Today, The Pokémon Company has announced a new Pokémon TCG expansion set that will embrace and celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. Get ready to revisit some classic Pokémon TCG cards (we’re talking Wizards of the Coast-era) this October when Pokémon TCG: Celebrations is released!
Following in the footsteps of the 20th anniversary Pokémon TCG: Generations and Pokémon TCG: XY – Evolutions expansion sets, Celebrations will feature “a joyous parade of Legendary, Mythical, and other beloved Pokémon to your collection, including Mew, Ho-Oh, Zamazenta, Flying Pikachu, and Surfing Pikachu.” So far Celebrations will contain 45+ cards, including a 25 card subset “that are close remakes of iconic cards from the history of the Pokémon TCG, including Base Set Charizard, Umbreon ☆, and Tapu Lele-GX.”
Celebrations will have a modified booster pack that “will contain four uniquely designed cards—all with foil treatments and a 25th anniversary logo” and will be available in special Pokémon TCG: Celebration branded releases. The following sets will be released Friday, October 8th:
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collection—Dragapult Prime (priced $14.99)
- Includes 0ne foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Dragapult Prime, two Celebrations four-card booster packs, one additional Pokémon TCG booster pack, a four-pocket binder to hold your cards, and one anniversary-themed coin.
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collections—Lance’s Charizard V and Dark Sylveon V (priced $19.99 each)
- Includes 0ne foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Lance’s Charizard V or Dark Sylveon V, four Celebrations four-card booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection (priced $19.99)
- Includes one foil promo card featuring Zacian LV.X, an enamel pin featuring Flying and Surfing Pikachu, four Celebrations four-card booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Mini Tins (priced $8.99 each, 8 different designs)
Includes two Celebrations four-card booster packs, one additional Pokémon TCG booster pack, one anniversary-themed coin, and one Pokémon art card showing the art from the Mini Tin (collect and combine all eight versions).
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Elite Trainer Box (priced $49.99)
- Includes 10 Celebrations four-card booster packs, five additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, one special foil card featuring Greninja ☆, 65 anniversary-themed card sleeves, 45 Energy cards, a player’s guide to the Celebrations expansion, a Pokémon TCG rulebook, six damage-counter dice, one competition-legal coin-flip die, and two acrylic condition markers.
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Special Collection—Pikachu V-UNION (priced $29.99)
- Includes four foil promo cards that make up a single Pikachu V-UNION, one oversize card featuring Pikachu V-UNION, one Supporter card featuring Professor Burnet, four Celebrations four-card boosters, and two additional Pokémon TCG boosters.
More sets will be released on Friday, October 22nd:
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Premium Figure Collection—Pikachu VMAX (priced $49.99)
Includes one etched foil promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX, one foil promo card featuring Pikachu V, a supersize figure of Gigantamax Pikachu, eight Celebrations four-card booster packs, and three additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection (priced $119.99)
Includes two commemorative metal cards featuring Base Set Pikachu and Base Set Charizard, one special gold version of Pikachu V, one special gold version of Poké Ball, a Charizard and Pikachu enamel pin, one anniversary-themed metal coin, 17 Celebrations four- card booster packs, eight additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, and player’s guide.
Lastly, the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collector Chest (priced $24.99) will release sometime during October 2021:
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collector Chest – Includes six Celebrations four-card booster packs, two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, three foil promo cards featuring Mimikyu δ (Delta Species), Light Toxtricity, and Hydreigon C; four colorful sticker sheets, a mini portfolio to store cards, a Pokémon coin, and a Pokémon notepad.
While The Pokémon Company didn’t provide any images of some of the cards in English, the press kit for Brazil did! Check out the Spanish versions of the following promo cards: Hydreigon C, Mimikyu δ, Light Toxtricity, Dragapult Prime, and Zacian LV.X. Full translations of the cards have been posted by Pokébeach.
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations will be available at participating retailers and hobby shops, as well as at Pokémon Center US and Canada. As for if this particular set will meet the increased demand for Pokémon TCG products, we won’t know for certain until it debuts this October.
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