‘Charisma of the Wrecked Sky,’ Japan’s SM7 Set Announced!

We can now exclusively reveal the name of Japan’s SM7 set is Charisma of the Wrecked Sky!

The set will release in Japan on June 1st. It will feature 96 cards, excluding the 2,000 secret rares. The set will then release in America in August under a different name (because that Japanese name is just odd).

The set’s mascot is Rayquaza-GX, which means this will be our Hoenn set! The current USUM block has been featuring a past region in each set. SM6 Forbidden Light was our Kalos set while SM5 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon was our Sinnoh set. This now leaves a potential Kanto, Johto, and Unova set. As I predicted during the Legendary Year of Pokemon reveal:

The next TCG set would be released in August, and judging by the distributions of Groudon, Kyogre, Latios, and Latias in that two-month span, it’ll probably be — you guessed it — a Hoenn set!

The next TCG set would then hit store shelves in November, but October and November feature Reshiram, Zekrom, Ho-Oh, and Lugia, which of course are Legendary duos from two different generations. Raikou and Entei from Johto are releasing in April while Tornadus and Thundurus from Unova are releasing in July. So November could either be a Unova set or a Johto set. My bet would be on Unova.

This would leave out Kanto and Johto sets. Depending on when Gen VIII comes out, they will either tackle those two sets in February and May 2019 or just forget about them and start their Gen VIII sets instead (the first two gens have been featured a lot in the past anyway).

Update: I just noticed the booster pack also features an angry Stakataka behind Rayquaza! This means Stakataka-GX will also be in the set!

Japan will also release “GX Starter Decks” on July 13th. There will be nine decks in total, each featuring one of the nine Pokemon TCG types and a Pokemon-GX to match: Lurantis-GX, Charizard-GX, Lapras-GX, Raichu-GX, Mewtwo-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Yveltal-GX, Metagross-GX, or Xerneas-GX. Each deck will come with 60 cards and cost 500 yen (about $5). It is currently unknown if the cards will be straight-up reprints or alternate art reprints.


Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. Fou-Link MVP

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    Can't wait for Rayquaza GX!
  2. TheGamerOf_XY Aspiring Trainer


    200 secret rates... wow!
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  3. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
    Chicken Nugget Master


    Wow, they really couldn't wait to release Zinnia then. Surely we must be getting her in this set as well.
  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Another stuffeed 2000 SR thing.

    If we won't get a sub set this year, I called it right now. August's SM7 set composed of this one, SM6A and SM6B.
    Elray likes this.
  5. Aera14 Aspiring Trainer


    With all of these dragon themed set 1 of two thing need to happen
    2.no more stupid multi-type attack
    nuff said
    Grumpus_the_3rd likes this.
  6. BrandonHappened Ghosts and Fairies are kinda my jam


    Ok now that's surprising, I expected Unova so they could reprint N before the rotation since It'll be Sun/Moon on
  7. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan


    Yaaaay Rayquaza GX! Thats cool because I love Rayquaza and I hope it's playable.

    I also want a Sceptile GX, Latias GX and Absol GX, as I like those Pokémon too.

    And, what, 2k secret rares? This set will be the hell for collectors who want to have the complete set.
  8. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
    Kyle Asplund


    I just got off listening to NF, now they're actually making a RayquazaGX? Can't wait!!
  9. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    I just noticed the booster pack also features an angry Stakataka behind Rayquaza! This means Stakataka-GX will also be in the set!
  10. Merovingian They like it loud!

    Articles Staff Member

    Yay! Stack boi confirmed!
  11. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan


    Uh no I hate Stakataka it is imo just weird because it doesnt look like a Pokémon, it's just a tower with a weird brick that seems like an eye.

    Edit: It could also be a Prism Star or Holo, e.g. Ultra Prisma has Giratina Booster w/o Giratina GX, and Roaring Skies has Deoxys Booster w/o Deoxys EX
  12. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    I called it. Blacephalon-GX will be in the set


    Weird choice for a set name – it's reminiscent of Stormfront's Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky, but that was a Platinum-era set.
  14. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer


    Can't wait for this set. I can't believe I didn't notice that stakataka on the pack art before!!
  15. gumball51321 *thumbs up*


    Calling it now, Birch's Observations reprint.
    bbb888 likes this.
  16. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Stakataka will it be steel or fighting type hmm. Im going with steel. Also that leaves one last ultra beast that we dont have yet. My bets are november set we will get the sucker ultra beast
  17. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Prob novembers set
  18. Red Chaser Aspiring Trainer
    Red Chaser


    A good Sceptile-GX card or GTFO. My favourite starters are: Charizard, Greninja and Sceptile. 2/3 have been a miss for me. Don't fail me now, Sceptile.
  19. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    of COURSE it's Rayquaza.
    Stakataka, I'm exited about.
  20. Professor_jplap Incineroar approves good grammar


    N of all cards does not need to be reprinted. We were lucky enough to get one in FAC.