The Pokémon Trading Card Game adds a new Fusion Strike-style mechanic in the next set
The Pokémon Company International shared the news of a brand new game mechanic that will arrive in the Pokémon trading card game later this year.
It is called the Fusion Strike Style and will be introduced in the next Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield - The Fusion Strike card set is expected to launch worldwide on November 12, just days before the launch of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch.
The new expansion will be available in the usual series of booster packs, Elite Trainer Box and special collections and includes 25 Fusion Strike cards such as Mew VMAX, Genesect V and Hoopa V. Here is some more information on the new mechanic:
Decorated with a hint of purple and pink, Fusion Strike style Pokémon often have attacks that focus on teamwork and reinforce the idea of strength in numbers, as Fusion Strike Pokémon generally benefit when other Pokémon with this style of battle. Additionally, Fusion Strike Style appears on Trainer and Special Energy cards, which tend to help Pokémon with that particular Fighting Style and allow players to build a Fusion Strike Style deck.
Images: The Pokémon CompanyIf you want to try these new cards before the expansion launches in November, be sure to keep an eye out for Sword & Shield — Fusion Strike Build & Battle Box, coming to participating retailers on October 30th. This special box will contain four Fusion Strike booster packs, a 23-card Evolution pack with key cards from current and previous sets, and a deck building tips sheet.