Pokémon Lost Origin is the eleventh expansion set in the Sword and Shield series and will release on 9th September 2022.
What do we know so far about Pokémon Lost Origin?
This new set, like the previous set, Astral Radiance, is inspired by the game Pokémon Legends Arceus which released in January 2022. It will feature additional Hisuian Pokémon – and more scenes from the Hisui region.
Lost Origin will include 190 cards before secret rares which means cards are likely numbered ?/190. There will also be a subset of Trainer Gallery cards which will be numbered TG??/TG30.
The Lost Origin expansion will definitely contain:
3 Radiant (sparkling) Pokémon
6 Pokémon VSTAR
14 Pokémon V
1 Pokémon VMAX
A 30 card Trainer Gallery subset
Lost Origin Pack Art
The pack art for the new set has been released. There are four different designs featuring Origin Zoroark, Origin Giratina, Enamorus and Radiant Gardevoir. It is highly likely that these characters will have VSTAR cards.
Astral Radiance will add eight more VSTAR cards to the Trading Card Game. Pokémon evolve to VSTAR from V form and and are marked with the VSTAR marker.
Players can use only one VSTAR Power per game, and those who use a VSTAR Power must flip over a VSTAR marker during the battle. In addition VSTAR Pokémon have a high HP and give up 2 prize cards if defeated.
The six new VSTAR cards in Lost Origin are:
Aerodactyl VSTAR, Drapion VSTAR, Giratina VSTAR, Hisuian Goodra VSTAR, Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR and Magnezone VSTAR.
Also referred to as Sparkling Pokémon, Radiant Pokémon were first introduced to the Sword and Shield series with the Astral Radiance expansion. Radiant Pokémon cards are shiny cards with etched artwork. These cards have either a highly powerful ability or attack and, like VSTAR cards, can only be used once in a game.
Radiant Gardevoir is one of the pack art characters for Lost Origin and will feature in the set. The other two radiant cards have yet to be revealed.
The Lost Zone
The Lost Origin expansion will see a return of the Lost Zone which was first seen in Pokémon Platinum 2009.
In the Trading Card Game, the Lost Zone is a second discard pile. Unlike a normal discard pile, cards cannot be retrieved from the Lost Zone pile.