‘Detective Pikachu’ TCG Products Announced for Spring!

TPCi will be releasing at least six TCG products to tie in to the release of May 10th’s Detective Pikachu movie!

Each product will contain Pokemon TCG: Detective Pikachu booster packs. Theoretically this means it will be a special set like Generations, Shining Legends, Dragon Majesty, etc. What cards the set will contain is currently unknown. We’ll be on the case, though!

Case Files

March 29th will see the release of a “Detective Pikachu Case File” and a “Detective Pikachu Special Case File.” These will be released about six weeks ahead of the film.

The first will come with two Pokemon TCG: Detective Pikachu booster packs, a booster pack from a regular set, one holo promo card, one coin, and a PTCGO code card.

The special version will come with the above plus a 4-pocket binder.

I’m not yet sure what form these products come in — maybe an A4 folder since it’s a “case file?” Though I don’t think one of those mini-binders fits into a folder, assuming it’s the same kind of mini-binder we’ve seen before.

Character Case Files

The second set of products are three “Character Case Files,” also releasing on March 29th. They are named the “Detective Pikachu Character GX Case File,” the “Detective Pikachu Charizard-GX Case File,” and the “Detective Pikachu Greninja-GX Case File.”

Each will contain four Detective Pikachu booster packs, a GX promo card, a jumbo version of that card, two Pokemon TCG booster packs from regular sets, and a PTCGO code card.

The Greninja file is listed as containing one extra Detective Pikachu booster pack and a pin. This means it will be a larger version of the other two.

The Charizard and Greninja files will obviously come with Charizard-GX and Greninja-GX (likely alternate art reprints), but the first case file’s GX card is purposefully unstated. This is probably because it features a special character from the movie that they don’t want us to know about right now. We know from the movie’s Japanese comic description that Mewtwo and Mew are part of the movie, and Mewtwo is in the original game, so maybe it’s Mewtwo-GX? Because, you know, the TCG loves to feature Mewtwo, Charizard, Darkrai, etc.

Collector’s Tin

A Detective Pikachu Collector’s Chest Tin will hit store shelves on May 3rd, a week before the movie is released.

The contents will be a bit different than usual collector’s tins. It will come with seven Detective Pikachu booster packs, two packs from regular sets, a special collector’s pin, a notepad, a set of stickers, and a PTCGO code card.

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  1. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer


    Where is the TCG going? lol Will these cards even be playable?
  2. FacepalmMaster 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9


    this is really strange though, i wonder if the cards will be legal for tournaments
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  3. arulz THE SEEKER


    Would be pretty awesome if the cards had hyper realistic art!!!
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  4. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Well, looks like I’m not going to be buying any of these...
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  5. Rooie Aspiring Trainer


    I want a Detective Pikachu card with this art.

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  6. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    Not sure what to think about these...
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  7. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


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

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    They've revealed Mr. Mime is in the movie, so there wouldn't be any reason to hide it if it were the third GX. :p
  9. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer


    Is this for International or Japan? 21 bucks for all those boosters cant be US prices
  10. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

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    They're European prices converted to US prices. I've removed them from the story now since they'll probably be marked up anyway.
  11. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon


    Oh boy!!! we get another mini set! and it probably will have digital artwork almost ripped straight from the game!
  12. CxEriK Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    booster packs? So it's a expansion like shining legends? oh my money
  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Well who WOULDN’T want to hide THAT?
  14. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    The special tin has a code card for PTCGO, so they will most likely be tournament legal.

    Considering how we are going to be getting these cards, and that they're promotional tie-ins for a movie; chances are most (if not all) of these cards are going to have zero playability when it comes to the competitive aspect. They will probably be visually bright, or flashy, or pleasing to entice people to buy them. Forsaking playability in the name of visual appeal, I guess.
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  15. So that's what this was. A setup.
  16. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer


    So is this gonna be a special set like dragon majesty?
  17. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun


    At tournaments, you just see someone lecture and then put down 3 of these: [​IMG]


    Could possibly just be Topps-style cards? I remember collecting them for the Mewtwo movie back in 98 or 99.
  19. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof


    I think the mystery GX will be Mewtwo.
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  20. TincanRiolu Can’t afford Leles :l


    Frankly, I'm not even surprised...