Sword & Shield - Lost Origin TCG expansion announced; Lost Zone mechanic to make its return

The next Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sword & Shield - Lost Origin, has been officially announced by The Pokémon Company International. The expansion will be released worldwide from September 9th.

The Lost Zone gameplay mechanic will be making its return in this expansion. The Lost Zone is similar to the discard pile, except that players will not be able to recover cards sent to the Lost Zone during gameplay. Lost Zone cards such as Giratina VSTAR will feature a shadowy aura emanating from the artwork.

The expansion will also feature more Hisuian Pokémon, including Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR and Hisuian Goodra VSTAR. Radiant Pokémon, and the Trainer Gallery subset from recent expansions, will also continue to be featured in the TCG.

Lost Origin set description said:
As the boundary between dimensions tears apart, Giratina VSTAR plunges the world into the abyssal shadow of the Lost Zone! Be wary of the Lost Zone's power—unlike the discard pile, cards that are sent here cannot be recovered. While Aerodactyl VSTAR harnesses this distorted power, Magnezone, Drapion, Hisuian Goodra, and Hisuian Zoroark also appear as Pokémon VSTAR to show off their own astonishing skills, joined by Kyurem VMAX. Above the shadows, Enamorus V and Radiant Gardevoir conjure up dazzling magic in the Sword & Shield—Lost Origin expansion!

In total, this expansion will feature over 190 cards, including 3 Radiant Pokémon, 14 Pokémon V, 1 Pokémon VMAX, more than 15 Trainer cards, and 30 cards in the Trainer Gallery subset. 6 Pokémon VSTAR have also been confirmed for the set, including Aerodactyl, Magnezone, Drapion, Giratina, Hisuian Zoroark, and Hisuian Goodra.

As usual, Lost Origin will be available across a variety of formats, including the typical booster packs and Special Collections, as well as the Elite Trainer Box featuring Giratina (Origin Forme). Special versions of these Elite Trainer Boxes will also be available through Pokémon Center in the US, Canada, and the UK.


Booster packs

Elite Trainer Box
Standard version​
Box Contents​
Pokémon Center version​

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