Pokémon TCG Japan has revealed the pack art and cards for Paradigm Trigger, the final main series set of the Sword & Shield era. Paradigm Trigger is set for release on October 21st, 2022, in Japan. So far, we can confirm that this set focuses primarily on Lugia and contains a Lugia VSTAR, with the Galarian Legendaries Regidrago and Regieleki also appearing on the pack art. Regidrago will receive a VSTAR, while Regieleki will appear on a VMAX. In addition to the main set, there will also be promo packs given out with booster boxes that contain more cards, including a Lugia VSTAR with different art. This set, along with the direct previous Japanese set Incandescent Arcana which focused on Alolan Vulpix, will be the basis of the fourth and final English-language Sword & Shield set of 2022, which is expected to close out the era for international audiences. Today, we continue our Paradigm Trigger previews by showcasing another V from the set.
It’s Unown! N-DESIGN Inc. delivers a standard but quite cool Pokémon-V featuring Unown. The rays of purple energy blazing through this card make this image particularly striking. I personally love how the presence of Unown and Lugia in the same set is giving major Neo vibes. I love ending the Sword & Shield era with something nostalgic like this. Now, we do know that Unown is getting a Full Art V, but I’m also hoping we see an Alternate Art. I think there is a lot of creativity that can be put into such a card.
Japanese sets often give us early ideas of what the English-language sets may include, so be sure to keep an eye on our coverage. You can stay tuned for previews of Paradigm Trigger cards as well as updates on everything Pokémon TCG right here at Bleeding Cool.