Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance heads to stores today
His name is Regigigas
Back at the end of May, the Pokémon Company International launched the Pokémon Trading Card Game’s latest expansion, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance. There are all sorts of amazing decks you could build using cards in this expansion, and Pokémon Co. has given some top-notch strategies for those who want to build out an approach using Regigigas.
Regigigas’s Ancient Wisdom Ability lets it attach any 3 Energy cards (not just Basic Energy) from your discard pile to one of your Pokémon in play. Pokémon TCG veterans know that attaching more than the typical single Energy from your hand per turn—also known as Energy acceleration—is a powerful effect that has been at the core of many top-tier decks over the years. Having such a powerful form of Energy acceleration on a Basic Pokémon is particularly notable. Of course, Ancient Wisdom has a strict condition: in addition to Regigigas, you need to have Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, and Regidrago in play. This leaves no place for any other Pokémon on the board besides these six. Therefore, we’ll play these six Legendary Pokémon exclusively.
If you want to learn how to use Regigigas to really put the pressure on your opposition, check out Pokémon Co’s feature here.