The Pokémon Company International announced a new special expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Crown Zenith, releasing worldwide beginning January 20, 2023.
The Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith expansion will introduce a multitude of new art styles and unique illustrations, with an emphasis on alternate art cards, including the first-ever special art Pokémon VSTAR.
Crown Zenith will also introduce a Galarian Gallery subset of 70 cards highlighting regular Pokémon, Pokémon V, Pokémon VMAX, Pokémon VSTAR and Supporter cards with special illustrations that showcase the uniqueness of each featured Pokémon and character. Fans can look forward to discovering Mewtwo VSTAR, Darkrai VSTAR and Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR in the Galarian Gallery.
In addition, with a new linked illustration feature, Trainers will also have the chance to collect and connect nine different Galarian Gallery cards to reveal a larger image.
Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:
- 17 Pokémon V
- Five Pokémon VMAX
- Eight Pokémon VSTAR including Zacian VSTAR and Zamazenta VSTAR
- Three Radiant Pokémon featuring Shiny Charizard, Shiny Charjabug and Shiny Eternatus
Cards from Crown Zenith will be available in the following products:
- Crown Zenith Elite Trainer Box (available January 20, 2023): Includes 10 Crown Zenith booster packs, one special art card featuring Lucario VSTAR and various gameplay accessories
- Crown Zenith Collection—Regieleki V or Regidrago V (available January 20, 2023): Includes four Crown Zenith booster packs, one promo card and oversize card featuring Regieleki V or Regidrago V and one non-V foil promo card
- Crown Zenith Mini Tins (available February 17, 2023): Includes two Crown Zenith booster packs and one sticker sheet
- Crown Zenith Special Collection—Pikachu VMAX (available February 17, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs, one etched promo card and one oversize promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX and one foil promo card featuring Pikachu V
- Crown Zenith Tins (available March 17, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs and one full art promo card featuring Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos or Galarian Moltres
- Crown Zenith Pin Collection—Rillaboom, Cinderace or Inteleon (available April 14, 2023): Includes three Crown Zenith booster packs; one promo card featuring Rillaboom, Cinderace or Inteleon; and one corresponding pin
- Crown Zenith Premium Playmat Collection—Morpeko V-UNION (available April 14, 2023): Includes five Crown Zenith booster packs, four Morpeko V-UNION cards, one Professor Burnet card, one playmat and one oversize card
- Crown Zenith Premium Figure Collection—Shiny Zacian or Shiny Zamazenta (available May 5, 2023): Includes 11 Crown Zenith booster packs; one etched promo card featuring either Shiny Zacian V or Shiny Zamazenta V; one corresponding Shiny figure and a Shiny pin; and one set of card sleeves