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The “Pokemon TCG Treasure Tin” we first announced in August will be hitting store shelves this weekend! It comes with a holo Treecko (#6/160), Torchic (#25/160), and Mudkip (#33/160) from February’s upcoming Primal Clash set, confirming that we’re going to have one huge set! Fun products within the tin include stickers, pencils, a notepad, a Pikachu coin, and a mini-binder (featuring the tin’s front and back artwork on each side). In terms of booster packs, it comes with two Phantom Forces packs, a Furious Fists packs, a Flashfire pack, and an XY pack. The entire tin costs $24.99.
If you preorder Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire from Walfart, you’ll receive either a Primal Kyogre or Primal Groudon figurine. The figurines may be the same ones Europe is receiving (second image below), though we can’t confirm just yet. Meanwhile, Toys R Us is giving out one of two Mega Charizard plushes if you preorder both games while Gamestop is giving out a lousy poster. Which store will you choose – smelly, expensive, or cheap? :p
Another Sceptile from Gaia Volcano and Tidal Storm has been revealed through a commercial showing on monitors at Japanese Battle Festa tournaments. The card seems to be a cross between a full art card and a regular Pokemon card. Sceptile’s artwork extends more than half-way down the card, but not the whole way like a regular full art Pokemon. Full art Pokemon also touch the physical borders of the cards, which Sceptile does not. So this is obviously a new type of Stage 2 design that may be reserved for special Pokemon (next paragraph).
Sceptile has question marks covering up the area where Primal Groudon-EX has its Ω Barrier “ability,” so Sceptile and other cards in the set may have the same type of mechanic going on. Sceptile’s artwork depicts a barrier, so perhaps Pokemon with the mechanic will have a card design like Sceptile’s. The names of the attacks on Sceptile are “Leaf Blade” and “Power Poison,” but their effects are too blurry to read.
A few other common cards were quickly revealed in the commercial, but none of the attendees managed to snap them with their cameras. Thanks goes to “Guren” for personally sending us this photo and Mia V. for the translations!
If you missed getting one when they were originally available, Canada’s YTV channel has now posted a code generator for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo codes! You simply need to fill out the security CAPTCHA below to receive one. The code may be region-locked to English games, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Thanks goes to Uralya from our forums for the heads up on this story.
The set logo for Primal Clash has been revealed, as has the product image for its Primal Groudon Elite Trainer Box. As I posted several weeks ago, there will be a Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon version of Primal Clash‘s Elite Trainer Box. Each box will come with 8 of the set’s booster packs, 65 card sleeves featuring one of the two mascots, 45 Energy cards, a player’s guide to Primal Clash, a 6 damage-counter dice, a coin-flip die, two acrylic condition markers, and four dividers. The set and its associated products will hit store shelves February 4th.
The 5-minute short Diancie, Princess of the Diamond Domain has now been dubbed and can be viewed on the official Pokemon website. The same short premiered in Japan the week before the Diancie film premiered in theaters and is a prequel to Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. As posted the other day, the Diancie film airs on Cartoon Network this Saturday at 2:30 PM following a 2.5 hour Team Aqua and Team Magma episode marathon.
The Mega Diancie-EX Box we posted about last month is actually a “Mega Diancie-EX Premium Collection” just like the Mega Metagross-EX Premium Collection that is set to be released this month. It will come with a holo M Diancie-EX promo, a jumbo version of the same card, a holo Diancie-EX promo, a “brilliant and shining” Mega Diancie collector’s pin, six booster packs, and a Mega Diancie coin. It will hit store shelves in January.
A new Primal Clash blister has also been announced and will be releasing alongside Primal Clash in February. It will come with three booster packs and 1 of 2 collector’s pins featuring Primal Kyogre or Primal Groudon.
Finally, the product image for the Gallade-EX Box has been revealed. As stated before, it will be released in January. No surprises here:
The Worlds 2014 decks are now available at local card shops! Each of the four packages comes with a World contender’s deck, a Pikachu pin, a deck box, and a booklet. The booklet contains Worlds 2014’s tournament standings, player profiles, deck listings, photos, and more.
The decks featured are Andrew Estrada’s “Emerald King” deck, Trent Orndorff’s “Trevgor” deck, Haruto Kobayashi’s “Plasma Power” deck, and Michikazu Tsuda’s “Crazy Punch” deck. The first three players are the winners of each age division while the fourth player is the 3rd place Masters semifinalist. Like all Worlds decks, the cards feature special backs and are not tournament-legal.
