‘Evolving Skies’ Will Include ‘Eevee Heroes’ and Over 200 Cards!

The set description for Evolving Skies has been released, revealing it will indeed feature the cards from Eevee Heroes! As expected the set will also include cards from Japan’s Sky Stream and Towering Perfection. It will release on August 27th.

The Elite Trainer Box will feature card sleeves of the Eeveelutions.

Feel the power of the shifting winds, and brace for an epic storm as mighty Dragon-type Pokémon make their triumphant return! Rayquaza VMAX leads the surge from on high, and Duraludon VMAX towers above the land in its Gigantamax form, joined by Dragonite V, Noivern V, and more. As the clouds part, Eevee’s Evolutions appear in a full rainbow of Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX to signal a bright new day in Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies!

  • Over 200 cards
  • 18 powerful Pokémon V and 15 enormous Pokémon VMAX
  • Dragon-type Pokémon return with a new look
  • More new Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards
  • 24 Trainer cards and a new Special Energy card

Evolving Skies will include over 200 cards, which means this theory will likely play out now:

Our next English set is Evolving Skies in August, which will clearly be a combination of cards from Japan’s upcoming sets Sky Stream & Towering Perfection. We don’t know for sure what will happen with Eevee Heroes, but it will likely be folded into Evolving Skies because of the “Evolving” in the name. The four Eeveelution V promos, the Inteleon/Gengar VMAX decks, and the promo starter VMAXes may be thrown in too since they were released at the same time as Eevee Heroes. This would form around a 200-card set.

Then since the 55 cut cards from Chilling Reign aren’t urgent to release, they will probably be saved for our November set. This could be our “mismash” set. The selling point of this set would be the new V-Union mechanic. We would likely get the first V-Union set from Japan in September — offering at least 70 new cards — which could form the core of our November set (like Japan’s Shocking Volt Tackle last September, which became part of November’s Vivid Voltage). This English set could also add the cards from Japan’s upcoming V-Union boxes and the second Family Box Set, which together offer roughly 50 new cards. All of this would form a 200+ card set for November. Of course, this is all speculation for now.

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  1. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    gengar and inteleon will be released in the same deck plus box style as venusaur and blastoise

    15 vmax - 8 eevees, plus 3 sky stream 3 towering perfection is 14, plus dracozolt is 15

    18 Vs - 15 previously mentioned Vmax Vs plus 3 of 7 potential Vs (3 non-vmax Vs in each set plus arctovish. i imagine it'll be arctovish plus 2 of the remaining 6 Vs, i presume dragonite and noivern as they wont get vmaxes)
    edit: dragonite and noivern confirmed in the set description whoops. from here on in if any V doesnt have a VMAX in the upcoming japanese sets we won't get it in english for a while
     
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  2. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    So many cards.
     
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  3. The Fish 0.o
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    I bet it's over 300 cards for the master set
     
  4. professsorpoke yes 3 S's is not a typo
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    Rip no Dragon Special Energy, says only one special energy and that's Dream Energy. :(
     
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  5. Perfect_Shot Standard sucks, so Ban Expanded
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    Well it does say "new" Special Energy rather than one. It could be that TPC plans to simply reprint DDE rather than give Dragon a whole new Energy card, we will see soon enough.
     
  6. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    You mean Treasure Energy? It's Dream Ball and Treasure Energy, perfectly understandable mix-up lol. I for one was not particularly keen on the prospect of a new Dragon Energy, probably because I feel like there's a ludicrous amount of special energies in standard already, also, the most recent ones, Spiral and Impact haven't been particularly interesting. And dragons not having weaknesses is already good enough that the least they should have to do is work to fulfil their silly attack costs. Double Dragon reprint would be the silliest and most lazy outcome of all, thankfully I'm almost 100% positive it won't happen.
     
  7. Rozureido Aspiring Trainer
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    It’s very likely The July sets have more than 1 VMAX in them. These divided sets have had 2 or 3 each in the past, so let’s assume 2 for now just cause the numbers work. If that’s so then we have the 8 Eeveloutions + 4 SS/TP VMAX + Gengar/Inteleon VMAX from the Japanese decks + the cut Dracozolt VMAX = 15 VMAX Pokemon. This likely means that Rillaboom VMAX and Cinderace VMAX will be saved for the 25th anniversary set, November set or Promo Cards.

    As for Pokemon V, you can likely bet that there will be at least a couple more non evolving V’s coming in SS/TP. Unfortunately that likely means they will all be saved for November as the 15 VMAX mentioned above will all need their V’s. Dragonite V and Noivern V are confirmed, throw in the cut Arctovish V and that makes 18.

    As for the set itself 134 (SS/TP) + 69 (Eevee Heroes) + 4 (Eevee VMAXs not in EH) + 7 (Gengar, Inteleon, Dracozolt VMAX lines and Arctovish V) = 214 Cards. Which honestly makes me feel like a few of these cards will be cut or the announcement would have said over 210 cards instead of over 200. That being said 214 is still over 200 and maybe TPCi just wanted to use the number 200 cause it packs a punch. Who knows?
     
  8. Perfect_Shot Standard sucks, so Ban Expanded
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    DDE would honestly be disgusting in Standard if it got the reprint. While Ray doesn't have a use for it Noivern V gets to use it to hit 180 for 1 and the requirement to match hand sizes is easily attained. Dragonite V does 250 for 2 attachments (including DDE), which is the same amount as Ice Rider but without discards or the burden of evolution and it combos neatly with Drampa. Duraludon Vmax hits similar numbers but has a useful ability and the backing of Houndoom. The Apples would love DDE as well for easy access to their second attack.
     
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  9. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
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    Just guarantee a damn holo per pack instead of rarity bumping things already TPCI.
     
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  10. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    It's 3 VMAX per set. Only exception is Eevee heroes with 4. Matchless Fighters had 3, Jet-black Spirit and Silver Lance had 3 each, Single Strike and Rapid Strike Master had 3 each. Unless they cut 2 VMAX for Gengar and Inteleon it's not happening, but the rumour is that they'll end up like the Venusaur and Blastoise VMAX anyway. as for their alt arts, probably tacked onto our November set
     
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  11. ELTRENDY BEAST Aspiring Trainer
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    Noivern wouldn't be good because its a V that gets 1 shoting by every vmax while 2 shoting them. Also 250 won't be that good after rotation thay will only KO all Vs. Dragonite could be really good but not op. Even though a DDE wouldn't be op I still think they should've made a card that helps non rule box dragon pokemon. It could be like Twin energy but for dragon non rule box. I think this might be good with drampa and those Apple pokemon.
     
  12. professsorpoke yes 3 S's is not a typo
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    Yeah a DDE is probably not happening because they really want to push ray and ray specifies basic energy, so a damage mod energy that can count for any type when attached to a dragon is probably more likely.
     
  13. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  14. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
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    Day 1 for Pokemon Center version
     
  15. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    Dear me these are blessed images...
     
  16. The Fish 0.o
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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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  17. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
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    I'm curious what the ETB deck sleeves will look like with 4 pokemon sharing them
     
  18. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I really want champion mats of these. Hopefully pokemon will start up again before evolving skies comes out.
     
  19. The Fish 0.o
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    Turning up to a tournament with a Rayquaza playmat for maximum intimidation points :D
     
  20. Vladimer Aspiring Trainer
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    New collector here.

    I just would like to know where to get a "pokemon center etb" outside USA? :)