Silver Tempest (TCG)

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Silver Tempest
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Cards in set English: 190+
Japanese: 98+
Set number English: 94
Japanese: 87
Release date English: November 11, 2022
Japanese: October 21, 2022
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Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest (Japanese: パラダイムトリガー Paradigm Trigger) is the name given to the twelfth and final main expansion of cards from the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sword & Shield Era in Japan).


Silver Tempest is set to release on November 11, 2022 and will be the final main expansion of the Sword & Shield Series. In Japan, it will be released as Paradigm Trigger on October 21, 2022 and will similarly serve as the twelfth and final expansion of the Sword & Shield Era. Silver Tempest is expected to consist of cards sourced from the Japanese Paradigm Trigger expansion, the Incandescent Arcana subset, cards from the Lost Abyss expansion and Dark Phantasma subset that were not localized in Lost Origin, and some remaining cards from the VMAX Climax subset.

The Legendary Diving Pokémon Lugia is one of the focal Pokémon of the expansion, as is Alolan Vulpix and Legendary titans Regieleki and Regidrago. Lugia, Alolan Vulpix, and Regidrago all support the Pokémon VSTAR mechanic, while Regieleki appears as the sole Pokémon VMAX. Other Pokémon VSTAR in Silver Tempest include Unown, Mawile, and Serperior; three Pokémon also represent the Radiant Pokémon mechanic: Alakazam, Jirachi, and Tsareena. The expansion continues the trend of the last few Sword & Shield Series sets by featuring another 30-card Trainer Gallery subset comprising Full Art reprints.

VSTAR Powers are featured on Trainer cards for the first time since their introduction. These cards depict ancient artifacts, similar to those included in the Skyridge expansion, and tie in to the narrative that permeates the source Paradigm Trigger expansion. Paradigm Trigger features an unexplored faraway island where Pokémon live quietly[1] and highlights numerous Fossil Pokémon and Pokémon with mysterious origins.

Silver Tempest will be available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Paradigm Trigger will be available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Indonesian. Each Silver Tempest booster pack contains ten cards from the expansion, a Pokémon TCG Live code card, and either a basic Energy card or a VSTAR marker card. Each Paradigm Trigger pack contains five cards from the expansion.

Set list

Paradigm Trigger
No. Mark Card name Type Rarity
008/098 F Virizion Grass C Promotion
023/098 F Keldeo Water U Promotion
024/098 F Pikachu Lightning C Promotion
029/098 F Stunfisk Lightning C Promotion
035/098 F UnownV Psychic RR Promotion
036/098 F UnownVSTAR Psychic RRR Promotion
037/098 F Meditite Psychic C Promotion
038/098 F Medicham Psychic R Promotion
043/098 F Elgyem Psychic C Promotion
044/098 F Beheeyem Psychic U Promotion
045/098 F Dedenne Psychic C Promotion
047/098 F Baltoy Fighting C Promotion
048/098 F Claydol Fighting U Promotion
051/098 F Terrakion Fighting R Promotion
055/098 F Stonjourner Fighting U Promotion
062/098 F Morpeko Darkness C Promotion
068/098 F Cobalion Metal C Promotion
069/098 F Togedemaru Metal C Promotion
079/098 F LugiaV Colorless RR Promotion
080/098 F LugiaVSTAR Colorless RRR Promotion
082/098 F Archen Colorless C Promotion
083/098 F Archeops Colorless R Promotion
090/098 F Unidentified Fossil I C Promotion
091/098 F Sealstone of the Earth I R Promotion
092/098 F Sealstone of the Forest I R Promotion
102/098 F UnownV Psychic SR Promotion
109/098 F LugiaV Colorless SR Promotion


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English Alolan Vulpix pack
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English Lugia pack
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English Regieleki pack
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English Regidrago pack
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Japanese Paradigm Trigger
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In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Tempête Argentée
Germany Flag.png German Silberne Sturmwinde
Italy Flag.png Italian Tempesta Argentata
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tempestade Prateada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tempestad Plateada


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Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Sword & Shield Series
SWSH Black Star Promos
Sword & Shield: Sword & Shield Build & Battle BoxRillaboom Theme DeckCinderace Theme DeckInteleon Theme Deck
Rebel Clash: Rebel Clash Build & Battle BoxZacian Theme DeckZamazenta Theme Deck
Pikachu & Zekrom-GX League Battle DeckReshiram & Charizard-GX League Battle DeckBattle Academy
Darkness Ablaze: Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle BoxGalarian Darmanitan Theme DeckGalarian Sirfetch'd Theme Deck
Pokémon FutsalChampion's Path
Vivid Voltage: Vivid Voltage Build & Battle BoxCharizard Theme DeckDrednaw Theme Deck
Zacian V League Battle DeckV Battle Deck—Venusaur vs. BlastoiseMcDonald's Collection 2021
Shining Fates
Battle Styles: Battle Styles Build & Battle Box
V Battle Deck—Victini vs. GardevoirInteleon VMAX League Battle Deck
Chilling Reign: Chilling Reign Build & Battle Box
Evolving Skies: Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box
CelebrationsV Battle Deck—Rayquaza vs. Noivern
Fusion Strike: Fusion Strike Build & Battle Box
Single Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle DeckRapid Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle Deck
Brilliant Stars: Brilliant Stars Build & Battle BoxV Battle Deck—Lycanroc vs. Corviknight
Battle Academy 2022
Astral Radiance: Astral Radiance Build & Battle Box
Pokémon GO: Pokémon GO V Battle Deck—Mewtwo vs. Melmetal
Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle DeckShadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck
McDonald's Collection 2022
Lost Origin: Lost Origin Build & Battle Box
Silver Tempest: Silver Tempest Build & Battle Box
Sword & Shield Era
S-P Promotional cards
V Starter Sets
SwordShield: Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box
Zacian + Zamazenta BoxVMAX Rising
Rebellion Crash
Charizard & Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter SetsExplosive Walker
Infinity Zone
Legendary HeartbeatV Starter Decks
Amazing Volt Tackle
VMAX Special SetShiny Star V
Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets
Single Strike MasterRapid Strike Master: Single Strike & Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Boxes
Peerless Fighters
Silver LanceJet-Black Spirit: Silver Lance & Jet-Black Spirit Jumbo Pack Set
Eevee HeroesEevee Heroes VMAX Special SetHigh-Class Decks
Skyscraping PerfectionBlue Sky Stream: Sword & Shield Family Pokémon Card Game
V-UNION Special Card Sets
Fusion Arts
25th Anniversary CollectionPromo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition
Zacian & Zamazenta vs Eternatus Special Deck Set
VMAX ClimaxStart Deck 10025th Anniversary Golden Box
Star Birth
Battle RegionVSTAR Starter Sets
Time GazerSpace Juggler
Dark PhantasmaPokémon GO
Lost Abyss: VSTAR & VMAX High-Class Decks
VSTAR Special SetIncandescent Arcana
Paradigm Trigger