Cards in set: English: 73+ | Japanese: 82
Set Number: English: 75 | Japanese: --
Release Date: English: October 6, 2017 | Japanese: July 15, 2017
Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Shining Legends (Japanese: Strength Expansion Pack Shining Legends) is a special expansion released during the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Released as the third sub-set of the Japanese Sun & Moon Era, it focuses on Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
Shining Legends is a special 73 card expansion first made available in English on October 6, 2017. Its Japanese equivalent, the Strength Expansion Pack Shining Legends is a 72 card subset released on July 15, 2017 and is considered a supplement to the third Sun & Moon Era expansion, To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow and Darkness that Consumes Light.
Released in Japan to coincide with the twentieth Pokémon movie, the expansion includes several Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that were featured in all the Pokémon movies released at the time. The expansion also marked the return of Shining Pokémon to the TCG which were last seen in the Neo Destiny expansion.
Similar to the Generations expansion released during the XY BREAK series, Shining Legends booster packs could not be purchased separately and instead, were available exclusively in various set-related products, starting with the Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box, as well as the Shining Legends Pin Collections. Each booster pack contains 11 cards, with 2 guaranteed foil cards.
In each region, a handful of Pokémon stand apart as creatures of heroic stories and wild adventures: Zekrom, Latios, Mewtwo-GX, Entei-GX. Others are just whispers and rumors: mysterious Pokémon such as Keldeo, Shining Jirachi, Shining Volcanion—and many more! See and collect these astounding Pokémon of myth and legend with the Pokémon TCG: Shining Legends expansion!
This latest expansion brings together some of the most awesome and powerful Pokémon around. Pokémon TCG Trainers will have a blast adding these mighty Pokémon with their incredible moves, amazing Abilities, and devastating GX attacks to their ranks. And yes, Shining Pokémon have finally returned to the Pokémon TCG after a long absence. Remember, Shining Legends booster packs will not be sold separately, so look for them in special collector's packages.
The Pokémon TCG: Shining Legends expansion includes:
- Over 70 cards
- 6 Shining Pokémon
- 4 new Pokémon-GX
- 3 new full-art cards
- A new Special Energy card