SM10 ‘Double Blaze,’ ‘GG End,’ and ‘Sky Legends’ Announced!

I’ve been working on my film for two years and finally delivered it last night after staying up for 36 hours straight! Ahh!!!

Three new sets are coming to Japan in March and April!

The tenth Sun & Moon era set, SM10 Double Blaze, will release in Japan on March 1st. It’ll feature 95 cards (excluding secret rares).

Charizard & Reshiram-GX will be a new Tag Team in the set if the booster pack artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita didn’t already give it away. A new “Charizard & Reshiram-GX Tag Team” deck box and card sleeves will release alongside the set.

Two mini-sets will then hit store shelves in April, making this the first time two sets are releasing within the same month. This is likely happening because Japan’s annual “Golden Week” starts April 29th. It’s a series of national holidays where people get time off work and spend more money. Pokemon is likely trying to capitalize on this, especially with the recent boom in the TCG’s popularity. In other words, this saturated release schedule is probably a one-time thing.

The first mini-set is named GG End and will release on April 5th, featuring 54 cards. The “GG” refers to Giratina and Garchomp (Gablias) and could also refer to the common term “good game.” It’s a Dragon-themed set. The booster pack features Garchomp and Giratina, so it’s almost certain we’ll get a Dragon-type Garchomp & Giratina-GX Tag Team card.

A new Sky Legends mini-set will release three weeks later on April 26th featuring Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. It too will feature 54 cards. No other details are known about the set. Wouldn’t it be cool if we get Tag Team cards of the birds like the original Articuno, Moltres, & Zapdos jumbo card?

In other news, March 1st will see the release of a new “Deck Build Box Tag Team GX.” It’ll feature ten packs of Double Blaze and 158 other cards, including Tapu Lele-GX, Cynthia, and Guzma. It’ll retail for 3,000 yen, or about $30. (Note that the image below is showing a dummy image of an older product, so if you noticed that Double Dragon Energy and VS Seeker on the box art, don’t get your hopes up!)

March 15th will see a box oriented toward families called a “Family Pokemon Card Game.” It’ll come with a large coin to make it easier for children to flip their coins, bands to wrap decks in, and it will probably include some decks too. It’ll cost 2,000 yen, or about $20.

 

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. elFacho Aspiring Trainer
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    So they are giving out Lele GXs in Japan? Awesome.
     
  2. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Aw yes another dragon themed set with Garchomp in some capacity. I like a ticket to hype train please.
     
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  3. Swampert Full Art Still waiting for a Swampert GX.
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    So does that mean we might still be getting an Unova set as our May set? Either way, it looks like Charizard has been eating a little too much lately...
     
  4. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    Unrelated but just for everyone in UK pokemon back in mcdonalds from mid january! Was in yesterday they just put up new happy meal VDU which advertises coming soon Pokemon, current theme is on till 19th Jan so nice treat in new year! Seems to be US toys as Dialga and Palkia can be seen in the teaser!!
     
  5. Pyukumuku BARF
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    nice clickbait
     
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  6. Iceleader Aspiring Trainer
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    Misleading caption is misleading. I was ready to break out a turtonator deck...
     
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  7. Pokemon is actually going somewhere with their TCG products. I couldn't be any more proud than I am right now. The Pokemon TCG is no longer one of those geek-oriented, Magic The Gathering fads that a few people play. It's coming into its own as a pastime and hobby for families and people of all ages. Prompts and kudos, Pokemon.
     
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  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    What I can say is Japan is milking sets today making English sets a lot bigger and harder to complete
     
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  9. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah but that means more cards to play with and that's always super exciting.
     
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  10. Pyukumuku BARF
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    it also means more broken cards like buzzwole for you to have to tech against in your already tight zoroark deck
     
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  11. K_la Aspiring Trainer
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    Pyukumuku, seriously. It's an exceptionally balanced format in standard. No cards are broken in my opinion. I'm loving the plethora of strong decks and diverse competition.
     
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  12. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    I don't do clickbait, ever. The official product image above shows DDE and when I first posted I didn't realize it's actually a dummy image of an old product. I corrected the story minutes after posting but forgot to remove the caption. (It's gone now!)
     
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  13. Pyukumuku BARF
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    Oh ok thats fine then
     
  14. Pyukumuku BARF
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    I'm sorry.

    It means there's a chance of a new meta defining broken card

    however, i don't like that they are giving bands and a larger coin in that box.

    Just give them the same deckboxes that the theme decks are packed in and a rolling dice
     
  15. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    :rolleyes:
    "I'll run a deck without GX, Malamar, Shrine, and Weavile!"
    *2 seconds of getting pummeled later*
    :confused:
     
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  16. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Fairies will say GG to the GG End tag team.
     
  17. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    But the second mini set is basically like an early May mini set? I mean there will be another mini set more in May ( 3 in total between SM10 and SM11)? or just GG End and Sky Legends?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
  18. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Congrats and Good Luck on your film :)
     
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  19. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    Charizard needs to hit the gym.

    And bands to hold the deck together? I remember those days when I used to hold my decks together with a rubber band (or at least attempt to)... good days.
     
  20. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    I think it's Pokémon GO that did the trick. A few years ago I'd get laughed at for playing a "kid's game", but now it's cool to play Pokémon.
     
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