The set’s products will begin to release on January 20th. It will be a special set focusing on alternate art reprints, most of which will come from Japan’s VSTAR Universe.
Crown Zenith will feature:
- Over 160 cards
- 3 brand new Radiant Pokemon, including Radiant Charizard, Radiant Charjabug, and Radiant Eternatus
- 5 Pokemon VMAX
- 8 Pokemon VSTAR, including Zacian VSTAR and Zamazenta VSTAR
- 17 Pokemon V
- 70 cards with special artwork in the new Galarian Gallery, including Mewtwo VSTAR, Darkrai VSTAR, and Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR
Because it’s a special set, Crown Zenith‘s booster packs will only be available through special products. These products will see staggered releases from January through May. This will be the longest release period for any set in history:
- Crown Zenith Elite Trainer Box (available January 20, 2023): Includes 10 Crown Zenith booster packs, one special art card featuring Lucario VSTAR and various gameplay accessories
- Crown Zenith Collection—Regieleki V or Regidrago V (available January 20, 2023): Includes four Crown Zenith booster packs, one promo card and oversize card featuring Regieleki V or Regidrago V and one non-V foil promo card
- Crown Zenith Mini Tins (available February 17, 2023): Includes two Crown Zenith booster packs and one sticker sheet
- Crown Zenith Special Collection—Pikachu VMAX (available February 17, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs, one etched promo card and one oversize promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX and one foil promo card featuring Pikachu V
- Crown Zenith Tins (available March 17, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs and one full art promo card featuring Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos or Galarian Moltres
- Crown Zenith Pin Collection—Rillaboom, Cinderace or Inteleon (available April 14, 2023): Includes three Crown Zenith booster packs; one promo card featuring Rillaboom, Cinderace or Inteleon; and one corresponding pin
- Crown Zenith Premium Playmat Collection—Morpeko V-UNION (available April 14, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs, four Morpeko V-UNION cards, one Professor Burnet card, one playmat and one oversize card
- Crown Zenith Premium Figure Collection—Shiny Zacian or Shiny Zamazenta (available May 5, 2023): Includes 11 Crown Zenith booster packs; one etched promo card featuring either Shiny Zacian V or Shiny Zamazenta V; one corresponding Shiny figure and a Shiny pin; and one set of card sleeves
So far all products but the Pikachu VMAX Special Collection and the Crown Zenith Tins have been revealed:
The set’s 70-card “Galarian Gallery” will contain the new Art Rare cards from Japan’s VSTAR Universe — pictured below — including a new Darkrai VSTAR that we haven’t seen revealed yet. The Galarian Gallery will feature regular Pokemon, Pokemon V, VMAX, VSTAR, and Supporter cards.
According to the press release, the Galarian Gallery will introduce nine different cards that can be combined to reveal a larger image. No further details were revealed.
Crown Zenith will also contain cards that were cut from recent English sets as well as promo cards that haven’t released here yet.
This will be our final Sword & Shield set before we move on to Scarlet & Violet in February.