Onix, Chansey, Zapdos Remakes in ’20th Anniversary Set’ / ‘Evolutions’

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New commercials for Japan’s “20th Anniversary Set” are now airing on television. There are several variations of the commercial, but so far we’ve been able to spot Base Set Onix and Chansey as two cards being remade for the set. (Thanks @c252s252h6 for the Chansey image.)

Below are the original Base Set Japanese cards from 1996, the English version of the card from 1999, and then the 2016 remade card. Onix is completely different while Chansey is nearly the same (spare slightly updated wording and the removal of its Psychic resistance).

The holo Chansey card confirms the cards will be printed on galaxy holofoil paper like the original cards in Japan.

Update: Zapdos has been added too! (Thanks @Story_terror for the image.)

Onix CP6Onix Base SetBase Set Onix JapaneseOnix – Fighting – HP100
Basic Pokemon

[F] Harden: During your opponent’s next turn, if this Pokemon would be damaged by an attack, prevent that attack’s damage done to this Pokemon if that damage is 60 or less.

[F][F] Rock Throw: 40 damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Chansey CP6Base Set ChanseyBase Set Chansey JapaneseChansey – Colorless – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Scrunch: Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon during your opponent’s next turn.

[C][C][C][C] 80 damage. This Pokemon does 80 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Zapdos CP6Zapdos Base SetZapdos Base Set JapaneseZapdos – Lightning – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[L][L][C][C] Thunder: 90 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

[L][L][L][L] Thunderbolt: 170 damage. Discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon.

Weakness: none
Resistance: Fighting (x2)
Retreat: 3

As I previously reported, the set’s booster pack artwork will be a remake of Base Set‘s. As you can see below, the new booster pack artwork is drawn once again by Mitsuhiro Arita, but he changes out Charizard for Mega Charizard Y and Venusaur for Mega Venusaur. Pretty cool!

Base Set Japanese Booster PackCP6 20th Anniversary Set Booster Pack

As I posted on our Twitter account the other day, the official Japanese website will be revealing cards from the set on Tuesday/Wednesday. Be sure to check back here to see what nostalgia bomb we get!

20th Anniversary Set August 17

Japan’s 20th anniversary set will be released on September 16th. In America, the set will be released as our final XY set, Evolutions, and will hit store shelves on November 2nd. To read more about the set, check out this news story.

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  1. HA559 Aspiring Trainer


    This is not looking good. Energy requirements will stay the same. That means a handful of pokemon will be playable either by their powers(or ability) or their cheap attacks. I'm guessing if base set Mewtwo is remade it will get a heavy HP boost and Psychic attack will do severe damage with [P][C].

    Blastoise and Venusaur will get through because of their ability and probably heavy boosting of their attack.
  2. I actually just recently pulled a Chansey from a Base Set pack. I'm ludicrously eager to put the new one beside the old one in my binder. :3
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  3. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.


    What is that card/photo on second image? Some kind of promo card like imakuni in hole or what? That would be awesome tbh.
  4. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    It's just the Japanese doing their weird sense of humor skits. :p
  5. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  6. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards


  7. kai88 THE Aspiring Trainer ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


    zapdos magnezone deck??
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  8. Starsoulklr 'Rolling around at the speed of sound'


    Wow I didn't think Base Set Chansey was so good that it needed the nerf bat. The card is actually worse for the most part. Not even a change to the attacks you would think Double Edge would have been an energy cheaper or not entirely deal the amount it does to herself.

    I guess it's a Heavy Ball Target now? Woo? Scrunch doesn't even matter too much with Pokemon Rangers around.

    Onix and Zapdos have smart redesigns of their attacks and a slight increase to their HP. Most likely HP increase to not be a Level Ball target. Guess the same for Heavy Ball for Zapdos having one less retreat.
  9. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Base Set has Pluspower and Defender, but unfortunately these are 1 turn Muscle Band and Hard Charm. I guess they'll returnMuscle Band/ Hard Charm in this set probably.

    • Onix - Is this my 1st time seeing 40 damage in 2 Energy?
    • Chansey - Looks nice! Is Blissey next? I think not, but we'll hope for the best. I wish the Protection cube is around.
    • Zapdos - Looks destructive. Magnezone-ing it and you'll be fine. I wish it'll be 120 HP
  10. Digital Dragon Thinks Chandelure is the cutest Pokémon
    Digital Dragon


    I guess only certain cards are getting updates. I love that Zapdos, the added Hp and damage is good. It's just so nice to see these old cards back again!
  11. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
    Ami Dark


    I love being right about things. I knew this would be our final XY set. And OMG, every time a reprint card is revealed...it's such a huge trip back to my childhood. XD Almost better than you know what. ALMOST. But looks like Onix has a new move and such so it's more of a new card thanks to that. But that old art. :3 Just tell me if we're getting Blastoise again. I need another good one that will let me help my water deck return to awesomeness.
  12. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
    Ami Dark


    Btw, where are these commercials at? I want to see too. Post, post!
  13. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
    Lord o da rings


    My questions are, will any cards be receiving new art for the sets, will any Pokemon from generations 2-6 be in this set? Will all of the cards in this set (except the EXs) be in this format? There's so much I don't know about this set.
  14. TheAnticipationEevee Decidueye Vileplume <3


    Chansey got nerfed from it's Base Set Counterpart 20 years later? Lol...
  15. Crimzonlogic I'm Batwoman.


    Please let there be a buffed-up Arcanine to use with that Arcanine Break. :)
  16. SeventhPrize Pokemon Player


    I would like to note that Zapdos has a Retreat Cost of two rather than three.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
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  17. Doomdesirer Stardoom warrior


    Chancey's r etreat cost jumped to 3 from 1
  18. GangsterGlalie What has life come to?


    Pokemon is definitely going out with a bang.
  19. kai88 THE Aspiring Trainer ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


    4 energy 80 damage, 80 damage to itself too OP, Pls nerf
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  20. Chaosbeat Aspiring Trainer


    I really hope for reprints of Electrode and Alakazam. Although their abilities may get modified because that would change the game drastically.