The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion holds a secret—well, a lot of them, actually! This expansion, which has been turning the heads of collectors and players alike, includes over 20 secret cards—cards that are numbered higher than the set number shown on the card. Plus, these cards are so rare and secret they won’t appear on the expansion checklist.
As with the secret card arrangement in the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion, many of the secret cards in the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion are different versions of other, more common cards. Keep an eye out for otherwise identical cards that have different artwork, such as the luminous rare Rainbow cards that depict the Pokémon on a radiant background. There are even secret Basic Energy cards that can add a bit of flair to your next awesome deck.
Take a closer look at some of the cool secret cards you can find in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion!
The power of the recently introduced Pokémon-GX cannot be denied, as they routinely have become the centerpiece of top Pokémon TCG strategies. In the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion, every rare Rainbow secret card is one of these amazing Pokémon-GX. The broad collection includes fan favorites such as Charizard-GX, as well as competitively popular Pokémon like Gardevoir-GX and Golisopod-GX.
Standout Alolan Pokémon can be found among the rare Rainbow secret cards—be sure to look for Tapu Bulu-GX and Tapu Fini-GX, who complete the set of Tapu in the Pokémon TCG (the other two Tapu appeared in the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion). And Marshadow-GX, who appears in the Pokémon TCG for the first time in this expansion, features a rare Rainbow iteration in addition to its standard and full-art cards.
These aren’t the only rare Rainbow Pokémon-GX in Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows, so watch for these cool cards whether you’re looking to add color to your collection or power to your next deck.
Go Bold with Gold
Secret Trainer cards bring some bling to the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion, too. The six secret Item cards not only have gold edges—the artwork also stands out with an incredible sparkling design. Players will want to keep an eye out for Rescue Stretcher and Choice Band, two cards that have already made a huge impact at Pokémon TCG competitions.
Turn Up the Energy
Basic Energy cards aren’t always exciting, but the three secret Energy cards in Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows are a worthy exception. Be on the lookout for secret Fire, Darkness, and Fairy Energy cards, which will almost complete the set of secret Energy cards featured in Sun & Moon expansions so far. Basic Energy can add an awesome dimension to the look of your card collection, and it’s guaranteed to always be playable in competition—so look for secret versions as you open Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows booster packs.
With over 20 beautiful, hard-to-find secret cards, this expansion is a collector’s dream. Remember, you can get a closer look at all the secret cards in the Pokémon TCG card database. Good luck searching out all the incredible secret cards in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion!