‘Alter Genesis’ To Feature More Tag Team Trios and a New Tag Team Supporter!

We’ve received a scan of the official Alter Genesis preorder sheet! The sheets are sent to stores by Pokemon and always announce exciting facts about an upcoming set to encourage preorders.

Alter Genesis will feature another Tag Team card with three Pokemon — this time it’ll be Solgaleo & Lunala & Ultra Necrozma-GX! All three Pokemon share the Psychic-type, so their card will as well.

The set’s dummy booster pack showed Dialga, Palkia, Solgaleo, and Lunala. Since we’ve now learned that the Solgaleo and Lunala are referencing Solgaleo & Lunala & Ultra Necrozma-GX, it’s possible the Dialga and Palkia are referencing a Dragon-type Dialga & Palkia & Giratina-GX. This is just speculation, though.

The set will feature a first-of-its-kind Tag Team Supporter card! The Supporter will work like a Tag Team’s GX attack where you have a regular effect and then a stronger secondary effect if additional conditions are met.

The preorder sheet confirms a “Red & Green” Tag Team Supporter card will appear in the set, as you can see with the dummy image above.

It also states the set will feature many Legendary Pokemon from different games.

As posted before, Alter Genesis will release on September 6th and feature 95 cards (excluding secret rares). It’ll be the twelfth main Sun & Moon set — and likely the last one. Judging by the past few generations, a Sword & Shield set will probably drop in December.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations and Law T. for the news!


Update (1:30 AM): We just received the preorder sheet for High Class Pack 2019. It confirms our theory that the set will mostly contain reprinted cards. There will only be a few new cards and some new full art versions of Supporters and Items, as with The Best of XY.

These sell sheets always highlight the most exciting information about a set. This one doesn’t mention anything else, so the set probably won’t have any other special treatments (like shiny versions or alternate art reprints of Tag Team Pokemon).

As posted before, High Class Pack 2019 will feature 173 cards and release on October 4th. We suspect the set’s full name will be High Class Pack 2019: Tag All Stars based on trademark listings.

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  1. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    >Solgaleo and Lunala and Ultra Necrozma all on the same card

    Does that make sense within the series canon? (legitimately asking, as if it matters at all)
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    So Dream League has Solgaleo and Lunala on the pack art, makin the possibility of Solgaleo & Lunala TTGX, Remix Bout will get Solgaleo, Lunala & Ultra Necrozma TTGX but the difference is... possibly SHINY versions. This could be a possible way to introduce Shiny Cosmog in USUM, probably SwoShi. Currently, Cosmog is shiny-locke so does its evolutions. Necrozma also makes a great Shiny introduction.

    I assume the Red & Blue was the Battle Tree one.
     
  3. FlatR0KIT Aspiring Trainer
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    According to the new getting BIIIIG mechanism in the new Sword & Shield game,
    guess we can use those big ass jumbo cards in the new sets now lolll
     
  4. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    Red & Blue on a tag ''team'' card.. That's not how I remember the good old days when you actually had a rival
     
  5. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    It's implied (and outright shown in the anime) Necrozma can attain its Ultra form without absorbing Solgaleo and Lunala if it maintains a healthy diet of light. Plus Solgaleo and Lunala are actually just rare interdimensional Pokemon and not unique entities; Cosmog is basically Ultra Wurmple if you think about it.
     
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  6. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh darn here I was hoping for a tag team of four and they use the Tapu's....

    But it is a shame there won't be a tag team with the Legendary Beasts, Or Lugia and Ho-oh
     
    OVERGRO likes this.
  7. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    Well the sun and moon block will be coming to an end probably after December so they can't cram everything into like the last 3 sets. Can someone also tell weather black and white will be rotating after sun and moon ends or will it be 2020's rotation?
     
  8. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Does the supporter use your GX attack?!
     
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  9. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    I’d like to see the art on the Solgalunacrozma. I’d also like to see how much damage it does.
    The Tag Team supporter... will it have the [+] sign? Or something else? This is very interesting.
    Also, should it be a <>, because you’re only supposed to be able to use 1 GX attack in a game?
    I like these a lot, thank you.
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Nah, Black and White will never rotate.
    In all actuality, it looks like they’re gonna rotate all of BW and all of XY at the same time with the rate we’re going at.
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    I had initially guessed that they wouldn't re-use any of the old LEGEND combos on Tag Teams to keep things distinct. Then, this set was announced and kinda blew that theory away. I mean, it still might hold true if they go with Dialga Palkia & Giratina(Altered?) TTGX rather than just D&P... but that's unlikely given that Giratina-O already got TTGX treatment alongside Garchomp as the star of GG End.

    Good old LEGEND cards.
     
  12. Merovingian Time to get surreal!
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    Hot take on the "Tag Team Supporter":

    I'm all for new mechanics, but I can see the Tag Supporters going in two directions. And these effects can be looked at on a sliding scale. For this example, garbage effects could be on the far left side, and something game winning could be on the far right side:

    - Subpar X effect (far left), supremely difficult to complete Y condition. Uber secondary Z effect (far right)

    - Decent X effect (left, closer to the middle), easy to obtain Y condition. Better X effect (right, closer to the middle)

    I do not envy TCPi R&D in this one because I feel like these designs are going to look super exciting, but fall flat (1st example), or not be as exciting or innovative, but potentially overpowered (second example).

    The "Double trainers" look like the closest example we have to go off of (Puzzle of Time, Missing Clover, Custom Catcher, Power Spray, etc). And from that, we have seen that there's either crazy fun effects that will rarely, if ever, see play, or overpowered effects. I think Custom Catcher is probably the closest we have to balance at the moment and I hope that they have harnessed this.

    But at the same time, I'm looking at how neat the Prism Star mechanic was and I felt like they didn't tap into it as hard as they could have between type-specific stadiums, covering all the types for Prism Pokemon, and covering more of the antagonists (namely the RR bosses).

    At least with the Tag Supporters, there's less of an expectation as to what they could cover as far as card thematics. Seems more palatable.
     
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  13. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Blue is the new Green.

    "The preorder sheet confirms a “Red & Green” Tag Team Supporter card will appear in the set, as you can see with the dummy image above."
     
  14. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Well yeah, the girl is Blue in Japan so they're not going to have our names on their hype sheets. lol
     
  15. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah, August 2020 will only have sets from Team Up on and 3 SwSh sets.
     
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  16. Volkner123 Champion in training
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    The supporter card is an interesting idea. Although I think it’s gonna be ‘Red and Blue’ not ‘Red and Green’
    That’s what their called in the Let’s go games and in the game there is a completely different character named ‘Green’
     
  17. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Ooooh. I was unaware of that!
     
  18. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
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    could be like the z crystals