Upcoming League Promos Feature Reprinted Trainers With Alternate Art!

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 attend a Pokemon League in February, you’ll receive a Field Blower. In March, it’ll be Enhanced Hammer. In April, it’ll be Max Potion.

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!

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  1. Belljacob48 Pack Gambler
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    Hopefully it isn’t. Has UB ever been out of rotation?
     
  2. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    I mentioned those TRs specifically because they were part of Tag Bolt, Japan's version of Team Up (excluding cards from GX Ultra Shiny and Dark Order), there's also the issue of those TR prints retaining the regulation marks as their original prints, something that's been done for a large amount of the recent Sun and Moon series promos (both here and in Japan).
    Not that I'm aware of, but as a lot of people already it won't hurt as badly as people think with the amount of search cards currently being printed
     
  3. SubApathy Team Rocket
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    *Rubs hands together maniacally...
     
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  4. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
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    Btw off topic but the Detective Pikachu promo boxes have been unveiled! Unsurprisingly they're containing Charizard and Greninja GX which the latter has the exact looking detail given as its recent tag team counterpart.
     
  5. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    So none of the newer cards get a promo. Oh well. I'm alright with this since I have to take a break from playing in the next few months haha. Hopefully it's just this set even though I do like the reprints (especially Field Blower).
     
  6. Zipplip Aspiring Trainer
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    But Nest Ball and DCE are both rotating.
     
  7. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
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    And gere i was wondering how they gonna bring those alternate art into english. I wondr if the stadium might be used as championships placing rewards
     
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  8. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again
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    ACEROLA THE AYATOLLAH OF ROGGENROLA
     
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  9. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    ...please don’t rotate Ultra Ball...
     
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  10. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    I love that Acerola art so much
     
  11. Elray Expanded Player
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    I left standard cause of VS Seeker rotating.
     
  12. I neeeeeeeeeeed that playmat
    attending 4 league cups won't hurt, right? especially because of the alt art ultra ball
     
  13. lele
     
  14. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    They're in that set as alternate art, not as full members of the set. Look at the Japanese card, it has an "A" next to it. Japanese legality is a little different from RoW, from what I understand, it's not purely based on set.
     
  15. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again
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    Maybe there should be more reporting for league related news. But what would it be about?... [​IMG]
     
  16. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    Will these be available for tcgo
     
  17. Machamp The Champion TCG Articles Head
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    Really excited for theses promos. Glad Pokemon is stepping things up.
     
  18. Wechselbalg *****
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    whoops, forgot about that, sorry - in that case, rip anyone who is not playing lightning, grass, psychic or dragon
     
  19. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    The League print of Field Blower is already up on the TCGO, so it stands to reason that the other League rewards will be available as well. The only unknowns are the League Challenge prizes and the League Cup Ultra Ball.

    EDIT: After checking Public Trades it seems no one actually has the card yet, so the code cards containing 'em will most likely be given out at around the same as the promo itself.
     
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  20. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
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    Isn't brooklet hill still in standard? Because wouldn't water/fighting be around the same as they are now.