Actual 25th Anniversary Set in Fall 2021, Other Products for 2021!

We can now reveal a 25th anniversary set will release in fall 2021! We’ve had its product listings for two months, but were asked to withhold posting a story until they appeared publicly online.

The set has several products listed with “25th” in the placeholder names. This include an Elite Trainer Box, a Premium Collection, a Collector’s Chest, a VMAX Figure Collection, Mini Tins, and two other boxes.

Whereas XY: Evolutions was a regular set, this set does not have any booster boxes or blister packs listed, which indicates it’s another special set. The products will release on October 8th. This is a month before SWSH 8, further indicating it’s a special set (TPCi wouldn’t release two regular sets next to each other).

We also have the release dates for the remaining sets in the year, some of which we posted before. SWSH 5 releases on March 19th, SWSH 6 releases on June 18th, SWSH 7 releases on August 27th, and SWSH 8 releases on November 12th. As stated earlier this year, our set schedule was going to go off the rails for 2021 and then return to a normal pattern for the August set.

These are other special products releasing later in 2021 (we posted the first half of the year a while ago):

  • August 6th: V Box
  • August 27th: VMAX Box
  • September 3rd: Fall V Tins
  • September 25th: V Box, Premium V Box, Casual Tins
  • October 8th: Battle Deck V
  • October 22nd: Tin Cube
  • October 28th: Starter Kit
  • November 12th: V Box, V League Battle Deck
  • November 19th: VMAX Box

As usual, all of this information is limited, preliminary, and subject to change.

What do you think the 25th anniversary set will include?! The first Pokemon set was released in Japan in October 1996. Whereas Shining Fates is to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise (like Generations), this special set will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TCG (like Evolutions).

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  1. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    It would’ve been good to make SwSh 8 the anniversary set like they did with XY12 and evolutions
     
  2. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    This is very interesting. When Evolutions came out, we had modern EXs reprinted in the old card style. However, if this new set is to reprint old style cards, I don't know how well Vs and VMAXs will translate into the old style; they may just keep the normal look they have now. I wouldn't be surprised at the prospect of more old style cards (perhaps a reprint of Neo cards), but I really don't know about this one!
     
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  3. I'm confused that everyone keeps comparing Pokemon 25 TCG to XY Evolutions which wasnt the 20th Anniversary set... Generations was the 20th Anniversary set. It even had 20th Branding... Evolutions didnt.

    XY Evo was released in the 20th Anniversary year but carried no Pokemon 20 Branding

    Generations also followed the special set rule of no booster boxes. Which makes more sense to mention
     
  4. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    If I recall right, the Player's Guide for the Evolutions ETB made mention of the fact that Evolutions was meant to celebrate the 20th anniversary as well!
     
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  5. thats fair enough then. I still find the comparisons to evo a bit odd though. We all know Generations was the 'Special' set.
     
  6. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    It's just wishful thinking, but I have been wanting a "reprint" of Neo Genesis, in the same vein as Evolutions. I would be ALL over that!!

    But perhaps a more realistic wish is just for all of the generations to be celebrated this time, not just the first one. There are over 700 Pokemon outside Gen 1.
     
  7. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Generations was to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise, Evolutions was to celebrate the TCG's anniversary.
    Shining Fates is to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise, this "25th" set is for the TCG's anniversary.

    Which means TCG nostalgia like Evolutions... I hope!
     
  8. Adam Johnston Aspiring Trainer
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    Evolutions was for the TCGs 20th anniversary whereas Generations was for the Pokémon franchise as a whole.
     
  9. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    WPM said it better than how I was thinking it, but yeah, that would be weird comparing Shining Fates to Evolutions. Two different things, though celebrated for similar reasons. Thus, others being confused, I guess.
     
  10. to be honest i dont think we should have got Shining Fates until next year because it doesnt fit with this years releases but meh... pokemon company want money lol
     
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  11. AshCo Breaking za law, breaking za world
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    I had a feeling there'd be something for the 25th Anniversary that wasn't Shining Fates, and it became more suspicious when that set had no mention of the 25th Anniversary, or its established branding like Generations did. I'm just wondering at this point what they're going to do...

    I'd love to see more old cards get done, something like the last three Base Set holos get reprinted; being Venusaur, Blastoise, and Alakazam-the last of which would be a great way to reintroduce Kadabra to the TCG. I know that, oh no, it's another Charizard! But hell, why not finally bring the CD Promo trio into English, with that gorgeous old Sugimori art? It'd be cool seeing anything old though-especially Neo-era cards, much as @Skeleton Liar and @JayMankey were saying. It feels like a pipe dream, but I think something like that is in the realm of possibility, and man would that be cool.

    I don't want to imagine that it'll be just sort of thrown together, like "Look guys! 25th Anniversary!" much like Generations felt like a sort of excuse to throw a couple things not yet released in English together, but... I can only hope they do something that works thematically to celebrate the TCG's legacy, rather than something sloppy. Anniversary stuff like this can be amazing for collectors, and I want to see something as such. Theming around Starters much as the box sets from Generations focused on Mythicals, or something. Stuff like that is really cool to me and I can only hope there's something like it.
     
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  12. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    Honestly, I agree with both of those statements. Two special sets on top of the regular four sets next year. Geez... But they know they're printing money. :rolleyes:
    Oh, gosh... Please have an actual theme for the 25th anniversary set. Not just another cobbled together set, pulling Gen 1 Pokemon reprints from various SwSh sets... Generations was fun at the time, and I still look back at it fondly, but my patience has been wearing thin with TPC's/TPCi's mindset that only Gen 1 matters. I don't think they'll pull a Generations with this, but I just hope they don't go for that again.
     
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  13. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Only Gens 1 through 4 matter. :p
     
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  14. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    [​IMG]
    --me if TPCi continues to short print sets while also letting scalpers run wild by the time this set releases
     
  15. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    "which indicates it’s another special set"

    Boooooooooooo
     
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  16. SpunkyBandy Aspiring Trainer
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    A figure collection box set?

    What is this Black and White?
     
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  17. Aces Aspiring Trainer
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    I’d imagine something more of the HF premium collection since its a VMAX collection... I wonder who it might be...

    hopefully not Charizard

    but who knows, that’s a big list of products
     
  18. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    If those leaked images of the English cards from a while back mean anything, it's that Charizard VMAX will remain in the set proper and will not be released as a promo! I can only imagine the scalper hellfire it would cause if it were a promo...
     
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  19. Shuppetwithagun Aspiring Trainer
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    I really hope we get another radiant collection. That was probably my favorite part of the black and white sets.
     
  20. kingboo64 Aspiring Trainer
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    A Neo/ex evolutions style set would be pretty nice to have, especially genesis and revelation. Plus even if the set sucks there’s always the Japanese promos that’ll be coming out.