Japan’s ‘Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box’ To Also Include Tapu Lele-GX!

You get a Tapu Lele! Japan gets a Tapu Lele! Everyone gets a Tapu Lele!

We’ve learned that the recently announced “Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box” will include one copy of Tapu Lele-GX! As posted the other day, it will release in Japan on December 7th, the same day as SM9 Tag Bolt.

The card will be the alternate art version we’re receiving in our Island Guardians-GX Premium Collection on November 2nd.

The Premium Trainer Box will come with 20 booster packs of SM9 Tag Bolt, a deck box, a pack of deck sleeves, a coin, the regular assortment of damage and status markers, and 180 cards — 23 Pokemon (12 unique, including Tapu Lele-GX), 45 Trainers (22 unique), 4 Special Energy (all the same), and 108 basic Energy cards (12 of each type). It’ll cost 5,000 yen, or about $45.

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  1. j2y8n2x Aspiring Trainer
    j2y8n2x

    Member

    Cool. I hope Tapu Lele GX will truly deflate.
     
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    JGB146

    Activities Staff Member

    Wait, what? $45 for 20 packs AND a Tapu Lele GX?!

    Almost makes you want to live in Japan. Goodness!
     
  3. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer
    DragonFang101

    Member

    Oh hellllll yas, y'all gettin a Tapu Lele!
     
  4. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

    Member

    Well, we know what this means. PTCI is raising a new cash cow soon.
     
  5. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
    Tytus

    Member

    Well the Japanese packs only contain like 6 cards in each of them so its not to special considering they have a lot of packs included in other products as well. But I see your point.
     
  6. Yoyo Chen Aspiring Trainer
    Yoyo Chen

    Advanced Member Member

    Even if it's 6-cards packs, with a tapu lele, that's still quite a bargain. Nice! =)
     
  7. George Aspiring Trainer
    George

    Member

    Dang.
     
  8. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

    Member

    Perhaps in another lifetime, TPCi will release something like this with such amazing value for the price you pay.

    Or not.
     
  9. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

    Member

    Im moving to japan
     
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  10. Belljacob48 Pack Gambler
    Belljacob48

    Member

    Why don’t we get anything like this anywhere else????
     
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  11. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
    Robert Fuchs

    Advanced Member Member

    I've been wanting a japanese Lele. This box is a ridiculous good deal, I will probably have to get one.
     
  12. JAlexanderL Aspiring Trainer
    JAlexanderL

    Member

    In Japan almost every set (except some special sets) has 5 cards packs. Special sets can have 10 or even 15 cards per pack but they have a different system for the rarity of cards. So is not easy to collect.
     
  13. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
    cardgjammer

    Member

    ...because TPCi prefers money: If this was released in America, less packs will likely be bought after, dampening demand for more packs for collectors, among other effects that will bring less, rather than more, money in the long-term for TPCi...

    On the other hand, Acro Bike and Magcargo(CST) is now a combo that could dethrone the need for Lele-GX in future, and sure, it's a shame that Magcargo is Stage 1, but no worries... Just wait until Lost Thunder comes out, then remember Ho-Oh-GX's GX move to bring out the Magcargo-GXes w/o going through the Slugma stage, and leave the slugmas to evolve into Magcargo from Celestial Storm, so that they can do their work by using their abilities to fish out energies for Magcargo-GX after said GX pops out from the Eternal Flame-GX move.. As for the Acro Bike, Smooth Over could downgrade Lele's current staple status to a "if you wish" status. Lele can't get you a card that's not a supporter like Magcargo + Acro Bike can...

    ^ But as of now, that deal could at least provide the buyer with all those special energy cards, as well as maybe easy collector-worthy cards w/o the need to pull them from packs, or paying extra money. I say, I wish I lived there, and understood their language w/o my brain hurting trying to understand what a set of Japanese kanji meant... But sadly, I don't live in Japan. :(
     
  14. Tapu Lele Responsibile for an Economic Recession
    Tapu Lele

    Forum Mod Member

    Aww, I love you too Japan ♥
     
  15. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

    Member

    I'll be in Japan during that time....this is very tempting...
     
  16. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...
    Green778

    Member

    It's worth mentioning the Japanese "GX packs" that are guaranteed to include at least one GX in them...
     
  17. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

    Member

    I'll gladly wait for the Premium Tag Team box. Although it'll probably be higher than $45 over here.
    Many of the locals can speak english and can help you translate the wording. Well, on store related products in general. They teach English in Japan. I know, my friend who lives there paid a visit to Spokane with his wife. To say hi to his friends. He is from Spokane originally. I even got a Matsuri Fan and a Macha KitKat bar bag as souvenir gifts from him. His wife can speak almost perfect english. $4000 for a plane ride to Japan is nuts. Might have to take at least 3000 for lodging and transportation and shopping. Most shops take US dollars now. I might order this when it comes out.
     
  18. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
    KazamEsper

    Member

    I think I'll order this from Pokemoncenter.com when the box is released and on their site. Have to get help with one of my friends though. Since he shops on the site.
     
  19. Lechu v 2017 I play pokemon go everyday
    Lechu v 2017

    Member

    Where's oprah?
    (Oprah) you get a car, you get a car!
    No, you get a Tapu LeLe
    (Oprah)Ohhhhhhhh…..
     
  20. PokemonProGX Aspiring Trainer
    PokemonProGX

    Member

    Are the cards in Japanese? 45$ is way too cheap for English cards...