‘Evolutions’ Booster Box and Packs Revealed!

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The booster packs for Evolutions will feature Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Raichu! The three Mega Evolutions have the same poses as the original Base Set booster packs (though the nostalgia kinda falls flat because it’s hard to notice).

We actually received photos of real Evolutions booster packs several weeks ago (as you can see above), but I didn’t want to post them until the digital images were officially revealed.

As I posted several times over the past few months, Japan’s CP6 “20th Anniversary Set” will be released in Japan on September 16th and will feature “modern” reprints from Base Set as well as many modern cards like M Venusaur-EX, M Charizard-EX, M Blastoise-EX, Dragonite-EX, Ninetales BREAK, and Machamp BREAK. The set will be released in America on November 2nd as Evolutions.


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  1. PacNat Breathing World Champion
    PacNat

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    Hmm, never thought they would release the info of this set so soon... Nonetheless, I believe this'll be the end to the XY set ;-; /sobs violently/
     
  2. PokemonAndrew Aspiring Trainer
    PokemonAndrew

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    Those packs look nice. I can't wait for the set to be released.
     
  3. BlazingMonkey Aspiring Trainer
    BlazingMonkey

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    YES
    NO PIKACHU PACKART
     
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  4. Ghidreigon Aspiring Trainer
    Ghidreigon

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    GIVE US SPIRIT LINKS PLS
     
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  5. PineDog Random TCG Trainer
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    I like the M Starters, but I dislike the Raichu artwork, it looks... off. I think it should have been a Mewtwo.
     
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  6. SkyeVictini Seriously, calm down.
    SkyeVictini

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    Yay, Raichu made the pack art! :D
     
  7. Chika Golden Hearted
    Chika

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    Glad to see Raichu on the packaging! That rat deserves to represent a TCG set after its place on the VGC Worlds winning team from this past weekend.

    (Also, slight correction on the article. That's a Mega Charizard Y, not X. :p)
     
  8. random11 Aspiring Trainer
    random11

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    Man so annoying. The japanese packs looks so good and faithful to the original style... pokemon USA dropped the ball hard time. They were cheap and just went with 3d renders instead of paying an artist to paint in the same classic style.
     
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  9. Gengar master shiny pkmn bait
    Gengar master

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    I love the art on the packs!
     
  10. Lord o da rings Sweet Savage
    Lord o da rings

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    What I love about the pack art the most is that they are in the same poses as the original base set ones. I absolutely am in love with is set, and I'm glad my birthday is the day before these release! :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  11. TheAnticipationEevee Garchomp Octillery
    TheAnticipationEevee

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    This and the Generations Pack art is really similar. It's like they just took those 4 Pokemon, evolved them, and gave them another pack art :p
     
  12. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    At least the Pack Arts won't be restricted to PikaBlaChaVen (Pikachu, Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur) like in Generations. I'll be looking forward to this set.
     
  13. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
    Raigetsu

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    YES! Hopefully this means Raichu will get an EX (Unlikely)
     
  14. sagen888 Shine on You Crazy Diamond
    sagen888

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    I think a Raichu EX full art would be amazing! I wonder if we'll see one in this set??
     
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  15. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

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    The Raichu pose is similar to the Base 2 pack.

    And the fact that they're 3D really does make them fall flat in mirroring the Base set (and Base 2) pack art. I honestly don't know if this would have been a tall order or not, but why not ask Ken Sugimori to revisit his old artstyle to recreate the megas in the same poses and style of the original artwork for these packs? If he doesn't want to do it, there are other talented artists who CAN recreate his old artstyle. (Though, I'm not sure what you do about Raichu, in this case, to make it different like the others. Alolan Raichu? No, this is still an XY set...) When I saw the pack art for Evolutions, my immediate thought wasn't "It's just like the original poses!" It was "Oh, neat! That's what the packs will look like. ...The end."

    I can't help buy feel like this was done in order to keep the children's interest with the flashy 3D Pokemons and such. Meanwhile, it probably would have been beneficial to have that old-style artwork in order to capitalize on all the nostalgia going on for Pokemon between the 20th anniversary and Pokemon GO. Didn't that Base set reprint "story" from much earlier this year get A LOT of attention? Imagine someone who is playing Pokemon GO, who hasn't played a game or bought cards since the first gen, and they see these new packs and they instantly remind them of the Base set packs because of the old-style artwork. "Oh, this is neat! You know what? I'll buy a pack or two." And then they see all of the old artwork on the cards. Maybe they get a Charizard, or a Venusaur, or a Blastoise, or Mewtwo holo. "Oh!! I remember this!" Or maybe they get an EX. "Whoa!! What on earth is this craziness?!" Maybe they'll decide to buy more packs, and maybe that will lead to trying PTCGO out or maybe even going to a Pokemon League. (I know that all might be a bit of a stretch, but it could happen.) But with the Pokemon pack art being 3D the way it is, you'd more likely have to explain to someone that they're similar to the Base set packs, only to get an "Oh, yeah. You're right." reaction.

    (Edit: I just think these packs were a missed opportunity.)

    I don't hate 3D art; it takes a lot of talent to make it look good, which this does look good. ...But it's just so boring to me compared to hand(tablet)-drawn artwork. Let's just use the XY sets as an example. The first four sets. 3D stuffs, I honestly can't recall the artwork on them that well, but Flashfire's colors were nice and bright. The next three ORAS sets--holy crap! Awesome artwork on all of the packs!! I remember every single one--especially that Mega Gardevoir artwork!! That background, the moon and the stars in the sky, the Pokemon itself!! So good! Then the BREAK sets. WE ARE 3D MODELS ON A 3D BACKGROUND. THAT IS ALL. SNOOOOOORE. In terms of artwork, my favorite packs (outside of Japan) are the HGSS era and ORAS packs. We need more like those.
     
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  16. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards
    thegrovylekid

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    Not too hyped for the set, to be honest. I was never that fond of gen 1 to begin with and with how hard they're cramming gen 1 down everyone's throat this year, I'll just be glad when we get our first sun/moon set so we can move on from all this.
     
  17. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

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    I want to like this, but I won't be collecting sets after XY so that the templates stay consistent in my collection/cube/decks, so it is the sad end of an era for me as well.
     
  18. Digital Dragon Thinks Chandelure is the cutest Pokémon
    Digital Dragon

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    What I really like about this set is that it's mixing old and new, giving updates to the original cards while still including the new mechanics. I think it does a far better job of that than Generations (which is why I'm keeping every mythical collection sealed!)
     
  19. Orias Aspiring Trainer
    Orias

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    I dont like it,i wish artwork would be more old school or same as base set but with mega starters like japanese 20th anniversary pack.
     
  20. pikastore Aspiring Trainer
    pikastore

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    Amazing !!! I'm already loving it ! A crazy end of XY and 20th Anniversary year !!!