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Diving into Chilling Reign

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Hello fellow Trainers! Today we are here to discover you the new Pokémon TCG set coming out soon to our shelves: Chilling Reign! Are you as excited as us to get your hands on new and icy cards? We sure are! Let’s dive into what this set is bringing to our collection!

Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign is the name given to the sixth main expansion of cards from the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sword & Shield Era in Japan). The set features characters and Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, focusing on Calyrex in its merged forms with Glastrier and Spectrier.

Both Spectrier and Glastrier are equine Pokémon known to be very proud and arrogant, preferring to serve individuals they deem the strongest. They once ruled over the Crown Tundra as lords of all Pokémon, known for terrorizing the place for a time due to humans invading its territory; this lasted until defeated and tamed by Calyrex, a bipedal Pokémon known to have ruled Galar in ancient times as a merciful King, the “King of Bountiful Harvest” they say.

How does Calyrex become Ice Rider Calyrex or Shadow Rider Calyrex? Well, thanks to a key item called “Reins of Unity”, Calyrex can be combined with Spectrier or Glastrier to merge both and become a constituent Pokémon!

Now you can seize the advantage with Pokémon of the frozen lands with dozens of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region,  including the powerful Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX and Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX—plus the Galarian forms of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres—in Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign!

Let’s talk a bit about those Galarian forms of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres! Once every several decades, migratory Legendary Pokémon Galarian Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos, appear in the Crown Tundra. For a long time, they were thought to be the same Legendary Pokémon previously discovered in other regions: Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos. But they were not.

Galarian Articuno keeps itself airborne with its psychic power, almost never having to use its wings for this purpose. Instead, the blades on its wings can be used to slice through iron as easily as paper. Its eyes can fire beams of psychic energy that leave its opponents stuck in place, as if frozen solid. This is his signature move, Freezing Glare, being the only Pokémon that can learn it!

Galarian Moltres exudes energy churning within its body as an aura akin to a column of raging fire, leaving ordinary Pokémon unable to even approach it: opponents hit by such attacks are overcome with Deep fatigue, as if all their energy has been, well, burned away. So hot for the Tundra! Its signature move is Fiery Wrath, a Dark-type special move in which Galarian Moltres transforms its wrath into a fire-like aura to attack.

Galarian Zapdos is a belligerent, battle-hungry Pokémon who seems unable to resist challenging Pokémon it senses may be stronger than itself. He overwhelms opponents with speedy movements and ferocious kicks using its naturally mighty legs through its signatura move: Thunderous Kick. Curious thing to know about Galarian Zapdos is that its wings seem to have atrophied and it appears to be a poor flier.

Phantom hauntings, howling blizzards, and wild battles—expand the realms of your Pokémon strategy with new powers and new possibilities. Press on despite ghostly opposition, and claim total victory in the land of spectral snow!                   

Although the set is releasing on June 18th, 2021, pre-order is already available at our online store! You can browse Booster Boxes, Booster Packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and Blister Packs to enhance your Pokémon collection.

The expansion comes with over 190 cards, 15 powerful Pokémon V and 8 enormous Pokémon VMAX, new Single and Rapid Strike cards and more than 25 Trainer cards plus 3 new Special Energy cards! You can find these cards in Booster Packs; each pack comes with 10 cards and 1 basic energy.

At Fable Hobby we are in love with Elite Trainer Boxes so sneak a peek on what the Chilling Reign ETB has inside. You can choose between Ice Rider Calyrex or Shadow Rider Calyrex and each box comes with 8 Chilling Reign Booster Packs to grow your collection, 65 cards sleeves featuring the Calyrex of your choice to play in style, 45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards, a player’s guide to the expansion, rulebook, a 6 damage-counter dice to never lose count, a competition-legal coin-flip die, 2 acrylic condition markers and of course, a collector’s box to hold everything with 4 dividers to keep your collection organized!

A fun way to expand your collection is with Blister Packs, these packs come with THREE Booster Packs and a foil promo card featuring Eevee or Snorlax and also a cool Pokémon coin to add to your collection.

Chilling Reign will also bring the Build & Battle Box, which includes 23-card Evolution pack – with 1 of 4 exclusive foil promo cards! – and four booster packs from Sword & Shield – Chilling Reign. You only need to add basic energy cards from your own to build a 40-card deck with these cards.

And of course, this collection also comes with a cool mini portfolio to store safely your collection of brand-new cards!

Ah, we almost forgot! All product comes with a code for the Pokémon Online TCG, which will be available to redeem once the set is released there 😊

We hope you enjoyed today’s reading and we can’t leave without sharing a crucial question: Ice or Shadow?

See you next with more poke-news!

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