Japan’s First Gen 8 Sets: ‘Starter Set V Decks,’ ‘Sword & Shield,’ ‘V Uprising!’

We now have the first Gen 8 TCG news!

On November 29th, Japan will get several TCG products to promote Sword and Shield:

  • A pack of card sleeves featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble (720 yen)
  • A deck box featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble (362 yen)
  • A damage counter case featuring Zacian and Zamazenta (300 yen)
  • A set of “coin dice” featuring Pikachu (450 yen)
  • A set of Sword & Shield acrylic damage counters (550 yen)

On the same day, Japan will get five “Starter Set V” decks for 1,556 yen each. Each 60-card deck will focus on either Grass, Fire, Water, Lightning, or Fighting-type Pokemon.

We do not know who the decks will feature. But judging by the accessories that are releasing the same day, the first three will obviously focus on the Starter Pokemon, the Lightning one may focus on Pikachu, and perhaps the Fighting one will focus on Zacian and Zamazenta. This could be our first hint that the two are part Fighting-type.

A “Starter Set V5: Complete Battle Set” will also release on November 29th for 7,780 yen. It will contain all five decks and a card holder that lets you splay out the decks for selection.

On December 8th, Japan will get its first Sword and Shield sets: SW1W Sword and SW1H Shield. Like most new set blocks, the set is split in two. Each set will feature 60 cards each before secret rares.

Alongside the release of the set, Japan will also get…

  • A card storage box featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble (1,550 yen)
  • A carrying case featuring Zacian and Zamazenta (1,315 yen)
  • A binder featuring Zacian and Zamazenta (1,550 yen) (and also extra card pages)
  • A deck box featuring Zacian and Zamazenta (362 yen)
  • A pack of card sleeves featuring Zacian and Zamazenta (720 yen)
  • A “Premium Trainer Box” (pictured right) two days before the set releases, with 10 Sword packs, 10 Shield packs, a bunch of Trainers and Energy, and all the usual items like damage counters.

Following the release of the Sword and Shield set, a “Zacian and Zamazenta Box” will release on December 27th for 1,500 yen. The box will help support decks using Zacian V and Zamazenta V from Sword and Shield. It will come with four new promo cards, including ones featuring Zacian and Zamazenta.

And last for today — the first Sword & Shield subset will be named S1a V Rising and will release on February 7th, 2020. The set will contain 70 cards, excluding secret rares. Nothing else is known about the set at this time.

Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

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  1. MATTUSH Aspiring Trainer
    MATTUSH

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    Yay, Im looking forward to Sword and Shield TCG!
     
  2. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
    MilesEX

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    Interesting that Japan isn't getting a January set?

    What will our Feb set be made up of???
     
  3. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    Hopefully the new set will feature some form of Nest Ball, basic Pokeball and/or some other low-level search items.
    It's an absolute pain to build Standard decks for newbies using only Pokemon Fan Club and Pokemon Communication. It's like they're actively discouraging new players from playing Standard, unless they shell out money for GXs and a playset of Cherish Balls.
     
  4. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Zacian and Zamazenta was confirmed as a Fighting type?
     
  5. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

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    "This could be our first hint that the two are part Fighting-type."
    Nope, we still don't know!
     
  6. AshCo ZVARRI!
    AshCo

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    As suspected, sword and shield's TCG is going to be very structurally similar to Sun and Moon's. I just hope they improve on what it started. Less secret rare clutter. Cut the fat off the bone, as my old film teacher would say.
     
  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    The hype explosion over Hidden Fates right now has me only half-jokingly scared of PCL observing, saying "yes, we need more of that" and then we'll hit the point where every set has more secret rares than regular cards.
     
  8. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

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    I mean, one carries a sword and the other a shield, they’re based off knights, I kinda assumed they’d be. Not sure about the other types though. Coloration makes me think water, but that makes no sense. Probably steel.
     
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  9. SupStar Aspiring Trainer
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    Why does the pack art look 1000x better than the box art for the video games?... I may just print that out on some glossy paper and use it on my boxes instead >.>
     
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  10. lilmuku Aspiring Trainer
    lilmuku

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    I feel like the starters will have 80HP and do 40 damage for 3 energies
     
  11. Overheat Aspiring Trainer
    Overheat

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    They just wont reveal the starter pokemon's evolutions....come OOON that's all I want to see! I'm starting fire type regardless
     
  12. pokemon64 Semi-Ace Trainer
    pokemon64

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    It's way too early for starter evolutions
     
  13. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Eh, not really. The games come out in less than 3 months and the XY middle starter evos were revealed in September the year XY came out, so it could be any time now.
     
  14. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

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    x and y came out in like october
     
  15. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015
    P3DS

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    Likely Sword, Shield, and V rising (hopefully they keep the strengthening sets with the set they were made for.)
     
  16. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    Kinda late but I just thought of this: sure the Fighting type deck seems random, but if we're assuming the three starters, and Pikachu/Raichu for Lightning type, who else is a mascot-like character? Eevee - so maybe a Fighting/Ground/Rock Eeveelution? COULD BE
     
  17. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    One could be Rock and the other Fighting.