The first English TCG product of 2019 will be the “Towering Splash-GX Box!” It will release on January 4th.
The box will feature a Tag Team Pokemon-GX promo card, but the product description purposefully hides the identity of the two Pokemon.
Big Pokémon and little Pokémon both bring their own style — and working together, they can take on just about anything! These two Pokémon pair up as a TAG TEAM in this amazing collection, putting their skills together to challenge opposing Pokémon and discovering the power of two. Witness the astonishing display of teamwork up close — and take the first opportunity to add a TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX to your collection!
The Pokémon TCG: Towering Splash-GX Box includes:
• 1 foil promo card featuring a TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX
• 1 foil oversize card featuring a TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX
• 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
• 1 code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
It’s curious they’re hiding the identify of the two Pokemon. There will be one new Pokemon in Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, so I wonder if they’re hiding the identity of this GX because it’ll feature that new Pokemon. Pure speculation, of course, but these product descriptions rarely withhold this kind of information. The last time the TCG withheld info in this manner, it was to hide that Solgaleo and Lunala are evolutions.
As posted before, Tag Team Pokemon-GX feature two Pokemon of the same type on one card, such as Pikachu & Zekrom-GX (Lightning), Zoroark & Greninja-GX (Darkness), and Buzzwole & Pheromosa-GX (unknown, but Grass or Fighting). The Pokemon can be different stages, as in the case of Gengar & Mimikyu-GX.
They have higher HP and stronger attacks; as a consequence, you give up three Prize cards when yours is Knocked Out. They also appear to feature attacks that increase in damage when you have more Energy attached to them, although we only have Pikachu & Zekrom-GX’s “Tag Bolt GX” attack to base that assumption on.
Before the release of this promo box, we will get our first Tag Team cards in our SM9 set in February. Japan will get them in their SM9 Tag Bolt set on December 7th.