Pokemon Leagues will soon be awarding reprinted Trainer cards with alternate artwork! Each of the cards are “A” alternate art promos, so they’ll retain the same legality as their original prints. Each card will be printed as a reverse holo and will sport a Pokemon League stamp.
If you get top four in a League Challenge this quarter, you’ll earn an Acerola (with a 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, or 4th place stamp in the corner).
If you attend a League Cup this quarter, you’ll be given an Ultra Ball. The winner of each age division will also receive a playmat featuring Team Up‘s Gengar & Mimikyu-GX (artwork below).
In case you’re out of the loop, League Challenges are held monthly at Pokemon Leagues and any tournament organizer can run them. They are the first level of premiere event intended to get players interested in playing Pokemon tournaments. They always give out promo rewards and a small amount of Championship Points to top finishers.
League Cups are also held at Pokemon Leagues, but only happen once each quarter. They are supposed to be larger than League Challenges. They give out promo cards, a larger amount of Championship Points, and a playmat to top finishers in each age division.
All of the Trainers originate from recent Japanese sets, meaning they’ll be removed from our English sets (less clutter!). In Japan, the Trainers also kept the same legality as their original prints — the new prints did not reset their legality. The same holds true for our English cards.
Thanks goes to The Big Box for the images!