New Full Art Promos Coming to Japan!

Starting October 4th, players who win first place in Japan’s League Challenge tournaments will receive a promo booster pack with one of several promo cards, including new full art versions of Acerola, Guzma, and Lillie. Each tournament will feature eight players.

Those who participate in the tournaments will also receive a new alternate art version of Hau.

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  1. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer


    I love Lillie and Guzma, but....really???? MORE full arts? Forget that Hapu didn't get a full art but MANIAC of all characters did, here's more Lillies. fudge off.
  2. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer


    I love that Lillie artwork. Can't wait to pick up one for my collection, though it's not going to be an especially playable card anymore come Sword & Shield.
  3. Wechselbalg "okey"


    It only took 2 years to get a good FA Guzma.
  4. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer


    I dunno where you've been the last two years then.
  5. Wechselbalg "okey"


    The first one was cropped in a very awkward way and the character looked way too flat despite the perspective the illustrator was going for. The background consisted of random splashes of paint.

    The second one looked slightly better but didn't have the personality usually associated with Guzma.

    This third version is clearly superior to both of them: full body illustration in a perspective that actually looks good on a playing card and suits the character. The colorful background makes Guzma pop out due to him mostly wearing black and white and the style goes with the Team Skull and "hip-hop misfits" theme. The picture also features his signature pokemon which is drawn in a way that blends well with the rest of the patterns in the background. The direction the patterns follow also flow with the perspective the character is depicted in and further enhances the "pop out" effect.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
  6. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB


    Probably won't even get these in English, they're running out of time to get SM stuff out as it is. RIP
  7. AshCo さくうぴい?!


    I'm betting it's gonna be a big Premium Trainer's Sun and Moon box coming next year, along with all those SR's from SM12a. At least that's the only conclusion I can come up with, basing it off past history.
  8. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    Fun fact: this is the first time in a Guzma FA that we don't have to look at his crotch or butt.
  9. autogatos Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Personally I love the original FA. The values in this new one are kinda all over the place so he blends into the background more. There’s more contrast between him and the bg in the first one because of the lighter/cooler toned background.

    Not saying one is objectively better than the other, taste is subjective. I just prefer the style of the first one, personally.