‘Evolutions’ Prerelease Promos!

Charizard Gyarados Machamp Mewtwo Evolutions Promos

Charizard, Gyarados, Machamp, and Mewtwo will be the promo cards fans receive for playing in Evolutions prerelease tournaments! Unlike the last set, the cards are once again in-set reprints with a stamp of the set logo. They do not have unique promo numbers.

Evolutions prerelease tournaments will take place from October 22nd to 30th, which is two weeks before the set is released in stores. To find a prerelease tournament near you, you can use the Event Locator on Pokemon.com.

Each participant will receive a Prerelease box containing a 22-card Evolution pack, four 10-card booster packs, and an exclusive foil promo card. The Evolution pack provides a solid foundation which, along with the booster packs and Energy provided by the Tournament Organizer, is used to construct a 40-card deck. At the end of the tournament, Tournament Organizers may award three additional booster packs to all players or may give them all to top finishers.

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  1. Oh... Nice Charizard. I wasn't expecting a pre-release for Evolutions. I really like what they chose for the promos. Not as good as FCO pre-release promos, though.
     
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  2. Higliphics Competitive TCG Player
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    I am so excited for this. I cannot wait until the prerelease. This will be one of the prereleases that I will actually collect all of the promos for.
     
  3. Furn Aspiring Trainer
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    Wish the Machamp had the first edition stamp
     
  4. Hmm, ironically this is one prerelease I'm not all that excited about and honestly I'm considering skipping out on this one altogether. I'm actually glad for what it's worth that they aren't actual numbered promos.
     
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  5. Gengar master shiny pkmn bait
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    I wonder which one will be the most popular...
     
  6. Nintenfreak Aspiring Trainer
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    Agh, this is annoying. I was hoping we'd get cards that would fill out evolutionary lines, like Gengar and Rapidash and Weezing and so on. This set just gets worse and worse. Maybe we'll get a reprint set with more variety sometime.
     
  7. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    XY Evolutions where the official/real fake cards are.
     
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  8. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Aawe... They missed an opportunity to do a throw back and put "Prerelease" on the cards instead of the set logo.
     
  9. StriatonIsMagic I'll Never Forget This Day
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  10. RedT Aspiring Trainer
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    So many Machamp have 1st edition stamps that I'd rather have one without it
    Or better yet, no Machamp at all
    Man did they screw up back then.
    "Let's keep printing this starter deck forever and keep the 1st edition stamp for 1,000,000,000 prints" because everyone loves worthless cards!
    In Norway, we have a second-hand selling website kind of like Craigslist and it's always full of posts like "Pokémon TCG with 1st edition!" and I'm like "bet it's a single Machamp fake 1st edition and nothing else" and I'm almost always right.
     
  11. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    I very much like the fact that these aren't Black Star Promos, and I hope this is how they handle the prerelease promos from now on. (...Until TPCi changes their minds again and doesn't do this whole pre-constructed deck thing for prereleases.) Black Star Promos as a prerelease promo were fine because if you went to the prerelease, you got the exclusive Promo. The end. But then TPCi decided to make 4 different promos for both Fates Collide and Steam Siege, yet you still only got one Promo. Yeah, no, that's totally cool! How much are people trying to sell each of those Promos for again? Oh, a minimum of $10 each? I'm sure glad I'm missing six of them. >:|

    This might not be the same for every collector, but to me, if the prerelease promo is just an exact reprint from the set but with a stamp on it, I'm far more comfortable with only getting one. It feels more like "this is the bonus card that I happened to get for attending the prerelease," as opposed to a Black Star Promo, which I treat as a set that I'm actually attempting to collect, but I'm going to be missing three expensive Promos every time there's a new set. (Before reading the article, my initial reaction was, "Oh, good. I'm glad there's a Charizard that I won't pull. That won't cost a small fortune at all!") I'd honestly be happy with any of these choices.

    It's really only a slight difference, if you think about it, but I'm far more comfortable with this change. :)
     
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  12. prophecy250 Aspiring Trainer
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    if they really wanted to go with the nostalgia, then they could have done the 4 theme deck holos: gyarados, mewtwo, ninetails and hitmonchan
     
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  13. theBeeeN Aspiring Trainer
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    The font is strange. Why such a thin font for the HP and an oversized font for ability? I thought the japanese set looked really great.

    Gee Golly, I wish we had bulba/squirt/abra and their evolutions...

    Bilingual cards look awesome, I hope that turns into a thing!
     
  14. Serperior 15/500
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    Wow, I was debating on collecting the set or just saving my money...and Ithink I'm gonna collect the set lol. These Staff versions have to be worth some cash though geez.
     
  15. chella182 Aspiring Trainer
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    So I don't know how to feel about them not being Black Star promos. When it was first announced that there would be 4 promos per set, I was a bit irritated as a collector. As someone pointed out, they don't come cheap (especially the likes of Volcanion and Yanmega), so it was a bit annoying having 3 extra things to collect. However, NOT having them as promos kind of makes them feel a little less special somehow. Although I'm sure they'll still cost a bit to buy in individually, particularly the Charizard *rolls eyes*

    Either way, I'll still want them all, but with them not having their own numbers I'll probably not be as gung ho to get them all at once.

    As for which I want to get in my deck(s) at the pre-release (I'll be playing at two this time hopefully), I'd like Mewtwo and Gyarados, 'cause they're Basic and Stage 1 so they're easier to get out and actually make something of a working deck out of.
     
  16. Aegis Aspiring Trainer
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    I've never been to one of these, so I am not quite sure how this works. You will only be given 1 of the 4? If so, I hope you have the opportunity to choose. While Mewtwo and Gyardos are cool (and to a lesser extent Machamp), I'm in this (perhaps predictably) only for the Charizard promo.
     
  17. casey2012175 Aspiring Trainer
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    Does anybody know if you can attend these tournaments, take the Prerelease box, and leave without actually playing it?
     
  18. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
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    You can, but it's rather rude and you wouldn't get any participation prizes (or other prizes).
     
  19. Athena Envoy of Mediation
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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016
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  20. EdGeorge92 TCG collector
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    Not sure what Pokemon's obsession with Greninja is all about, but this card looks really good!