‘Shocking Volt Tackle,’ Japan’s September Set!

Shocking Volt Tackle (仰天のボルテッカー) will be the name of Japan’s fourth main Sword & Shield set. The name was previously revealed through trademark listings.

The set will release on September 18th and feature 100 cards (excluding secret rares). Its mascot will be Gigantamax Pikachu. This means we should get a Pikachu V and Pikachu VMAX. The set will see the release of a “Pikachu Forest” deck box, card sleeves, and playmat.

A package will release the same day containing five booster packs of the set, a coin, and a holo promo. It will retail for 4,950 yen, or about $50. The package will be large in size.

Additionally, a “VMAX Special Set” will release on October 23rd. It will come with one of four Pokemon VMAX promos and three corresponding holo Energy. It will also include one booster pack of each Sword & Shield set for a total of eight booster packs. It will retail for 1,958 yen, or around $20.

Update (May 30th): The dummy pack artwork has been revealed!

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    FAT PIKACHU TIME
     
  2. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    Looks like lightining type will still be good post-rotation, assuming that we will get cards that will help them.
     
  3. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if eevee gmax will be in the set too?
     
  4. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    A june-september gap between set releases seems horrible, but I guess they are trying to accomodate for worldwide releases and also probably prevent any more pandemic losses.

    Edit: nevermind, it's a "main" set, meaning we are probably getting our middle set in August

    I find this kind of weird, because the weakness cycle should dictate a Fighting V to counter Eternatus, and by the point of this set's release Zarude will be 3 months old. I wonder which one will take precedence, if the Fighting support to complete the weakness cycle, or Grass support to aid Zarude.
     
  5. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    I actually tought that Pikachu VMAX could be a promo.
    But I wonder how good will this Pikachu will be...
     
  6. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Hmm, so sets themed around the DLC will probably coincide with the E block in December.
     
  7. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Will be a set with special cards in July I think. Don't remember. The one with new type of cards.
     
  8. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't think Japan has an August set. S3a Legendary Heartbeats is supposed to release July 10th. If I had to guess, I'd say they'll use Legendary Heartbeats as the basis for our 2020 mini set that releases September 18th.

    More than likely, our fourth Sword & Shield set will consist of S4 Shocking Volt Tackle and any unique cards that come out in the nine V Starter Decks that also release July 10th.
     
  9. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    June 5th - Infinity Zone (Main)
    July 10th - Legendary Heartbeat (Seasonal set)
    September 18th - Shocking Volt Tackle (Main)

    More than likely a gap in August there.

    August set - Infinity Zone and Explosive Walker
    October set - Legendary Heartbeat (seasonal set) + Any promos/starter deck V's ect.
    November - Shocking Volt Tackle and the mini set after that.

    Also if we don't get another special type energy in Infinity Zone (Spot 100 is open ..), then we'll get the remaining 4 in Legendary Heartbeat and our November set.
     
  10. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope so! It would be quite cool.

    Also, 23rd October! That’s my birthday, might order one
     
  11. Dillonzer Aspiring Trainer
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    Thank goodness I picked up my Boltund Vs already. I imagine with more Lightning Pokes they will go up.
     
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  12. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I do wonder if those four VMAX will be the Gigantamax versions of Sandaconda, Cinderace, Rillaboom and Inteleon that didn't appear in VMAX Rising? :O
     
  13. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Is this the main set if I'm not mistaken?
     
  14. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer
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    I don't see them reversing how they do the International sets with the November set. Our sets are typically the previous mini set and the following main set. That would have made it S3a Legendary Heartbeats and S4 Shocking Volt Tackle, yet it's very likely that S3a will be the basis for the 2020 mini set.

    On the flip side, I think we'll see enough new cards from the 9 V Starter decks to make up the gap for our November set. If we look at the previous V Starter decks, each deck had a list of roughly 23 unique cards and each list had 6-8 *new* cards that have been added to our set's list. With that average, we can pretty safely assume that we're looking at 54-72 new cards from these decks, which wouldn't be crazy when compared with the size of the mini sets. Additionally, we'll see some of the secret rare cards from S4 added to that number (their full arts are counted normally in International sets, but are secret rares in Japan) as well as a few promos, so we'll probably have roughly 190 cards in the set.
     
  15. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Anyone else curious about that "large" package? Its awfully expensive for what it's supposed to contain.

    Secret Chubbychu plush?
     
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  16. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
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  17. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Sure, I can believe the starter sets will make up Nov set, perhaps it won't be a huge set like what we're used to. I'd be shocked if Legendary Heartbeat wasn't it's own thing in English tho, we always have a special seasonal set now around October ish.
     
  18. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, I also stated that I thought S3a Legendary Heartbeats was going to be the basis of our September miniset (the one that releases September 18th).

    Eh, 190 isn't really that short of what we're used to. 20 cards difference? It's really not a big difference. A smaller set, to be sure, but Crimson Invasion was also a fairly small set when compared with what came out around it (CIN was 124, BUS was 169, and UPR was 173).
     
  19. arulz THE SEEKER
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    Piiiiii
     
  20. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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