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News Release: New Pokémon TGC Expansion Coming in August

Bellevue, WA — June 19, 2018—The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching across the US on August 3, 2018.


The season of emerald storms is nearly upon us, and with it a tumultuous battle between Pokémon and creatures from Ultra Space. The lineup for Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm includes several new Pokémon-GX: Articuno-GX, Blaziken-GX, Scizor-GX, Stakataka-GX and Rayquaza-GX, alongside new Prism Star cards featuring Latios, Latias and Jirachi.

The Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm expansion will feature:

  • Over 160 cards, including:
    • 3 new Prism Star cards
    • 11 Pokémon-GX
    • 27 Trainer cards
  • Each booster pack will include:
    • 10 cards from the expansion, including at least 1 rare card, plus 1 basic Energy card

For the opportunity to try out Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm ahead of launch, head to one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place around the US from July 21–29. Find your nearest participating independent retailer by visiting


For information about the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series and products, visit


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