Pokemon Sun and Moon TGC Burning Shadows Out Today

Including Salazzle-GX, Necrozma-GX, and many more.

Burning Shadows, the third expansion of the Pokemon Trading Card Game[2]‘s Sun & Moon series, launches today, bringing with it over 140 new cards. A total of 12 new GX cards are featured in the expansion, including Tapu Fini-GX, Necrozma-GX, Salazzle-GX and the previously revealed Golisopod GX[3]. Burning Shadows also features two new theme decks, one starring Alolan Ninetales and the other featuring Lycanroc on its cover.

To celebrate the debut of Salazzle-GX in the Pokemon Trading Card Game, players with a copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon will be able to pick up a level 50 Salazzle when then bring their 3DS to GAME stores in the UK starting August 18. Additionally, those in the US can get Salazzle at GameStop from August 14 to September 4. A promotion is also being held at Toys”R”Us, where, starting today, you can get an exclusive Stufful promo card with your purchase.

For a look at some of the new cards featured in Pokemon Sun & Moon–Burning Shadows, check out the gallery below: Burning Shadows will also be available in Pokemon Trading Card Game Online when the expansion launches today. If you’re new to the card game, check out IGN’s primer on the Pokemon TCG[4] to find out why you should try it out, especially if you’re enjoying Pokemon Go.

While you’re at it, check out Pokemon Sun & Moon’s previous expansion, Guardians Rising[5], which features GX cards for Alola’s island guardians Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN.

Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn[6].


  1. ^ Alex Osborn (people.ign.com)
  2. ^ Pokemon Trading Card Game (uk.ign.com)
  3. ^ previously revealed Golisopod GX (www.ign.com)
  4. ^ primer on the Pokemon TCG (www.ign.com)
  5. ^ Guardians Rising (www.ign.com)
  6. ^ @alexcosborn (twitter.com)

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