‘Team Up’ Prerelease Promos!

The prerelease promos for Team Up will be Nidoqueen, Charizard, Zapdos, and Jirachi!

Each of them features alternate artwork not yet seen in Japan. Thanks goes to PokeC and The Big Box for taking the photo for us!

Jirachi – Metal – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Wishing Star
If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, you may use this Ability. Once during your turn (before your attack), you may look at the top 5 cards of your deck. Choose 1 Trainer card you find there, reveal it and put it into your hand. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck. This Pokemon is now Asleep.

[M][C] Slap: 30 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1

Nidoqueen – Psychic – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Nidorina

Ability: Mother Call
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Pokemon (except Pokemon-GX and Pokemon-EX), reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C][C] Power Lariat: 10+ damage. This attack does 50 more damage for each Evolution Pokemon on your Bench.

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

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

Zapdos – Lightning – HP110
Basic Pokemon

[L] Assault Thunder: 10+ damage. If this Pokemon became your Active Pokemon this turn, this attack does 70 more damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2

Team Up prereleases will take place January 19th through 27th. You can find one near you by using the event locator on Pokemon.com.

The set will hit store shelves on February 1st.

Its product images and Elite Trainer Box were previously posted here.

Team Up will include cards from Tag Bolt, Dark Order, and a few cards from GX Ultra Shiny.

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  1. NeedleKingSR Night March is overrated


    That Zapdos is the new best prerelease promo.
  2. Pokefam 300 something/400


  3. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    What cards are in the evopacks
  4. Braiden1235 Aspiring Trainer


    Well I guess they wanted us to have another 100$ charizard?
  5. TJKamper Aspiring Trainer


    This is great!! So happy nidoqueen got one too!
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  6. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer


    They're definitely out to please, all the promos are very good.

    Can't believe they were revealed through a leak though. I suspect the set list will be leaked within a few days...
  7. Brian Kent Aspiring Trainer
    Brian Kent


    This is great! Thanks so much for the post! Been really excited for the pre-releases coming up and was wondering what the promos are going to be! The heads up is definitely appreciated!
  8. George Plays 4 Ultra Ball in Every Deck


    Oh my gosh thank goodness!
  9. TJKamper Aspiring Trainer


    Charizard and nidoqueen may be the best to get competetively for the pre release. Although Jirachi and Zapdos will be great in decks, they may not be as competitive in the actual pre release tournaments. Either way whoever pulls pikachu and zekrom gx at the pre release will win lol.
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  10. TheAquaPiplup I have been playing Glaceon-GX for way too long


    They only showed the staff promos so they didn't open a prerelease box
    Probably the pokemons pre evolutions and a random set out of 3 or 4 random sets of predetermined cards
  11. srsrox Aspiring Trainer


    I can guarantee you the most expensive one later on will be the Charizard... because it's Charizard and it's a promo.
  12. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun


    My prediction for my experience at the prerelease:
    I will go wanting a jirachi.
    I will get the nidoqueen.
    I will say screw this and then build a good deck.
    I will do good and get lots of prize packs.
    I will get nothing from the packs.
    The person next to me will pull a super awesome great card (of greatness).
    I will be sad.
  13. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks


    Awwww yes! All these promos are great choices! While Nidoqueen is the least preferred she can still be in some rogue decks, while the others are either excellent rogue choices (Charizard) or have been extremely meta-relevant in Japan (Jirachi / Zapdos). Only makes me want to come to pre-release even more.
  14. Alex Leblanc Aspiring Trainer
    Alex Leblanc


    Omg these are crazy good promos to be honest, 2 are meta, 2 are rogue, and one is Charizard. they will all set you back some money ro pick up though...
  15. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


  16. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann


    Oh wow all 4 of them are really playable. But I'd still want to get the Charizard first.
  17. Yoyo Chen Aspiring Trainer
    Yoyo Chen

    Advanced Member Member

    Love the artwork of charizard =)
  18. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11


    I want either zapdos or jirachi at prerelease
  19. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer


    There’s another unreasonably pricey Zard
  20. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11


    Blastoise, nidoking, moltres and articuno are jealous
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