If you don’t read this news story all the way, I won’t be responsible for any information you miss. I’m already getting people asking questions with the exact answers posted below. It took me exactly one minute to read it all the way through, so it shouldn’t take you any longer… :p
We now have early scans of Stormfront, about a week before prereleases and three weeks before it is sold in stores! Click the thumbnails below for larger scans, and use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through the opened scans like a slideshow.
As predicted, 11th movie-related Pokemon from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky and its theme decks (the sources of this set) did not make the cut. Pokemon removed include both Shaymin, Shaymin LV.X, both Dialga, and both Giratina. One Trainer card removed, which will undoubtedly cause disappointment among many players, is Miasma Valley. It was probably taken out because it too is based off the 11th movie. In the film, Giratina is enraged because its Reverse World has become polluted from the battle fought between Dialga and Palkia in The Rise of Darkrai (the 10th movie). The card is based off the pollution of the Reverse World, so it will undoubtedly be released in the set that coincides with the Shaymin movie’s U.S. release (most likely, our February English set).
But wait, there’s more! Unfortunately, the reprinted Base Set Charizard line was removed as well. Unless the cards are boxtoppers (since the cards below do not come from actual booster boxes) or they are just extremely rare, they are not in this set. The set’s official press release never even mentioned them, which is why we said a while ago this might happen. They are probably being saved for our February set. We’re going to have to get them eventually anyways, since those cards are now legal in Japan and have to become legal here too for when the Japanese come to play at Worlds.
The shiny Drifloon, Voltorb, and Duskull are in our set! They are labeled as their own subset, like the E-card sets’ jumbo boxtoppers and the Unown of EX Unseen Forces. “SH1” is Drifloon, while “SH2” and “SH3” are Duskull and Voltorb. Each one of them is reverse holo, and cannot be found as non-holo cards. The original Japanese shiny cards had a glossy, holo effect, but the English cards are merely reverse holo (in other words, the Japanese holos looked better).
Sableye may have an error. Its Poke-Body refers to itself as a “power.” However, “power” (uncapitalized) might refer to both Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies. This is the first time a Poke-Body has existed that can be turned off like a Poke-Power, so we can’t know for sure. Gengar already has error in this set though, mislabeling the “Attacking Pokemon” as the “Defending Pokemon” in its Poke-Power.
More scans will be posted either tomorrow or the day after, so be sure to check back here! Tell your friends who like to be spoiled too!