, the elite trainer box does look pretty dumb imo
     
  16. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
    treeckonation

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    it would be even better if they were on the cards
     
  17. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    It's interesting how they included Rayquaza on Eevee artwork, almost like they wanted it to make more sense in the English release. That's a treat.
     
  18. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
    dmein89

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    While very cool art it is odd to me that out of 4 ETB artworks there is no sign of the dragon part of the set.
     
  19. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    This is purely wishful thinking, but I'd love it if Galarian Articuno were a sort of replacement for Mew.

    Galarian Articuno - Psychic - HP110
    Basic Pokémon

    Ability: Psionic Barrier
    Prevent all effects of your opponent's attacks, including damage, done to your Benched Pokémon without a Rule Box (Pokémon V, Pokémon-GX, etc. have Rule Boxes).

    [P][C] Psybeam: 30 damage. Your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Confused.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Fighting (-30)
    Retreat: 1​
     
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  20. no promo checklane blisters?