Pokemon TCG Temporal Forces release date, ACE SPEC cards & products

Pokemon TCG Temporal Forces release date, ACE SPEC cards & products
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry


10th Jan 2024 16:29

The next major Pokemon TCG expansion is Temporal Forces, featuring the return of powerful ACE SPEC cards as well as the usual products like Elite Trainer Boxes and Booster Bundles.

Boasting Paradox Pokemon like Walking Wake and Iron Leaves alongside more type-shifted Tera cards, the Temporal Forces set looks like another exciting addition to the long-standing TCG. Here's everything you need to know about the new release.

Pokemon TCG Temporal Forces expansion release date

The upcoming Temporal Forces expansion is due to be released on March 22, 2024.

Before that date, collectors can look forward to the special Paldean Fates expansion which puts the spotlight on Shiny Pokemon like Mew, Mimikyu, Tinkaton, and (of course) Charizard.

How many cards will be in Temporal Forces?

A poster for Temporal Forces
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It's been confirmed that there will be over 160 cards in the Temporal Forces base set, including 13 Pokemon ex cards and two type-shifted Tera Pokemon ex cards.

There will also be 22 illustration rare Pokemon cards, 10 special illustration rare Pokemon and Supporter cards, and six hyper rare gold etched cards to discover.

Only a few cards have been revealed so far, but we do know that Walking Wake, Raging Bolt, Iron Leaves, and Iron Crown will make their TCG debut, while Wugtrio and Farigiraf will get Tera ex cards.

Return of ACE SPEC cards

It was revealed during the 2023 Pokemon World Championships that ACE SPEC cards would make a return to the Pokemon TCG, and now we finally know when, as they'll be featured in the Temporal Forces expansion.

These powerful Item/Trainer cards first appeared during the Black & White era of the Pokemon TCG. In the Scarlet & Violet era, you'll only be able to have one of them in your deck, so you'll need to choose wisely!

There will be seven ACE SPEC cards to find in the Temporal Forces set, including both Trainer and Special Energy cards.

All confirmed Temporal Forces products

Pokemon Temporal Forces ETBs
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Here are all of the confirmed products that will be released as part of the Temporal Forces expansion:

  • Pokemon Center Elite Trainer Box (Walking Wake or Iron Leaves) – includes 11 booster packs
  • Elite Trainer Box (Walking Wake or Iron Leaves) – includes 9 booster packs
  • Booster Bundle – includes 6 booster packs
  • Booster Display Box – includes 36 booster packs
  • Individual Booster Packs

There are two designs for the Elite Trainer Box in this expansion. One features Walking Wake and includes a Flutter Mane promo card, while the other features Iron Leaves and includes an Iron Thorns promo card.

More products will likely be announced as we get closer to release day, but for now, this is what you can look forward to. These products are available to pre-order now on the official Pokemon Center website.

That's everything you need to know about the Temporal Forces expansion! We'll keep this page updated as more information gets revealed, so make sure you check back soon.

In the meantime, why not take a trip to our Pokemon homepage for more content like the most valuable Paradox Rift cards or the most valuable Pokemon 151 cards?

Daniel Megarry
About the author
Daniel Megarry
Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].
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