Tapu Lele-GX in ‘Island Guardians-GX Premium Collection’ This Fall!

Update (August 1st): The collection will cost $49.99 and release on November 2nd.

Update (July 23rd): The box will also come with a colorful playmat featuring all four Island Guardians and a bright metallic Tapu Lele coin. It will also come with eight booster packs.

The impossible has happened — the price of Tapu Lele-GX is about to plummet!

We now have an exclusive image of a new “Island Guardians-GX Premium Collection,” which will feature an alternate art reprint of the Tapu Lele-GX! The collection will release in America, Europe, and internationally this fall.

The European version of the box will come with a foil Tapu Lele-GX promo, a jumbo version of the same card, a foil Tapu Fini-GX promo, eight booster packs, a colorful playmat featuring all four Island Guardians, and a bright metallic Tapu Lele coin. The American version may switch out the Tapu Lele jumbo for a figurine.

Both Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini will likely be featured in Japan’s GX Ultra Shiny set in November.

It is currently unknown if the cards will be brand new promos or “A” alternate art cards. Since Japan is likely releasing them in their November set, the legality of both cards will continue in Japan for many years to come. This means they’d likely be regular promos in America so as to reset their legality to match Japan. Since Lele is a necessary component to many decks, would be around for many years to come, and TPCi would not waste GX slots releasing both Tapus in another set, this could be why TPCi decided to throw them into a box.

The product image above also reveals Lugia and Blacephalon booster packs for our next English set, which is currently unnamed. It will be based on Japan’s SM8 Explosive Impact, which will feature Lugia-GX and Blacephalon-GX.

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  1. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Dang...I didn't think they would actually do it...
     
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  2. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
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    Sell sell sell!
     
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  3. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
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    *Immediately jumps on Ebay*
     
  4. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Also, there is also a Blacephalon pack art in SM8:p
     
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  5. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
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    At least we now know what 2 of the Explosive Impact packs look like...
     
  6. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    List of cards for GX Ultra Shiny:
    -Tapu Koko-GX (Tin Promo)
    -Marshadow-GX (Tin Promo)
    -Ho-oh-GX (Tin Promo)
    -Necrozma-GX (Tin Promo)
    -Buzzwole-GX (Box promo)
    -Dusk Mane Necrozma-GX (Tin Promo)
    -Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX (Tin Promo)
    -Zygarde-GX (Box Promo)
    -Entei-GX
    -Raikou-GX
    -Tornadus-GX
    -Thundurus-GX
    -Reshiram-GX
    -Tapu Lele-GX
    -Tapu Fini-GX
    -Ultra Necrozma-GX
    -Naganadel-GX
    -Latios?
    -Latias?
    -Lycanroc?
    -Marshadow?
     
  7. Wechselbalg

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    Wow, Lele's price will probably drop to where Shaymin is at. At the same time this is good for new players. Also, Blacephalon please don't suck.
     
    Ramo0927 likes this.
  8. Once again.

    At least the Rainbow Rare and Full Arts will retain their values.
     
  9. Fou-Link MVP
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    I literally have no words!!! THIS IS INSANE
     
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  10. Nyora <3
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    All the people with barely any money to spend REJOICE!
     
  11. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    Oh my god...
    They actually did it....

    COME TO ME TAPU LELE! I NEED YOU!
     
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  12. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
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    Honestly it will depend on the price of the box. If the box is $40 USD then lele could easily still be $20+ as a single
     
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  14. Plaquesanta ೭੧(❛〜❛✿)੭೨
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    As a person who bought a third Lele last week, this is good news. This will elevate the level of play for a lot of players. Maybe this is a sign that TPCI is going to give international players the same easier access to cards that Japanese players enjoy.
     
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  15. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    Relax box coats 50 bucks.
     
  16. jlacombe Aspiring Trainer
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    *Checks calendar* Nope not April 1st, YES YES YES!!!
     
  17. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again
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  18. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    Me.... MOM, I KNOW WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS!
     
  19. Lianleon Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh my god they really did it
     
  20. makarNa Aspiring Trainer
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YESSS <3