Amid all the discussion of epic battles and intricate strategies, it’s easy to overlook the fantastic artwork on display on Pokémon TCG cards. Artists add their own style to Pokémon portraits, recognizable locales, and depictions of memorable events to add beauty and flair to the fun of Pokémon TCG battles.
Even as each artist puts their own spin on the cards they illustrate, it’s fun to look for themes that run throughout an expansion. We’ve discovered some of these themes in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion that stood out, including beach scenes, depictions of Team Skull’s activity, and more. But really it’s just a chance to take a deeper look at all the amazing artwork that the talented artists contribute.
So every day this week, we’ll be examining a theme in the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion. Check back to take a closer look at some of our favorite new art. And when we’re done, be sure to take a closer look at your own card collection to see all the beautiful illustrations on display!
Hit the Beach!
The Alola region is a tropical paradise, an archipelago bathed in gorgeous sunny skies and moonlit nights. So it’s not surprise to find so many Pokémon in the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion playing, battling, and relaxing on its many beautiful beaches! Slowking has found a nice patch of coastline to gobble up some snacks, and Bewear waves in front of a backdrop of tropical palms, with the endless sea in the background. And of course Sandygast and Palossand are right at home in the sand.
It’s not just Pokémon that have taken a shine to island life: trial captain Lana has come to the banks of Brooklet Hill to reel in her first catch of the day on her cool Supporter card.
The beach theme is present throughout the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion, so keep an eye out for more Pokémon and people on the shores of beautiful Alola!