XY12 ‘Evolutions,’ America’s November ‘Base Set’ Reprint Set!

America’s XY12 set will be named Evolutions and will hit store shelves on November 2nd! As expected, it will contain the cards from Japan’s September 20th anniversary set, which is bringing classic Base Set cards back to the TCG with their original artwork! Then in February, we should get our first Sun and Moon set.

CharizardThe Pokémon Legacy Evolves!

All Trainers and Pokémon grow and evolve—and this expansion restores the very first Pokémon trading cards to glory! With the exhilarating power of Mega Venusaur-EX, Mega Charizard-EX, and Mega Blastoise-EX, plus some wild surprises like Dragonite-EX, Ninetales BREAK, Machamp BREAK, and Mega Slowbro-EX, the classic hard-battling Pokémon and old-school Trainers are reinvented for a new generation. Ask Professor Oak to get you started, and reach new heights with the Pokémon TCG: XY—Evolutions expansion!

• Over 100 cards
• 12 new Pokémon-EX, including 5 Mega Evolution Pokémon
• 4 new Pokémon BREAK
• A reinvention of the very first Pokémon trading cards

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  1. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    So I pretty much called that then.
     
  2. Turtleatlaw Aspiring Trainer
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    Ninetales BREAK and Machamp BREAK???

    GIVE ME NOW!!!
     
  3. Asclepius24 Aspiring Trainer
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    [​IMG]

    The line about "reinvention of the very first Pokémon trading cards" makes me hopeful that we may see old concepts with updated HP, Energy costs, damage, etc to make them playable instead of just straight reprints that would be outclassed. That's the right move.

    Don't tease me like this.
     
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  4. JL_muserwolves

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    Okay, I am HYPE. Kanto megas with Spirit Links this time? Old school Trainers... Is Oak going to be the new Sycamore and Professor Kukui going to do something entirely different? Or are we getting a Professor Oak's New Theory reprint? Or... or... aaaaa I don't even know but I'm hype.

    I'm pretty sure we can safely say the unknown 5th mega is Pidgeot, though. 3 Kanto starters + Slowbro means Pidgeot's the only mega of a Kanto mon to not be printed yet.

    Also YES NO DUMB REPRINT SET, RIP IN HELL COMPRESSOR AND TOAD AND TREVENANT

    (also Karen totally counts as old-school right guys? TPCi please)
     
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  5. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    One unknown Mega-EX? I hope for @crystal_pidgeot that it is Mega Pidgeot! I also think it's interesting that both Ninetales and Machamp get BREAK cards, when they already both have EXs! The last two BREAK cards, could be Mandibuzz and Crobat, seeing as they are the only Japanese BREAK cards, that have yet to be released in English.

    Kinda hoping for that Dragonite-EX to be Colourless, just to represent its' Flying-type!
     
  6. GDubs Aspiring Trainer
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    With the Base Set remade it's a chance to relive my childhood in the current meta game makes my giddy with joy!
     
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  7. Turtleatlaw Aspiring Trainer
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    Charizard will reign again!!

    They just need to increase the damage output and HP for this bad boy and we'll be good to go.
    DCE + 2 Burning Energies.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    It looks like megas will continue in SM or we won't get Sableye, Banette, Medicean, etc. Also this is going to be very interesting
     
  9. Turtleatlaw Aspiring Trainer
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    I want my full art Mega Lopunny.
    For reasons.
     
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  10. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    Everyone forgets about Pinsir.
     
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  11. Serperior 464/500
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    This is going to be so awesome. Bring back Computer Search! Bring back Item Finder!

    ...keep Energy Removal out of this though. Please.
     
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  12. Turtleatlaw Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, I really want a Normal / Fighting dual type mega.
     
  13. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    I thought you were implying something else....I really hope you weren't
     
  14. NintendoAlian Frontier Brain
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    I spent the last five minutes chanting "Comp Search!" so I guess I'm excited.
     
  15. Turtleatlaw Aspiring Trainer
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    What do you mean? I think a dual type Fighting / Normal would be very interesting.
    It would be weak to psychic, instead of fighting as most normal types are.
    Then, it would have "Scrappy" as its ability - if the active Pokemon is resistant to Lopunny's typing, the attacks of Lopunny do 30 damage more, not less.
     
  16. Tepig4321 The Very Best Like No One Ever Was
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    just a little curious
    1. how did you get this info it wasnt on the pokemon website
    2. 100 bucks for the kanto starter breaks
     
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  17. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    Wouldn't it be fantastic if one of the cards reprinted were to be Kadabra (from Vending S3, the second one with 70HP and a retreat cost of 2)?
     
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  18. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Seeing as Pokémon with Mega Evolutions don't get BREAK cards, I would avoid betting money on the trio getting BREAK cards. Besides, the three are getting EX and Mega cards, so it might be a little too much of the three.
     
  19. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator
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    I'd be down for a non-ACE SPEC Computer Search as well tbph.
    I'm iffy on Crobat BREAK being in here tbph, because it'd only be usable in Expanded given Crobat is being rotated out.
     
  20. Starsoulklr 'Rolling around at the speed of sound'
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    So by the size of this set along with the only unique cards in the mass reprint set being outsourced this means we are not getting it.

    Refreshing: although now I wonder why they didn't put Mega Beedrill in this set for the English one it would make sense.