New ‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ expansion arriving on the TCG series

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A promotional image for "Pokemon Sun & Moon" (Facebook/Pokemon)

Mobile game “Pokemon GO” is not the only “Pokemon” game that offers massive updates.

The “Pokemon Sun and Moon” will launch its third expansion titled “Sun & Moon–Burning Shadows” on August 4. The new expansion will showcase new cards, new Pokemon, and additional Support cards, as reported by Gamespot.

Over 140 new cards will roll out in-game, including 12 new Pokemon-GX. These cards offer stronger attacks compared to their normal iterations plus higher HP levels. Some of the new Pokemon include Machamp-GX, Charizard-GX, Darkrai-GX, Alolan Pokemon Necrozma-GX, Tapu Fini-GX, Ho-Oh-GX, and Marshadow.

The game’s website describes Marshadow as the Gloomdweller Pokemon that hides in the shadows. “It never appears before humans, so its very existence is the stuff of myth. Marshadow sinks into the shadows of others, and is able to copy their movements and power,” its description reads.

“Among the numerous Pokémon discovered to date, Marshadow is remarkably the first to combine Fighting type and Ghost type. Even regarding its types, Marshadow is an extremely rare Pokémon,” the description added. “Fighting-type Pokémon are usually ill-suited in battle against Psychic-type Pokémon, but now you’ll be able to take advantage of Marshadow’s Ghost type to battle effectively!” it went on to say.

Six new Support cards will also roll out in-game. Some of them feature “human characters” with great significance. The Pokemon Company has not announced specific details, however. Therefore, players will need to wait to find out how these cards will make their decks stronger.

Earlier this month, Nintendo announced the “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon” for 3DS. The two new titles will also come out later in November. It will feature a story that is parallel to the original. Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda made the announcement. He also said, “new features will allow you to enjoy your adventure even more.”

The two will also feature Pokemon that did not appear in the game’s original version.