‘Forbidden Light’ Prerelease Promos!

The prerelease promos for Forbidden Light will be…

  • Pheromosa (SM115): This card comes from Japan’s Forbidden Light set, but features brand new artwork that hasn’t been seen in Japan yet. It is unknown how Japan will get this artwork.
  • Xurkitree (SM116): This was the booster box promo for Japan’s SM5+ Ultra Force set and it’s also in that set with alternate artwork.
  • Malamar (SM117): From Japan’s Forbidden Light set, but with brand new artwork that hasn’t been seen in Japan yet.
  • Lycanroc (SM118): A promo players in Japan received for attending Japan’s Champion League’s tournaments. Also released in Forbidden Light with alternate artwork.

Prereleases will take place from April 21st through 29th. The set will then hit store shelves on May 4th.

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  1. Thad The Night Begins to Shine
    Thad

    Member

    MALAMAR!!!!
     
  2. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
    Chicken Nugget Master

    Member

    Wow, decent pre-release promos! Let's hope they don't all get stolen this time!
     
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  3. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

    Member

    Nice. Malamars definetly the everyone will want
     
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  4. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    This is the first time in quite a while we've gotten prerelease promos with artworks by different artists in quite a while, I was not expecting Xurkitree nor Lycanroc! And now it's confirmed that Xurkitree is in the set, so I guess that officially means no Buzzwole (almost at least).
     
  5. 007manyo TCG Judge & Player
    007manyo

    Member

    I'd love to see your logic there, lol. Baby Buzzwole and baby Xurkitree are in the same set :p no Buzzwole prerelease promo, but whatever. I would have liked Lycanroc better as Garchomp though >.<
     
  6. Charjabus Beep Beep
    Charjabus

    Member

    Hey, we got decent promos for once.
     
  7. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    It has been confirmed that there would be 6 Ultra Beasts in the set, so we have Poipole, Naganadel, Ultra Necrozma, Xurkitree, Pheromosa and Guzzlord, which means no Buzzwole :p
     
  8. Sir Linoone Marellous. Splendid. What was the question again?
    Sir Linoone

    Member

    I might actually go to prerelease this time - I really like the promos.
     
  9. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

    Member

    Malimar and Lycanroc are great, the UB’s are part of too situational for me, but Xurkitree will be pretty good. Pheromosa is terrible. :(
     
  10. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

    Member

    On second thought, if you pull a Beast Energy, the UB’s might be slightly better.
     
  11. F4H_Jay Aspiring Trainer
    F4H_Jay

    Advanced Member Member

    Malamar will cost some dough.
     
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  12. MegaSnorlax Card Eater
    MegaSnorlax

    Member

    Wow, I am shocked that the reprinted the Japan Champion League promo of Lycanroc, glad I didn't shell out money for one
     
  13. Articuno_Aria Articuno is UNO for a reason
    Articuno_Aria

    Forum Mod Member

    Give me that Malamar
     
  14. IronCow Tom Aspiring Trainer
    IronCow Tom

    Member

    I want Pheromosa.
     
  15. Grimxcore Budding Professor
    Grimxcore

    Member

    Well Malamar and Lycanroc will be the chase cards everyone wants to get this time around.
     
  16. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
    FossilJockeyMG

    Member

    I hope I pull Malamar or Lycanroc as my promo. Xurkitree could be ok at the prerelease, but I don't see Pheromosa doing much.
     
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  17. Hamad Aspiring Trainer
    Hamad

    Advanced Member Member

    WOW!!! In love with Lycanroc Promo... Can't wait to have it!
     
  18. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    OH BOY OH BOY!
     
  19. Kapu Riki Spilling the T, sipping the Tapu Cocoa
    Kapu Riki

    Member

    Even though this set isn't as amazing as I hoped, I'm definitely hoping to go to the prereleases to get at least Lycanroc and Malamar.
     
  20. Boy... do I miss when this game was more about playing and having fun than chasing cards for a profit... the game itself is at its peak. In short time it'll become what Magic has, a cult following with a core group of players. We have the cult following, but the core group is still in flux, gone is the day that we could just spend a couple dollars and play. Now you have to mortgage your house to have a deck viable enough to get anywhere within the meta. Commons costing 10-15$ a pop in expanded. Pokemon is turning so far away from what it was built on that soon enough it'll only be adults/older teenagers that can afford and calculate everything that now has to be done to stay relevant within the game. I know a lot of guys that all they do is Pokemon, they're so far in to the hustle aspect that if they had to stop, they wouldn't be able to function financially, and it's sad... this isn't Poker, which is known to be played for winnings, it's a children's card game that is moving towards being an esport that will take all relaxation of playing casually from it because of card prices that without them will diminish some fun from not being able to play certain decks. This is just my rant... I hate seeing more and more comments to do with "oh this card will fetch a nice price".. instead of actually talking about playing it..
     
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