‘Tapu Lele Pin Collection’ Product Image!

We now have an exclusive product image of the “Tapu Lele Pin Collection,” which will release in America and Europe on August 4th — the same day Burning Shadows hits store shelves.

The box will come with a holo Tapu Lele promo, a Tapu Lele pin, three booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

Tapu Lele’s card was originally released in SM2+ Beyond a New Challenge in Japan this past April.

Tapu Lele – Psychic – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[P] Psywave: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C] Magical Swap: Move any number of damage counters on your opponent’s Pokemon to their other Pokemon in any way you like.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Tapu Lele’s Electric-type brother, Tapu Koko, also got its own pin collection earlier this month as well as a figure collection last month. We haven’t received word of a “Tapu Lele Figure Collection” yet, but we should get one soon if all the Tapus are given the same treatment.

Like all of our TCG pins, the pin for Tapu Lele is based on Japan’s keychain charm sets. You can see what it will look like below. (When the first Sun & Moon charms were released in Japan, Tapu Lele’s was actually the only one delayed from release due to a manufacturing error.)

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  1. GekkisaiDaiNi Bee Revenge!
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    Why no Tapu Lele-GX Pin Collection? :T

    Although, in all honesty, this card is decent. May see a little bit of play as a tech in Garb.
     
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  2. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    Because Tapu Lele-GX is a "chase card" and is what gets people to buy booster boxes of Guardians Rising, like Shaymin-EX with Roaring Skies. Pokemon is a business first and foremost. :x
     
  3. Kyrushi Squirrel
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    Thank God it's not a GX box to be honest. I hate how prominent it is in the meta right now and want it to stop. I can't tell you how many times I lost a game just because they could get any supporter and use it immediately.
     
  4. wonderful_whismur The most wonderful whismur in the world
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    But given that Tapu Lele GX is a staple in basically all decks now, putting it in a box could definitely make the game more accessible for everyone. Perhaps they could make more money in the long run if everyone could make competitive decks.
     
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  5. GigaGarchomp Dragon Tamer
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    mmm, very nice
     
  6. Kyrushi Squirrel
    Kyrushi

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    A fair point. I would want to actually use my Leles rather than leaving them in the binder if it weren't for how few of them I even have.
     
  7. Jaydee666 Aspiring Trainer
    Jaydee666

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    I'm still hoping for Tapu Lele GX and Tapu Fini GX tins. The card looks nice though.
     
  8. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    This is surprisingly a good card. Tapu Lele-GX will get a promo card at some point. Unlike Shaymin-EX, it is actually important to the anime series.
     
  9. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
    SupremeLeaderQuagsire

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    That isn't really evidence...
    Like WPM said, it's a chase card, and is getting people to buy packs in order to pull it. Making it a promo would stop that. (And yes, they would start to buy the promos, but I digress.) The card would be come less valuable, and Pokémon would be making less money. As much as we all wish for it to happen, I'm pretty sure we wont be getting it.
     
  10. wonderful_whismur The most wonderful whismur in the world
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    Decidueye GX was a chase card which got a promo so I won't be too shocked about that.
     
  11. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    If it happens, it is just like they sell money.

    As our conversation with Mr. Dittopix about the unofficial set list for BUS, if this thing continues, looks we're getting Bulu pin or figure, same as Lele and Koko. The one with Tapu Strike that deals 120 if you use a GX attack this game
     
  12. Zamuron Aspiring Trainer
    Zamuron

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    Well Tapu lele GX could get a reprint.
     
  13. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    They will still be moving packs though. There will be at least two GR packs in a promo box. On top of that, this product won't be around everywhere and would give others a chance to get a Tapu Lele-GX cheaper. They don't make money on individual card sells.
     
  14. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    Decidueye GX is not a staple card like Lele or like Shaymin, so it will never get a promo, sorry guys.
     
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  15. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Its Full Art version was released as a promo alongside the other two Alola starters.
     
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  16. MorningSTAR1337 Aspiring Trainer
    MorningSTAR1337

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    As would I, but it would depend on if they want to feature all the Tapu in tins or not, as well if they feel the sales are worth the offset losses from missed Guardians Rising sales (and there is a precedent, Decidueye GX [though that was due to starter status and that the Full arts aren't in SM Base for some reason], Volcaneon EX, Mewtwo EX.)
     
  17. GekkisaiDaiNi Bee Revenge!
    GekkisaiDaiNi

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    Come on, that's a bit silly. I play 1 Lele, 1 Shaymin, 2 Oranguru and it doesn't slow me down. I beat people who use SR Ultra Balls to grab Rainbow Leles to grab Fullart Ns. No matter how good the card is, it's not like every deck is running four like Sycamore or VS Seeker for example. You can play the game without it.
     
  18. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
    Swampert Full Art

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    I'd rather have Guardians Rising Pack instead of SM Base, after all that's the set that has Tapu Lele in it.
     
  19. SpunkyBandy Aspiring Trainer
    SpunkyBandy

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    Reminder that there is a Tapu Lele figurine created by Takara Tomy and is up for sale on various Japanese shopping sites!
     
  20. ZygardeGuy Baba ba wawa ha ha ba ba
    ZygardeGuy

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    Good for Garb
    Like Garb needed help.