‘Unified Minds,’ August’s SM11 Set!

Unified Minds is the name of our SM11 set! It will release in America, Europe, and elsewhere on August 2nd.

According to the set description, it will feature Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX, Mew & Mewtwo-GX, Espeon & Deoxys-GX, Umbreon & Darkrai-GX, and Garchomp & Giratina-GX.

Out of those, only Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX was unknown until now. It will probably come from Sky Legend since Rowlet flies and Alolan Exeggutor is up in the air.

By extension, Unified Minds should also feature Raichu & Alolan Raichu-GX, Heatran-GX, Mawile-GX, and (probably) Articuno, Zapdos, & Moltres-GX.

There will be eight Tag Team cards, nine additional Pokemon-GX, more than 25 Trainer cards, and two new Special Energy cards. There are no new Special Energy in Japan yet, so they’ll come from an upcoming Japanese set.

The set will yet again break the record for the largest English set ever, with “over 230 cards.” Lost Thunder featured “over 210 cards” in its set description but 236 cards after secret rares. This means Unified Minds will likely breach 250 cards with its secret rares.

The set’s Elite Trainer Box will feature Mew and Mewtwo.

Unified Minds will be a combination of SM10a GG End (released April 5th in Japan, 69 cards), SM10b Sky Legend (releasing April 26th, will feature 54+ cards), SM11 Miracle Twins (releasing May 31st, 94+ cards), and two upcoming Japanese starter decks (releasing May 31st).

This may be our penultimate Sun & Moon set. We’ll likely get our last English set in November. Then Japan will probably release their first Sword & Shield set in December, which we would get in February. This is assuming the release pattern stays the same as past generations.

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  1. Serperior 0/500
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    They gonna need to put Birds-GX in like size four font if they wanna fit that name up top
     
  2. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    Sounds fun, I'm excited to see some of the new TTGXs that have yet to be announced.


    These sets getting larger and larger though do bring something up for me though-I do hope though that Sword and Shield sets don't have these obscene amounts of cards in them. Less set filler please, we really don't need stupid things like Full Art items and Rainbows that just completely blow up a set's size.
     
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  3. Panzerolas Aspiring Trainer
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    and another set with 200 plus cards, PTC is getting serious on this avalanche of cards
     
  4. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Nine Pokémon GX in the set, so probably we will get Starmie-Gx and Onix-GX, as well the cards from the Battle Decks.
    If no, they will either release those cards in a mini set like Shining Legends, or we'll never get them.
     
  5. Toxicolofett00 Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope rowlet and alolan exeggutor gx is good
     
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  6. CardPone Release the hounds!
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    They may also do three GXes with two of the legendary birds each, kinda like they did in Unleashed for the legendary beasts.
     
  7. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    250 cards? The numbers are starting to reach some crazy levels now haha, I like it!
     
  8. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    The mini thumbnail picture made me think it was gonna be mewtwo/jynx tag team for some reason
     
  9. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    TPC: What’s that? Keep those unnecessary rarities AND add even more? And start pumping out two sets each month to really make sets bloated overseas? You got it!!
     
  10. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    Not a big fan of the 200+ card sets and how they lead to card price volatility. Getting a specific card becomes highly improbable via buying boosters, so the fallback becomes buying it on TCGPlayer, which is perfectly fine by itself. But if that card is popular in the Meta, the card instantly becomes expensive (Supply and Demand 101.) Ahem, Jirachi.

    Fairie Alolan Ninetales GX is a pointed example - the Full Art shot up to $40+ within weeks of release ... only to crash to $20 (as of now, and dropping) as Jirachi in the very next set mostly replaced FAN GX in the Meta. The regular GX also has volatile numbers.

    Two bad results with the 200+ card sets:
    1. paying $40 for any card, or anything more than $20. Some of us have kids, who like to play Rayquaza and CakePop - Argh.
    2. paying that much (or trading) for a card that plummets in price a few months later when the next set comes out.
     
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  11. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire
    Merovingian

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    Oh, now I can complete the sentence.

    “So far, Unified Minds looks like the Crimson Invasion if recent sets.”


    There, I feel better.
     
  12. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
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    Has anyone noticed that the only 3 lightning type Pokémon with a special card in Sun and Moon excluding gen 1 or legendaries are Vikavolt, Ampharos, and Dedenne. I mean that worse than XY which had 7 (actually a high amount considering how bad lighting types were back then) I mean, they should at least make one Lightning type TTGX that doesn’t have Pikachu or Raichu in it
     
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  13. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    17 GX cards? That’s gonna be expensive to get em all
     
  14. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    Also, 250 cards? Why is TPCi so greedy? Can’t they put some of these cards in special promo boxes?
     
  15. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh my, so much here

    I hope the mew/mewtwo artwork on the FA is incredible
    I hope the etb sleeves artwork is amazing and dice are a cool color
    I hope they are on a packart so that they make them into a playmat

    Don’t disappoint tpci!
     
  16. boyishgoodlooks Aspiring Trainer
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    It is getting out of hand, how many of the 200+ cards every get played? There is way too much bulk in these sets. I hope bulk rates go up because it won’t be long before me get a 300 card set. Better grab some more pages for the binder.
     
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  17. du_megaman Aspiring Trainer
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    What is this, MTG? Yugioh? so many cards!
     
  18. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    "Excluding Gen 1 or legendaries" ... well it's not exactly hard to say there's no results when there's such restricting parameters. Other than one of the Oricorio forms and Togedemaru, Vikavolt is the only new Electric Pokemon in Gen 7 when you discard Tapu Koko and Xurkitree for being "legendaries" and Alolan Raichu and Alolan Golem for being "Gen 1," otherwise 5/7 of the new Electric Pokemon in SM actually did get GX cards.

    Electric isn't a very big type to begin with and Gen 1 and Legendaries are a big chunk of what we do have regardless of the TCG, not to mention "Pikachu-derived rodents" is also a group of its own.
     
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  19. Gwen Aspiring Trainer
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    Deoxys finally getting some ultra-rare love <3
     
  20. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Anyway it's kind of sad that the English TCG is making every new set a race to be the biggest ever, but I've sort of given up fighting it at this point because they're going to keep making these gigantic sets as long as people keep buying them, and it's still not at the point where my annoyance toward these huge sets outweighs not collecting at all, so...

    It's really not a matter of "filler" being the problem either IMO. Who cares if there's 2 or 200 common and uncommon cards in a set? All of them are going to end up being worth pennies (except some of the Trainers if they're meta staples). It's the 5 different tiers of chase card levels (GX, Full Art, Rainbow, some of the tag teams now get alt artwork, etc) that suck and make me hate the Gen 7 TCG. But the thing is, those clearly are not "filler" from TPCi's point of view because they're appeasing to players who want to play their meta cards with blinged out varieties. (And presumably collectors too but I've not seen many collectors happy about the direction this hobby has gone in the last 3 years.)
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019