The new Pokémon TCG expansion Sword & Shield: Battle Styles introduces the new Battle Styles game mechanic based on the video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!
Battle Styles includes Single Strike Style, which can be used to take out an opponent with one hit, and Rapid Strike Style, which can be used to perform unexpected attacks. Each Pokémon can have a Battle Style. For example, Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards are available as Trainer and Energy cards and players can create a Single Strike or Rapid Strike deck.
This expansion already contains some Battle Style cards such as Single Strike Urshifu V, Rapid Strike Urshifu V, Single Strike Tyranitar V and Rapid Strike Empoleon V. Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX are also available in their Gigantamax form, known for the expansion The Isle of Armor for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.