‘Team Up’ Booster Packs, Theme Decks, Promos!

We’ve received the first images of SM9 Team Up‘s products, including the booster packs, theme decks, and promo blisters!

The booster packs feature Mitsuhiro Arita artwork of Venusaur & Celebi-GX, Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, Gengar & Mimikyu-GX, and Eevee & Snorlax-GX.

The theme decks will feature Charizard and Blastoise:

Charizard – Fire – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Charmeleon

Ability: Addicting Drive
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may put 2 damage counters on this Pokemon. If you do, search your deck for up to 2 [R] Energy cards and attach them to this Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck.

[R][R] Continuous Blaze Ball: 30+ damage. Discard all [R] Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 50 more damage for each card you discarded in this way.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Blastoise – Water – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Wartortle

Ability: Power Squall
Once your during turn (before your attack), you may look at the top 6 cards of your deck. Choose as many [W] Energy cards you find there as you like and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle the other cards back into your deck.

[W][W][W] Hydro Tackle: 150 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

The three-pack promo blisters will feature Deoxys and Ultra Necrozma, both of which were Gym promos in Japan:

Deoxys – Psychic – HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Suction
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may move an Energy from 1 of your Pokemon to 1 of your Deoxys.

[P][P][C] Psycho Boost: 100 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon’s Psycho Boost’s base damage is 50.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Ultra Necrozma – Dragon – HP130
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

[P][P][M][M] Shining Burst: 100+ damage. If together both players have 6 or less Prize cards remaining, discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon. If you do, this attack does 100 more damage.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

And finally, the one-pack blisters will feature Pikachu and Mimikyu from the “It’s Mimikyu Campaign Card Box Set.”

Mimikyu – Fairy – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[Y] Mimic: Shuffle your hand into your deck. Then, draw a number of cards equal to the number of cards in your opponent’s hand.

[Y][C] Play Rough: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Pikachu – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Nuzzle: Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

[L][C] Thunder Jolt: 30 damage. This Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Metal (-20)
Retreat: 1

Team Up is our February set. It will include be comprised of the cards from October’s Dark Order, some new cards from November’s GX Ultra Shiny, and of course December’s SM9 Tag Bolt set.

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  1. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar


    What is this--10 years ago? We're allowed to have hand-drawn pack art again? Finally!
    (Yes, I know we've had hand-drawn artwork as recently as the ORAS era. It just feels like it's been forever.)

    Despite all the Stage 2 nay-saying when Charizard and Blastoise were revealed, that's really neat that they're the theme decks for the set. They definitely have potential. Also, not very interested in the 3 pack promos, but hello, single pack promos! The artwork is too adorable. I'll definitely get both of those.
  2. JimiCobain27 Aspiring Trainer


    That Ultra Necrozma promo is an absolute game changer, definitely gonna need at least one in every deck, I've never seen a more useful card in my whole life.
    FourteenAlmonds likes this.
  3. Expedition also had two non-holo Charizard prints that weren't theme deck exclusives.

    Same deal with Blastoise plus more before now. Just be glad at least there will be a shattered holo version.
  4. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer


    Awwww nuzzle pikachu isn't 70hp
  5. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer


    So Pachirisu/Raichu-GX has a chance at being a thing again after all...
  6. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann


    Charizard is in the theme deck? Guess I'll buy a theme deck for once again.
  7. DKQuagmire Who else but Quagsire?


    A nuzzle pikachu promo!!! OMG Pachirisu snuggly generator is playable again in standard!
    I'll take 4 please!
  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
    Water Pokémon Master

    Webmaster News Head Activities Head Elite Member Advanced Member Member

  9. This'll be a great set for collectors.
    TheAquaPiplup and Hawlucha22 like this.
  10. TinyCubinator Aspiring Trainer


    Those energy look awesome
    TheAquaPiplup likes this.
  11. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    omg, i must have that energy
    TheAquaPiplup likes this.
  12. Bournopolis Aspiring Trainer


    The energy look cool, but I really like the look of the dice.
    Jake P, TheAquaPiplup and Lord Goomy like this.
  13. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    I wonder if the new energy will be in each booster pack too?
  14. Newwaverap Aspiring Trainer


    Ok so it's confirmed, no caveat for the mechanic. Just put them in a deck and go huh? Ok, if you say so. Let's see how Japan does with this first, this may be a whole new meta come February.
  15. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    I don’t really like these new energy. I liked the SUM ones better because they were simplistic: the symbol and the background. Plus, with the sheer number of details, it just kind of feels like too much.
    On the other hand, what will the secret rares look like?
    Serperior and Wechselbalg like this.
  16. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun


  17. AshCo さくうぴい?!


    Glad we're getting this new energy type, I'd rather have it be a little different after having hundreds of the basic Sun and Moon kind we've been getting for two years.

    Also, those are some SOLID dice. I'm loving everything about this ETB's design choices.
  18. Tytus Expanded Best Format


    When will they ever give us good energy like the ones from the HGSS series. I personally loved those because it looked like somebody thought about what they where putting on the card instead of just slapping an energy symbol on it.
  19. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer


    I still want to keep trying to find a good pairing with Arceus, though!

    Bidoof of course!
  20. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
    professor layton


    Arceus + Mew seems most reasonable pair honestly