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Everything We Know About Paradox Rift — Confirmed Cards, Ace Spec, Release Date

The Pokemon TCG's next set has been revealed. Get all the details you need about Paradox Rift, the new set coming in November 2023

The final Pokémon TCG set of the year is called Paradox Rift. This dynamic set is bringing over 180 cards and once-forgotten mechanics to the competitive community in just a few months. Here’s everything we know about Paradox Rift so far.

When Is Paradox Rift Getting Released?

Scarlet & Violet’s Paradox Rift set is coming out on November 3, 2023. This will conclude Pokémon Scarlet & Violet for 2023.

If you live in Japan, however, you will be getting Paradox Rift much earlier. The cards will be arriving overseas on October 27 as part of the Ancient Roar & Future Flash set.

You can pre-order Paradox Rift online at the Pokémon Center, although the Elite Trainer Box is currently sold out. You will be able to pre-order booster packs there or at other major retailers at least.

All Confirmed Cards in Paradox Rift Set

Pokémon’s Paradox Rift set will feature Paradox Pokémon from Scarlet & Violet, including Roaring Moon ex and Iron Valiant ex. Other confirmed Pokémon include Garchop ex, Mewtwo ex (both of which will have new types), as well as Armarogue ex and Gholdengo ex.

Other confirmed cards include:

  • Scream Tail
  • Brute Bonnet
  • Slither Wing
  • Sandy Shocks
  • Iron Moth
  • Iron Bundle
  • Iron Jugulis
  • Iron Hands

On top of this, Paradox Rift will include all of the cards from Raging Surf. Here is the 

What are Ace Spec Cards in Pokémon TCG?

Paradox Rift is going to shake up the competitive card game with its Tera type ‘mon and their dynamic abilities. On top of that, Paradox Rift is bringing back Ace Spec cards!

There will be 13 Ace Spec cards in Paradox Rift. Since these cards are all so powerful, you can only use a single one in your deck.

Ace Spec cards were first introduced in the Boundaries Crossed set back in 2012. Some popular ones were Computer Search, which allows you to search for any card in your deck if you discard two from your hand, and Dowsing Machine, which gets a trainer from your discard into your hand.

Here are the 13 you will find in Paradox Rift:

  • Computer Search
  • Crystal Edge
  • Crystal Wall
  • Gold Potion
  • Drowsing Machine
  • Scramble Switch
  • Victory Piece
  • Life Dew
  • Rock Guard
  • G Booster
  • G Scope
  • Master Ball
  • Scoop Up Cyclone