Pokemon TCG Lost Origin, the next main series expansion of Sword & Shield, is recenly revealed by The Pokémon Company. On September 9th, 2022, this collection will be released, with a concentration on Hisuian Zoroark and Origin Forme Giratina. It’s possible that this set will be the fifth to last in the Sword & Shield block. Let’s look at the cards that will be included in the collection.
The Pokémon TCG writes:
In Sword & Shield—Lost Origin, the Lost Zone gameplay mechanic will make its Sword & Shield Series debut and is expected to shake up the Pokémon TCG metagame. The Lost Zone is similar to the discard pile, but players will not be able to recover these cards during gameplay. Lost Zone cards such as Giratina VSTAR will feature a shadowy aura emanating from the artwork.
Really cool~! Giratina VSTAR hasn’t yet been released, but we anticipate seeing the Japanese version shortly as Lost Abyss, Japan’s equivalent set, will be available sooner than Sword & Shield – Lost Origin.
The press release continues:
Furthermore, Sword & Shield—Lost Origin will be based on the popular Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game and feature more Hisuian Pokémon, including Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR and Hisuian Goodra VSTAR, as well as Radiant Pokémon such as Radiant Gardevoir. Radiant Pokémon feature Shiny Pokémon illustrated in etched artwork and tend to have a powerful Ability or attack.
We have now seen these cards. Sword & Shield – Lost Origin will also adapt the final Japanese set, Dark Phantasma.
Finally, we get an idea of the set breakdown. Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:
– Three new Radiant Pokémon
– Six Pokémon VSTAR
– 14 Pokémon V and one Pokémon VMAX
– 30 cards with artwork featuring fan-favorite Trainers and Pokémon in the Trainer Gallery subset
The continuation of the Trainer Gallery subgroup makes me very happy. Up until the end of the Sword & Shield block, it appears that we will receive one in every set.