‘Shining Legends’ Releasing in America in October!

Japan’s SM3+ set, Shining Legends, will be released in America this October!

Surprisingly, our English set will keep the same name as the Japanese set. If my brain isn’t too dead from this Californian heat, I think this is the first set in 20 years to retain the same name in international markets.

We can confirm Mewtwo-GX, Entei-GX, Latios, Shining Jirachi, Zekrom, Keldeo, and Shining Volcanion will be in our set!

So far in Japan, we’ve seen Shining Mew, Shining Ho-Oh, Shining Celebi, Shining Arceus, Pikachu, Mewtwo, Palkia, Litten, and Marshadow. The Japanese set will feature 72 cards (excluding the 2,000 secret rares).

As some of us expected, Shining Legends will be given the Generations treatment in America — the set’s booster packs will only be available within certain boxed products. I wouldn’t be surprised if TPCi does this every year from now on considering how well the Mythical Collection Boxes sold last year.

The first product will be the “Shining Legends: Pikachu Pin Collection.” It will come with a foil promo card of Pikachu, a Pikachu collector’s pin, three Shining Legends booster packs, and a PTCGO code card.

A “Shining Legends: Mewtwo Pin Collection” will also be released with the same configuration as the Pikachu Pin Collection, but with Mewtwo instead.

It’s odd that Mewtwo-GX will be in the set but we’re getting a regular Mewtwo in a boxed product… well actually, I guess Pokemon Card Laboratory loves to pump out Mewtwo cards, so it’s probably a set-associated promo that will be released in Japan soon.

Like Generations, a special Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box will be released featuring Ho-Oh. The box will have a different configuration than the ETBs of regular sets, as was the case with the Generations ETB: it’ll come with 10 Shining Legends booster packs, a Shining Ho-Oh foil promo, 65 card sleeves featuring Ho-Oh, and then everything else you usually get in an Elite Trainer Box. The box’s color scheme will be dark brown:

Shining Legends is going to be packed with Mythical and Legendary Pokemon — is it possible we’ll get all of them, or at least most?

Off the top of my head, I believe there’s currently 62 Legendary / Mythical Pokemon. The Japanese set features 72 cards, so it’s definitely possible to fit them all in. I would normally think this is a ridiculous idea considering they just released all of the Mythical Pokemon last year and it feels like such a move would “devalue” the status of these Pokemon, but some of those Mythical Pokemon are already confirmed for our set and we all know Pokemon loves money.

Gen I: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew

Gen II: Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi

Gen III: Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Latias, Latios, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys

Gen IV: Uxie, Azelf, Mesprit, Heatran, Cresselia, Regigigas, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus

Gen V: Victini, Cobalion, Virizion, Terrakion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect

Gen VI: Yveltal, Xerneas, Zygarde, Diancie, Volcanion, Hoopa

Gen VII: Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow

Shining Legends will be released in Japan on July 15th, the same day as the 20th movie. This could mean that since the English set is releasing in October, the 20th movie may premiere in America around then.

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  1. MegaPod_781 Bug Thug


    Still crossing my fingers that shining Regis make the cut.
  2. Knite Aspiring Trainer


  3. Chika Golden Hearted


    Hey, this would be the perfect time to finally release that FA Stardust Jirachi that never made it over here! ... Please, TPCi?
  4. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer


    Fingers crossed for Zapdos gx, Articuno gx, Moltres gx, Raikou gx, and Suicune gx.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
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  5. Olimar.Inc Aspiring Trainer



  6. MyBabyVolcanion Aspiring Trainer


    Do we have an image of the shining Volcanion?
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  7. Low-Key Squirtle Squad Aspiring Trainer
    Low-Key Squirtle Squad


    Very interested to see how this set will turn out. I was quite a big fan of Generations, and Shining Pokémon are clearly deserving of their own set.
  8. TaichoBanana Aspiring Trainer


    Awesome! I'm sold! I already preordered japanese booster box but I'm more than happy to purchase the English boxes
  9. the real spheal Aspiring Trainer
    the real spheal


    Entei GX will fit snugly into my binder.:cool::D

    Does anyone even know those emojis existed?:eek::)
  10. I love Generation! It was a beautiful set, as well as was Legendary Treasures. Not the most playable, but very nice set. I hope this one is good as well. From the cards that are confirmed, this looks nice already.
  11. Jadethepokemontrainer We're on the edge of greatness~

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

    Just what I was thinking

    Shining Volcanion will be interesting. They better make a Suicune and Raikou GX as well.
  12. Malavok Aspiring Trainer


    This is pretty fun. I hope they have a texture/shine similar to the Neo Destiny shining cards. I never got a chance to collect that set (it was during the "gap" between collecting as a kid and starting back up as an adult) and would love to see all the legendaries as shinings, especially Zapdos!
  13. Zeno The Wanderer


    At the very least, it sounds interesting. My wallet may suffer for it just like it did for Generations, but I'm glad to see we're getting the cards over here as well! And Mewtwo-GX, as expected. Entei-GX is nice though.
  14. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul


    Does this mean that burning legends will have a fairly lengthy shelf life? Eg if this is only gonna be available in boxes with a monthly release a la generations stores are gonna need the booster singles from something to sell, so if we get this in October will that be us until 2018? I know my wallet would be happy with that to have more time to finish burning shadows, these secret rares are becoming exhausting..

    But stoaked for this - generations got me back in after 15 years off Lol I like the idea it's a little more 'exclusive' than just picking up a packet or 2 - hopefully like generations will be great pulls in (almost) every pack!
  15. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer


    Is this SM4? If not does this release alongside SM4 in November?
  16. SkyeVictini Seriously, calm down.


    This looks promising! A little disappointed that the first pin collection is Pikachu (still getting it though :p), but other than that, looks good! Hopefully we'll get some more legendary Pokemon as pins like Ho-oh, Lugia, Latios/Latias, Marshadow, etc.
  17. Victor-io-us Aspiring Trainer


    I've only tried to go for Evolutions master set. That seems like its gonna change.
  18. SkylonBellows This deck was always good


    Well, there goes my wallet. I love to get all the new products that are coming out, and this is a must. I mean, textured holo paper? That's pretty insane. Also, it's cool that the ETB comes with 10 packs as opposed to 8, and even shining ho-oh
  19. BrettMourning Aspiring Trainer


    come on 7 draw uxie!
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  20. treyh37 Watcher of Thorns


    well making shining legends a side set will minimize the reprints/incomplete evo we've been getting with our sets being a combo of sm#+ and sm(#+1) (ie burning shadows being sm2+ and sm3) or it will for our normal November set.