‘Battle Arena Deck: Black Kyurem vs. White Kyurem’ Product Image!

We now have an exclusive product image of the upcoming Battle Arena Deck featuring Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX! It will be released in the U.S. and Europe on June 16th for $39.99.

As I posted before, the product will feature a holo Professor Sycamore and a holo Trainers’ Mail with brand new artwork! As you can see in the image, the Professor Sycamore is completely new — it wasn’t even released in The Best of XY. So I have no idea how Japan will get it. Maybe SM3+? It almost looks like it features anime artwork like the cards from the Ash vs. Team Rocket deck.

The package will come with two 60 card decks, each featuring 11 foil cards. Each deck will come with its two foil Pokemon-EX, eight foil basic Energy (four copies of two types), the holo Trainer, and tournament-level Trainers like Lysandre, N, and VS Seeker.

The package will also come with two metallic coins featuring the titular Pokemon, two sets of damage counters, two deck boxes, a 2-player playmat and rulesheet, a PTCGO code card, and a guide for using the decks.

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  1. I love that new Trainers' Mail - those colors are gorgeous! As someone that doesn't care about max rarity, I'm definitely gonna look to pick up a playset of these for fun. Hopefully this drops the price of Trainers' Mail altogether because of it being accessible through these means. Also hoping there's another copy (non-foil?) in the deck as well.
     
  2. jigglysama Aspiring Trainer
    jigglysama

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    Wow, wasn't expecting them to add both Boundaries Crossed and Plasma Storm Black Kyurem and White Kyurem EXs.

    That new Trainer's Mail is way more cooler than the regular one. Same as Sycamore. I might pick this one out if it is a good as the Rayquaza and Keldeo one.
     
  3. TWGaming Aspiring Trainer
    TWGaming

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    If you look at the set symbol for professor Sycamore he has a set symbol that is not a black star prom. The cards in the mega powers collection also have the same symbol. English best of xy set confirmed?
     
  4. FlavorfulPineApl Favorite Deck: Vespiquen
    FlavorfulPineApl

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    Yay! I believe these are reprints?
     
  5. Hunga Oh no! Rotation in sight
    Hunga

    Member

    Sorry, but what the heck?
    Why now?
    Isn't it a bit late?
    I was hoping for something like at least Gen 6 not something from way back...
     
  6. FlavorfulPineApl Favorite Deck: Vespiquen
    FlavorfulPineApl

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    And the art on them are meh... They still look cool though.
     
  7. ozzie347 Aspiring Trainer
    ozzie347

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    Glad Trainer's Mail will be in rotation for another year with this. I hope that we don't get a Best of XY though, I want to see Shay and VS Seeker gone so that deck construction becomes a little more meaningful.
     
  8. FlavorfulPineApl Favorite Deck: Vespiquen
    FlavorfulPineApl

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    As a LONG time player, I can understand no VS Seeker and Shaymin. (Though Vs Seeker has been a card before, and Shaymin being a "worse" version of Uxie) When we didn't have those cards, you ran lots of extra supporters. Trainers mail will help fill in for VS Seeker, but not to the point where people will be comfortable. As for Shaymin,... Same goes. Also it's not confirmed if Octillery survives the rotation. Unless we see another 2009.... which would not be that bad in my opinion.
     
  9. Gabrip Aspiring Trainer
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    They are doing this for the expanded, as they did with Rayquaza vs Kaldeo
    expanded is really strong and a lot of regionals are only expanded now
     
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  10. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
    Vexen_IV

    Member

    Bruh.

    B&W are still legal in expanded, so they're going to continue making these decks until they're no longer legal in expanded.
     
  11. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
    Alakazam90125

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    I am glad they reprinted Trainers Mail to keep another rotation, and Sycamore may stay another too because of this (it will instead rotate in 2019). I am still quite troubled that there will be no more Lysandre!
     
  12. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
    Kietharr

    Member

    Sycamore was already safe from rotation since he was reprinted in Steam Siege iirc.

    If they give all of these new prints the same set symbol it would actually be easier to print them as a non-legality modifying 'set' in International Standard which would allow them to give us all of the BOXY prints in boxes without messing up the long awaited rotations of the draw engine components that have dominated deckbuilding since ROS, Shaymin/VS Seeker.
     
  13. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
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    Make people start using Pokémon Catcher. we still have two more sets. We don't know what other reprints there will be.
     
  14. acerizzo13 Reniart Gniripsa
    acerizzo13

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    Hold on it says Vs Seeker will be in this box, so it should survive the rotation. Anyway I say good ridden to Shaymin, turn 1 Deci/Plume and M Ray attack for 240 should be far less consistent than they are currently. Give way to Tapu Lele and more consistent, simpler decks, imho.
     
  15. Fayld Rayquaza / Eelektross Master
    Fayld

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    Hold up. Are we sure what the set number is for that Trainer's Mail? I didn't see it. If it is a promo, it will stick around. If it kept the original set number, then this would still rotate even with the new artwork.
     
  16. ozzie347 Aspiring Trainer
    ozzie347

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    Most likely they will be XY Promos, so they will rotate in 2018 with the rest of the XY block, not 2019.
     
  17. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    Jolteon EX had a strange set logo and now sycamore has something strange too. What does this mean???
     
  18. superdan51 Make Metagross-GX Great!
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    It looks like it has a set number rather than a promo number, I think we might be getting some of best of XY
     
  19. I'd almost expect this copy to be more valuable than the Gold version. It is indeed gorgeous.
     
  20. AshCo Ladies' Man Extraordinaire
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    Oh man, my nostalgia is KILLING me here!! Both versions of the Black/White Kyurems? Yes, please. I really actually needed three of the four Kyurems for set completion(No idea why I haven't gotten them sooner). These are always a real treat of a product to get. Maybe not the best EXs in store but still, this is great because Boundaries Crossed IS my favorite set, so I can at least somewhat feel like I'm going back to the old days.