It appears the location for Worlds 2015 is not mentioned in the booklets. I have asked players who purchased the decks to double-check the booklets and will post a new story if the location is revealed. As we reported previously, the location for Worlds 2015 supposedly fell through at the last minute because of a logistical issue with Pokemon’s Japanese management. Since these decks were probably sent to the printers right after Worlds, the location might not have been solidified in time to mention in the booklets.
Yet more Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailers have been published to Pokemon’s YouTube channel with many new scenes and music! Ruby and Sapphire trailers have also been created to show the equivalent scenes so you could compare the past to the present – try to play them side-by-side!
The Phantom Forces one-pack blister comes with either a holo XY24 Greninja promo or a reprinted XY Talonflame on galaxy holofoil paper. The pack costs $4.98 and also comes with a Pikachu coin. The Greninja promo was originally given a very limited release in Japan on two weekends in May to those who earned enough points playing in certain events.
The three-pack Phantom Forces blister comes with either a holo XY22 Darkrai or an XY23 Shiftry. The blister costs $11.98 and also comes with a Pikachu coin. Darkrai was given to those who ordered tickets to the Diancie movie starting in April while Shiftry was given out in promo booster packs at Japanese Gym Challenge tournaments from May through July.
The “Burning Winds” and “Bolt Twister” theme decks are also available in some stores early. The decks feature special holo prints of Talonflame and Galvantula along with special non-holo prints of Feraligatr, Pyroar, and Heliolisk. You can view the packaging and lists here:
A huge thanks goes to PokeTuber PkmnEvolutionaries for sending us the photos above! He kindly ran around to different Wal-Marts this morning trying to find the products for this news story. :)
Pokemon’s Japanese YouTube channel has uploaded three new Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailers with a couple of new shots we haven’t seen before. You can also hear a sample of the updated Victory Road music.
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction will air on Cartoon Network on Saturday, November 8th, at 2:30 PM. If you want to be spoiled, you can read the movie’s summary here.
A Pokemon Advanced marathon focusing on Team Aqua and Team Magma episodes will also air 2.5 hours before the movie’s premiere. This is where you can catch Tabitha before he started inhaling Pokeblocks.
A Ruin With a View – 12:00 p.m.
Stairway to Devon – 12:30 p.m.
A Three Team Scheme! – 1:00 p.m.
Spheal of Approval – 1:30 p.m.
Fight for the Meteorite! – 2:00 p.m.
In the same vein as last year’s Shiny Collection mini-set, a new Team Magma vs. Team Aqua Double Crisis mini-set will be released in Japan on January 30th! The set will contain 34 cards. Each booster pack will come with 6 cards for 186 yen and a guaranteed holo card. Going off the ad below and the name of the set, Camerupt and Sharpedo will be featured (and perhaps their Mega Evolutions?). This mini-set will obviously be an OR/AS-themed set.
On the same day, a Kyogre and Groudon deck box will be released with two Team Magma vs. Team Aqua Double Crisis booster packs and five Energy cards. It will cost 510 yen. The deck box is a “half box,” meaning it will only fit around 30 cards. Thanks goes to Franco T. for the translations!
Update (10:30 AM, Saturday) – All scans added!
Trick or treat! The first international prereleases have now taken place, so we now have all Phantom Forces scans! A huge thanks goes to TorterraChips for the initial set of scans as well as the wonderful PokeTuber HappyGengar and the members of Wakefield TCG for helping us fill in the ones we were missing! You guys rock!
Prereleases take place this weekend and next weekend. To find one near you, use the event locator on Pokemon.com. Prereleases are official tournaments where you buy the booster packs before they’re in stores and compete using the cards you open. You’ll also get an exclusive Bronzong promo!
To discuss this set, use this thread on our forums!
Although we saw this image earlier this week and chose not to post it (as to not spoil prereleases), it’s now propagated on to social media and is no longer a secret. As such, the set list for Phantom Forces has been leaked! The listing supposedly came from the Phantom Forces Collector’s Album, which some international stores are selling early, but we cannot confirm this for sure.
As usual I will post 100+ card scans from the set tomorrow night as the first international prereleases are taking place. Be sure to check back then!