‘M Camerupt-EX and M Sharpedo-EX Mega Premium Collections’ in April!

And yet another unexpected release!

Two new Mega Premium Collections featuring foil promo cards of either Camerupt-EX and M Camerupt-EX or Sharpedo-EX and M Sharpedo-EX will hit store shelves on April 7th. The Mega Evolutions will be brand new promos whereas the regular Pokemon-EX will be alternate art promo reprints from Primal Clash.

The collections will also include a jumbo version of M Sharpedo-EX or M Camerupt-EX, a Spirit Link, a collector’s pin of either Mega Camerupt or Mega Sharpedo, six booster packs, a Mega Camerupt or Mega Sharpedo coin, and a PTCGO code card.

Like with the Kingdra-EX Box I posted today, these promos will likely originate from Japan’s The Best of XY set releasing in April. Now that we know M Sharpedo-EX and M Camerupt-EX will likely be in the set, will the rest of the neglected Mega Evolutions finally get cards?

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  1. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
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    Being after we move into the SM era, I wonder will these be printed as XY promos or SM promos? I would've assumed the latter, but that means when the format rotates into Sun & Moon onwards there's still EXs in a GX format.
     
  2. Chika Golden Hearted
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    Huh... what? But why? Does this mean I can still have hope for getting M Banette and Sableye...?
     
  3. Jadethepokemontrainer Buy, Sell & Trade and Chat Moderator
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    I hope this means they will be making boxes for all the other neglected megas.
    I'm really hoping for Mega Medicham and Mega Pinsir.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  4. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Actually, I think I know where these come from... Don't you remember that there will be a Best of XY Pack in Japan in April? While most cards might be reprints, it may also have new cards, like the Premium Champion Pack. I think these 2 megas might come from that special set.
     
  5. As a Sharpedo fan, this makes me happy.

    Hopefully it'll be good!
     
  6. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
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    Is there a list of which Megas that have not gotten an EX yet? My memory isn't the best but I'm pretty sure nearly all of them got a card.
     
  7. Lord Voltaire Magical Potato
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    We haven't even had a Sableye EX, so I hope this means good things.
     
  8. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
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    Pinsir, Medicham, Banette, Sableye, Abomasnow, (Sharpedo and Camerupt), Latias and Lopunny all don't have mega evolution cards yet
     
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  9. The announcement of these boxes feels really strange to me.

    We're on the cusp of moving to Sun & Moon, where we already know EXs will not be printed (at least not in the first set), and the game is moving away from the Mega Evolution mechanic. Why, oh why then are we getting new Mega Pokemon EX introduced as late as April?!

    On the one hand I'm happy because I had previously wanted Sharpedo and Camerupt to get their Megas but, on the other hand, I was looking forward to the new GX Pokemon being given room to develop.

    Who knows - maybe the new Megas will be bad and no one will play them? Let's wait and see.

    @MarshalBry makes a very good point; will these Promos have XY or SM borders?
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  10. Furn Aspiring Trainer
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    Why not just make them RS-style Exs if they're going to keep printing cards they should have moved on from
     
  11. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
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    Huh, for some reason I thought all the megas from the X&Y games had gotten EXs and all that was left were ORAS megas.
     
  12. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Yeah, I don't really care for this. From a balance standpoint, this will be a huge problem. EX Pokemon shouldn't exist in a format that is printing SM cards. Look at the disaster ancient traits were. I don't know why they feel like they need to make new mechanics and then ditch them. If they want EX Pokemon around, then make them EX and remove GX.
     
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  13. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    I'd say it took them long enough given the EXs in question were released almost (or when this comes out; over) 2 years ago, but I dunno why these weren't released sooner tbph.
     
  14. cookie1117 Aspiring Trainer
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    sharpedo is an interesting card.
    I think it depends on what the megas can do
     
  15. gravecow Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm guessing they're going to be pretty awful, so it shouldn't matter much from a balance standpoint.
     
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  16. [DCC] Shark Rampage 120+
    If this attack knocks out the Defending Pokémon, this Pokémon may attack again. (You may only attack up to 3 times in this way.)


    Or does 2 sound less OP?
     
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  17. Because it would have been too simple to release their megas as secret rares in Double Crisis lolz.

    Glad to see them coming out at all, here's hoping the others follow, especially mega Latias. I just wish they weren't coming out in fifty dollar boxes.
     
  18. superdan51 Make Metagross-GX Great!
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    This doesnt make any sense. They may as well just release them all at once in smaller boxes with 4 packs. I thought we were done with EX, meanwhile here we are with EXs that are getting released during the SM period.

    TCPi you've lost me, your business model has to be the worst if you want to keep a healthy competitive scene.
     
  19. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    I wish these promos will fill the gap of XY promos. Wait! No mention of Spirit Links?
     
  20. SpunkyBandy Aspiring Trainer
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    That's pretty cool I guess, maybe at some point we could get like a regular collection box with a Mega Evolution figure? (My hopes for Lopunny, Pinsir, Medicham and Abamasnow.)