The Pokémon Company International recently announced Sun & Moon Forbidden Light, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), launching across the U.S. and UK on May 4, 2018.

We now have the first image of the Forbidden Light three pack blister, which will feature a reprint of Garbodor from Guardians Rising. It will be an “alternate” art promo like the blister pack promos from Ultra Prism. This means its tournament legality is tied to the original print.

In Japan this print of Garbodor was given out to those who purchased a booster box of SM4+ GX Battle Boost, which was released last October.

Garbodor Forbidden Light Blister 1
Garbodor Forbidden Light Blister

Forbidden Light will hit store shelves in America and Europe on May 4th. We should receive the rest of the blister pack images soon!

Pokemon Sun & Moon Forbidden Light Information:

Forbidden Light is the name given to the sixth main expansion of cards from the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sun & Moon Era in Japan). The set continues to feature Generation VII and Pokémon-GX in the card game, with a focus on the Kalos region and Ultra Necrozma.

In Japan, it was released as Forbidden Light, the sixth expansion in the Pokémon Card Game Sun & Moon Era. It is based on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, featuring Ultra Necrozma. The English expansion will be released on May 4, 2018 while the Japanese expansion was released on March 2, 2018.

Step into the Forbidden Light this May with the latest expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Forbidden Light will feature:

  1. Over 130 cards, including:
    -5 new Prism Star cards
    -8 Pokémon-GX
    -6 Ultra Beasts
    -15 Trainer cards
    -2 Special Energy cards
  2. Each booster pack will include:
    10 cards from the expansion, including at least 1 rare card, plus 1 basic Energy card
  3. For the opportunity to try out Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light ahead of launch, head to one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place around the UK from 21–29 April 2018. Find your nearest participating independent retailer by visiting For information about the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series and products, visit

The English expansion will bring together the release of the Japanese Forbidden Light expansion and the Ultra Force subset.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Forbidden Light Promotional Description:

Building on the story of Sun & Moon Ultra Prism, this latest expansion showcases the mysterious power of Necrozma, who has absorbed a Legendary Pokémon and taken on a luminous new form as Ultra Necrozma-GX. Drawn to this new light, other Pokémon, including Lucario-GX, Greninja-GX, Zygarde-GX, Yveltal-GX, Volcanion Prism Star and Arceus Prism Star, must decide whether to welcome it or resist it.

The Pokémon Company has also unveiled new artwork in the form of Dusk Form Lycanroc and Alolan Exeggutor: