Charizards all-round! Pokemon TCGs upcoming set - Darkness Ablaze and other news

Sword & Shield Darkness Ablaze Logo

Sword & Shields newest expansion is coming!

Whether you're adding to your ever-growing collection, building around competitive play or just starting, Pokemon TCG has always got something new in store for you.

Darkness Ablaze is no different, the expansion is set to drop August 14th, 2020 with its Japanese equivalent released early June (June 5th, 2020).

Sword & Shields next expansion has an impressive list of cards to come and is going to include a Charizard VMAX!

From our understanding this is likely to be an English re-print of the Japanese Charizard VMAX starter set, along with the Grimmsnarl shown below. Both look to be included in the upcoming English release.

Charizard and Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Sets


There doesn't yet appear to be too much information on majority of the new cards to be included but we are always excited for a new set! Here are the images of the booster packs which look awesome if we do say so ourselves!

Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Booster Pack EternatusPokemon Darkness Ablaze Booster Pack CentiskorchPokemon Darkness Ablaze Booster Pack GrimmsnarlPokemon Darkness Ablaze Booster Pack Charizard

Here's what to expect from the set:

• Over 185 cards
• Dozens of recently discovered Pokémon from the Galar region
• 14 powerful Pokémon V and 7 enormous Pokémon VMAX
• More than 15 Trainer cards and 3 new Special Energy cards


In other news, we're getting our hands on the Tapu Pin Blister packs as shown below.

Pokemon TCG Tapu Pin Blister Pack

As the headline of this blog suggests, yes there are also Charizards to be found in these; the XY Evolutions packs contain reprints of the OG Charizard from base set - seen below.

Pokemon Charizard XY Evolutions

Now although these reprints are not as rare as the first release Charizard they are still a popular item amongst collectors and hold value. So now you can double up with some nice new collectors pins and the chance at some decent cards!


As always, feel free to contact us directly regarding inquiries on product or check our products page found here.

NOTE: The Sword & Shield Darkness Ablaze items are available for pre-order now, if you want to order anything please contact us directly or purchase them from the products page. 

Pre-ordered stock will be shipped Friday, August 14th, 2020