SM9 ‘Tag Bolt’ Booster Box, Booster Pack Images!

The booster box and booster pack images for Japan’s SM9 Tag Bolt set have now been revealed!

The booster box reveals Gyarados, Mankey, and Alolan Exeggutor will be included in the set. As expected the set will have a Kanto focus to promote the release of November’s Let’s Go games. The set will release in Japan on December 7th and contain at least 95 cards.

Outside of Japan, the set will release as Team Up on February 1st and will include at least 181 cards.

The product image for the new “Tag Team GX Premium Trainer’s Box” has also been revealed. As posted before, it will also release on December 7th. It’ll cost 5,000 yen, or about $45.

It will come with 20 booster packs of SM9 Tag Bolt, a deck box, card 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).

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  1. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    Heck yes. Looks like Pikachu and Zekrom GX won't be so bad after all, considering they are the titular card for this series. Now I wonder if Gyarados, Mankey, and Alolan Exeggutor are Tag-Teams as well or if they're just normal GXs.
     
  2. Antonio123456 Aspiring Trainer
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    We have already seen the full card and text for P+Z tag team so it being on the box is not going to make it better. The art on the side is from the card art, so it would be obvious if they were tagteams.
     
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  3. TheRealBro.. Relax
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    Well, I don't like that premium trainers box at all. Very cold and uninspired design which is kind of weird for a Japanese box. Let's hope our Elite Trainer box does a better job.

    By the way, does anyone know why they are making 180+ cards sets back to back now all of a sudden? Is that gonna be the new thing?
     
  4. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    ANOTHER Alolan Exeggutor? The GX Ultra Shiny booster box had also revealed one...
     
  5. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
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    So this set will focus on the KANTO region instead of UNOVA? [​IMG]
     
  6. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    Generally speaking, it WILL be better because the titular card of an expansion usually draws attention to the power level of the pokemon in said expansion.
     
  7. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    Not necessarily. Charizard is commonly on packs and boxes and they often seem amazing at first glance, but then turn out to be generally underwhelming.
     
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  8. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    Which expansions have Charizard on them?
     
  9. XCITE In the Shadow of Mew
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    dragon majesty, flashfire, burning shadows, ex fire red and leaf green, base set, evolutions
     
  10. kusa Aspiring Trainer
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    C'mon give me Hitmonchan & Hitmonlee tag team at least T______________T
     
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  11. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    In all of those sets, Charizard is a high HP, high attack power card. If Pikachu and Zekrom are a main Pokemon, chances are good that they are at least a decent card when compared to others in the set.
     
  12. XCITE In the Shadow of Mew
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    if zekrochu gx is a good/decent card compared to the rest of the set, we can all kiss team up goodbye regarding its competitive viability.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
  13. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    I'm not too sure about that. Zekrochu is an exceptional card when you look at all of its backup cards, which can add energy and reduce energy costs.
     
  14. XCITE In the Shadow of Mew
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    zekrochu is downright bad compared to most of the cards in dark order. while set mascots are often good cards, its not always true. Take crimson invasion, and sun and moon base set.
     
  15. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    Zekrochu+Thunder Mountain+Vikavolt+Zeraora GX+Choice Band= Not downright bad at all.
     
  16. XCITE In the Shadow of Mew
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    thunder mountain, while it does help, will only last for a short while. vikavolt is a stage 2 and you don't have a consistent way of setting it up(unlike rayquaza) and zeraora gx removes the good gx attack from zekrochu. While I think zekrochu would be a good tech in zeraora, I dont really see it as anything else, Mainly because of the 3 prize thing(and it is amazing tPCI found a way to balance one of their mechanics without killing it). downright bad is an exaggeration, but zekrochu isn't great either. Its definitely not going to get its own deck
     
  17. DragonFang101 Dragon Type Trainer and Enthusiast
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    While it is true that Vikavolt isn't a very consistent mechanism for energy accelerating, Thunder Mountain will help a LOT since you only need to play it on the turn that you will attack on. After that, your opponent can discard it with no detriment to your strategy. I think it definitely will get its own deck, but only time will tell.
     
  18. skabobbin Retired Trainer
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    Is it the artwork that you are saying is too busy, or mostly just how much text covers the picture? I feel like the artwork itself is lovely, but I'd agree there is a lot going on if you're referring to how much is hidden behind the attack text and such.
     
  19. TheRealBro.. Relax
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    Yeah mostly that. I don't like the GX-card lay out with a lot of text, bars and an ugly silver/black/silver outer line (in my opinion). Now that I know this art is actually drawn and looked at them closer the art is indeed pretty nice, but it's somewhat hard to fully appreciate for me because the card as a whole is just too busy.
     
  20. skabobbin Retired Trainer
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    I agree, I wish there was something they could do about the absurd amount of text that's now required for every GX, and seemingly more so for the tag team cards.