‘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. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    These things are actually going to give me nightmares :confused:
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    I don't think that Detective Pikachu will be a special set due to the fact that it has boosters in it. The subset must be reserved to Ultra Shiny like of thing.
     
  3. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I hope that isn't why they are putting Charizard and Greninja in the movie. Guess they have to tie the TCG into a spinoff I guess. Maybe we'll get some Ranger and Mystery Dungeon cards too?
     
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  4. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    I agree 100%. There's no better time to release the Shinies than this year.
     
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  5. Lord Charizard Aspiring Trainer
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    I will wait til we have some images, :/
     
  6. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Feels like the Double Crisis set in a way.
     
  7. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    I reckon these will come too along with a sticker album and 10,000 other collectable bits!
     
  8. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    I think also it does not literally mean a case file as having a folder or binder, its just calling the gx boxes this to tie into theme of the movie.
     
  9. JMT Some Broke Weeaboo
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    I can imagine this being a Double Crisis like set, where it's about 50-ish cards and the packs are only 5-7 cards each, possibly also containing an energy for 1 more card, since each pack has an energy from SM base onward.
     
  10. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  11. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.
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    I can't wait for the mewtwo & mew gx tag team,I'm so hyped!
     
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  12. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    This pretty much confirms charizard/flareon gx as well. All the popular pokemons are getting paired with a matching eeveelutions for maximum fan service
     
  13. AshCo さくうぴい?!
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    Oh man, just thinking about how good the art is going to be on these new ones makes me excited.
     
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  14. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope Mew gets seniority and is named first in its tag team!
     
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  15. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    SO HYPE FOR MEW&MEWTWO-GX AHHH

    Sucks that Mew didn't get his own GX but at least we're getting this finally lol

    But Charizard is already confirmed with Reshiram in Double Blaze lol
     
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  16. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    We’re gonna have the art from the movie, aren’t we?
    :D
     
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  17. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Im already lost, what sets follow between this sets?

    January - Night Unison
    February - ???
    March - ???
    April - ???
    May - Twin Miracle
     
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  18. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
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    Called this mew mewtwo tag team months ago
     
  19. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    February - (Nothing announced yet)
    March - Double Blaze
    April - GG End/Sky Legend
     
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  20. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    February will be Full Metal Wall.
     
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