Unified Minds is the 11th main expansion of the Sun & Moon era, releasing outside Japan on 2 August 2019. The set once again features the successful mechanic that combines two basic Pokémon into one powerful TAG TEAM-GX.
The set was released in Japan much earlier on 31 May 2019 under the name Miracle Twin with around 115 cards, but Unified Minds comes with more than 230 cards!
This time, the roster is jam-packed with popular characters from the Kanto to Alola regions. Starting off with Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX, this duo immediately evolves Grass-types to Stage 2 and wipes your opponent's Energy with [Tropical Hour GX]. Slowpoke & Psyduck-GX bring a gamble to their trainers with [Thrilling Times GX] by flipping coins. When the duo has at least six Water Energies, you get to flip ten coins for 100 damage each time you head heads.
Doubling the Lightning in new decks are Raichu & Alolan Raichu-GX who benefit from switching (the duo for one Benched Pokémon) for additional damage and Paralyzed opponents. For Psychic-types, Espeon & Deoxys-GX bring stacking damage when devoted to Psychic Pokémon and let trainers distribute damage counters as wanted with [Cross Division GX].
Following them are one of the oldest duos in Pokémon history that fans have been waiting to be featured in a TAG TEAM. Mewtwo & Mew-GX join forces as the second Psychic-type with their [Perfection] ability, letting them copy any GX or even EX on your Bench or Discard Pile. Their [Miraculous Duo GX] is the most powerful ability yet, healing all damage from all your Pokémon by adding only 1 Energy. Darkness-types also receive two new TAG TEAMS with Umbreon & Darkrai-GX. They attack Benched Pokémon-GX or knock out Active Pokémon when boosted. Mega Sableye & Tyranitar-GX are also Darkness-types that grant extra Prize cards and can discard the rest of the opponent's deck late-game with [Gigafall GX]. Lastly, the Dragon-types receive Garchomp & Giratina-GX for multi-colored decks still in need of a finisher that deals big amounts of damage.
After two sets worth of TAG TEAMS, the dynamic duos have proven enjoyable by trainers not only due to their great collectible artwork, but their increased HP also makes for longer games, wherein their boosted GX-Attacks often get to shine. TAG TEAMs offer diverse gameplay with exciting swings, plus three Prize cards rewarding a K.O.
It has been speculated that TAG TEAMs might stay until the start of the Sword & Shield era by the end of 2019 when the new Golar region is introduced. Until then, these Pokémon duos must battle it out to see which of them will come out the strongest in this Standard format.