August’s English Set: ‘Darkness Ablaze,’ Plus Two New Types of Products!

The name of our next English set will be Darkness Ablaze!

As its name suggests, the set will be based on Eruption Walker featuring Centiskorch VMAX and Japan’s upcoming set World Down featuring Eternatus VMAX. (The set was recently renamed to Infinity Zone due to coronavirus.) We should also see the cards from Japan’s Charizard VMAX and Grimmsnarl VMAX decks.

Darkess Ablaze will release on August 14th. This is one week later than usual for a set release. This would have lined up with the dates of Worlds 2020, so it’s unknown if all our August sets will do so in the future so they somehow tie into the event. Or perhaps TPCi is moving set releases to the second week of the month from now on. We’re not sure yet!

Along with the set name, two new types of set products were revealed.

A “Darkness Ablaze Premium Checklane Blister Pack” will retail for about a dollar more than a regular checklane blister. Checklane blisters always come with one booster pack, a promo card, and a coin (pictured right). We’re not sure how the “premium” version will differ, but it will obviously come with an extra goodie like a pin or promo.

There will also be a new “Darkness Ablaze 2-Pack Blister.” It will obviously come with two booster packs and other goodies or promos. For some reason, preliminary listings show it’s a little cheaper than the $3.99 it costs for one of the set mini-albums with a booster pack. But this doesn’t make sense, as the price would be far too cheap for two booster packs (not to mention it will obviously come with extra goodies). So we’re not sure what’s going on with this product yet.

As usual, Darkness Ablaze will also see the release of a 3-pack blister, a 1-pack checklane blister, theme decks, an Elite Trainer Box, and a mini-album with a booster pack.

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  1. Necrozma Aspiring Trainer
    Necrozma

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    I want eternities vmax
     
  2. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder why this set will be released one week late...

    Maybe it's because as soon as it becomes tourney-legal, if last year's rotation week is any hint, maybe they want the number of Standard-tourney-legal sets at the start of the P!P regional season to equal to a more manageable nine, and as the season goes on, go as high as 12, and when the 13th tourney-legal set would have joined if not for the rotation, they will disconnect the older four by means of rotation to make it a more manageable nine once more...

    Anyway, Charizard VMAX for me!
     
  3. Pokécario Aspiring Trainer
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    At my Walmart I did see a premium blister for Rebel Clash which came with a holographic obstagoon from sword and shield base set along with a galarian Zigzagoon, Linoone and a coin
     
  4. Serperior 464/500
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    Yay more Darkness-type-specific product /s
     
  5. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    But Serp, this isn't Darkness, this is Poison! /s
     
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  6. TheWicky Random and evil: first one, then the other
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    Was it confirmed whether or not Dragon types were discontinued along with Fairy types? No dragon type cards were printed in the last two sets, and I get the sense from the advertising that Eternatus is gonna be a Darkness card...
    Really, it would probably work out since all the new Dragon mons are dual typed and could fit in to another card type category
     
  7. Clam Almost decent
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    the 2 pack blister is probably gonna have those 3 card packs you can find at the dollar tree and some other goodies
     
  8. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
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    ETERNATUS!!!!!!
     
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  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Once the setlist of Infinity Zone comes out and the total no. Of V/VMAX, I will prove that Charizard VMAX will be on that set.
    EDIT: Well possibly it is.
    Srsly, Charizard and Hydreigon are promising cards.
     
  10. ADP Big Rat 212/???
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    Yes it was confirmed in a Japanese interview that Dragons were discontinued with Fairies. Although why TPCI didn't make an announcement I have no idea. It makes it weird for pure Dragons like Druddigon or Haxorus, but I can only assume they'd go back to Colorless.
     
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  11. AshCo さくうぴい?!
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    It only JUST dawned on me that Eternatus is going to be a dark-type card. I'm so used to poison being Psychic in the modern-day TCG to this day that I kept imagining an Eternatus card as such.
     
  12. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Or they'll do what they did to Babies and just stop printing them altogether. Something tells me we won't see pure Dragons again for a very long time.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2020
  13. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    Yo, @Water Pokémon Master , you forgot to mention in the article that within the Darkness Ablaze set, we will also be getting the cards from Eruption Walker.
     
  14. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    "As its name suggests, the set will be based on Eruption Walker featuring Centiskorch VMAX and Japan’s upcoming set World Down featuring Eternatus VMAX."
    It's there :p
     
  15. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
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    so since this comes out as the same day as worlds, it is highly likely that Worlds would be post rotation of TEU-RC
     
  16. Badolfob Aspiring Trainer
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    5 sets are being rotated out not just 4
     
  17. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Target has actually been selling these for every set starting with Team Up, and it looks like Walmart has finally started carrying them. They are currently selling for $4.99. I doubt they are going o be the same thing but if any company will charge an extra dollar for an extra five cents worth of cards, it would be Pokémon.
     
  18. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    Cool, this means we are getting closer to seeing the release of the holiday sets, which means Gold ReshiZard is coming to town!
     
  19. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Worlds was canceled
     
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  20. MtSilverHermit Aspiring Trainer
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    Still waiting until they announce Blastoise Vmax
     
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