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We’ve now learned Raging Surf will indeed feature Gholdenego ex! The set will release in Japan on May 19th.
Gholdenego rides a surfboard made of coins, so the set name is fitting. Its Japanese name is Surfugo. Considering it’s Pokemon #1000, it definitely deserves its own set.
Except for Paradox Pokemon, the only remaining Gen 9 Pokemon that haven’t received a card are Finizen, Palafin, Gimmighoul, and Gholdengo. This is just an educated guess, but Raging Surf should also feature Palafin ex since it’s a dolphin. Creatures probably reserved it for this set to tie into Gholdenego’s surfing theme.
As we stated months ago, the first few sets of a generation always spend their time introducing new Pokemon before moving on to new mechanics. The appeal of new Pokemon will be...