SM9 ‘Tag Volt,’ Japan’s December Set!

The name of Japan’s ninth Sun & Moon set will be Tag Volt! It’ll release in stores on December 7th. As usual, a deck box and card sleeves will also be released alongside the set — SM9’s will feature Pikachu and Zekrom.

As posted before, SM9 will contain 95 cards (excluding secret rares). It’ll be the first set to introduce the new Tag Team Pokemon-GX to the TCG, including Pikachu & Zekrom-GX.

SM9 will likely continue Japan’s “region-themed” sets since Unova hasn’t been featured yet and Zekrom is one of the set’s mascots. One plus one equals three, ya know?

  • SM5 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, released in December 2017, featured Sinnoh (and Ultra Necrozma to advertise USUM).
  • SM6 Forbidden Light, released in March 2018, featured Kalos and Zygarde.
  • SM7 Charisma of the Wrecked Sky, released in June 2018, featured Hoenn and Rayquaza.
  • SM8 Explosive Impact, released in September 2018, featured Johto and Lugia.
  • This just leaves Unova and Kanto.

Tag Volt will be part of America’s SM9 set next February along with October’s Dark Order, any new cards from November’s GX Ultra Shiny, and likely November’s Eeveelution decks. Our SM9 set will have 181 cards.

Also releasing in Japan on December 7th is a new “Tag Team GX Premium Trainer’s Box.”

It will come with 20 booster packs of SM9 Tag Volt, the set’s above deck box, the set’s above deck sleeves, a coin, a GX marker, damage counters, Status Condition markers, and 180 cards — 23 Pokemon (12 unique), 45 Trainers (22 unique), 4 Special Energy (all the same one), and 108 basic Energy cards (12 of each type).

It’ll cost 5,000 yen, or about $45.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. thembert 121/550
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    I wonder what other tag team combos there will be and how it'll impact the format
     
  2. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    Thought it might be a Kanto set with the release of Let's GO and we'll likely get the Eeveelutions GXes in this set too.
     
  3. Refrigerated Elements Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm really interested if we will get stage 1 or 2 Tag Team GX's. There might be quite a bit of stall using the Tag Teams if the meta at that point cant one hit the Tag Teams. Or the meta will evolve to one hit the Tag Teams.
     
  4. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if the concept of mega evolution will return as well
     
  5. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    That Premium Trainer's Box seems cool.
     
  6. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    This is probably a Let's GO! base set. Also, holy cow. Was that pack art illustrated by Arita
     
  7. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Dark order has allot of jhoto related stuff as well so our sm9 would both include jhoto and unova stuff seems kind of wierd they might stop the gen focused sets with sm8
     
  8. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Did you not read it's called sm9 let's go is just a side game not the mark of a new generation
     
  9. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    I know. ORAS had PRC and DOC. USUM had ULP. B2W2 had BCR. All main series games get Base Sets.

    Also, @AuraJackle the only gen 2 card we know of in Dark Order is Ampharos-GX. I think you're getting Dark Order and Explosive Impact confused. Explosive Impact is the Johto set, and will be put in Lost Thunder, not SM9
     
  10. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    No I'm not dark order is a part of our sm9 not lost thunder.theres jasmine,steelix-GX and ampharos gx so enough
     
  11. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
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    If it does focus on Unova, and I really hope it does, here's hoping for the card of my dreams, Elesa full art.
     
  12. j2y8n2x Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if there are any other Tag Team GX cards apart from Pikachu and Zekrom.
     
  13. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
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    missing regions: Kanto (pikachu) and Unova (Zekrom)
     
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  14. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
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    Yeah, Steelix and Jasmine are both part of GenII
     
  15. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    If this is a unova set then I’ll take a bet on some ice type combo of kyurem GX and another ice type
     
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  16. Ecko9i6 Aspiring Trainer
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    I can't wait to see what other tag teams will be included! Tag team Minum and Plusle FTW!
     
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  17. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    I like how that Premium Trainer's Box is essentially Japan looking at the Elite Trainer Boxes elsewhere in the world and saying, "Yeah, we can do better."
     
  18. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Why did I think this was part of Dark Order? If Tag team is debuting in a main set, makes me wonder what other teams we're getting. I thought we were in for a Metal and a Dark tag team.
     
  19. Zierant Murcielago
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    Calling it, Reshiram and Eevee tag team
     
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  20. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
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    Holy. That's insane value for the Japanese box. That would probably cost up to $100 here