‘Alter Genesis’ Booster Pack, Booster Box Images!

Creatures has not publicly revealed SM12 Alter Genesis yet, but we already have images of its booster pack, booster box, deck box, and card sleeves!

 

As you can see on the booster box, the set will feature Black Kyurem, Cosmoem, and Mawile. In the background of Mawile’s artwork you can also see Mega Lopunny and Clefairy Jigglypuff. Mega Lopunny never received a Mega Evolution card during the XY era, so at least it’s getting a cameo now.

A Dragon-type Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX was already revealed, featuring Arceus with its Draco Plate. The same Dragon-type Arceus is seen above: a purple mandala that would normally be gold and green-colored highlights that would normally be gray.

Alter Genesis will release on September 6th and feature 95 cards (excluding secret rares). It’ll be the last main Sun & Moon set. It will feature Legendary Pokemon from multiple generations. It will also be the first set to feature a TAG TEAM Supporter card: Red & Green. It will become part of our Cosmic Eclipse set on November 1st.

Only two cards have been revealed so far:

Togepi & Cleffa & Igglybuff-GX – Fairy – HP240
Basic Pokemon (Tag Team)

[Y][Y][C] Rolling Panic: 120+ damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 30 more damage for each heads.

[Y][Y]+ Supreme Puff GX: Take another turn after this one. (Skip the between-turns step.) If this Pokemon has at least 14 extra [Y] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), your opponent shuffles all of their Benched Pokemon and all cards attached to them into their deck. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Tag Team is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 2


Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX – Dragon – HP280
Basic Pokemon (Tag Team)

[W][M][C] Ultimate Ray: 150 damage. Search your deck for up to 3 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[M]+ Altered Creation GX: For the rest of this game, your Pokemon attacks do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance). If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra [W] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), when your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Knocked Out by damage from those attacks, take 1 more Prize card. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Tag Team is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

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

Update: The official Japanese Pokemon TCG website has officially revealed the set.

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  1. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
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    That's way nice. I wonder if it's worth building a deck around though considering the format is ttgx heavy, and either way it still takes 2 ttgx ko's to win anyways.
     
  2. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    My hopes for the final few Tag Teams:

    Mega Lopunny and Mega Pidgeot
    Jolteon and Electivire
    Flareon and Magmortar
    Vaporeon and Lapras
    Leafeon and Virizion
    Glaceon and Kyurem

    IMO These are ones we absolutely need in terms of the patterns of Tag Teams.
     
  3. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    If Tag Teams don't go past Alter Genesis (and IMO there's a very good chance of that being the case), there's only two more TTGXs to be revealed in general. lol
     
  4. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
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    i actually kinda like it
     
  5. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  6. AshCo Payne-ful
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    I like this. I still play Buzzwole from time to time on PTCGO, despite the deck being dead basically, but this could be a good tool in it.

    (I do wish these and the Ultra Beast cards themselves still had red borders though, Kinda feels like a missed opportunity.)
     
  7. Ecko9i6 Aspiring Trainer
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    Ooooo this is interesting. Blacephalon will have an easier time hitting the numbers it needs on Reshizard
     
  8. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
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    Actually really really good. Even just +10 after 1 prize can make all the difference. An instant card to put in any Ultra Beast deck.
     
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  9. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    don’t know how relavent this really is, a lot of beasts want your opponent to have less than 5 prizes left to begin with, but buzzwole is the only beast coming to mind for me, this takes max sledge hammer from 140 to 160, and I would say yay you ohko dedene, but you hit for weakness on dedene anyway. Don’t know why they would make dojo not count for beasts and then print this card though.
     
  10. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    Yay, more cards that make taking prizes OP.
     
  11. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    As if Ultra Beasts needed EVEN more help.

    They had a good track record with stuff like Dojo not helping ultra beasts, but wow, this is better than Choice Band for the late game - you will be making 30, then 40, then 50 extra damage. It certainly won't be a 4-of in decks like Blacephalon, Beast Box and Zapbeasts, but at least 2 copies will help those decks.

    I wonder how it interacts with their GX attacks though - does Celeestela GX attack make it so you do 60 since you make the GX for a boost up to 110? Does Naganadel GX attack count as 3 prizes taken? Does Blacephalon GX count as 1?
     
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  12. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
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    Blacephalon's GX does not count as taking a prize. Naganadel's GX does not add or subtract from the amount of prizes taken.

    Example: My opponent takes 5 prizes. I Nag GX them. He takes 2 more prizes. He has taken 7 prizes even though 2 additional cards were placed down as prizes. Beastite would add 70 damage. Attacks that do ??x for every prize card taken would do ?? x 7.
     
  13. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    Dude, this SAVES blacephalon. It Can up damage to things like 100 per energy, which is HUGE!!
     
  14. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Beastite - This helps a lot of UB decks! In a Beast Ring range, free Choice Band or Muscle Band. Blacephalon decks do dump lesser energies in the Lost Zone just to KO TTGXs. 4 energy + Beast Energy + Beast Ring range (3-4 prizes remaining, well. 3 is the exact number you've expect), KO Reshizard, KO MooMoo. 5 Geodudes. The Q is.. are we keeping UBs in SwSh era?
     
  15. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm guessing that for so long as ultra beast cards get printed they will be tagged as "Ultra Beast" for the purpose of play and backwards compatibility even if more support for them doesn't get printed. New ultra beasts years down the road could be busted in expanded with the support that exists for them.
     
  16. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
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    Maybe because red borders were already used for Team Flare cards??
     
  17. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Simple, effective, I'm a fan. Can't wait to play this in Blacephalon.
     
  18. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
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    Great, Can we make Colorless pokemon good again? Creatures needs to stop making cards that support ALREADY good types. fudge this Tool.
     
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  19. AshCo Payne-ful
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    Only the two of them though. I just kinda think it'd have been cool if the UB type cards got the same treatment the Plasma mechanic did. That was a really cool little aesthetic nod back then. It's not a huge deal or anything though, I still like the consistent backgrounds the RA GXs have, along with the swooshy texturing for the full arts.
     
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  20. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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