America’s November Set: ‘Crimson Invasion,’ Ultra Beast Premium Collections!

The Ultra Beasts have arrived! Our fourth Sun & Moon set will be named Crimson Invasion and will be released on November 4th!

The set will be our equivalent of Japan’s SM4 set, The Awoken Hero and The Transdimensional Beast, which will feature Silvally-GX and Guzzlord-GX (as you can see to the right).

Crimson Chaos Across Alola!

The Alola region is being invaded by mysterious and powerful creatures! Can the allies of Alola defend the islands – or will the Ultra Beasts take control? Find out when you battle for the prize with the Pokemon TCG: Sun & Moon – Crimson Invasion expansion!

• Over 110 cards
• 8 new Pokemon-GX
• 9 new Trainer cards and 1 new Special Energy card
• The Ultra Beasts make their debut, including Guzzlord-GX and Nihilego-GX!

No set logo or images have been revealed at this time. “Crimson” is a deep red color and is usually associated with blood, so the set name could be read as “bloody invasion.” I bet the Elite Trainer Box will be red. Also, I wonder if the Energy card is for the Ultra Beasts?

Two Premium Collections will also be released alongside the set featuring four of the seven Ultra Beasts!


The Ultra Beasts, strange creatures from another dimension, have come to the Alola region as powerful Pokemon-GX!

Two collections featuring these otherworldly Pokemon are slipping through the Ultra Wormhole in November… catch them while you can!

Each Pokemon TCG Ultra Beasts GX Premium Collection includes:

• 2 foil promo cards featuring Ultra Beasts (Pheromosa-GX and Celesteela-GX, or Buzzwole-GX and Xurkitree-GX)
• A foil oversize card featuring an Ultra Beast (Pheromosa-GX or Buzzwole-GX)
• An awesome playmat showing off the Ultra Beasts (1 of 2 designs)
• 8 Pokemon TCG booster packs
• A cool Pokemon coin
• A code card for the Pokemon TCG Online

The product description does not state the Ultra Beasts are “never before seen” promos, so this likely confirms all of them will originate from Crimson Invasion. Along with the rest of the information we know about the set, this means our eight Pokemon-GX should be Silvally-GX plus Nihilego-GX, Buzzwole-GX, Pheremosa-GX, Xurkitree-GX, Celesteela-GX, Kartana-GX, and Guzzlord-GX (all seven of the Ultra Beasts).

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  1. RealEnderTV Spoon


    That playmat looks awesome.
  2. Lord o da rings Resident Strategist
    Lord o da rings


    Ooh! A new Special Energy card? 'Bout time!
  3. Smurfizm Aspiring Trainer


    I like this idea a lot if the new energy is for the ultra beasts im very interested to see what kind of attacks they may have also its funny because i was reading a post on dragon energy yesterday and thought yes we do need another dragon energy card. I also want to know if it will like an ace spec one of in any deck that could also be very need so there is not a need to buy multiple copies of said beast to play it in deck.
  4. SharKing I won't bite... much.


    Uh, guys? You do realize Warp Energy was just reprinted in Japan and is likely to be this set's Special Energy, right?
  5. BraviaryBoi Anonymus


    I could be wrong considering I haven't played the game, but isn't Silvally not an ultra beast, therefore making there only six ultra beasts in the set?
  6. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    Oops, I miscounted. All of the UBs + Silvally should be in this set. Last paragraph of the news story updated.
  7. Jadethepokemontrainer Ready for anything!

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

    Warp Energy is in Shining Legends
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  8. Rindon Aspiring Trainer


    Curious how the ultra beasts will be implemented into gameplay. it would be cool if you could only retrueve an ultra beast to play onto the bench via a beast ball.
  9. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    This set should be ten times better than burning shadows and should give us plenty of base gx pokemon to work with several different types to incorporate into an existing decks. And by then will have a new standard format anyways which will be nice. Can't wait for this set.
  10. Ilir Nikqi Aspiring Trainer
    Ilir Nikqi


    Maybe just an evolution like how the break mechanics was?
  11. BENDsli Aspiring Trainer


    Since none of them actually evolve, it'd be more like old school fossil Pokemon, play down an item on the bench and then the Pokemon evolve from it

    I really hope the UBs are all in the set and the collection just has alternate print because (as long as he gets the fighting typing) Buzzwole is going to be needed to combat Darkrai GX/EX decks
  12. Paul Weiskopf Gwentigone
    Paul Weiskopf


    Hopefully only having 8 new GXs will make this set easier to complete. Don't get me wrong, I love having to spend a ton of money on 36 different new Pokemon, but I like to change things up :D
    Danny W. and Swampert Full Art like this.
  13. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
    John InCENAroar


    Coming in our Shining Legends set, this is new and most llikely going to be for Ultra Beasts.
  14. TotoBoss Kappa


    Thus set releases 1 day after my birthday :D kinda sad its not actually on my birthday but Ill get over it :p looks to be an interesting set. Cant wait for sylvally gx
  15. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
    John InCENAroar


    There are 7, and Silvally, a manmade counter, would make 8.
  16. Low-Key Squirtle Squad Aspiring Trainer
    Low-Key Squirtle Squad


    Interesting. While it looks promising, I'm worried that the Ultra Beasts will be so good on a level which only Ultra Beasts and Tapu's are seen competitively. Unlikely, but worrying.
  17. Corrisohn Aspiring Trainer


    the first Sun & Moon set without over 140 cards. But there may be 30+ secret rares
  18. silversalamence10 Top Hat Regulator


    As long as the lot of 'em have good art, then I'm good. Also, they better put Alola Marowak and Exeggutor otherwise we'll riot, though I think they will be here.
    Although assuming all 7 UBs are here in our set as GXs that's assuming the Pheromosa, Xurkitree and Celesteela in SM4+ are GXs that aren't in SM4 as well, that means that some GXs from Japan's SM4 (if they're not all UBs of course) will get the shaft to our SM5.
  19. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul


    I'm honestly most happy at a 110 card count and only 8 GX lol
  20. Marowhacker @MarowhackerTCG on twitter


    Only 8 GX? :/