‘Shiny Tapu Koko-GX Box’ in July!

A new “Shiny Tapu Koko-GX Box” will be released in Europe on July 14th! Each box will come with a foil promo of shiny Tapu Koko-GX, a jumbo version of the same card, four booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

In Japan, the shiny Tapu Koko-GX promo was given to those who purchased five booster packs of SM2+. It is a shiny reprint of the regular Tapu Koko-GX from SM2, which we’ll be getting in our Guardians Rising set on May 5th (below).

In America, the “Shiny Tapu Koko-GX Box” will either be released as a “Shiny Tapu Koko-GX Collection” that has a shiny Tapu Koko figurine instead of a jumbo card — or we may get the exact same item! Stay tuned! Usually our “collections” are turned into Europe’s “boxes,” but since we got word about the European product first this time, we’re not sure “if” or “how” America’s product will differ.

No word yet on if or how we’ll get the regular shiny Tapu Koko promo.

This news likely means we’ll get the shiny Tapu Koko distribution for Sun and Moon in July!

Tapu Koko-GX – Lightning – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Aero Trail
Once during your turn (before your attack), when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench, you may move any number of [L] Energy attached to your Pokemon to this Pokemon. If you move any Energy, switch this Pokemon with your Active Pokemon.

[L][L][C] Sky Claw: 130 damage

[L][L][C] Tapu Thunder GX: Does 50 damage times the number of Energy attached to all of your opponent’s Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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  1. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    Promo collecting just gets more expensive. lol Let's see if the SM promo numbers surpasses XY's...
     
  2. DaGod503 Aspiring Trainer
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    Lol more cards to collect

    Wallets gonna die lol
     
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  3. Geevee Collector
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    time to start sniping Promos for a cheaper price than buying the box itself. LOL
     
  4. Articuno Indusries Articuno will kill us all!
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    Why couldn't the shiny Tapu Koko GX be a pre-release promo at least them getting a playset of them

    would be worth it
     
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  5. Ninjabot 215 Beep Boop
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    Shiny Koko looks pretty cool, but rip my wallet :(
     
  6. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  7. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    They are trying very hard to not give us a Tapu Lele GX promo.
     
  8. superdan51 Make Metagross-GX Great!
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    Tapu Lele is the main selling point of Guardians Rising. This goes with Shaymin-EX. If they release a Tin or a Box with Lele or Shay in it they will get a quick surge of sales, and then when the box gets sold out after initial distribution there isn't as much money left for them to make with Guardians Rising sales. If they don't release a box they can milk the 6$ CAD a pack for the next two years and make lots more money off that. Theyre a business first and competitive game second. Where they can max profit they wont put anything in the way that could damage that number. Tapu Lele is guaranteed to keep Guardians Rising sales super high and a box would damage that.
     
  9. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    That isn't actually true. There are many useful cards in GR and to be honest, Tapu Koko would be the selling point of the set since they are marketing it. This is the third push on that Pokemon already.
     
  10. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
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    What happened to Pokémon isn't the one creating the market for the singles?

    The company would profit more for selling promo boxes as opposed to allowing third party sellers to raise the price of the cards that are rare. If people buy singles only, they are already damaging their profits since mainly large collectors or card shops would buy a lot of the booster boxes
     
  11. ZygardeGuy Baba ba wawa ha ha ba ba
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    Will this be one of the Alternate reprints?
     
  12. LordNickle Aspiring Trainer
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    I was hoping they wouldn't make an English version of this card. Hopefully it won't bring down the price of the Japanese version.
     
  13. normanc Aspiring Trainer
    normanc

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    That's a lot of Kokos. The SM block started just a few months ago and this will be its fourth print. Wonder why they're focusing on it so much.
     
  14. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

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    He is the main tapu in the game storyline.
     
  15. Another Koko product is a bit disappointing. I suppose it's better than a Lele box though.
     
  16. MorningSTAR1337 Aspiring Trainer
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    That and the fact that the Shiny Koko cards were already printed in Japan, which is why Asia had Shiny Koko events, to promote Guardians Rising (Before anyone asks, the other territories had a HA Lycanroc for that purpose).
     
  17. that_one_venasaur Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm so glad they're not including Steam Siege in these boxes anymore. I can start buying them again!
     
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  18. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
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    It's the same card with a slight colour change.