“Snow Hazard” and “Clay Burst” Trademarks Filed for the Pokemon TCG!

It’s time for new sets season again!

New trademarks for Snow Hazard (スノーハザード) and Clay Burst (クレイバースト) has been filed by Pokemon. They’re under the same terms as trademarks used for set names in the past.

We usually discover trademarks around four to six months before they go into use, so these are likely sets releasing sometime between April and June in Japan.

While this is pure speculation, the names could be referring to two of the “Treasures of Ruin” Legendaries. Snow Hazard could be referring to the Dark/Ice-type Chien-Pao and Clay Hazard could be referring to the Dark/Ground-type Ting-Lu. The first few sets of a generation always focus on new Pokemon, so it’s not unreasonable to assume some of the Legendary Pokemon would get their own sets. Again, this is only speculation at this time.

As we previously announced, January 20th will see the release of the first Gen 9 sets: Scarlet ex and Violet ex. On March 10th, Japan will then see the release of its first Scarlet & Violet subset named Triplet Beat. This will be yet another “Strengthening Expansion Pack” set like Battle Region, Dark Phantasma, or Pokemon GO.