Japan’s September Set to Contain Reprints from ‘Base Set!’

XY BREAK Concept Pack 20th AnniversaryAs I posted a few months ago, a new set named “20th Anniversary Concept Pack” will be released in Japan on September 16th. It will likely become our November set before the first Sun and Moon set is released in February.

We’ve now learned the set will contain some reprinted cards from Base Set featuring their original artwork. We’ve also learned the set will feature new Pokemon-EX, Mega Evolutions, BREAK Pokemon, and Trainers (as is typical).

Because new cards are confirmed, this set might be like Generations where only a few cards are classic reprints (in the case of Generations, it was only Slowpoke, Tauros, and Imakuni?). However, the set’s advertising heavily emphasizes the reprints and how they’ll attract older fans, so it’ll probably be a greater proportion than Generations.

Note that Tauros in Generations featured reprinted artwork, but did not have its original attacks from Base Set. Tauros was the first reprint to ever have its attacks changed, so the same might be the case for some of the reprinted Pokemon in this set. Note also that any reprints will have modern XY card templates, not the original ones.

As a reminder of what we posted before, the set will have at least 87 cards (excluding secret rares). Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Dragonite, Machamp, Starmie, and Ninetales will be some of the Generation I Pokemon featured. Each booster box will contain 15 booster packs, and each pack will have 10 cards, including a guaranteed holo card.

So far, the only Generation I Pokemon to not have a Mega Evolution card are Mega Pidgeot and Mega Pinsir. Will we see them in this set?

A blister pack containing Surfing Pikachu, Slowbro-EX, M Slowbro-EX, and Slowbro Spirit Link will also be released on September 16th.

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  1. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
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    Base Set artwork... I'm game.
     
  2. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Correction: Pinsir and Pidgeot.

    But anyway, I already suspected the set would still have EXs and Megas at least so I think there's a strong possibility of Mega Pinsir and Mega Pidgeot to be in the set...
    Again, I also think this is the japanese release that has the Kanto and Pikachu FA cards from the 20th anniversary boxes.
    I'm actually hoping the set has FAs of the Kanto Starter Megas... in the same way I was hoping for FAs of the Kalos trio in CP5 but with Shiny Xerneas and Shiny Yveltal apparently taking the places of the secret rares, now I find it unlikely. So, I may be wrong in regards to this set too.
     
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  3. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Aspiring Trainer
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    Base Set reprints? Awesome! I hope this is our November set, maybe mixed with Japan's CP4 and CP5.

    And hey, maybe this will be the set that @crystal pidgeot finally gets his Mega Pidgeot-EX.
     
  4. Katie Aspiring Trainer
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    If this set does come to the West, I wouldn't think that the FA cards would be in this, but rather like a separate blister pack thing, like how Jolteon, Golem, Vaporeon, Meostic, Ninetales, and Leafeon was in our Generations set but was in a Battle Strengthening set in Japan.
     
  5. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Can this be the set I get my Pidgeot EX? I'll like it to be a full art too so I can dump my wallet but for some strong reason I'm sure it will just be Charizard EX with mega X and Y.
     
  6. Nahiri Never gonna be President now
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    I'm down, as long as they're not the super-generic Sugimori artworks. The attacks are more than welcome as well - powerful, but not game-breakingly so.
     
  7. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    Ooohhh! That's going to be fun! A September Set which is still under the BW-XY format. I'll going to look forward to that. I'll just keep guessing what are the possible cards for XY12.
     
  8. Crimzonlogic I'm Batwoman.
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    Please oh please let them reprint the awesome Venusaur, Blastoise and Charizard with the original star foil pattern but with more modernized attacks and hp! I would love them! :)
     
  9. blahblahbal Aspiring Trainer
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    Imagine if they reprinted base Charizard but with updated hp and damage... OP.
     
  10. In a way that would be awesome, the return (again) of Rain Dance. I don't know how much that would be worth in this format but it was my go to deck in the old days.
     
  11. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    The Tauros was from Jungle, not Base Set.

    But yeah, I also think we'll see Mega Pidgeot and Mega Pinsir in this set.
     
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  12. Zygarde Z-Dawg
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    From all the things that could be potentially playable from Base, Fossil and Jungle, I find it funny that Starmie is being featured as a reprint on the mock up. Like, 3 energies for 20 lol.

    I hope all the cards get updated but keep their artwork, like what happened to Tauros.
     
  13. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015
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    Hopefully we have the original starter trio returning, with the same abilities. Venusaur would replace the aromatisse decks, and forest of giant plants really would pair ell with it. Charizard would be pretty cool too. and blastoise would bring back powerful water decks. Let's see how it goes
     
  14. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    They should not only reprint the cards but also have the same attacks which require less energies for attacks. Damage output and HP should also bump up. Basically the only thing reprinted will be the artwork and the attack name.

    It would be better this way, but it looks like it's for collection only and not for playing.

    As suggested in the article, they might just be like the Tauros card in generation where only the artwork is from base set but attacks from the most recent Tauros card.
     
  15. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
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    I've heard this song and dance before...
     
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  16. Well they'll have to something different with it most likely. Blastoise and Venusaur don't have any recent format cards, if you exclude the EX versions. Venusaur last appeared in Dark Explorers and Blastoise last appeared in Plasma Blast/Boundaries Crossed (they were the same card with different artwork) though ironically that was a rain dancer too. Only Charizard has had a non-EX print recently and that was in Generations.
     
  17. GangsterGlalie What has life come to?
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    I'm really excited for this!
     
  18. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    It's obvious the English set won't have those. What I mean is the FAs from the Red & Blue Collection Boxes we've been getting in the west will probably be released in Japan through this set...

    Well, the point is even though the name of the set is "20th anniversary Expansion Pack" (because in Japan the Base Set was known as "Expansion Pack"), the cards will be reprints from the Classic sets. Slowpoke isn't from Base Set either, it's from Fossil... As another example, Dragonite appears in the dummy art yet it wasn't in Base Set...

    I think that's what will likely happen with Starmie and other cards... or maybe Starmie will be an EX or a BREAK, since it's in the dummy art as one of the featured Pokémon...

    If they do the same they did with Tauros (which is actually a reprint from the one in XY), they can use the Venusaur from Dark Explorers and the Blastoise from Plasma Blast/Boundaries Crossed... The XY and BW era use the same card templates and, for the most part, the same terminology in the card texts so that's not really an issue.
     
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  19. Maserati777 Aspiring Trainer
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    Really hoping the packart indicates a full art textured Ninetales and Starmie. Wouldn't mind if Pinsir was shiny either
     
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  20. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
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    *PRAYS FOR AN ALAKAZAM MIRACLE*.

    Because Premium Champion Pack already exists as a reprint conclusion set. This may officially be the final 6th Generation set.