‘Team Skull Pin Collection Box’ in October!

A new “Team Skull Pin Collection Box” will be released in America and Europe on October 20th!

The box will feature foil promos of Salandit, Salazzle-GX, Wimpod, and Golisopod-GX. Presumably, both Pokemon-GX will have alternate artwork since Golisopod-GX is already confirmed for Burning Shadows and we’re expecting Salazzle-GX to be in the set as well. How all these alternate arts will be released in Japan is a mystery.

The box will also come with a Team Skull pin, five booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

Salandit – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[R] Smog: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[R][C] Ember: 30 damage. Discard an Energy from Salandit.

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


Salazzle-GX – Fire – HP200
Stage 1 – Evolves from Salandit

[R][R] Wicked Claw: 50x damage. This attack does 50 damage times the number of Prize cards you’ve already taken.

[R][R] Heat Blast: 110 damage.

[R][R] Queen Haze GX: Discard all Energy from your opponent’s Active Pokemon. (You can only use 1 GX attack per game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Wimpod – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Wimp Out
During your first turn, this Pokemon’s Retreat Cost is 0.

[G][C][C] Gnaw: 30 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Golisopod-GX – Grass – HP210
Stage 1 – Evolves from Whimpod

[G] First Impression: 30+ damage. This attack does 90 more damage if this Pokemon became your Active Pokemon during this turn.

[G][C][C] Armor Press: 100 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon takes 20 less damage from your opponent’s attacks.

[G][C][C] Cut Cross GX: 150 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

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  1. KidWhoaCollects Aspiring Trainer
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    Remember that time when GX cards were more common than reverse holo rares??
     
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  2. Salazzle-GX could prove to be pretty powerful and I could be wrong, but I think a lot of players might get too caught up by the hype of a seemingly-broken attack to realize it's actually just ok. Heat Blast is nice because you hit Shaymin (which will undoubtedly rotate so this doesn't matter) for 110 and you can OHKO Lurantis-GX and Golisopod-GX with it. With a Choice Band, you upgrade to OHKOing Decidueye-GX and Solgaleo-GX. (Who knows how relevant these will be in the next format.) Unfortunately, there isn't much else you're taking Knock Outs with early on in the game for you to really make use of Wicked Claw. In addition, you need to take three Prizes to go 150 + 30 with Choice Band, which may be a bit of a hike if you're forced to swing for only 110 for a while. We'll see what pairs best with this card in the future.
     
  3. TheCharizardChan1 The Very Best Like No One Ever Was
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    I wish I felt the same, I never pull GXs.

    On another note, I am excited to get ahold of a Team Skull Pin! I loved the Team Plasma/Team Magma sets for those pins.
     
  4. SmiteKnight Wants a new torterra card
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    And lurantis promo boosts damage output
     
  5. That's actually a good point. 110 becomes 140, which becomes 170 with Choice Band. You're not hitting every GX, but it's still a significant number.
     
  6. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Wow! I love these new promos, hype tho! Well, Salazzle GX, I just give it 4? Geodudes because the attacks are too cheap and that's where I like it.
     
  7. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
    SupremeLeaderQuagsire

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    Well then.
    Wanted to make a Salazzle-GX and Golisopod-GX deck (especially Golisopod-GX) so this is extremely welcome.
     
  8. ReadingHui Aspiring Trainer
    ReadingHui

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    Lurantis Promote only increases 20
     
  9. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
    Spring Sun Warrior

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    YES!!!!! fire is comin back! i miss my old zard/pyroar/reshiram deck. plenty of cards now that work quite the same as the old deck too. lele for the supporter that puts down 4 fires. ultraball+letter+lele+kiawe(or whatever his name is) the new reshiram etc... cant wait to mess around with fire mons again. some of my faves
     
  10. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest

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    Excited for this! Skull was a highlight of the game for me. Knowing TPCi in recent months, it wouldn't surprise me if all of these boxes retain the art of their set counterparts. Hope I'm proven wrong.

    I think you mean EXs. BreakThrough - Evolutions (minus Steam Siege) all had absurd pull rates, but they're more steady with the release of SM expansion sets.
     
  11. Shishigami Amatsu Mikaboshi
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    I'm dissapointed that Golisopod dosen't have an ability that forces it and all its attachment cards to fall back into its deck after your opponents turn...
     
  12. George Aspiring Trainer
    George

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    Exactly my strategy for my Flareon EX deck
     
  13. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

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    Easy-to-get Golisopod-GX?! SIGN ME UP!
     
  14. Tri2attack Eating Pizza
    Tri2attack

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    How awesome I'm very happy on the new quality in pokemon card products have increased. I'm hopping it's not a 40-50$ product thought...
     
  15. Numelz Numelz Ariadoney Clear Nail Polish
    Numelz Numelz

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    Salazzle is nice, but i'd rather trust my pack luck with these tbh. I have been having amazing luck lately.
     
  16. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  17. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    Gotta love the design of the box - Deffo grabbing this for the Salazzle-GX and Golisopod-GX cards!
     
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  18. TheSceptileMaster Gastrodon ate my cake
    TheSceptileMaster

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    please be a holo wimpod
     
  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    RTFS.
     
  20. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    A PROMO OF A CHASE CARD!!! GOOD JOB TPCI :D

    Not to mention Salazzle is a decent card too!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017