SM7 ‘Celestial Storm’ Revealed!

We can now reveal the name of our SM7 set will be Celestial Storm!

It’ll feature more than 160 cards and hit store shelves on August 3rd.

The set will feature Rayquaza-GX and Stakataka-GX from Japan’s upcoming SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky (96+ cards) as well as Articuno-GX, Blaziken-GX, and Scizor-GX from SM6b Champion Road (66+ cards). Salamence-GX should also be included.

Latios, Latias, and Jirachi are confirmed for the set and presumably originate from Japan’s SM7, as it’s a Hoenn-themed set.

Celestial Storm will include 11 Pokemon-GX, three Ultra Beasts, new Prism Star cards, 27 Trainer cards, and Rainbow Energy.

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As posted in previous news stories for Japan’s Champion Road, the set is going to include “remakes” of cards from the EX Ruby & Sapphire era. Articuno-GX and Salamence-GX are already confirmed to be remakes, so Blaziken-GX (Blaziken ex), Scizor-GX (Scizor ex), and the other Pokemon-GX should follow.

Champion Road will also likely include remakes of Mr. Mime ex, Banette ex, Feraligatr ex, and Electrode ex judging by the set’s booster pack artwork. These would then be included in our Celestial Storm set.

As with the cards from Evolutions, Champion Road is also going to reprint EX-era cards like Ludicolo and Lanturn with the same artwork but with updated attacks (we’re expecting Dunsparce too!). However, the Celestial Storm set description doesn’t make reference to this fact. This is probably because a casual fan has no attachment to the cards from the EX era and so it’s not an alluring marketing point.

As for SM6a Dragon Storm, it’ll either be included in our November set or released as a special holiday set through various products (like 2016’s Generations and 2017’s Shining Legends).

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  1. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    Nice! 11 Pokemon GX Hurrah!
  2. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
    Chicken Nugget Master


    11 Pokemon GX! I so want to try out the new Stakataka with Gumshoos, just for the memes.
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  3. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful

    Advanced Member Member

    I hope Blaziken is good, that would be a fun deck to run. Maybe even include Blaine and draw 12 cards lol
  4. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...


    Since the newest cards were enhanced versions of previous cards, I wouldn't be surprised if Blaziken GX is based on the Old-School Blaziken EX and of/or a revamped "Firestarter" Ability-Blaziken...
  5. Fou-Link MVP


    Hoping for more old pokemon arts, like Articuno and Salamence.
  6. Max Maxwell Aspiring Trainer
    Max Maxwell


    Articuno-Gx, Blaziken-GX and Scizor-GX really from SM7b Champion Road? LOL :D
  7. Tapu Lele Inflated and Overstocked
    Tapu Lele


    How is "Rainbow Energy" simply revealed in the product description?
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  8. garnetto Aspiring Trainer


    hang on though... how are we getting 6A dragon storm then?
  9. AFEX Serena is too cute!


    All right, wheres the draw till you have six cards in your hand card....
  10. jperr swoosh


    I feel like if we do get the Sandstorm Dunsparce with the same attack it will be very powerful in the non-Brigette format. Imagine a staple card in meta decks being Dunsparce.

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  11. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    It's probably a popular card with kids so worth mentioning for marketing purposes. I remember when it was first revealed back in ye olden days of the net everyone freaked out because it was colorful and could count for any type.

    Either in our November set or as a special holiday set they release in a bunch of products.
  12. TotoBoss Kappa


    11 GX u say... so that basically means we can predict them all already :/
    Scizor GX, Blaziken GX, Salamence GX, Articuno GX, Electrode GX, Feraligatr GX, Mr. Mime GX, Banette GX, Rayquaza GX, Stakataka GX, Blacephalon GX.
    At least if we have to believe that this set is champions road + sm7. on the other hand this would mean that sm7 in japan would ONLY feature Rayquaza/Stakataka/Blacephalon which would be kinda weird I guess to only have 3 gx.
    Unless ofc the "3 ultra beasts" don't refer to cards like baby buzzwole/xurkitree like we've already seen but to blacephalon GX and stakataka GX as well, meaning there might be 2 more slots open? Who knows? Only time can tell.

    EDIT: Ofc Blacephalon GX isn't revealed or mentioned anywhere yet, but it just seems logical to me that it would be in the same set as Stakataka GX.
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  13. starg09 Aspiring Trainer


    Huh, so we're getting Champions Road on here? Interesting, can't wait to see that Blaziken-GX! Wonder when/how will we be getting Dragon Storm though...
  14. Ramo0927 I am a


    My guesses for the last 5 GXs:

    Groudon GX

    Kyogre GX

    Blacephalon GX

    Feraligatr GX or Electrode GX

    Banette GX or Mr. Mime GX
  15. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    So, Dragon Storm was confirmed as a subset, right? RIGHT??!
  16. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Makes no sence to skip a set ..
  17. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Wait a sec. 3 UBs? If Sledgehammer Buzzwole won't be in Forbidden Light, that means...
  18. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks


    oh boy, Scizor-GX! Can't wait for it to have that really weird pose from the ex days!
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  19. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Normally our non pack set is japans july set. Aka generations and shining legends.
  20. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul


    Another beast of a set 160+ Cards!! As long as it totals under 180 with secrets - I'd be raging if I have to break my tradition of every set in its ultra pro folder!

    Also I think dragon storm will be released the same as dragon vault and double crisis in special 4 packs rather than boxed up like generations etc - shelf space is already getting tight for pokemon card lines.