This is what the Scizor VMAX and Bird Keeper cards look like in Sword & Shield – Darkness Ablaze

The Pokémon Company International is showing two new cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion Pokémon Sword & Shield – Darkness Ablaze. These are Scizor VMAX and the Bird Keeper Supporter cards.

Scizor VMAX deals a whopping 190 damage with the Max Steelspike attack for just 3 Energy. In addition, he can also defend himself with Hard Scissors, taking 30 less damage.

Bird Keeper is a Supporter card that allows you to swap your active Pokémon with one on your bench and draw three new cards from your deck. This creates interesting possibilities in combination with other cards in your deck.

Sword & Shield – Darkness Ablaze will be available from August 14 and will introduce many other new cards such as 7 new Pokémon VMAX, 14 new Pokémon V and 9 full-art Pokémon V cards, 17 Trainer cards, 4 full-art Supporter cards and three new Special Energy cards.

Those who can’t wait can buy the Build & Battle Box from Darkness Ablaze from 1 August. It contains four booster packs and an evolution pack with 23 important cards (including 1 alternate-art promo card).