‘Charisma of the Wrecked Sky,’ Japan’s SM7 Set Announced!

We can now exclusively reveal the name of Japan’s SM7 set is Charisma of the Wrecked Sky!

The set will release in Japan on June 1st. It will feature 96 cards, excluding the 2,000 secret rares. The set will then release in America in August under a different name (because that Japanese name is just odd).

The set’s mascot is Rayquaza-GX, which means this will be our Hoenn set! The current USUM block has been featuring a past region in each set. SM6 Forbidden Light was our Kalos set while SM5 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon was our Sinnoh set. This now leaves a potential Kanto, Johto, and Unova set. As I predicted during the Legendary Year of Pokemon reveal:

The next TCG set would be released in August, and judging by the distributions of Groudon, Kyogre, Latios, and Latias in that two-month span, it’ll probably be — you guessed it — a Hoenn set!

The next TCG set would then hit store shelves in November, but October and November feature Reshiram, Zekrom, Ho-Oh, and Lugia, which of course are Legendary duos from two different generations. Raikou and Entei from Johto are releasing in April while Tornadus and Thundurus from Unova are releasing in July. So November could either be a Unova set or a Johto set. My bet would be on Unova.

This would leave out Kanto and Johto sets. Depending on when Gen VIII comes out, they will either tackle those two sets in February and May 2019 or just forget about them and start their Gen VIII sets instead (the first two gens have been featured a lot in the past anyway).

Update: I just noticed the booster pack also features an angry Stakataka behind Rayquaza! This means Stakataka-GX will also be in the set!

Japan will also release “GX Starter Decks” on July 13th. There will be nine decks in total, each featuring one of the nine Pokemon TCG types and a Pokemon-GX to match: Lurantis-GX, Charizard-GX, Lapras-GX, Raichu-GX, Mewtwo-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Yveltal-GX, Metagross-GX, or Xerneas-GX. Each deck will come with 60 cards and cost 500 yen (about $5). It is currently unknown if the cards will be straight-up reprints or alternate art reprints.

 

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Yay, more set names that looks like they're from MTG.
     
  2. Sir Linoone Marellous. Splendid. What was the question again?
    Sir Linoone

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    Hoenn!!!!!
    Please, Linoone!
     
  3. ShinyZard Aspiring Trainer
    ShinyZard

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    Whoa! Rayquaza-GX! Maybe this set will be like Roaring Skies with a lot of Rayquazas (Dragon type Rayquaza-GX, colorless type Rayquaza-GX, and heck, maybe a Rayquaza prism star). If there is a Dragon type Rayquaza-GX, hopefully TPCi will play it playable and not require dual/multiple type energy cost.
     
  4. dmode15 Aspiring Trainer
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    When was the last time we had a Stakataka? I'm familiar with cards back to heart gold and I've never heard of this pokemon.
     
  5. dmode15 Aspiring Trainer
    dmode15

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    Pretty soon the amount of secret rares are going to outnumber the set amount.
     
  6. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan
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    We had never a Stakataka card as this Pokémon is one of the newest.
     
  7. dmode15 Aspiring Trainer
    dmode15

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    Sweet! Thanks.
     
  8. SceptileSquad Leaf Blade!
    SceptileSquad

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    COME ONNNNNN SCEPTILE
     
  9. Weavile04 Professional Dark-Type User
    Weavile04

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    Rayquaza... GX? YESSSSSSS FINALLY WOOOOOOOO
    This better be playable, because rayquaza is my second favorite legendary (guess which ones my favorite. Take a look at my avatar.) and, you know... rayquaza is the miracle of life...

    oh, and that full art BETTER be good.
     
  10. AmbientDinosaur Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope we could get multiple Deoxys-GX with Form Change, like the old Deoxys ex cards from EX Deoxys. I always thought that sounded like a fun mechanic.

    Especially since each Deoxys could have their own GX attack.
     
  11. DeadlyBee111 Aspiring Trainer
    DeadlyBee111

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    Hoeen is my favourite generation
    hyped to see a good Steven supporter cuz both champions till now are good supporters
    also Prism Star Maxie and Archie will be intresting
     
  12. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
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    You just know that Rayquaza's Gx attack is gonna be something wild, be interesting to see what trainers we get from this set with new rotation coming out shortly after it's release.
     
  13. Red Chaser Aspiring Trainer
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    Maybe they'll have a Metagross Prism Star and a Steven supporter that synergise with Metal Pokemon...
     
  14. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    If Stakataka is Fighting it will allow for a Grass or Water Memory since the memories allow Silvally to hit the UB GXs for weakness. Blacephalon would allow for either Water Memory or Dark Memory. So...new memories will likely be in this set. Just realized that we also need Fairy Memory for Ultra Necrozma
     
  15. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    With the set being based in Hoenn, I think it is safe to confirm that Lileep and Anorith will be evolving from Unidentified Fossil, just like Cranidos and Shieldon of Ultra Prism and Tyrunt and Amaura of Forbidden Light did.
     
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  16. AFEX Serena is too cute!
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    Why am I getting some kind of deja vu that Rayquaza GX is going to have the ability Set Up? (Shaymin EX's ability)
     
  17. Ramo0927 Stay away. I am literal cancer.
    Ramo0927

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    My guesses for the GX's in this set:

    Groudon GX

    Kyogre GX

    Rayquaza GX

    Blacephalon GX

    Stakataka GX

    Hoenn Starter GX(Sceptile GX maybe)

    Just a guess.
     
  18. AmbientDinosaur Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, the Root Fossil and Claw Fossil are depicted on the card, so it feels like they were a given that they would be printed in the near future.
     
  19. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
    Kyle Asplund

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    I'm a bit dissapointed in Stakataka, & that's just his typing. Rock-Steel? No Rock-Ghost? Psychic-Rock? Cmon...
     
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  20. BrandonHappened Ghosts and Fairies are kinda my jam
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    It's a staple supporter that's going out of rotation in September.
    So, I feel like it does, unless they're going against all logic and leaving it out of rotation.