‘Legendary Battle Decks’ Featuring Ho-Oh and Lugia in May!

Two new “Legendary Battle Decks” featuring Ho-Oh-EX or Lugia-EX will be released on May 5th. Each 60-card deck will cost $19.99 and will come with a metallic coin, a deck box, damage counters, and player guides. We do not yet know which Lugia-EX and Ho-Oh-EX the decks will feature.

TPCi is basically copying and pasting their marketing strategy for Pokemon GO, but with Gen II Pokemon. Exactly like the Legendary Battle Decks featuring Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres-EX, these decks are meant to hype on the upcoming release of Gold & Silver Pokemon in Pokemon GO. We’re also getting blisters featuring pins of either Entei, Suicune, and Raikou, as with the Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres pin blisters that were in stores a few months after Pokemon GO was released.

In the coming months we’ll also be getting a Kingdra-EX Box, a Scizor-EX Box, and a Legacy Pin Collection featuring Gen II Pokemon that evolve from Gen I Pokemon.


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  1. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
    BrianFrobey

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    Put some t-mails in them this time please.
     
  2. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
    professor layton

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    So instead of picking good pokemon (like keldeo/rayquaza and mewtwo/darkrai), they chose to ruin one of the only good competitive products because of the cancerous Pokemon Go.

    Starting to get sick of Pokemon Go honestly. Didn't think it'd infect the TCG so badly.
     
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  3. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Well these are "Legendary Battle Decks" not "Battle Arena Decks" (the difference being LBDs are to advertise GO) also, keep in mind we don't know which Ho-Oh and Lugia they are they could be: Lugia EX (Ancient Origins 68/69) and Ho-oh EX (BREAKpoint 92/122) or Lugia EX (Plasma Storm 108/135) and Ho-Oh EX (Dragons Exalted 22/124)
     
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  4. Mightyena Still just a delinquent ;)
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    Lugia ex is nice to get i hope they include some good trainers like the keldeo rayquasa one
    @professor layton
    Pokemon go isnt cancerous just the annoying fake fans its produced.
     
  5. Mightyena Still just a delinquent ;)
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    Oh your right i hope its not the plasma ones.
     
  6. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    I assume you mean for Lugia (since Ho-Oh isn't Plasma) For Lugia I do want the AOR one and for Ho-oh I want the DRX one (so you don't have to spend $15 to get them) but it seems like these decks tend to be expanded so I wouldn't get my hopes up for Lugia :(
     
  7. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
    Vexen_IV

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    There is a difference, these decks are more than likely to attune to the trio bird decks than the keldeo/ray/mewtwo/darkrai decks
     
  8. Starsoulklr Aspiring Trainer
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    Ok it's good to see that they're still doing these. The good thing with this is that both the expanded and standard versions of these bird EXes have some power and use unlike the Kanto Bird Trio.

    My main issue with the last set was that it was too close to the Battle Arena Set last year if these come out earlier I'm A-OK with that.
     
  9. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    As I mentioned earlier it was never confirmed which version of these EXs we'll get (and judging by past BAD and LBDs it should be Expanded)
     
  10. Starsoulklr Aspiring Trainer
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    @jessalakasam I never suggested either was the ones we would guaranteed receiving in these decks:

    "The good thing with this is that both the expanded and standard versions of these bird EXes have some power and use unlike the Kanto Bird Trio."

    My point was that regardless which ones we got they are have some play-ability and can work in decks build around them well enough and that pretty much all of the Plasma Kanto Birds are subpar cards. If it was me I would prefer an odd mix of the Ancient Origins Lugia and Dragons Exalted Ho-oh. Most likely not going to happen like that but either way I like seeing some pre-built products that function better as decks then the starters.
     
  11. Wockomtosh Aspiring Trainer
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    I love AO Lugia, so this would be awesome! Only if it's that one though.
     
  12. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    hoping for drx Ho-Oh. These aren't battle arena decks though, stop freaking out.

    Wonder how they will handle a mixing of card frames???
     
  13. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

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    I never even replied to that comment...
     
  14. Jake_Silberman Waiting to win a League Cup X_X
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    It'd be really cool if they included Ho-Oh-EX from Dragons Exalted instead of the unplayable Ho-Oh from BREAKPoint.
     
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  15. Clear Carousel of Agony
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    It just goes to show, nostalgia ruins everything.
     
  16. Chika Golden Hearted
    Chika

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    Well, I wouldn't mind if the Ho-oh was the DRX one. It'd be nice to see the price of that card go down a bit.
     
  17. Weavile GX Nebby!
    Weavile GX

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    I hope TCPI is Using the Lugia and Ho-oh EX from Dragons Exalted and Plasma Storm. If it is, I might buy it. It would also be nice to have completely different cards unlike the set.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  18. Asclepius24 Aspiring Trainer
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    The last Legendary Battle Decks and almost all of the premium decks in general that they've released have been Expanded - this makes older cards easier for new players to obtain for that format. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see these include Plasma Lugia and Rebirth Ho-oh.
     
  19. TheNyanCatXD The "Original" Dragon-Slaying Eeveelution!
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    YAy!!! Even though I haven't cared much for the Ho-Oh, Lugia is gonna be a nice addition to this! This is, if they put in AO Lugia.
     
  20. I wouldn't mind the Dragons Exalted Ho-oh but I strongly object to the Plasma Storm Lugia, that was the thing I hated most about the first Legendary Deck stuff was that it was about Plasma stuff, which I hated. I would much prefer Ancient Origins Lugia.

    The main thing I hated about the Legendary Deck stuff though was that they couldn't even be bothered to make new versions of the birds when that would have been a perfect time to do so because of the mythical collection and Generations stuff.