‘Generations’ Elite Trainer Box!

Shaymin Promo PokekyunAs I hinted before on Twitter, the Mythical Pokemon Collections and Red & Blue Collections wouldn’t be the only way to get Generations booster packs this year.

A new “Generations Elite Trainer Box” will be released within the coming months, though we can only confirm it will be released in France right now. It will come with ten Generations booster packs, a glossy promo Shaymin-EX, a pack of sleeves, Basic Energy, dice, Special Condition markers, and a booklet.

Shaymin-EX was originally released in Japan on January 29th as part of a special “Pokekyun Collection Premium Set,” with Pokekyun Collection of course being the mini-set that became our second Radiant Collection within Generations. Unless TPCi plans to release Shaymin-EX some other way, it’s likely we’ll get the Elite Trainer Box here too since Shaymin is associated with Generations.

Premium Pokekyun Collection SetShaymin-EX – Grass – HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Thankful Aroma
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may heal 20 damage from each Basic Pokemon on your Bench.

[G][C][C] Flower Gain: 60 damage. Heal 20 damage from this Pokemon and remove all Special Conditions from it.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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  1. Elbow Klinklang V Plz


    Thank god. If I had to keep spending $13 bucks on each of these Mythical Collections for the rest of the year my wallet would cry.
  2. Serperior 464/500

    Advanced Member Member

    This is incredible news - let's hope it's released in the US so I'm not dropping $13 for two packs anymore.
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  3. PokeBattler1995 Aspiring Trainer


    So, is this actually coming to the United States? Or is this Japan only? I don't see a release date anywhere yet.
  4. Crimzonlogic I'm Batwoman.


    That looks more like a "Pokekyun box" than a "Generations box". I hope we get that design on the box and sleeves over here in the states. :)
  5. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards


    Well, I'm leaving for the US on Tuesday and I know for a fact there's a store that has cards in the area, so fingers crossed!
  6. Frosstoise Pokemon Connoisseur


    10 packs at once is going to be so much better. I won't have to concoct schemes to melt down those pins anymore :p
    Purrloin and TrainerMa'am like this.
  7. TrainerMa'am Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Woot! Woot and woot again!

    So excited about this
  8. TrainerMa'am Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    I have been bribing my kids with pins to do their chores - lol!
    One pin for me and the one for each of them if they earn it !
    Starsoulklr and The-Kaiser like this.
  9. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.



    2 packs with promo and pin = $25 CAD.
    10 packs in an ETB = $125+?

    That's a little cheaper than a flipping regular set's booster box. Please tell me my price estimates are too high... I'll pay ~$60 max for this (considering regular ETBs are $50). I'll miss out on the pins but if the packs don't end up setting me back $12.50 each it's worth it, especially with the good pull rates according to YouTube.
  10. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.


    How rad would it be if we got the GOOD Shaymin in these Elite Trainer Boxes? I mean it likely won't happen.

    but hey


    Make it happen, put it in a tin while you're at it.
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  11. Rendevoir Aspiring Trainer


    hey guys didnt you wanted sahymin ex to have another print?? there you go
  12. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    This is nice to hear. Those card singles are very expensive right now. I way my full art Zappy!
    swapforce1 likes this.
  13. Max Breaker Black Special Emerald BREAKER Theta MAX
    Max Breaker Black Special


    FINALLY! a cheap way to get Generations packs! i hope the Shaymin is actually glittery, unlike the other english Radiant Collection cards.
    TrainerMa'am likes this.
  14. TrainerMa'am Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Why do you think it would cost more for ETB?
    Don't all the promotional packs with pins cost around $20-$25?
    With this you get an exclusive set of boosters, a mythical card and a pin?.. So $25 seems totally reasonably and on par.

    Therefore, the ETB should not cost too much more... Normal ETB have 8 boosters.

    It is a small set and a special anniversary set.

    I wish everyone would chill out a bit about it.

    Also - the Shaymin print is not the Shaymin everyone wants... Just FYI
    OVERGRO likes this.
  15. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer


    Thats parenting done right. :)
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  16. Starsoulklr 'Rolling around at the speed of sound'


    This is splendid news indeed. One of my absolute pet peeves about the set so far is that there is no official list at all and the Elite Trainer Box will have that and much more.

    With two more boosters and the promo I would expect at best it would be maybe ten dollars more then the normal ones so fifty is my wager and if not hopefully not more then Fifty-Five.
    TrainerMa'am likes this.
  17. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.


    Pin Packs usually come with 3 Packs and either 2-3 pins as of lately. They cost around $15-$17 if they come with one pin and 3 packs.

    $25 for a Pin Pack is HIGHLY unreasonable. Especially in the Mythical box which only offers you two packs, and if you're not getting an EX - you're getting a poorly placed Uncommon in the form of a rare.

    It doesn't matter if it's for the anniversary, it doesn't make up for how terrible the product pricing and set is.

    So no, it isn't something to be chill over. Some of us actually want to invest in the set but the price is too much of a turn off. There's a lot of things they've done poorly lately, and being apologetic over it really doesn't mean "It's not a problem."
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  18. TrainerMa'am Aspiring Trainer

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    Fair enough - I completely understand where you are coming from.

    I guess paying a few extra $$$ for the pin/2booster box to ensure that over the course of the year I have all the mythical cards (as in latest cards of all myth Pokemon) doesn't bother me.
    I collect myth and legend cards so it's awesome to get them all in a year.

    It really isn't about being apologetic either... It's their anniversary and Generations is an extra release this year because of it. They have produced limited stock so that immediately means the initial price is more, but it also means the cards may have increased value over time. And not just the cards that are good to play.

    I guess I stand somewhat corrected on my previous statement then though :) Generations, by design, is a limited additional anniversary release, which means you cannot compare it to regular release prices and contents. It is what it is.

    Many of us, who can afford it, are happy about this because we are able to collect cards which may have a good value over time.
  19. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
    Lord o da rings


    Yep :/ not buying as usual. 10 packs though? With their current 5 dollar trend plus an ex this will end up costing $49.99... Anyways the art on the ex looks weird, Generations is bad, etc. I refuse to pay more than a MAXIMUM of $29.99 because this set is so worthless..,

    Exactly. When you walk into a store and it says $12.99 that's fine. However when individual sellers (or Toys R Us) sells for like $25 dollars...why am I going to invest in a set that doesn't serve its own purpose? I'm not. The set doesn't even have very many cards that really show "Generations". The best they could do was take some old school art and throw it onto a newer XY Pokemon. Really? So TACKY. Why would I relax over a set where the cards are bad, the set isn't nostalgic, and it's overpriced. Anyone who says this is something to be chill on needs to think about what the non 1% has to pay for these prices. You can get that Mega Shiny Gyrados Figure Collection for $19.99 at most places but somehow, SOMEHOW the teeny tiny box there with a Celebi promo, pin, and two crappy packs are worth $24.99? All you need is one brain cell to understand this is crazy. The problem here is Pokemon is doing so many crummy releases. I mean think about it Pokemon is releasing all of this Generations set crap way overpriced. When those EX boxes come out they will be the price of an Elite Trainer Box. This is crazy...
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  20. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    10 freaking packs? EX's raining like there's no tomorrow hahahah :p Can't wait!